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

  1. Richard Bortz

    Richard Bortz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im having some random freezes/crashes when playing games and in idle and after a stresstest, could it be my undervolt? Thermals seems fine.
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Sounds like your undervolt is too much (especially on the CPU cache). Try reducing it in small intervals until it's stable.
     
  3. mattcube64

    mattcube64 Notebook Consultant

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    I’ll have two 970 Evo+s in RAID0. I assume the correct setup is BIOS In raid0 mode, obviously; but then will I be able to install the Samsung drivers?
     
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    Richard Bortz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Okey I thought that both core and cache should be the same value?
     
  5. Raidriar

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    Wait is win7 working on the Area 51?? I thought there was no coffee lake support
     
  6. garyfl

    garyfl Notebook Consultant

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    Do you guys know if when its shipped from China if this process still works during the weekend? It shipped on the 14th but theres a fat weekend going on atm, wondering if those 2 days will hinder the process. Is it shipped via a boat or air?
     
  7. custom90gt

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    They don't have to, but I typically make them the same. Lockups after stress tests are usually due to too high of and undervolt on the cache though.
     
  8. faultcurrent42

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    You are correct the damage is on the left side above the F4&F5 keys. I can see through the vent that one of the SMD's has turned to ash. I really don't believe that this is an issue with thermals. I'm just guessing but I don't think that there is any reason to panic yet.

    I have edited my original post with a link to the image. I'll also put it here: https://imgur.com/03ORNtB

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    Here is a photo of the SMD that failed it appears to have 5008 stamped into the top
    https://imgur.com/yOd6VHj
     
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  9. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    no, the Samsung drivers will not detect their SSDs if your BIOS is set to RAID. You will only be able to use the IRST Driver for your RAID Array
     
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    It looks like R005 ? 5 mOhms? A sense resistor or a choke perhaps. And is that the part that's cooked for sure?
     
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