*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

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

  1. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    @Nomadsan17 an issue with Option 2 is that those units coil whine and overheat easily under load.


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  2. Mastah

    Mastah Newbie

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    Is there any information about allowing the use of XMP DDR4 to been able to put 3200MHz ram into the beast ?
     
  3. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    No
     
  4. doofus99

    doofus99 Notebook Deity

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    Voltage regulator module
    Safe Operating area - it is a graph of typically voltage / current @ temperature -it is a guide for designers to make sure their transistors (or more complex modules) are not going to suffer silicon damage, aka second breakdown

    For basic example this transistor may say "max voltage 150V" "max current 16A", but looking at the SOA the point 50V / 1A is OUTSIDE the SOA and very likely to burn the component . The trick here is that both 50V and 1A are WELL WITHIN the operating parameters of this transistor, but the power (50V x 1A) is not at all.
     

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  5. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Notebookcheck is just guessing...and probably doing a poor job of it. Stand by for future developments.

    To all...I will report on the official position and action plan once it is completed. I can't reply to everyone who asks about this...I have already stated this many times in this thread.

    Please be patient...the big corporate barge moves, and turns, slowly.
     
  6. doofus99

    doofus99 Notebook Deity

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    Yes, I own 4 Dell laptops, as per my sig, anyway I have no problem with Dell using cheap plastic and would not think to slate them on this front,, however it rubs me up the wrong way when people praise said keyboard or palmrest quality... The XPS 15 is definitely amazing but the AW17R5 certainly is not (hence I have put a skin on it) and it seems the "oh so perfect" A51m is not that great either, discoloration after a few weeks' use?! Therefore my comment. I am not a Dell hater and not a fanboy either. The AW17R5 has driven me crazy how many times I have had to repaste it. I was expecting much more from the AW17R5 after the experience with the R4, and then you'd think the A51m would be perfect in every respect.
     
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  7. mason2smart

    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    More people contact the devs, the sooner they will probably fix it :p

    Discoloration?
    What color was your system? I havent seen any issues on my dark side of the moon yet
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The problem is the new White color “Lunar White” being transformed to “Lunar Yellow”. The change will come pretty fast.
     
  9. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    Dark side of the moon is very awesome! Highly recommend.
    The soft touch still feels soft but its definitely on the harder side of things.
    That is good because it still has the soft touch but doesn't attract oils barely at all.
    +1
     
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  10. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Ugh, support makes no sense.. One day they'll send you a part, next time they tell you its against their policy..
     
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