Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

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

  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Maybe change in fan profile (less active fans will decrease air flow).
     
  2. Ionising_Radiation

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

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    The PCH is actually nowhere near the fans (and in fact isn't even cooled).

    I realised the problem, though: Link State Power Management was set to 'Off' under battery, rather than 'Maximum power savings'. For some reason, that causes the PCH temperature to shoot up, as well as power draw. A single option, nearly doubling power draw... Wow.
     
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    I downloaded and tried to execute the 1.0.8 TB18DC update. Received an error message from the Dell Firmware Update Utility that "Collecting Dock Information Failed" and there was no opportunity except to exit. I checked that there were no other apps running and that nothing was connected to the TB18DC except my 7730 connected to power. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Thanks!

    Dell 7730, i9-8950HK, NVidia Quadro P5200, 64GB memory, Windows 10 Pro 1809
     
  4. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    There is a known issue updating the dock firmware because of a conflict with the Intel GPU driver. Supposedly they will be updating the Intel GPU driver soon to address this. (Do you have the latest Intel GPU driver installed?)

    If you don't have graphics switching turned on then this would have to be a different issue.
     
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    Bingo! Turned graphics switching off, and the update went smoothly. Many Thanks.
     
  6. Mazed

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    @Ionising_Radiation, I'd be happy to help, might need some guidance though. ;)
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just open GPU-Z and click the "Save BIOS" version right next to the BIOS version, and post the file here...
     
  8. Mazed

    Mazed Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well now isn't that easy!

    @Ionising_Radiation here you go dude, hope this helps. v86.04.8A.00.31
     

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    @Aaron44126, quick to help, as always. @Mazed, thanks for the dump. I'll see if it works (hopefully yes), and post here...
     
  10. Ionising_Radiation

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

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    @Mazed, @Aaron44126, @Div033, and anyone else, the flash worked perfectly. I ran a Fire Strike benchmark as a preliminary test, and was very pleased with the results: an easy 10-12% performance gain with a very cursory power limit increase, courtesy of @Mazed's VBIOS. @yrekabakery, you might be interested in this, too.

    Here is the benchmark comparison. When I get the time, I intend to do a detailed benchmark comparison including temperatures, clocks, etc.

    Here is a screenshot of the VBIOS comparison from the Pascal TDP Tweaker. Note again that this was the stock 7730 P3200, flashed on the 7530's P3200:
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    The GPU temperatures also stayed well within limits: I saw no significant temperature increase over the stock VBIOS. There is still about a 15–20 °C headroom, depending on one's comfortable temperatures.

    If we let the memory loose, then we potentially have a GPU that might break 15000 graphics score, on the FS benchmark.
     
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