M6800 Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by billxt95, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Do you have any pictures.?
     
  2. darkydark

    darkydark Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    143
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    41
    No I don't, will try to hot up Dell to check with them and will order both 1.5 and 2mm just for good measure and report back once I change them.

    Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
  3. bobmook

    bobmook Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Right now I have something I've struggled towards a very long time. I have the Lenovo for day to day use and gaming. I have the the M6700 for my more "professional" work which uses the P5000m as it was actually intended, I have the 8760w for Logic Pro X which I absolutely can't do without and I have a rock solid spare unit in case any of the previously mentioned machines lie down on me. Aaron44126 Triturbo and others too numerous to mention were a tremendous help to me as I struggled to put all this together without spending a small fortune I don't have. These forums have been a godsend. I try and use what I feel are quality machines made by reputable manufacturers and save monies at the same time.........
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
  4. darkydark

    darkydark Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    143
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    41
    TL;DR version

    You have holy trinity :)

    Sent from my AGS-W09 using Tapatalk
     
  5. epsilon72

    epsilon72 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I’m amazed at how well this machine has held up over the years, other than the display quality not being so great. I’m trying out a 7740 right now and i’m surprised at how flimsy the keyboard deck feels compared to the m6800, and how many other bugs and issues the newer machine has out of the box. My m6800 has been rock solid. I’m going to return the new machine, buy a new 240w adapter to replace my failing one, and just keep on using this machine for a while longer and hope for a worthy replacement somewhere down the line...
     
    supermoth likes this.
  6. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    31
    I am on the same boat with my 7730.The M6800 is a rock solid machine with great performance,plenty of spares and still a long life to go.
     
  7. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    10
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Does anybody know if there is any chance to change the M6800 fans for better ones with less noise and better performance?
     
  8. epsilon72

    epsilon72 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I changed my GPU fan for the M6700's GPU fan a few years ago, I think performance is about the same but noise is slightly less, especially when the fan first spins up. It requires changing the fan connector and cutting part of the fan casing because it isn't an exact fit. If noise is a huge deal to you and you don't mind tinkering with things you might want to try it, otherwise it's a lot of effort for an okay, but not huge, improvement.
     
  9. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    774
    Messages:
    4,443
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    Trophy Points:
    231
  10. surfinkin

    surfinkin Notebook Guru

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Dear M6800 owners,
    I have this strange problem with my M6800 running i7 4810mq / 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600cl9 / Quadro M5000M / Windows 10 Pro / 240W power supply. The issue is when the gpu is under 100% load (AAA gaming or heaven 4.0 at extreme preset for example), after 10 minutes or so, the cpu starts to throttle. I was initially thinking that probably the motherboard isn't able to deliver all the juice to the gpu so the cpu is trottling(not immediately but after 10-20 minutes approx.) to as low as 1.2ghz or even less. I have done the repasting with AS 5 and the temps are totally under control for both GPU and CPU. If I stop the load / game, within the next few minutes the core frequency is regained back to its turbo levels.
    I have attached a (file).csv of HWinfo64 logging that captures the above behaviour.

    My doubt - there are people that installed 1070n in this workstation in this forum and I remember that the 1070n is power capped at 120W TDP while this M5000M is TDP capped at 100W. This 100w limit is hard locked as adjusting this via vbios editor in the power tuning page doesn't alter it. I have confirmed it via gpu z info. However, if a 120W is okay to use under 100% load why not this 100W card? Why is it pulling down the cpu frequency? Is dell motherboard intelligently thinking that 'since the card is pegged at 100%, let me reduce cpu freq. to (do what exactly)?'

    Can someone please help me with this?
     

    Attached Files:

    • m.zip
      File size:
      56 KB
      Views:
      12
Loading...

Share This Page