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  1. Lopt

    Lopt Notebook Consultant

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    One more thing that may or may not matter, my current Windows 10 Pro install was done using a recovery USB and through recovery boot options / wipe and repartition / as opposed to a normal install from media or download.

    It’s possible that basic touchpad driver could be different

    I’ll check the HWID in a bit when I get back.

    ok here it is : ID HID\DELL08C4&COL01

    To ME I can't think of any reason why you should not be able to install this driver, other then Windows already having a preconceived idea of what the driver should be, I also do NOT have any Dell update software installed, maybe some Dell ID hooks are still in your registry ?


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  2. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    I don’t know if anyone watches this guy. He does some great tutorials and explaining. This one is great about installing and tweaking Nvidia gpu/drivers and tweaks.

     
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  3. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    I seem to recall that in reading, and my benchmarks seem to bear that out.

    This morning I casually ran Timespy benchmarks with the following results (2700K at 5.1 Ghz, 2070 no OC, power on performance, 1.8.1 BIOS, latest VBIOS):

    Balanced-----: 8046 (GPU:8122, CPU:7641)

    Performance: 8142 (GPU:8224, CPU:7709)

    Full----------: 8177 (GPU:8245, CPU:7813)

    My best ever was right after I got the unit back on December 5th using 9/5 BIOS:

    Full----------: 8303 (GPU:8401, CPU:7792)

    I'd have to dig around, but IIRC Balanced pulls power.... its not throttling from what HWInfo indicates.
     
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  4. Lopt

    Lopt Notebook Consultant

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    Since Dell didn’t spend any time tuning the FAN profiles well, the power curves are probably a mess as well, didn’t I see a post or two way back about these profiles being pretty well borked ?


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  5. Terreos

    Terreos Royal Guard

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    Definitely looking forward to your tweaking wizardry on this laptop @B0B. Hopefully you can talk some sense into the dell techs as they seem to more or less ignore us. ;)
     
  6. B0B

    B0B B.O.A.T.

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    well prepare to be a little disappointed since this is a SmackDown review and not an individual review. I can’t afford to spend all this time with heavy tweaks on one laptop because I have to do it to the other two. The last SmackDown review had 60 hours worth of work and made less than $20 and I have no affiliation with anything so that’s all the money I make and it’s a very poor way to spend your time when you’re my age and have wife and kids

    Edit: by “no affiliation with anything” I meant that I have no money coming in from any 3rd party company or laptop manufacturer to influence what I speak.
     
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  7. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    If you're willing to lose G-Sync for a bit...

    Downgrade to 1.5.0 and flash 200W vBIOS.

    Then unleash the beast..

    https://valid.x86.fr/9brbj6
     
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  8. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Evangelist

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    How are you at 5.3ghz? I thought you said you cant get past 4.7 without heat up time?

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  9. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    I'll just leave this here area 51m with 4k panel from ebay
     

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  10. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    AC Cooling. ;)

    Do tell me more as I am a fan of 4K displays of the high quality variant :p
     
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