*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Miko Skye

    Miko Skye Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got mine yesterday. Not had a chance to play too much other than un-box and update the os and software. But initial impressions are very positive. The 4k screen is sharp and vivid (photo editing being one of my main uses for this laptop). The cpu temps under photoshop load were pretty good, even the fan noise was quieter than i expected.

    I cannot wait to get a game on this thing and see how it runs. But for now, i am so very happy with my purchase :)
     
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  2. Alias

    Alias Notebook Deity

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    Played around with the M15 I got today. Config is the RTX 2060, 144hz, 1 TB HDD, 16 GB.

    Initial impressions are pretty positive with a solid feel on the laptop with good build quality. I went ahead and put in a 970 EVO 500GB and did a format.

    Gaming in Battlefield 5 gives a pretty high temperature straight out of the box (with no undervolting) and hits 98-100'C. Undervolting by -150 drops about 10'c to upper 90s as max.
     
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    chabber Newbie

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    Make sure to vent it properly. My temps were pegged that high too until I moved it. You really can’t play games without lifting the back end off the desk.
     
  4. LoganWade

    LoganWade Notebook Consultant

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    Did you put any kind of heatsink on your 970 EVO? If so, where did you get it from?
     
  5. unlogic

    unlogic Notebook Consultant

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    Could you share the 4k panel Hardware Ids? Thanks!
     
  6. Miko Skye

    Miko Skye Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not 100% sure what that means, but hopefully i got it....from the invoice - 391-BDWO.

    Is that what you are looking for?
     
  7. unlogic

    unlogic Notebook Consultant

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    1. Type "Device Manager" at the Windows 10 search box and open the "Device Manager"
    2. At "Device Manager", double click "Monitors" then double click "Generic PnP Monitor"
    3. Go to "Details" tab and at select the "Hardware Ids"
    4. You can see the LCD panel code for your laptop
     

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  8. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Or just run HWinfo64
     
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  9. Miko Skye

    Miko Skye Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow, I wasn't even close with my guess. Here is the info: MONITOR\AUO34EB
     
  10. lukeg310

    lukeg310 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone. I just joined the m15 owners club. Got my laptop delivered yesterday. I have my build with the RTX2070 graphics card.

    I noticed my idle temperatures are mid 50's to low 60s and load hits 100c. I am going to get Kryonaut Grizzly thermal paste to bring down the temps. I also saw some folks undervolting their laptops. Would you happen to have a guide or youtube video on how to do that?

    Thank you!
     
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