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

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    The issue is you were refusing to even listen to what the Pros are trying to explain. Next time, give people a chance and be open to discussion so you won't put yourself in such a situation. Cheers. Here's a good one for you to cheer you up right now....

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  2. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Yep - was waiting for this. Upscaling fools quite a few people that aren't aware of it.

    DSR is great when it works, but I know for some reason it causes the A51M at least in my case to "jitter" a bit with Overwatch, even at like 1.2. Kerbal Space Program OTOH, looks fantastic and has no issues with it. What I dislike is its a global setting, and this means if anything has issues with it you have to remember to turn it on and off per application : /
     
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  3. PDUB72

    PDUB72 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Another update with new info, in caes anyone is following.

    I've been checking every morning and the drain occurs only on Wednesday and Saturday night. I guess my next step is to simply reimage or clean install OS, since Dell support is both inndifferent and incompetent. I haven't heard back from them for about two weeks, now.

    I thought that was noteworthy, though. 6% drain overnight, but only on certain days.
     
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  4. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I recently did a clean install and took an image. I had to then go back to that image a few days later and I haven't noticed any battery drain since. I haven't actively changed any setting to try and eliminate the random battery drain either.
     
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    The battery drain on Wednesday and Saturday corresponds with the scheduled secret backdoor personal data upload to Dell and the Compal factory in China.
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    I have 0% battery drain. I turn off my laptop every night and even turn off the power switch of the electricity. I have my Xbox 360 controller connected all the time and my Samsung T5 Portable SSD connected via Thunderbolt.

    I'm on BIOS 1.5.0 and have disabled USB Powershare.

    Clean install of Windows 10 by the way
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Same here - I have checked it repeatedly and so far no sign of it.
     
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  8. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Have both of you eliminated the Dell Support Assist crap, or whatever they're calling that virus now?
     
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    No, I don't need to eliminate SupportAssist or Dell Update since I don't install them to start with ;)
     
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    That's because you're smart. But, you eliminated it by doing a clean install.
     
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