Dell Inspiron 7577 - Teardown | Mods & Upgrades | Technical Details | Pics of Internals | Optimizing

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    I thought I would start this new Inspiron 7577 thread to avoid cluttering the original Dell Inspiron 7577 thread started by @Sugil1844 that is aimed at more general type questions, comments, and concerns focusing on whether or not to buy a Dell Inspiron Gaming 7577 and new owners' initial impressions.

    Feel free to contribute hard data, screen shots of benchmarks, technical details, etc.

    My motivation for this thread stems from the fact that there aren't really and detailed teardown pictures or images of the good parts of the inside of the Dell Inspiron 7577 available online. I hope to change that and accumulate the best technical minds and guides here in this thread. My goal is to construct the table of contents in a way that makes using this thread easy to use as well as to reference in discussions to eliminate ambiguity and make it easy to point 7577 owners to necessary resources, downloads, and guides.

    Disclaimer: (This is a long-term thread that will be under construction for a while.)
    It will take some time for me to get the ToC set up properly and polished. I may or may not update the download links as new versions come out, so be aware of that at least. At the moment I am currently still waiting to receive my replacement Dell 7577 laptop from Dell, so this thread will be delayed for a while.



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    Table of Contents:
    [A.] General Information & Discussion

    1.) Dell 7577 Non-Technical NBR Thread
    2.) Dell 7577 User Manual
    3.) Dell 7577 Service Manual
    4.) Dell 7577 Review (UltraBookReview.com)
    5.) Dell 7577 Review (YouTube - Dave Lee)
    6.) Dell 7577 Review (YouTube - Andrew Tran)

    7.) Dell 7577 Review (YouTube - Jarrod'sTech)
    8.) Dell 7577 Review (LaptopMedia.com)
    9.) Dell 7577 Review (NotebookCheck.com) [4k] [UHD]
    10.) Dell 7577 Review (NotebookCheck.com)

    [B.] Hardware
    [a.] Specs & Drivers

    1.) Dell 7577 Drivers & Downloads (general / no service tag indicated)
    2.) NVIDIA GTX 1060MQ Certified Driver (Download | 12-1-17)
    3.) Intel i7 7700HQ Specs
    4.) Intel i7 7300HQ Specs
    5.) NVIDIA GTX 1060MQ Specs (Click > Specs > View Full Specs)
    6.) Intel i7 7700HQ v 6700HQ v 5700HQ v 4710HQ Benchmark Comparisons (UBR)
    7.) [How To] Manually Install Synaptics Touchpad Drivers Instead of Windows Precision Touchpad Drivers (NBR Thread - closed)
    8.) Win-Raid AHCI RAID NVMe Recommended Drivers

    [b.] Benchmarks & Comparisons
    1a.) @kweniston - Dell 7577 Backlight Bleed - Out of the Box (NBR Post)
    1b.) @Maleko48 - Dell 7577 Backlight Bleed - Out of the Box (NBR Post)
    2.) @vibhawa - CrystalDiskMark - 128GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD (NBR Post)
    3.) @Wertzius - TimeSpy - UHD 7577 (NBR Post)
    4.) @vibhawa - AIDA64 & Timespy (NBR Post)
    5.) @custom90gt - TimeSpy (NBR Post)
    6.) @spoonablehippo - FireStrike (NBR Post)

    [c.] Experimental Mods & Upgrades

    1.) START: Custom Screen Upgrades Discussion w/LCD Screen Model Numbers (NBR Thread)
    1.) END: Custom Screen Upgrades Discussion w/LCD Screen Model Numbers (NBR Thread)
    2a.) External Battery Packs & Power Supplies Discussion (NBR Thread)
    2b.) SEE ALSO: [Bd5a] [Bd5b] [Bd5c]
    2c.) Powering a Laptop in the Field (Cloudy Nights Photo Forums)
    2d.) WARNING: Cheap Inverters Are Dangerous! (Stack Exchange | Electrical Engineering)

    [d.] Learning
    1.) System Management Mode (Wiki)
    2.) Embedded Device Hacking and Reverse Engineering (PDF | DefCon)
    3.) Reverse Engineering Firmware (c. 2011)
    4a.) Intel SpeedShift vs SpeedStep & How to Manually Control It (NBR Thread)
    4b.) ThrottleStop EPP Settings & CPU Latency vs Power Consumption vs Performance (NBR Thread)
    5a.) Dell Power Adapter Secrets & Failure Analysis (TLJ | Dec. 2008)
    5b.) Dell Power Adapter Secrets & Failure Analysis (TLJ | Jan. 2009)
    5c.) Dell Power Adapter Secrets & Failure Analysis (TLJ | May 2009)
    6.) Battery Firmware Hacking (BlackHat | 2011)
    7.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: Physical Memory (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    8.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    9.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    10.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: Processes and Threads (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    11.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: Handles (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    12.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: USER and GDI Objects - Part 1 (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    13.) Pushing The Limits of Windows: USER and GDI Objects - Part 2 (Mark Russinovich | M$ Tech Blog | 2008)
    14a.) Secret of Intel Management Engine (SlideShare.net | Igor Skochinsky)
    14b.) Secret of Intel Management Engine (YouTube | coincides with 14a slides | Dec. 2014)
    14c.) Secrets of Intel Management Engine (Reddit | discussion)
    14d.) Secrets of Intel Management Engine (additional discussion & comments)
    15.) Brief Rundown of How Mobile i7 CPUs Work (LTT | Nov. 2014)

    [C.] Flaws | Fixes | Patches
    [a.] Flaws
    1.) Intel ME/TXE SA-00086 Advisory (NBR Thread)
    2.) Intel ME/TXE SA-00086 Advisory (Dell Knowledge Base)
    3.) Intel ME/TXE SA-00086 Advisory (Intel Q3’17 ME 11.x, SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 Security Review Cumulative Update)
    4.) Intel Skylake & Kaby Lake Hyper-Threading Microcode Bug (NBR Thread #1)
    5.) Intel Skylake & Kaby Lake Hyper-Threading Microcode Bug (NBR Thread #2)

    [b.] Fixes
    1.) Intel Skylake & Kaby Lake HT uCode Bug (NBR Thread)
    2.) [How To] Update MicroCode from Windows Using RW Everything (NBR Thread)

    [D.] Software | Utilities | Other Downloads
    [a.] Overclocking
    1.) ThrottleStop Download & Guide (NBR Thread)
    2.) Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility
    3.) MSI Afterburner (Latest Version - MSI.com)
    4.) MSI Afterburner Remote Server for use w/ Android app (Latest Version - MSI.com)
    5.) EVGA Precision XOC (Requires Registration)
    6.) SpeedFan
    7.) Prime95

    8.) RWEverything

    [b.] Hardware Monitoring
    1.) HWiNFO

    2.) GPU-Z
    3.) CPU-Z
    4.) AIDA64
    5.) CrystalDiskInfo (HDD & SSD Diagnostics | SMART Info)

    [c.] System Cleanup & Maintenance
    1.) Display Driver Uninstaller

    2.) MiniTool Partition Wizard
    3.) Driver Store Explorer
    4.) TreeSize
    5.) Blue Screen View
    6.) O&O ShutUp 10
    7.) Macrium Reflect FREE

    [d.] Optimization
    1.) Bitsum Process Lasso
    2.) Bitsum Park Control
    3.) Bitsum CPU Balance

    4.) M$ SysInternals Utilities
    5.) ShellExView
    6.) ShellMenuView
    7.) Chrome Extension: Tabs Outliner
    8a.) Useful Google Chrome Command Line Switches & How to Use Them
    8b.) Complete List of Chromium Command Line Switches
    9.) Touchpad Blocker & TouchFreeze (Prevent Accidental Trackpad Touches)

    [e.] Automation
    1.)
    AutoHotKey
    2.) DevManView
    3.) RBTray

    [f.] Benchmarking Tools
    1.)
    Unigine Heaven
    2.) Unigine Valley
    3.) Cinebench
    4.) ATTO Disk Benchmark
    5.) 3DMark (TimeSpy / FireStrike)
    6.) CrystalDiskMark

    [g.] Essentials
    1.)
    Microsoft C++ Redistributables (All-In-One Installer)

    [h.] Dell 7577 Specific
    1.)
    Dell 7577 COMPLETE DRIVER PACK [12-29-17] (Dell.com > Support & Downloads)
    2.) MaxxAudio / MaxxWaves Files (NBR Thread > MEGA)
    3a.) Dell Power Manager on Clean Install - Instructions (NBR Post)
    3b.) Dell Power Manager on Clean Install - Files (NBR Post)
    3c.) Dell Power Manager v3.0.81.0.zip (Direct Download | MEGA.nz)
    4.) FHD LCD Screen Data Sheet (PDF | MEGA.nz)
    5.) UHD LCD Screen Data Sheet (PDF | MEGA.nz)
    6a.) BIOS Screenshots (PDF | MEGA.nz)
    6b.) BIOS Screenshots (.zip of PNG files | MEGA.nz)
    7.) Color Calibration Files (MEGA Folder Link)

    [E.] Windows O/S: Installation | Guides | Known Issues
    [a.] Windows 10
    1.) Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide (NBR Thread)
    2.) Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide On System With Multiple Drives (NBR Thread)
    3.) Windows 10 Tweaks & Fixes (NBR Thread)
    4.) Windows 10 Services & Configuration Guide (Black Viper's)
    5.) Intel Drivers Installation & Updates (NBR Thread)
    6.) Battery Saving Tweaks (UBR)
    7.) Remove Password Requirement When Resuming From Sleep

    8.) How to Determine Your Windows 10 Build and Version (HowToGeek)

    [b.] Windows 10: Known Issues
    1a.) Unable to Install Dell Power Manager from Windows Store (NBR Thread)
    1b.) Dell Power Manager .EXE Download (NBR Thread)
    2a.) Right-Click Desktop Lag on Dell 7577 (NBR Thread | Post 1 of 2)
    2b.) Right-Click Desktop Lag on Dell 7577 (NBR Thread | Post 2 of 2)
    3.) Power Slider Issues & Other Dell 7577 Power Plan Quirks (NBR Thread)
    4a.) Broken Start Button Search Function (Clicking search result doesn't load program.)
    4b.) Remove or Reset Cortana To Fix Broken Start Button Search Function

    4c.) Rebuild Start Menu Index (Fix apps, files, etc. not showing up in search results.)
    5a.) dGPU Not Shutting Completely Off When Not Being Used (NBR Thread)
    5b.) dGPU Hanging in Active State Due To Windows 10 Store (NVIDIA)
    6.) HOW TO: Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10

    [c.] Windows 7
    1.) Installation Help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake Laptops (NBR Thread)
    2.) Windows 7 Image Updater for SkyLake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Ryzen Thread Ripper (NBR user: @Atak_Snajpera )
    3.) Windows 7 Clean Installation Guide (NBR Thread)

    [d.] Windows 7: Known Issues
    1.) Hard Drive Corruption on Dual & Multi Boot Systems (SuperUser)


    [F.] Thermal Management: Guides | Learning | Discussions
    [a.] Guides & How To's
    1.) Fix Uneven Core Temperatures (NBR Thread)
    2a.) Improve Laptop Thermals (NBR Thread)
    2b.) Companion Guide to (2a.) for XPS 15 Laptops (UBR)
    3a.) ThrottleStop (v8.00) Tutorial - Setting Up Profiles For Optimal Performance (UBR)
    3b.) ThrottleStop Primer (NBC | 04-05-17)
    4a.) Forcing Manual Fan Control on Dell Laptops (NBR Thread)
    4b-i.) Dell 7567 Manual Fan Control Confirmed (1 of 2 | NBR Post)
    4b-ii.) Dell 7567 Manual Fan Control Confirmed (2 of 2 | NBR Post)
    5.) Add Extra Heat Pipes for Improved Cooling (TRL Blog | Jan. 2012)
    6.) How to Undervolt With XTU Without Opening XTU (NBR Thread)


    [b.] Scientific Learning

    1.) Properties of Liquid Metal (NBR Thread)

    [c.] Discussions
    1.) Dell's Power / Thermal Management Philosophies (NBR Thread)
    2.) Disabling Turbo Boost To Reduce Temps & Increase Battery Life (Reddit)
    3.) Custom Heat Pipe Mods and Best Methods (NBR Thread)
    4.) Indium Corporation's Heat Spring c.2013 (NBR Thread)

    [d.] Disassembly Info
    1.) Dell 7577 Mainboard Images & Benchmark Results (NBR Post)
    2.) Dell 7567 Mainboard Images (Closely related to 7577, but still different.)

    [G.] Other O/S: Installation | Guides | Known Issues
    [a.] Linux

    1.) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    [b.] Hackintosh

    1.) MacOS High Sierra Installation Guide for Dell 7567 (TMx86)
    2.) TonyMacx86: UniBeast Install Guide for Intel Hardware (TMx86)


    [c.] Other / Multiboot

    1.) Easy2Boot
    2.) EasyBCD
    3.) VisualBCD
    4.) Dual Boot Repair


    [d.] Virtual Machines

    1.) VirtualBox

    [H.] Product Recommendations
    [a.] Thermal Solutions

    1.) Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut [73 W/mK] (Liquid Metal | Conductive)
    2.) Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut [12.5 W/mK] (Thermal Paste | Non-Conductive)
    3.) GELID GC-Extreme [8.5 W/mK] (Thermal Paste | Non-Conductive)
    4.) Fujipoly SARCON XR-m [17 W/mK] (Thermal Pad | Non-Conductive)
    5.) MG Conformal Coating 422B (Silicone Modified PCB Sealer)

    [b.] No-Risk Hardware Upgrades
    1.) Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB (SSD)

    [c.] Tools
    1.) ORIA 86 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set (Amazon)
    2.) Wera 12 Piece Precision Driver Set (UK)

    To Be Continued...
     
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