HP Elitebook 8570w GPU Upgrade options?

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  1. dkris2020

    dkris2020 Notebook Evangelist

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    I was wondering if, similar to the Dell M4700, if this laptop uses MXM type A GPUs, or does it use type B which would allow me to swap the gpu out with a different one?
     
  2. WARDOZER9

    WARDOZER9 Notebook Consultant

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    Bios Whitelist means no GPU upgrade other than what HP offers.

    If you want to upgrade GPU's you should have gotten an MSI or Clevo, not a business grade unit which is meant to remain stable which cannot be done if they have to worry about supporting every physically hardware compatible GPU out there so they restrict the compatible GPU's to a few so they can focus on proper bios/cooling.

    Abandon this futile search before you start getting angry at HP for not allowing you to upgrade your GPU on your mobile work station with a GPU meant for gaming which TBH is kinda lame.

    Want game? Get MSI/Clevo. Want stable mobile workstation performance? Get Dell Precision or HP Elitebook.
     
  3. repman244

    repman244 Notebook Geek

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    It uses the MXM A, so you could swap the GPU (if you plan to swap it for a gaming GPU it may not work - however there were some people who had no problems).


    What are you talking about? You can upgrade a GPU in a workstation - if you want to have a stable machine just upgrade it with a workstation GPU. If you don't care about stability you can try putting a gaming GPU in it...
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...1056-hp-elitebook-8760w-owners-lounge-72.html
     
  4. baii

    baii Sone

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    Type A can be swaped aswell, but the choice are limited. K2000M probably is the fastest atm.
     
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    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    Yes the GPU is upgradeable but only with those listed in the bios whitelist. Others will not work.

    Options for 8570w are (straight from the service manual):
    NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000M (NVIDIA N14P-Q3 2GB DDR3)
    NVIDIA Quadro K1000M (NVIDIA N14P-Q1 2GB DDR3)
    AMD FirePro™ M4000 (Chelsea XT GL 1GB GDDR5)

    And of those only the specific HP branded models will work. It is for the system stability like you said, only the certified parts will work. Unfortunately it removes the ability to upgrade with latest hardware. Figuring out the way around the whitelist would be great success... ;) I for one would be interested in it.
     
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