Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

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

  1. SvenC

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    Did you install 1.11.0 and try if the screen brightness keys still work?
     
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    Nice news
     
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    All works normally
     
  4. SvenC

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    Hmm, installed 1.11.0 BIOS from Dell support downloads and again Fn+Up/Down does not work.
    I reinstalled the Intel GPU drivers from Dell as well (26.20.100.6911), didn't help.
    When in BIOS, the Fn+Up/Down keys are working. But not in Windows 10 1903.
    The other Fn keys do work, like e.g. Fn+F1 to F3 for volume control.

    Going back to 1.10.1...
     
  5. Aaron44126

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    What a pain, they've stopped updating the FTP updates page so my RSS feed is not working... I'll have to find some other way to scrape it.

    Anyway.
    I installed the 1.11.0 update this morning.
    It gave me this nice message after rebooting (WD19DC dock connected).

    [​IMG]

    I just shut the system down, disconnected and reconnected the dock, and turned it back on. It booted up without complaining.
    Fn+Up/Down does work for me but I am running with graphics switching off / NVIDIA GPU driving all displays.
     
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    Works for me too, but I am using the notebook with graphics switching enabled.

    A point to note: for some magical reason, the idle power on my notebook has dropped to a paltry 4.5 - 5 W (provided any one Adobe CC app is running and minimised). This nets me an incredible 18-20 hours, provided I don't touch the notebook at all. This is a trebling of battery life, and it is testament to what can be achieved.

    Under normal use (programming in VS Code, QtSPIM open, a couple tabs in Adobe Reader, dozen tabs in Chrome, and trackpad touched every 30 seconds or so for 2 seconds each), approximately 10%/hour is a typical drain, so 9 hours of actual use is expected.

    Much, much better than the 4-5 hours I was getting before I discovered this hack.
     
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  7. SvenC

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    Miss my E-Port dock :-(

    May not be totally fair to compare, as the new docks have to deliver all that bandwidth and power through these tiny USB-C ports, but if one was used to a working e-port, these TB and WD things are a regression...
     
  8. SvenC

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    In that case, do you even see the Intel GPU in device manager?
    If yes, which driver version do you use for the Intel GPU?

    Which Intel graphics driver version do you use?
     
  9. Ionising_Radiation

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    I do see it in devmgmt.

    I'm using the Dell driver, because the default Intel driver gives me weird bugs and crashes while launching games.
     
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    Nope; with graphics switching off, the Intel GPU doesn't show up in Device Manager.
    I echo @Ionising_Radiation and recommend using the Dell-provided driver for the Intel GPU. On my M6700 I have gotten strange behavior when using the driver directly from Intel, even when the version number is the same. There appear to be some small tweaks/customizations done by/for Dell. (Intel warns as much when you go directly to them to get a driver.)
     
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