Alienware Area-51m R2 Review by Spartan

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Spartan@HIDevolution, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. jpowell490

    jpowell490 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thank you. Mine arrived 8 days after I ordered it. I received it 2 days ago and guess what? DEAD PIXEL....... I'm super pissed. Guess this one's going back. So frustrating.
     
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    liviu2007 Notebook Guru

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    mine has 1 pixel dead aswell! but i dont send it back just for that! a pixel can die at any time.
    i have delided my cpu and liquid metal it and copper die!
    allot better temps! loving it now:D
     
  3. etern4l

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    That used to be the case 20 years ago. Dead pixels are quite rare in modern displays. I haven't see or had one in ages. It's just another damning piece of evidence on the state of Dell's QC.
     
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  4. jpowell490

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    Agree completely on the lack of QC. No way in hell I will accept a brand new laptop with a dead pixel. That is unacceptable. Going to call it chat then today. I'm almost disgusted enough to return and change brands.

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  5. liviu2007

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    did you test temperatures on it? i would take 5GHZ with good temps over 1 pixel! thats just my opinion.
    i do use a monitor anyway on my setup.
    plus you only see the pixel if is bright white and if you know where it is!
    happy new year btw:D
     
  6. jpowell490

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    Temperatures have 0 to do with a bad pixel. Temperatures are easily fixed via repasting or under voting. I have the K CPU. You would have to be touched to accept a 3k laptop with a bad pixel. Man, send that thing back, you deserve a perfect, new laptop that you bought.

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    b.kolev Notebook Guru

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    What CPU do you have? What did you use for relidding the copper ihs - locktite? What temps do you have on 5ghz?
     
  8. liviu2007

    liviu2007 Notebook Guru

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    ive got i9 10900k
    rtx2080super
    32gb ddr4 3200mhz ram

    relidded with liquid metal
    copper ihs
    and liguid metal on top of ihs for cooling
    gelid extreme for gpu
    all tools from rockit
    i used t8000 glue to seal and i used just 4 little dots on corner to hold until ive put it back into laptop and clamp it!

    5ghz all cores with -125mv undervolt full speed fans cynebench r20 score 6381 max temps 87!

    ive been running it with -100mv for a day now and is really stable even on idle.
    i have unninstalled hid event filter and no crashes since that **** program!
    very happy so far!
    :D
    not too bad for my 1st delliding:D
     
  9. jpowell490

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    Why would you delid a processor only to go and undervolt it?

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  10. liviu2007

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    why not? it performs spot on! :D
     
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