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

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  1. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Funny - I did ask what BIOS mattered and they said it wasn't dependent .... :shrug

    Unless I am mistaken you click on the "4" or the "2" and then change that specific color with the palette on the left?
     
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  2. Virale

    Virale Notebook Consultant

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    There is a way, the ON color can be changed as well as the charging color (amber from factory)... click around in there and you’ll find it... I can look in a bit once I’m at my system.
     
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    Dbentt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Honestly I wouldn't even mind limiting my GPU to 74C with the "new" BIOS revisions. Problem is, AWCC doesn't even go that low. Before I rolled back to 1.5.0 I was getting the 500MHz throttling problem on my 2080 even with the temp limit set to 75C.
     
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    that might be true from what i see in this video thats the latest bios from December 3

     
  5. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    There are definitely a few on here that upgraded to 1.8.1 I think it was, but no one saw the speed increase/XMP support for memory.
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Just curious - was this just in casual gaming, or gaming with a graphically intensive game, or bench-marking it was kicking in? I was under the impressions folks were tuning with undervolting, re-pastes, etc. to get the temps down enough to avoid the throttle in some cases.... maybe they are all just rolling back to 1.5.0?

    I just checked - mine shows 2333 - but the actual speed according to HWInfo is 1196.8, though the main screen in HWInfo lists the memory as 1333.3 DDR4-2666. I am on the 1.8.1 Bios currently.
     
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    Lopt Notebook Consultant

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    I am pretty sure that if there were some magical configuration with BIOS 1.8.1 that raised RAM timings and allowed faster RAM speeds, Bob would have found it during his testing for the smack down video.

    I doubt that going from 2444 to 2666 is going to in any way alleviate the hard throttle we have all seen with 1.8.1

    I’m unfortunately becoming all to familiar now with Dell’s methods of operation.

    I suspect FUD and or new / different hardware in those higher RAM speed configurations.




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    Maybe the memory speed has been increased?

    Yeah 2400mhz to 2666mhz might not make much difference but surely 2400mhz to 2993/3200mhz would make a difference if what Dell or Umar say is correct?
     
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    Korben_Dallas Notebook Consultant

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    I hope this memory speed upgrade is for all Area-51m R1 units
     
  10. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    If BIOS 1.8.1 still hasn't added the XMP option, did you guys try to set it via Intel XTU or AW's software instead to see if XMP functionality has been implemented that way?
     
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