*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. IllusiveMan

    IllusiveMan Notebook Geek

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    From what I know, these copper heatsinks made at some CNC would not have lapping and will come with a really mirror flat surface which is not fine assuming that both CPU and GPU dies are convex.
    And this lapping is really making a huge difference in thermals.
    Have someone asked that seller about this?
     
  2. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Will ask @Striker1234 when he comes around end of the week.
     
  3. Pazzazuu

    Pazzazuu Notebook Consultant

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    Id consider it, if it works...but $200 is quite a lot and my temps are not unbearable
     
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    sn00ka Notebook Enthusiast

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    Agreed. A full installation and review of the product would put my mind at ease.
     
  5. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Make that 5.

    None of that is going to matter unless the fans are higher cfm rated.
     
  7. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Will do. And agree with you, ~10 cfm would be really great. Tried to find other fan models from other version of alienware, but so far non would fit.
     
  8. IllusiveMan

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    Another thing is to also open the 4th side of cooling (gpu side) and add the heatpipe to it. It wont be hard to drill the case, and having 3 full length heatpipes will add a extra cooling performance.
    Why would dell just do that design and keep it unused??
     
  9. Pazzazuu

    Pazzazuu Notebook Consultant

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    If they designed it and didnt use it then I woul imagien that either:

    1) they could get acceptable cooling (and by that I mean sub-90s) in their engineering models with the version that we have, and the version that we have is cheaper to produce

    Or 2) It doesnt work

    I imagine its number 1 tho
     
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