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

  1. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    because your bios is in RAID mode.
     
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  2. lostclusters

    lostclusters Notebook Geek

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    Do you think this is safe to try:


    Edit: I can confirm this worked, driver installed.

    Thanks for the assist!
     
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  3. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    Seriousness for a change. Which is better for my NVMe OS drive (500gb)...western digital black vs samsung 970EVO or EVOplus ? I'm reading the WD runs cooler, but I have had good luck with samsungs.

    Reliability is the first consideration, then heat, then speed.
     
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    bsch3r Notebook Evangelist

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    Only downside: gsync does not run properly on bios version 1.5.0 and below with the Chi Mei. So you got the choice between gsync and throttle bios or no throttling but also no gsync, shame on you Dell!

    Gesendet von meinem EVR-L29 mit Tapatalk
     
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    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I thought you tested the new BIOS and mentioned that it didn't throttle as aggressively as the others? Did it prove to be the same after further testing?
     
  6. Rei Fukai

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    Not much when it's shared with a GPU.
     
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    S.K Batch 80286

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    9th Gen of course.
     
  8. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Notebook Consultant

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    I noticed that my unit can handle continuous cpu loads of around 100 watts. do you find it?
     
  9. Rei Fukai

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    My 17 r5 does the same. Or let me rephrase it: My R5 can go up to 110w before it downlocks because Alienware decided that an K processor can be OC'ed with locked powerlimits.

    I have more than enough thermal headroom to run my 8950HK @5ghz (bought an watercooled heatsink :) ) but my bios is locked. 100W is the max i can do. With 3 pipes, the max wattage i can dissipate before my system overheats lays around the 240/250 watt. i still need to find a way to add 70/80 watts so that my system runs full power (110w CPU and 200+ w GPU)
     
  10. chewbakaats58

    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey guys..running into a little bit of an issue this morning (I'm not sure if a Windows Update or something else instigated this or not). Computer boots up normal. I login and after about a minute the screen freezes then restarts after about 25 sec of the screen frozen. It did the same thing when I booted in Safe Mode as well. Any suggestions on where to start?
     
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