*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. sharpman

    sharpman Notebook Consultant

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  2. Papusan

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

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    Disconnected or too low Battery Capacity will be the same

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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It does work on our Echo models but not on new versions.
    Yeah, first it pulls power from battery until battery gets 80% and gets very hot(~65C) and then CPU or GPU fans turns to maximum and magically CPU temps shoot upto 85C and throttling starts thereby cutting performance by 50%. CPU is left for dead when GPU intensive tasks are running. Anyone can observe it on XPS,Alienware and nearly all inspiron's dated 2017 and beyond.
     
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    Rather unfortunate unboxing video. He's not bad, but I still prefer BOAT or OWNorDisown

     
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    fireball99 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone played with the Intel xtu utility to see if undervolting helps?

    I tried the benchmark with undervolting all the way to -0.18mv before it crashed.
    It still seems to throttle according to the benchmark even at that level before crashing. I scored 1450 stock. Whilst trying different undervolts I did hit 1520 at about -0.13mv
     
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    raiden87 Notebook Evangelist

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    This made me laugh :D
     
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    goombaypunch2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was up to -0.180 and booting but was not stable. Ran for an hour and a half at 0.1.70 before a BSOD. Right now I have been running at -0.150 for over 36 hours rock solid. Scoring 5094 in Timespy and looped 20 times no issue. Makes a huge difference in temps and throttling. The GPU is always nice and cool in these things it seams, its the CPU that has crazy temps when it boosts. So undervolting the CPU helps a lot. It seems due to the shared heat pipe design when the CPU gets up in temp it drags the GPU up there too.

    I also switched over to Throttlestop since I could not get Intel XTU to boot with windows and apply the undervolt at windows startup.
    I read through these two guides to help me get setup :

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-throttlestop-guide.531329/
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/How-t...ife-The-ThrottleStop-Guide-2017.213140.0.html

    following the guide to have throttlestop boot with windows and apply the undervolt works perfectly.

    Another option depending on your needs if you head into the power options and go into the advanced power options for your power profile and then expand processor power management and maximum processor state and change it from 100 to 99 when plugged in, then the CPU will not boost any more. Played some destiny 2 like that as a test and it ran fine so depends on your needs.
     
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    dreamcat4 Notebook Consultant

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    In that situation what is the cpu clock limited to then? 2.7ghz all the time?
     
  9. eddi3x3x3

    eddi3x3x3 Notebook Evangelist

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    What fps you getting on destiny 2 with Max and min details? Are you running with a 1070?

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
  10. goombaypunch2

    goombaypunch2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    It limits it to 2.2ghz

    In destiny 2 FPS :

    4k Low settings Average 59 FPS
    4k Highest settings Average 35 FPS

    1080 Low Settings Average 91 FPS
    1080 Highest settings Average 89 FPS

    Average temps while testing this was 81 deg c CPU and 71 deg c GPU. Room temp was about 78 deg f

    These were with me walking around the tower for a quick test.

    If you are only going to game don't waste the cash on the 4k screen! I kinda wish I would have got the 1080 144hz screen. 4k is to much for a 15 inch screen for my uses. Love the laptop so far though so going to keep it as is.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
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