Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

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

  1. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    Interesting, there are plenty of reports here of Alienware machines running the GeForce 1070 with only minor hassle (example one, two). I wonder if the issue is specific to the Quadro/P5000 vBIOS somehow?
     
  2. vwrafi

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    If anybody is still interested, this is the info that I've got from epsilon72:

    " Sorry it took a while to get back to you. I'm not sure about the M3000M, but if it is anything like the 980M (or the AMD w7170m that I tried), you will have to cut part of the copper heatsink off in order for it to fit on the card. The yellow rectangles in the attached image show approximately where I had to cut mine. If you have cut metal with a dremel before it shouldn't be too hard. "

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    " Sure, just mention those cuts were made for the w7170m. The other user I got it from only had to make the top cuts for his 980m. "

    and the picture:
     

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  3. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    No no, cutting the heatsink is not recommended. Just buy the heatsink without the extrusion, i showed that in previous page. I myself having one of that heatsink. The photo u showed is common type. M6800 Nvidia heatsink has 2 designs with exactly same model number K6D33
     
  4. vwrafi

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    If you do not have any Nvidia heatsink, than buy the proper one, like you said.

    But if you do have an Kx100M Nvidia heatsink, than you can mod it to save the money.
     
  5. ijozic

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    Are you getting the card back then? Please post the ES BIOS when you get it if it works.
     
  6. iieeann

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    Ok, arrive earliest by next Wednesday. I really hope that it will work...
     
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    We all do ;)
     
  8. DynamiteZerg

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    Hear hear!
     
  9. iieeann

    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    Bad news... The P5000 still refused to work with ES vbios :(.
    I tried downgrade M6800 bios to A09 or earlier but blocked due to unsupported downgrade. Lowest allowed is A11.
    Seems like no go for Pascal on M6800...
     
  10. DynamiteZerg

    DynamiteZerg Notebook Evangelist

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    Maybe try contacting Dell Support in their forums and see their response?
     
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