ATTENTION! Potential Flaw with ALL XPS 15 9560 - GPU Throttling!

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by Pete Light, Mar 17, 2017.

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  1. pressing

    pressing Notebook Deity

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    If possible! I don't think anyone has got this balance correct on an i7 yeat
     
  2. Pete Light

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    Nooooo, come on folks, we must have some genius' here to figure this out and save the day!

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  3. kojack

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    Sounds like just a wrong tool for the job to me. The XPS was never touted as a gamer...more of a professional photo, video graphics creation.....the alienware line is the GAMERs. I think they would outperform the XPS (which is a KILLER machine BTW), in gaming.
     
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    Precisely.
    No worries, we'll figure it out. Getting close...

    The i5 gives a nice indication of what it "could do," and that's the goal we're after here.

    ::iunlock::
     
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    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    would getting a good laptop cooler fix the underclocking problem?
     
  6. Pete Light

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    hard to say. My vote is no because the area in question just doesn't get enough airflow. It may delay it from happening but we're only talking a few minutes at best
     
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    Normally no, because a cooler doesn't do anything about a poor CPU & GPU paste job and because the heat isn't conducted to the chassis bottom. Lifting the rear (but so that the exhaust air can't easily get below the laptop) helps improve a little bit.
    Might help if you lead the VRM heat to the case bottom. But if you do it too efficiently, the cooling will get even less efficient without a cooler, which might not be a good idea.
     
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    this is the worst excuse to cover up a flawed thermal design on a device


    no, just no
     
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    Does it over heat when NOT gaming????? Does it over heat while editing photos, videos, doing graphics creation? If no....THEN WRONG TOOL FOR THE JOB. Nothing more.
     
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    no, just no

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