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

  1. Tony Olsson

    Tony Olsson Notebook Enthusiast

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    Prerry good but, more lightning and more closeups.
     
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  2. alberty

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    Did you decide to return it due to blb or keep it? It’s temps are pretty good i suppose. My 4th unit has the same blb as well but very good temps. Im just exhausted keep returning it I think i will keep it because the next one possibly would have the same blb or im just one of the unlucky guy.
     
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  3. LoganWade

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  4. HaloGod2012

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    Anyone know if there is a way to push the display backlight beyond the 300nit brightness? I’m so used to my older Alienware’s 400nit display. Also yes, I want to go blind


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  5. mattcube64

    mattcube64 Notebook Consultant

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    Finally figured it out. Had an epiphany last night that Dell is probably using way, way worse motherboards than what I would have/usually buy for a custom build, and I remembered back in the day a MoBo taking a couple minutes to recognize a memory change.

    So tried again this morning, and that was it. Did one stick at a time, and each change it took the PC at boot a solid two full minutes to splash screen and then alert me of a change in memory. So, patience was key.

    Rocking 64GB now!

    Next up is replacing the SSDs. I got some third-party heatsinks that should work fine... but I forgot I need a screw. Can someone remind me what size screw is needed for the NVME m.2 drives? I'm gonna try to find one local instead of waiting a few days for shipping.
     
  6. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    Digging the glasses. Where did you get them?

    Sound is very good. Could be closer shot though.
     
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  7. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice! Glad you got it figured out.
     
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  8. LoganWade

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    Lol, I'm always looking for ways to push the minimum brightness :p The dimmest the m15 would get was still too bright for my tastes.
     
  9. mason2smart

    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    I actually used the mic built into my camera lol. Did not expect it to be that clear either.

    Got the glasses from prodesign. They do fade over time though!

    Thanks for the input!

    Will try to post a vid swapping out the ssd's and adding RAM to the unit soon.

    I will be keeping this unit as i think the tradeoff for the temps is worth it.
     
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  10. HaloGod2012

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    Even when gaming ? You don’t go max ?


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