*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. mrnotwo

    mrnotwo Notebook Enthusiast

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    I didn't really care about the wear level so I didn't do anything special. I figured if it gets very bad, I'll just warranty it later in the year.
     
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    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    wondering if any of your techies could help me out here:

    so i've been getting horrendous 18MB/s speeds when transferring large (1GB<) files between external hard drives. sometimes when i'm lucky, the speeds start out around 60-70MB/s then quickly drop down to 18MB/s. the fact that it always maintains 18MB/s suggests it's being throttled in some way. the hard drives definitely support 3.0

    i've checked that the intel usb 3.0 extensible host controller is installed in device manager. what else can i do from here?
     
  3. canoekoh

    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    Is this an example of oled burn-in?

    I noticed my aw13 panel was brighter ins the bottom mid-right area than other places and decided to do a backlight-bleed test and this is what i got.

    but oled panels can't have backlight bleed though right?
     

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    abbeykurt Newbie

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    I was under the impression the oled screen was 400 nits and nearly covered 100% adobe rgb but notebookcheck article says otherwise. Still a beautiful screen though.
     
  5. Swunder

    Swunder Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered my 13 last night (again). This time instead of the outlet, I managed to snag a brand new one with 7700k/8GB/256GB/OLED for $1293 after cash back and discover deals. Have to wait a month but I know OLED is well worth it.

    Kept the Killer 1435, probably going to switch it to Intel anyway if I notice any issues. The month wait gives me time to hunt down DDR4 and M.2 SSD deals :D
     
  6. TheChang

    TheChang Notebook Guru

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    What brand/type of SSD do you have? I have a toshiba, also feeling slow.

    Sent from my STV100-1 using Tapatalk
     
  7. canoekoh

    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    i just have the default 256gb toshiba from dell
     
  8. canoekoh

    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    then if that were the case,

    wouldn't it NOT matter whether one gets a 2tb samsung 960 pro or two 1TB samsung 960 pros?
     
  9. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    That is not Burn-in. Burn in is the opposite, darker lines/artifacts are present (OLED pixels that loose brightness).

    That very much looks like light bleed. You sure you have an OLED panel?
     
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  10. canoekoh

    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    yup, oled panel without a doubt. really weird this is happening to an oled-panel though...i guess i'll have to get the panel replaced.
     
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