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

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

  1. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Consultant

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    I assume all this only affects the 2080? The 2070 would remain unaffected?
     
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    I don't have any evidence either way. My deductive reasoning leads me to believe they will throttle all of the cards...
     
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    Now 1.5.0? And if you Flash 1.5.4 again you have 75 degree again? ^^
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Well I'm glad you could go back. Eventually Dell will release a new bios with a new IME update and will probably block going backwards from that revision. My hope is we can sway Dell into removing the 75C set point for the GPU, but I wasn't so lucky with the 9570 (as can be seen in @Papusan's post). I would recomend against updating the bios on the 51M past 1.5.0...
     
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  6. Papusan

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

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    Yeah. The latest bios update was intended to reduce smoke and burn up.

    They say the problem ain't real (RMA or flaws is extremly low), but cripple firmware. Oh'yeah... They know. And AW's CEO Azor know it very well! Hence Quiet as an oyster!
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  7. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Downgrading to BIOS 1.5.0 now...
     
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    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Heheh. I can visualize the expression on your face after you upgraded to 1.5.4 then read the comments here and then quickly downgraded to 1.5.0.

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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    They said it's to reduce thermals. Reducing hardware failures would just be a guess at this point since there are reports of at least one system going up when at idle. They did it to the XPS 9570 even though there were no reports of hardware failure. My guess is some bozo who dell contracts to do their bios says it's a good idea so that's what Dell does.
     
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    I would assume yes if I went back to 1.5.4 but I am not testing that.
     
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