*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R2 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Alienware Area-51m R2 Drivers

    Alienware Area-51m R2 Drivers 07-Jul-2020


    Guide: How to unlock the GPU Thermal Limit Slider in Alienware Command Center


    After you download the ZIP file and before you unzip it, make sure it is not blocked by right clicking on it, go to Properties, then see at the bottom if it says "this file came from another computer and might be blocked..." click the UNBLOCK button then hit APPLY followed by OK! To prevent Windows from blocking downloaded files automatically, make sure you read this guide:


    "Are you sure you want to run this file?" [Yes or No]


    The drivers are organized in numbered folders with the correct installation order.


    When Install the LAN Driver, Choose CUSTOM, then uncheck the box which says Killer Software. You can also expand the Drivers and uncheck Ethernet Drivers, E3100. You only need the E3000 Drivers. Keep the DELL Checkbox.


    Same for the WLAN Driver, choose Custom, and only select the driver for the WLAN Card that you have



    Please restart after every driver install even if you were not prompted because some drivers will fail to install if there are any other pending operations (ie. had the Intel HID Event Filter Driver fail to install once because I did not reboot, the driver package was installed but the actual device in Device Manager was not updated)

    Alienware Area-51m R2 Service Manual

    Alienware Area-51m R2 User's Guide

    Where to buy:

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    If one choose 4 NVMe SSDs instead of 2, then they lose the 2.5" bay as daughter board will be in its place ot accommodate for 2 more m.2 SSDs

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    Vanya Notebook Consultant

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    Really interesting, thank you for sharing!
     
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    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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  4. Papusan

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

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    > 2x32GB DDR4 2933MHz

    I wonder how high you can overclock the memory. As well if you can tweak the timings for your likings. As a reminder... DDR4-2933 is the official specs for 10th gen Intel Core i7/i9. Not an overclock.

    And will the refresh finally get an subwoofer?
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    That I don't know yet hopefully on Monday I might try to get more info
     
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    Vanya Notebook Consultant

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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Well... maybe because the Time Spy CPU (Physics) score is 1,000 points lower than 9900K @ 5.0GHz in an older laptop, even though the newer CPU has more cores/threads.

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/7334305

    Fire Strike has slightly less (about 800 points) gap on Physics, but it is still beaten by 9900K...

    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/19479320

    In comparison, I'd say awful is an appropriate choice of words. The numbers should be flipped in the opposite direction.

    Maybe the person running the benchmarks doesn't know what they are doing. That is certainly a possibility. Or, it is overheating and thermal throttling like a big dog.
     
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    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    No AMD option eh?
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    This is patetic from newer and with 25% more cores.

    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/spy/10894529/spy/11927083#

    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/19358797/fs/22588329
    5 years old notebook with 25% less cores. What a progress.
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    AMD chips won't come with 2080 Super cards for notebooks in very long time.

    Intel will continue to dominate the premium gaming laptop ...
     
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