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

  1. propeldragon

    propeldragon Notebook Evangelist

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    1060 in the 13 r3 runs at 80watts up to 85 watt peaks. 1070 will use more than 85 watts guaranteed. Unless it is an absolute true max q.
     
  2. rinneh

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    Correct, the 1070GTX in my AW15R3 touches the 140watts on average and is boosting up to 1800mhz in general.
     
  3. NeWCuLTKiNG

    NeWCuLTKiNG Notebook Guru

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    Thought I'd share the stock paste job. Anyone who knows more than I could you tell me if that blob all around the CPU, if that's too much thermal paste? It was a pain to get around the GPU it was in the crevice. Seemed pretty dry is thermal paste usually so dried out? It was definitely worth taking the 12 screws off the heatsink and fans to know for the future.
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    NeWCuLTKiNG Notebook Guru

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    What size power supply did they give you with your 15r3?

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  5. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    Too much isnt bad, it might raise the temp by 1C if the tests taht I have seen are corrent. In my experience it is better to have slightly too much than too little.
     
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    240watts and it still can drain the battery lightly in absolute full load. 7700HQ, 1070GTX OC non MaxQ.
     
  7. NeWCuLTKiNG

    NeWCuLTKiNG Notebook Guru

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    Thanks I want sure, I didn't use that much and the temps are a big improvement. Now to figure out a better power supply this brick they give us is garbage. The 180 watt from my 17r3 doesn't get nearly as hot, but the GPU and CPU are being starved of power.

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  8. eddi3x3x3

    eddi3x3x3 Notebook Consultant

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    I mean at least according to
    https://www.dell.com/support/articl...y-drain-while-ac-adapter-is-connected?lang=en

    The AC brick not having enough power isn't an issue since the battery can compensate for the missing power. But as mentioned the brick does run hot when stressed as a result. Anyone tested any 220w or 240w brick from Dell? If so can you link the one that for sure works?

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  9. rinneh

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    yeah it sucks because the competition ship their laptops out with a 230watt PSU.
     
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