zachpeanut61
2 Iron

dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

For everyone wondering if the new bios that released today fixes the overheating issues, it doesnt. 

It was stated that dell removed the 1.4.1 bios to "address the overheating issue" but the fans still wait until 94-96c to start with bios 1.5.0.

I could barely play any games on this "GAMING LAPTOP" for more than 2 hours without my pc thermal throttling.When the cpu is making 90c of temp, all the parts near it are going to heat soak so these laptops wont last long at all.

My old msi laptop i used to game on for 2-5 hours each day for 6 years, it still works and had CUSTOM FAN CONTROL 6 YEARS AGO. Im fed up with how dell doesn't make the fans user controllable like most gaming laptop brands do and just pushes a non downgradable bios on us that completely cripples these laptops.

I had a great experience with this laptop from when purchased in July until 1.4.1 came out. Now im listing this for sale and buying an msi so i can actually use a laptop marketed for gaming to GAME and have user controllable fan settings. My fingers also wont burn when i touch the middle of the keyboard like they do now on this

 

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Raisinghani
2 Bronze

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

Haha, same here!

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Chrisloko
2 Bronze

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

Well said, I hope Dell notices this and makes changes, they have no reason to disable fan control. This will be the last laptop I buy from them if they keep things the way they are.

zachpeanut61
2 Iron

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

If Dell had added controllable fans or allowed 1.4.1 to downgrade then i wouldn't be as mad at them. The ec firmware is blocking us from controlling the fans and that it linked to the bios. They could very easily allow user controllable or presets in a dell program with a simple bios update but they dont.

Im kicking myself for not buying a warranty but i hope my cc will let me do a return. This was the only dell ive bought and the last i will ever buy. Im sure lots of people are going to drop dell after this shady practice of them lowering the thermal throttle temp and making the fans not spin until 16c after that limit.emoticon.SuperAngry.title

grrigor
1 Copper

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

Unfortunately, version 1.5.0 of BIOS for G5/G7 series is not solving heating issues. They need to fix it with new version of BIOS. 

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Eurikaw
1 Copper

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

Cooler and do not want to cool after BIOS update

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Anruby
1 Copper

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

There should be a application which would give you opportunity to have more control over the laptop. Custom RPMs, disabling touchpad by hotkey, set fans to 100% by hotkey when having CPU/GPU intense applications running and more...

Now, the laptop is a disaster, with Intel TBT turned off I get ~70°C temps on both CPU/GPU while f.e. gaming, but the space between hinge and FN keys is extremely hot, not just warm to touch, hot as I wanted to make fried eggs on it. Calling support resulted in "You still have few days to return laptop, if you are unsatisfied." advice, based on ePSA result which was 71°C on CPU. The next week I will buy thermal camera to find out how hot this area is.

This is my first experience with Dell, well, I am disappointed.

Btw. I will stick with 1.3.0 update, not even considering 1.5.0.

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mal94
2 Bronze

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

This BIOS stinks. There is not an option downgrade the BIOS on the G series Inspiron laptops.

MatanM
1 Copper

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

Thet dont have option to downgrade i tried everything. Dell is the worse company of gaming laptops. 

After 1.5.0 bios update my laptop has come up to 100 c temp.

I have dell g5.

They should give the option to control the fans, because they getting worse after all update.

zachpeanut61
2 Iron

Re: dell g7 and g5 Bios 1.5.0

On older inspirons they had custom fan settings in the dell power manager app. Instead of giving us those, dell just decided to make the fans spin at 1/5th speed and ruin this laptop for anyone that bought it for gaming.