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  1. gr33n2

    gr33n2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just gave this a shot, XMP can't be applied through XTU, and AWCC doesn't show any memory overclocking options, just CPU and GPU.
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    If you have all 4 slots occupied, try with only two sticks.
     
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    gr33n2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    You caught me right in the middle of reinstalling AWCC. Still doesn't show any memory overclocking after a complete reinstall unfortunately.

    Uninstalled all the AWCC/OC stuff, reinstalled XTU, dropped down to two sticks, and it still can't apply.

    I've never had any luck with XTU in the past, so if anyone else wants to give this a shot it may be worthwhile. But right now, I can't get it to work with XTU.
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Check for XMP BIOS Option with two sticks installed. A51M Memory guidelines say:
    • 16 GB XMP DDR4 at 2933 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
    • 32 GB XMP DDR4 at 2933 MHz (2 x 16 GB)
    Maybe also try the other two slots...
     
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    You guys know way more than me on this topic but could the XMP stuff be hidden just like our 2080's thermal limit? As in it 'just' works at 2666mhz, without the need to mess with settings?
     
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    gr33n2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thoroughly checked the BIOS last night, I wasn't able to find anything regarding XMP in there. As far as the other slots, this thing won't even POST if the RAM isn't in DIMM 1 (According to the motherboard - CPU-Z says this is DIMM 2). I can get any combination after that, but DIMM 1 needs to be populated.

    Hopefully Umar actually gets an update on this instead of leaving everyone hanging without a definite answer as they tend to do.
     
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    Yeah they definitely need to clarify this and I'd imagine if this was part of the 1.8.1 BIOS they'd have been raving about it since its something they seem to get asked regularly on social media.
     
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    gr33n2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately not. Everything I use to check on the RAM is reporting that it's running at 2400MHz, despite being capable of 2666MHz. Someone mentioned the video that went up back in December showing a 51m running at 2666MHz, and that was shown in the BIOS as soon as the system booted. Mine consistently shows 2400 here. Not sure if XTU is the right path for this?
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Try to use a newer AW OC Control App (maybe from another model)...

    Latest I can see is still 1.2.50.1227
     
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    That's what I installed, from the Dell website as opposed to the Microsoft Store. I'll see if I can try downloading it for the Aurora R9 or something, and if that makes a difference....
     
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