*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Ryzen R5 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Terreos

    Terreos Royal Guard

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    Which screen did you opt for? Seemed like if you wanted the qhd screen you’d have to wait till July to get your order.

    And those temps seem like what I feared since asus was running liquid metal and you’d still see high temps on the cpu. So it looks like liquid metal is more or less a requirement with any laptop moving forward. I am curious if you can change the TDP of the cpu manually like some others can? Might cost you some GHz but might end up running cooler.
     
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    So I scrapped together enough liquid metal to repaste the cpu. It brings the temps of the gpu up quite a bit. I am considering repasting the gpu with liquid metal too. This heatsink could really use a vapor chamber.

    This is stock paste and balanced thermal profile. 96c to 102c under all tests.
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    This is liquid metal and balanced thermal profile. 76c during cinebench and 86c max in firestrike.
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    The screen I got was 2560x1440 240hz. I actually really like the design change and the cherry keyboard but it runs hot and the 3070 at 115w is just a bit faster than the 2070 super.

    Here are some pics of the teardown.
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    Lastly, I want to add a 2nd m.2 drive but there is no hardware for it. If any of you guys know what parts I need to order let me know. The heat sink has a number on it and I'll try to ebay it.
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  3. lukylac

    lukylac Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the infos. It looks dell using again the same horrible paste there as usual (what paste, like a dry putty). Did you use any masking around the cpu core to save the smd-s?
    I think the scores not bad at all.
     
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    I used fingernail polish to cover them up.
     
  5. JCordero31

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    I wonder how the new "alien paste" is gonna do in the x series
     
  6. EepoSaurus

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    So I decided that I wanted to try and flash with the normal 125w bios for the alienware 3070. I flashed the new R5 with it and it was a breeze. I'll link the vbioses just in case anyone wants to do it. It was a sizeable bump in performance and runs like a champ but it's still on the weak end. I think a 140w vbios would be best. Here are some screens.
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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  8. lukylac

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    Does the heatsink can handle the +10W loads?
     
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  10. Game7a1

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    I understand that GPU getting a bump in performance with the higher watt vBIOS, but how did the CPU also get an increase in performance? I would have thought it would perform worse because it would thermal throttle faster.
     
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