want to confirm that the downgrade isn't for the bios. It's for the Thermal Driver.
I didn't get the shutdown since the downgrade (like 3 weeks has passed at least.) and I'm the creator of the above mentioned topic.
Do it on your own risk. This is a work around that was suggested by one of the XPS owners and wasn't provided by Dell. (Dell still push the update to the latest Thermal driver like they don't know how problematic this driver is, and they don't mind if more people, who haven't yet upgraded, get into this problem.)
I have both those problems with my xps15 9560 too, installing an older version of Intel thermal framework. (From before nov 2017) seems to have solved shutting down, but I couldnt find any solution with do youtube problem, can you notify me if you find a solution to that?
After your system powers down, check your event viewer, windows logs, application. Sort by Source. See if there is a DPTF error entry like this:
Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework : ESIF(8.3.10207.5567) TYPE: INFO MODULE: ACTION FUNC: ActionSystemSet FILE: esif_uf_action_system.c LINE: 138 TIME: 599754 msSYSTEM_SHUTDOWN command received - temperature = 3732, trip point = 3732
As a workaround, here is what worked for me. I changed the Maximum Processor State from 100% to 98%, in the advanced settings in the power options. After that my XPS15 did not shut down under stress.
Dell replaced both fans and heat distribution box with heat sinks as a final solution. No more problems with max processor state 100%.
Hope the above helps someone.
Can you please keep an eye on memory usage by visiting the task manager. Observe same for few times, you will come to know the exact reason for the same.
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So did you have to send your laptop back to Dell for them "to replace both fans and heat distribution box with heat sinks"? How long did this process take?
Has anyone from DELL confirmed that this is a driver update issue which will either be fixed soon or that we shall revert back to a previous driver version as suggested here?
My 2 months old XPS15 (9560) automatically shut down yesterday 4 times while I was working a video on Premiere Pro. Not the best time for a straight on shut down without warning and loosing video progress every time.