[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

    52.5%
  5. 1080p FHD

    32.2%
  6. 56WHr

    11.9%
  7. 97WHr

    71.2%
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  1. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    What do you mean? Haven't you looked at an XPS 13 or 15, and said to yourself "god, I wish I could get a laptop with a tiny screen and absolutely huge bezels!"? Haven't you looked at a quad-core laptop and thought to yourself "man, I wish that laptop had a CPU that was 50% as fast!"? Haven't you felt a cool laptop and thought to yourself "boy, I sure wish this CPU was 90C right now!"? If so, the Razer Blade Stealth is for YOUUUUU!!!
     
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  2. Philaphlous

    Philaphlous Notebook Evangelist

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    Problems with the razer blade stealth...
    1. It's too big, should be thinner so the CPU runs hotter...Proper CPU cooling in a laptop should burn a hole in your pants when properly cooled...
    2. Bezel needs to be wider. I need to be able to put my stick notes on my bezels... they need to be at least 1" all around...you know..like a word doc margins...
     
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  3. ThePerfectStorm

    ThePerfectStorm Notebook Deity

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    Haha but I swear, they must be deliberately trying to be as bad as they are.

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  4. ThePerfectStorm

    ThePerfectStorm Notebook Deity

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    Just a correction to point 1 - ... able to burn a hole in your pants and fry your genitals....

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  5. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    Haha that's how it can be marketed as an office computer.

    "People have been complaining about our big bezels, but they fail to understand that the bezels we put into our computers are the best in the industry. Not only are they industry-leading, but they also are engineered to precisely fit sticky notes. Lastly, we've implemented poor battery life as an anti-theft measure." - Min Liang Tan
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    We have already a Razerbook thread No need for this:cool:
     
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  7. iunlock

    iunlock 9900K @ 5.5GHz

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    K guys, so I've been working for the past few days trying everything under the sun to tame the GPU temps.

    The CPU temps after my liquid metal repaste are excellent. They are in the low to mid 60C's under full load.

    During games (stock) the GPU would max out at 80C to low 80C's.

    After my liquid metal repaste, the GPU temps now lock at 76C under full load. Some improvement, but I want more lol... Especially having worked with numerous systems as you can see in my sig.

    I know we're dealing with a small cooling system in a 14" chassis and one thing is for sure in that the thermal conductivity / capacity of the cooling system is definitely being reached when it comes to the GPU.

    It may be a long shot, but my goal is to get the GPU temps in the lower 70C's and gosh even upper 60C's would be stellar, but I just don't see that happening without some major work or a miracle with the right combo of things...

    I've even considered modifying the heat sink unit all together in adding bigger fins and heck even a bigger fan that can pump out more cfm's (maybe a fan from another Dell line of laptops that is somewhat close, but the XPS fans are so small so that's a bit of a stretch). I really think it's more of the heat pipes themselves and the exposed VRM's / FET's etc....than the actual fans... that's at least what I'm thinking... I may try to double stack the heat pipes, but then I'm thinking, would that be too much heat for the fans to be able to pump out?

    These fans are (both of them) are rated at 5.2 cfm.

    [​IMG]

    So after spending hours and hours over the past few days on this...I'm really going to crack down and find the culprit to get this XPS to reach its maximum cooling potential, whatever that may be. I just know that there is some headroom and that's what I'm after....

    Fire Strike Combined Test LOOP is running and everything is at full tilt...
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. ThePerfectStorm

    ThePerfectStorm Notebook Deity

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    Go for it bro @iunlock ! If anyone can do it, you can. This is going to be one of your most interesting projects.

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  9. iunlock

    iunlock 9900K @ 5.5GHz

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    This is indeed my most challenging project, you're absolutely right. I thought the AW13's were the most challenging, but with this XPS...It sure does bring something new.

    I've tried pretty much every combo under the sun so far and due to dealing with physical limitations here, there's only so much we can do until we hit the ceiling of law of physics.

    I'm still running some tests and have a few more ideas so I'll keep everyone posted.
     
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  10. iunlock

    iunlock 9900K @ 5.5GHz

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    Rev them engines....

    Testing in progress....

    [​IMG]

    ::iunlock::
     
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