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

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  1. alaskajoel

    alaskajoel Notebook Deity

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    I feel your pain. I used a 15R4 for my dissertation partially because of the hardware configuration. Both the Tesla V100 in the AGA and the GTX 1060 dGPU can operate headless if you disable the built-in display and only use an external monitor through the thunderbolt port that has the Intel UHD 630 wired to it.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Your University had a good sponsor I am guessing! Tesla are hard to get here! Very expensive due to import duty.
     
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    Ergo7 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone managed to shunt mod their m15 R2?
     
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    Nobody's posted anything about it yet so probably not.
     
  5. legend4life

    legend4life Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all, anyone familiar with 2019 M15R2 9750H/2060 overheating and if the heatsinks tend to be poorly misaligned from the factory? Hitting 101C on load at full speeds. Dell sending tech to replace heatsink/fans, got thicker Coolermaster Maker paste, any tips on the heatsink alignment job and repasting to look out for, or improvements to do during the job, and how much of a difference they make?
     
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    Poor heatsink quality is quite common for alienware.

    After a replacement + repaste it shouldn't throttle anymore.
     
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    Thank you. Hitting 101C on full CPU load at 4.0ghz. Cores 0, 2, 4 overheating, Cores 1, 3, 5 upto 15C lower. Also have a severe intermittent stutter where the system freezes for a moment then returns.

    Is it advised to replace/fit thermal pads/shims etc as well at the same time?
     
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  8. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Probably the same treatment as recommended for the m15: undervolt, repad using Gelid GP Extreme, repaste using Phobya Nanogrease Extreme or LM.

    Dell tech is unlikely to do this for you properly.
     
  9. legend4life

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    Could you please share or direct to any info on how to re-pad properly in terms of fit and measurements etc? Since I have a tech able to come, how would you suggest to handle? Have never done this.
     
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    It was a first for me too, I found some photos and rough sizing info on the Web (prob in the m15 thread, same motherboard), purchased the pads, and took exact measurements after removing the heatsink.
     
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