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

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

  1. Rei Fukai

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    Yeah true man you're right about that!
     
  2. Donald@zTecpc

    Donald@zTecpc Company Representative

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    Thanks for your great input. I had to make additional posts at Reddit because that discussion was filled with even more conflicting information. Hopefully this will clarify, but who knows what goes at Reddit.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Alienware/...ant/evsej5i?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
     
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    Is there any advantage of buying from HID Evolution over Dell? Also Im pricing the Area 51 trying to get the best deal. How good of a deal have you guys managed to get?
     
  4. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    The advantage is better quality control and most importantly, the ability to configure the laptop with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads which is a pain in the butt to install on your own.

    Additionally, they have a paid feature where you can pay 99 bucks to have select the best panel with the least backlight bleed out of the lot
     
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    I got one with 9700k / 2080 / 16gb / 1tb hdd / no ssd / 144hz non gsync / dark color / 1 year base warranty for $2179 before tax from Dell Outlet.
     
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    Seconded
     
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    Hello I recive this error can someone help me...I try: repair windows, new windows, all tests from dell/bios, from windows, all drivers update... can someone help me I run 1903...
     

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  8. ssj92

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    MXM is dead. The MSI & Clevo options are all custom options. They don't even fit in previous gen models without heatsink modifications.

    Last real official MXM card was the Quadro P5000M (1070 version of Quadro). 980M is we're talking consumer GeForce segment.

    All others are modified designs and not nVidia reference design. There are P5200M from HP as well but those are missing EPROM. There are eBay 1070 MXM 3.0b as well but they are recycled P5000M boards with the 1070 GPU implanted.

    Unless I missed somewhere that RTX series is on MXM 3.0b boards somewhere? Does the new Quadro RTX use MXM 3.0b boards? I would love to see that, maybe I can upgrade my M18xR2 lol
     
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  9. Rei Fukai

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    As far as i know, Clevo sells the RTX 2080 in mxm 3.0 format. Don't know if it's a or b but its based on mxm 3.0

    https://clevo-computer.com/nl/upgra...135/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-8gb-gddr6-mxm-3.0

    Edit: found another one, but this one is based on 3.1: https://www.ebay.com/itm/P750TM1-G-...MXM-3-1-2994-CUDA-100x124mm-Kit-/132960535674

    I think it would be strange to discontinue mxm based videocards when companies like zotac release small sff based pc's with mxm gpu's inside them. Else in 2019 there would be no mxm cards available and no new products based on mxm

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/13882/ces-2019-digital-storm-spark-a-miniitx-with-mxm-rtx-2080

    https://mobile.twitter.com/eurocomtech/status/1106290908608299008
     
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  10. mason2smart

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    how on earth did u hold 5.3 ghz? my cpu has low temps but won't stay stable past 5ghz and wont undervolt...

    Attached the PDF I am printing and sending to Dell with my laptop for the RMA over the issue with the angled m.2 port in ssd slot 1. The PDF includes images and examples for anyone interested in taking a look.

    Also includes images of the shattered threading in one of the speaker standoffs


    Also, interestingly, the other standoff for the mini half sized m.2 ssds seems really low (too low to use) in the ssd #2 slot.
    Even holding it straight there's almost a 1cm gap...
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    RMA box Dell sent me only has two extremely thin bags for the power bricks and foam end-pieces for the laptop. The antiscratch bag was not included and the there is no other padding. The box may even be too large for the unit!
    Gonna ship what they sent me and let Dell know that I am assuming any damage from the loose power bricks or the foam will be covered by the repair center.
     

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