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u/shiny_roc · 1 pointr/Dell

If you're at all handy, it's really easy to do the upgrades yourself. Here's a YouTube video showing how. The video is for last year's 9570 model, but the upgrade process is identical. Skip the WiFi chip upgrade unless you have specific problems (rare) that can't be resolved with the process I linked above (exceedingly rare).

You have a ton of options for RAM and SSD - so many that it can be quite overwhelming. You have to be careful to get compatible memory, whereas basically any SSD that fits will work. Performance will be roughly the same across RAM kits, but the SSD has more of a performance range. I'll link some examples. Since your link is for Dell Canada, I'll just use Amazon Canada for examples because I know it works.


Before you pick upgrades

If you can get the screen, processor, battery, and discrete graphics card you want simultaneously, start with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD and upgrade both aftermarket (go straight for 1 TB on the SSD upgrade). If you can't drop lower than a 512 GB SSD to get right screen/processor/battery/dGPU combination, instead go with the 512 GB SSD and keep that initially unless you know you need 1 TB. You can upgrade later, although it is a little tricky logistically - if you'd prefer to save yourself the potential hassle, upgrading to aftermarket 1 TB immediately is defensible.

Consider starting with 8 or 16 GB of RAM and, if the option is available for the rest of the config you want, a 512 GB SSD. If you get a model with 8 GB RAM, you can pull out the 2x4 GB sticks and put in a single 16 GB stick instead. If you decide you need 32 GB later, you can pop in a second identical 16 GB stick. (Two modules is technically faster than one, but the performance difference is negligible. Don't worry about it.) If the screen/processor/battery/GPU you want only come on a model with 16 GB RAM, just start with that and buy an upgrade later if you need more elbow room. Very few people need 32 GB - an example of that use case is if you're running multiple virtual machines simultaneously and have to have them locally rather than spinning up just what you need in The Cloud.

Similarly, though not to as great an extent, 1 TB is a lot of disk space. Do you need that much? If you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of media you want to store locally or keep >2 AAA games installed simultaneously, you're probably fine with 512 GB. Again, you can always upgrade later, although the logistics are trickier if you want to save all your old data.



Crucial is a solid choice. Crucial's website has a nice compatibility picker for the XPS 15 7590, but since they don't handle Canadian customs for you, here's an Amazon CA link (32 GB selected, but you can pick 1x16 instead of 2x16).



You need an m.2 2280 NVMe SSD. Nearly any SSD fitting those parameters will work. If you're going to aftermarket-upgrade the SSD, go straight for 1 TB (or more if you really need more). I have heard very good things about the Silicon Power P34A80 (review, purchase) and the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro (review, purchase). Note that the SX8200 Pro is double-sided, but it has been reported to fit and work just fine in an XPS 9570 and so should work in a 7590 as well.



You didn't ask about this, but since you're going to save a bunch of money on the RAM and SSD, consider whether your use case merits treating yourself to a 4K display for a fair chunk of the cost you just saved :-P

If you need >10 hours of battery runtime, skip 4K. Otherwise it's really nice. Text is amazingly crisp, which I have found lets me run at 175% display scaling and still read comfortably. (Windows 10 default is 125% for 1080p and 250% for 4K). There are a small number of applications that don't do well with UI scaling, which makes 4K a less-than-great choice for those, but you can always drop back to 1080p just while using those applications if you really have to. It'll look pretty good because 4K is an exact multiplier of 1080p.


Base Models

I'm not listing prices because they change too frequently. Just check the links.

  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display. At the time of this writing, there's a sale on the next model up that makes it cheaper to buy 16 GB/256 GB, so just do that. If it changes, you have this as a starting point.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 4K OLED display. I went with 4K touch (IPS rather than OLED) because I'm paranoid about OLED burn-in. It's probably fine, but if you're worried about it, the IPS panel is theoretically safer and still gorgeous. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the IPS panel is available in Canada without paying out the nose for stock 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.
u/Slinkwyde · 1 pointr/Dell

My 512GB 950 Pro (NVMe) is great, but so is the 1 TB 850 EVO (SATA) that I use as an external backup drive. SATA-based SSDs are no slouch; they're still way faster than magnetic hard drives. Just get a good M.2 SATA drive for a reasonable price, and then when you do eventually get a new machine, NVMe drives will be cheaper and just one of several other improvements you'll get by that time (for example, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, 4K hardware acceleration). Just because a newer technology exists doesn't mean your old system is any less useful.

When the 9350 came out in October 2015, NVMe was a new, cutting edge storage technology that had just gotten out of the data center and into the consumer market.

My 9350 is not without its own set of setbacks. When I bought my computer, I wanted one with 1080p (better battery life, and matte), 16GB of RAM, and Intel Iris (better integrated graphics), but Dell didn't sell such XPS 13 configurations in the US. The only way to get 16GB of RAM or Intel Iris was to also get a QHD+ touchscreen, which is glossy and has significantly less battery life. Also, just last night I found out that the 9350's USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 controller is a low power version that can only do 16 Gbps for data (Thunderbolt 2 speed), not the full 32 Gbps data speed that Thunderbolt 3 is capable of. And because I have Skylake and not Kaby Lake, I can't watch 4K Netflix or 4K Blu-ray (the new DRM requires Kaby Lake or newer). There are always going to be limitations on older hardware, but eventually you'll get a new system that will have those benefits.

Just upgrade the SSD if it would offer a meaningful benefit (in terms of capacity, or in terms of eeking out a meaningful amount of more speed from SATA 3). You can also upgrade your WiFi/Bluetooth module for better range/speed and MU-MIMO (enables MU-MIMO compatible access points to talk to multiple devices at once, instead of rapidly switching between each device like WiFi has traditionally worked). The Intel 8265 does that and is available on NewEgg. There's also the older 8260 which is very similar but lacks MU-MIMO (which your router may not support anyway). Or you could think about other ways to improve your overall computer setup, including things like a better computer chair. Good back support makes a much more significant quality of life improvement than NVMe vs SATA, and doesn't get outdated over time.

u/delta_p_delta_x · 3 pointsr/Dell

First off, the Precision 7740 is now available, with Quadro RTX GPUs, and up to 8-core CPUs. Both notebooks (7530 and 7540, 7730 and 7740) are almost identical, with a CPU and GPU spec bump on the 7X40 series, with an option for the aluminium lid on the 7X40s, but only carbon fibre on the 7X30s.

To answer your questions, though:

  1. The 8750H is plenty fast, and the 7730 is a huge notebook by most standards; it will cool the 6-core (and now even the 8-cores) with relative ease. There's nothing you're missing out with the Xeons, except the ability to take advantage of ECC memory, which is generally not particularly necessary.

  2. Windows 10 Pro is fine. 10 Pro for Workstations is only mandatory with Xeons, and it's a scam, because it's a hundred dollars extra for exactly the same functionality. You can get Windows 10 Education licences and get rid of all nonsense within your Windows install, including Candy Crush, Minecraft, etc. Or you could choose Ubuntu Linux and save ~$80 or so, and purchase a Windows licence separately, or transfer your old Windows licence. In fact, I have extra Windows 10 Education licences, if you're interested.

  3. Quadro P3200 ≈ GTX 1060. The 7740s offer the RTX 3000, 4000 and 5000, and these compare to the RTX 2060, 70 and 80 respectively.

  4. 4K screen: if you need it, you need it. I've seen it in person, and from the ten minutes or so I used it, it was phenomenal.

  5. Absolutely get two sticks of 16 GB. In fact, save yourself some money by getting the cheapest RAM option, and get 32 GB 2666 MHz CL19 RAM for nearly a quarter the price from Amazon. It's JEDEC, so no problems with memory support.

  6. This option is also good. Consider passing over the 970 EVO; there are cheaper SSDs that offer ~90% of the day-to-day performance that the EVO does.

  7. ProSupport Plus is basically ProSupport + Accidental Damage coverage, which means if you spill coffee over your laptop and it becomes toast, or you accidentally drop your notebook and it cracks, Dell will repair it (one incident per warranty year) for free. Worth getting it, in my opinion. You can allocate the cash you save from the RAM above for this instead.

  8. The Precision 7000 series is Dell's flagship, and you'll experience less problems with it than the XPS 15 or G7 series, or whatsoever. Plus, the Precisions have some perks like replaceable/upgradeable graphics cards, smart card slots, a plethora of ports, and a subdued design that don't really come with Dell's consumer line.

  9. Maybe you'd like to consider other workstations, like the HP ZBook 17 G6, the Lenovo P73, the Asus StudioBook S W700.
u/aditwo · 1 pointr/Dell

You won't find anything quality under $100. You'll buy something cheap, it will be crap, then you'll get what you should have gotten in the first place.

I've used TB16 extensively and I have few of the Plugable USB-C docks that I wanted to try out:

TB16 is still superior in my mind, but they both work well. The plugable one isn't built as sturdy and easily gets knocked around. It also doesn't supply enough power through the USB-C, so you have to connect power directly to the laptop anyway (maybe not a problem for you, I want my users to just have to connect one cable when moving around).

It sounds like you have a nice setup right now, I wouldn't cheap out on the dock just to save $100

u/Kazu2002 · 3 pointsr/Dell

I just got the Dell 15 7590, Core i7, 8 Gb ram, and 225 ssd.

I upgraded to 32 Gbs of ram with: Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4...


my ssd's speed and storage to 500 Gbs with: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB -...

Before opening up your laptop to upgrade, you need to have Windows 10 on a flash drive with at least 8 Gbs of space.

Also have your wifi drivers downloaded before hand so that you don't have to go through the hassle afterwards:

After you have your laptop running back up, make sure to update everything including your drivers which you can find in the Dell's support page. (You might run into problems if you don't)

If you are technologically inclined, you should download throttlestop and do some undervolting to increase performance as well as save battery.
(if you have any questions, you can ask me bc I did my research and learned everything already)

Some links to help you with this:

^^^ this would be a good idea since XPS15's have a thermal issue and this could significantly reduce the heat

u/jstormes · 1 pointr/Dell

Have done exactly what you are asking.

I am typing this on the lowest end 9570 (refurbished Dell Outlet) with an upgraded SSD and 97whr battery.

These are the exact parts and where I got them:





You will have to take out the HDD to put in the bigger battery. You may also need to change BIOS settings to get the best SSD performance.


You will need a special screw driver to open the case, use the biggest one that will fit and remember rigthty tightly lefty lucey. :)


Look online for how to open the case. Don't forget the two Phillips in the middle under the magnetic plate.


Battery life is outstanding.

u/Mysterius · 4 pointsr/Dell

Older Thunderbolt 1 and 2 devices, such as those designed for Apple Mac products, would need an adapter to work with Thunderbolt 3, since Thunderbolt 1 and 2 used Mini DisplayPort (mDP) ports while Thunderbolt 3 switched to USB Type-C.

From slowest to fastest, you have:

  • 480 Mbits/s: USB 2.0
  • 5 Gbits/s: USB 3.0 (aka "USB 3.1 Gen 1", confusingly)
  • 10 Gbits/s: USB 3.1 Gen 2 (aka true USB 3.1)
  • 40 Gbits/s: Thunderbolt 3

    That's for speed. For the shape of the plug, you can either have USB Type-A (traditional USB shape) or Type-C (the new shape). There's not necessarily any connection between the shape of the plug and speed, though on the XPS 15 9550 the only Type-C port is a Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, while the other Type-A ports are USB 3.0. The new MacBook and Chromebook Pixel have USB 3.1 Gen 1 (equivalent to USB 3.0 speed) Type-C ports, while many smartphones coming out with Type-C ports are still working at USB 2.0 speeds.

    USB 3.0 or above would be preferable, so that gigabit Ethernet is supported. You can get one that uses the Type-C port if you want, but it will still work at the same speed (USB 3.0) as the normal Type-A version. Adapters that take advantage of USB 3.1, much less Thunderbolt 3, are still rather rare. In any case, using Thunderbolt 3 just for Ethernet would be overkill: better to save the Thunderbolt 3 port for a full-scale dock or an external graphics card.

    So, enough background. Some options:

  • AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter ($16.95)
  • Anker Unibody Aluminum 3-Port USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet Hub ($26.99)
  • Anker USB-C to 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet Adapter for USB Type-C Devices ($27.99)

    The two Anker devices also include a three port USB 3.0 hub, for connecting other stuff.
u/ncilswdk2 · 2 pointsr/Dell

Since thunderbolt 3 is relatively new there are very few docks that have been released and the ones that have don't have any reviews stating if they work with certain computers. One option:
Another option is to buy a USB 3.0 docking station. I have Dell's D3100 which work pretty well but there are also a lot of other options but most only support 2 monitors:
These of course won't charge the laptop like a thunderbolt 3 dock may be able to.
Since the xps 15 does not have displayport you would not be able to daisy chain directly but would instead have to buy thunderbolt 3 to displayport cable that supports daisy chaining but I am not sure if one is out yet.

u/gdeadfan · 2 pointsr/Dell

Currently $156 on Amazon

I just received mine Saturday and it is really really nice. Awesome build quality, huge rubber grip on the bottom, and it keeps your XPS 15 charging too (make sure you get the 180W version). I haven't had a chance to try yet, but I'm hoping the Mini Displayport out will be able to use my 2010 27" iMac as a display. USB C is just such a cool connector too.

u/jonredcorn · 2 pointsr/Dell

This doesn't directly answer your question, but I noticed that the XPS 15 9560 is HDMI 1.4 and that HDMI 1.4 does not support 21:9 aspect ratio...

I try to stay away from the passive USB -> Monitor setups because of problems like the one you're having. I use the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort and have had great luck so far with dual monitors.

u/codesnacks · 1 pointr/Dell


Yes it's for a development environment. I think that startechs adaptors might do the trick, I found this one on Amazon that has a few User Q&A's claiming plug and play support on Ubuntu.

Thanks dude!

u/Zimaar · 1 pointr/Dell

Are you sure the BenQ has VGA? I checked the BenQ website it said it only has D Vid and D Sub. If you do have VGA, buy the WD15, it has VGA and HDMI.

If not, the Samsung has HDMI a connector but the BenQ only has D vid and VGA. There are two options:

  1. If you really want the Dell WD15 you should buy a D Vid to HDMI for the BenQ then connect Samsung by VGA.

  2. The second, easier option would be to buy this adapter. Same brand as the other one but more ports.

    I recommend the second option but if you do have a VGA on your BenQ buy the WD15.
u/che5ari · 1 pointr/Dell

Got the 5530 (Ubuntu 16.04 pre-installed) a couple of days ago. Ubuntu had terrible wifi speeds, around 3Mb/s. Wiped out Ubuntu and installed Fedora 28 as that's what I normally use. Wifi speeds are now what it should be (866 Mb/s). In terms of spec, CPU is the Xeon E-2176M, 32 GB RAM, UHD IGZO4, 3840x2160 screen, and I installed a 1 TB Samsung PRO 970.

Have to be careful with RAM on these. I bought with 8 GB in order to buy 3rd party RAM as Dell RAM is far too expensive. Crucial advertised RAM ( that were supposedly compatible with 5530, but they were not recognised. I believe CL of less that 18 are problematic. I replaced them with these Corsair memory: Works flawlessly.

In terms of throttling, yes, the cooling is not totally adequate for the Xeon. At almost idle, CPU temp is around 55 deg C. I ran a Prime95 stress test. Throughout the test, core temperatures of all CPUs were around 90 deg C with all the cores operating at 2.6 GHz.

In terms of battery life, not measured accurately, but I think the 3 cell battery went to 50% after about an hour or so of light browsing and watching videos. Should have gone for the 6 cell battery.

Overall, I'm quite happy with this laptop - will never go back to MacBook pros unless Apple comes up with some miracle.

u/HCharlesB · 1 pointr/Dell

Using Windows?

I have what sounds like an extremely similar setup to yours: 9370 -> USB-C/TB (left side ports) -> HDMI adapter -> HDMI-DVI cable -> 1600x1200 LCD monitor. (The monitor resolution should give you some idea about how old it is. ;) )

I have not noticed any difficulty with this configuration. I don't always have the monitor connected and usually run Linux so I may just not be using it enough to reveal the problem you see.

Have you updated the BIOS? I was at 1.5.1.

This is the adapter I'm using.

Have you tried reseating all of the cables?

Does it make a difference if you power up the monitor after everything is connected?

Good luck!

u/cguy1234 · 1 pointr/Dell

I replaced the Dell-provided wifi card which was rubbish. It had a range of like 15 feet from my router.

I got this one and it's working great now:

When you install the new card, make sure you re-attach the two antenna cables tightly otherwise reception is crummy.

u/Fluxis · 1 pointr/Dell

The cable for WD15 can only support 4k @ 30Hz

Same with the HDMI also only 4k @ 30Hz

You would need to get a thunderbolt adapter.

Also the TB16 seems to be pretty good in terms of bugginess from what I have read at least.

u/clickx · 1 pointr/Dell

Second this. I bought the Plugable USB-C Triple Display Dock (currently unavailable on Amazon) and it's a night and day difference from the POS TB-15. Truly plug and play, without a single disconnect when using HDMI, ethernet, USB audio and multiple USB 2.0 peripherals. Also, the USB-C data cable is twice as long, allowing me to keep the dock behind my standing desk.

Plus, as a bonus, the USB-C power pass through allows my XPS 13 users to keep the standard power adapter in their laptop bags, thus saving me from purchasing $70 power adapters per user.

u/CrTech21 · 1 pointr/Dell

Although more on the expensive side (also has ethernet, vga and usb type a 3.0) the Dell DA200 is a very nice adapter.
I'm using it on the 9360 and I haven't had the slightest issues at all. Works perfectly!

u/mm_5687 · 3 pointsr/Dell

What sort of monitors do you have?

If they support PD 1.2 and have a DP out, you could get a Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adaptor and connect one monitor through that, then Daisychain the 2nd monitor to the first. Dell's UXX15h monitors are an example of monitors that are capable of this.

Other than that, you're either going to have to splash out on a Dell TB16 dock, or grab something like this

u/hacklego · 1 pointr/Dell

Hi there again (4 months later),

The problem was not the usb type-c neither GNU/Linux. The problem was the Dell DA200 adapter, so after researching I found a lad who bought a cabblematters adapter and it worked perfectly. If anyone is interested here it is the solution:

u/EatMeerkats · 1 pointr/Dell

Yes, get something like this or this and it should work. The XPS 13 supports multiple monitors through the Thunderbolt 3 port. Plug the wireless mouse/keyboard into the normal USB A ports and you're all set!

u/JaspahX · 1 pointr/Dell

The Killer WLAN card Dell uses in the XPS 9560 is utter garbage. Thankfully the Precision variant got the Intel card. It's also entirely possible the Intel card causes less issues with DPC latency and subsequent audio popping (I don't have popping/stutter on my 5520), but upgrading will definitely fix your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi issues at the very least. It's actually fairly easy to replace a WLAN card if you're handy with tools.

And here's a link to a review from someone with a XPS 9560 that contains some useful info:

u/obtix · 1 pointr/Dell

While /u/javaking is right and I would try his solution first I ended up replacing my card with this one:

I have better coverage and support in other OS's.

u/hansenell · 2 pointsr/Dell

I believe some of them just raise the laptop off of the desk a bit while others also have built in fans. Obviously the ones with fans will be better at cooling the laptop.

You can search for laptop cooling pad on amazon and there are quite a few options (here's one that looks pretty good).

u/bagofbones80 · 2 pointsr/Dell

This doesn’t have 3 USB ports, but here is what I use for my XPS 15 and it works great

Cable Matters USB-C Multiport Adapter with 4K HDMI or VGA Video, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) in Black

u/IWMTom · 1 pointr/Dell

I didn't save anything, but I got an Evo 970 Plus instead of a Toshiba drive. The performance boost is relatively small but I figured why not; I was going to do a clean install anyway.

This is the RAM I bought:

u/andrewg_txt · 1 pointr/Dell

I don't know if you have considered this, but instead of trying different RAM sticks that may not be supported in your G3, install HWInfo and check which RAM stick you already have. Then, buy the same brand and model. That might save you some bucks.

If not, I heard that Crucial is supported on the G-series. Check on Amazon. I have a G5, so I cannot confirm this

u/gymrat2k · 1 pointr/Dell

>Such as? For what price?

According to reviews "Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Output Display Adapter for Thunderbolt 3 Systems" supports two 4K 60Hz monitors & 5K. Customers with XPS 13 (9350) have reported it working also:

I'm just interested in the screens, not Wi-Fi, ethernet, sound or other peripherals.

$91.39 on amazon:

Edit: There's also a version available via for $100:

u/Karavusk · 2 pointsr/Dell

this is the first result on Amazon (Germany)... just search for usb type c to ethernet or something like that on the Amazon page of your country, I am sure you will find something

u/MrTomatosoup · 1 pointr/Dell

thanks, I had seen that unit. but I would like to make it USB-C, so the WD15 is indeed the way to go. could you look up the $80 one? I looked for it but can only find a few 130 and higher. I live in the Netherlands but if it is that cheap then it's cheaper to just ship them. Here they are almost allways 200 euros and higher.

Never mind I found it, do you know what the difference is between the $147 one and the $79?

u/Rorixrebel · 1 pointr/Dell

i just bought a dongle for thunderbolt 3 to hdmi for my 9350 and it works pretty good.

u/adirh3 · 1 pointr/Dell

I know there is some reddit post with tested ram modules for the XPS 9570. (Try google searching it)

Anyway I bought these:

They work really well :)

u/hedgepigdaniel · 1 pointr/Dell

Notice that the hdmi version only claims 30hz:

Pretty sure all the thunderbolt adapters do is send over the signal from the built in HDMI/DP outputs on the computer, and the HDMI ones are only v1.4 only the DP ones will support 4k60.

It's a limitation of the Intel integrated GPU that they are connected to.

u/z4yyy · 2 pointsr/Dell

My 7577 was throttling too in summers reaching 85-90C then I looked for the solutions & found undervolt fixes it, so now I’m using this method since year never had any throttle or overheating issue

  1. Download Throttlestop

  2. Undervolt
    CPU: -0.100V to -0.145V (Find your stable frequency by running stress test for 5 minutes)
    Cache: Same frequency as cpu undervolt
    iGpu: -50 to -55

  3. Download Msi afterburn undervolt+overclock nvidia gpu using graph curve

  4. Buy 20-30$ Cooling pad I’m using this one since one year

  5. Make sure fans/vents are clean because i cleaned mine recently & found alot of dust in there behind the vents
u/votegoat · 1 pointr/Dell

Hey man, just noticed your post. I have the same laptop and I resloved this for myself. This is a fantastic cooling pad for the 9550 my laptop never thermally throttles while its on this thing.

Also VERY important, every 3 or so months you should aircan your vents. I'd strongly reccomend unscrewing the bottom of your 9550 and aircaning the dust out as well as taking out any lint balls, its basic matinance that will do wonders for longevity of your device. Heat is the ENEMY!!

u/Adamstrudel · 1 pointr/Dell

EVERYONE. I HAVE GREAT NEWS. I HAVE FOUND A WORKAROUND/SOLUTION FOR MY XPS13 9350 I've had this problem for months now, and it has gotten to the point where it will NEVER charge. It used to just start working eventually, but no longer. I read literally hundreds of posts with potential fixes for this with no luck. I tried new chargers, nothing. Battery is fine. Updated my BIOS. Nothing. Spoke with dell, and they said I need a new motherboard, but they didn't have any so I needed to call back later. Fuck that. I looked for one online...$500+. Also fuck that. Here's the workaround I found: Although it's not actively advertised (for whatever reason), the 9350 supports USB-C charging. I did some research and found a USB-C charger powerful enough for this laptop (at least 45W). Cost me $60 on Amazon. Whatever. Shit works. And it's better thank a $1500 paperweight. Somehow bypasses the charger identification. idk. shits crazy. anyways here's the charger: Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45 45W Laptop Adapter I also purchased a USB-C wall charger (a brick that plugs straight into the wall, but haven't received it yet. Confident it will work. Will update) If you're really out of things to try, front the $60. Next cheapest option. Hope this helps someone!

u/sparksdls · 2 pointsr/Dell

I have this HDMI-only adapter:

and this Dell adapter with HDMI & Ethernet:

Both work fine with my XPS-13 9350.

Given that the above HDMI-only adapter works well, this HDMI & Ethernet adapter from the same vendor would probably be good (it's cheaper than the Dell):

u/kurtis318 · 2 pointsr/Dell

I found 2 different mini-docks on Amazon (USA). I have 3x Cable Matters mini-docks and 1x CableCreations min-docks. Both devices work with my XPS 15, XPS 13 and Samsung Chromebook Plus (v1, arm). Hope this helps.

CableCreation USB-C to HDMI 4K+ USB 3.0+ RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet+ USB-C Female Data and Charging Hub Adapter (


Cable Matters USB C Multiport Adapter (USB C Dock with USB C to HDMI 4K), 2X USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet (


u/Madmartigan1 · 3 pointsr/Dell

There was hope for the Startech Thunderbolt 3 Dock that was just released, but the reviews are pretty terrible so far.

Plugable is releasing two variants of a Thunderbolt 3 Dock in Q4 of this year.

And you can still buy the Dell TB15 brand new on ebay for less than half of what it cost from Dell. Here's an example.

If you just need dual high-res monitors, then both these options work well:

  1. Startech
  2. Plugable
u/xo_NetworkGod_xo · 1 pointr/Dell

I trashed my dock and bought an adapter for my displays and am using a USB 3.0 Network adapter (Dell branded) and bluetooth keyboard and mouse as my docking solution...

Here's the display adapter I'm using; works like a champ, didn't even need to install drivers:

EDIT: I'm on XPS 15 9550

u/m73a · 1 pointr/Dell

I'll believe it when I see it.

In the mean time, I purchased Plugable's dock which has worked PERFECTLY. Couldn't recommend it enough,

u/ilovemiabear · 2 pointsr/Dell

There's nothing really.

Read the top post here. The guy did some serious research and upvote him for it :)

This charger on Amazon has been confirmed by redditors to work:
Lowest price on Amazon has been $30 . Sometimes drops to $45;14947336560795953765210080302008005&linkCode=df0&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B0188PAD00

I would say stick with Dell's plug adaptor. Seeing that white cord with my beautiful black Dell would drive me NUTS.

u/gmanyy · 1 pointr/Dell

I've got this adapter - and it works fine for dual monitors (has a dual-hdmi version which is about $20 more expensive). If you'll go for a more expensive dock, the HP Elite thunderbolt 3 docking station with a 60w adapter will be a very good dock - it has dual display ports, several USB 3s, audio jack, LAN, daisy-chain Thunderbolt 3 port and will charge your XPS when it's plugged in (don't be fooled by the proprietary-looking thunderbolt cable there, it's a dummy, any TB3 cable will charge your laptop with that dock, I've taken the cable apart, and tried others).

u/AYKM1 · 1 pointr/Dell

My knowledge of the different types of RAM is not that great.

Do you know which one of these are the best?

u/FiendFyre498 · 1 pointr/Dell

I have this one that I know works (HDMI and Ethernet), but I think the one he was trying to link is this one from the same company with some more options and seemingly a better design.

u/zzt53 · 1 pointr/Dell

I use this one:
Cable Matters USB-C to 4K HDMI Multiport Adapter with 2x USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and Power Delivery (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible for 2017 MacBook and iMac) in Black

It works great for me on my XPS 13 running Ubuntu 17.10.

u/brontosaurus_vex · 1 pointr/Dell

You can use any old USB 3.0 to Ethernet Gigabit adapter you can find on Amazon for $15, if you want. Just pick the cheapest one without a bunch of terrible reviews.

Edit: This looks like a decent candidate:

u/Windowsrookie · 1 pointr/Dell

I'm using the Dell WD15 dock. I'm connected to a 1440p monitor, 3 usb devices, external speakers, and charging the laptop all over 1 cable. Works great. It also has an Ethernet port that I have not tested.

u/which401kthrowaway · 1 pointr/Dell

Probably cheaper/easier to buy 2 cables.

There are cheaper adapters than these 2, but these seem good quality.

u/tkaiusf · 1 pointr/Dell

Found this if I just want to hook up the 4k panel directly until a better dock comes out.

I was wondering what everyone though of getting a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter and trying to find a thunderbolt 2 dock that did everything I need it too? Any suggestion for one of those?

u/x_xx · 1 pointr/Dell

EDIT: Ordered one from Amazon, they dropped the price to $40. Should be here in a few days.

I've been looking to buy one for my XPS 13 and phone. The PowerGear 45W charger from Innergie seems to be the ticket. It can go up to 20V and ~2.1A. It's even shaped like the OEM Dell charger!

u/speedinfusion · 2 pointsr/Dell

I bought a DA200. I love it. $50 today on Amazon.

The only issue I had is the power to the USB type C would cut out after a few min when on Wifi. For some reason the Wifi power effects the USB type C port. I set the power to %50 to be safe (I've heard %75 works but I don't need it) and now 0 issues. I spent too much time trying to figure it out.

u/screenseverywhere · 1 pointr/Dell

Thanks, I didn't know this.

In the end, instead of the WD-15, I ended up ordering a StarTech TB32HD2 (

Additionally, since the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port, I picked up a USB3->ethernet adaptor too (

u/julianpoy · 1 pointr/Dell

Hmm, none of those sound too easy.

I do own this:

I use that to drive 2 2k displays at work. I'm wondering if I can test the available bandwidth by hooking it to 2 4k displays. Would that provide sufficient evidence?

u/kungfu1 · 1 pointr/Dell

The 8260 is only 25 bucks on amazon, not a huge investment and is probably what i will end up doing:

The upside is the xps 15 is easy to work on, so replacing it should be a snap.

u/haemse · 1 pointr/Dell

Defenitely! Use one of those options:

    1. A Thunderbolt 3 Dock like the Dell TB16
    1. One of these dongles: Plugable or Startech
u/proxicent · 2 pointsr/Dell

Yes, there are many to choose from, including Dell's own, here is just one:

u/workm · 2 pointsr/Dell

Yes. You would need an adapter like this.

u/Ahijah · 1 pointr/Dell

My personal recommendation would be to go this route:

I had all sorts of issues with my Apple LED display via USB-C to Mini Displayport adapter, but since adding this dock, all has been well.

u/alphanunchuck · 1 pointr/Dell

Is there anything like this for the UK market, other than the Google Pixel charger and official Dell one?

u/DaM- · 1 pointr/Dell

I also have the Cable Matters adapter ( - has worked ok with my TV so far

u/___GNUSlashLinux___ · 1 pointr/Dell

> 7265

I don't know what that is I was referring to the XPS 13 9350 Developer Edition

I have the Intel 8260 it will work in the 9350 as well.

u/zarakand · 1 pointr/Dell

I've been using this cooling pad:

Works quite well, especially if I want to game on the couch where it would be on my lap and airflow would be hindered. I do hate the led lights though wish there was an option to turn that off.

u/tomricecandle · 2 pointsr/Dell

The amazon link I originally saw was about $25 USD, but I can't find it now, I've included the Canadian version I found.

recommended steps

WiFi card replacement

amazon link

u/talones · 1 pointr/Dell

As far as I can tell. It shows as intel, driver from intels website install fine. I have all ProSet option and it worked at 160mhz on my NanoHD AP.

Intel Wireless AC 9260 Single Pack

u/NEPwntriots · 1 pointr/Dell

No thunderbolt has enough bandwidth to support two 4k monitors at 60hz, assuming you go TB3 to dual Displayport. You can also do TB3 to dual HDMI for 4k at 30hz.

u/danielkza · 1 pointr/Dell

I have this one from Cable Matters. It failed to work with my TV (garbled colors), but it worked with my monitor (Dell U2211H), so it seems to work fine.

u/Chilidog99 · 2 pointsr/Dell

I was going to get this one but it's out if stock right now, it doesn't have problems like the TB15

Dell Dock with 180W Adapter (4W2HW)

u/boib · 1 pointr/Dell

This one. I was trying to get linux mint 17.2 running but I ran into other issues and gave up for now.

u/Crowing77 · 3 pointsr/Dell

I bought this one from Amazon Have used it twice, briefly, so I know it works however I don't remember if there is a framerate mentioned in the specs.

u/Dupes_ · 1 pointr/Dell

What about this and a VGA to HDMI adapter?

u/CommodoreC64 · 1 pointr/Dell

Where are you plugging in the Display Port to?

For reference, this is what I'm using:


u/lost_trekkie · 2 pointsr/Dell

These work, tested on my 7590.

Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Kit 32GB DDR4 2666MHz CL18 Unbuffered SODIMM

u/legonate416 · 2 pointsr/Dell

Besides wattage, what's the difference between this and the WD15?

u/annihilatorg · 1 pointr/Dell

Thunderbolt 3 to dual displayport adapter, then displayport cable to each monitor.

Here's an example adapter that I've used in the past:

u/Jon-Targaryen · 1 pointr/Dell

I'll probably end up using this to drive dual 4Ks at 60HZ

u/under_the_pressure · 1 pointr/Dell

I've ordered an XPS 9360 and am very concerned about being able to run dual displays using DisplayPort. Has anyone tried Plugable's Thunderbolt DisplayPort adapter?

u/-Badger2- · 1 pointr/Dell

I can vouch for this, though it does more than you're asking for.

u/Hrizzle · 1 pointr/Dell

Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 8265.NGWMG Dual Band 2x2 AC + BlueTooth M.2 Brown Box

u/da13thninja · 2 pointsr/Dell


I bought this one for my 7590 that will be arriving next week (Hopefully).

u/xJGVx · 1 pointr/Dell

None, did the upgrade december last year.

Crucial ram used.

More info:

Ram info


Stock ram

u/Kroms · 2 pointsr/Dell

I bought this for my XPS 15 and its working quite well. I have to use a USB to USB-C adapter, but seems to help with the laptop on surfaces with bad airflow.

u/PolarSuns · 4 pointsr/Dell

Definitely a thing, has been on this sub several times now. Save yourself the heartache and replace your Killer card with an $23 Intel 9260-

I got Dell to send me one to replace my Killer, but I'm sure it was only because I have Pro Support, and being IT I did a ton of troubleshooting. If you have the perseverance, then insist that your case be escalated, point them to these threads, and ask for the 9260. If you don't care, then spend the $23 and do it yourself.

Reference threads-

I'm still trying to find the other thread where the OP also specifically mentions his Killer card was taking down some or all of his WiFi devices as well...

u/WampaCow · 2 pointsr/Dell

I'm already running into intermittent issues with the Killer card. You think 8260/8265 are more stable than the 9260?

u/yuuchu · 1 pointr/Dell

I just bought an 8260 as a replacement (8265 and Killer 1535 have MU-MIMO support which I have no use for). Took me 10 minutes to do it myself.

Amazon Link

u/warner_bros_515 · 1 pointr/Dell

Oh are you talking about lag with a Bluetooth mouse? That's a problem with the Wifi card causing interference with Bluetooth on 2.4GHz networks. The only resolution is to replace the wifi card. I got an Intel 8260 for $30:

u/aliendude5300 · 1 pointr/Dell

Try replacing the killer wifi module in your laptop. I've heard the Killer chips have shoddy drivers. is a common recommendation