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

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  1. Rocktaze

    Rocktaze Notebook Evangelist

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    Grats in the 31K club, wish i had a 9900k to bench with.
    I'm pretty sure 27,000 is doable with this machine under the right circumstances.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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  2. jks87

    jks87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I was wondering: Has anyone tested the M51 with external GPU? I have several 2080 RTX and several 1080 TI card and a Pascal Titan card laying around.
    I am considering swapping my current model with full 2080 to a 2060, but with a larger CPU, and with an external dock.

    Has anyone tested that?

    Here are some of my experiences with my current 2080 model:

    2080 RTX
    9700K

    Ran well for two weeks.

    Then could not boot.

    Now at repair: Motherboard issue.

    Didnt use it for anything in particular, I was exporting out an android app from Unreal (so it pushes CPU max- but only for 5 minutes).

    Died.
     
  3. martin778

    martin778 Notebook Consultant

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    So another one dead...
     
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  4. jks87

    jks87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes.

    I am considering just getting money back and go for the MSI raider for 2400. Save the money and wait for a laptop. I got plenty of power house stationary computers, but no laptop. Need one for work (I run a VR studio)

    Anyone with good M51 experiences?
     
  5. martin778

    martin778 Notebook Consultant

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    Bummer, I was reading both the GE75 Raider lounge and this thread and hesitating a lot between the two.....raw power of the 9900K is tempting (have a 'golden' one in my PC running 5.2GHz at 1.225V w. 2080Ti LightingZ) but I don't want to repair it every month.
    The GE75 Raider w. 2080 seems to be running strong when reading their topic.
     
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  6. jks87

    jks87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good idea to read their forum.

    Any other laptop recommendation?

    I feel I would rather save some cost and not go for the bigger MSI Titan. Then I would rather wait till next generation laptops. Why settle for second best at that price range (m51 being the better), and the 1500 between the titan and Raider not big enough a jump (for me).
     
  7. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    One more 9900K delidded. Now will cross compare these and put the best one in my system and sell the other one to a fan boy. :D

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  8. captn.ko

    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    sure, but most of them just use it without hanging around in Forums ;)

    i have mine 7 weeks now (since 12. march) and no Problems. This includes heavy benching (5.2ghz+) and Long gaming sessions (oced)
     
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  9. jks87

    jks87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know what the most common issue is? Mine is the motherboard.

    Is that the common issue? - So if they change it, I shouldbe good to go? - I really cannot rely on a brand when using for work, that requires often repairs. Not a viable option for professional use.
     
  10. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell is mostly very reliable. This is a first but let's be fair, this is a brand new design and only for bleeding edge guys. Gradually problems should be ironed out, or at least that's what I hope based on their track record.
     
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