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

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  1. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    Ok here iFixit kit ready... here we go again screwdriver...

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    Wish me good luck..

    I'll take some photos of my dead gc unit to compare to the healthy one
     
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    Good luck!

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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  3. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    Ok i'm in the middle of the process...

    I've noticed that my old gpu of the unit that died WASN'T equiped with the mosfet heatsink !!!!!

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    Is this normal ???? Maybe that's why my old unit died....

    Anyway... I attached the old cable on the new laptop clean the gpu with Isopropanol 99.9% and I'll be continuing after as small break... I need to eat and rest before continuing...

    Some photos of the fixed setup (I've checked... my GPU is equiped with 303150 Mosfets ;) :

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    doofus99 Notebook Deity

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    Not superstitious or anything but you're on page '13' '13' :)
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Actually, Page 1313 for me is Page 1:

    My Preferences for "VB 3.1 - Fluid":

    "Thread Display Mode" : "Newest Post First".

    As always, it is a matter of perspective. :)
     
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    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    2070 or 2080?
     
  7. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    It's a 2080..

    Ok guys... that was hard but it seems that I fixed it !


    First try I put the thermal paste... put everything back in place.....

    I obtained a PCIe x4... damn !! Still not good...

    I unmounted everything.... went to the unmounting of the GC step.... decided to swap one of the GC cable... put the heatsink back... only plug power supply usb and displayport... run supportassist....

    Test: passed !....

    Finally !!...

    Now I need to put everything back.... see ya in a hour...
     
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    Kernelghost Newbie

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    Hi All,

    Looking for some advice....

    Got my unit only a month ago. After 7 days of use the whole unit failed.

    Dell tech replaced the motherboard and GPU - retained the CPU. I observed he had to remove the heatsink from the existing GPU when replacing the GPU as they hadn't send a card with heatsink attached or included.

    I'm not certain if before the replacement parts the situation was any better as I'd hardly had a chance to put the unit through it's paces due to working so much, however here's the situation:

    - When connected via display port to my acer predator X34A (100Hz - 3440x1440) I experience the most insane frame rate drops - I'm talking down to 5 fps at the worst. I've given up trying to play games on this monitor with the 51m. Even adjusting resolution down the issue remains.
    - Connected to this monitor running Valley or Superposition benchmark, the results are incredibly erratic, and I definitely see the abovementioned low frames all the way down to 5fps. I also observer the clock speed dips to 300-450Mhz.
    - Using the inbuilt display, 1920 x 1080 framerates are rock solid - even on extreme/ultra settings its a stable 50+ FPS.

    I'm on the latest 1.5.4 firmware also...

    I have an Alienware 17 R4 with the gtx 1070 and I've never had an issue using this display.

    I've been so annoyed I gave up trying to game on this at all.

    Any suggestions you can offer would be appreciated.
     
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    @VoodooChild
    Oh god..., mine comes from them this week, hoepfully mine comes in a better condition or ima try to return and just go to the clevo 870 or gt76 sigh...as much as i love this devices aesthetics over the other 2
     
  10. Nomadsan74

    Nomadsan74 Notebook Consultant

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    Oooook !!!

    Now that's interesting !

    Freaking 10512 in 3dMark/Time Spy with 74°c on GPU (no undervolt) & 56°c on CPU (undervolted @-110mv)... ok that was with full fan speed but anyway... sounds very good compared to the 1st repaste/repad.

    I think that was a good idea to pickup the core i9 9900k from my previous unit, It's quite the results of a Delidded CPU (did HIDevolution offered me a Delid ? ^^) :

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    Or maybe it's because of the switch from Gelid to Kryonaut on CPU (only)...

    It's amazing... no more THRM or PWR throttling...

    39°c GPU on idle, 44°c CPU on idle...

    Now I can rest, and... prey to spend the next month without dying laptop or GPU connector screwed ;)
     
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