*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R5 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by alexnvidia, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. judal57

    judal57 Notebook Deity

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    what have you done ? repaste with conductonaut or what ?
     
  2. captn.ko

    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, repaste with LM and undervolting with Throttlestop.
     
  3. Aristotelhs2060

    Aristotelhs2060 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Thats a good question. And if it performs well, it is a safer solution that LM. Also does not cause discoloration of heatsink (it maybe noticed if needed under warranty later). Looks like it worths trying and the best answer is to try yourself.
     
  4. paulrs1975

    paulrs1975 Notebook Geek

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    im at work and my 8950hk 1080 just been delivered.

    i wonder what temps and volts i will get stock....?

    hope i got a good one (as good as it can get anyway)!
     
  5. Aristotelhs2060

    Aristotelhs2060 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Good luck. Let us know about the CPU VID. Also test the temps with the latest bios and farcry 5 (before doing any re-paste)
     
  6. Wiz bit

    Wiz bit Notebook Consultant

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    Those of you that have or had the r5
    Who is manufacturing the heatzinks in the r5 ?

    Is it Sunan or CCI?

    I ask because with the r4 it was generally accepted the Sunan 2nd revision was the better one

    I have the CCI 84s - 00m1 - AU00

    I will be posting a mini review of my r5 4K gsync 1080 at the weekend.
     
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  7. captn.ko

    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    I have a CCI heatsink.
     
  8. doofus99

    doofus99 Notebook Evangelist

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    Received new AW17 R5 today, i9-8950HK and GTX 1080, 4K screen gsync. Unlike the previous sample, this one seems to work. Touch wood I have not spoken too soon. Touch wood again.

    Out of the box, with no repasting or anything, the "standard test" ie CPU at 45W, GPU at 180W, the CPU reached the 80C-85C, but slowly and stayed there, the GPU at around 67C-70C, the PCH well, let's not talk about the PCH, but this machine rocks! Touch wood again! I then did a -100mV on the core using XTU and the 45W of the CPU became instantly 22W-25W, and the temps dropped to the mid 60s !!! No repasting. Nothing fancy. I tried -200mV and it kept going even better. Then I became too cocky and tried -300mV (all the while stress test was running) and it died before the button was released.

    This very quick, first test, shows that the machine can handle 45W on the CPU and 180W on the GPU out of the box. There were no core differentials and no throttling. Well, there was power throttling at 45W or thereabouts. With a leisurely -100mV the CPU dropped to 22W and the temps collapsed down to the mid 60s.

    While unboxing the machine you cannot help but notice how thin and sturdy it is, yet it packs all that power.

    More tests tomorrow.
     
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  9. JasperLee93

    JasperLee93 Notebook Consultant

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    Prob both, but so far I haven't seen a difference performance wise while using my R4.
     
  10. captn.ko

    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    Before you apply the undervolt stop the stresstest. Idle voltage can drop much lower than load voltage. Your -200mv will crash instand when you are idleing...if not congratulation :)
     
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