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

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

  1. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    300-watt power brick for the Asus... and 300W max cooling... No, not as good cooling capacity. But components should draw less power. So it can possibly run cooler.

    A desktop RTX 6000 will run faster than a RTX 2080 by by about 50%. But this is at 280W consumption of power. The laptop version will be significantly reduced. Probably about 10% faster than AW a51M's 2080 (if CPU isn't taxed at more than 70% at the same time)

    I don't even know why there is a conversation going for these things. The Pre-orders start at $10,000 from retailers. This is nothing but an extremely niche laptop with an even more niche GPU, at an insane price.

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    ahanganu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    I just got the gpu/cpu thermal pads from grizzly. I plan to dismantle the machine in the weekend for the replacement operation.

    Any tips/suggestions for the process? Any pitfalls or traps?

    Thanks


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  3. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Its quite straightforward, I followed the Alienware teardown from their YT channel and took my time. I haven't ever done a repaste or gone that far into the internals of a laptop before, so if I can do it pretty much anyone can.

    To add, I didn't replace the pads, its something I'll do in due course. I have read that you need to be careful removing the GPU as the connectors can break easily. I think it can cause your GPU to run on less PCIE lanes or something.

    @S.K flagged this and will be able to give a more accurate technical response than my poor attempt above.
     
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  4. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    If you don't mind my asking, what did the repaste do for the thermals?
     
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  5. Fire Tiger

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    It has reduced the average temps by a good 10-15c depending on the game. I still see spikes into the 90s for CPU and high 70s (the new thermal limit) on the GPU.

    Sorry I'm new to all this and hadn't captured much pre-test data, but do remember the CPU hitting average mid-80s but now it averages low 70s mostly. Sorry for the vagueness.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    made a few tests with thermal limits and fan profiles too.

    Witcher 3

    profle silent, 74°C limit, ~1620Mhz

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    profile silent, 80°C limit, ~1800Mhz
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    full speed fan profile

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  7. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Has anyone experienced battery drain with the laptop shutdown? I shut my laptop down everytime I'm finished with it but the last few times I've started it back up it has had significant battery loss.
     
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    lestat2k7 Notebook Enthusiast

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    If this was 17", had the new 10 core intel CPU with RTX 8000 at full power with the best cooling available regardless of the thickness and brick size at max power capacity with no throttling, I would consider paying $10k, but it's none of these :(
     
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    nader_rizk2003 Notebook Evangelist

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    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Disable the USB port Charging from BIOS
     
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