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

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

  1. GerhardK

    GerhardK Notebook Guru

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    Yea, not sure about what else they fixed though. Shouldn't have installed it so quick but it seems fine haha
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! Does 1.7.3 block BIOS downgrades?
     
  3. Spartan

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    Has anyone got a spare m.2 OEM heatsink they don't want?

    Happy to pay, just not as much as Dell UK want to charge which is £20+.

    Will go 3rd party if not.
     
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    ascottuk2010 Notebook Geek

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    Absolutely brilliant, jealous of my brother to be honest. But i am still loving the P870 to be honest!
     
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    Every laptop I buy somehow never has a problem, maybe it's my luck :D

    Hope that clevo problem gets resolved asap man, at least my components are working as they should.
     
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    ascottuk2010 Notebook Geek

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    Yeah, I feel like a dick but seriously $700 for three weeks use seems erm excessive


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    Yeah I had a 870m mxm fail the next day after purchase. I returned that asap, it worked well in my acer 8940g but had artifacting issues right out the box.

    Sometimes this happens. The GTX 1080 mxm you are using can handle even 300w tdp. Its just unlucky that your caught in this mess.
     
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  10. Spartan

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    How is your boot time guys? Mine is very slow, like from the moment I turn on the laptop, it sits there on the Alienware logo for about 15 seconds before I start seeing the Windows loading icon spin.

    I have tried every BIOS out there hoping that things might improve but no luck.

    This was both with my Samsung 960 Pro 2TB SSDs in RAID 0 and even now on the factory shipped Hynix drives so it's not the SSDs.

    Either it's the fact that these SSDs are NVMe and it takes a while for them to be initialized or there is some magical setting that I am missing.

    Heck, I even tried to disable USB emulation but the boot time still didn't improve. This is probably the slowest booting laptop I've ever owned.

    @ssj92 @iunlock @VoodooChild
     
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