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

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

  1. andrew bentley

    andrew bentley Notebook Enthusiast

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    well got my email delivery for 2nd may for my new laptop after first popped hopefully this one works wasnt offered a repair just straight swap for new laptpp or refund and had a perfect screen too hope this one has too and doesnt blow up this time or think ill get refund not chancing a 3rd ill just order again after xmas should have problems all solved then
     
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  2. Amroth

    Amroth Notebook Consultant

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    LOL :D

    No offense to anybody who likes 'em, but I can't stand the new wave of cartoony "fun" shooters. It doesn't makes sense to me to combine cute, rascally characters with the theme of deadly combat...
     
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  3. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the info. If I upgrade to pro, will it only be able to be used on this machine?
     
  4. QUICKSORT

    QUICKSORT Notebook Evangelist

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    I tried to undervolt my gpu. Going good so far, but I forgot how the original voltage/frequency curve was.
    Is there an option in msi afterburner to set that back to default?

    Edit: nvm. I didn't make my changes to auto load, so after a restart it was back to original values which I stored as a profile just in case.
    So all good.
     
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  5. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    How was it? Easy enough? Temps and confidence building with the UV?
     
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  6. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    Some updates here :

    Laptop sent Apr, 10 to Dell's workshop in Germany

    Current status : "The repair of your device requires additional analysis. Our engineers are working on solving the issue."

    Don't know what "additional analysis" mean... but yeah i got an estimated return on next week... don't know if i can trust this date though...

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  7. QUICKSORT

    QUICKSORT Notebook Evangelist

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    Okay so my voltages were around 1035 ish, it would fluxuate around that.
    I downvolted it to 950 mv.

    Results were stable, no issues. Power throttling was still present though.
    But barely any temperature difference. like 1-2 degrees.

    Not worth the hassle imho.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention. on lower end games where the GPU didn't get really hot like overwatch, where the temps are like around the mid 60. On those stuff the temp difference was a little larger. But for the games where it mattered most like Metro exodus. Barely any difference to my disappointment.
     
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  8. Trulyfatal

    Trulyfatal Notebook Consultant

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    Bro, maybe you should keep everything as it is and dont touch to many settings like you did before.
    Just enjoy the laptop play some games r whatever.

    i can see clearly now how your other unit went up in smoke lol
     
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  9. martin778

    martin778 Notebook Consultant

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    What does the 51m do when you use a single 180W/240W brick? Will it run or not at all?
     
  10. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I believe the CPU is capable of 100% but the GPU is somewhat held back.
     
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