*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R4 Owner's Lounge

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  1. charging_krogan

    charging_krogan Newbie

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    I was gonna buy the 15 R4 and return my 17 R4. But after reading about all the thermal issues on the new 15 I think I'll hang onto the 17.

    I "only" have a 7700hq but at least it has reasonable thermals. I did a stress test with very bad airflow (system was flat on the table) and the highest temp I got was 86C. But all cores stay below 60C during everyday use.
     
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    rogsh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone! I'm super happy with my AW 15 R4 (8750H, 1060), however I have noticed something interesting and would like to see if it's the same in your systems.

    My proceesor never goes abover 3.9ghz. I have set the multipliers to 41 in Throttlestop, but the multiplier remains at 39 max during Cinebench test for example. ¿Shouldn't it be able to go up to 4.1ghz? I have also tried the TS Bench with 4 threads, and the result is the same, it won't go above 39. Is this normal or at least the same in your laptops?

    Thanks a lot
     
  3. jtravapd8578

    jtravapd8578 Notebook Consultant

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    I haven’t had any thermal issues at all. I even set my fan curves extra low with hwinfo and even during gaming they barely fire up. I was expecting a hot chip since the i9 -8950 is a 6 core but for whatever reason it’s been fine. I have been running it stock as well as my 1080 with a +200 overclock. The i9 says boost 3.0 on the i9 is supposed to hit 5GHZ on the two best cores but highest I’ve seen the i9 go was 4.8ghz without me touching anything .

    Mind you I am using HWINFO . With aggressive fan speeds. I recommend everyone using it. Anyone who has owned a alineware 18 it was a must to use now with the 15 it just kicks ass.
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i7-8750H-SoC.275944.0.html
     
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  5. corinthos

    corinthos Newbie

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    I foolishly tried to pull out my Alienware r2's lovely 4K Sharp panel and may have broken part of all of the assembly. The panel has amazing colors and beautiful 4K. It is also a glossy touch screen panel. The assembly is such that there is a glass panel all over the surface of the side opposite the lid. The glass goes nearly edge to edge, covering the front bezel and Alienware logo at bottom center.

    There is a gap between the lid and the glass panel, and prying that opening all around the edges separates the lid from the glass panel and the LCD display behind it. When you pry this assembly apart, you see the back (silver color) of the lcd panel, and you see where all the cables are connected.

    There appears to be some sort of adhesive underneath the black tape that surrounds the perimeter of the panel that keeps it bonded to the glass panel. When you break that adhesive/glue, you can see the lcd panel and 2 plastic sheets in front of the panel.

    When you lift the lcd panel off and away from the glass panel and then look at the glass panel, it's dark and not see through, and when you touch it, it's smooth as glass.

    I reached a point after disconnecting all cables and removing the lcd panel from the glass panel (bonded by what looks like glue), I got scared and wanted to see if the panel still worked, so I reconnected all cables, snapped the glass panel assembly back onto the lid assembly and powered up the laptop. Now, I don't see anything on display except a dark display, with the exception of the lowerright, which has some cracks where the LCD panel's light is shining thru. When I look at the LCD panel, it is lit up but no images appear.

    It appears that there is a ribbon cable that connects to this glass panel, so maybe it is what reads the touch inputs from the glass panel and transmits that thru the cable to be interpreted?

    When I saw that cable was attached somehow to the glass panel, I got scared and realized this wasn't going to be as simple as I thought.

    My questions are:

    1. I don't see any images only the lcd panel's backlight on bright.. can I assume the panel still works though?
    2. If yes to #1, can I remove it and use it on an Alienware 15 r4 (which came with a matte 4K panel by AUO)
    somehow? Do I have to disconnect touch-specific modules/cables for it to work? There is no glass
    panel on the Alienware 15 r4, it is just a bezel with no glass over it. If I were to take the lcd panel from the
    15 r2, would I remove the 2 thin sheets of whatever that is in front of the lcd display? what are those for?
    I wish to use it as a non-touch on the 15 r4, because I like the color accuracy better.
    3. can I salvage the 15 r2 damage done, by buying a cheap panel off eBay and installing it for non-touch
    display? Would I have to break off the dark glass layer that is immediately on top of the clear glass touch
    surface? It seems opaque and I cannot see thru.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. quickie

    quickie Notebook Evangelist

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    rogsh Notebook Enthusiast

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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Cinebench R15 can make use of all 6 cores. Hence you can’t run max clock speed. How high turbo boost you get depends on how many of the cores is in use.
     
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  9. Pete Light

    Pete Light Notebook Deity

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    Nah macrium reflect is what you want. Can recover that from within windows!
     
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    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    You can control boost by pushing too fan on the undervolt which is a neat little trick. Obviously you see this hence the 3.6 frequency.

     
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