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

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

  1. devilhunter

    devilhunter Notebook Evangelist

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    Here is the results of mine

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    Gelid Extreme , No delid default pads

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    CineBench 5035 Points vs 4850 on OEM heatsink

    GPU temp rarely crosses 75C and Im using 200 W vBios and on 1.5 Bios. In fact you dont need to downgrade Alienware with this cooler.

    The heatsink in my case makes a good connection on GPU side, not really sure on CPU as it still throttles at Cinebench stress 4.9 Ghz @ -0.130V (it throttles at the second run)
    Cons:
    Screw #3 on CPU doesnt go all the way through Less than 0.5 mm offset is required & weird clicking noise coming from Vapor chamber if GPU temp cross 70C, the noise is coming at the intersection of the two gpu heat pipes with vapor chamber, not sure how to resolve this.



    overall its a good upgrade for those with RTX 2060 or 2070.
     
  2. Zer0K

    Zer0K Notebook Consultant

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    Well I was also able to install this monster designed by Mr. Chen.
    1. Installation is not easy and if you do not want to damage laptop covers, then this solution is not for you.
    2. The main problem is that the new cooling system is 3mm higher than the old one and the decorative frame does not fit properly.
    3. I recommend replacing screws from the old cooling system.
    4. Hooray, using BIOS 1.12, I no longer see throttling of the 200w vbios video card. 72-75 degrees Celsius is the maximum I've seen in games and stress tests. I confirm that the heat dissipation from the processor is not as good as I expected.
    5. The laptop is quieter, new fans are working fine.
    6. There is a small problem that I could not fix
    Result: Excellent for the video card and low efficiency for the processor (there are still problems with pressure on the processor).
    P.S. An alternative modification from another person arrived yesterday, but there are no mounting screws on it at all + it requires a deep modification of the case frame. It should be noted that the surface and pressure to the processor are much better there.
     
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  3. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Guru

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    Hi all,

    If I created a Windows 10 USB backup\recover of for Area 51m(How do you do that again?).....
    Does the USB when plugged in show 0 bytes and 0 files.
    Or should it show the file created when plugged in?
    It is required to be plugged in from a cold start to actually go into Windows Restore?
     
  4. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Guru

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    Yes I need the basics reinforced. Why does the Sony Have 50% option and should that be used while mostly on AC power?
     
  5. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    Is it really that difficult to read the threads in this forum which are very well laid out and right on the main pages?

    Macrium Reflect Installation/Usage Guide





    Sony? I dunno ask Sony [​IMG]
     
  6. G46VW

    G46VW Notebook Consultant

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    Can anyone confirm if we can get ahold of the preflashed memory if its possible to obtain the higher speed with both modules inserted without having to reflash the bios? I dont want to mess with the bios on my machine as I have had bad luck with previous machines.
     
  7. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Guru

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    Can't find this...... is it in the bios settings?
    Not in windows anywhere I can see?
     
  8. twin snakes

    twin snakes Notebook Consultant

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    I replaced the 2933mhz modules without reflash the bios, all I did is powering drain the system by holding down power button for 45 seconds, pop in new kit and that’s it.


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  10. devilhunter

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    Im going to test it out with liquid metal tomorrow, are you sure its pressure problem?
     
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