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

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

  1. Vanya

    Vanya Notebook Geek

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    I've had 3 Area-51M so far and the last I'm now using has issues with G-Sync with the 1.5.0 BIOS.
    In every games, I have a constant black screen flicker when G-Sync is enabled.
    I did not have this issue with my previous units, any idea what can I do to fix that?
    I'm running BIOS 1.6.2 untill I can find a solution for this.

    Thank you !
     
  2. GerhardK

    GerhardK Notebook Guru

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    Pretty sure the Chei Mei panels (newer ones) only have G-sync enabled on 1.62 and above because they were released after the 1.50 version of the bios, so the hardware is not compatible. Won't ever have a solution for this unless someone starts making custom BIOS's (which will likely never happen).
     
  3. Vanya

    Vanya Notebook Geek

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    Hey !
    Nope, I'm bosnian haha.
    I can push the cpu offset down to -0.130/0.140. Further undervolting make me crash under load (Battlefield V and GTA V at 4.0 GHz on all cores) with silent fan profile.
    I did not touch anything in the BIOS as I'm undervolting with Intel XTU (which uses the same driver as AWCC, but I only use this one for my fan and sound profiles).
     
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  4. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Evangelist

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    I thought on the gpu vrm strip your guide shows to use 1mm and says optional 1.5 or 1.0mm on the 2 vrm near cpu fan.

    Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
     
  5. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    Er - DON'T go to Amazon / Flea-bay for these, or you will get Chinese copies (no matter what they say to you), been there, been burnt.
     
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  6. Biker Gremling

    Biker Gremling Notebook Consultant

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    This afternoon my laptop crashed and on boot went to check disk mode. Then the GPU wasn't working properly.

    Did the driver update to the 16x controller and everything works fine.

    The ones I got are definitely not Dell OEM despite they have the Dell logo on them. However, they work with the laptop correctly and thus I am not concerned. Your knowledge may vary.
     
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  7. Tim V.

    Tim V. Notebook Guru

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    I use XTU as well, however, my fan profiles in AWCC do not respond to changes I make. Changing the fan profiles never worked in AWCC, even before XTU was installed. Only reason I leave it installed is for lighting and sound profiles.
     
  8. REAN1MAT0R

    REAN1MAT0R Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is it possible to configure custom fans curve ?

    Can you show us labels from this adapters please ? May be we can detect the proper ones

    They all are chinese "copies"
    Dells are just less "copier" than amazons or aliexpres's
     
  9. thetruegamer

    thetruegamer Newbie

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    Okay so this is my first post so don't roast me. I am in the process of getting my Area 51m from HID (9900k Delidded, 2080, 32gb RAM) All the works. My question is.. Is this a TRUE desktop replacement?
     
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  10. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    As true as a notebook could be, yes.

    Welcome to the forums. Great machine, you’ll love it!
     
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