Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

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  1. Arthman

    Arthman Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, are there the same heat pipes in the 7530 in all the configurations or do they change based on the specs? I've ordered a 8750h + p1000 model.
    Is the battery able to be upgraded from 64 w/hr 4 cell to 97 w/hr 6 cell if there is no hard drive?
    Thanks
     
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    Yes. See this post for heatsink differences between the different graphics cards. The configuration with no dGPU has one fewer heatpipe on the left fan side, too.

    Definitely.
     
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    cool thanks. I've ordered one with 8gb ram. I'm a pretty light user but do I need dual channel for light gaming? if i were to put another 8gb in would I need to tear down the laptop to get to the ram slot under the keyboard or would the ones at the back work?
     
  4. Aaron44126

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    You don't really have to "tear down" the laptop to get to the slots under the RAM. They keyboard can be removed pretty simply without removing any other components. I believe that the preferred configuration for dual-channel would be to install the sticks together (either both under the keyboard, or both on the bottom side of the system).

    https://www.dell.com/support/manual...b6bf99-1327-4604-956b-0ac6530a0beb&lang=en-us
    (I don't think that you even need to bother removing the bottom cover to disconnect the keyboard cables if you are just accessing the RAM slots. Just carefully move the keyboard out of the way once you remove the lattice and screws. There won't be a whole lot of room to maneuver it though.)

    If you get another 8 GB RAM you will want to make sure that it has the same speed and CAS latency as the one that arrives in your system. (You won't be able to check the CL until you receive the system.)
     
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    So, I've consistently encountered a very strange problem on my 7530—the mouse/trackpad stops responding to clicks/taps, and trackpad gestures stop working randomly. A fix I have discovered is to call up Task Manager using the Ctrl+Shift+Esc shortcut, use the arrow/tab keys to navigate to explorer.exe, and restart the process. Everything is fine after that, but it happens maybe once to twice a day, sometimes not at all. Has anyone else encountered this?
     
  6. SlurpJug

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    Sounds like it's an issue with Windows. Have you tried verifying integrity of system files? Corrupted HID drivers are also a possibility.

    A system reset might fix these issues but if you have a lot of software installed / configured it might be worth trying other solutions first.
     
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    New BIOS (1.13.1). Brightness control problem was solved!

    I've seen no problems yet.
     
  8. Ionising_Radiation

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    Undervolting is broken with this new firmware:
    I don't think I'll update: my UEFI firmware is fine as it is.
     
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    7X40 users have been able to restore undervolting capability just by doing "reset settings to defaults" in the BIOS one time. (It even "stuck" for the subsequent BIOS update without the need to reset settings again.) Possibly the same for 7X30?
     
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    Possible, but I don't feel like upgrading until I'm certain.
     
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