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

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

  1. Expje87

    Expje87 Notebook Consultant

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    Jeah the weird part is it keeps running 300mhz altough it reaches 40 degrees in like 10 seconds but yet takes 4-5 minutes to boost the gpu again. This can't be by design
     
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    bsch3r Notebook Evangelist

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    The panel is quite good, no relevant backlight bleed, good contrast and black level. It is 144Hz with gsync. But I am on 1.5.0 to avoid throttling and on the 200W vbios 1.0.0.3. With this combination I get artifacting when enabling gsync (screen turns black every couple of seconds). Maybe this would not be the case with the newest bios and vbios but at least for me this is not an option.

    This is the best looking notebook I have ever owned and performes quite well if not on the latest bios. But how can DELL cripple this "bad boy" with every new bios iteration and the 2400Mz ram problem is absolutely ridiculous on a Z390 platform. Then the cheaping out on the retail heatsink... If DELL wouldn´t have made theese failures this could have been the perfect laptop.

    BTW: which 2400 DDR4 is recommended with the best latency. I read somewhile ago Kingston HyperX, but which model exactly?
     
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    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    Hmmmm..any one see the 17 R4 blowout? If I did not have the 51m ordered this would be hard to say no too....
     
  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Many Jokes from Dell. This with bad interrupt latencies is a ongoing problem at least for the XPS models... And I have seen some said Area also isn't good for music production due same/similar problem. See... Popping sound this through 3 laptops in a row.
    [​IMG]

    Could you or other with the Area run LatencyMon for 15 min? Link to the software follow here https://www.resplendence.com/latencymon Thanks:)
     
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  6. bsch3r

    bsch3r Notebook Evangelist

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    Started right now, will report back after 15 mins

    Question: Which power input is regarded the primary (the inner or outer one?).

    BTW: My unit came primarily with the Delta 330W psu and not the Liteon :)
     
  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    There are different kinds of jokes. Good (funny) jokes, corny (stupid) jokes, dirty (mean) jokes and nasty (off-color, NSFW,) jokes. Neither one of the jokes mention above is funny. But, they are all the other kinds of jokes rolled into one.
     
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    bsch3r Notebook Evangelist

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    Does indeed not seem suitable for music:
    [​IMG]

    Gesendet von meinem EVR-L29 mit Tapatalk
     
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  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yeah. Dell struggle with this.
    What OS version you run? Latency should be better with one of the latest patch for (1903).

    Edit. The old lady from 2015. And not newest fancy drivers. New doesn't always mean better.
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  10. mason2smart

    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just got laptop back from dell repair. Called up to see what was done. Case handler is going to ask if he can send me the internal report. Apparently a lot of stuff was wrong and a lot of components were replaced...


    Temps seem to be much higher than before but oddly it's not throttling a whole lot??

    Firestrike At 5ghz custom perf setting in bios, max fan speed:
    102C package temp
    99c max core temp
    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38525959?

    So far speakers seem fixed ...

    BUT:

    Messed up screw was left and in fact never screwed in all the way in the returned unit

    Bottom panel never popped all the way in in returned unit

    Will post more (and hopefully some pics) in a followup.

    @hmscott
     
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