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Area-51m R1, Gaming Performance

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I have a quick question for the alienware community. This is my first alienware laptop and I'm trying to figure out why I can't play a game at max capacity when I don't plug the AC/DC adapters in. Like for example without the adapters I get 30 FPS on Valorant but, when I plug in two of the adapters I get 300+ FPS. So, does that mean I have to always plug in the two adapters to get full performance? 

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Yup.

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Re: Alienware M17 R1 Gaming Performance

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You have the AREA-51M.

You need to use both the power adapters to get the Thermal and Power capabilities you need because you can’t run this computer on no adapters because battery life is at 1hr for mines without the adapters plus it’ll run in throttled mode as I like to call it.

Throttled mode means that when the computer isn’t recieving wattage from the adapters and from the battery, the system Detected that and warns you when you boot the computer with either a low wattage adapter or no adapter it’ll be in throttled mode until it recieves power from the adapters.

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Re: Alienware M17 R1 Gaming Performance

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Okay so basically, you are telling me that for gaming I would need 2 adapters plugged in to get the full performance. Thanks! 

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Alienware 18 R1 4940MX 4.6GHz, RTX 2080, 32GB DDR3
Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK 4.5GHz, GTX 1080 OC, 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Alienware 15 R1 4710HQ 4.1GHz, GTX 980M, 16GB DDR3
M18x R2 3930MX 4.1GHz, SLI GTX 980M, 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
M17x R5 Core i7-4700MQ 3.7GHz, GTX 980M, 32GB DDR3 1600MHz
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