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Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by mark_pozzi, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. jphughan

    jphughan Notebook Deity

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    It's because with Rapid Start enabled, when you put your computer to sleep it actually goes into a special form of hibernation -- so if it fails to resume and then you forcibly power your system off, that hibernation data is still there for a resume when you power your system back on.
     
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    dreamtheater03 Newbie

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    That explains it then. I disabled Rapid Start and, although the startup is a bit slower, it does seem to be reliable now, which I find much more important. Thanks for your help!
     
  3. matzalog

    matzalog Newbie

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    I had resume from sleep/hibernation problem for a while. Have mSata 512GB SSD.
    It seems to be fixed after the latest BIOS update Resume times maybe not as quick. But it is at least reliable.
     
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    Thanks for your response.

    I do not notice any magnetic force. Guess I will call Dell's support.

    Regards,

    Henning
     
  5. seancho

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    I just installed the new A06 bios and I'm noticing that sleep/wake performance under Rapid Start is vastly improved. Probably due to a tweak in video bios. Before, sleep sometimes took several seconds till the power button went dark, and resume from sleep was a crap shoot, sometimes slow, with the screen sometimes not waking up. Also, if I decided to wake the computer immediately after putting it to sleep, I had to wait 15 seconds before the power button would respond.

    With A06 and Rapid Start, sleep and wake are almost instant, and 100% reliable, and I can resume immediately. Big improvement!

    Has anyone tried running games with A06 video bios update? I'm curious if throttling behavior has changed at all.
     
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    retnuh730 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you have the 512GB SSD option or the 1TB+32GB option? I want to use rapid start but I've had nothing but issues with the 16gb ram problem
     
  7. seancho

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    Small battery. 256gb Plextor SSD boot + 1tb HDD. Rapid Start has always worked, but I think the new bios somehow fixed the video card so that it no longer gets hung up on sleep/wake.
     
  8. bwsaw

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    I just got the XPS 15 today. Is there any fix for the scaling issues that come with the HIDPI screen? In particular, Chrome and Spotify are very blurry. Fixes I found online do not work, unchecking the HIDPI settings under preferences results in tiny UI for those applications.
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Had a quick test and it throttle the same as before

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  10. seancho

    seancho Notebook Guru

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    Chrome 38.0.2112.0 Canary is perfect on XPS hidpi.

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    I don't use Spotify, but that one is for listening anyway. Does it matter so much how it looks?
     
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