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

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  1. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

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    Or just buy the 9900k and disable hyper-threading , and you have yourself a 9700k without the need for 2 cpus. This way we can all get along, :vbthumbsup:
     
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    Unfortunately, it seems the bios is rather locked down; this may not be possible, then your stuck with a burning hot chip with a ton of useless threads heating it up and raising the Watt consumption.
     
  3. Papusan

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

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    You probably get an options from Dell to disable HT. But not much more.
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  4. gthirst

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    Man I went from not interested to hyper interested real quick with this laptop after seeing reviews of the others. The laptop variants of RTX are struggling and many of the models are hamstrung with gross MaxQ performance. I'll be watching reviews for this closely.

    My only issue is the base model at $2549 has hilarious shortcomings in so many places (8gb ram, duh is that). I ended up over $3000 just picking out obvious upgrades (108p60 in 2019 lol no). Also the Lunar Light looks great. Straight up.
     
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  5. dander

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    At least if it was 8GBx1 you could upgrade it, but it comes with 4GBx2 which is just sad
     
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    bvermeul Notebook Consultant

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    The Area 51m has 4 SODIMM slots, so just plug in two more for 40 GB of RAM. :)

    That's not really a problem in my eyes.
     
  7. mobile96

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    it's mostly gaming and audio recordings plus (but really not a lot only like twice/year) video editing...

    still don't know which way to go :(
     
  8. dander

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    Ah cool, but it's really wasteful since you can buy a 16GB sodimm kit for less that the upgrade from 4GBx2 to 8GBx2 but you're stuck with that ram
    Would it still run in dual channel with different capacity dimm pairs? I always thought 2 sticks were preferable over 2 for stability but that was years ago
     
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    Does it still run in dual cahnnel though? (i don't really know a lot about ram)
     
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    Oh no guys. . .I'm border line ready to cancel my order. I can get a Clevo with and RTX 2080 and 9900K for a few hundred less than my current Area 51m configuration with a 2080 and 9700K.

    Someone talk some sense into me! :eek::(
     
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