Dell XPS 15 (Skylake) 9550 Owner's Lounge

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  1. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    All it will be is slimmed down to cut the crapware and possibly drivers locked down so I doubt anything you can't do already with a bit of work.
    Power comes from hardware so I am already dubious.
     
  2. MikeBravo

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    Understood.
     
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    DuffMcShank Notebook Guru

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    So if I wanted to use the WiGig dock with the XPS 9550, would that work if I changed to a different wifi card? If so, any recommendations for one?
     
  4. _sem_

    _sem_ Notebook Evangelist

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    Which WiGig dock?
    You could try Intel 18260. With the additional 60GHz antenna.
    Mind wired USB3.1 dock have faster connection, let alone TB3.
     
  5. GoNz0

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    I think someone tried one of those and it doesn't fit due to the width of the card.

    ***edit, looking for the Intel 18260 on ebay shows a slimmer card than intel's site.
     
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    I think tke previous gen was bigger, now they have an even smaller size. Must be 2230 size.
    One would also have to fit the antenna module somewhere.
     
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    Antenna module, god knows where that could go... :(
     
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    Hi,

    I just got my new Dell XPS 15 with UHD display in the mail today.
    When i got it setup next to my 27" 2560 x 1440 display, Now i see that i need a higher DPI screen than the one i got, To create a more seamless working environment with the Dell XPS 15.

    I have been looking at the DELL 27" 5K Display unfortunately the Dell XPS 15 will not be able to run two 5K Displays.

    I`m searching for two displays with the same glass front design as the Dell XPS 15, What does the forum recommend?

    Kind regards.

    Tony
     
  10. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey guys. My laptop is Dell xps 15 9550. I purchased it last year on ebay and its been pretty good. it was bought new but not sure if its refurbished or not as people told me a while back it probably is refurbished. Best laptop i ever used in terms of speed however.


    It has

    i5-6300 hq processor @ 2.30 ghz

    8gb ram

    250gb ssd


    My computer is pretty fast but the one thing is i use a lot of chrome windows. When i use task manager, it shows my Ram usage to be at least 80%. As of now it showing im using 6.5/7.9gb so 82% ram. Many times i seen it go to 90% ram. This is due to having so many chrome windows open etc.


    Would a ram upgrade be a pretty good idea? And if so, does anyone know how the 8gb is installed on this computer? Thus im assuming its 2 sticks of 4gb on this computer as oppose to 1 stick 8gb ram? So if i have 2 sticks of 4gb ram, then i should buy one 8gb ram right? Then i would install one 8gb ram and keep one of those 4gb ram so i have a total of 12gb ram? Or is there a way to have the max of 16gb ram? Im assuming only way to get 16gb ram would be i have to get two 8gb ram pieces right? However, would you say 12gb ram is more than enough? Its still a very fast computer. It only lags when i have lots of chrome windows. When i don't, there isn't really anything wrong with it etc. So how would i check how many pieces of ram i have on this laptop? Also is it pretty simple to open up this laptop, and install the new ram on it? Or is it a lot complicated etc?
     
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