Clevo without mxm GPU Card would work?

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  1. ArToX

    ArToX Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I plan to buy a laptop for a very specific usage (calculation software) that requires 32Gb of ram. So i looked at clevo p150sm.
    Could this laptop works without graphic card? Only on Intel's HD4600 ?

    Thanks
     
  2. b0b1man

    b0b1man Notebook Deity

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    No it cant
     
  3. HTWingNut

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    I believe it can. Everything is routed through the Intel igp. The mxm gpu just wouldn't show up as a device.

    Beamed from my G2 Tricorder
     
  4. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    It will not work.

    The laptop WILL power up, however, the motherboard will detect no MXM card and shutdown.
     
  5. Silverfern

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    I tried it on a P150EM, it would power up for about 30second to 1mil into windows and then shut down. fans spins at 100%
     
  6. ArToX

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    To bad that this option is unavailable in the bios, it could be also helpful to users that had their gpu burned.
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  7. HTWingNut

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    I think I will see what Prema says if it can be fixed. That is a brain dead decision by Clevo IMHO. If it were muxed with a switch I could understand it, but it's ancillary to the operation of the machine.
     
  8. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    I removed the entire vBIOS chip from an MXM board and was still able to use the P1xxEM system without the EC shutting it down.
    Which leads me to believe that the temp sensor readings go directly to the EC without being interpreted by the vBIOS, in which case just connecting a temp sensor to the correct PINs would be enough.;)
     
  9. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Which is fiddly given the mxm connector. Someone could design a little pcb though to do the same job.
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    You make it sound like it's so easy!
     
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