Originally Posted by Tanker-X
Hykster, I wish i never got the damn Ati. I also had an Ati 9800 XT in my desktop, I sold it and got a Nvidia 6800 Ultra OC. It rocks. I'm done with Ati.
I was just dropping by the forums and noticed that you fonally got resolution on your video issue by swapping out to an Nvidia. I'm glad your up and running. Unfortunately for me, even though the video freezing issues were resolved upon the video card swap out, the laptop screen would flicker contstantly after about 45 min. of use. I returned my Alienware 51-m and told them that they could either refund my money without the restocking fee and let me buy a desktop or keep their restocking fee and I'd take my business elsewhere.
They chose to make $5k off me instead of $500 and now I'm playing the waiting game all over again. After returning my laptop via FedEX 3 Day service to them they received it on 8/5. They entered it into their system on 8/11 and now I have to wait between 10-15 business days (approx Sept. 1) from the date it was entered into their system for a credit memo to be issued to the bank, since I purchased it with my AW credit card. Once the credit memo is issued and my credit is freed up then they will begin the process of building my desktop machine which will probably take about 4 weeks to build and ship out to me. I ordered an Alienware in mid June and I'll finally have a working AW system in October... fun, fun fun.