*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. propeldragon

    propeldragon Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes lol

    Classic Dell!
     
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  2. Kuro Kensei

    Kuro Kensei Notebook Consultant

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    Ok, I gave it another try:

    1. Disconnected the BIOS/CMOS battery along with the main battery
    2. Pressed and held the power button for over 40 sec

    No go, the new RAM isn't compatible, not with the latest BIOS at least. Maybe I should try an older version?

    Additionally, I've replaced my killer wifi card with a 9260. Never again will I be getting a killer card. I should have read some feedback on these forums before touching it. Not only I had random disconnects (with and without the killer software), but also just discovered how bad their QC is. The male antenna connectors broke off so easily, even though I was super gentle (have replaced hundreds of WiFi cards in the last 20 years of IT). Had to use a needle to remove the stuck rings from the female connectors on the wires. Pretty happy with the result so far. Not sure if the 9260 is faster, but it's the stability I'm looking for.
     
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    c69k Notebook Deity

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    Be very careful with going back to older Bioses. It might brick your laptop to a point that you will need a new motherboard.

    If i were you I would return the sticks and get the 2666 ones.

    Look. Guaranteed to work already 3 months without a single problem.

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  4. Kuro Kensei

    Kuro Kensei Notebook Consultant

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    Yours is 7700 not 6700. That's one generation newer than mine. I'd like to see a 6700 system using this or any 32GB ram.
     
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  5. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    6700HQ can handle upto 2666Mhz with eyes closed because I check Intel NUC compatibility list. Max 32GB 2667MHz or 16GB 2800-3000MHz using GSkill Ripjaws sticks.
     
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    Kuro Kensei Notebook Consultant

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  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Doesn't really matter if the MB is low end or not hold good enough quality. Aka not good enough traces and paths on MB.
     
  8. jace888au

    jace888au Notebook Geek

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    Hey guys do you know if a double sided m2 SSD will fit in the Alienware 13R3? I really want to add a 2TB SSD such as the Samsung 970 Evo or Intel 760p but was worried double sided m2 SSDs won’t fit.

    I read that in some ultrathins, they struggle to fit without bending a bit so was wondering anyone else tried.


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  9. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Skip the Samsung single 32GB it won't work. Only 16GB works on dell/aw. Crucial 2667Mhz works fine, if you manage to find Samsung 16GB DDR4 SODIMM cheaper then get that otherwise choose Crucial because they switched to 1y DRAM like Sammy. Even SK Hynix has moved to new node in '18 Q1. Make sure manufacturing date is after 2018 for crucial/micron and SK Hynix. Sammy already were on top in 2017 with 1y dram. Loose timings are best for Alienwares or Dell, not very loose say 20-25 but 16/17 is good enough for 2667MHz.
     
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  10. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think only single sided works.
     
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