Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Aaron44126, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. SirTypesALot

    SirTypesALot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I thought about doing that. But I've been waiting to get this laptop for a while now and took advantage over Black Friday to order one. I felt like a kid at Christmas when it arrived :) If I wasn't 100% sure that the damage was cosmetic only I would have asked for a replacement.
     
  2. SvenC

    SvenC Notebook Evangelist

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    I disabled C states again on my 7730. Otherwise the mouse movement is lagging when I use the touchpad.

    Starts lagging, when the CPU is around 1.5 Ghz and lower. So using the high perf power plan makes the touchpad smooth again but drains the battery.

    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  3. Div033

    Div033 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm seeing that too, and have in the past as well. You can grab them from Nvidia's site as the ODE drivers.
     
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    Regular_Ragnor Notebook Geek

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    Cool to see those pictures.

    I'm puzzled by the placement of the blower. Usually, these type of fans are used to blow air at something, rather then to the outside... Set up like that, you've got non-directed, relatively slow moving air. Most of this air will, I think, move through the free space in the device rather than over the electronics.
     
  5. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    I get a feeling your benchmarks are running on the iGPU, given the extremely poor performance compared to even your GTX 1060. As a better test, could you go into the BIOS (press F2 repeatedly on startup), go to the Video Subsection, and uncheck the Switchable Graphics checkbox? Then reboot, and run your benchmarks again.

    I notice the same thing, but I don't use the dock. In fact, I've noticed this with most notebooks—when the CPU is locked to below 1.5 GHz, there's a noticeable lag and worsening of performance.

    I think the touchpad driver is polling extremely incessantly, leading to very high jumps in CPU usage and system power draw.

    There are a lot of niggling issues with the P7530/P7730, as summarised here:
    1. High idle power draw even on Optimus mode and with lowest brightness, leading to short battery life compared to XPS 15/Precision 5530, or Precision 7X10 (Quadro GPU idling, but not reported to system?)
    2. High audio latency (courtesy of MaxxAudio enhancements?)
    3. High poll-rate of the Touchpad driver, leading to CPU clock and usage spikes (but it's so smooth; best touchpad I've used on Windows)
    4. 6-bit IPS display, instead of a minimum 8-bit sRGB IPS display
    5. Low power and voltage limit on the P3200, despite plenty of thermal and power headroom (GPU hardly exceeds 65°C under even synthetic loads for me)
    @Aaron44126, @Regular_Ragnor, @Div033, @kittenlips, @brazzmonkey and anyone else I missed (sorry), have any of you got anything to add to this list?
     
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  6. ssupernovae

    ssupernovae Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anybody know where I can send my zbook 17 G5 and precision 7730 to get repasted? I'm not comfortable doing it myself and don't want to screw up my $10,000 investment. And I would like to have it look like it hasn't been touched so I don't void my comprehensive service agreements.
     
  7. dk23

    dk23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    About to purchase 7530 32GB, P1000 with i7-8850H (6 cores). I need to decided about Win10 with support for more than 4 cores. I noticed for Latitude 5591 and XPS15 Win10 with support for more than 4 cores is not offered. Two concerns. where to get image for clean install and do I need it. Primary use is SW development and VMs. I have read almost all posts in this thread and only a handful are about linux. I expect to dual boot win10 and archlinux anyone with experience?
     
  8. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    Windows 10 supports more than 4 cores without any problem. You only run into (licensing) trouble with multiple sockets, not a problem in a laptop. If you want to do a clean Windows 10 install, you can get the image directly from Microsoft. This tool will create a bootable DVD or USB drive for you. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    The Dell business machine images are pretty free of bloat, though, so you should be fine if you choose to use the stock install.
     
  9. DerMarkus

    DerMarkus Notebook Geek

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    Yes, I agree the type of fan seems not the best solution.
     
  10. dk23

    dk23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So Dell being a little greedy, thanks
     
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