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

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  1. evangelionpunk

    evangelionpunk Notebook Geek

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    92C?!!
     
  2. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Some testing...

    330w + 180w plugged in:

    CPU 5Ghz
    GPU 1905Mhz

    only 330w:

    CPU 5Ghz
    GPU ~900Mhz

    only 180w:

    CPU 5Ghz
    GPU ~900Mhz

    Plugging back both in instantly fixed performance (no need to restart)

    Looks like they are throttling it the same regardless of power adapter. They need to fix this, 330w can handle rtx 2080 & cpu up to 8700 at least. Even 9700/9900 should be possible if the game isn't using 100% cpu usage.
     
  3. minc3

    minc3 Notebook Consultant

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    May i know why do people want to get rid of the killer driver and etc (or I misunderstood anything)? I have zero knowledge about this.
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Can Samsung Magician Recognize your Samsung SSD? I expect if you use RAID mode and this will probably prevent Samsung NVMe driver from working.

    Yeah, as expected it run hot. Probably low or almost no airflow flooding over the SSD.
    Run ATTO Disk Benchmark two times in a row. With Hwinfo64 as showed. Atto is nice ssd test and you can see the different scores shown in a chart. Thanks
    This depends on how Dell's engineers have designed the power delivery for the two power connectors. Could be that the power paths for the connector have a max limits (to prevent overload on each power paths). The big question is whether each of the power inlets is dimensioned for 330 W power consumption. Maybe ask Product Specialist Umar.
     
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  5. garyfl

    garyfl Notebook Consultant

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    That's a huge shame that it cripples on battery or with only one psu in. I dont want to have to cart both around all the time and would prefer it to just drain as quick as it needs with either battery or one psu. All these issues and limits are making me want to cancel my order.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    Yeah then maybe the a51m is the wrong product for you
     
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    BrokenNinja Notebook Guru

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    I have to agree with captn.ko this laptop is a desktop replacement not a macbook air.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    From the past days, it was always buggy, used to cause BSODs and the whole concept is dump in my opinion. Here's why:

    What it promises to do is, throttle bandwidth from other programs so that the programs which need it more like games or VOIP applications can have more allocated bandwidth. Maybe that was a worthwhile feature in the past but nowadays most people have very fast connections that it doesn't even matter. Heck, when I am running any app that's using the internet, I want it to use my full bandwidth so I can make use of what I paid my internet provider. I want 0 throttling of bandwidth in ANY app. I can be downloading a large 4GB ISO at max speed and still use Skype VOIP with no problems. Windows isn't that dumb, it has a built in QoS service anyway.
     
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    I had that once where I installed the Intel Chipset Drivers then immediately the Samsung NVMe driver it failed. Then the next time I formatted, I installed all my drivers and kept the NVMe driver till the end then it worked. You have to be on AHCI though it will NOT install the Samsung NVMe driver if your BIOS is set to RAID which Dell does even for non RAID setups for some reason
     
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    garyfl Notebook Consultant

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    No. I don't care which product it is I don't want any of them to power throttle when I take out the charger. I want them to suck the juice if they have to, or give me a choice to change a setting not to cut the GPU in half with just a 330 watt supply.
     
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