Quadro M4000M testing

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  1. deadsmiley

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    Well, it doesn't like going that fast in 3DM11 as it doesn't complete the run, even at 1.200v. It runs faster in Firestrike and completes the benchmark, so I would say it's not that stable at the moment.

    Right now the M4000M does not like the M15x with the vBIOS that is currently in it as it will not post. @Prema has sent me a new vBIOS early this morning to try and fix the no post situation. I should be able to test it tonight. :D

    Fastest speed I was able to hit was 1462MHz in Firestrike. The card pulled 170w at that speed and hit 83c (if memory serves me...) I know it sounds very cool, but it IS running very cool. This is in the M17x R4 mind you, not the M15x.
     
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    Oh that is a shame! Still iam sure Prema will work some extra magic and get it to work! 170w sounds like alot though! M15x wouldnt be able to handle that.



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    That was just the peak. It didn't stay there. Before the VBIOS mod it could not exceed 75w.

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    Traveling the rest of this week so I will have to pick this up later.

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    Hey deadsmiley any updates on this and comparisons to make between this card and the 970M? I need a final card for my M15x and don't know what to get...final upgrade I guess...
     
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    I like the M4000M in the M17x R4. I also like it in the M15x, however there are some trade offs.

    Pros for the Quadro M4000M

    * Wider memory bus (192 vs. 256 bit) means that memory overclocking doesn't do much. This allows more power for other things.
    * It runs very cool at stock speeds in the M15x.
    * It runs very cool overclocked to 1462MHz at 170w in the M17x R4.
    * It runs at full clocks (no throttling) with the stock VBIOS as long as it does not hit the power limit of 75w.


    Cons for Quadro M4000M

    * Once Prema started modding the VBIOS the M15x would no long post with that card installed. This is when I moved to the M17x R4 for testing and it works very well with the superior cooling in that machine.
    * The first card I bought is an HP card. Prema tells me it's a funky VBIOS to work with.
    * I THINK my second card is from Dell. I am not certain of this.
    * I tried restoring the original VBIOS to the M15x and it still would not post in the M15x. It worked fine in the M17x R4.
    * I bought a second M4000M for additional testing. I was thinking that may I juked up the VBIOS when I saved it from GPU-Z instead of using nvflash. This second card I used nvflash and will try to restore the VBIOS from the second card into the first. I will update this thread when that happens.

    So I have no idea how well the M4000M works in the M15x. I wish I did because I think with 4GB RAM it will run cooler and faster than the 970M. However this is just a guess. I am currently using the second card in my M15x with the 940XM and it runs pretty good.

    At this point I cannot recommend the M4000M for the M15x unless you can get it for a really cheap price.

    Stick with the 970M as I haven't had any issues with it and it will run pretty darn good with an unlocked VBIOS.
     
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    Dude...what? You got the M4000M working in the M17x R2???
     
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    Sorry that is a typo.

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    Dammit, I was really excited there for a second. :(
     
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    Be aware that the M400M does not have an SLI connector.

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