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

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  1. ckezema

    ckezema Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awesome thanks! Kind of figured. Welp back on the horn with dell to get the right panel..
     
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    Wendell Augusto Borges Newbie

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    I prefer the Dark Side too... but when i bought mine, i paid 500 USD less in the white lunar....;););)
    Just because this i bought the white... :(
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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  4. Virale

    Virale Notebook Evangelist

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    I know man, frankly it’s unacceptable. I loved my 51m bare lunar light. Looks sick! Sad I had to wrap it.

    Had I noticed something stain it and not come off in the first month of use, I would have returned it, knowing it was going to be a pain in the ass to be “afraid to even touch it” because without the skin, I would literally be afraid to put my palms on it or rest my mouse/mousepad/headphones. Effing stupid.
     
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  5. Wiz bit

    Wiz bit Notebook Consultant

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    Im on bios 1.3.2 and had my 51m since feb 19 an since being forced to upgrade command centre I was stuck on gpu 75c. I followed the above however my cpu underclock doesent work.

    What does 5. check on profile do? If I check the box I don’t get the overclock options, I have to uncheck it to make sure I get the options to overclock an move the temp to 84c

    Clearly dell are now trying to force the gpu thermal throttle via command centre now not just the recent bios.
     
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  6. PDUB72

    PDUB72 Notebook Guru

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    I hope mods will forgive the sort of double post, but I'm wondering if diskpart/clean is essential when doing a clean install as outlined in Spartans guide to Clean Install of Windows 10. I posted a couple specific questions over on that thread.

    10% battery drain this morning, by the way. I can't believe Tech Support doesn't acknowledge this as a problem. Now it's almost everyday instead of only a couple times a week. I'm determined to fix it.
     
  7. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    step 5 is essential to unlock the GPU Thermal throttling point in the Alienware Command Center. I do that and am able to undervolt the CPU just fine

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    After I test/save for the undervolt then th GPU temp limit increase saving them to the same profile name (in this case, I called it 4.9 GHz), then I select that profile in the main tab to make sure that's the active profile and the undervolt/GPU temp increase are in place.

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    I am on BIOS 1.3.2 and on the latest Alienware Command Center and OC Controls.
     
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  8. Wiz bit

    Wiz bit Notebook Consultant

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    I am able to undervolt the cpu an lower the core clock in command centre as you show in the image, however despite selecting the newly created profile, hwinfo reports all CPU’s running at 4.5 rather then 4.2, gpu temp does reach 81c so is not locked at 75c

    But after about an hour the gpu temp resets its self to 75c and was locked again. I think as I was connected to the internet either command centre updated again or I don’t know ? I will try it all again but might be worth cross checking your cpu is actually running at a lower speed you set in command centre using HWINFO ...
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    lower speed? What? I am not running or even wanting to downclock my CPU! Undervolting is giving it slightly less voltage than the default voltage set by Intel to lower the temps not running the CPU at a lower speed. That's called "downclocking" completely different thing.
     
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    Wiz bit Notebook Consultant

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    I’m downclocking slightly an undervolting, but the downclock doesn’t work an I’m not sure the undervolting is working either despite what command centre reports ..
     
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