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

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

  1. REAN1MAT0R

    REAN1MAT0R Notebook Enthusiast

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    Finaly get my unit
    Seems lika fans speeds up too slowly
    Impossible to handle 9900k even on stock. It overheats easily even at 100% fan speed
    Anyway I plan to delid it and use custom IHS
    Anybody tried to apply liquid metal between processor heatspreader and cooling surface ?
     
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    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Really unhappy with the display on this laptop. It gets no where near bright enough for use during the day, indoors with curtains open. I have the AUO.
     
  3. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    Something might be wrong. Mine is really bright. Dumb question....are you sure u turned it all the way up? Not being a wise ass but you can control brightness with the function keys....
     
  4. jc_denton

    jc_denton P870TM1-SKYLINE

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    Might as well lap the die at that point. I saw decent improvements.
     
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    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would stick with the stock IHS. The custom IHS's cause some issues with fitment of the heatsink. Almost everyone here uses LM under IHS and up top on HS.
     
  6. HaloGod2012

    HaloGod2012 Notebook Deity

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    Yeah I hate screens that are dim as well. Luckily I got the chimei panel that’s much brighter (350 to 400nits vs only 300 on the LG and AUO)


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  7. TRANCE1

    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah it's turned all the way up. It's just not bright enough to fight through glare. I believe these are 300 nit screens, aka average, and this is not supposed to be your average laptop. If the Chimei screen really is brighter then I will have to look at getting one.
     
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    HaloGod2012 Notebook Deity

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    I believe the newer models come with the anti blue light chi mei panels. I’ve had all three panels and this one is definitely brighter and my favorite.


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  9. Tim V.

    Tim V. Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have the AU Opt and never use it above 50% it's so bright. Reading and the like 10-30%. Guess one never knows, always been lucky/blessed with my machines. This 51m is great.
     
  10. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    It's only brighter because of the hardcoded warmer.
    All 3 panels are rated at 300nits per their manufacturer's whitesheets.
    If you were to calibrate a Chi Mei to the same color temp as an LG or AUO, say D65 or D75, their brightness would be very similar. (no panel has exact same luminance).
    The same goes for an LG/AUO, if you calibrate them to the same blue reduced warmer temp the brightness would actually go up.
    Luminance is a lottery of sorts so you might very well have an ever so slightly brighter panel in conjunction with what I just pointed out, but the 3 ChiMei panels I have encountered, matched the brightness with the two AUO panels I currently have when calibrated to the same exact color temp.

    TL:DR a panel's luminance (nits) goes up when its calibrated warmer. All 3 panels are rated for the same brightness. All 3 panels could arrive slightly dimmer than 300 or arrive slightly brighter than 300.
     
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