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

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  1. Biker Gremling

    Biker Gremling Notebook Consultant

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    SOLVED: Re-installed Alienware Command center and OC controls. Did a clean copy of Throttlestop. 5.2 GHz is back!

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    Yes, this is a fantastic machine. Just bear in mind the following (on RTX 2080 versions):
    1. If you don't care about OC, repasting etc, stock runs just fine with latest BIOS.
    2. If you want to OC, you will need to revert to the 1.5.0 BIOS and the 1.0.0.3 vBIOS SAFETY NOTES: Don't do this on a GPU without the upgraded MOSFET and on a laptop without inspecting the thermalpads firts. Also don't push the GPU past 180W on average (you WILL need to undervolt). Basically you want these BIOSes to avoid Alienware command center taking control of the GPU and ruining your MSI Afterburner curve).
     
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  2. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I'm currently on BIOS 1.7.3 with the 200W vBIOS, just ran Timespy (https://www.3dmark.com/spy/8833910), Firestrike (https://www.3dmark.com/fs/20652130) and CineBench R15 (1598) one after the other.

    The GPU as expected was limited to 75c, however, the throttling only dropped down to 1500mhz (circa). I haven't experienced the drop to 300mhz yet.

    The CPU cores were between 85c-91c, only one core hit 91c. This is with an overclock of x51 on all cores and a -100mv undervolt.

    For my uses 1.7.3 will be fine for now, this could change in the future though when I become more comfortable messing with GPU OC/UV.

    How do these scores look to you guys? I'm a newbie to OC and Benchmarking.
     
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  3. Biker Gremling

    Biker Gremling Notebook Consultant

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    The Timespy score looks normal for the device.

    With BIOS 1.7.3, you will experience hard thermal throttling down to 500MHz if you rise the temperature limit on Alienware Command Center. If not, CPU speed will adjust to maintain 74~75 °C
     
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    Zoledz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys just Got my a51m and here is the little problem. Got IT with 256gb ssd only. Now when I add another m2 ssd the system cant start. Im stuck on alienware logo forever. Any tips for this?
     
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  5. Fire Tiger

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    The GPU did throttle at 75c but the minimum GPU Core Clock recorded in HWInfo was 1500 (circa). I haven't observed the 'heard throttling' that others have up to this point.

    I have downloaded the Asus GPU Tweaker app but to be honest have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to messing with the GPU.
     
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  6. Fire Tiger

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    Did you attempt a Windows re-install or anything, or have you just added the new drive and tried to boot into Windows?

    Can you see the new drive in the BIOS?
     
  7. Zoledz

    Zoledz Notebook Enthusiast

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    No just tried to log info windows. Yeah the drive is visible in bios
     
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    If you remove the new drive can you boot into Windows fine?

    Are you planning to use this new drive for storage or are you planning to RAID the drives?

    Sorry I'm not really helping, just hoping some of these additional questions might help us or someone else identify the issue.
     
  9. Zoledz

    Zoledz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just want this for storage. I don't need raid. Ye when I unplug it the windows starts fine. The disk is Adata sx8200
     
  10. Papusan

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

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    Your Cinebench R15 scores sucks if you run it with 51x on all cores.
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    Same for your Time Spy Physics..
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