Has anyone tried the Tesla M6 MXM

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  1. Maxware79

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    I've tried the Tesla in two AW17's now and they won't recongise it. The thought is that the Tesla is missing a vBIOS chip. I believe the compatible systems may have had this chip on the motherboard. I just need to run NVFlash to see if it can see the card. It doesn't look good though.
    It's also possible that the Tesla I received is dead.
     
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    I played around with the card again last night and it definitely has a vBIOS chip. I found a Tesla M6 vBIOS on TPU but NVFlash couldn't detect a display adapter. The card was warming up though.

    I'm starting to believe that the card I received is defective but without a known compatible machine to test it on it's hard to know for sure. I'm going to pull my M18x apart and try it in the secondary MXM slot.
     
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    That will be an interesting test.
     
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    Any news?
     
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    I sent the card back to the eBay seller and I'm awaiting my refund. He has since reduced the price of the card down to $75USD and changed the description on the listing. It doesn't look like it will work.

    I did throw it in the secondary slot in my M18x with the 1070 in the primary and it just boots to a black screen.
     
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    Sounds like a picky card then.
     
  7. Maxware79

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    Very specialised card for the HP blade server. Cost me about $20 in return shipping to the US to test it, just as long as I get my full purchase price refund.
     
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    I have not tried the M6, but the K40X (Seen on eBay recently) blew out my test rig, they push 12v out on the DDC line someplace, blew out both EDID chips (or whatever they are) on each DP output, and the EDID chip on the VGA line, and melted a pin on the K40X itsself.

    Strongly not recommended. Pinout even looked the same - Data pins where data pins should be, grounds where ground should be... But now I have a dead Tesla and a dead MXM riser.
     
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    MXM makes sense for a high density environment to be fair.
     
  10. Maxware79

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    It could also need a vBIOS flash but you'd need a programmer as it either doesn't show up in the 17 or causes black screen in the M18x.

    There is a guy on eBay who seems to have got them working in Dell laptops but he didn't give me too much info on how to do it.

    EDIT: He was selling them as having an M5000M but they were Tesla's (assuming with an M5000M vBIOS)
     
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