Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

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

  1. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    308
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Yeah using that. Had bad experience with Corsair brand with M6700, their 1866 is not working and i have to go for Kingston. Donno what to do with the Corsair ram...
     
  2. epsilon72

    epsilon72 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Has anyone else tried the FirePro W7170M with their M6800? I bought one a few months back and the GPU fan never turned on after the card was installed, so I assumed that the GPU is just not compatible with this machine. I've been thinking, though - I got that W7170M for a ridiculously low price ($150), so maybe it was defective and the seller did not disclose this? Just wondering...
     
  3. RMSMajestic

    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    76
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Tried W7170m on M6700, no luck in fan control whatsoever
     
    epsilon72 likes this.
  4. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    A friend just gave to me a used GTX 970M without bracket and cooling pads.
    Just trying to figure out how to provide proper cooling to the card,I need your help to get a reliable source to buy some cooling pads from.
    I need guidance with specifics in both brand and thickness.(Got also an M6800 K6D33 cooling HS that comes with pads already attached).
    Is it doable to attach just the K6D33 adapter over the card and forget to add extra cooling pads?.
    What about the X-Bracket?.What is the DELL P/N?

    Thanks .
     
  5. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    As far as I know to help others I found out three different sources for the GTX 970M.

    1-From Dell.It was fitted in some alienwares.

    2-Clevo

    3-MSI.
    Mine is an MSI MS-1W051 Rev 1.1.No X bracket and no cooling pads.
    Will the Dell X bracket fit properly?.Cheers
     
  6. ijozic

    ijozic Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    113
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Physically, they were all pretty much the same IIRC, but you have to mount the Dell X-bracket so the heatsink screws will fit. You do have to add some thermal pads to cover the big inverter chips and the smaller chips between them, as well as the line of smaller cheaps on the top edge.

    Don't remember the exact thickness for various parts as I used my existing pads from the K4000M as a reference, best to get some compressible ones (e.g. Arctic Cooling or maybe Gelid) of 1 mm and perhaps also of 1,5 mm. You'll have to double the pads at some parts I think.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
  7. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Thanks for the info.I am not familiar with the pads.Are they ok if I need to double them?
     
  8. ijozic

    ijozic Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    113
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Yes, they are, especially the softer ones.
     
  9. 84Lion

    84Lion Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    16
    With the 1866 MHz one is limited to 16GB - at least that was my understanding when I bought my M6800. Is that also true for the 2133 MHz?
     
  10. DynamiteZerg

    DynamiteZerg Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    27
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I'm running 32GB on the 2133MHz Kingston in my M6800.
     
    heinz2017 and alexhawker like this.
Loading...

Share This Page