OK, so how do I get the bigger PSU??

forbegos

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I've been reading a lot of posts on the correct or incorrect power supply provided with the new Alienware 17 R2. I bought mine at my local Microcenter and it came with the 180 power supply. Question is, how do I get the seemed correct PSU of over 200watts??? Is this something I can ask DELL for??

Thanks for any help!
 

forbegos

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Question is? What is the difference in performance if any with the new PSU? What was the problem with the 180 watts? My computer ran without issues with the smaller PSU and I wouldn't have known it was the wrong except for the forums.
 

thegh0sts

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180w doesn't provide enough to power the GPU and when the GPU uses too much it causes the CPU to throttle.
 
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