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

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  1. Area51mFAN

    Area51mFAN Newbie

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    hey all, is there a sub forum anywhere for secondhand area51m ? looking to buy

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  2. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I'm running the 200w vBIOS and 1.7.3 System BIOS. I haven't run into any 'extreme' throttling yet with the GPU. Lowest I think I have seen in-game was around 1500 Mhz.
     
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  3. sparrow21

    sparrow21 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just got my Area 51M and I am having trouble getting the amplifier to work on the built in display. I have the 144 gsync display. Is it confirmed that you cannot use the built in display at all with the graphics amplifier? I will only be able to use an external display with it?
     
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    I can't help but @ssj92 might be able to as he has an amp and A51m.
     
  5. arvinsko08

    arvinsko08 Notebook Enthusiast

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    dell releases new nvidia graphics driver which is the same as the older version

    Fixes & Enhancements
    - Not Applicable.
     
  6. Muyfa666

    Muyfa666 Notebook Evangelist

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    You can buy mine... ;-) Guess the keyboard won't fit you thou. ;-p
     
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    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    , Apple sure knows how to integrate exceptionally

    My Arlo Ultra just got HomeKit update , and it’s been effortless integrated into my other HomeKit stuff , Apple is d bomb


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    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    I have an amplifier but have not used it yet,

    However I am pretty sure the amplifier only works with an external monitor
     
  9. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    So Dell service just left. The good news, I now have both sound channels working.

    It was an....interesting experience. I ended up removing and replacing the bottom for him....unfortunately after he fixed some of my screws to be non capacitive.

    I did stop him from removing the rear IO panel and the black carapace by gently pointing out the soundcard is under the SSD.

    Rather then unplug the soundcard cable from the board, he choose to unplug from the card. I'm......Sureeee there is a reason....

    On the bright side....he was a very nice guy.

    My advice....the soundcard is super easy to replace. Just do it yourself.
     
  10. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Because our laptops have G-SYNC and are wired directly to the internal GPU, we are stuck using external displays with the graphics amplifier.

    The amplifier is only useful if you decide to use external displays. I mean you could of course add one for video editing like me or macOS usage or even a Quadro for CAD, but all of that will be done on an external GPU.

    ONLY way to use the external GPU internally would be if the game supported mGPU in DX12 mode, which allows you to use any mix of GPUs.
     
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