*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Drinky

    Drinky Notebook Consultant

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    I can do +700 on the memory with my GTX1060. I have Hynix ram. I haven't tried +800 yet but I know it crashes on +900
     
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    jordan114725 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I'll try that out. I was unable to find an OLED model with a GTX 1060 for a reasonable price (the ones being sold were all 1050ti) so I had to get a model with the 1080p panel. Wish I could have found an OLED model.
     
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    The 1080P panel is good enough. It's no OLED sure, but it's also not a bad IPS screen and I like the fact that it's a matte screen with no glare.
     
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    The 1080 IPS model with a GTX 1060, 512 SSD and 16GB Ram was $1649, the only OLED model I saw for sale was identically spec'd other than screen and cost$ 2699.
    Thanks, I copied your values and they seem to work fine.
     
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    shutterbc Notebook Guru

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    Whoa. Where are you located? That seems an awfully high price for OLED.
     
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    jordan114725 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I live in Des Moines, Iowa but I bought it online. The Dell website does not stock any models with a GTX1060 anymore and I purchased mine on Amazon. That OLED price was also on amazon.

    I noticed a problem where I get huge temporary FPS drops on battery power. The FPS will be stable with the GPU around 1250mhz, but then it will attempt to boost the GPU clock to ~1750mhz, exceed the battery power TDP, and be forced to clock down again resulting in about 5s of having 20fps. Anyone know how I can fix that?
     
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    Drinky Notebook Consultant

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    Don't game on the battery. The laptop (and every other gaming laptop) is not made for that. It will degrade your battery very quickly and you will get about 1 hour of gaming max with poor FPS. I believe that the fps is automatically limited to 30fps when on battery.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Valid point. And another thing to note is, recent driver update throttle FPS to crap if temps cross above 70C on battery. Be it CPU,GPU or PCH (whichever reaches first).
     
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    You are welcome. I forgot to add that I launch Throttlestop manually after every system re-start to turn Speedshift ON and then I close it.
     
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    shutterbc Notebook Guru

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    Well it's entirely possible it's a driver issue, but if so I'm one weird edge case that hasn't been solved in over a year across multiple driver updates.

    I'm going back to isolating variables. Here begins at least a week of running without the external monitor...
     
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