Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

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

  1. steffxx

    steffxx Newbie

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    Hi
    Anyone know where I can buy a 4k screen for 7730 or any model I should look for?
    Easy to replace without damaging the bezel?
     
  2. frostbytes

    frostbytes Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone use a stand to elevate their 7730 when using a separate keyboard/mouse and multiple monitors? I bought a Curve stand, intended for MacBooks but thinking that because of the simplicity it might work okay, but the size and heft of the Dell makes it unstable. https://www.twelvesouth.com/products/curve-for-macbook.

    Any suggestions?
     
  3. brazzmonkey

    brazzmonkey Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought a small articulated arm for monitor such as this one:
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71+MOTaO-wL._SL1500_.jpg
    And added a mounting bracket kit for non-vesa monitor, such as this one:
    http://www.orangetech.tw/orange/ezcatfiles/cust/img/img/116/xma-01 line drawing-600-02.jpg
    This way the laptop is efficiently cooled, secured and i can move it around or out of the way to preserve desktop real estate.
    I only had to use nylstop nuts to make sure mounting kit wouldn't unscrew over time.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. frostbytes

    frostbytes Notebook Consultant

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    Not a bad idea, but I imagine that will add up to much more than the $50 I was planning to spend on a simple stand.

    Do you use your setup with a Dell dock? My Dell TB18DC dock acts wonky with the slightest movement of the TB connection. I don't know that it will like dangling.
     
  5. brazzmonkey

    brazzmonkey Notebook Enthusiast

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    it mostly depends on the articulated arm you choose, but yes i guess you might expect a total budget around 70 $.
    I use TB18DC, and had serious issues until my motherboard was changed. Still it's not perfect because TB cable is too stiff, but cable management helps a bit. So yes I can move it, as long as the cable stays reasonably in line with the connector.
     
  6. Soromeister

    Soromeister Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would try the below first:
    - Update BIOS. Sometimes, this helps
    - Use another USB connector. Just plug that mouse in another slot. Se if it persists
    - Use another mouse. See if the issue persists while using the same USB connector
    - Change Video Player. See if issue persists
    - Reinstall Windows OS. See if the issue persists

    If, after all these 5 tests the issue will persist, then you should call Dell Tech Support. If the issue persists on the same USB slot, or multiple USB slots when using a different mouse and you reinstalled Windows, then Dell will need to replace the system board of the laptop.
     
  7. frostbytes

    frostbytes Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I will give that idea a try.
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    Thanks. I should have been clear - I meant the trackpad mouse, no external device.

    I updated the bios just now, hope that fixes it.
     
  9. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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    Hello fellow 7x30 owners, Ive just joined the Precision members club :)
    Received my 7530 yesterday (8850H, P3200, 128GB RAM 2x 512 NVME) and my impressions so far are:
    - My fingers like the keyboard, its a bit basic next to my XMG Neo 15 mechanical one, but I seem to type more accurately on it.
    - Speakers are a tad weak, loudness equalisation "enchancement" using HD Audio driver makes them a bit better, but definitely not the best
    - Chassis seems pretty robust and looks like it can take a bit of a beating
    - 45% gamut screen is rubbish, but I knew it was going to be and should be ordering a 144hz replacement very soon
    - p3200 seems to be capped at far too low clocks, would like to know how we could unlock it as I can see on 3dmark someone has managed to OC it pretty far using in a 7530 (https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16588023). GPU temps are nice and low, though high CPU usage seems to add a fair chunk of temp to GPU via shared heatpipes (GPU temps are the highest on the CPU benchmark part of Firestrike, during GPU portions of 3dmark temps sit around 60c).
    - CPU temps are ok-ish after a repaste & -0.125v undervolt, otherwise it hits over 95c pretty quick . but the bottom panel seems to add 10c, so those air intake vents could probably be a bit bigger.
    - Battery life is ok with dGPU disabled, guessometer displays around 7-8 hours of runtime, but I know other machines would give you at least a few hours more with the same capacity battery / cpu. CPU package power usage seems to go lower than my Tongfang, have seen it show 0.4w, which seems pretty good.


    I have a question to anyone with P3200 and 240w power brick, I read somewhere on this forum that getting 240w power brick yields better scores, so just wondered how many % does it improve by? I have already flashed 7730 vbios, but my firestrike score is only about 11.5k points.

    Also, is there any way of maxing out the fan on this laptop? It seems to be lagging behind a bit and only really starts kicking in once CPU temp is over 90c.
     
  10. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    One user reported better performance with the vBIOS "upgrade" plus a 240W PSU attached. I don't know where the post was but I don't remember the performance gain being super substantial. That 18,000+ score seems way too high...

    Check DellFanCmd (in my signature) for options to override the fan control. (I don't have any qualms about running the CPU at over 90C, though.)
     
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