[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

    89.8%
  2. i5-7300HQ

    9.3%
  3. i3-7100H

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

    54.6%
  5. 1080p FHD

    33.3%
  6. 56WHr

    13.0%
  7. 97WHr

    73.1%
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  1. freerice

    freerice Notebook Enthusiast

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    But just to get this straight - @custom90gt what is the red thing circled?
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    Those look like additional pads, I'm not sure why he has them there. I never used anything on the other side and never had any issues.
     
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    I was wondering which high of heat spreader does everybody buy to put them inside the XPS and have no problem at closing it ?
     
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    @custom90gt one ridiculously stupid question: this voids warranty amirite?

    In the US that is.
     
  6. pressing

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    Other possible routes to bypass Dell's PL throttling schemes. . .

     
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    I mean yes and no. If you repaste and damage your motherboard it voids your warranty. If you perform the mod and damage something, you voided your warranty. If you take your time and don't cut up your own shield, how would they ever know you did it? I say do the mod under the impression that you are voiding your warranty, but I returned mine to stock without any issue before selling it.
     
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    @custom90gt one more question! I've scoured ebay but I just can't find the replacement backplate. Do you have a link?
     
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    If you search for "9550 base" or "yhd18" you can see there are quite a few covers for a reasonable price.
     
  10. pressing

    pressing Notebook Deity

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    We are seeing a minor thermal renaissance as the 9570 is released.

    One idea for actively cooling the VRM area would be:

    1. Drill a small hole in the side of a fan case facing the VRM. I think I would patch from the CPU fan to maximize GPU cooling but not sure about that.

    2. Epoxy a small, flat plastic pipe from the fan case to direct air over the VRM. This would have to be narrow enough to snake between the heatpipe and case bottom, without crushing the heatpipe (even with case flex). Pipe plastic needs to withstand heat from direct contact with heatpipe.

    3. Make a few holes in the foam behind the VRM to allow hot air to exhaust from the VRM to the back grille.

    * Cutting case bottom to allow thicker plastic pipe over the heatsink would improve airflow. any holes would need to be made airtight with high-temp tape or glue.

    * Due to the minor loss of airflow to the radiators, I would add elecrical tape between the fans and radiators. This should boost efficiency of the radiators. Any exposed tape adhesive willl attract a lot of dust so will need to tape the back side of any tape exposed to air in the "ducts".
     
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