Dell Precision M6700 Owners Thread

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

  1. Pastor

    Pastor Notebook Consultant

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    Tried it but ended like it wasn't the one I have so I will leave it as is right now
     
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    I originally got it because I hoped that I wouldn't need to do a driver mod to get the NVIDIA driver to load. This turned out not to be the case. (No big deal anymore since I am totally comfortable with the driver mod and even have a script to do it automatically.) The speed is basically exactly the same as a GeForce 980M.
     
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    Out of interest, has anyone hooked up their laptop to an ultrawide or super ultrawide monitor and if so what kind of results have you had for both productivity and gaming please?

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    Oh, yeah I thought they were basically the same, one a quadro one a gtx. The 980m is usually 100 bucks cheaper on eb too. Yeah the first time I did the driver mod I was lost but the people on this website helped me through it, now it's a breeze to do can't believe it's so easy. Def would be nice to not have to do it though but I've done it on 3-4 different drivers and I don't plan on updating my drivers much unless I get some new big game so like every 3 months or so is enough I think.
     
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    Does anyone know which GPU outputs the signal to which ports for an external display please?

    For example, if I connect an external monitor to the laptop outputs VGA, HDMI or Displayport, does the VGA port hang off of the Intel GPU whereas HDMI and Displayport hang off of the Nvidia [in my case K5000M]?

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    Graphics switching on:
    Internal display and VGA are attached to Intel; HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI (on the ePort dock) are attached to NVIDIA.

    Graphics switching off:
    Everything is attached to NVIDIA.
     
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    Many thanks for the quick reply and happy new year! That helps a lot and saves some head scratching and buying a DisplayPort cable only to see the same result.

    ....I'm messing around with KVM on Ubuntu but am trying to use the Intel for the main OS and then pass the Nvidia directly through to a VM which results in odd behaviour and nothing on the external screen. So based on what you've said, everything points to the passthrough config and that something's amiss.

    Thanks again.

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  8. Pastor

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    On driver 351 which is the one Microsoft Update install, i noticed that the screen had some auto brightness adjustment... For example in white screen ajusted itself to no be very bright and in black it ajusted to bright a bit... it is something that on the 441 driver i haven't noticed, am i missing something or due to modded inf it changed?
     
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    This is the NVIDIA auto-contrast on battery issue which was introduced around driver version 325 and fixed around driver version 390.
     
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    So no more auto adjustment anymore I guess?
     
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