*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Newbie

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    in my situation (temps reaching 93 degree celsiuis, peak 97) dell changed the heatsink.
     
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  2. Gabri

    Gabri Notebook Guru

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    But tgere could be a damage or it's just something uncomfortable (...or both)?

    Sorry if my questions are maybe stupid, but I'm not good with notebook hardware's issues :)
     
  3. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Never.
    You should call dell and ask for heatsink replacement and tell the tech to use your thermal paste (Example: Kryonaut, Coolermaster maker gel nano,phobya nanogrease, gelid extreme etc..)
     
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  4. Drinky

    Drinky Notebook Consultant

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    I've gotten my Intel 9260 in the mail. Initial results: better ping by over 100% and similar download speeds. Link connection went from 300mbps to 144mbps even though I'm getting the full 5 signal bars. Will test it out a bit.

    Tip for people trying the same: download the drivers before you make the swap. I realized this only after I put in the new card and couldn't go online because I didn't have the drivers lol
     
  5. Drinky

    Drinky Notebook Consultant

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    Maybe not your issue, but I was getting BSOD's when gaming for a long time with my new 13R3. Thought it was something driver related but it turned out to be a faulty GTX 1060 chip. After motherboard replacement the issue went away.

    90C under load with -100mV doesn't seem right to me. Do keep into account your ambient temps though. During the winter I was getting lower temps than right now with 30C+ weather.
     
  6. Gabri

    Gabri Notebook Guru

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    Thanks. I think I'll try again with more long game sessions. Since I got not games, I thought to download some demos from Steam. Any suggestion?
     
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  7. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Unigine superposition, Heaven, 3dmark.
     
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    Ihtfp06 Notebook Guru

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    I’m trying to get Netflix HDR to work and I can’t install the OLED panel driver on the Dell site (1.0.0 A01). Instead my system has 1.0.0.7 which, strangely enough, seems to be older. Anyone know of anything I can do?


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  9. alberty

    alberty Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you guys still recommend today aw13 oled with 7700hq 1060 etc for future proof for 1600euro? Thanks
     
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  10. Lawrenzza

    Lawrenzza Notebook Enthusiast

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    im having this love hate relationship with my 13r3... the screen is beautiful, performance is top notch. but i still have this desire in me wishing this laptop supports active touch pen (it's just a pain in the ass not to be able to use after coughing up so much for this device)

    on top of that. the battery performance is killing me. even after i selected power saving mode, change to the use of intel graphics, it barely last for only 2-3 hours. which is killing the main idea behind getting a laptop is for it's portability. (do you guys recommend undervolting?? does it really increases the battery perfomance by alot?)
     
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