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Notebooks Reasons *not* to buy an XPS 13?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gareth Halfacree, 10 Oct 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'll tell you what, this thing has settled in nicely. Few kernel upgrades, bit of undervolting, and despite being a year old now...

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    That's over 22 hours with Firefox loaded. Noice.
     
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    What have you used to undervolt on linux?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    undervolt.py. There are other options available, but that was the simplest at the top of a "undervolt cpu linux" Google search. The only downside: suspending and resuming causes the voltages to reset to defaults, so you need to run it (or configure it to run automatically) on resume.

    A more permanent method is to boot into an EFI shell and do it there, which persists between reboots - but that's a pain in the harris and if you screw up you'll need to reset the whole BIOS, so undervolt.py it is!
     

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