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  1. Virale

    Virale Notebook Consultant

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    I jumped on a chat myself and was told it’s likely coming in a yet unreleased BIOS... LOL.

    I also think maybe this was an R2 screw up lol!
     
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    Umars checking now according to Twitter. Apparently he's been told the latest BIOS from 3rd of December would support up to 3200mhz but its not clear in the notes. Hopefully, we can get a definitive answer in the coming days.
     
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    That’s “3200 MHz” for you too! It’s running at 2993 MHz from Dell.com... likely a hardware limitation again!
     
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    @B0B has put up his smack down review of the A51m, Evoc P775 and GT76. It shows the A51m GPU thermal limit in all its glory.
     
  5. Virale

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    Link please!
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    It is upgrade-able if you bought lower end components and want to upgrade with what Dell supported in its R1 at least up through the 2070 with little to no issues beyond this dopey 2666 memory running at 2400. Don't get me wrong: the BIOS thing is hinderance, no question. There are happy 9900K+2080 owners out there, some post here but it requires doubling up on tuning and maintain expectations. I mean, its not likes its a totally non-usable system.... that being said, I think people expecting a big breakthrough on the R2 are probably setting themselves up for some disappointment... just having 64 GB of potential memory SATA and 2 M.2 slots, and upgradeable graphics (even gimped somewhat) - its more than most laptops offer from an upgrade standpoint. What's a shame is that the production problems were handled badly, otherwise its still a pretty good system compared to most of what's out there.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Probably so - seems really weird they would sell both side by side though... I'd be curious almost to buy some memory and try it to see how it goes :)
     
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    Is there anyway to change the power button lighting?
    There's a #4 for it, but no way to change it. Also selecting All Zones doesn't change it.
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