*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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  1. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    - "The relatively slender profile of the laptop could point to the energy-saving Max-Q variants of the powerful GPUs being utilized in this device"

    - "... seems obvious that these GPUs would be accompanied by members of Intel’s 9th Gen Coffee Lake-H"

    Not to pile on but with an "H" or "HK" CPU and Max-Q GPU , I don't feel the Area 51m has to worry.

     
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    I won’t lie it does look nice; I thought MSI was coming out with a new DTR laptop with a socket CPU? I heard that rumor a couple months ago. If this is it, then it’s def not competition for Alienware. I also don’t think this laptop looks slim at all, it looks very beefy. No way this thing rocks a i9 but with only a Max Q 2080.


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    Gelid GP Extreme is available at 80x40mm 2mm size. Highly recommended. They have better performance than Arctic and they compress much better to create a snug fit so heat is efficiently transferred to heatsink :) @c69k was right, they are almost as good as the best if not the best thermal pads on the market besides Fujipoly.
     
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  5. Papusan

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    You don't think so?:D Of course it does:vbthumbsup: But want this one? Nope!
     
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  6. win32asmguy

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    The photos make it look as thick as the WT75 was. It is certainly thicker than the GE75 which does not use Max-Q. If its anything other than LGA+MXM then MSI shouldn't even bother.
     
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    The “Settings” button in AWCC is non functional and remains gray/unclickable for me. Can anyone confirm you can click the “Settings” button and tell me/show me a pic of what you see?

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Mechanized Menace

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    Could I use the IC graphite thermal pad on the 9900k? If so, has anyone tried it?

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  9. SacraficeMyGoat

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    You could, temps won't be as good as thermal paste though.

    You could also run into issues if you're heatsink isn't perfectly flush, as the graphite pad is very thin.
     
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    Thanks man!

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