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

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  1. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    I am on Bios version 1.3.2 with 200W Vbios with zero problems. 1.5.0 is also comparable.
     
  2. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    Use GPU-Z and crossreference the vBIOS version with below:
    • RTX2080 200W VBIOS (90.04.3F.00.42)
    • RTX2080 190W VBIOS (90.04.3F.00.0E)
    • RTX2080 180W VBIOS (90.04.3F.00.63)
     
  3. Xatanú

    Xatanú Notebook Consultant

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    I have mine since mid April and it doesn't have any discolouration yet. Knock on wood.
     
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  4. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Ya, that's it.

    Also, with my ambient temps of 35C+, I am quite happy with this results actually.

    I'm now running my 9700k @ 4.9Ghz on all cores at a UV of -100.6 on cache and core.

    The GPU is running at 2010Mhz @ .937mV with +500Mhz on the memory.

    The temps are fantastic. CPU stays below 80s with 2 hours Metro and Division, I could not do this with my old chip from Hidevolution. Their Delidded 9700k used to send the chips to 95C in 2 mins and also Hwininfo report like 100 errors in 2 minutes while playing Division 2.

    The GPU stays at about 72C for most part but when it sometimes gets to 75C, it will not throttle like before and you can hardly notice it while gaming. The frequency drops to like 1850Mhz and jumps upto ~1960Mhz in a few seconds. No fps drops whatsoever and that's the key point I'm trying to make here.

    I am very happy with this results actually. I'm staying with 1.6.2 and 180W vBIOS for now because for me, the performance and the temperature balance is perfect with this setup.


    Edit: This is on a stock paste and I've a lot of headroom for the future.

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
  5. diaz06

    diaz06 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I just received my 51M and i have some questions :

    -Can i replace the HDD 2.5 to a SSD 2.5 ?
    -Do we need a heatsink inevitably for the SSD M.2 ?
    -I did a benchmark and the GPU results were : "way below expected", how to solve that ?

    Thanks
     
  6. Muyfa666

    Muyfa666 Notebook Evangelist

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    That's not bad at all! I get about 22k on 1.5.0 and 1.0.0.3 (probably the silicon lottery), but why not use the latest then if the performance is good either way?

    I wonder this too... why not use the latest if performance still is good (and somewhat safe?)
     
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  7. Expje87

    Expje87 Notebook Consultant

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    Jeah, I understand haha, was kinda messing with you. I use the laptop with my palms not touching the machine so that´s why i dont see any discoloration.
     
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  8. Muyfa666

    Muyfa666 Notebook Evangelist

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    1. Yes, no problem!
    2. It's not "needed" per se, but every small measure that keep the internals cooler is recommended.
    3. Hard to say. What actual score did you get and what specs are your 51M?
     
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  9. Vanya

    Vanya Notebook Guru

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    Hello guys,

    So I received my Aera-51M this week.
    Decided to install Windows properly on integrated SSDs and then backup image.
    Now, I've re-installed Windows on my new Samsung 970 Evo SSDs following Ultra Male's guide for Windows 10 Clean Installation.

    I however encouter some issues with this fresh installation :

    - Alienware Mobile Connect drivers succesfully installed BUT I cannot install the App from the Microsft Store ...

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    It says this app is not compatible with my computer. Well it was previously installed on the factory image so how is it possible ?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  10. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Since this is a Samsung NVMe SSD, the sticker is described as an "integrated, heat dissipating thermal label" - http://docplayer.net/64649037-Introduction-to-samsung-nvme-ssds.html

    I"m assuming nothing's changed in that regards from Samsung manufacturing processes, placing a heatsink on top of the sticker would seem to be the best way to go.

    Instead, if you're worried about heat, I'd recommend a laptop cooler or see if you can somehow get some airflow over that M.2 drive, as that should help with temps too.

     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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