*OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17)

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Good call on the fan! The 2 predominant GPU cooling methods have VERY DIFFERENT airflow needs. The traditional blower style with rear exhaust will favor the front fan blowing air into the case to feed that blower. The open air design pushes air down onto the card and it then exhausts out into the space around the GPU. As such, with the original case fan direction you are actually trapping that hot air in and around the card rather than providing the needed exhaust to remove it from the case.
     
  2. Zerpy

    Zerpy Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Something happened to my AGA w/ 1080ti and I don't know what's wrong. It's suddenly performing slower than my onboard 1080 with my 17R4. I've tried a fresh partition with a fresh install and I get the same results: Over 140fps in Rocket League using the onboard 1080 and UNDER 100fps up to a max of about 110fps when using the 1080ti. Up until recently the AGA w/ 1080ti out performed the 1080 by far (as it should).

    Any ideas?
     
  3. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Check GPU-Z and make sure the AGA installed card is being recognized properly - may be something as simple as a driver issue. Sometimes I need to reboot my laptop an additional time for the AGA to register properly also.
     
  4. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey Zerpy. . What's your card model? Any Aga mods? Any overclocking history? External monitor? USB devices attached to the Aga? GPU temps?
     
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