Precision 7720 Owner's Thread

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  1. BillDownTheStreet

    BillDownTheStreet Newbie

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    Well, apparently a Dell Precision 7720 Owner's Thread doesn't exist, so here goes!

    Dell Precision 7720
    Product Page
    http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...s/precision-7720/spd/precision-17-7720-laptop
    Dell Precision 7720 Technical Specifications/Spec Sheet
    http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/12/...ts~en/documents~precision_7720_spec_sheet.pdf
    Support for Precision 7720 ->
    Diagnostics
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/diagnose
    Support topics & articles
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/research
    Drivers & downloads
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/drivers
    Manuals & documents ->
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/manuals
    Dell Precision 7720 Owner's Manual
    PDF
    http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/precision-17-7720-laptop_owner's manual_en-us.pdf
    or
    HTML
    http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/precision-17-7720-laptop/prec7720_om_pub?guid=&lang=
    Statement of Volatility Reference Guide
    http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_precision_mobile/precision-17-7720-laptop_reference guide_en-us.pdf
    Quick Start Guide
    http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_precision_mobile/precision-17-7720-laptop_setup guide_en-us.pdf
    Regulatory and Environmental Datasheet
    http://downloads.dell.com/rdoc/dell precision 7720-01,p29e,p29e002,dell regulatory and environmental datasheet.pdf
    EUROPEAN UNION - CE Declaration of Conformity
    http://downloads.dell.com/rdoc/dell precision 7720-01,p29e,p29e002,european union - ce declaration of conformity.pdf
    Warranty
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/warranty
    System configuration
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...roduct/precision-17-7720-laptop/configuration
    Parts & accessories
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-17-7720-laptop/upgrade

    Reviews:
    Dell Precision 17-7720
    [2017]
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Precision-17-7720.229034.0.html

    Dell Precision 7720 Review
    [2017]
    https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-precision-7720

    The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017
    http://www.techradar.com/news/the-5-best-linux-laptops-of-2017


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  2. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice, second this.

    Anyone experience loud beep on laptop startup or restart when docked on old style replicator?
     
  3. BillDownTheStreet

    BillDownTheStreet Newbie

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    I purchased mine from http://outlet.us.dell.com/ArbOnline...yR71AOxS+cqmB4Vrz/o2fmE5WCzU9EIWpJpXnNhZpTA==
    ; it's on the way :).

    Questions:
    - what do you recommend for system configuration tweaks/changes of any sort? Including...
    - what do recommend for optimizing the system for NVMe SSD performance?
    - anyone interested in posting screenshots of their NVMe SSD performance?
    - has anyone performed the "adjusting the settings in the Waves MaxxAudio Pro sound utility" step referenced in https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-precision-7720 ?
     
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  4. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    AS SSD Benchmark seems to have problem with NVMe SSD. I have to abort the test, too slow and taking too long time.

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    Crystal Disk Mark seems to be ok.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    - Make image when necessary. I take out the laptop HDD and make image using other laptop after unbox even before i switched on the 7720. Recovery using image is much faster and easier than reinstall OS. My 7720 comes with the smallest and slowest 500GB HDD. After making image the HDD is now nowhere thrown into one of the NAS.
    - Reduce system protection file size, it took 16GB in my case when i check.
    - Disable hibernate, but this is personal preference. If you want faster Windows startup then better leave it on, it took only the same size as your RAM. If you have 64GB RAM, then...
    - Relocate the pagefile to other SSD or partition. personal preference
    - Relocate the temporary file folder to other SSD or partition. personal preference.
    - Do clean-up every month targeting to remove the useless windows update file left over
    - Relocate Document folder to other SSD or partition. personal preference, so that when i restore from backup image, the doc won't be gone together. I also have doc sync with 3 NAS as additional insurrance.
    - Sound setting... i never touch it, I won't use laptop speaker. I bring external soundbar (soundmatters) if i travel, it is small but has better sound quality. Or using headphone through external soundcard (yet to buy a new USB soundcard, i got my 7720 just recently. Earlier using expresscard soundcard with M6x00, SPDIF out to decoder then to headphone). I have a small bag carrying these sound tools when i travel. Precision series sound system is beyond pathetic to do any adjustment.
     
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    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    Went to support page with my Service Tag and downloaded the newer Dell Premier Color, upon installation it prompted "Application only supports authentic Dell devices" . What is wrong? :eek:
     
  7. ygohome

    ygohome Notebook Deity

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    Do you think it sees a P5000 that was not original in the system?
     
  8. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Still wondering if your P5000 vBIOS is not the same as the one that would arrive on a P5000 that actually shipped in a 7720... Does anyone have a P5000 who can check the vBIOS? (@Bokeh?)
     
  9. RealJEDI

    RealJEDI Notebook Consultant

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    My BIOS version (P5000 in 7720) is 86.04.3A.00.25
    But I can't extract it with GPU-Z 2.2.0 (error msg).

    Cheers,
    Alex
     
  10. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    Not the same as default, i flashed it with Dell P5000 vbios. The version for both are exactly the same 86.04.3A.00.25. Dell vbios solved some funny issues over default vbios, but now add a loud beep everytime start/restart when docked in old style dock station.
     
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