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

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  1. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Mines about the same but not a clue how to upload here.
     
  2. Spartan

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    That is insane man! By the time you have booted and enjoying your coffee [​IMG], I would be still staring at the darn Alienware logo [​IMG]
     
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    Guys, I have yet to play any game on my Alienware Area-51m, but I have a friend with a AREA-51M and anytime he is playing WoW with both chargers connected his battery will also drain down, in like 1hr it will go down from 100% to ~10% and the battery won't start charging until he exits the game, any ideas on this? Is this normal?

    His BIOS is 1.7.2

    Does this Hybrid Power also apply to the Area-51m with dual adapters? I wouldn't have thought so.

    @iunlock @ssj92 @Tim V. @GerhardK @Mr. Fox @Papusan
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2019
  4. EepoSaurus

    EepoSaurus Notebook Evangelist

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    This is completely abnormal in my experience. My 51m's battery doesn't discharge at all. Sounds like a problem. Does he see any performance loss or warnings of only one adapter plugged in? Maybe a bad adapter but even then i dont think it would drain the battery if at least one adapter works
     
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    Lemme check with him, thanks for your feedback just wanted to make sure this is not normal
     
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  6. GerhardK

    GerhardK Notebook Guru

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    Strange... Sounds like it's getting enough juice for the computer to run properly but not enough to keep it charged, which would make sense after reading about the hybrid power function.

    Ask him to go into the BIOS and see the total available PSU wattage to make sure both PSU's are working. It should be able to detect what type of PSU's he has and provide total available watts. Maybe change the BIOS battery setting to primarily AC use and turn on high performance mode in the windows battery setting, and in the ACC program.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, I told him to update his BIOS to 1.7.3 and do another test.
     
  8. Papusan

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

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    Be aware on this... Lunar White seems to struggle if you use microfiber cloths.

    This happened while cleaning it with a micro fibre cloth...
    [​IMG]
    Area-51m have Hybrid Boost functionality, but shouldn't drain the battery with both adapters connected. Maybe screwed up power handling. If he still have the problem... Say he can buy a cheap kill-a-watt and measure max power draw from the wall.
     
  9. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Here are the pictures of the heat sink:
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    @Fire Tiger These are upgraded ones from Dell and not aftermarket ones. I am not aware of any aftermarket heat sinks for these GPUs.
     
  10. raza1983

    raza1983 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine is much slower to post for some reason ☹️.
    It's literally at the rainbow puke stage for 3 times longer, it drives me nuts lol
     
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