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Precision 5510 docking stations

Q: Precision 5510 docking stations

Hi
I'm looking for docking stations compatible with the Dell Precision 5510 laptop. So far I've been able to find the TB15 and 16. 15 is out of the question and I believe Dell recalled it. Is the TB16 any good? Hands on experience?
Are there any other possibilities?
Regards
Ian

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A: Precision 5510 docking stations

The 5510 has the Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port. So you could connect it to the TB16, WD15. Or the D3100 through the 5510 USB 3.0 port. As for reviews, google is a fair source.

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I updated my working station coming from another laptop and had 2 monitors connected (in hdmi and usb->vga adapter). Autodesk 3d applications Revit, 3dsmax all worked fine in all monitors, the usb dongle was using laptop's CPU/GPU to show image.
With new laptop I got D3100 docking station (as usb->vga adapter has some flickering on 5510) to connect my monitors. But mentioned applications do not work at all on that, anything considering 3d runs awfully slow. Using the usb->vga dongle it works well beside flickering.
Is it how it supposed to be with D3100? Can it be forced to use laptop's GPU for showing image (like the cheap usb->vga/hdmi adapters)? This docking station doesn't make any sense now.

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I have recently purchased a 5510 and a D3100 docking station. Used primarily for solidworks and rhino. My issue is that besides 4k and older applications being terrible bedmates is that the docking station stops the quadro so everything is running software open gl. I understand the new thunderbolt dock DB16 has some additional graphics capabilities but they are by no means a quadro solution, nor it is recognized by solidworks. 
This is hugely problematic. Is there a method to remedy this? Attempting to access the quadro settings while plugged into the docking station results in windows stating that the hardware is not available. 

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So I am to receive a precision 5510 in the next couple days. I've already bought monitors and a wd15 dell dock. I am a bit confused as to how to hook up dual monitors given that there aren't two of the same port on the WD15 like there was on the E-dock I am currently using for my precision m4700.

At any rate my monitors have HDMI (2), and VGA (1) inputs. The WD 15 has one HDMI, One mini display port, and one VGA.

To run dual monitors I  am assuming I need to run one from the dock's HDMI port to one monitor's HDMI and one either from the dock's Mini display port (with an adapter to HDMI) tot he HDMI port on the other monitor? I supposed I could go VGA to VGA as well, but prefer HDMI.
IS this correct?

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Jumanji discovered an interesting bit and I thought others should be aware.

This might be old news to some. I found one article to exemplify the issue, but there are sure to be more. While this article refers to 3TB drives, the same caution applies to 4TB and greater drives. Basically older docking stations do NOT have address translation for drives above 2 TB - they can only access 2 TB. Problems arrise when data exceeds that limit and data is over written at the base address corrupting the drive.






  
Quote: Originally Posted by PCworld


Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives | PCWorld
.....You can use the full capacity of a 3TB drive via USB--with a drive enclosure that supports it. The SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure takes care of any addressing issues. This is why the first 3TB drive shipped last summer as an external model--a switch from the usual pattern of internal units shipping first.

Although you shouldn't have any issues attaching a prepackaged 3TB external drive, you may have problems if you buy a 3TB internal drive and try to add it to a USB-connected enclosure yourself. Read the fine print: Many of the bare enclosures say they support 3TB, but not all of them do.
.....


On a seperate note, I will be offline until I can arrange Internet connectivity. I don't know when the cutoff will be, but it is in the next few days - definitely by months end.

Bill

A:HDD > 2 TB and docking stations

I work out something for Internet connectivity. I thought it would be disconnected last Thursday, I was notified today that the service would end by close of business Tuesday.

I'll stop in when I'm near an open router (cafe, friends, library) but can't devote much time to issues. Once our monetary situation improves, I will contract with a provider.

Bill

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I generally would like to know if a docking station of an HP 9480  would be compatible with an HP 840G laptop.  The 840G locks perfectly into the dock meant for the 9480, but long term, will this affect the 840G? Thank you,Edwin

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My entire family is an HP laptop/notebook family. We all love them and use them frequently. We recently converted a bedroom to an office and want to be able to use our laptops as desktops with external monitors, keyboard and mouse. Is there a universal docking station that we can use to plug and play our computers on dual external monitors and wireless keyboard and mouse? We would prefer an HP product but I know there are a lot of different types out there that plug into a USB port and have everything you would need to plug in all of your external devices. I just don't want to get one that won't be compatible with our devices.  I have an Envy 17 and the other 3 members of my family have 15's Thanks for any help given.

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Which HP docking stations are compatible with my HP notebook 15-ay137CL?

A:docking stations

Hi, Your machine does not have docking port therefore any good USB port replicator (vendors also call them as docking stations). Please look the following list:    http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/docking-stations-142510--1 (Scroll down to the bottom ) Regards.  

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We are looking for a docking station which is able to drive several digital monitors. At the moment we are using FHD displays, this woun't be a problem with any docking solutiion available.To be future proof we are looking for a solution which is able to run more than one monitor with 2K or 4K resolution. Lenovos "performance dock" is really expensive, but it's limited to a DP 1.2 uplink (two 4K only with 30Hz).There is an Thunderbolt 3 solution for connecting two 4K monitors using Display Port, but there's no USB/audio output on this device. Are there any advanced docking stations available? Is there a P50 owner with practical experience using TB3 docking solutions?

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Hi, I recently bought a X1 carbon (4th generation) and bough myself a one link Pro Dock. Unfortunately I have now realised that the plug does not fit into any of my laptop sockets. My fault Should have done my research. I have now  realised I should have bought a link+ docking station. Can I still somehow use this station? I can't return it anymore but I am not sure how I get it connected to my laptop. Pictures of my current plug and socket are attached. Docking station plugSocket laptop


























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Need to know if there is a docking station that works with the new HP Spectre that I purchased?  Please let me know what the options are for this PC. Thanks,

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HiIs there a recommended docking station for X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JES01W00) which can also charge the laptop? The laptop has a USB-c port for charging. Thanks 

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I purchased a Dell Studio 17 notebook, and I plan to sell my desktop. However, I would still like to use my monitor, speaker system, and other devices without having to connect or disconnect all of these items every time I move my notebook.

I checked Newegg and Amazon for docking stations, but it seems none of them get very good reviews. Does anyone have any advice on this situation?
 

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I have an X1 Carbon gen. 5. which supports Thunderbolt 3. I would like to purchase a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, but I also need the docking station to be compatible with older laptops that only have USB 3 support. Is it possible to use the Thunderbolt 3 docking station with older laptops also? best regardsLars Kohsel

A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

Hi Lars,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
I doubt as in order to use Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock there has to be Thunderbolt present in your older systems. It doesn't work with USB 3.0 ports.
  
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello. Ready to configure and buy a P51 for my son.  Can someone tell me what docking stations are compatible with it? I know he will want to connect two 4k monitors to the docking station if possible. thanks,  Brian

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I have been having all kinds of trouble accessing disks in docking stations through USB hubs and connected direct to my computer.

The two docking stations concerned are:

Coltech CE606CU3 USB 3.0 HDD Dual Bay Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives
Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives External Docking Station

The two hubs I have used are:

EasyAcc® USB 3.0 7 Port hub bus-powered and self-powered 2-in-1 hub
Inateck® 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub (USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + One 5V 2A Charging Port)

I am using plain SATA internal disks in the docking stations, the latest of which is a WD Green 4TB Desktop Internal SATA Hard Drive.

I have tried every conceivable combination:

one disk in one slot of docking station
two disks in both slots
both of the above connected via both hubs and connected direct to the computer (always using USB 3 ports)
switching on docking station after every possible method of connection
switching on and then connecting docking station after making every possible connection

And the result is always the same. The longest period I have been able to access any disk in any docking station is less than an hour, and then it disappears from Computer and from Disk Management - usually while doing a long backup. (Backup is the reason I bought the WD disk.) But the problem relates to any disk I use, in both docking stations and via both USB hubs or connected direct to computer.

Recently, when switching on the (connected) Coltech docking station I ... Read more

A:Trouble with docking stations

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How can I add a wireless card to the Carbon X1?  The original answer was "can't be done" becuase the computer is a sealed case and has no capability for it.  I call BS!!  The computer obviously has a slot for it, a Sim card holder, and the option to order it from the factory with wireless.  How to add wireless to a non-wireless Carbon X1?  


























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A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

You don't say which generation X1C you have, but AFAIK you can add a WWAN card.  Instructions are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your particular model.
 
The challenge will be antennas if they aren't already installed, and finding a card that passes the BIOS whitelist.
 
This isn't something I can address in detail, but if you'll list your MT-M - like 20FB002SUS as an example of a WWAN-upgradable unit - others will probably be able to help.  (Upgradable means that the antennas are already in place.)
 
FWIW,
Z.

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...for five Dell Vostro 1700's. Suggestions?
 

A:Need to Purchase Docking Stations...

Those units seem to have all the ports you could want for modern hardware.
What do you need docking stations for?
If you need serial or parallell connectivity,I suggest using a port replicator.
They are inexpensive.
 

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Hello,
I tried to install the newly released Dell Precision Optimizer v3.5.5 (A00) August 18, 2016 on my Precision 5510, running Windows 7 64bit.
During the installation, an error panel pops up with this text:

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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I have the XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 and I want a docking station without paying £££s.What non-Dell docking station are people using?many thanks

A:Which non-Dell docking stations for XPS 13 9365?

It is a little hard to judge price if you don't say which capabilities you want the dock to have.  If you needed just Ethernet, those aren't bad.
I have the TB 16, which seems to work well but is expensive.  I cannot attest to its capabilities with multiple monitors since I don't run my system that way.
I also have a StarTech.com dock (# DKT30CHPD) which has HDMI (4K) Ethernet and USB.  
I will suggest you evaluate your needs prior to buying a dock.  Getting one which has the capabilities is better than buying several for different capabilities.  If for no other reason that drivers for the different docks may be different.
I should mention, the TB 16 has its own power supply where the StarTech one does not.  Of course, this adds to the cost but does give you a backup supply for your system.

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 Im looking for a 4k docking station to my L560 to use at work.   NOTE it has to be compatible with Linux Ubuntu Currently have an AOC u3277pwqu Monitor https://eu.aoc.com/se/products/u3277pwqu  I feel that the computer struggle a bit to keep up with the monitor.  Any suggestions?   Greetings

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I just need to know the current firmware for both Ultraslim 2013 Docking Station and  2013 UltraSlim Docking Stations along with their download links. Thank you,

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Hi,
I have a question regarding dual-slot HDD docking stations, as I was thinking about purchasing one. I will be using it for both data transfer and cloning. I also own a copy of Acronis True Image 2014 Premium. My question is this, if I want to clone or transfer data from one drive to the other using Acronis True Image would it be faster with two single docking stations each with their own dedicated USB (to the computer) opposed to one dual-slot station which has to share it‘s USB cable for both simultaneously reading from and writing to the drives? Or is this not how it works; does the data simply transfer from one drive to the other without ever leaving the docking station?
 

A:Question Regarding Dual-Docking HDD Stations

?? I think you're right ?? .. But there are "docking stations" with stand alone cloning that should be faster .. Here's one
Unless you're doing this all day .. is the extra speed really that much of an advantage ??
I think I'd trust Acronis 2014 for the Cloning/Imaging especially if making a SSD .. and would get a couple of Single enclosures or stations for the speed/versatility ..
 

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Hi everyone,
I just purchase one laptop for a user that has two offices in different locations.
The two locations are on the same domain but have a different ip scheme, example; location A 192.168.40.xx and location B 192.168.50.xx, our network admin has set the network to be static, my problem really is, how can i set up one docking station to use one ip scheme and the other docking station to us another ip scheme, both docking stations are identical. I've set up a test environment with both docks next to each other and both on the network, every time I dock it uses the first ip I had assigned to the first docking station, even worse, when I un-dock and use the nic on the laptop it will still use the same ip, can I create different local area connections for each nic????
laptop:
dell e6420
docking station:
e-port plus port replicator

any input will be greatly appreciated

A:two different ip schemes, two docking stations, ONE laptop

Hello,

Assign multiple static addresses on the docking station/NIC for both networks.

You will also need to add multiple default gateways.

A better way of doing this would be to enable DHCP on the networks. - This is upto your system admin though.

Dave

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Hello,
Ready to buy a Precision 5510 to replace an aging Macbook Pro and have a question about the 5510.
I'm planning on buying it with a 512 SSHD. Is it easy enough to add a second HD later? Thanks.

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Hi,
I just bought the Precision 5510 and connected a external screen using hdmi
The screen is also from dell u2713hm. resolution 2560*1440
My problem is when i connect the external screen, image is ok on the external screen but you cannot work on the local screen because is constantly flickering.(resolution is put 2048 * 1152 local screen)
 
Any help?
 
 

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Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe for your hard drive?
Surely the 'handling' of the hard drive is not, good for the hard drive??
Doesn't is have many sensitive parts that should not be handled?

Is it OK to have one of these instead of a hard drive enclosure?

The great thing is that you can just pull one hard drive out and put another in!

Any replies would be great

Thanks
OM
 

A:Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe?

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I just want to know the best options for docking my 850 g3 to beable to close the lid and operate dual monitors, extended display.

A:Docking stations best suited for extended display

Hi, Your machine is a business class machine, it has built in dockking station port     http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04915645.pdf Therefore no point to use other, non specialized dock. The HP Ultraslim Docking Station is perfect for this because the specs says: Number of Displays supported with Docking Supports 3 independent displays if used with optional HP Ultraslim Docking Station     http://www8.hp.com/au/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5422417 Regards.

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Which are compatible docking stations for Spectre notebook? The new Spectre has only type c ports.

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Hi,I'm in the look for a docking station. In my household we have access to the three laptops (T510i, X280 and an X1 Carbon). What kind of docking station is recommended? Can the same be used for the three, or are there different connectivities that imply that three different dockings stations are necessary? Kind regards,MJ

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Do the ThinkPad T470 use the same docking station of the ThinkPad T440

A:ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

All docking stations for T440 are compatible with T470.Follow this guide:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_october_2017_revised.xlsx

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I have a z61t that I am trying to convert into a pfsense firewall.  In order to do so I need to have 2 NICs.  I am thinking about buying one of the docking stations that was designed for this laptop, but I want to know how the dock's ethernet port works.  Is it a seperate NIC from the one built into the laptop?  If so, is it the same NIC that is built in (the broadcom netxtreme)?  Or does it just splice into the ethernet port built in (one NIC with two ports)?  In order for the dock dock to work for my application, it would have to be the former.  Thanks in advanced for the help!

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I currently have a ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock, but this doesn't provide the bandwidth or resolution I woulld get with a usb-c dock. unfortunately people seem to have a lot of problems getting usb-c docks to work (at least for video) with the Yoga 900. Can I ask that anyone who has one lists details here.  Please don't say what 'should' work, only what you have used and know works. Thanks.  

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop which is small in size (13 - 14 inches) and has strong specs. I locked on to Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Gen with 512 SSD and 16 GB RAM. My specific requirement is to use 3 external displays via docking station, I look online and found this "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/system/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon-5th-gen#accessory/68848" and "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/accessory/40AC0135US/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock-us". I thought I'd talk to Lenovo Support about this just to make sure. Even their support has two opinions. One agent said that the docking stations will work with 3 external displays (2 display ports and 1 VGA). I talk to another agent after a few minutes and he said the laptop will only work with 2 external displays and not 3. Can anybody from the community confirm which of the two agents are correct. I currently have HP 650 G2 Probook which works perfectly fine with 2 display ports and 1 VGA port at the same time and let me use 3 external displays. Thank you,

A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon 5th gen with 3 external displays

Hi sla3k,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
X1 Carbon 5th Gen does supports independent displays also have a look on this thread with similar discussion
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello! I have a lenovo thinkpad P51, and I'm looking to purchase a docking station for it so that I can hook it up for a better workstation experience. I see many workstations advertised as functioning with P51S, but they do not mention specifically if P51 is also supported. This seems to limit my options quite a bit if I am looking to go first party for this purchase. Could someone inform me if the two models are interchangeable when speaking about docking stations? I would appreciate it very much and it would help me avoid buying an unnecessary and mismatched docking station. Examples:https://www.amazon.com/Original-ThinkPad-40A10090US-Adapter-Lenovo/dp/B00G6T8EK2/ref=sr_1_12_sspa?ie... https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Adapter-40A20090US-Packaged/dp/B00E0E2DIE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&... https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Adapter-40a00090us-Packaging/dp/B00G6T8DRQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8... Thank you!

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I need to know specifically what docking stations will work with a 3 monitor setup with a T580. I have a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 dock (40AN0135US) but it doesn't quite cut it. I have two monitors in HDMI with the third in the correct DP port and the third display always shows at a smaller resolution. Attempts to update the firmware always fail.

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I have bought Dell Precision 5510 which I paid ~2000 euro. It came with pre installed Ubuntu 14.04. 
However, this laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology which is does not have stable support for Linux.
When connecting external monitor I get random crashes when switching mouse between integrated and external screen. I have tried to update to latest Bumblebee project but still have sporadic issues. 
Another issue is that sound card random disappears and then I need to turn off the laptop, unplug the charger, wait, plugin the charger and boot the computer, at which point MOST of the time sound works again, or at least partially.
I have contacted Dell technical support which said since I have bought the laptop for the company they are not able to refund my money and take the laptop back, but they can only replace the laptop. 
I have tried to update to latest Ubuntu but the sound issues persist.
Please, I BEG YOU, explain to me why are you selling PREMIUM Linux incompatible laptops at such high prices without telling people it uses incompatible hardware?
What should I do now? I am getting very frustrated, 2000 euro is a lot of money to buy a brick that I can not use? Who can I sue? Where can I get answers? 
Did I just waste a tone of money just so that I need to buy a new laptop from different manufacturer to continue my job?
How can you let this things happen? :/
 

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Hello,
I bought  sumsung V-nand SSD 950 PRO M.2 NVM Express to upgrade my precision 5510. right now I have HDD hard drive and no SSD at all.
I realized I need a thermal pad for this card and I bought a simple one from eBay 1.5mm thick.
Is it Ok for this installation? I did not find any information about it online besides the item code of the original dell one and it had no details about it ()
Thanks a lot

A:thermal pad for ssd m.2 in precision 5510

AFAIK standard SSDs don't need a thermal pad, but Samsung PRO series do, downthrottle speed otherwise under load. You don't need something with world-class thermal conductivity, the one you bought will probably do. Someone recommended 2mm but soft fluffy type (the expensive branded ones with high thermal conductivity tend to be dense, clay-like). You can monitor the SSD drive temperature using HWinfo64.

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I'm looking at the 5510 to replace an aging MAcBook Pro.
If I choose the Xeon processor and 512 SSD will 16gig of RAM be adequate for me to use Adobe Creative Cloud? I do not do animation or 3D. thanks.

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Hello,I have just bought a dell precision 5510 laptop. The laptop is not turning on at all. The charger looks like it is working since the light at the end of the power chord is lit. Having said that there is no visual feedback that the laptop is getting any electricity. I am not sure if there is any light that is supposed to light up if it is getting the required power. I would appreciate any help on the matterThanks a lot Mark

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Hi,
I have purchased a Precision 5510 Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ (Quad Core 2.70GHz, 3.60GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics 530) with the 4k display option.
I am having trouble in getting the video signal out at the native resolution of the external monitor I would like to use: U2713HM(2560 x 1440). I am using the HDMI output for external monitor and when trying to set the external display resolution I only have 2 options (for high resolutions)in the configuration panel: 1920X1080 and 3840X2160. No other options between these two.
Please help!

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I've had my 5510 for all of 2 days now and just wanted to post the issues and fixes I've found. I should mention my IT department had to update the bios to fix a hard drive issue as they were trying to image the machine. When I got it, I went to dell's website and updated all drivers immediately (on March 5th, 2016). 
1) Touch Pad -  When using the touch pad, the cursor would randomly become unresponsive, pausing for 2-5 seconds. Updated to latest drive "Touchpad Driver, 19.0.15.2, A00"... no fix. Issue remains. I have discover that disabling the gestures has fixed the problem.
open mouse settings --> click on "Click to change Dell touch pad settings -->" go to "gestures" tab --> turn off gestures. 
Also, I had read a dell's notes that this issue occurs when the laptop is charging and that it was somehow related to the grounding of the cable. That is not the case for me... it happens with and without any type of charging.
2) - External Display Screen flickering - Two External monitors (u2417h) connected via DP using a WD15 dock via Thunderbolt connection. The flickering started after dell tech support had remote logged into my machine to fix a different issue. They installed NVIDIA drivers 361.91. This was the issue. I uninstalled them and restored them back to 10.18.13.5894_A03 (aka 358.94, the latest approved dell driver). Problem fixed.   Correction, this did not fix the problem Screens st... Read more

A:Precision 5510 - Troubleshooting

Ok, so I've had my Dell Precision 5510 for 2 weeks now and still no solutions found for the display flickering. I've tried different display frequencies, I've tried only using one external monitor (with built-in closed), I've tried new cables... nothing seems to fix the flickering.
Adding issue:
4) This is already documented in another post, but I'm having the same issues...
" ... If the laptop lid is closed while connected to thunderbolt, the laptop will hang at the Dell bios screen.  If the lid is open while power turned on, the laptop boots up fine.  However, the BIOS screen is still not visible on the external monitors, only when the OS has loaded..."
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19677214

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Hi everyone.  
My work has installed e-port plus II's on every desk in a new office space.  This is great for everyone in the company except me as I have a Precision 5510 due to the audio/visual work I do.  
Question. 
Is there any way at all of connecting my laptop to the e-Port II?
Thanks in advance

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(I'm a 20 year software engineer, so plenty comfortable talking about and doing technical things on my laptop.)
I have installed each and every one of the drivers listed in the following post for a Precision 5510 on Windows 10, rebooting between each, and I still get 2-3 TB15 "lockups" per day.  In my case, the screens stay on; I just lose USB, sound, and network.  Yay!
en.community.dell.com/.../19677047
I also get a notification from Dell Command Update once a week that it needs to update the Thunderbolt Controller to ...250.  Which it's done at least 10 times so far, telling me it succeeded each time.  Of course, that was one of the manual updates listed above.  So something isn't happy.
Before I trouble my IT department to send this TB15 back to Dell, has anyone out there found a fix?  Is anyone out there using the TB15 reliably with a Precision 5510 on Windows 10 Pro?
Thanks!

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hey, everyone.

i have just begun delving into the realm of laptop graphics cards (trying to play GTA:SA, in addition to getting greedy now that the seed's been planted :slurp: ). i've picked up some bits around here that i want to pick your brains about... i have a toshiba satellite (p25-s507) with a GeForce FX Go5200, 32mb video card. i understand there's no way to upgrade this within the notebook, but I'm wondering about two things: docking stations and PC card slots. can i "upgrade" my video card through either of these? i know docking stations can support printers, extra monitors, etc... can they support a different graphics card, so i can switch over when my comp's docked? or this fancy-shmancy PC slot that everyone told me i could "upgrade later" with but haven't used yet... can a video card go in that slot?!

my apologies if this is complete newb-babble, hehe. thanks for any help!
 

A:laptops and graphics -- PC card slots, docking stations?

I don't think there's any way to get it upgraded. The only way is to buy a laptop with a fast gpu to start with, which isn't too easy.

A side note: There are usb 2.0 graphics cards to add a second monitor to some pc's, but they are likely much slower than your 5200. I think the company is called triton IIRC, they used to have them at newegg, not sure if they still do.
 

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Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.  

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