Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

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

  1. frostbytes

    frostbytes Notebook Consultant

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    To @Aaron44126: Hi !, In one of your previous posts you said you have 7530 with i7-8850h

    Could it be possible for you to check using throttlestop if you see settings like this:

    https://linustechtips.com/main/uploads/monthly_2018_12/TS.PNG.953a872605ea2ee24c1e9a200899e369.PNG ?

    I'm interested in 7730-xxn03 model who has this cpu and was looking for info about the possibility to change turbo limits (as stated on first post of this thread 7530 bios is the same as 7730) and if so what frequency beyond stock 4.3 GHz 1core turbo boost is able to reach (and maybe sustain) under stress test (aida64 for instance).

    I really hope you can help me.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'll see if I can check this out but I am going to be away from the office (where my 7530 is currently) until Monday.
     
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    I answered my own question. Disabling "Switchable Graphics" in the BIOS let me run the firmware update repeatedly until everything updated.

    Hoping that these updates help with the dock issues I've been having.
     
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    As usual, the BIOS update does not address the ridiculously high power consumption on battery, and especially on Optimus mode. Due to the high battery drain, I run through an easy 2 charge cycles per day, and hence the battery wear of my notebook has skyrocketed to 12%.

    I suppose a lot more people use their Precisions docked than out and about... :( But great job; shows how a concerted effort by customers can get companies to fix their products (though, as @Aaron44126 said, 9 months too late).

    Come on, Dell; 18 W of power draw on Optimus is outrageous. Your XPS with a 4K screen can manage 7. What the heck is going on?
     
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    I'm not off to a good start with the new firmware. I left my 7730 running overnight. This morning the two external monitors connected through DP through the dock were not being detected. Rebooting didn't help. I had to power cycle the dock before things were back to normal.

    Sigh.
     
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    What is your external soundcard?
    What is your linux distro?

    Thanks
     
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    Thank you, you would be very helpful.
     
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    Hi , very first post. I bought second hand, a few months old 7530 a few days ago configured with i7-8850H, P2000, 512GB NVMe drive, 45% display, and 2x8GB.
    Hope you might help me with some issues:
    - In all my computers I use ThrottleStop, but it looks it doesn't do anything here. It runs fine, reports correct data, but settings for each of 4 modes are ignored.
    Is anyody uses this app?
    - I have 45% gamut screen, colours are washed out comparing to previous laptop ( 5 years old Clevo). Is it worth to change screen to 72% one?

    Thanks
     
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    Soundcard is Creative SB X7. The particular device is connected to the dock, but it doesn't like when another USB device is plugged in. Fortunately it has a on/off switch (and is turned off most of the time). I just need to make sure the card is switched off before plugging other USB stuff, or I'll loose the dock connection.
    Maybe it's just me, but dock's connection stability seems to have improved over time. Maybe recent BIOS updates helped.

    Current Linux is Kubuntu 18.04.1.

    Powerdraw has improved and now gives around 6h on light load.
     
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