M17xR5 with Quadro P4000M

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  1. MrMogwai

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    Hello.

    As stated in the thread title, I've got an M17xR5 (2014) with stock parts, the GPU is currently a GTX 765M, and I've got my eyes on a dirt cheap P4000 Mobile. The question is, will it work? Are there any hiccups with that config?
     
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    Quite a few gpu's work under SG mode, not sure how it will react in peg mode though.
     
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    120HZ or 60HZ?
    I'd assume it'd "work" in both configs, but as to driver mods I'd have no clue.
     
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    I'm interesting in your upgrade as well.
     
  5. MrMogwai

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    Will keep you posted, the card arrives today/tomorrow, after Win10 upgrade (it's Win7 right now, and all the necessary tweaks (BIOS and so on) I will attempt to get it to run.

    As far as I know this is the 60Hz 900p screen.

    Wish me luck ;)
     
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    It will not work in PEG, only SG/Optimus.
     
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    Ok, quite a pickle here, I've spent last couple of hours switching back and forth between different video cards and I can't get it to run anything but the default GTX 765M. Tried Quadro M4000M, Firepro M6100, both of them worked in my M15x, but here I only get eight beeps. I've got different thermopad layouts for both, that's why it was so painstakinly long. Don't have the P4000M yet. The BIOS is updated to A16, maybe that's the problem? Can anyone guide me to any other compatible BIOS that can support it? I didn't want to brick it with a newer one that may not be supported.
     
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    M6100 only works under SG mode
     
  9. MrMogwai

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    Ok. Then what am I missing? How do I switch between PEG and SG? Everyone says it's from the bios level but I don't seem to have that option.

    EDIT: managed that, I've read about enabling SG in bios, but in Win10 I could only switch via the Fn+F5 option.

    EDIT2: Does anybony know the code for M17xR5 to modify the driver?
     
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    Doesn't matter if it's win10 or not but pascal does seem to prevent sbios access.
     
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