*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R1/R2 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. cavell219

    cavell219 Notebook Evangelist

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    Just got off the phone with Dell. Man was that a long call... after multiple driver installs and BSODs/freezes... they are sending a new motherboard, unfortunately with a technician lol... leveraging my comp E degree didn't help to have them let me install myself haha...

    I have a sinking feeling the mobo will either have wrong processor or gfx card.... I hope not though lol
     
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  2. sirleeofroy

    sirleeofroy Notebook Evangelist

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    Good luck, I hope you don't get a tool of a technician!
     
  3. skunk1

    skunk1 Notebook Consultant

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    this is what i dread!!!

    just blown the BIOS on my AW15 with the 1.2.7. update people.... crashed @ 87%

    no way to repair!!, DELL want to send someone out to replace my board... I KNOW it wont OC anywhere near what this one did, and itll probably leave me with an undetected GPU....BLOODY DELL:mad:

    anyone know if i can replace BIOS chips on these boards..??? DO NOT want to surrender my perfectly working HW due to a bad flash.
     
  4. Papusan

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

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    So it is with BGA;). One of the reason that socket hardware is prefered. Hope you are lucky with the next chip.
    This will maybe not work on new Aw Echo model with Skylake? http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/bios-flash-issue.778528/#post-10051222
     
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  5. A-leo

    A-leo Notebook Guru

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    i felt that my cpu holding back gpu
    this laptop used shared cooling which is suck cause my hotwell lol,

    i tested 3 hours of assasin creed syndicate, it blow my 3.1 ghz cpu to 80 c!!! even after repaste!!!! and my oced gpu even without repaste still hold 73 c!! i know half of the heat is from shared cpu temps.
    flaw cooling design but better components really can be a bottleneck on this particular model but i cant complain to ask for refund lol.
    not to mention crappy driver from nvidia especially 359.06 the game optimization driver so i have to live with 30ish fps on 353.62 driver.
    sooooo many bottleneck.
     
  6. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    The cooling is fine. The thing is the fan's do not spin up very fast by design to keep the fan noise low. If you make a custom fan profile in hwinfo you can get the temps down to 65c on gpu and 75c on cpu. 80c is by the way a good temp for a laptop. MSI, Gigabyte, Razer with a bit thinner machines run in the 90c's.
     
  7. A-leo

    A-leo Notebook Guru

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    how to create custom fan?
    but i locked multiplier to 31x on throtllestop. i am expecting 70 at max esp after repaste even though its only mx4.
    i know this is the longest life laptop that i ever had, 1 year is record for me without needing a mother board replacement because of excessive heat that causing failed cpu/gpu lol
     
  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    There is a tutorial somewhere within this subforum. Currently on a cellphone so i cant find it easily.

    Mx4 isnt the best paste though but your temps seems to be fine. Similar to mine.
     
  9. con4n007

    con4n007 Notebook Guru

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    How do you actually crash the bios update ?
    Even if the adaptor is suddenly broken, the battery is gonna back it up straight away, right ?

    Anyway i downgrade from 1.2.7 to 1.2.3.
    1.2.7 doesnt seem to like my evo850 m.2, the hdd light is flashing everytime i turn on the laptop for like half a minute before it proceed to windows
     
  10. dsigala

    dsigala Notebook Enthusiast

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    good luck getting the motherboard replaced by dell.. 2 week back order on the parts.

    they're replacing mine because of the 7-beeps issue.
     
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