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

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Its just for warranty claims and parts replacement! GPU won't get tested at all that extensively.
     
  2. Arog

    Arog Notebook Consultant

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    man going on here makes me scared was about to plunker $3k on the 51m but having 2nd thoughts listening to all your guys issues. are there happy 51m owners here without temp issues etc.?
     
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  5. Latostno

    Latostno Notebook Guru

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    This x4, x8 stuff is a scary kind of lottery. I was like what the hell when I see these weird things going on

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    bvermeul Notebook Geek

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    I'm happy with mine. I have mine running @ 4.7 GHz all cores, and if I undervolt (-0.155V) I have decent temperatures (around 80C max under load). If I don't, it'll throttle and go up to 99-100C.
    I've had it for three weeks now, played some Division 2 and some other games, and like the performance it gives.

    It's the 9900K + RTX2080 + 144 Hz screen (no gsync), latest bios and 200 Watt VBios installed. I like it a lot so far. I've tried and returned an m15 and 17R5 before, but the temperatures on those were abysmal.
     
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    Thanks for the input. Nice to know. We need more success stories here, the burn out issues have got me doubting my decision as HID builds my system as we speak. I need a desktop replacement and there is no other product I like other than this one so I'm out of options too. HID gives a 2 year premium warranty and I plan to upgrade it to 4 years and rest easy.
    Will post my first hand experience as and when I get the system.

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    Its all good man. As like any other forum most of the time forums are where people land having problems. There are several people without problems and some with. AW will get it sorted if there are any. Their warranty and support generally is great especially getting repairs/replacements.

    My aw17 with 980m fried, was fixed 2 days later. My AW18 with sli 780m's went up in smoke with sparks and burning smell. Had to send that one in, had it back 4-5 days later. I suggest use it like you stole it the first 2-3 weeks.
     
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    I’ve had no issues with mine either and have sunk many hours into gaming and benchmarking, all with very high overclocks. Finding the max undervolt for the CPU is a must on any unit


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    No issue with it and god knows i pushed it to the limits.
    It's a beast of a laptop and if it burn in smokes, i'll just get a replacement one ...
     
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