*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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  1. cn555ic

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    I will
    Post that info later when I get home
     
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    I posted a pic on January 10th. It was a gaming session of Assassin Creed Odessey Ultra setting and resolution modifier of 120% at 2560x1440

    Here is the pic of HWinfo, although it wasn’t too long of idle after I finished gaming. Maybe 15-20 seconds of gaming.

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    Hmm. Thanx.

    Please can you send similar screenshot to this? I need to see minimum voltages after idle (nothing open would be best). When you have time.

    In my screenshot I have stuff open, but normally it drops to 0.520 V after idle.

    It is possible they lowered minimum safe voltage threshold in Bios (if such thing exists LOL).

    If you see much under 0.520V, then this is the case why it is possible to undervolt more.
    This could be a big thing !!!

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    No it’s not lower.

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    It should drop to 0.5XX V not 0.83X V. Your battery life would be affected if you can't get it to drop lower during idle. Unless I'm not looking at the last few posts right?
     
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    Not sure why mine is higher than normal. I won’t even dig into as the laptop runs fine and I don’t use it all that much not plugged into outlet.
     
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    Good! so can they go and fix my 1050ti's inability to boost 3.0 already lol.
     
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    So it turns out that if you have battery set to Best performance when plugged into outlet, the voltage is higher like shown on mine.

    Setting it To the middle in power mode drops idle volts to 0.570. BEB56B3F-4878-49A3-A65F-6316A7CF8479.jpeg
     
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    @cn555ic Thank you for pointing out that CPU can under-volt more since Bioe 1.5.0 !!!!


    I got processor, cache, Intel GPU and iGPU unslice all to -0.1367V instead of (previously stable) -0.1299V while on speedshift EPP 64.

    I will go for more maybe later, but -1.436V was crashig on exit with AIDA 64, and also on every game exit I got 'weed exception kernel need to restart' BSOD.

    It should be possible to go a bit lower with Speedstep as per my and Net. experience.
     
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    My 3 days old 970 PRO 1 TB was running hot (up to 70C during basic tasks, 80C+ on ATTO) so I took a brutal action last night.

    Result: ATTO pushes now controller temperatures to 62C max. games 55-58C on the controller. Memory is always 10C below controller temperature so no problems there.


    1. I took out plastic from back-plate .... (red rectangle). Dell makes the black plastic out of diamond powder for sure.

    2. Placed multiple sheets of aluminium tape (about 30 precisely cut and pressed).... (blue rectangle)

    3. Removed all stickers from SSD (except for naked sheet of copper which is on the bottom side of SSD under a sticker too)

    4. Placed 1mm Gelid thermal pad on the bottom of SSD so it touches chassis copper plate.

    5. Placed 0.5 mm Gelid thermal pad on the top of SSD to transfer heat to the chassis and isolate from electric currents (short circuits)

    6. The aluminium tape after being stacked should protrude 1-2 mm above the black plastic frame to achieve contact with SSD

    7. After attaching the bottom cover there is a slight bump which gets hot when SSD is under load..naturally

    This could be also a solution for people having original SSD heat-sinks, but even they have limited cooling capacity and height in laptops. If such heat-sink touches back-plate, controller never gets to 70C (throttling temperature). Removing the plastic gets you 3 mm extra height for heat-sink.


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