Dell XPS 15 9550 Throttling FIX, potentially 9560 (Overwatch Scenario)

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  1. miXwui

    miXwui Notebook Consultant

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    But I think the majority of users are probably using it for word processing/Excel/web browsing and won't run into or aren't even aware there's a throttling issue. If we could get Dell to pay attention (are there still Dell engineers here? I remember there were back in the Alienware m11x days around 2011) maybe something can be done. As far as I'm aware, the new model (9560) has throttling issues as well...

    But when you stick power components into an ultrabook chassis, manufacturers throttle to hedge risk of component failure due to high heat etc. so it's...just..a little understandable, yet incredibly frustrating.
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    No excuses for sending out machines Who can't do all tasks the hardware is intended to do. Either put in weaker hardware or don't design it. At least not push it out on the market!!
     
  3. Jeremiah Tay

    Jeremiah Tay Newbie

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    I totally agree with you bro.
    This is the second XPS i got since returning the first one.
    The first one i had so much issues with it that dell had to come try and fix at least 11 times before changing it.
    This second one is still buggy but unfortunately my warranty ran out. For this one the technician changed the almost all the parts twice...
     
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  4. Jeremiah Tay

    Jeremiah Tay Newbie

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    Hey miXwui,
    For repaste, a dell technician did it about a month and a half ago.
    And these are the current settings in my XPS 15 9550.
    ....
    I cant seem to upload pictures here. Do you mind telling me how you did it?
    Soz first time using this.
     
  5. v_bars

    v_bars Newbie

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    Hey guys. Great article of yours. I found your approaches very useful. They did make better my CPU temp but no the gpu's one.

    I was very frustrated for a long time that a machine for $2000+ worth is unplayable even on 1080p.
    Repaste / thermal pads / speed shift / cpu undervolt didn't help to maintain my gpu's temp under 90

    But I found a solution. The solution is simplest ever.
    Your laptop is thin, very thin. It has even less height than MacBook pro 15. So the clearance is lower. Plus MacBook has different cooling system.

    So I just simply put my laptop on 10 centimeters height. And I now I can't reach even 80 degrees Celsius.


    Since I have ssd configuration and play through external display. I close the lid and put laptop face down. So my cooling system are faced to the celling.

    Now I enjoy playing DotA 2 with stable vsync 60fps on ultra settings. And have 80 degrees at Max in fights.

    Hope it helps )
     
  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Not very smart close the lid and run hardware on full load:cool:
     
  7. v_bars

    v_bars Newbie

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    Good point. But what can happen anyway?
    We have smaller temps on the keyboard than on the back side. So display should be totally fine.
    Anyway we can stick with 1st option )

    The main problem I wanted to raise here is that There is not enough space to have cool air for cooling system. Because back side warms your table etc. So air is preheated and comes to cooling system already warm.

    If you look at laptops with same gpu. They all are thicker.
     
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  8. Jeremiah Tay

    Jeremiah Tay Newbie

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    How do you raise it 10cm and not block the fan ?
     
  9. v_bars

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    There are a lot of options. Starting with cooling stand. But in my case I found 2 parallel thin (about 2cm) pieces of wood.
    And place them on different sides. They close fans. But just about 5%. Which is totally fine.

    But they are unstable. So I came with 2nd approach.
    It all depends on your creativity )

    I think 5 - 7cm should be enough
     
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    Plus I forgot to add. I changed some configurations in Nvidia control panel.

    1) Max prerendered frames. Set to 2
    2) power management mode. Set to prefer consistent performance.

    Don't know if that helped
     
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