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Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. TRANCE1

    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine delivered today.
     
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    warcobra Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine comes in 3 days. I will be testing it and opening it up to re-paste. I will take many pictures to show potentially different components. Cant wait to get my hands on it.
     
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    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just fyi, I got the 9700k and 2060, I was was after low temps and low noise.
    But mine came with the base model heat-sink without side-sinks (just the two rear sinks).

    On the Dell website the exact wording used is "The Intel® Core™ i7-8700 with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 configuration does not have a side-exhaust".

    So mine should technically have come with the upgraded heatsink as I have the 9700k.
    I will contact dell and if they are not willing to send me the better heat-sink I am returning this.
     
  4. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Can you post photos of what the blocked side vents look like? Curious.
     
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    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Basically instead of seeing fins you just see solid black through the side vents. But the other more obvious way to spot the base heat-sink is taking off the rear cover and through the heat-sink peephole in pic below you only see 2 heat pipes for CPU rather than the 4 you see on the upgraded heat-sink, so the CPU thermals will be trash with base heat-sink...

    Does anyone have a part number for the upgraded heat-sink?
    I'd appreciate it as it would be useful to use in my quarrel with Dell as the reps are mostly clueless about the two different heat-sink configurations.

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    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Ah okay. So there is no side exhaust at all and no way to "mod" it to allow side exhaust?

    It's kind of ridiculous they went with two different heatsinks on a machine that is meant to be upgraded with higher end parts.. Designing two different heatsinks when they could have easily went with the one is pretty ridiculous and was clearly only made so they could charge customers more when upgrading.. can't wait to see the price of the DGFF card upgrades when they release.
     
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    Zer0K Notebook Geek

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    0FY4CJ
     
  8. torax

    torax Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was running some tests and temps on idle are ok, with 39c max 42c on low profile fan and outside temps of 20c.
    I did try BFV but i put ultra settings and I'm getting 25fps to 35fps is that even normal? With fans on performance mode.

    My specs 9700k+ rtx 2070 and 16gb of hynix ram.


    I did change my boot disk to an 970 pro 1tb and the second slot with 970 1tb evo plus i did keep the 2'5 hybrid sata and i did a test.. I let the images to speak to itself.

    I think i have to undervolt the cpu.
    Everything is stock besides the 2 m.2 2280.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Enviado do meu SM-G965F através do Tapatalk
     
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    warrenLX Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone has tried to roll back the 2080 vbios to 190w yet? Is it even possible?
     
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