Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

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  1. DynamiteZerg

    DynamiteZerg Notebook Evangelist

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    Wow... fingers crossed for my system then! I hope it holds out until I have saved enough for a replacement...
     
  2. Andrew Malsbury

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    Well, ive officially read this entire thread looking for the solution for my dire problems. Heres a brief rundown,

    GTX970M is fully functional, BUT im stuck on driver version 353.82 from over 2 years ago, and Gears of war 4 doesnt like anything below 400.xx Ive tried adding "%NVIDIA_DEV.13D8.05CD.1028% = Section0092, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&SUBSYS_05CD1028" to my nvdmi . inf file. on several drivers and none work. on the 352.62 version It failed before completing, and on 46x.xx it says its not compatible with my OS and doesnt find compatible card. If theres any more information that im going to realize i forgot to add the second you ask about it, Ill have it handy.
     
  3. bobmook

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    Well purists may cringe but once I was having trouble doing the INF mod for a GTX 965m in an HP 8740w in the NVBLI.inf. What worked for me was to add the card (in the proper format) to the very bottom section and then in that slightly different format to every single OS specific section of the inf. After that I disabled driver signing at at boot and the drivers installed properly. I can't recall the exact version number but it was above 400 ....... edit I went ahead and did an edit to the nvdmi.inf file. If i can successfully attach it it "should* load for you and will install your card as the Quadro M4000m (Basically the same card as yours) and yield the same performance ..... you can download the file here

    This machine (If they ever get it back in stock, they claim it will be in three weeks) looks awfully good. TRACER III 17R XTREME. The P5000 is working fine again after a date with my toaster oven, but I realize I am on borrowed time with it.
     
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    Well, tried that INF on 390.65, 381.89, and 436.02. No luck. whatsoever. Im abaout to just go back to the ati card that came in it...
     
  5. bobmook

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    I have one last suggestion....something I've had work in a similar situation. Boot with driver signing disabled but don't start the Nvidia install. Go to device manager and choose update the card, choose have disk and work through that until you can select the modified inf you (if you use mine you'd choose M4000m once you get to the list of cards, with yours just GTX 970m of course) have created. Often even though the Nvidia installer can't do it you can get the driver installed that way. When there are multiple selections of the same card it's possible you get a crappy display...if it does that just repeat the process (going down the list) till you get a good display ........
     
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    Well Ive tried everything. Is there a possible fix by flashing a new rom?
     
  7. Andrew Malsbury

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    Ive always lurked on this forum but never made an account. Could someone dm dynamite zerg and see if he has any advice?
     
  8. bobmook

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    This connects to the text of a custom dispi.inf recommended for your card. This link goes to a page devotd to the GTX 970m upgrade in a M6800 which also discusses reflashing and the resources to do so. I sincerely hope that helps.
     
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    Thanks to your help. I finally got it. Thank you sm.
     
  10. bobmook

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    That what folk do on this forum, Aaron helped me in a similar way. I'm really happy it worked out. As a side note, I've found a firm (with a good reputation) that will reball my P5000 for a fraction of the replacement cost .......life am good :)
     
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