Has anyone tried the Tesla M6 MXM

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  1. cafeogu

    cafeogu Notebook Enthusiast

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    thanks for the work you've done. I tried to run tesla m6 on clevo p770zm, but could not. I tried BIOS firmware from gtx980m and from m5000m, but no success. Maybe you can help me. I am looking for a tesla m6 bios with graphic mode enabled.
    PS. The bios from tesla m6 is larger than the bios m5000m, maybe one half under compute mode, and the other under graphic mod. BIOS chips are also different, 256kB and 512kB. To flash the BIOS on the tesla m6, I had to solder the native bios chip and install the sop-8 chip.
     
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    Keep Guessing Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nice laptop! It give you the dreaded blank screen of death? Sure thing, as I'm curious myself and haven't yet tried installing the Tesla into my 8770w/8760w. I'll see if i can make some time this week to look at the BIOS packages and the drivers, maybe there is some magic to be worked there. I've had success as well with the GTX980, and 880, however did get the blank screen on attempting the Firepro 6100M (Also ofc, required a heat-sink replacement to accommodate type B, originally shipped the the Radeon 5950). I remember having some success getting it installed finally, with rewriting both the driver files, and force-installing it before actual physically installing the card. HP's are far more picky regarding whitelists though, than most I've played around with.

    Reminds me though, and weirdly, after pulling apart driver packages to make the guide for installing to the Precisions, all the updated and available official NVIDIA drivers for Tesla, actually did not have the graphics/compute option enabled. I found that a little weird, considering the 2015 drivers did by default, install that option. The Quadro line of drivers would have worked, however they too lacked the 3D options from the GTX line of cards. Long story short, I ended up modifying the GTX drivers, and installing them on top of the graphic/computer driver from 2015, basically enabling both the graphic/compute option, as well as all the 3D settings from the GTX line for the Tesla.
     
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    PhOeNiX_H Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm actually willing to buy Tesla M6 to test on my P150EM. I know I'll have a lot of issues to make it work, but for $99 and as powerful as a desktop 970? It's a bargain!

    In the worst case scenario, it will be an adventure.
     
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    Six months ago, I tried to put tesla m6 in hp 8740w, but there was no success. the bios on tesla was native. I have not tested it with other bios.
     
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    Keep Guessing Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good news there, getting a pretty solid base experience closer to the bare metal 1080 from mine atm, but haven't had time to test thoroughly, just fling a few games at it between work hours this week. Nothing I've thrown at it so far (Witcher 3, No Mans Sky, Borderlands 3, ect) has any issue playing smoothly at 30fps in the highest graphics mode selection. Quite the little beast for the buck!
     
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    That's pretty cool.
     
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    PhOeNiX_H Notebook Enthusiast

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    Tbh, I was kinda expecting more, but... with "highest" you mean, Ultra, hairworks activated (Witcher 3), 1080p and stuff? If so, ok, that is kinda impressive.

    You needed to change drivers, right? Which lines (and files) did you have to change? I know it's not going to be the same for clevos, but at least it could be a start.
     
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    Keep Guessing Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey all, reporting back in (apologies, tied up lately with work, and move to the UK)

    I'm happy to report, between 19 driver package files, and multiple reiterations between the maxwell 204 cards, I think I've narrowed down the most stable, best performing drivers setup for the M6 on Precision laptops. DCH, 460 line (as of 1/19/2021). In a nutshell, the DCH drives proved to cause MUCH less issue, however (and admittedly) there were major issues regarding windows 10, and pro edition on driver signature verification. After bypassing that, I'm happy to report back the following, through forceful install of the 460 drivers DCH (2020).

    Games tested : (Precision 6800, I7 M4712Q, 32GB ram, Tesla M6)
    Gaming benchmarks - with 30, and 1080p (basically, fluid game-play throughout)

    Witcher 3 = 45=70fps, highest settings
    Borderlands 3 = 55-70fps, highest settings
    Monter Hunter World, Iceboune =highest settings, 43fps-115fps
    City Skylines & all packs, highest settings= 51-91fps
    Batman Arkham City highest settings= 71-133fps
    Fallout 4 highest settings= 48-83fps
    Rebel Galaxy 2 highest settings, = 71-88fps
    No Mans Sky, highest settings, latest update = 46-81fps
    DQB2, highest settings, latest update = 89-181fps
    Skyrim LE highest settings = 49-115fps
    Red Dead Redemption 2, highest settings, = 26-106fps
    Assassin's creed "Black Flag, Origins", highest settings, = 49-201fps

    Saw you! Understood, you were thinking Cyberpunk 2077. Welp, sadly this card.....Just kidding, this card absolutely plays @ 30fps on the ultra settings, fluid and enjoyable.

    Highly suggested, for the model, to switch to. Apologies for being overburdened, but I'll get you a Clevo driver package that works, give me one week.
     
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    Further investigation : Dell M6600

    The 6600's work just fine with this setup, although admittedly, not the shortest answer. The answer was writing around the BIOS, basically tricking the system into supporting a actual card, vs. a written one. My 6600, is working without issue, pulling 30fps in ARK (The mother of all bad coding), on the 460 drivers. The edits were required, down to the NVNDMI.inf drivers, but supported it completely thereafter. However, a throwback, WHQL drivers were suspect, and non-viable toward the end. I've now tested my 6600, supporting output to a 1080p monitor, with minimal issue. I will investigate further regarding onboard CPU and DGPU, but as of now, has no issues.
     
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    Those are really good results! I'm impressed what you could do with a $99 laptop card.

    And thank you! I'll be waiting :)
     
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