*OFFICIAL* Alienware m17 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It seems unusually high. Even on >45C my idle temps are on 50C on AC and 44C on battery.
     
  2. etern4l

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    It's not abysmal but def in the high side. Correcting for ambient temp difference I would expect to see minimum package temp in the region of 42C.
     
  3. Flying Endeavor

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    Sigh, currently running on battery at this time. I do have throttlestop enabled, and I am doing some minor browsing using Google Chrome.
     
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    One of the cool features of TS is that it allows you to configure and auto switch a battery profile with Speedshift 196 in addition to the UV.
     
  5. phq

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    I am not sure if I got something wrong here, but what is the deal with the "new new" m15/m17?!?

    In February I ordered the "new 2019 m17", which I got about 3 weeks later. Now it turns out they are releasing yet another one, not even half a year later? Which to boot looks much nicer and probably performs better thermally?

    Are you kidding me? Not even half a year apart? Why release the "Jan 2019" m17 in the first place?

    I feel violated, seriously. One year apart fine, but not even 6 months?

    EDIT: They still even list the one I bought as "New" on their site... My poor forehead vein...
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Dell wanted new design and thinner models. And you get soldered on ram (inboard). Max ram capacity is 16GB because that’s the max you’ll get due the same reasons.

    A nice way to force you to buy Dell’s maxed out specs for this model.
     
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  7. phq

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    Ok thanks, that soothes by vein a bit :)

    I need 32Gb so on that front I'm ok.
     
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    Won’t happen due how they have put together this 17 inch Alienware gaming book. Want more ram then you are forced to buy the even thinner Dell XPS model:D
     
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    No I meant my rage level went down a bit since I cannot use the new one anyway if it can only house 16Gb :)

    Although with the new 32Gb modules now available I guess it's just a matter of time, but I can live with that (since it might take some time).
     
  10. etern4l

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    It's going to be either "no 32 GB for you!" or "gimped and overpriced 32 GB for you!" on this one.

    Even if there is a SODiMM slot, which at this point is a bit unclear (sounds like there might be, but Dell won't be offering any SODiMM for it - ridiculous), adding mismatched (including a different size) RAM module will result in poor performance if it works at all.
     
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