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

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

  1. clayton006

    clayton006 Notebook Evangelist

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    Did you disable the BIOS option to not allow windows to flash the BIOS. I forget what the setting is called but just curious if you did. I think the word "capsule" is in the setting name somewhere but I could be wrong.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    I believe it's in your UEFI settings. See @S.K 's post for additional details - http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-owners-lounge.826831/page-1202#post-10917552

     
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    New Alienware Area-51m owner here and I was curious if any of the experts here had a link or recommendation on where I can purchase a second 330W ac adapter supported for this device? Contacted Dell and they want to sell me a refurbished one for $129 sans shipping but I have to believe I can do better than that so any help would be appreciated! Thanks
     
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    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the 512GB SX8200 Pro in mine. Works perfectly fine.
     
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  5. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Your best bet is to purchase it directly from dell, there are a lot of fakes out there, and with dell, you'll atleast have a warranty.

    I think I've seen some on Amazon for fairly cheap though ~$75-$100.
     
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  6. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Are you looking to have the battery only charge at a certain level etc. Pretty sure @S.K set his this way and its in or around the same menu where you set the battery as 'Primarily AC'. I'm going to check the BIOS now to see if I can help figure out the menu option.

    @clayton006 - I checked, instead of setting the BIOS to 'Primarily AC' set it to custom and you can set when the battery charges and discharges. Hope this is what you were looking for.
     
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  7. Vanya

    Vanya Notebook Consultant

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    Hi,

    I already disabled capsule updates but it still reverts back to the last BIOS.
    Maybe it's saved on some temp folders ready to be flashed at next boot ?
    I don't know what to do, I already cleaned all the filed linked to Windows Update installed
     
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  8. carlodelmazo

    carlodelmazo Notebook Geek

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    oh dear lord, I remember in March the nightmare case about the heat sink and everyone going wild for the pipes, can’t believe the pipes, no good I would say.

    great that sounds good for me, seems I have all the stuff ready for doing it the reparte, waiting for the new system and go for it.
     
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  9. Papusan

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

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    See if you can block drivers called "System Firmware" in Device Manager. Follow the guide here...
    How to Prevent Windows from Automatically Updating Specific Drivers
     
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  10. clayton006

    clayton006 Notebook Evangelist

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    That's what I was looking for. Will give that a shot! Thanks!
     
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