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

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

  1. Papusan

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

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    None know. Because Alienware have been quiet as oysters about the status for over one week.
     
  2. jpm128

    jpm128 Notebook Enthusiast

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    It was my ssd1 heatsink sliding around. The screw to hold it down is stripped. Can’t loosen or tighten, so it’s floating around
     
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    Nyceis Notebook Deity

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    I know, I tweeted Azor and have gotten zero response. Its crazy.
     
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  4. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    First Linux distro to work for me. Pop! OS based on Ubuntu @Mr. Fox

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  5. SpentaTONofMoolah4k

    SpentaTONofMoolah4k Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just saw this. Big difference in framerates! same with the two sticks of 8GB with dual channel disabled vs enabled.

    Anyone know how I can make sure the dual channel option is enabled on this laptop? Where is that option located at?
     
  6. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Just make sure you have two or four of the same RAM sticks and you'll be in dual channel.

    ex) 2x4GB = 8GB
    4x16GB = 64GB
     
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    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Perfect! All drivers detected correctly? FN keys won't work though right?
     
  8. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can check using CPU-Z under the memory tab it would say if you're running in Single or Dual Channel mode
     
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  9. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I'm not sure which drivers wouldn't work.

    Wi-Fi works, Bluetooth works, sound works (even with headphones) although it doesn't sound that great without the alienware sound center (maybe an EQ program can fix this)
    144Hz detected, G-SYNC seems to be a thing. I think Ethernet works but didn't test it yet.

    Not sure on iGPU yet.

    FN keys work fine actually.
     
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    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Wow! I'm impressed. One thing for sure is Dell taptops are more compatible with Linux than any other brand for some reason.
     
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