Inside Dell Precision 5540 – disassembly and upgrade options
The Precision series has always been a symbol of Dell’s workstation machines. However, their latest 5000-devices share the same design as the XPS lineup. So, a question arises – are they the same on the inside as well?
1. Remove the bottom plate
Unsurprisingly, getting inside of this device is pretty much the same job as disassembling the XPS 15 7590. Remove 10 Torx-headed screws, then lift the little lid and remove two Phillips-head ones. After that, gently pry the bottom panel and the panel should open mostly by itself.
Тhis laptop comes in two iterations, concerning the battery – a 56Wh one and a 97Wh one.
3. Memory and storage
For your convenience, the manufacturer has put two RAM SODIMMs. As of the storage, since this notebook features the smaller of the two battery sizes, you get a 2.5″ SATA drive slot alongside the M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
To cool both the 8-core Core i9-9880H and the Quadro T2000, Dell uses a design, comprising two heat pipes, connected to two heat sinks, and two-relatively big fans, blowing at them. Additionally, you can notice that there are two metal plates placed around both of the chips, and further below, there is a thermal pad connecting the chipset with the bottom panel.