Alienware Area-51m R2 Review by Spartan

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  1. jpowell490

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    Delidding is for over clocking and to make is a bit cooler for over locking. Undervolt slows it down. So it was useless to delid.

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    Both will reduce heat, both stock or oc’d.
     
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    Yes I know, but why delid it and then undervolt it to slow it down? Just doesn't make a lot of sense when undervolting would accomplish the same thing.

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    Lower heat means you'll get less noise. Aka the fans won't kick in so often (some prefer quiet machines in etc the office). And lower Cpu temp can sometimes mean you can run with even higher undervolt. You can gain up to 9C lower temp with delidding. See... A gain for those who cripple the clock speed in same way as it will be a gain for the overclockers.
     
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    Just don't see the purpose outside of trying to get the most performance for a competition or something. There isn't a game or anything else out that can take full advantage of the processor get. Personal preference I suppose and I'm fine with that.

    I still think he should have returned a new laptop with a dead pixel. That's not a good thing. If he's ok with it then, whatever.

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  6. liviu2007

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    what a negative guy you are! christ
     
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    Not negative, just not a tard

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  8. etern4l

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    Well, the idea is to bring voltage and thus heat down as much as possible while maintaining clock/performance target. This popular strategy confers a couple of appealing benefits:
    * Improved performance / OC potential if thermal throttling is involved
    * Reduced risk of component failure
    * Lower energy utilization
    * Increased user comfort (e.g. lower fan noise)

    Note that people often manage to undervolt and OC at the same time, therefore you don't necessarily slow anything down. It's just about finding the lowest possible voltage that works at the desired performance level.
     
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    undervolt do wonders on a lot of area, it isn't necessary slower.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Maybe he was referring to skewed results after undervolting which intel fixed with microcode.
     
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