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

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

  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, it's usually only a matter of time, and all it takes is one failure on a single $$$$ laptop to crap out for life.
    Exactly.
     
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    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    After that day I never put any liquid metal on a laptop, but Area 51m is not really a laptop now is it? lol. May be if the heat sinks were a little bit more chunky and fans were a tad bigger, I'd have gone for it permanently. But in the current form factor, nah. Just a waste of time. Especially when you have to open the laptop many times a week for "looking at things". Those foam dams are a pain to take off without spilling LM all over the place if you stick them like I do, and for that I had to take the motherboard apart and turn it upside down before pulling the heat sink away. And do that in the open where I can easily throw liquid metal without worrying about it, like in the lawn or somewhere similar. The dams get sacrificed in the process usually and have to make new ones.

    Since Area 51m is a desktop replacement, it'd be SICK to see third party thermal solutions for this machine like heat sinks and hybrid cooling solutions. This has never happened before for a laptop, but who knows if my wishes might come true. :D
     
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    DEAD with smoke, CN, May 12th batch
     
  4. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    It's the same as this one: https://twitter.com/406394119/status/1129469397251137536
    That's a dead DGFF because of NCP-303151 mosfet driver. Nothing that has not been discussed here already. If you are running this machine without any kind of undervolt and using factory thermal pads + TIM, good luck with the new ones as well.
     
  5. JAGGERBREAD

    JAGGERBREAD Notebook Geek

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    So with 303150, should be pretty safe right?
     
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    Yes, NCP-303150 is a much more rugged mosfet and can take relatively higher degree of abuse before it enables self barbecue mode.
     
  7. JAGGERBREAD

    JAGGERBREAD Notebook Geek

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    I reviewed the onsemi mosfet datasheet, the recommend operating condition (typical voltage) is only 12V for 303151 while the 303150 gets 19V
     

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    then you just used too much LM on your repaste... I used LM on my M17X r3 / r4, Aw17R1 / R2 / R3 / R4 / R5, AW18 and had never any leak. And i traveled a lot ( 10-15 flights a month) and usualy store my notebook in my backpack (vertical) :rolleyes:
     
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  10. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    So why use 12 when Ac adapter is 19v , someone must be smoking weed in Dell


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