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

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

  1. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Evangelist

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    Please link which one you got

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  2. Ludwig Tornheden

    Ludwig Tornheden Notebook Enthusiast

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    There is a driver from https://www.dell.com/support/home/u...t/product/alienware-17-area51m-laptop/drivers

    Go to catagory Mouse, Keyboard & Input devices ---->> you will find your driver there :) i had the same problem but got it fixed by installing the pointing/touchpad drivers :)
     
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    tito37 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you so much, had no idea there was an additional driver that was needed to be installed first. Doesn't fix the clueless tech support at Dell or the shady "warranty" that I have, but those are for another day.
     
  4. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    It handles 200w without any issues, in earlier models some 2080s burned out and as a precaution Dell released less powerful vBIOS to lower the power/heat going through the GPU.

    If you have an 80c limit and want to go higher, you need to roll back to BIOS 1.5.0 or earlier. However, in doing so, you will lose your G-Sync ability if your machine has the Chi Mei panel.

    EDIT: Sorry re-read your post. I don't think the GPU going over 80c is too bad considering the form factor? Others maybe able to advise but I wouldn't be worried about it around 84c? The nVidia limit is 87c.
     
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  5. Ludwig Tornheden

    Ludwig Tornheden Notebook Enthusiast

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    glad I can help!
     
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    Biker Gremling Notebook Consultant

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    Running more than 180W will cause the laptop run hotter. At 200W, 85°C can be expected running max fans and a cooling base.

    Pick your poison
     
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  7. Sup3rKillaX

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    So will 85c kill the unit? I'm just not in the mood for that

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  8. DeeX

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    Nope, it won't. While its best to get the temps down that seems reasonable. At 90C+ I would start to try and figure why its not efficient but even then it won't kill it.
    It will throttle etc but there are safeguards in place from both Nvidia and intel.
     
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    Why does it get so hot? I mean there is an hp open I have seen that dosent get to 80c that has a i9 9880h and a 2080 aswell which some ppl install the 190w vbios. But then again I still scored higher than a friend that had the 190w bios aswell.

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  10. M1nddevil82

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    Just curious did the tdp ever get raised for the 2070s to closely match their desktop equivalents. I believe they where initially released with 120w tdps
     
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