Just like the AMD version, the G15 5511 is super easy to disassemble. Likewise, servicing the thermal paste is not very easy, as you need to flip the motherboard. This makes the process a bit longer and slightly more tedious for most people.
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside of this notebook, you need to undo 8 Phillips-head screws. After that, gently pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and slide it away.
Here, you will find a 56Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
Thankfully, both the memory and the storage can be upgraded. This happens thanks to two SODIMM slots for RAM, and two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for SSDs.
4. Cooling system
To get access to the cooling solution you have to remove the entire motherboard. Before you do that, undo the four Phillips-head screws from the plastic bracket on the back. Then, pull it backwards.
After that, remove the Wi-Fi card and its cables. What you need to do next is to remove all the cable connectors. Be careful, as some of them are very fragile. Additionally, there are some screws that need to be removed. They are of Phillips type. Lastly, remove the motherboard with the fans, and the USB daughterboard from the chassis.
Here, you can see that the cooling comprises two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU, as well as one more for each of them. Additionally, there are heat spreaders on top of the graphics memory and the VRM modules.
Dell G15 5511 in-depth review
This year, Dell has done a lot of work to make their semi-affordable gaming notebooks appealing to the users. To do so, the manufacturer has taken advantage of its Alienware brand and stole some design features from their series. Hense, the G15 5511 (and 5515) devices were born. The main difference between the two lays in the chipset. Today's device uses Intel's Tiger Lake-H45 architecture, while the 5515 comes with the Zen 3 from AMD.Actually, you can find our review on the G15 5515 Ryzen [...]Read the full review
- Relatively affordable
- 2x RAM SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe slots
- 120Hz, 165Hz, and 360Hz display options
- Good cooling
- Decent battery life
- Heavier and thicker than the competition
- Thunderbolt 4 is reserved for the more expensive RTX 3060 model
- Not the best input devices for gamers