Dell Precision M6700 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Bokeh, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. TheQuentincc

    TheQuentincc Notebook Consultant

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    Is the 980M a Dell branded card ? the vbios is Dell/alienware one ? might also be a G-sync card
     
  2. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Guru

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    Not sure, it's blue and has this vbios:

    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/178533/178533

    also had a screenshot of the gpuz screen in previous post.

    My guess is alienware/dell. It has all the similar stickers/placement on it as an old alienware 860m I have lying around. It works fine in the games I've tested so far w some hiccups in the borderlands 1 enhanced version(choppy 60fps+) but borderlands 2 goty original version works fine, so does fallout 4 goty. Optimus not too bad I guess it seems to work fine but I hate that I have way less resolution options in games bc of it, like only 1080p or way down to 1280 stuff. On this 900p, 1368 etc isn't that much of a difference and I turn on the aa etc but now I don't have those options. So I could live w it but just weird I can't turn off optimus and load the mod inf. w 053F1.
     
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  4. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Not sure how to fix your problem, but for limited resolutions in games, I can give you a fix. Run the Intel custom resolutions tool (C:\Windows\System32\CustomModeApp.exe) and add any resolution that you want to the list. They should also show up as options in game settings. I have to use this to get 720p or 768p to show available. I prefer to run the M5000M with Optimus on because I get some strange behaviors and stability issues when just running desktop apps from time to time if I am running with the dGPU only.
     
  5. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Guru

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    Hm had no idea that was there, I'll give it a try as that's really the main complaint I have about optimus. Otherwise seems to work fine in the majority of games and practical daily use, passmark now detects 3 gpu's now though, duplicate hd4000's and the 980m, not a big deal but it does gimp the card rating by a couple thousand points when I run it but firestrike is normal so who cares I guess. From what I understand if I went with win10 this stuff would go away but not wanting to do that currently. I'll try this out and report back thanks
     
  6. hertzian56

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    As a followup it seems to work for the most part I still get a lot of bugginess using an external monitor with certain games, and most don't have a setting to choose which screen to output to which is a pain. Whichever screen I'm not using while gaming usually freezes up, optimus not the best. I'm using the latest drivers for both nvidia and the hd4000. I use the vga cable instead of hdmi bc back to back the darks using the hdmi on my external ips 1080 screen are washed out. Some games if I don't choose full screen it locks me to like 800x600 lol I think that's FO4. Nier is a pain but that's most likely the broken game.
     
  7. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Go the the Nvidia or the Intel HD control panel and change the HDMI output range to full instead of limited, thats what is killing the colours over HDMI, still dumb that it always defaults to limited range..
     
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    Hey I keep getting driver stopped responding messages and recovered, I already have it set to max performance and utilize high power gpu, I also did the registry change by adding a key to the graphics driver key. I'm utilizing optimus bc I have to no choice. The specific case is playing dying light ee w 436.48 win7 drivers modded inf for 980m, went back to them from 441 to see if it helps. I want to play on my external 22" monitor using vga, the game has no option to pick which display to output to so I set it to windowed and drag it over then set it back to full screen every time. 1600x900 no aa, high/med settings 60fps vsync. Played it for hours at a time but other times it just crashes and crashes. Would closing the lid so only ext monitor help? Any tips? Only thing I notice is that if another program has a popup or updates the laptop screen in any way it seems to crash then, so guessing optimus issue on the fly? Also I only have a few settings in nvidia control panel, not all of them this is true of all two of the modded inf drivers I use for the 980m so far.
     

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