Dell XPS 15 (Skylake) 9550 Owner's Lounge

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  1. pressing

    pressing Notebook Deity

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    Wrong. Chrome runs poorly so requires a lot of expensive of ram . . .
     
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  2. MikeBravo

    MikeBravo Notebook Evangelist

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    There's usually more than one video, so perhaps you didn't see a good enough version. I'm not exaclty a pro and I have found it easy to work on my 9550 for the basic things like batteries and memory. The small screws are an issue which means you just have to be careful and take your time.

    In any event, you have to do what's easiest for you so good luck.
     
  3. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi there. Is your dell xps 9550 the same as mine though? My processor is i5 hq 6300 but still a quad core. I know there is an i7 hq as well for this version. But i think there are 2 version of this laptop for my model. Do you know if that one has the longer battery? Mine is shorter battery. But i think they made a dell xps 15 9550 for 2 different years? So theres many different versions of it. Also how many versions of the xps9550 are there? Because when i bought the battery online from ebay... only way to get it new because did did not have any new in stock... the place i bought my laptop to and battery said i bought wrong battery etc. Like how many versions are there of it. Like i know there is the dell xps 9560 as well but how many different ones?


    Also can someone here find me a video of this on how to open up the xps 15 9550 to install the new ram? And in terms of easy/hardness, would you say its pretty simple for someone that is not tech savy to do this? The thing that worries me is i open up laptop and then jam the ram and then damage it somehow because im not sure how to place it correctly etc. I would have to pay im guessing like 50 dollars to have the guy do it.


    Is this the 16gb ram that is recommended for the dell xps 15 9550? I saw in the reviews when i type in xps 9550 in keyboard, ppl said this works. And would i get dual rank or single rank. I would be getting 2 sticks of 8gb each as my laptop is 2 sticks of 4gb each.


    https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC4-...019FRDAY6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8



    Also these below i assume are not compatible or they are? Don't see anyone mention dell xps 15 9550 in the reviews though when using keywords.

    https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Hyp...00J8E8Y5C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

    https://www.amazon.com/Ballistix-Sp...06XJ6629Z/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
     
  4. Chang_loo

    Chang_loo Notebook Enthusiast

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    Drew1, for the first part of your question: http://bfy.tw/JsZR

    Regarding the RAM upgrade: I would recommand Crucial SO-DIMM Kit DDR4-2400, the XPS is reported to be a bit critical withe various RAM modules. Anyhow, you shold get a kit (two modules = 2 x 8GB).

    Honestly, reading your posts, I would not recommend to make any changes on your Dell as I am not shure if you would recognise any difference as an unexperienced user.

    The XPS 15 9550 came with two different batteries. A short one for those models equipped with an hybrid Harddrive (M2 SSD and 1TB HD) an a longer (higher capacity) battery for the models with M2 SSDs only.
     
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  5. SDeP58

    SDeP58 Notebook Consultant

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    Go to the following link for all the available configurations/versions of the 9550
    https://laptopmedia.com/series/dell-xps-15-9550/

    Forget the video’s as they obviously get too intense and scare you, so instead, go to the following link as it gives you very good & detailed instructions on how to upgrade the ram in the 9550 and suggested ram for purchase as well.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/more-ram-dell-xps-15-9550-9560
     
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    I just wanted to give this a try as I never find myself needing to do this. I just ran the newest version of Firefox 61.0.2 with over 30 tabs opened containing a lot of graphics and some background videos, along with MS Outlook & MS Word 2010, and resource monitor read, out of my installed 16GB of memory it was give or take right down the middle with 8GB used and 8GB available.
     
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