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

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

  1. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    No thermal pad on earth can tame the 9900K in this chassis. Those are nice pads though, but more is needed here.
     
  2. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    Sure, that's why those more powerful cooling pads allow the user to adjust the fan speed to their preferred noise levels, but even at max setting these are just a faint shimmer compared to the noise of laptop fans even at 70-80%.
     
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    S.K Batch 80286

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    Pictures of power components, especially mosfets and power drivers.
     
  4. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    This looks interesting and no, you're not crazy for suggesting the thermal pads at all. I didn't know about them and I thank you for the info.

    I've ordered Gelid GC Extreme paste and should get here by next week. I've decided to leave the Hidevolution "fixing it" route and get hands on with the computer myself when I have the time to invest on it. I'm now more curious to open her up and see what is causing my temps to go nuts. I will report back here with my findings.

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
  5. Sunnydora

    Sunnydora Notebook Enthusiast

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    There’s a Chinese programmer invented a new type of pad that he called “wind pressuring” pad. It has a huge 30w fan on a solid aluminum base with rubber insulations around the fan to “force” all the air from the fan go straight into the bottom intake of the laptop.[​IMG]
    Check out a video demo, this fan is insane. Reviewers reported average 10 to 20 C in performance improvement


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    Interesting idea. Shouldn't be too difficult to emulate using a normal pad and some thick foam insultion tape around the edges.
     
  7. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    Been using the bios since UM posted it and zero issues , in all my games
     
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    Can you do a run on a game of Div2 and see if there is a drop in performance as temps reach 75-80C?

    Since you are on 1.5.4 after all...


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  9. Silentfan

    Silentfan Notebook Guru

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    Actually I have "only" a 2070 and I wait for the announced TDP-update. But I will understand, how good the 2080 works. Therefore:

    Can someone say me (or test for me), how the maximum temperatures from both chips are at playing

    - 30-60 min Division 2
    or
    - 30-60 min Farcry 5
    or
    - run 30-60 min Heaven Benchmark

    (please use a preset, not individual graphic settings)

    - when the 2080 is limit to 0,8v (1700-1750 MHz at most chips possible) by afterburner

    - and the 9900k is limit to 4,5 GHz on all cores (when 8700 than stock).

    - with profile "quiet"
    (maximum 2500 RPM on CPU and 2200 RPM on GPU).

    - and don`t forget to use a GPU-overclock-profile at AWCC, because of the temperature-limit (normally 75 degrees in the quiet-profile, with the overclock-profile 87 degrees).

    For both to work simultaneously, you first have to set the overclock-profile at AWCC, than you limit to 0,8v in afterburner. This combination works also at windows-autostart (afterburner must load after AWCC-services).

    That would be very nice. Than I can compare.

    But I can understand if nobody wants to make that effort.
     
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  10. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    ok will revert
     
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