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

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

  1. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    I mean they have gone on for years with a revision in some cases though haven't they? The AW 13 R3 was around since what, 2016? I could see them doing it to simply boost sales after word is out on the R1 issues and try for a clean start... now that I could see. An R2 release would hemorrhage prices on the R1 on existing inventory... and if the screwdown etc is different, then we would see possibly kit prices fall too.

    If they boost the R1 to 83' at least on the 2080's it might not really matter ultimately.
     
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  2. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    Silver would be better... but talk about expensive. You would have to buy a silver ingot, then machine it.

    Silver is the most common that has a thermal conductivity greater than copper.

    You have some other metals too, but the more exotic, the more expensive. You also have to worry about the contact of dissimilar metals. The Heat-sink assembly is always copper, and dissimilar metals have the potential to cause corrosion at contact.

    Edit: I have toyed with the idea of machining a US silver dollar a few years back, but it is just a little too thin to machine and lap flat. That and it is only .800 silver; something .925 would be better.
     
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  3. lestat2k7

    lestat2k7 Notebook Guru

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    But here it says Silver is only a bit better than Copper?
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Tables/thrcn.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thermal_conductivities

    Boron arsenide seems much higher at 1300 W.
     
  4. sasman1964

    sasman1964 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone tried this SSD Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 in an Area 51M ..
    I was going to get a Samsung EVO 970 plus 1 Tb but looking at the Bench marks the Sabrent is hitting nearly 5000 Mb/s compared to Samsung 3500 Mb/s..The Sabrent is a Gen 4 ssd i cannot find out if the Area 51m is Gen 4 or Gen 3
     
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  5. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I have 2 of the Gen 3 versions in mine and had no issues with either in RAID0, the A51m is Gen 3 only.
     
  6. nader_rizk2003

    nader_rizk2003 Notebook Evangelist

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    no use of gen 4 on gen 3. you will get the same speed as any gen 3 nvme.

    Based on Toshiba’s BiCS4 96L TLC NAND Flash memory, its performance speeds can reach up to 5000 MB/s (read) and 4400 MB/s (write) when using a PCIe Gen4 motherboard. Using a PCIe Gen3 Motherboard Speeds will reach up to 3400 MB/s (read) and 3000 MB/s (write). Power consumption is much lower.
     
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    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    Gen4 is only supported on AMD platforms right now.

     
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    FXi Notebook Deity

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    Pretty sure this is true, but checking. If you get the gsync internal panel you cannot ever get the AGA to route the signal to the internal panel correct? I'm thinking down the road sort of debating gsync vs non on the internal panel.
     
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    RazielCrow190 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Funny thing, I should have a non G-sync panel, but in Nvidia it says my screen is G-sync....
     
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    Lopt Notebook Consultant

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    Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I can’t imagine you would be able to notice the difference in day to day use, the EVO is plenty fast already.


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