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

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

  1. doofus99

    doofus99 Notebook Deity

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    I was told that the MacBook Pro 13 which I bought for my wife a few years ago cannot be upgraded in anyway because everything is soldered, including the RAM.
     
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    The thing with the big heatsink makes me worried now... Does @Err0xx really have the big one? What do we have to order to get it? Can we order it separate?... :confused:
     
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    AWholeHam Notebook Geek

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    MacBook is indeed soldered. iMac is DIMM though.
     
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    euphoric28 Notebook Consultant

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    which is true for most of us. However if you have the skills and the parts/tools it is possible!

    edit: But you are talking to an ex-Navy engineer so i've had to do some seemingly impossible things with the crap I had laying around so I know that "can't be done" is dependent on your skill set and, well.... balls!
     
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    Siepacz Notebook Guru

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    Hello good people!
    My baby is at home and is waiting for me :)
    That's going to be long day at work :)
     
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    GreatD Notebook Consultant

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    I have the same issue sir with HP. When I load or updating the BIOS fans spin faster at Max RPM but when gaming or benchmarking fans are at 70 % of what they actually capable of. I have the HP Omen 17 model- Pavilion lookalike. Its seems to be a Dell and HP problem as well :)
     
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    When flashing BIOS fans get the full 12v. Otherwise, your laptop is trying to stay quiet and just keep heat manageable. You can just override fan speeds with various programs and force it to whatever you want though.
     
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    With SMDs all over these days it would be very hard to pull out a defective chip and replace. I know it can be done with heat guns, reflow ovens, magnifying glasses and what have you... Like people used to repair the faulty Xbox where the soldered CPU would develop cold joints. I make PCBs with some SMDs and if I make a mistake on the MOSFETs for example I just throw the PCB away, as I do not have the tools to remove them once soldered. Maybe I should buy a soldering station...
     
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    Richard Bortz Notebook Enthusiast

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    How is the fan noise/temps?
     
  10. ssj92

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    We need to wait for pics.

    I hope only 9900K + 2080 is needed for it...I kept base ram and hdd because I'll upgrade those myself
     
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