Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by derei, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. bobmook

    bobmook Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I'm not sure I would put it in the 7720 first. The Bios flash is incredibly easy to do using a Linux Mint 18.1 usb disk and why open two machines when you just have to do one?
     
  2. TheQuentincc

    TheQuentincc Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    70
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    56
    I would like to know what is the real difference between AMD and NVIDIA heatsink for the M6800 ? they are like the same, might need thicker thermal pads but that's it, it even require less modification to handle maxwell and more recent card
     
  3. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    31
    I just posted that info with pictures in the M6800’s owners thread.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2019
  4. tk&d

    tk&d Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Hi, I want to flush an HP P5000 with Dell vbios using Linux as you did it.
    Could you please tell the following:
    For Step 1: where is the index number listed for the P5000?
    For Step 2: where will the old P5000 vbios be saved as a backup? Do I choose the folder where to save it?
     
  5. tk&d

    tk&d Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Never mind about my questions because I just discovered a method that costs only $12 to flash bios and is 100% sure.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
  6. Tay Caldwell

    Tay Caldwell Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Aaron,

    I have read your posts and greatly respect your dedication to the Dell Owners here including myself. I am currently on travel with a quasi gaming M6700, currently with a new GTX 970M 6Gb stock, i7-3720qm, 24GB 1600 mhz Kingston and a couple Samsung 860 EVO SSD's for steam/work.

    I handle the driver .inf update fine and it isn't an issue. I'm writing because I am about to upgrade to a a new vid card (my 6th for this workstation). I am purchasing a new Nvidia Maxwell 2.0 Tesla M6/8GB MXM 3.1b. I found adequate drivers to mod but need to know if this card supports g-sync? I am pretty sure g-sync is within the driver itself (newer drivers preferred). My new monitor is a freesync/adaptive-sync certified Dell, 2419HGF 24" Full HD, DP connect rated at 144hz though I have heard 120 hz is the max it will go. I can live with that for now.

    What do you know about g-sync support on Tesla M6 MXM 3.1?

    I'm here to help with other questions as well.

    The graphic card rotund so far is K3100M 2GB, K4000M 4GB, Firepro W7170M 4GB (sold, driver issue), Firepro S7100x 8GB (skipped, driver again), GTX 970M 6GB (current) adding Tesla M6 8GB, rated around 10% over a 980M 8GB and about even with a GTX 1060 Mobile 6GB.

    Back atcha.
    -T
     
  7. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    790
    Messages:
    4,694
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Trophy Points:
    231
    I've never tried to use a monitor with G-sync so I don't really know about this. I suspect that it would work (I think there is no cutoff on how "old" a card has to be to use G-sync as long as you can install new enough drivers for it?). However, from another user who tried to install a Tesla card in one of these workstations, I think he had issues like some of the video outputs not working that we were not able to resolve. (Kind of a strange use case for Tesla, as the card is indeed offered in MXM format but never in a laptop AFAIK.)
     
  8. Tay Caldwell

    Tay Caldwell Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Aaron,

    I concur about g-sync working via the drivers, which are new (late 2019) on the Tesla M6. While a blade or server card, it too is workstation geared and logic would tell us it does support what workstations usually support (Commons or Common Criteria). I believe the solution for non-working HDMI or peripherals could be former 'Nvidia Inspector" settings. I had it on with things such as annoying overlays and other in-game changes. Use the latest, read carefully, or just do a default setting 'reset' to it all and start from there. Display Port should work for TV output, however some HDMI nvidia drivers have to be installed and confirmed for HDMI or S/PDIF, then selected in Windows 10 for the audio out to work via HDMI cable. IT happens on Radeon cards as well.

    So, in short. Here's the 'Nvidia Inspector' link. Reset all or turn off that which is causing problems be it g-sync, overlays, sound, or hard selection of cable direction and usage. It has lots of config so it may take time.

    https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_inspector.html

    Have the user try that. Reset if without success, reboot, try again. It worked for me on a couple issues.
     
  9. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    540
    Messages:
    1,614
    Likes Received:
    751
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Supposedly Tesla cards are for compute only and dont have any working hardware that will give you video, be it either HDMI or DisplayPort..
    They are MXM all right, but made for high density compute, hence being used in blade servers, their reason to exist is that they support multiple instances of GPU virtualisation, aka, can be passed in chunks to various VM's so the VM's can use then to generate visualisation data that is then piped out of the server via TCP/IP, not via any usual video out like HDMI/DP.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/tesla-m6.c2818

    Be aware of that, because you might end up with a "brick" in your hands.

    Better off to just grab a 980m, its the same core, and you can OC it to near 1060 levels.
     
  10. Tay Caldwell

    Tay Caldwell Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I 'get that' but I know a bit about microprocessors, Sochis, Quorus, Agia, TSO, GMZ Core Final, WebCore, Pogi etc, etc and all over the Mazza and Universe I never ever seen a chip fabbed (or etched for that matter) from the same 'silicon' (bad word, it's hybrid elemental ah la hi-gate metal or plastique, or greenbo molecules) that wasn't from the same spec# build. Hi-Gate and Plastique are good through .000000003 microns maybe more...Moving on, I tell myself a Maxwell is a Maxwell is a Maxwell...how can't it be.

    Yes I want new Thomas System Optimize (TSO) out now with full assimilation of all code into V++ and new Xena (DirectX to those under a rock)...getting off topic so I will stop for now. When they arrive, and it will arrive, I'll send this whole thread forum a new package sochi with choice of eyepiece OS license.
     
Loading...

Share This Page