Hands on Dell Precision 7710

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by varnum, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Michiko

    Michiko Notebook Consultant

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    I have the same problem on an HP desktop with two identical HP displays. One is connected via DP and the other via DVI. Like you, I changed the power profile settings to not let the displays go to sleep or switch off.

    If I boot with one display switched off, and switch it on while Windows 10 is running, it's heavily oversaturated. If I boot with both displays switched on, they are both fine.

    I think this is a Windows 10 thing. I tried all kinds of settings, both in Windows 10 and the (AMD) graphics drivers, but to no avail. I guess this is one of those quirks you have to learn to live with...
     
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  2. rinconmike

    rinconmike Notebook Evangelist

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    I am going to upgrade my Samsung 960 Pro to the new 970 Pro. I have never used the samsung magician software. If I have both in the system and used the Samsung Magician, on the next boot, how does the system know which drive it needs to boot to? Or or do I need to disable the older one in the bios? Also, I do want to make sure it leaves my 960 in tact and does not change any boot options in the event I have an issue with the new drive and just want to keep using the 960.

    thanks
     
  3. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Press the "F12" key at boot while the Dell logo is showing to access the boot selection menu, and you can from there select which drive to boot from. With UEFI, it will default to the most recently used drive, I believe. If you are cloning one drive to another, I recommend that you either physically remove the old drive or disable it in the BIOS after the clone, before you start Windows for the first time from the new drive. I've had situations in the past where Windows got confused about which drive to mount when the old drive was still present at the first boot.

    After the first boot goes well (and maybe after you use the new drive long enough to be satisfied that you aren't going back), you can reinstall/re-enable the old drive and wipe it for extra storage.

    I've never used Samsung Magician for cloning. (I prefer to clone "offline" with Acronis TrueImage bootable media.) I actually don't think that it does cloning, I think that the tool that you're looking for is Samsung Data Migration. They have a PDF there with directions and it looks pretty straight-forward...
     
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  4. rinconmike

    rinconmike Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks. You are correct. I meant the Data Migration Too. It the past, I have used Acronis and might use that again instead. With Acronis, I backup to an external drive, and then restore using a USB boot drive. Did tht from the 950 to 960.
     
  5. rinconmike

    rinconmike Notebook Evangelist

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    I used the Samsung Data Migration. Put the 970 in the second slot. In windows ran the data migration tool. Took around 20 minutes to copy 750GB of data. Shut system down. Took out the 960. I went ahead and put the 970 in the 960 slot even though I probably did not have to. Booted up and worked fine. It had to re-download my Exchange Server Local Content and re-index everything. Once that is done I will see if I still have issues with renaming files in windows explorer. I also had to turn back on system restore.
     
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    ygohome Notebook Deity

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    I changed out the wireless intel 8260ac that came with my 7710 for a 9260ac. At same time I upgraded router in my home from Asus n66u to netgear r7800. Folks here in the network forum helped me decide.

    But what is this third wire for in the WLAN bay of my 7710?

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    EDIT: I think the three wire is for something like the intel 18260. third wire I think is for 802.11Ad:
    intel 18260ad.PNG https://ark.intel.com/compare/88822,99445,86068
     
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  7. jakubd

    jakubd Notebook Enthusiast

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    Apart from adding GSM modem (Sierra Wireless EM7455) I have also upgraded the WiFi to the same model as you (I use Linksys WRT3200ACM as a source of 1,6Gbps signal with 160 MHz channel). Third wire is needed for devices that use additional spatial signal for WiFi (3x3 antenna setup) and those new Intel WiFi cards seem to work fine with 2x2 setup.
    Even though you can find this extra antenna connector on WiFi card with ad support I don't think this is a special antenna for 60 GHz band. You should be able to find regular WiFi (even N-standard) with 3 connectors.
    So far until not needed just keep it in this plastic sleeve and be happy with higher wifi speeds :)
     
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