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

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  1. faultcurrent42

    faultcurrent42 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I’m not 100% sure it is the failed part since I can’t see the back of the MOBO without removing it. It has lots of discoloring around the edges. It’s hard to see from the photos but the surface of that component looks blistered from heat.
     
  2. tobyg

    tobyg Notebook Consultant

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    Honestly, that part looks fine. I'm guessing it's something else. We won't know until someone actually tears it down entirely.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Remember having those two NVMe ssd’s in Raid0 will reduce temp on the controller. A great idea run the ssd’s like this if the laptop is plagued with ssd overheating/throttling due its design. Too cold ssd nand ain’t an advantage but keeping the controller cold is.
     
  4. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    correct, sinc each SSD is now doing half the work and the other half is done by the other SSD
     
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    mattcube64 Notebook Consultant

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    Awesome! That wasn't my reason for doing it, but it was a hoped-for side effect; wasn't sure if it made sense, though. Glad it does.
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    When setting up RAID, choose a stripe size of 64K if you have the option in the BIOS. That would give you the best overall performance when accessing small OR large files.
     
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    tobyg Notebook Consultant

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    I just did some testing on my notebook, and to me the hottest part from that area seems to come directly from above the F4 key. Trying to look through the vents with a flashlight, it appears maybe a coil or something right about in that area.
     
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    Sven Boden Notebook Enthusiast

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    What checks are you guys going to do, to make sure that your Laptop does not burn like theirs, I am a little bit frightened :0
     
  9. XxAcidSnowxX

    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Consultant

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    Out of the 4 that had their 51m burn and smoke, who completed the 200w vbios update?
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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