Temps??

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by wrathofdeath, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. wrathofdeath

    wrathofdeath Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm going to be ordering a 17 R4 tomorrow with a 7700HQ, 1060 6GB with the 1920x1080p IPS panel...

    How are the heat issues? All solved? I was told that they are by multiple sales reps.
     
  2. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Sales reps are full of it. Dell redefined overheating to like 110C.

    That said, they are probably much less than they were before, but post in the AW owner's lounges to get answers from people who aren't getting paid when you buy their stuff.

    @iunlock would probably know the state everything is in.
     
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  3. iunlock

    iunlock 7980XE @ 5.4GHz

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    The new units of the ones that I've had my hands on (which is a lot) have all been well if kept stock.

    As with any gaming laptop, once you unleash the power limits the temps will sore and a repaste is a must. Mandatory...not an option.

    The core differentials (of the units that I've driven) are very good.

    There are some units in the wild that are lemons, but what I can tell you for sure is that they are improved, not perfect, but improved to the point where if you're staying stock, you should be okay.

    Dell has updated the thermal compounds on the CPU which is helping with the temps out of the box.
     
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    Alienware-Wasserman Company Representative

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    Basically, the heat readings you're getting are from the internal part of the core the "T-Junction" which is why computers are sometimes reading a spike of up to 90°C - Which is normal. The computer is not hindered by it in any way. We did have a challenging beginning, fan tables and thermal pasting had some areas of improvement. But if you find yourself having any issues with the computer the moment you get it. Feel free to hit me up with a Private Message and your Service Tag. I'll look into that matter.
     
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    wrathofdeath Notebook Evangelist

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    Wow, thank you! Will do, it should be here fairly soon.
     
  6. stray647

    stray647 Newbie

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    I just bought mine as well and am scared as hell about the heating issue. i had the alienware m17xr3 and it never really gave me any issues
     
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    stray647 Newbie

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    does a cooling pad help much with temperature reduction?
     
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    Flaick Notebook Evangelist

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    The heat issue are still present with a gtx 1060?


    I use CM NotelPal U3 and it drops my temps by 8°C (I have Aw17 R1).
     
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    stray647 Newbie

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    thanks, I wish I knew someone willing to do the repaste for me using premium materials in miami. Scraed as hell to open up the system myself
     
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