[CPU + GPU Temperatures + Benchmarks] - XPS 15 [9560] Kaby Lake

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by iunlock, Mar 10, 2017.

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Which configuration do you have? (Select 3x)

  1. i7-7700HQ

    87.7%
  2. i5-7300HQ

    12.3%
  3. i3-7100H

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 4K UHD

    57.9%
  5. 1080p FHD

    36.8%
  6. 56WHr

    14.0%
  7. 97WHr

    75.4%
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  1. Philaphlous

    Philaphlous Notebook Consultant

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    That's about what I get. 1798mhz at 0.975v. I think I can go lower but I'm erroring on the side of stability. OC your memory too. I get +250 and it really helps in benchmarks....
     
  2. Philaphlous

    Philaphlous Notebook Consultant

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    I'm upto 1839mhz which is around 0.987v...freaking awesome for the clock and voltage. Stock voltage is soo high it's not even funny. I wish I could determine though how much less power it uses...if I had a Killawatt meter I could roughly use that but anyway..no biggie. Temps are way lower. This laptop still amazes me. Coming from a Dell xps 14 with a gtx 420 it's a heck of an upgrade and about 1/2 to 2/3 of my gtx 970 desktop processor. Bf1 runs great with it.
     
  3. Arondight

    Arondight Notebook Enthusiast

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    Because more data is always welcome :

    Just did @iunlock 's mod*
    *with 1.5mm thermal pads as joint not 2mm, keeping the small foam pads around the fans, using "up to 105C" certified Scotch electrical tape to seal things up.

    Firestrike results with CPU -120 / GPU -100 undervolt
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    Just awesome considering I had 95C° ambient before the mod (92 with heatspreaders on), even with undervolting so thank you @iunlock :)

    15min Firestrike combined loop :

    CPU: 70C
    GPU: 73C
    Ambient: 73C

    So this completely unrealistic workload doesn't even bring the computer to its knees anymore, it now has plenty of headroom.

    I feel like this mod makes the 9560 what it truly should have been.
     
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  4. Papusan

    Papusan BGA Filthy = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    I fix it for yoo:D If not, you would have been fried alive:p
     
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  5. MrBuzzkill

    MrBuzzkill Notebook Enthusiast

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    He probably means the first "Ambient" sensor, which is the sensor for the VRM's. :p

    I just did some gaming with my new settings, and I think I am going to stick with this undervolt/overclock combo:

    CPU (7700HQ) undervolt: -135mV
    GPU undervolt: 0.95v (~-125mV)
    GPU overclock: +238mhz (1.784mhz)
    GPU Memory overclock: +220mhz

    So far it seems very stable in Valley benchmark (slightly higher scores all around than last test) and in actual gaming.

    I also tested using Guild Wars 2, all settings on highest, no AA, 1920x1080, locked to 60FPS. In most area's I get a stable 60FPS with about 80% GPU usage, 30% CPU usage. With both hovering around 70 degrees C. I tested Lion's Arch as well, hovering around 35 FPS (large player hub, pretty stressful on the system). GPU usage went to ~90% while still hovering around 70 degrees C. CPU usage went to 50-60% while hovering around 75-80 degrees C. Both are not throttling, even though my VRM temps are around 87-92 degrees.
     
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  6. iunlock

    iunlock 7820HK @ 4.7GHz

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    Great stuff and great job!
     
  7. Arondight

    Arondight Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ahah like MrBuzzkill said I'm talking about the "Ambient" sensor which is the vrm sensor. It gets pretty toasty because of the lack of airflow.

    You deserve all the credit!
     
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  8. Uri Mevs

    Uri Mevs Newbie

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    got that Heaven score after repaste, repadding of chokes, undervolt of CPU/iGPU/GPU[​IMG]

    Edit... can't add image :([​IMG]
     
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  9. Christopher C. Smith

    Christopher C. Smith Notebook Enthusiast

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    Quick question...

    I've been using afterburner as I've seen done here. I had it starting with windows but noticed my battery life wasn't improving, in fact it was worse than before I tried the mod. I was benchmarking and had throttlestopo open and I realise that without afterburner open, my laptop idles between 0.6w and 1.3w. Opening afterburner with the same settings as before, I am idling between 8.5w and 14.2w. I had no idea it was using this much resources and kinda defeats its purpose. Is there any way to have the settings applied at boot without having the afterburner app open constantly?
     
  10. Philaphlous

    Philaphlous Notebook Consultant

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    Open it, do your tweaks...close it...done...
     
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