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

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  1. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I bought 8GB + 1TB HDD model (base at the time) with i9 9900K, RTX 2080 and 144Hz G-Sync display. You will be fine.

    Performance is max on BIOS 1.5.0 after that if your temps exceed 79C it will throttle. You do NOT need max fans. Just use balanced like me and you get full performance as long as temps are fine.
     
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    martin778 Notebook Consultant

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    How is it doing, still on the first one or already a replacement? I have a GE75 9SG with 9750H and 2080 but I feel like CPU power is lacking.
     
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    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    Any of you guys play Modern Warfare and are on the latest Nvidia drivers of 441.12? I'm not sure if it was the new update to the game or the nvidia driver but I was getting around 150fps before with all settings maxxed on a 1440p external monitor but now i'm around 59-90. Curious if any of you guys are running the same setup and noticed similar results. All my temps and clocks it is running at are the same on the 2080. Might just have to go back to the driver before this one if it doesn't improve.
     
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    Can't say if the new drivers tank performance, but the game is kinda broken for me. If I turn RTX ON, I get DX error. With RTX OFF the game is mostly stable, but sometimes it still crashes.

    Enviado desde mi GM1913 mediante Tapatalk
     
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    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    Is RTX the Ray tracing stuff? If so I have that turned off
     
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    Yes, but on the New Modern Warfare it just improves shadows. Really not that much of a drastic change.

    For me RTX is more important on the single player campaign because that is kind of a cinematic experience. For multiplayer, RTX of is the way to go.

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    I'm running a first gen Area-51m with no issues. Never had any replacement. @EepoSaurus is another member on first gen Area-51m without issues.

    I doubt going from your current computer to a Area-51m will give you a big performance boost.

    I am assuming that 2080 is a Max-Q model so in that department it will be faster, but by how much? I think you would be better off waiting for 3080 next year for a real powerful upgrade.

    CPU you have is 6-cores? In gaming it won't make much of a difference, unless you are using apps that use up 100% of your CPU then a i9-9900K might be better.
     
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    My thought exactly. I'm not sure about how much difference I would see between the 2070 and 2080 and if it justify the price difference, considering that I could update in the future to a next model for a real upgrade.
    I have to say, I'm not sure about the CDPU either. My desktop is almost 8 years old, runs on a i7-3770 and I am still doing everything very smoothly. I wonder if there is really the need to go to the i9 or the i7 would not be more than enough...
     
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    I'm also running a first gen 51m with 9700K and 2080. Never had any issues and i have not repasted the machine, i don't really see the need to. I'm on 1.5.0 and the 200w vbios.

    While playing RDR2 for example my gpu does not exceed 74-77 and the gpu stays cool at around 70-75.

    If my temps will go up then i will repaste. I have 1 year on site warranty but gonna extend it next year to 4 just for ease of mind.
     
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    Full RTX 2080, 150W TDP limit. Currently running 1700MHz @ 0.85V. Seems to be the sweet spot.
    I'm getting fed up with the CPU though, with it's constant 95-100*C temps even after repasting unless I severely limit it to ~40W / 3.6-3.8GHz in Throttlestop because it shares the same heatpipes as the GPU and I think I got bad silicon - 20*C delta between cores. This is my repasted and fully undervolted 9750H i Aida64: https://i.imgur.com/P2VtOG3.png


    When gaming the CPU temp goes up like 10-12*C after the GPU warms up, there you really have to UV both as much as possible, however my GPU temps are amazing, around 66-69*c in the latest GRID on max settings.

    I asked about 51M because Dell now has a 15% discount on these and I can get the base spec but with 9900k/2080/G-Sync for ~€2880, that's about €500 discount and I think I can really use more computing power because that 9750H feels crippled.
     
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