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  1. Cass-Olé

    Area-51 R1 240mm Liquid AIO Cooler Upgrade How-to

    Due to the 10 pic limit, my 3rd post here = some 'final thoughts' Below I'll lend some extra tips on using just two fans, since some of you will buy a cooler & receive just two fans in the box & you may not have or want a 3rd top fan. As we saw earlier, 'dual-fans' can easily be accomplished by...
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    Area-51 R1 240mm Liquid AIO Cooler Upgrade How-to

    How-To Continued Begin by placing x3 cooling fans into the caddy in a push or pull configuration *** Push vs Pull Fans: when the raw blade side of the fan (that could cut you) is spinning, air pushes out the rear body of the fan (& u can see the back of the motor). If you mount your fans into...
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    Area-51 R1 240mm Liquid AIO Cooler Upgrade How-to

    I was contacted by a 51 R1 owner a while back & asked for advice installing a larger 240mm AIO liquid cooler to replace the 120mm (L) x 27mm (W) stock Alien Asetek cooler. I'd like to post the how-to (although this upgrade would've been better had it been created years ago & reached a larger...
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    R3 or R4, idk

    Hi Axx & Matt, if it's an Intel 930 (X58 skt 1366) that means it's an R1 > the R2 = P55 1156, R3 = P67 1155, R4 = X79 2011 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#Desktops) > top R1 CPUs = 975, 980x, 990x > my friend has an R1 + GTX 1070 > try for 1600MHz DDR3 Inside edge of the back rear...
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    Trying to upgrade my area 51 R1 (2010) with an R5 motherboard (oem). Possible?

    Hi, I have an R2 X99 mthrbrd (XJKKD) sitting inside of an R1 case as a project, but it needs a CPU & DDR4 mem There are two x299 mthrbrds, the R4 board HJ5Y7 was refused a Bios update to run Gen9 chips, so the R5 N4R4N board is preferred The R4/R5 boards have a type of proprietary USB 2.0 /...
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    Aurora R4 Powersupply Replacement

    I see you got your answer NRHJ9 is the typical part# for the case harness https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Alienware+nrhj9&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_PrefLoc=1&_sop=10&_osacat=0&_odkw=Alienwarenrhj9&_oac=1&LH_TitleDesc=0 Since you don't need that, you'd look for...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    I have an R4 4820k, my Area-51's had an x58 board similar to yours but larger (ATX), 960s & a 975 on OC Level3 w/out issue, I sold all of that a few years ago for newer parts. I saw your Ryzen post on the Dellware forum; changing new hardware in wasn't difficult. Aurora & Area-51 released in...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    your stock cooler radiator is probably 27mm wide, this is the 38mm wide R4 cooler 01YGW (re-use your current 1366 retention ring) https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIO-CPU-WATER-COOLING-FOR-ALIENWARE-AURORA-R4-W-FAN-PP749-01YGW/283257167935?hash=item41f371603f:g:6kYAAOSwdwVb6beW:rk:1:pf:0 I hope it...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    I haven't installed InSpectre Bios updates are on the DellFTP site, your latest / last update is A11 in Bios section, Bios update to A11 may (or may not) help the ram work http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/alienware-aurora.html Most CPUs get a Load OC Level 1 or 2 by design, others may...
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    Aurora R4 Powersupply Replacement

    The simplest way to replace your power supply (and here in the USA the cheapest way also) is to buy the same kind --> keep your case harness, buy a bare chassis without cables & put it in there, couple it to old case harness Popular part#'s are J556T W299G U595G, run those through google, try &...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    this may not help, but this person suggests disabling the Spectre/Meltdown patch (for W10?), system has 990x, not a 960 CPU https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-Desktops/Aurora-R1-Spectre-Meltdown-RTX-2080-Ti-Power-Supply/m-p/7186745 Inspectre may be a good utility for it...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    see the Load Level 1 (2/3) OC Setting (photo 1), the link was posted earlier for u https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-General-Read-Only/Area-51-alx-overclocking-questions/td-p/5546487
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    Aurora R4 Powersupply Replacement

    J556T or W299G are the 875watt models most often seen here in the US, the part# for yours is on the side label https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=alienware+875&_sacat=0 J556T...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    what happens when u get 1600MHz ram, reboot & then load overclocking profile 1 2 (or 3) for the CPU? Can u change 150x12 manually to 150x11? I no longer own the x58 mthrbrd, I'm out of ideas (try different Corsair or Kingston memory kit? Vengeance may not be compatible?), maybe also ask this...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    try one stick at a time, also, the PDF Manual says Type Slots 1066MHz / 1333MHz DDR3 Slots 1, 3, and 5 or slots 1 — 6 1600MHz XMP Slots 1, 3, and 5 only...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    If the XMP (auto) was 150x12 = 1800, it doesn't sound like 1600 memory, but did u try 150x11=1650? If u then loaded default settings, got this error, did you reboot to Bios, did u turn XMP off, set multiplier / ratio to 12x133 and +200mv? If that didn't work you can post into the Dell forum...
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    Aurora Alienfx lighting

    Our 'How to Install CmndCntr' is for Asus / Giga / MSI / AsRock etc aftermarket boards, not for original mthrbrd Is it your Aurora R1 whose lights won't come on? Does the Master I/O board have power & is the USB cable plugged into mthrbrd usb 2.0header? Amber LED light on MIO when power is on...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    the next step up from 1600 is 1866 (+266), so if someone asked if 1866 was better than 1600 I doubt there'd be objections, so the fact you're minus 100 (1500 vs 1600) isn't a grave difference You won't damage anything by rasing uncoreV +200, it's the advise given by alien engineers to the Mods...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    I've never heard of this issue nor know what to tell ya other than to try to overclock just one stick & see what happens, (if it works, try two, then three then four sticks etc, maybe one is bad), also wait for other member input here & try to ask this on the Dell forum. Memory has to be rated...
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    Aurora R1 Ram Issues

    In Bios, Turn XMP On, save & reboot, see what happens If no joy, return to Bios, XMP Off ... Multiplier is 133, therefore ratio is 12 (12 x 133.33 = 1600), set uncore voltage +200mv, save & reboot > report back if no joy...
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