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myway1985
post Oct 1 2018, 03:11 PM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Sep 29 2018, 11:09 AM)
Dell arrange an experience engineer for me. He was 6 years with Dell. He clean up original thermal paste with proper tools & cleaner before repaste thermal grizzly. He told me that motherboard was cause AW15r4 overheat issue, repaste thermal paste & change heat sink won't solve this problem. He also told me that don't upgrade BIOS in any case. This will cause motherboard problem. Another thing I noticed that my default motherboard was production in 02/2018 and the replacement motherboard was production in 04/2018. I think that was difference batch of motherboard and 02/2018 version may have overheat issue. So far my AW overheat issue had been solve, idle 45-50c and 80c while gaming.

We also had short discussion about Dell G7. He told me that Dell G7 don't have overheat issue, the common issue for G7 is keyboard problem. So if somebody looking for Gen 8th i7 + GTX1060, G7 should be good choice.  nod.gif  nod.gif
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G7 the 1050ti no heat issue

1060 got but hardly ppl buy tat spec
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post Oct 1 2018, 04:51 PM

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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Oct 1 2018, 03:11 PM)
G7 the 1050ti no heat issue

1060 got but hardly ppl buy tat spec
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Ops, looks like I should remove it to prevent people buy another headache "toaster machine" ... biggrin.gif
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post Oct 1 2018, 05:22 PM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Oct 1 2018, 04:51 PM)
Ops, looks like I should remove it to prevent people buy another headache "toaster machine" ...  biggrin.gif
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not many ppl willing pay RM6900 for a gtx 1060.. but the gtx 1050ti hv a competitive price match with other brand
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post Oct 1 2018, 07:56 PM

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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Oct 1 2018, 05:22 PM)
not many ppl willing pay RM6900 for a gtx 1060.. but the gtx 1050ti hv a competitive price match with other brand
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Right, the G7 with 1060 is truly overpriced.
I noticed now the G5 also comes with 1060, but also at a very high price.
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post Oct 1 2018, 09:03 PM

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QUOTE(edmund_yung @ Oct 1 2018, 07:56 PM)
Right, the G7 with 1060 is truly overpriced.
I noticed now the G5 also comes with 1060, but also at a very high price.
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post Oct 2 2018, 04:12 PM

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QUOTE(edmund_yung @ Oct 1 2018, 03:09 PM)
Thanks for the info. I’ll be careful with my laptop.
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Picture for reference. Happened 2 times dah, the vent area is flimsy plastic and break easily:

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post Oct 2 2018, 04:37 PM

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QUOTE(emino @ Oct 2 2018, 04:12 PM)
Picture for reference. Happened 2 times dah, the vent area is flimsy plastic and break easily:

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1st time heard this... i sold around 15 units DFO aw13.. never hv this problem.. they screww the hinge too tight???
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QUOTE(myway1985 @ Oct 2 2018, 04:37 PM)
1st time heard this... i sold around 15 units DFO aw13.. never hv this problem.. they screww the hinge too tight???
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I think sometimes the heat from vent might soften the plastic, combined with some rough force bend and patah.

They changed the vent 2 kali dah. So really need to be very careful unlike my last few alienware no need to be so careful one.
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QUOTE(emino @ Oct 2 2018, 04:54 PM)
I think sometimes the heat from vent might soften the plastic, combined with some rough force bend and patah.

They changed the vent 2 kali dah. So really need to be very careful unlike my last few alienware no need to be so careful one.
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m17xr4.. mine oso can trash kao kao.. is a tank... keke
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post Oct 4 2018, 06:11 PM

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Saw this in Taobao. Modify AW15R3 into water cooler blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r....bucket=3#detail
Alienware 17r4 / r5 also got blink.gif
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10....id=561158810174

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post Oct 4 2018, 07:38 PM

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QUOTE(Alan Chong @ Oct 4 2018, 06:11 PM)
Saw this in Taobao. Modify AW15R3 into water cooler  blink.gif  blink.gif  blink.gif
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r....bucket=3#detail
Alienware 17r4 / r5 also got  blink.gif
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10....id=561158810174

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Holy sh**. i was thinking of doing DIY water cooling mod. This is the answer!

Have you guys tried using UniLight? It's an application that syncs your window colour theme to your alienfx and Logitech peripherals. I tried on my 15R4 it manages to turn my logitech G502 mouse. But Alien FX wont turn.
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post Oct 5 2018, 10:34 AM

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New Alienware M15 - A thin Alienware!


I really doubt its cooling performance will be great, and it is going to cost a fortune like any other thin gaming laptop out there right now. Some people might like the new keyboard which is probably same one in Inspiron series, with only Zone lighting and not per-key like in their new 15”. Oh and those small arrow keys, seriously Dell?

Offcial Dell Announcement


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post Oct 8 2018, 07:16 AM

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QUOTE(emino @ Oct 2 2018, 04:12 PM)
Picture for reference. Happened 2 times dah, the vent area is flimsy plastic and break easily:

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fugg, thats my nightmare, happened to my 5 year old lenovo as well, i put my laptop to sleep and then into my bag, then the plastic started breaking.
Been trying to look for laptops that dont have plastic over their vents but no luck, need to accept that one day it will break again bye.gif

Can't wait to see the m15 price here, dell g7 1K usd, here RM 6.6K
m15 1300 usd, local = 7k? lol
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post Oct 12 2018, 01:51 PM

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Finally pulled the trigger and bought the Alienware 15R3 w/ 7700HQ...

First impressions? I'm happy. Really happy biggrin.gif
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post Oct 12 2018, 08:59 PM

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Wow that's an older model, you must have got a great discount!

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post Oct 12 2018, 09:25 PM

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QUOTE(danZach @ Oct 12 2018, 01:51 PM)
Finally pulled the trigger and bought the Alienware 15R3 w/ 7700HQ...

First impressions? I'm happy. Really happy biggrin.gif
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Welcome to the team~

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post Oct 13 2018, 05:34 PM

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QUOTE(edmund_yung @ Oct 12 2018, 08:59 PM)
Wow that's an older model, you must have got a great discount!
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Pretty much, yeah. biggrin.gif temperatures aren't as bad as I was worrying, but I'm yet to fully stress the laptop!

QUOTE(nicks @ Oct 12 2018, 09:25 PM)
Welcome to the team~
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Hahaha thanks! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 14 2018, 01:19 AM

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