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

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  1. XxAcidSnowxX

    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Consultant

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    What benefits does this interface have?
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    There isn't a link for a download of a model's Prema BIOS, and to clarify a bit, there isn't even a Prema BIOS for available the A51m.

    @Papusan was referring to the Prema BIOS and Throttlestop on his Clevo P870. You cannot download it, it will come installed (or can be installed) when you purchase a Clevo model from a "Prema-Partnered" Reseller - https://premamod.com/partner/

     
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    ahanganu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Guys, whoever names the backpacks at Dell needs to be neutered, shot and then sent to the sun.

    I have chance to get this: https://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Ar...rea-51m+Elite&qid=1561044018&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    Does anyone have it? Is it worth the bucks, any impressions? I'm most interested if it holds the a51m tight in the laptop socket as in my current backpack it swims in it.

    I saw there's some other variants but I can't find any online clip or review about this model nor can I find the other models for sale as they are all Alienware Elite backpacks!

    Thanks
     
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    illest1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The 51m elite backpack is a good quality backpack, you won't be disappointed. Lots of room for storage and your beast will fit in it perfect. Here is the Dell link for the backpack, it's a little cheaper too : https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/aa451815
     
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    S.K Batch 80286

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    Well 0.2mm is 10x thicker than 0.02mm. So you never know until you try it out.

    Normal wifi cards (AX200 in this case) internally use PCIe for Wifi and USB for BT connectivity. CNVio wifi card (AX201 in this case) is basically a CRF module only while the wifi processor, associated logic, memory and MAC components are moved over directly onto the CPU or the chipset itself which communicates with the CRF module (the "wifi card" in this case) through an intel proprietary protocol called CNVio. I personally find it much more stable than it's PCIe cousin AX200 with little to no spikes in connectivity speeds plus 0 connection drops under massive load. Plus it is no longer connecting through PCIe so one less burden on your PCIe. AX201 comes with CNVio2 however.
     
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    sazistas Notebook Consultant

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    Hello guys, I just received my area 51m with rtx 2080. In order to maximize the cooling I am going to apply thermal grizzly liquid metal but I cannot find a clear answer here about the thermal pads. Is it possible to put them also in the problematic area of the MOSFETs that are burning out? What brand? size? can anyone summarize this?
     
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    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Consultant

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    So Windows updates is trying to download and install BIOS 1.5.4. I have UEFI firmware capsule updates disabled, I thought that would have prevented it? How are you guys dealing with this?
     
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    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I'm sure this has been covered in the last 4-5 pages with pictures, I'd recommend you having a check but if I remember right, 1.5mm and 2mm seem to be the most popular pad sizes.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Thermal pad size guide: http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-for-alienware-area-51m-9900k-rtx2080.829543/

    I recommend Panasonic pads (best performance/value imo) with 13w/mk thermal conductivity. Quite squishy as well so they make great contact.
    1.0mm: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=P121371-ND
    1.5mm: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=P121372-ND
    2.0mm: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=P121373-ND
    3.0mm: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=P121375-ND

    If you want to re-pad just one of these machines, I'd go with 1x1.0mm, 1x1.5mm, 1x2.0mm and 1x3.0mm. But to be on the safe side and future proofing your build, it's better to buy more than the bare minimum required amount. 3mm is just needed on one place so you can be good with just one of those.
     
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