*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by katalin_2003, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. simonkee51

    simonkee51 Notebook Guru

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    Easy stable overclock results from a couple of weeks ago on mine (and good temps). Cant tell any difference whilst gaming from the stock (9600ish results) with CPU undervolted to -0.0140.


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  2. s4lem0nsen

    s4lem0nsen Notebook Consultant

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    Well my 960 evo have the controller upwards against the bottom panel so I decided to use fujipoly and a 20x20x1mm copper shim against the bottom panel. But what you are sugesting should work great if you add the fujipoly around the ssd. Though im not entirely sure it will fit, the thickness of the shim and the pad might be too much...

    Edit: There is some small plastic clips in the bottom cover you can press the copper shim in between, worked great on my laptop, there is a little offset but i used a strip of pad over the whole SSD. So as long as it presses against the fujipoly pad it works great.
     
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    Lucky you....maybe we should all order future machines through you!!! :)



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    Gerald Notebook Enthusiast

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    Gotcha. I thought you meant you had the shim under the ssd in the tray. I will probably just end up doing what you did with the shim attached/ taped to the bottom panel and the fujipoly on the ssd controllers.

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  5. ERdiesel

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    Question for all you tinkerers and modders....do you ALWAYS disconnect the battery and ground the computer (hold down power button for 5 secs) when you open up the computer to do simple things like put in RAM or new SSD? I would imagine you would need to do this for a repaste but is it really needed for ram/ssd swaps as a matter of best practice too?


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  6. simonkee51

    simonkee51 Notebook Guru

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    I just disconnected the battery (to install SSD and RAM). What does the service manual on Dell site say?
     
  7. sisqo_uk

    sisqo_uk Notebook Deity

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    I'd prob give the battery some time but a technician comes out unless you can persuade dell you can do it your self.
    My battery came with 2% out the box. Thought it was a good one. It's already 6% wear and only cycled down once or twice. So I'll let it settle.


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  8. ERdiesel

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    My old skylake came with 2% wear and new Kaby lake came with 5% wear.

    I have quite a few machines across multiple manufacturers (Apple macbooks, surface, etc) and NONE of them ever came with any wear.

    AW should be embarrassed with this 2-5% wear out of the box is their new normal crap.




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    My ssd is NVMe CX2-GB1024-Q11 N




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    Re-ran firestrike on Kaby lake and score was 9893 stock with physics 10633, graphics 11693, combined 4381

    No tinkering other than disabling crap services here and there



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