cookinwitdiesel's Recent Activity

  1. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R3 Owner's Lounge.

    This is where I am not sure. I have very limited experience swapping screens on laptops - did it once when I was told exactly what panel...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM
  2. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R3 Owner's Lounge.

    I cannot speak to the 30-pin to 40-pin issue, not well versed in it. But what I have gathered is that G-Sync and Non-G-Sync are 2...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 12:38 PM
  3. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    I got this laptop early December 2016 (ordered on Black Friday). Have never had a hick-up since then. Have not seen or heard of PCH...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 12:12 PM
  4. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    You don't need thermal pads over the NAND chips, really just over the controller. The pads do not absorb much heat, they are just to...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 12:11 PM
  5. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    I would not fret about the PCH temps honestly. In my AW there is literally NOTHING cooling it. The PCH is largely just a switch routing...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM
  6. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R3 Owner's Lounge.

    Not true. To access the eDP cable is actually pretty easy. 1) Remove back cover 2) unscrew 2 screws on back of laptop holding that IO...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  7. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    If you don't compare Diablo 2 to Diablo 3, D3 is a fun game. Not like D1 and D2 had much in common either but people forget that. I have...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:42 AM
  8. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17).

    A desktop will probably be the best long term solution with the best user experience. My experience with a TB3 eGPU on my AW 15 was NOT...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:35 AM
  9. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17).

    As far as the OS knows it is just a GPU connected over PCIe x4 same as if it was internal off the motherboard. Should be fine for CUDA...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 7:36 PM
  10. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread *OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R3 Owner's Lounge.

    UHD does need 40-pin eDP. I have the IPS non-GSYNC model they were selling in late 2016. The color accuracy leaves some to be desired...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 1:41 PM
  11. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    I would do new unit in store or refund. No reason to roll the dice with a brand new $2700 laptop on a repair.

    Jun 15, 2018 at 11:13 AM
  12. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    Take a Torx T5 screw driver with you and see if they have a replacement unit in stock at the store. If they do, swap the SSD and you are...

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:54 PM
  13. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Alienware 15R3 w/a AGA vs. an Aurora R5 3DMark Results using the same Graphics Card.

    Interesting findings on the performance, makes me feel pretty good about retiring my desktop and going all laptop :)

    Jun 14, 2018 at 3:51 PM
  14. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge.

    And that is a taste of why people say to avoid Razer Customer Support at all costs. And a part of why my 2 blades were bought at MS...

    Jun 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM
  15. cookinwitdiesel replied to the thread AW 15 R3 Screen Upgrade options (non G-Sync).

    Well, I boldly decided to try the screen swap just because I could. It was very easy to remove the Razer Blade 15.6" lid completely and...

    Jun 14, 2018 at 12:34 AM