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Questions tagged [dell-xps]

A series of high-end Dell computers

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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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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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