*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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    Don't even bother with an undervolt. Set to static voltage in TS and go down to something like 1.2 for 4.7 GHz. Keep reducing until it becomes unstable.

    These chips can only take about .080-.0120v undervolt. And it messes with static voltage stability too much if you do both.
     
  2. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Well I swapped my old GPU into my new laptop and it's working great, so I can atleast play games until Monday when Dell sends a tech over with a new GPU.

    So sad though, that GPU overclocked SO well.
     
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    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    Yea that's what I meant. Had to edit my comment after realizing my typo lol
     
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    Desertf0x9 Notebook Evangelist

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    He's pretty much a big fat liar. I'm beginning to realize 99% of reviewers on youtube are basically full of it and repeat the same info. I have a non gsync model. I tried to disable the 2080, underclocked the cpu and gpu, dimmed the display and still can't get more than 2 and a half hours. No optimus even on the non gsync model. I would have just gone with the gsync model but playing on the laptop I don't think it's needed.
     
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  5. alexnvidia

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    how the hell did pcworld get 6 hours?
     
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    patience.. it's not easy. but it's doable..
     
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  7. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    Gordon said that he put the laptop in airplane mode and just played a movie on it. Which kind of tells me that a lot of power draw could be because of the wifi chip as well. I'll run some tests where I disable wifi and only rely on wired internet as that's what I prefer to use with my machines anyway.
     
  8. SpentaTONofMoolah4k

    SpentaTONofMoolah4k Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    How can I upgrade the bios to 200 watts? Is there a settings option in the bios to switch to that or would I have to download something?

    Is there a tutorial or video on how to do this?
     
  9. SpentaTONofMoolah4k

    SpentaTONofMoolah4k Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a benefit to doing this?
    If the hard drive crashes, wouldn't you be able to just re-download Windows again & then download all the drivers again for the laptop?
    Isn't the only thing that comes pre-installed in this laptop, just the alienware overclock program?
     
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  10. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    I believe this is the Bios update that you are looking for. But with great power, comes great responsibility, so make sure your mosfets and VRMs are properly in contact with highest quality possible thermal pads and the thermal pads are making good contact with the heat sink, otherwise you'll blow your power circuitry up in smoke.
    https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER05529946M/1/Alienware_Area-51m_1.3.2.EXE
     
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