Dell XPS 15 (9550) list of hardware and software problems

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  1. napppy123

    napppy123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone having harder time picking up wifi signal?
    Compared to my iphone/other computer it seems like the RANGE on my dell xps 15 picking up the WIFI is less? Anyone have a resolution for this or is it the way it is? ty
     
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    Getting a **** ton of ghosting. God damn.
     
  3. Annihil

    Annihil Notebook Consultant

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    Just had my first orange screen (wtf ?), now I'm getting tired of unstable NVMe SSD driver.

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    I've the PM951 1TB SSD XPS version, without other drive, my BIOS is set to AHCI mode and I am using native Windows driver.
    I've tested Intel driver, same BSOD.
    I cannot switch to RAID Mode since I need ubuntu, and ubuntu does not detect NVMe SSD in RAID Mode.
    Never issued any crash under ubuntu, so it is definitely a driver issue.
    I don't have BSOD in RAID On with RST Driver thought...
    Haven't tried 950 Pro driver in AHCI mode but I don't think it is a good idea, unless someone report that it fix CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED BSOD.
     
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  4. dansi

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    AFAIK, NVME is a separate protocol. It is strange why we need to select ahci or raid, both are different protocols themselves
     
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    After switching from RAID to AHCI I was blue screening once every couple hours with CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. I tried the Intel drivers recommended in this thread but the BSOD's continued. I went searching for the Samsung NVME drivers and found these: http://ssd.samsungsemi.com/ecomobile/ssd/update15.do?fname=/Samsung_NVMExpress_Driver_rev10.zip. So far(1 day of use) it seems to have solved the crashing problem and I haven't had any new issues up to this point.

    If only I could find a way to fix the flickering problem. It's pretty bad for me, even with the latest Intel drivers as pulled through the device manager. The only thing that helps is to disable the Intel display adapter in the device manager. But even then I still have some amount periodic flickering. About to give up on it.
    One thing I can say is that I did have the Hyper-V flickering problem, and that does seem to be resolved with the latest drivers(pulled by updating the Intel adapter through the device manager). The Hyper-V related flickering kind of flickered pink-ish lines for me. My flickering now is just more or less flickering to black and it occurs whether or not I have Hyper-V added or removed.
     
  7. Annihil

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    Same for me, AHCI + Samsung NVMe driver for now two days, no more BSOD :)
     
  8. mike_nbr

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    What drives you have?
     
  9. Annihil

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    Only a PM951. The only issue I have with this driver is that if I reboot I will get "no boot device detected", but it is fine with cold boot.
     
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    You're on M.2 SSD only too?
     
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