XPS 15 9570 will have the same thermal issues as its predecessors

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by Eason, May 12, 2018.

  1. _sem_

    _sem_ Notebook Evangelist

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    However the VRM padding exercises with the 9550/9560 have shown that the case bottom isn't a very efficient heatsink (unless one adds a cooling stand) and that conducting much heat there actually made things worse.
     
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    True, but iunlock's method solved the issue.
     
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    Hello !
    Can you send a link explaining this method ?
     
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    Throttling to 800mhz routinely and having to reboot was the final straw with the 9560. Undervolting, thermal paste reapplication and VRM thermal pads didn't fix it for me. I was interested in a 9570 as well.
     
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    More of the same it would seem.

    I asked Azor as well and this is the response:

    Replying to @ds_sec1 @rlytyvm
    XPS 15 is not designed to run CPU and GPU simultaneously at 100% of their capacity. It power and thermal shares between them depending on the task at hand.
    10:10 AM - 14 May 2018
    https://twitter.com/AzorFrank/status/996075296406286336


    He opaquely answered with that. I'm sure 9550 and 9560 users were not using GPU and CPU at 100% all the time. I immediately canceled my order after reading that and the mods people have to do to fix the design flaws. No sense dropping 2k on a notebook that will run at 800 mhz after a few minutes of moderate workload.

    I'm not sure if there are any viable alternatives at this time.
     
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    Good old Dell, way to drop the ball for the third consecutive time.
     
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    I think Frank's answer would be the same for the 9550 and 9560.

    With a good undervolt and repaste, you recovered a lot of "free" performance from the 9550 and 9560 without a lot of effort.

    With the 9560 7700HQ, additional cooling tricks were required to run at marketing spec, particulary for video gaming or running other processes that were both CPU & GPU intensive; that took a bit of effort.

    Of course, we won't know how serious it is on the 9570 until released.
     
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    @custom90gt How can I PM you lmao I'm noob to this forum. I need some help about this iunlock modding guide, I don't understand some steps. Do you have a discord? Add me if so:
    dellpotato#1415

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    @pressing do you know anything about the mod either?
     
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