Precision 7720 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by BillDownTheStreet, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    You can use the dock without the spacer. The spacer just makes it easier to attach the system to the dock. (It doesn't increase the footprint of the dock.) They moved the port to the very back of the system when it used to be an inch or so away from the back, so you can't rely on just putting the system as far back as it will go on the dock and then lying it down to get it to connect (unless you have the spacer).
     
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    Hmm, OK - I guess I just saw this image (posted by song_1118 in the Precision 7730 will cancel the E-Port DOCK interface thread) and thought it seemed like a ridiculously stupid waste of space. I didn't realize it was all caused by moving the dock to the back of the laptop. Still a shame, space-wise... but OK.
     
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    Yeah, the footprint is going to be the same whether or not you have the spacer installed. The spacer just helps with positioning when docking and that is all.
     
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    If anyone is interested, I've successfully upgraded my laptop from the 1600 x 900 Screen, to a 4k Screen I picked up from ebay:

    • B173ZAN01.0 4k Screen available on ebay
    • 6GXDN 40-pin eDP
    • 0J8NNP - Integrated Laptop Camera
    • 0MM4Y2 - Screen Bezel with Camera Port
    Notes:
    • It looks like all the bezel's (not just 4k) are the same.
    • The eDP port on the laptop's Motherboard is a 40 pin. Depending on the monitor you're using, it may convert to a 30pin eDP for lower resolutions
    • I upgraded from 1600 x 900 to 4k (3840 x 2160), so that means your laptop should be capable of performing the upgrade
     
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    Wow, I hope they spend more time testing than with the microcode update from earlier this year, what a mess...
     
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    I'll be happy to be one of the guinea pig testers, since I'm starting with a fresh build anyway...
     
  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I might be looking into getting this model. Is there any unlocked bios made available for this model?
     
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    Hi All,

    In need of some help running an Oculus Rift. I've got an AMD WX 7100 on my Dell 7720. There's "No HDMI connection" during set up, "no displays connected to AMD Products" in the AMD Settings. But the headset mirrors the desktop image. I've downloaded numerous drivers with no luck. AMD hasn't responded to my support ticket. Oculus tried helping with no luck. Listed below are the current specs. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

    GPU: Radeon Pro WX 7100 x/8GB GDDR5
    Laptop System: Dell Mobile Precision 7720 XCTO BASE
    OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bit
    AMD Driver Version (from Dell support): 17.300.3201 , A03 - also have tried 18.Q2.1
    BIOS: 1.11.1
    CPU: Intel Core i7-7920HQ
    APU: Intel HD Graphics 630
    Ram: 32Gb
     
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    Looks like it was released a week ago (Tuesday 7/3/2018). I still haven't finished building out my new 7720, so I'll upgrade to this before I get much further into it:

    Dell Precision 7520/7720 System BIOS | Dell US

    This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell Precision 7520/7720 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.
    Fixes & Enhancements
    Fixes:
    - Fixed resuming issue from sleep with Dell E-Dock Simple Port Replicator (SPR) attached if entry sleep without E-dock SPR attached.
    - Fixed Hard Disk Drive (HDD) password bypassed after shutting down system.
    - Fixed auto wake issue if USB wake support enabled in BIOS setup.
    - Fixed WiFi switching fails when Dell TB16 dock is disconnected during sleep.
    - Fixed keyboard trigger abnormal when press multiple keys at the same time.
    - Fixed BIOS recovery via USB thumb drive show firmware update fail issue.
    - Fixed the TPM configuration on a TPM startup error when resuming from sleep mode.
    - Updated Intel ME Firmware to address security advisories INTEL-SA-00112 (CVE-2018-3628 CVE-2018-3629 CVE-2018-3632 ) & INTEL-SA-00118(CVE-2018-3627).
    - Updated CPU microcode to address security advisory Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00115 (CVE-2018-3639 & CVE-2018-3640).

    Enhancements:
    - Updated UEFI compliance level to 2.5.
    - Updated Embedded Controller Engine Firmware.
    - Updated Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) firmware.
    - Enhanced AutoRecovery feature.
    Version
    Version 1.11.1, 1.11.1
    Category
    BIOS
    Release date
    03 Jul 2018
    Last Updated
    03 Jul 2018
     
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