Dell XPS 15 (Skylake) 9550 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by T2050, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. pokenguyen

    pokenguyen Notebook Geek

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    Agree, I even don't have those problems on my cheap old laptop.
     
  2. eelton

    eelton Notebook Enthusiast

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    This fixed the display driver crashes for me:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2665946

    Edit: link not working now. Here's the text:

    1. Exit all Windows based programs.
    2. Click Start, type regedit in the Search box, and then double-click regedit.exe from the results above. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Browse to and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers
    4. On the Edit menu, click New, and then select the following registry value from the drop-down menu specific to your version of Windows (32 bit, or 64 bit):

      For 32 bit Windows
      1. Select DWORD (32-bit) value.
      2. Type TdrDelay as the Name and click Enter.
      3. Double-click TdrDelay and add 8 for the Value data and click OK.

      For 64 bit Windows
      1. Select QWORD (64-bit) value.
      2. Type TdrDelay as the Name and click Enter.
      3. Double-click TdrDelay and add 8 for the Value data and clickOK.
    5. Close the registry editor and then restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

     
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  3. ShadeZeRO

    ShadeZeRO Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine's on back-order for a few weeks.
    Apparently the 4K touch LCD is the cause.

    Sigh...
     
  4. prushing

    prushing Notebook Consultant

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    Got a call this morning from an idiot telling me I needed to change the order to a different LCD screen, I asked what LCD I should change it too since there is only 1 4K LCD. They then also emailed about changing my order. I've sent an email in about the idiot who called me, waiting to hear back from Dell.
     
  5. boe

    boe Notebook Evangelist

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    The SATA cable is indeed xdygx
     
  6. boe

    boe Notebook Evangelist

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    I reformatted mine - basically installing no dell packages. Is there a program to detect the light in the room and set the display brightness accordingly? Does the non 4K version have an ambient light sensor to adjust the screen brightness? I never looked before I reformatted.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
  7. boe

    boe Notebook Evangelist

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    If anyone here replaces their standard 256GB m.2 with a 512 pro, I'd really love to know the boot time for each - before and after.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
  8. T2050

    T2050 Notebook Deity

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    I couldn't really see a huge difference if difference at all with the 950. Going from SSD to SSD isn't like going from HDD to SSD.

    The read speeds were already pretty good with the PM951 models, even booting up it not like the drive is hard out writing, rather than reading.

    I guess that it both being PCIe and NVMe puts them on a par somewhat at that level.

    If anything look like my tray icons loaded a little faster, but could be that I was just watching them.

    I didnt notice the area under and area on the palm rest where the 950 was a bit warmer. I can't be sure, as I actually know where is was after opening, so could be just being overall sensitive looking for it. Although I think is warmer around that area, or feel a little warm when I couldn't notice nothing before.
     
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  9. dimsdale

    dimsdale Notebook Geek

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    Regarding the speakers on this laptop....

    Wow. Easily the worst I've ever experienced. As others have noted, they sound like something is loose in there. They definitely sound rattly - in a distracting kind of obvious way. It's really so bad that you have to ask yourself is this machine defective?

    Then you remember.

    It's a Dell, not an Apple. And then you accept it.
     
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  10. ninja2000

    ninja2000 Notebook Deity

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    Yes they are terrible, I also complained about the speakers.

    I did find an updated driver on the dell website which improved the crackle/popping but nothing can make the speakers sound good! my 12" tiny MacBook speakers are amazing in comparison
     
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