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*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 Ranger (2013) Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    I am doing something similar on the Clevo, I stacked thermal pads from the PCH all the way up to the keyboard (around 6mm) to use keyboard bottom plate as huge heatsink for the PCH. PCH temps dropped from 85c at full load to 60c. So, I don't see why your idea with the rouge VRM wouldn't work.
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I'll give it shot once I can move forward with that.

    Now that we have had this conversation I feel stupid for assuming the configuration of the laptop as I got it was completely stock. I had been asking around on the forum here and there about it and now I feel bad considering how long I had been tinkering with desktops and laptops
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    When I personally sell something used I always tell the buyer all of the dark secrets of my tinkering so he would know what is going on. Some people are lazy though and just sell and let others figure out what is going on.
     
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    I am of the same merit.

    This ebay seller was probably the worst experience I ever had on ebay thus far. The 240w AC adapter died within minutes of playing siege then they would only pay me half the cost to replace it. Citing that they are just a storefront and not a repair service. Because thats a counter argument to responsibility I guess. I gave them negative review and they successfully had it removed by claiming I was extorting from them by hanging a positive review ransom. I got it reversed but I cant leave my feedback anymore because ebay is a stellar platform.

    I was rather jaded about the whole affair after but I got the laptop I wanted so I dont know.
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    The complete randomness of Ebay. I hate it :D
     
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    yeah, its why I fear large ticket items on their platform.

    On the other hand. The replacement heatsinks, pads, LM, 120hz panel + assembly + cable, HDD interposer cable + cage all came quickly and in working order.

    I still have my LVDS panel and monitor assembly and was thinking about getting one of those controller boards for it. Would make for a nice secondary display and would totally convince anyone coming to my pad that I am a Alienware fanboy lol.

    I really only like the AW17 R1 though, anything else by Alienware misses one or more of my checkboxes that I cant fix like HDD capacity or I/O placement and type of keyboard. Its why I didnt get the R4
     
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    I've recently placed .5mm arctic pads on the 2x chokes which are covered by the HS, and another one on the 3rd non covered choke which is arranged in an 'L' fashion in contact with the chassis (divider/material between the fan bay and cpu area). Building it up to meet the heatpipe sounds like a great idea

    Previously at 4.2ghz it was hitting the VRM thermal throttle point at about 25% into the long TS bench, after chucking the pads in its VRM throttling at about 32-35% of the way through.

    anyone running that 4pipe CPU HS available on ebay, Is there more material/mass compared to the stupidly flimsy factory unit?
     
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    I think its the same but its made of copper and +2 heatpipes.
     
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