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Questions tagged [dell-xps]

A series of high-end Dell computers

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CPU Underperforming on Dell XPS 15 9560 [closed]

My specs: Intel Core i5 7300 HQ @2.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Intel 760p 256Gb SSD, 4K touchscreen. I have changed my Killer wifi card for an Intel 8260 due to BSOD crashes (it solved the problem). My original ...
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Refurbished Computer Nightmare: High RAM use & general performance [closed]

Ok so I'm a dilettante but I know stack has the brilliant minds I'm looking for. Little background: This is my second refurbished Dell XPS 13. The first one was disgustingly slow when it was ...
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cannot disable dell xps 13 9360 content adaptive brightness for FHD 1080p builtin display

I bought a new xps 13 9360 laptop with the basic 1080p FHD display (as opposed to the higher-res QHD one) and when I got the laptop, I immediately installed Ubuntu. However, I noticed that the ...
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Can I mix dual-rank and single-rank ram for my Dell XPS 15 9750 laptop [duplicate]

I want to upgrade the ram for my dell xps 15 9750 which is now 8gb ram (2x4gb). I buyed 16gb (ddr4 2666 dual-rank) ram. Is it possible to mix single-rank (4gb ddr4 2666) and dual-rank (16gb ddr4 2666)...
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Disable mouse button area of Precision touchpads

When a thumb is resting on the bottom part of a precision touchpad, the touchpad may frequently detect it as if it were a normal finger during gestures. I've found lots of threads regarding other ...
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Can 4K (9.4 megapixel per frame) video cards support 5K at half height (7.3 MP)?

I'm really interested in the new Dell Ultrasharp 49" 32:9 (5120 x 1440 ~= 7.3 MP) display, but most laptops only support 4096x2304@60Hz (9.4 MP)... Since this 32:9 aspect ratio display is delivering ...
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Access BIOS Setup on Dell XPS 15

I am installing Ubuntu Linux on my new Dell XPS 15 9570. I am following this wiki and having a hard time with Prep Work With Windows: 6. Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD. After I ...
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Dell XPS 13 poor aux sound quality

I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 9370, and have found the audio quality when listening with earphones/earbuds through the aux port (3.5 mm jack) to be washed out and not very clear. I have disabled all ...
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Is it possible to trash a BIOS chip while updating it?

I've an old Dell XPS Studio 1340 laptop, with BIOS version A11, that abruptly announced that it couldn't recognise its battery, and it stopped charging.. Reading that a BIOS update could help I got ...
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Dell BIOS Has Random Dollar Signs on Boot Up

On my older Dell XPS 630i, I get some strange boot up behavior that is causing me to be unable to install Ubuntu 16 LTS or 18 LTS. Windows 7 runs fine with no graphical hitches at all. I don't know ...
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Connect a Dell XPS Windows laptop to Ethernet via a generic docking station

I have a generic docking station for laptops. It connects to the laptop with a USB 3.0 connection, and supplies several USB connections plus an Ethernet connection. When I connected it to a two-years-...
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Dell XPS 13 9370: screen brightness changes based on window contents

On my new Dell XPS 13 9370, it seems that the display backlight brightness is adjusted based on the brightness of whatever's on the screen. For example, say I have Sublime Text open with a dark theme,...
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connect two monitors to XPS 15 laptop

I have an XPS 15 laptop with thunderbolt and hdmi and usb ports. I want to connect it to two external monitors: 1. DELL P2715Q 2. LG 29UM68-P DELL P2715Q LG 29UM68-P the spec sheet for LG says: ...
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What is “discrete graphics configuration” and how do I avoid it?

I read here that "XPS 9570/Precision 5530 may demonstrate BSOD(blue screen)/freezing/random shutdown/system heat issue during graphichs heavy loading condition. This happens on XPS 9570/Precision 5530 ...
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Changing keyboard layout of a laptop

In many Dell laptops, the Home, End, PgUp and PgDn buttons are combined with the arrow keys, so to press one of them you have to press Fn+Arrow; see bottom-right of the figure: This is very ...
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The selected boot device failed. Press any key to continue

I am attempting to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows LTSB on my computer. To do so I have taken the following steps. 1) Procured an ISO file containing Windows LTSB 2) Tested that this ...
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Trackpad on XPS 13 laptop malfunctioning: appears perpetually clicked?

So I have a problem with my XPS 13 (model 9350, running 64-bit Windows 10) laptop, which may be caused by water damage but may be a coincidence. Several days ago, my touchpad began to malfunction (...
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My CPU won't run higher than 35% in all cores

I have a Dell XPS 15 with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2304 MHz, 4 Cores, 4 Logical Processors. I'm struggling with an issue where I'm running UserBenchmark tests and it's returning ...
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Windows Defender, Bluetooth and Sticky Notes, all stopped working overnight. Plus blue screens

I've updated Windows. Every time blue screen appears I run the diagnosis that requires me to run the Windows Defender. And I can't access it through any method. Every time I click on any executable ...
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dell laser mouse working strangely

The left click on the mouse is behaving weird. It stopped working entirely, but now it does work on most the time; It still does not work on specific buttons, such as being able to open a tab in ...
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Trackpad lag when scrolling through Eclipse code

System: Dell XPS 15 (2018) Windows 10 (latest update 5th of June) Eclipse Java (April 2018) Synaptics touchpad The problem: When I scroll in the part of the Eclipse window that contains the code, ...
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i8kmon not executing config correctly

I have a dell xps 15 9550 with the following i8kconf # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan control, override with --auto option set config(auto) ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) w/ DisplayLink dock not working

I'm running Antergos (kernel v. 4.16.11-1-ARCH) on my Dell XPS 13 9350 laptop. Recently, I purchased the D3100 Laptop Dock from Dell, and I was hoping to use it as a hub for my keyboard and monitors ...
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Keyboard is behaving wrong in Dell XPS 13 DE after Startup

After startup, I got wrong output when I pressed some keys. 3 -> 34/43 d -> df/fd v -> cv/vc And some other keys. After few minutes. problem was fixed automatically. It happens every time when I ...
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Dell XPS 9550 Dedicated GPU Fuse

On my dell XPS 9550 the dedicated GPU burned out due to heat sync issues. The GPU is dead, but the integrated GPU still works, so the laptop generally works. However, after the GPU burned out, the ...
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SpeedFan shows ridiculous numbers for Temp2 and Temp3

I have the Dell XPS 15 (9550). I have recently noticed that my fans seem to be running constantly, so I ran SpeedFan to see if I could figure out why. Can anybody explain what these numbers mean, and ...
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Raid Controller Issues on Dell XPS 8100 Tower

I'm trying to upgrade a XPS 8100 i7 tower. It has a IRST raid controller and Ive connected 2 x 4TB drives onto the board, but they are only showing at 1.6TB. The new drives show up as 4TB on my ...
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synclient does not affect my touchpad

After I run synclient MaxTapTime=0 synclient TapButton1=0 synclient TapButton2=0 synclient TapButton3=0 my touchpad still executes a click on tap. Even setting something obvious like TouchpadOff=1 ...
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Disabling subwoofer of a Dell XPS l502x

I have a Dell XPS l502x laptop with an operating system ubuntu 15.04. It's subwoofer sound cracks when music is played. I want to disable its subwoofer keeping both speakers enabled. How can I disable ...
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Windows 10 - All sound cuts out and emits loud buzz after 4-6 seconds

Playing any sound on my Dell XPS Windows 10 laptop works exactly as normal for 4-6 seconds, then cuts out and is replaced by a loud buzzing sound for about one second. Then sound can be played again ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 on Dell XPS 15 9560

I am trying to get Ubuntu 17.10 set up on my laptop. Since my SSD is running Windows 10, I can't repartition that, so I'm doing Ubuntu on a USB flash drive. I've installed Ubuntu on the flash drive ...
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Touch pad device vanishes after trying to modify touch pad sensitivity in Ubuntu

I wanted to reduce the touch pad sensitivity in my Ubuntu 16.04, and therefore I follow the steps mentioned in this answer, all three steps: xinput list xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" ...
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Dell 9550 Crashes while on battery - Win 10

Been trying to solve this forever. Dell 9550 (XPS 15) - consistently crashes after 20-60 minutes while on battery power (fine on AC). The way the crash works is this: first the mouse/trackpad and ...
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Dell XPS 15 9560: Audio Stutter When Connecting Device via Thunderbolt

Almost two weeks ago I bought an XPS 15 9560 and it works great. However, today I connected an USB Type-C to USB Type-A 3.0 adapter to the thunderbolt port and I noticed that the audio stutters for ...
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Can't adjust brightness on Dell XPS 13 under Windows 10

Every time my Windows 10 installs a new major update I lose control over screen brightness. I can't adjust it neither via hardware keys (FN+F11, FN+F12) nor via system tray battery icon widget.
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How to lock the arrow keys to the alternative function of Home/End/PgUp/PgDown keys on Dell XPS 15?

How is it possible to lock the arrow keys to the alternative function of Home/End/PgUp/PgDown keys on Dell XPS 15 (9560)? The dell XPS 15 9560 uses the Fn key in combination with the up, down, left, ...
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dell xps 13 9360 ubuntu external monitor stopped working usb c

since a firmware update my external screen stopped being recognized. any way to debug this? more info: I have only one hdmi-usb c adapter so can't experiment with a different one (but this one has ...
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How to Fix Fingerprint Reader on Dell XPS 9560 after January 8th 2018 Bios Update?

After updating to the Dell XPS 9560 Bios dated January 8th 2018, fingerprint reader and pin entry no longer work. When trying to set the Fingerprint Windows Hello, I get the code 0x80070032. When ...
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XPS 13 9350 battery grossly uncalibrated

For the past week or two, I noticed that my windows 10 battery percentage on my XPS 13 9350 would max out at 55%. powercfg /batteryoutput showed a design capacity of ~56mWh and a full charge capacity ...
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XPS 13 brcmfmac BRCMF_C_GET_ASSOCLIST unsupported

First, I'd just like to point out that this question has also been asked at the Arch forums without success. Further context might be obtained from that short thread. I'm posting here to broaden the ...
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Windows 10 Hibernating on Lid Close

This is a strange occurrence that I can't for the life of me figure out. For information: I'm running a Dell XPS 13" with Windows 10. To reproduce the issue: I will close my lid while working on ...
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Map Two Finger Tap Middle Click touchpad Windows 10 Dell XPS 9360

Using two finger tap for right click seems superfluous on a windows built machine, as I already have a right click button on the track pad. I am certain it is possible to use two finger tap for the ...
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“Windows didn't load correctly” on Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dual Boot (XPS15)

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a separate partition on my Dell XPS15, I sporadically got the "It looks like Windows didn't load correctly" blue screen after selecting the Windows boot manager ...
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Cannot change FN lock behavior on XPS 9560

I got my new XPS 15 9560 about a week ago and I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 10, with the latest BIOS update (1.3.4). The laptop has secondary functions for the f1-f12 keys ...
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Dell xps laptop ~ power switch ribbon cable broke

Is there a way to fix a broken ribbon cable? This happened yesterday and my friend told me I have to change the entire palmrest for it. What are my options in here?
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SSD causing issues with computer freezing

I have a Dell XPS 15 L521X. The computer will freeze when booting or starting up. I have opened up the laptop and found the issue, my SSD. When the SSD is out and unplugged from the laptop, the laptop ...
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Why is the Ubuntu VM screen corrupted on my HiDpi laptop?

When running a clean install of Ubuntu 17.04 on a fresh Dell XPS 9360 (3200x1800 display) I was soon shown the following screen after the initial boot: Basically, the displayed image is corrupt and ...
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Computer restart loop w/blue screen, can't f8 safe mode

My computer will boot up to the login screen, then after a few seconds I get the blue screen of death and my computer restarts. This continues until I perform a hard shutdown. F8 won't bring up ...
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Dell XPS 15 hard drive wont stop spinning

My XPS 15 is very noisy; it seems like I can always hear the head spinning (that low-pitched gurgling sound like the computer is running - I think it's the hard drive). Is this normal?
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Very high CPU usage for Windows Audio service

I'm using a Dell XPS 13 (3960) laptop, with Windows 10 operating system. Recently, after I was hearing loud laptop fans noises even when no high resouce programs running, I decided to check, and ...