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Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
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On 1/24/2022 at 1:15 AM, ssj92 said:

I have been looking for information about the alienware 18, and I would like to know what types of screens it officially supports, and what problems or limitations it has, I have an alienware 17 r1 and I am more interested in large laptops.

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5 hours ago, Expresstyle said:

this is with an gtx 1070 msi on AW18, it can rise a lot still, just waiting to flash an 150 tdp bios.

but the cpu 4940mx is throttling with almost every game 

What are your GPU settings here when you check your firestrike results?

 

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I can't go any higher than this before 3D mark starts terminating in error.

My average clock frequency is 1649MHz, but of course this is based on the card being clocked lower because of temperatures I guess (Nvidia boost 3.0).

And max voltage is 1.06V, but that is by design and can't be altered afaik.

I think I should be able to do better in graphics score somehow, maybe I should check the thermal pads and paste, but temps seem acceptable.

Your graphics score is quite a bit higher, done at normal room temperature?

What exact msi version do you have? The version 2.1 card?

And g-sync (hardware ID 1BE1) or non gsync version (hardware ID 1BA1)?

I'm hesitant to flash any other bios, wouldn't know which one anyway. And I'm not sure if the heatsink and fan (mine is 5.5CFM now) will be able to handle the heat dissipation.

I've ordered a couple of other fans also, to see if I can do a custom job and get a >10CFM fan running.

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54 minutes ago, GMP said:

What are your GPU settings here when you check your firestrike results?

 

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I can't go any higher than this before 3D mark starts terminating in error.

My average clock frequency is 1649MHz, but of course this is based on the card being clocked lower because of temperatures I guess (Nvidia boost 3.0).

And max voltage is 1.06V, but that is by design and can't be altered afaik.

I think I should be able to do better in graphics score somehow, maybe I should check the thermal pads and paste, but temps seem acceptable.

Your graphics score is quite a bit higher, done at normal room temperature?

What exact msi version do you have? The version 2.1 card?

And g-sync (hardware ID 1BE1) or non gsync version (hardware ID 1BA1)?

I'm hesitant to flash any other bios, wouldn't know which one anyway. And I'm not sure if the heatsink and fan (mine is 5.5CFM now) will be able to handle the heat dissipation.

I've ordered a couple of other fans also, to see if I can do a custom job and get a >10CFM fan running.

I am using the stock heatsink, but the second mxm slot, It fits well the GPU.  I get decent results because i flashed an 125w vbios ( 115w stock) i have the non gsync variant. The clock esentially its an +200mhz on core clock and +600 on vram. Temps at the Moment arent that good in gaming After a while 88 degrees Celsius but in where i live we have like 26 degrees so, but i Will put some liquid metal instead and It should to fix the thing. Try to rise the tdp. 1650mhz are pretty slow. It u Need some advice glad to help

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46 minutes ago, Expresstyle said:

I am using the stock heatsink, but the second mxm slot, It fits well the GPU.  I get decent results because i flashed an 125w vbios ( 115w stock) i have the non gsync variant. The clock esentially its an +200mhz on core clock and +600 on vram. Temps at the Moment arent that good in gaming After a while 88 degrees Celsius but in where i live we have like 26 degrees so, but i Will put some liquid metal instead and It should to fix the thing. Try to rise the tdp. 1650mhz are pretty slow. It u Need some advice glad to help

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 Yeah, from what I can tell, the card just doesn't seem to want to clock much higher than what it was designed for at the moment.

Standard clocks:

 

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When running benches, the card hoovers around the boost clock of 1645MHz constantly, with  max GPU power consumption around the design TDP of 115W. So that's all normal.

 

But when I add 200MHz on the clock like this:

 

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Then it still doesn't want to go any higher than the clocks before while benching. It still hoovers mostly around the 1645MHz and TDP of max around 115W.

My scores do increase marginally with a few 100 points though.

But it doesn't seem to want to go above the 1645MHz much, besides a spike of a fraction of a second that I can see to like 1750MHz. But 99.9% of the time it stays around the 1600-1690MHz mark while benching, as far as I can tell.

At +250MHz it crashes, always.

Am I running into the 115W TDP limit and that's the reason it doesn't clock higher? Do you get higher clock speeds than 1645MHz?

I also have the non g-sync version (Rev. 1.2), vbios on mine is 86.04.2F.00.3A

Is that the same as your original vbios?

Where did you get the 125W TDP bios version? I've been looking through some MSI forums, but couldn't really find anything much helpfull.

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24 minutes ago, GMP said:

 Yeah, from what I can tell, the card just doesn't seem to want to clock much higher than what it was designed for at the moment.

Standard clocks:

 

image.png.28b3adaf3cbdd02654d226ccf9e0ee77.png

 

When running benches, the card hoovers around the boost clock of 1645MHz constantly, with  max GPU power consumption around the design TDP of 115W. So that's all normal.

 

But when I add 200MHz on the clock like this:

 

image.png.40cbb49b2dc4795b886edfc20aca0762.png

 

Then it still doesn't want to go any higher than the clocks before while benching. It still hoovers mostly around the 1645MHz and TDP of max around 115W.

My scores do increase marginally with a few 100 points though.

But it doesn't seem to want to go above the 1645MHz much, besides a spike of a fraction of a second that I can see to like 1750MHz. But 99.9% of the time it stays around the 1600-1690MHz mark while benching, as far as I can tell.

At +250MHz it crashes, always.

Am I running into the 115W TDP limit and that's the reason it doesn't clock higher? Do you get higher clock speeds than 1645MHz?

I also have the non g-sync version (Rev. 1.2), vbios on mine is 86.04.2F.00.3A

Is that the same as your original vbios?

Where did you get the 125W TDP bios version? I've been looking through some MSI forums, but couldn't really find anything much helpfull.

Thats normal that during benchmarks clock goes slower due that scenes are heavy and needs more Power and to keep the TDP limit It Will keep slow clocks, in firestrike i stay at 1797/ 1810 MHz. The vbios i c'è flashed its an clevo One , i tried every 125w msi vbios none of them worked Just error 44 and didnt run drivers at all.
https://easyupload.io/p3yfhh 
here u got just flash it normally though nvflash.

it will give u a little boost, after that undervolt though msi afterburner +200mhz and go higher with vram. let me know dude

 

make a backup of ur vbios with gpuz

.download nvlash64

.put it on c:\

put vbios on c:\

open prompt command (administrator mode)

type: cd c:\ 

type nvflash64 -protectoff

type  nvflash64 -6 nameofthebios.rom

then yes yes and so on

 

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New Firestrike highscore.

Huge thanks to @Expresstyle for helping with a new vbios! Card can now consume up to 125W power and runs almost 10°C cooler under full load! What a crappy stock vbios that was.

With my configuration of 3940XM + single GTX 1070 I'm now in 10th place worldwide.

And I'm sure I'll be able to do better with some tweaking and extra cooling mods.

 

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/28453134

 

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Alienware M18xR2 Port Royal: image.thumb.png.2c9cd85acccb03d89f16c9c78e1f25ad.png

 

Alienware M18xR2 TS:


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Alienware 18 Timespy:

 

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Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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Alienware M17xR3 880M:

 

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Alienware M18xR1 880M SLI:

 

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Alienware 18 with Aetina 1080 (throttling in AW18) @kenny27has over 19k gpu score with his in M18xR2. 

 

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Let's see if A4500 can break over 26k gpu score in FS

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Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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Hey @ssj92 I beat your score! m18x r2 P4000 i7 3920xm Firestrike

https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/25466379/fs/28618684#

 I finally got my results recorded at 3DMark and made #1 in this class

YIPPY YI YO TI YAY YEE HA!

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Precision m6700 i7-3840QM - 16.0GB DDR3 - GTX 970M     Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 32GB DDR3-1600 GTX 680M 120hz 3D
Precision m4700 i7-3610QM-8.00GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz-K2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4(Gave to my Wife)

 

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