*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R5 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. Rei Fukai

    Rei Fukai Notebook Deity

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    0.875mV on 1800Mhz are safe undervolt numbers. From there you can finetine.

    Those numbers I mentioned are in case you have won the silicon lottery mostly, but I can say I've had some good undervolt results.
     
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  2. iron_megalith

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    Tried this, I'm getting stuttering from time to time. I might need to raise the voltage a little more.

    If anyone has used a cooling pad, kindly share your experiences. I wish to know if it adds anything to the cooling.
     
  3. kevin_172

    kevin_172 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi all,
    I'm now the proud owner of an alienware 17 r5
    I9 8950hk
    Gtx 1080
    32 gb ddr4 ram
    Gsync 120hz 1440 screen

    I'm having cpu problems as I keep hitting 100 degrees on cores. I have seen the thing about repasting and new pads. Is the r5 basically the same as the r4 with pads required?
     
  4. cruisin5268d

    cruisin5268d Notebook Evangelist

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    The process of tearing it down is the same but you need to evaluate the pads on your system and see if they could be causing improper heat sink contact.


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  5. kevin_172

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    I'm guessing people have done the repaste on the system I have before?

    I was just hoping someone would have an idea what pads I need
     
  6. cruisin5268d

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    I’m not quite following what you mean here.


    Many of us have repasted and repadded. But because of the different heat sinks, GPUs, and generations of laptop nobody can tell you what size to use. You need to evaluate your systems pads.


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    I didn't mean the thermal pads but rather the laptop cooling pads that have fans beneath them.
     
  8. cruisin5268d

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    Are you using two different accounts?

    I wouldn’t spend any money on a cooling pad. For those to be of any benefit the fans need to line up with the intake on your laptop but they won’t fix any thermal issues. Cooling pads will only give a small temperature decrease once other issues have been addressed such as a poor thermal paste application


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  9. kevin_172

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    I'm not the same user as the one who posted above.

    Ill have a look at thermal pads in the new year and see what I can do
     
  10. zdevilinside

    zdevilinside Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just received my 17 R5. I am having several issues with it. There have been "mini" freezes where the system is unresponsive for up to a minute at a time. The other issue I have had is extremely slow boots from the 1TB/8GB Hybrid drive. It has taken 3 or 4 minutes to boot at a time. That is totally unsatisfactory. Do you have any suggestions what I should look at to see if I can fix this issue? I am waiting for the 970 Pro and 2TB Firecuda drives to put in along with a 32GB RAM upgrade but want to find out what might be causing this to be so painful for me.
     
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