Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

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

  1. TPGRENIER

    TPGRENIER Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the answer. I really searched through this whole topic but did not find vBIOS for Quadro P3000. Would you know where I find this one? I have a Precision 7720 on hand to make this update before using on 6800.
     
  2. Aaron44126

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    Here it is.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/207406/207406
     
  3. Mak8

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    Can anyone point me to the vBIOS editor which will work for P3000 bios?
     
  4. bobmook

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    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?
     
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    TheQuentincc Notebook Evangelist

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    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
     
  6. supermoth

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    I just posted that info with pictures in the M6800’s owners thread.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2019
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    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?
     
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    Never mind about my questions because I just discovered a method that costs only $12 to flash bios and is 100% sure.
     
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  9. Tay Caldwell

    Tay Caldwell Newbie

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    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
     
  10. Aaron44126

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    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.)
     
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