*OFFICIAL* Alienware M17x R3/R4 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by katalin_2003, May 4, 2012.

  1. AlienHack

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    Anyone tried putting a 2060 or 2070 mxm in these yet?
     
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    I would try if i can get my hands on one.
     
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    On my M17x R4 I've started getting black screen system crashes while playing then it will auto restart.
    While playing, CPU temp is around 60°C, GPU 60 - 70°C, and VRM goes up to 100°C and settles at 98°C, are those VRM temps ok? thermal pads are all fine on the VRM's.
    Idle VRM temps settle at about 61°C.
    Would this be GPU dying or another issue?
     
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    Does anyone know if these temps are ok?
     
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    VRM should preferably NOT be at 100 degrees, it can handle it if its high quality which I presume since you got the same laptop as me.

    Can you do me a favour and test your laptop stability first using Prime95, use the smallest preset on torture test first and then move up small FFT test after 15 minutes, then let it run for another 15 minutes remember to monitor your temps (specially the VRM)

    If it still survives that, run the Blend test to rule out any memory issues as well.
    If everything is fine you can run Furmark at 720p preset to see if its the GPU.
    Also did you overclock anything?
     
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    I'll try those tests and see how it goes. :)

    No, it's all stock as I don't do overclocking, it hasn't been used in a while as I use my a desktop more.
     
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    All prime95 tests ran great with no issues and CPU temp never over 80°C.

    Furmark 720p preset finished it's test with no issues.

    Ran a manual test at 720p windowed with AA at 2x MSAA for a few minutes, GPU temp never over 65°C, GPU VRM got to around 95°C as it has previously done before, then... well... crackle & pop & away the magic smoke, picture attached.

    Well... I guess we can put it down to VRM cooling.
     

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    Its great see this thread still going strong. I'm still using my M17xR3 3D from 2011 which has been upgraded to 2920XM, a 680M and a 840 EVO 1TB. I have to say, one of the best laptops I've ever owned. My M15x is also going strong.
    I've placed an order for a 2080 based Area 51m as its replacement but I think I'll keep this for sentimental reason. It has been my daily driver for 8 years and I don't even own a desktop. Truly incredible machine.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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