01-28-2017 01:33 PM
Forget Alienware been there and also disapointed ,I found most OC freindly to be MSI before I bought OMEN X I had and still have msi GT72 2QE Dominator Pro and from MSI right on spot OCing with developed tools by MSI and the support is awesome , I was caught up by the OMEN X design and OK it is a powerfull machine but HP sux same way likeAlienware actualy more as ALIENWARE atleast support OCing in some regard however ...boy!! they are sloooooooooooooooow in developing drivers , tools , updating and very soon your TOP GEAR feels outdated and without support .
01-28-2017 01:38 PM - edited 01-28-2017 01:38 PM
I put too much trust into HP when buying this thing. HP is known for hiding details and restricting users. I assumed with such a "epic" gaming machine made for enthusiasts, they would give people the freedom to do as they please with their machine. But apparently not, they're stuck to their old ways.
02-18-2017 06:54 PM
I thought I would chime in and also say that you are limited in overclocking on these machines simply with thermal limits.
A unless you use software like fan speed, you cannot control the fans via BIOS. I have the 900-071a which comes with 2x GTX1080s and the way the set up the CPU watercooling AIO runs at about 80c+ under load, you will not get better thermals unless you completely replace the AIO watercooling unit to one that can handle the temp coming out of their machine.
And as such will void your warranty. So in terms of overclocking, you are limited by the BIOS (the Omen X has zero overclocking features on the BIOS at all) and you are limited with the hardware that comes with the unit.
I am considering gutting my Omen X and using the components that are good ( HDD's / GFX cards / CPU ) and just rebuilding a new PC.
To be honest I personally think it is a clear cut case of false advertising from HP. Stating you can overclock their machines when absolutely everything works against you. Warranty voiding, lack of support, lack of proper hardware and a Bios with zero tweaking options.
02-18-2017 07:47 PM
2 mayor tasks for Omen team:
1. Develop more OC friendly bios with voltage and fan control
2. Develop a proper advanced Omen Control panel with software OC capabilities , fan control , led control, monitoring and on screen display capabilities, with profiles that can be added to specific app , desktop or game .
However Im mot sure they actualy paing attention to all of this .
02-18-2017 07:50 PM
It's HP, they have no business in gaming. I wish some other company owned Voodoo, maybe AMD? I don't know who should have it, thought team red was fitting for it. One thing I do know is, HP should not have Voodoo, imo they're ruining Voodoo.
02-18-2017 08:02 PM
02-19-2017 04:01 AM
Aiming for 4.6-4.8GHZ but we will see what is stable.
Will let you know how I go.
Btw for any omen x owner. Please for the love of god invest in a good static pressure fans. I replaced mine with corsair S120 performance editions. Still have no control over the speed I. BIOS and it looks like they only run at 900~1000rpm. And no where near the max of 2350rpm. That being said it is nice and quiet.
I am going for the NZXT Kraken as you can control the fans with the CAN software completely seperate from the PWM controls of the motherboard (or lack there of). So it allows more freedom for overclocking or at least getting decent thermals.
02-19-2017 04:17 AM
in theory the aseteck should do the job just fine **bleep** they messed up its beyond my understnding . Actualy... they set the fan values to low , the trashold temp to high and no control over the fan's , BOLL0X !
02-19-2017 04:26 AM