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myway1985
post Jun 12 2018, 12:30 PM

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QUOTE(BotakPrince @ Jun 12 2018, 01:15 AM)
U have a voucher? It says 6334rm for me
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CAV15-87816G-1060-FHD W5695005MYW10MLK i7-8750H 8GB DDR4 2400MHz 1TB+8GB 15.6"" FHD (60Hz TN) NA NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 OC with 6GB GDDR5 W10 Home 1-yr Prem
RM6500 i can sell
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QUOTE(BotakPrince @ Jun 12 2018, 01:15 AM)
U have a voucher? It says 6334rm for me
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CAV15-87816G-1060-FHD W5695005MYW10MLK i7-8750H 8GB DDR4 2400MHz 1TB+8GB 15.6"" FHD (60Hz TN) NA NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 OC with 6GB GDDR5 W10 Home 1-yr Prem

this price i can giv premium support de
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post Jun 13 2018, 03:12 AM

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QUOTE(aaronpang @ Jun 11 2018, 11:02 AM)
It's the heatsink design refer to page 96 of service manual.
http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/alienware-1...anual_en-us.pdf

The gist is the 3 screw design doesn't hold down the heat sink properly for good contact.
Also the thermal pad is crap, it's typical crap nearly all big notebook manufacturers apply.
Let's findout together if the Dell revisions to the R4 helps.
What I heard is for R4 Dell applied different thermal paste and revised heat sink (although it still uses 3 screws)

Ordered Alienware 15 configured with i7 8750H + GTX 1060 + 2 years warranty + Windows 10 Pro for RM6,017.30
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That processor is not worth the premium price IMO if it's just for gaming. Invested in the 120hz G-synz screen instead.


QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Jun 11 2018, 02:30 PM)
I think my unit got problem. I just play a low requirement RPG game and CPU average temperature hit 96c within 10 minutes game play. I already reported to DELL & wait for reply.

Now I just pack my AW inside the beg and wait for Dell support. I continue use my 5 years old Fujitsu Lifebook, very nice machine. Used more then 5 years without any issue, now battery still can stay for 2-3 hour. Sadly Fujitsu no more supply in Malaysia.
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Another lemon unit. Mine hit a high 86 degrees playing Witcher 3 on high settings. Acceptable but I'm probably gonna repaste it like everyone else. A colleague repasted his AW 17 using Kryonaut and he's looking at 70-80 degrees with undervolting as well. I'm just afraid of opening it and fucking up the Killer wireless card.

I have a 6 year old Toshiba laptop as well and it's still holding very strong without any issue at all. A shame the Japanese manufacturers are not investing in gaming laptops. I reckon they will do a much better job than their Chinese and American counterparts.

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Alan Chong
post Jun 13 2018, 10:48 AM

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QUOTE(bitebug @ Jun 13 2018, 03:12 AM)
That processor is not worth the premium price IMO if it's just for gaming. Invested in the 120hz G-synz screen instead.
Another lemon unit. Mine hit a high 86 degrees playing Witcher 3 on high settings. Acceptable but I'm probably gonna repaste it like everyone else. A colleague repasted his AW 17 using Kryonaut and he's looking at 70-80 degrees with undervolting as well. I'm just afraid of opening it and fucking up the Killer wireless card.

I have a 6 year old Toshiba laptop as well and it's still holding very strong without any issue at all. A shame the Japanese manufacturers are not investing in gaming laptops. I reckon they will do a much better job than their Chinese and American counterparts.
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Yeah ... I just read service manual, repasted not a easy job, need open a lot parts shakehead.gif
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post Jun 13 2018, 11:41 AM

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QUOTE(bitebug @ Jun 13 2018, 03:12 AM)
That processor is not worth the premium price IMO if it's just for gaming. Invested in the 120hz G-synz screen instead.
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Gonna be a workstation and only part time gaming rig biggrin.gif
So it's configured with Windows 10 Pro.
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post Jun 13 2018, 12:03 PM

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QUOTE(aaronpang @ Jun 13 2018, 11:41 AM)
Gonna be a workstation and only part time gaming rig  biggrin.gif
So it's configured with Windows 10 Pro.
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better build a PC bro.. alienware PC aint expensive compare to other branded
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post Jun 13 2018, 12:05 PM

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QUOTE(aaronpang @ Jun 13 2018, 11:41 AM)
Gonna be a workstation and only part time gaming rig  biggrin.gif
So it's configured with Windows 10 Pro.
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Made a good choice getting the 6 cores as a workstation.
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post Jun 13 2018, 03:07 PM

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Ok, after Dell technician repasted & exchange Heat sink with fan assembly. My laptop back to normal, average temperature around 80c while playing normal game. Idle about 45-50c. But re-pasted thermal really difficult job, experience Dell technician also need about 1hour to do it sweat.gif . I saw him almost remove every parts then only able to re-pasted thermal, and have to take care a lot of small parts & screw. On that time, one screw was missing, luckily he got bring extra.

Dell technician quite nice, he offer me either got better quality thermal paste & he can help me to re-pasted. He also advice me, if overheat still happen after re-pasted, complaint to Dell & asking for 1 to 1 exchange.

note: Dell using Shin-Etsu Microsi Thermal paste.

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post Jun 13 2018, 05:24 PM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Jun 13 2018, 03:07 PM)
Dell technician quite nice, he offer me either got better quality thermal paste & he can help me to re-pasted. He also advice me, if overheat still happen after re-pasted, complaint to Dell & asking for 1 to 1 exchange.

note: Dell using Shin-Etsu Microsi Thermal paste.
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I guess that’s the price premium you pay for AW.
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post Jun 13 2018, 08:36 PM

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QUOTE(edmund_yung @ Jun 13 2018, 05:24 PM)
I guess that’s the price premium you pay for AW.
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He also said MSI much better, why not choose MSI sweat.gif doh.gif doh.gif
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post Jun 13 2018, 08:54 PM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Jun 13 2018, 08:36 PM)
He also said MSI much better, why not choose MSI  sweat.gif doh.gif  doh.gif
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get the technician name.. n complain to DELL.. haha.. MSI only TITAN is better.. THE GS is slightly below AW becoz their still using 7th gen cooling style.. if they put 1 more heat pipe then GS cooling win aw liao.. but due to chasis design... it is limited...haih..

GE n GP... beat ROG lo.. n illegear raven if u repaste thermal compound...in cooling.. (er... mayb close eye oso beat ROG... not sure.. bout tat yet.. )

let me guess the technician name.. ahmad, or taufik... this 2 love to talk kok 1... hehe
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post Jun 13 2018, 10:16 PM

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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Jun 13 2018, 08:54 PM)
get the technician name.. n complain to DELL.. haha.. MSI only TITAN is better.. THE GS is slightly below AW becoz their still using 7th gen cooling style.. if they put 1 more heat pipe then GS cooling win aw liao.. but due to chasis design... it is limited...haih..

GE n GP...  beat ROG lo.. n illegear raven if u repaste thermal compound...in cooling.. (er... mayb close eye oso beat ROG... not sure.. bout tat yet.. )

let me guess the technician name.. ahmad, or taufik... this 2 love to talk kok 1... hehe
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hahaha biggrin.gif ... he cari makan only lah, don't be serious lah, hahaha laugh.gif laugh.gif

Actually, I not familiar with internal design of those machines, the reason I choose AW because of it solid build body tongue.gif , like a muscle man laugh.gif laugh.gif .
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post Jun 14 2018, 02:05 AM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Jun 13 2018, 10:16 PM)
hahaha  biggrin.gif  ... he cari makan only lah, don't be serious lah, hahaha  laugh.gif  laugh.gif

Actually, I not familiar with internal design of those machines, the reason I choose AW because of it solid build body tongue.gif , like a muscle man  laugh.gif laugh.gif  .
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oh no.. dun go tat direction.. is a thorn in bone for aw fans.. it went from a tank to muscle man...T.T

for the older gen user. like my m17xr4.. aw is almost indestructible...
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post Jun 14 2018, 10:28 AM

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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Jun 14 2018, 02:05 AM)
oh no.. dun go tat direction.. is a thorn in bone for aw fans..  it went from a tank to muscle man...T.T

for the older gen user. like my m17xr4.. aw is almost indestructible...
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I had one m17x-R4 with GTX 770M. i am looking another aw. maybe looking same model m17x-r4 also. i like this machine because it have HDMI-IN.

any lobang i can get m17x or m18x? haha
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post Jun 14 2018, 11:40 AM

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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Jun 14 2018, 02:05 AM)
oh no.. dun go tat direction.. is a thorn in bone for aw fans..  it went from a tank to muscle man...T.T

for the older gen user. like my m17xr4.. aw is almost indestructible...
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Previous generation chassis is made from Aluminum Magnesium alloy and coated with rubber.
Indeed indestructible, my old 14xR2 is still in service.
Currently used by 70+ year old aunty for emails and surfing flex.gif everyone thinks she's playing games.

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Early Alienware's are actually Clevo/Compal notebooks with automotive paint.
Those were the days Alienware chassis is made with cheap plastics and painted with glossy automotive paint.

Looks like a car sounds like an airplane taking off.

Contained desktop class Pentium 4, UXGA screen (1600x1200) and half hour battery life biggrin.gif

Don't have photos of mine anymore but here's what it looked like lah
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Oh yeah the control panel near the front is for CD player, can play CD's without switching on the laptop cool2.gif

edit sharing picture of olden days models

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edit2: OMG I feel so old looking back cry.gif nostalgia.

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post Jun 14 2018, 12:13 PM

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Glad the overheating issue is fixed. thumbsup.gif

May your framerates be high and temperatures low biggrin.gif laugh.gif


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post Jun 14 2018, 01:37 PM

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QUOTE(aaronpang @ Jun 14 2018, 12:13 PM)
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Glad the overheating issue is fixed.  thumbsup.gif

May your framerates be high and temperatures low  biggrin.gif  laugh.gif
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Thanks bro thumbup.gif thumbup.gif , I try Witcher 3, fps fix at 60 (may be my screen is 60hz), temperature around 80c without undervolt, not bad. biggrin.gif


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QUOTE(nicks @ Jun 14 2018, 10:28 AM)
I had one m17x-R4 with GTX 770M. i am looking another aw. maybe looking same model m17x-r4 also. i like this machine because it have HDMI-IN.

any lobang i can get m17x or m18x? haha
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mayb selling off my red r4
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post Jun 14 2018, 06:32 PM

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QUOTE(aaronpang @ Jun 14 2018, 11:40 AM)
Previous generation chassis is made from Aluminum Magnesium alloy and coated with rubber.
Indeed indestructible, my old 14xR2 is still in service.
Currently used by 70+ year old aunty for emails and surfing flex.gif everyone thinks she's playing games.

====================================

Early Alienware's are actually Clevo/Compal notebooks with automotive paint.
Those were the days Alienware chassis is made with cheap plastics and painted with glossy automotive paint.

Looks like a car sounds like an airplane taking off.

Contained desktop class Pentium 4, UXGA screen (1600x1200) and half hour battery life biggrin.gif

Don't have photos of mine anymore but here's what it looked like lah
Attached Image

Oh yeah the control panel near the front is for CD player, can play CD's without switching on the laptop  cool2.gif

edit sharing picture of olden days models

Attached Image

Attached Image

edit2: OMG I feel so old looking back cry.gif nostalgia.
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1st version aw laptop tat dispatch is 2002... no1 can reproduce this de.. coz all wan cut cost

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