Dell M6700 with GTX 980m upgrade, Windows 10?

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  1. Spring1898

    Spring1898 Notebook Consultant

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    Greetings all,
    Was thinking about upgrading an M6700 to a GTX 980m. Apparently it has been done, although if someone Polish could translate more accurately that google it would be helpful

    http://www.nhl.pl/index.php?showtopic=80714&st=0

    From what it looks like, the vbios was stock Clevo, and did not use an Alienware version and was mostly plug and play with optimus enabled? At least in Windows 7,
    But I don't know if that holds true for Windows 8 or Windows 10. There is mention of 8 in the thread but the google translate didn't do it well enough for me to understand.
     
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    IIRC the precision laptop have secure flash, nobody have been able to flash a mod bios with the 980M capability.

    Polish thread must've worked some magic.
     
  3. Spring1898

    Spring1898 Notebook Consultant

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    They do, but installing other cards in these has not been unheard of, but generally the vbios in the card being Dell was helpful.
    I know of successful transplants of 680m, 780m, 880m in these units but those cards are essentially variations of K5000m and K5100m quadro cards.
    Someone may have done it with an M6800, but the problem there lies in the Heatsink requires mod to the slightly different 980m module pattern, and the M6800 heatsinks are virtually non-existent.
    M6700 may not have that problem as they use a different heatsink

    The temptation to power in the 980m though is substantial. It performs above several Desktop class cards in a thermally efficient package.
    If new Dell 7710 came with touchscreen I would not be considering a more radical option like this.
     
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    Spring1898 Notebook Consultant

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    Okay, so confirmed 980m works in M6800 with modded heatsink
    M6700 with Quadro M5000m confirmed (same as 980m). Just need someone to translate the polish in the article.
    M6700 cooling system is supposedly superior to M6800, or at least quieter which to me makes it the better candidate.
    Also 980m is substantially cheaper than M5000M
     
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    Ofc the 980M is cheaper, it's not meant for CAD apps. IMO the kepler gen quadro is better because of the DP performance.

    Do you need to buy another heatsink for modding? Maybe try calling up dell if you can't find the exact part on ebay.
     
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    Well I didn't thought Precision series was upgrade-able across Quadro and GeForce, 980M is definitely the best mobile chip now. Sadly Intel gone full BGA Xeons also now...:(
     
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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Most EliteBooks, ZBooks and Precisions (means 15" and 17", the smaller are understandably soldered) have swappable graphics. All of the EliteBooks have MXM connector, some of the latest have vBIOS into the system BIOS (15") and have upgrade issues. The ZBooks are MXM as well, don't know how they go in terms of upgrading (mostly about 15", 17" should be fine). Precisions used proprietary, but after and including Mx600 series, they went MXM.
     
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    Finally upgraded my m6700 to a GTX 980m GPU. That's the max we can go on a m6700. Too bad it doesn't support standard mxm GTX 1060 but 980m still shows plenty of gaming power and 8gb VRAM is great for texture settings :)
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    1060 is barely better then a 980M.... You can easily reach 1060 speeds with a 980M so enjoy!
     
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