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

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  1. deniale

    deniale Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello.

    I have BIOS 1.7.1 and it seems running well.
    However not sure about CPU undervolting.

    I'm attaching 2080 MaxQ BIOS 90.04.52.00.31.

    Is it normal that the OLED display looks like it blinks (flickers) sometimes / changes the brightness a bit "randomly" ?

    Do you think the RAM can be resoldered by some professional to 32 GB ?
     

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  2. Sk0b0ld

    Sk0b0ld Notebook Consultant

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    I could give you the VBIOS from my m15 r1. That's my values under load (gaming ac valhalla):

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    Without a HWinfo screenshot it is hard to help you. Maybe the repaste guide will help. Undervolting is possible with a BIOS downgrade.

    Repaste-Guide m15 R2 (translated via google translater)
     
  3. edwiz7

    edwiz7 Newbie

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    That would be appreciated, please do!
    Do you think repasting will unlock GPU core clocks?
    You're right, undervolting is restricted, but also downgrading BIOS is restricted after version 1.5.2 it seems.

    Here's HWInfo screenshot while idle, tell me if you need to see anything else:
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    HWInfo under load while playing Escape From Tarkov:
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    Notice how there is constant utilization limit 1 - I've read that it is a bug that sometimes occurs when you OC too hard and it does the reset to base clocks thing, but messes up the utilization limit. They said that to fix that it's pretty simple - just reinstall drivers, or disable & enable the GPU in Device Manager. Did that, but didn't work for me.
    I have made a thread on this forum regarding the issue here.
     
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  4. Sk0b0ld

    Sk0b0ld Notebook Consultant

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    What's your CPU package power in idle? Over 20w GPU power in idle is strange. These are my values in idle without uv: (browsing, music, ms-office) 6w on CPU avg and 10w on GPU

    idle m15 R1.jpg


    What's your fan-profil under load, cpu-power, cpu temps etc? How long goes you log? Your logs don't say much. 22w GPU Power under load are very few. Normally 90w would be the powerlimit like in my first HWlog.
     

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  5. edwiz7

    edwiz7 Newbie

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    You're right the logs weren't that good. I tried flashing VBIOS but no success.
    Here's a better log idle:
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