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

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  1. doofus99

    doofus99 Notebook Deity

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    There is your answer? :)
     
  2. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    Looks cool! Is it actually better than Kryonaut, if so how much by?
     
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  3. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    @S.K @JAGGERBREAD .

    I'm waiting for my pads to get shipped, meanwhile can you tell if I guessed well about the instructions on @S.K tutorial (because I think that the area that may create a gap is around here) :

    I should cut the grayed surface (colored in green below) and add a 3mm Pad on the 2 mosfets there in the green zone ? :

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    I think I will also reduce 1.5mm to 1mm pad on the 2 chips near (1.5 or 1mm on @S.K tutorial).

    I think I'll be ordering Phobya Nano Grease Extreme, it seems better than Kryonaut from what I've read with @S.K
     
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    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I was pretty patient but now that I learned that Frank is leaving and there is still not 2666 support I'm pretty damn mad. I know I made a bet when I bought it knowing the situation but I have read people were promised by Frank. I paid over 3000 for this machine and while it's fantastic, I do a lot of 3d work and it is being choked. I think we need to start a petition. Lately mine has slowed down too, seems to not be as fast as when I got it. End of the day the laptop is stated to have a z390, if the z390 does not support 2666 then it's not a z390 and its false advertising. I am not sure on semantics there but the memory issue is incredibly enraging, and then he just walks off to AMD, oh okay.
     
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  6. SacraficeMyGoat

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    https://www.petitions.net/create-pe...4lI8FVhVJ6bfSET4CnAlLkDZEIDjkCKBoC3fgQAvD_BwE

    Here's a link to a website to create a petition. Hell, I'll sign it. Theres no reason this machine, out of all of their other machines (m15/m17/every other alienware/dell machine basically) the 51m should be left behind, especially when it's a DTR!! If any of their gaming laptops should have 2666 support, THIS should be the one.

    Edit: Removed first part as it was irrelevant.
     
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  7. Alexon

    Alexon Notebook Enthusiast

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    I hate to think that I have to return it. I would just ask to know if anyone got same black screen issues and how to fix it ?
     
  8. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Yes, you have to get rid of that edge of the beauty cover. What I am currently running is 1mm (1.5mm doesn't make a difference if the pad is squishy enough as it gets compressed pretty good because of smaller surface area of those 2 as compared to the remaining thermal surfaces). I have used 3mm chunk on top of those mosfets and 1mm on these 2 tall ones beside them.

    For me, it's better by at least 1 degrees celcius. But do take this with a pinch of salt because Kryonaut has some of the worst Q/C out there and there are huge swing differences between temperatures using the same paste depending upon when and from where you bought it. I find Gelid GC Extreme to be the most consistent performer so far, and this is my first try with Phobya Nanogrease Extreme and from the looks of that paste, it seems really well made. I'd say give them both a try.

    Disable the built-in Intel UHD graphics from device manager. That bugger creates a lot of such issues for no reason. Unless you are using external monitors via thunderbolt or USB, no need to keep that enabled.
     
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  9. Alexon

    Alexon Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks bro, I would give it a try. Now I am installing new Realtek from Dell website and it gets stuck from the screen "InstallShield Wizzard is uninstalling"...
     
  10. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Uninstall the old one first using Revo Uninstaller and then run CCleaner (registry scan) to get rid of all the orphan registry entries before doing the new installation.
     
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