List of Issues:
Even with a factory re-image from the recovery partition, upgrading drivers from the Dell site, rolling back drivers, removing drivers - the laptop still has all these issues. As many people here know, Dell has prevented BIOS rollbacks and has been silent on the matter... Unfortunately the laptop has major issues with the BIOS, drivers and thermal design...
I'm also getting a weird display bug on the HDMI output of the laptop after waking up from sleep. The extra display will flicker or get out of sync for a split second randomly. The temporary fix it to let it sleep and wake again or restart the laptop.
You can temporarily get past all these issues, you have disable certain Dynamic Platform style Thermal Framework type Management kinds of software in order to get purely hardware throttling (around 87c-90c)
Every once in a while the computer does its own self check and re-enables the software for me. Noticed that it happened again today while playing Fortnite.
I disabled it and started enjoying my games again.
PLEASE FIX THIS DELL. PLEASE.
Just got this from Dell:
"I have not received a reply to my previous emails and I hope that the issues have been resolved. If you need any assistance with the issue, please reply to my email and I will contact you to assist you further."
Ummm no you have not magically resolved my issue by waiting it out. Needless to say I sent Dell an email.
I have a lot of those. I even scheduled a time for tech support to remote in and they didn't. Waited 45 min for a call or email. Lots of the Dell tech support people won't be of any help as the issue is beyond them. Best way to get Dell to move is to have LTT or D2D to talk about this - but highly unlikely.
Hoping for a response. I believe they really reduced it on purpose and not list it on the changelog since most reviews are already out for this model. A normal user will never know this problem and previous users are stuck with it. I wish a tech youtube channel will feature this problem.