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

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

  1. Punisher5.0

    Punisher5.0 Notebook Geek

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    I have the same computer and I find 1080p on the screen to be very sharp. I game with an external monitor now a days and it definitely outputs the dgpu thru the HDMI port.
     
  2. Johndill

    Johndill Notebook Consultant

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    I got my AW15R1 bios unlocked and tried the thermal configuration settings but they did nothing for me, I changed the active points to around 39°C (or 32°C, whatever the preset number was) but it made no difference. Did I not use it correctly or are those options just not working for my model?
     
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    judal57 Notebook Deity

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    active point is throttling, passive is FAN start point
    edit: dont forget to have the Intel thermal framework driver installed ( from Dell)
     
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    Johndill Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks, I'll check for the driver.

    Could you explain to me how it works and what is TC1, TC2 and TCP and how do they work?
     
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    Ivan Herrera Newbie

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    PopeJamal Notebook Consultant

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    I noticed a while ago that there APPEARS to be at least one additional M.2 slot hidden under the plastic cover on the bottom of the AW15R2. Has anyone ever tested these to see if they're active? :
    Alienware15R2-ExtraM2.png
    Looking around on the internet, I was able to find these board images that appear to confirm the existence of TWO additional slots:
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    and this one:
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    Anyone have any info on these two mystery slots?

    Thanks!
     
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    Dell went cheapo and re-used same MB for both the Aw 15 and AW 17. I expect they should work. Most likely same firmware as well.
     
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  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I don't have it at all! Only 2xM.2 SSD.
     
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    ive seen one of my old R2 set had this, only the first rev of 15R2 and 17R3, quick after all the mobo i got had no extra slots, and most R1s have the same 4 set config hidden under, ive tried to use it, one port does work but you have to have a custom bottom base, like the one i made, i removed HDD, just to add another set of JBL sub and tried with a 17R3 IO port with sub port on it. for some reason i left that project and that bottom base.. the output is maxed to 2W and 5ohms or something i guess
     
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  10. gorets555

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    After may update my laptop freezes randomly. Clean installation didn't help. Could you help me?
     
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