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

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  1. gr33n2

    gr33n2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AslCY6JaX-EljbkY3MMmEgEug2p2SA?e=hzJZbe
    1.8.1 BIOS there, let me know if it doesn't work.

    If editing the SPD data is really all it takes to get the RAM working, then hopefully they push a fix for this. Someone should be losing their job over this entire thing. Hopefully Umar pulls through on this.
     
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  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Is bios 1.7.3 current?
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    I might be wrong but I think it can throttle, but the GPU runs so much cooler and with the relative beefy cooling on the A51M, you rarely see it.

    1.8.1 is current.1
     
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    Was current - until they pulled it.
    1.7.3 is now the "latest"
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Oh they pulled it - any word why ?
     
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    Helifax Notebook Guru

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    I am sorry to hear that. Out of curiosity did you try to see if you have the updated AWCC and OC controls installed? I saw there are quite a few updates on the Dell site. My machine came installed with the latest versions.

    Could this be the reason it doesn't work for you, but it works on my machine? It sounds as the OC profiles don't do anything in your case. Did you try to overclock the CPU/GPU just to see that what you specify in the profiles actually applies?

    Cheers,
    Helifax
     
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    Interesting that they pulled 1.8.1, maybe there's a bug in there after all.

    Or *tinfoil hat*

    Maybe they're mad that people are so close to getting their ram to run over 2400mhz o_O
     
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    I am very curious as I am on it currently as are probably quite a few folks...
     
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    Not here for the re hash of the old tired PC vs APPLE wars friend.


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    I appreciate the follow up thank you,

    Yes I’ve been diligent in updates at Dell/ Alienware as well as here.

    I actually began reading this forum since shortly after I ordered my first Area51m ( 9700 - 2070 which I returned when I realized I would forever wonder about 9900 - 2080 lol )

    I actually have read EVERY post in this thread took me weeks, and I think I have tried every trick that had been thought of by all of us.

    Sometimes things get a little better for a while and I think OK that’s that it works ok now, but then I’ll get the itch to try and wring a little more performance out of it , or try to figure out and overcome the throttle issue,

    Usually I end up spending a day or two wasted on reboots and benchmarks / downgrade and upgrade BIOS /

    I’m sure everyone here is familiar with the drill :)


    The thing that really gets in my way is the inconsistency of it all, the way Dell has this laptop locked down makes it really hard to troubleshoot ( at least for the way my mind works :)

    I keep getting slightly different results, I’m thinking that to really do this right it’s probably best to pull the CMOS battery out each time you want to make a major change, it’s looking to me that Dell has some sort of unusual deep integration between their custom BIOS and AWCC and it messes up when you try to change it.

    I also think the way they designed this they actually expect that everyone will use AWCC and create a profile for each game, and the default profile is Performance fans, I expect they consider performance fans to be required for games.




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