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

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

  1. jorotaruGuy

    jorotaruGuy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Tbh this whole heatsink issue is silly. Dell should have just put the best one in every single model. The laptop was sold on how easy it was to upgrade components by yourself but if you ordered the base model, your choice in components will always be limited to the lower end, unless you also order a better heatsink to go with it. Unless of course, they're really trying to push the idea of getting your upgrades through Dell, where they'll also switch your heatsink as you move up. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason.

    Besides, from a manufacturing cost perspective, even though the heatsink itself might cost a little more (probably still next to nothing though), wouldn't it have been overall cheaper to produce a part rather than several different variations? Considering all the logistics that would have to go into keeping each variation available.
     
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  2. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    You might wanna save and screenshot that. i have a feeling we’re gonna need it if we’re gonna get a heatsink swap :rolleyes:
     
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    iron_megalith Notebook Geek

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    Welcome to outsourcing and no training.
     
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    yggdra.omega Notebook Geek

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    Currently on with Dell Support at the moment , trying to figure out if it's possible to enable Windows Hello. Dude RDPs in and is trying to get gpedit working in windows 10 home for some reason.
     
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    bennyg Notebook Virtuoso

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    Calling it an "8 pipe" heatsink is being ironic, right? Since there's only 7 and the difference with the "7 pipe" is that one heatpipe is longer and extends over to the CPU side's radiator so it has that shared heatpipe as well as its 3 dedicated ones
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    What is better than Azor's own words about the 8 fat heatpipes. But it seems he have only seen the underside of the 8 7 pipes heatsink. Look at 4.44 min. Maybe he and his engineeers forgot to count the pipes on the top of HS when he they had the chance?:eek: Smart move hang it on the wall with the underside out for the press!

     
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  7. mattcube64

    mattcube64 Notebook Consultant

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    I’ve been at work all day, and I see a lot of smoke... but nobody, yet, has actually received a unit and given photo evidence of receiving the CES pipes, correct?
     
  8. illest1

    illest1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello Everyone. I just received a reply back from Mr. Azor about the heat sink issue.
    This is what he said:
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      We haven't confirmed or denied what heatsinks are supposed to be shipping per GPU config

      19m11 minutes ago

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      We are investigating but you don't necessarily have the wrong heatsink. Enjoy your system and if you have thermal issues lmk. We will confirm heatsink configurations soon
     
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  9. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    You should reply back and post the YouTube video I put into post #2657

    Everything directly out from his own mouth. And not from an second or third person.
     
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    illest1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Papusan. I did as you suggested and sent a reply back to Mr Azor with the video from your post :)
     
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