*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 R2 / m17 R2 Owner's Lounge

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  1. John566

    John566 Notebook Consultant

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    The OLED looks great and is plenty bright.

    Does anyone know if I can swap drives from my current M15 over to my replacement M15 or will it mess up Windows activation? It would be nice not having to start from scratch setting things up.
     
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  2. littlezipp

    littlezipp Notebook Consultant

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    Unfortunately since it’s a new computer with different hardware that’s not advisable.
    Yes, it will work but there is a high likelihood it won’t be a smooth experience. Spend the hour and reformat / fresh install if you want to use the old SSD.
     
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  3. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Hey guys, I might be getting to review the Alienware M15 R2 at the end of the month. Let me know if there's any specifics you guys would like to see. Specs:

    Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    1080p 60Hz Display
    RTX 2060
    180W Power Adapter
     
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  4. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Would be awesome if you can test with this method:

    overall testing enviorment explanation e.g. uv, oc, room temp, repaste (if any)

    Laptop flat and back raised
    - log with HWInfo (cpu core clocks, cpu temps, thermal throttling, gpu - same, pch)
    - warm up session for 15 minutes any game you like/cpu and gpu demanding game
    - tab out, reset hwinfo and play for 30 minutes
    - tab out and screenshot
     
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  5. littlezipp

    littlezipp Notebook Consultant

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    Some of what you are looking for from my 9980HK testing in Cinebench. Now that I have the CPU figured out I'm going to start playing more with the GPU.

    This was after a repaste to LM. Was getting terrible temps due to uneven core temps - likely a heatsink not screwed in perfectly.

    9980HK Cinebench Scores.jpg
     
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  6. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Thank you very much for the effort and data.
    Only problem i have is with this synthetic benchmarks. There are too short and synthetic.
    Sustanied core clock and temps are hard to understand in quiet (uv) and full speed (uv). With a game it would be more clear.
     
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  7. littlezipp

    littlezipp Notebook Consultant

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    Agree, that's why I took a screen shot of XTU monitoring after an hour of playing Division 2. Mostly stays at 1 core, but does spike to 8 periodically. Temps stayed below 80c and GPU stayed at about 70c. This was all on quiet fan mode profile set in Alienware Command Center. Note that the CPU stayed at 25w for almost the entire gaming session. Division 2 is not an intensive CPU game, but thought I'd share the results. No throttling or overheating but that would be pretty bad if it needed to at 25w...

    Here's a 3DMark Time Spy 1.0 run from earlier as well to give you a performance idea. That run is currently #3 for 2080 Max Q cards though I'm sure it will be moved down quickly as people get more of these in their hands.

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/8477603


    60min Division 2 Gameplay w GPU.jpg
     
  8. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you could choose 1:

    M15 r2 i7 6 core, OLED, 2070

    Or

    M17 r2 i7 6 core 144hz 2070
     
  9. ssj92

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    M15 R2, since for a 17" I would prefer a Area-51m.

    Also that OLED...super nice quality.
     
  10. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Thanks for that. Did you locked your cpu? Can´t believe The Division 2 uses only 3.07 Ghz^^
     
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