Has anyone tried the Tesla M6 MXM

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Damin, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Could be, though what outputs are actually working on the system?
     
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    You would need to get that mode switch done, that's assuming the card was made with outputs on it. Maybe via RDP?
     
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    HI! But most of the mxm gpus are made without outputs.
     
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    Well this is it, you can't enable what is not there.
     
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    I mean that most of the mxm gpus don't have outputs. For example 8970m doesn't have outputs but works well in any Alienware.
     
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    It does have outputs just not with an HDMI port on the card itself, the signals are still going out on the MXM connector and are wired for that.
     
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    Keep Guessing Notebook Enthusiast

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    Installing the Tesla M6 into the Dell Precision Series (M6700-6800), Updating and working in switchable graphics mode on Windows 10.

    I've noticed this particular curiosity across a few boards, so I thought I'd enroll and do a little testing with my M6, on the Precision 6800. This was a upgrade for me, on a budget, from a fantastic little Firepro 6100M, which a lot of people are curious about. If someone needs a guide regarding the Firepro 6100M with switchable working and updated, let me know. luckily they are a fair bit easier to install and get updated with switchable graphics enabled.

    With a entire day of trial and error, and attempting to make a layman workaround that's easy to follow, I can report back back that I have the Tesla M6 working, correctly updated, and with both switchable graphics, and with the option of being in either compute, or graphics mode.

    We'll need a few small, free programs or similar, easily found on google (NVCleanstall, DD Uninstaller, and IObit Driver Updater)

    1) Grab the "Support Assist" from Dell's home site, under drivers, for your model (M6600-6800), install. (Small, helps identify your actual make, and exact components)
    2) Run Support Assist, and install your official Dell drivers, main focus here are chipset/wmi and Intel HD 4600 drivers. (Will correctly handle graphics, while we install the Tesla M6)
    4) Let's check out Windows Update, and grab any optional updates for identified components you might need.
    3) Run DD Uninstaller, and completely remove whatever GPU your model has, that your wanting to replace, and shutdown. (NVIDIA, AMD, We want to leave the updated INTEL drivers)
    4) Battery out, laptop apart, install your new graphics card. (The Tesla's form factor fit's the original NVIDIA heatsink well enough, I do suggest adjust thermal pad thicknesses) (0.5/1.0/1.5mm)
    5) Cranking up the laptop, and back into Windows 10, device driver should now should our 4600 HD GPU, as well now as "Standard Microsoft Display Adapter". (Normal, no worries)
    6) Now, because later we'll need part of the components, let's crank up IOBit driver updater, and mainly focus on updating the display adapter, as well as any others you want. (One from "2015")
    7) Reboot. Now heading into Device Manager, should show our updated Intel 4600 drivers, as well as.....wait for it......Tesla M6! (Congrats, now a working, switchable, graphics/compute mode Tesla M6)

    This will safely, and fairly straightforwardly, get you installed and setup with the "old" Tesla driver, working, with switchable graphics via the NVIDIA panel, and both easily select-able compute/display modes!
    Now, moving forward to update this card, unfortunately, isn't as forward. I'll repost with correctly installing the newer driver updates.
     
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    At this point, we've got a working Tesla in Win10 on the M6800. Sadly, this is where things get a bit more problematic.

    Essentially, we have a GPU in laptop, that it was never intended to be inside. As such, NVIDIA had no need to include it in proper installer .inf's for laptops it wasn't officially supported in, and Windows update can't readily identify it and update. Luckily IOBit has an ancient one on their server. Unfortunately, it's the only one, and it's 5 years old :).

    1) Let's start by typing "gpedit.msc" in our search bar. In policy editor, find user configuration > administrative templates > system > driver installation > double click "code signing for device drivers".
    2) In the policy editor, code signing for device drivers, on the top left, click enabled. Below it, "When Windows detects a device driver without a signature", click ignore. Hit apply, and dip out like a boss.
    2) Now we need NVCleanstall that we got earlier in the first post. Let's install it, and run. It's also going to have no suggestions for driver updates, instead, let's click on manual download, show all.
    3) After a few moment's, it will update, and the line above it will say "Install best driver for my hardware". This is the option we want (DCH 460.89 in my case, yours too prob, mobile/64-bit). Click Next.
    4) NVCleanstall will now give you a list of broken down optionals in the driver package, the main ones being PhysX, Optimus, and the Graphic Driver. If you want to be safe, check all to include. Hit Next.
    5) Now, NVCleanstall will build the driver package with only the options you want (takes a minute, depending on size). In the next field, enable "install NVIDIA Control Panel" and "Add Hardware Support".
    ---NVCleanstall will now NVIDIA app, on top of, ours already installed from IOBit, actually enabling original options from Tesla (graphics and compute mode), while enabling the new driver ones as well.
    6) With hardware support enabled, click on template, and scroll to Quadro M5000M, and click/enable it. On the "ID" line, fill in our 4 digit HWID number (13F3), and new device name below (Tesla M6).
    ---Quite a few listings of Quadro M5000M will be located in the installer, no worries, these are just different PC brands (Acer/HP/Dell). NVCleanstall will now replace our Tesla Identifier number with the ---aforementioned, which the NVIDIA driver installer can now recognize, and proceed to installing correctly.
    7) The build process can be quite lengthy. After completed, Click "Show in Folder", and copy your new, custom Telsa M6 drivers to a safe spot, or, adversely you can begin installation.

    ***Now you should have a updated, Tesla M6 with 2020 drives, and legacy graphic options (compute/graphics), as well as all the 3D settings available inside the NVIDIA control panel***
     
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    Happy New Years you guys, and apologies for busting in the Clevo thread. Sadly, I only noticed this earlier today in the middle of playtesting/stress-testing the Tesla M6. I've moved the top over to Dell, and in the Precision Categories, but feel free to shoot me a message regarding them if needed. Unfortunately, due to where I stay (Dauphin Island, AL), we have rather poor connection speeds on this island, and I'm unable without waiting a day, to upload the prepped and cleaned 500+mb Tesla prepped driver install package for the latest release (however, should be useful on modding any .inf files needed for Clevo)! Hope it helps, as I've seen this asked in quite a few forums, and decided to register to help on the topic.
     
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