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

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    DDR4 RAM prices continue to fall


    Btw. A new one soon up in smoke?
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    https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware/Area-51m-screen-black/td-p/7287946


    Second one... Full fire.
    Another area 51m burns out. 23 minutes ago
    My Area 51m (9700k, rtx2080) arrived from HIDevolution on April 23rd. And about 10 minutes ago it winked off while running the ashes of the singularity escalation benchmark, and smoke came up out of the vents. I honestly don't understand how this can be happening.
     
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  2. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Notebook Consultant

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    this whole story is starting to annoy me, too many units are on fire, I spent almost € 4000 for this machine, it's not fair to have to live with the fear that blows up ...
     
  3. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    I already ran furmark and prime95 on my unit for 1 hr. I'm currently leaving that as a no-fire hassle for now until I end up like @Predator2181 and have a dead unit with no indicator. I also don't want to repaste after getting some superb temps. Currently testing undervolting of both CPU and GPU and creating a battery saver mode with TS so I can increase the battery life just a bit further for when I'm idling and charging my car at a supercharger somewhere.
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    This is +6 weeks ago. Azor haven't posted about the problems since then. Where is the transparency and openness?
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  5. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Notebook Consultant

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    during the gpu-z render test with the fan off, do i hear strange electronic noise is normal? never heard anything like this with other benchmarks
     
  6. Arog

    Arog Notebook Consultant

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    Maybe the failures are due to OCing. I don’t think it’s a good idea to overclock a laptop...don’t care what model you have. Keep it stock.
     
  7. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    A majority of the laptops that died were not overclocked at all, all stock.
     
  8. Papusan

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    I have oc'd and benched all my laptops as long I can remember. All have survived. Don't put out wrong conclusions/statements.
    Coil Whine.... https://www.notebookcheck.net/FAQ-Coil-Whine.225152.0.html
     
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  9. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    Created a gaming profile that doesn't go above 4.8GHz and strangled that GPU power curve and got much more manageable temps for long enduring gameplay. This is definitely okay to play on the knees. Had to uninstall Intel XTU due to weird issue with settings not sticking per boot. This is also on "Performance" fan settings which was my intended goal so it would be sorta quieter. Going to start working on a media profile with huge downclocks for battery life. It has been known that with almost everything off and on low, this beast can reach 6 hrs of battery. I want to reach 3.5 hrs.

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    https://i.imgur.com/mi4UUp3.jpg

    Overall, I really like the aesthetics and feel of this machine though I do lose out on the customizations like the unlocked Clevo counterpart. The main selling point is the keyboard, screen, size, and weight balance (seriously, this thing feels extremely light in comparison to one-handing that P870DM-G).
     
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  10. Predator2181

    Predator2181 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I understand.... its really painful waiting and going in circles...so far frnk has been very understanding and he responds well so as his team. Reach him on twitter or fb for help..

    Sent from my SM-A505F using Tapatalk
     
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