*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R5 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Miros The Great

    Miros The Great Notebook Enthusiast

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    This one CAUSE THE PROBLEMS for my sistem
     
  2. iron_megalith

    iron_megalith Notebook Geek

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    I forgot to ask as well, what card did you apply on the AGA? Also what's the performance?
     
  3. Aristotelhs2060

    Aristotelhs2060 Notebook Virtuoso

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    what problems? I do not see any issues on mine.
     
  4. cruisin5268d

    cruisin5268d Notebook Evangelist

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    Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming.

    Firestrike with OC can hit 20,200

    The best I could do with my 17r3 and the same AGa was 16500 on a lucky day.


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  5. iron_megalith

    iron_megalith Notebook Geek

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    Hmm. That seems to be a very nice score. Doesn't seem to be bottle-necked at all. I'm curious how it would fair with the newer GPUs such as the RTX series.
     
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  6. cruisin5268d

    cruisin5268d Notebook Evangelist

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    My R5 with the i9 definitely does much better probably because of improved chipset plus the 6 cores over the 4 my 6820hk had. I wish I had the money to blow on a 2080ti but they’ll have to wait.

    Across the board I’ve seen the AGA struggle with the lower tier processors especially with the higher end GPUs


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  7. iron_megalith

    iron_megalith Notebook Geek

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    Interesting. I figured as much that the bottle neck could be something to do with the older units but there was very little benchmark sample to go by with regards to the i9+AGA setup.

    By the way what's the temp that you get on your PCH whenever you have your AGA running?
     
  8. cruisin5268d

    cruisin5268d Notebook Evangelist

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    Zero PCH temperature issues on either of my 17r5s no matter what I do to the system.


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  9. l4k3rkb

    l4k3rkb Notebook Consultant

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    I used to get pretty atrocious temps when I first got the machine but I just stopped caring and it seems to have improved over time.
     
  10. iron_megalith

    iron_megalith Notebook Geek

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    I don't know what the hell happened here.

    But this is definitely an improvement. It's still hot. but a lot less thermal throttling. Looks like the heatsink swap did it.

    I noticed when the tech took it out, the thermal paste was a hot mess.

    BEFORE before.PNG

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