Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

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  1. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    Just got back from a holiday, and ran Fire Strike and Time Spy. The average frequency was around 1.3 GHz, fluctuating between 1.26 and 1.36 GHz, generally.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    I see. That explains the performance delta from the mobile RTX 2060, which typically boosts in the 1400-1500MHz range under full load.
     
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    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    Another problem is that I was expecting the GPU to have 2304 cores, as NVIDIA's spec sheet suggested, but I only have 1920.

    Dell might've played something here.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Undisclosed Max-Q shenanigans again? I can’t think of a reason why it would boost lower than the mobile 2060 if it has the same core config and power limit. When you checked using the TDP Tweaker, was 80W the target or the limit?
     
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    According to everywhere (read: NotebookCheck and TechPowerUp), the RTX 3000MQ also should have 2304 cores.
    Target = limit = 80 W:
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    I have complete details in this post.
     
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    John Carlson Notebook Consultant

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    Have you guys tried AMD WX 4130 DDR5 2GB MXM card on M4800?
    This card now sells for only $100. It works with newer Dell Precision...
    I'm curious if it will work with old M4800.
     
  7. sicily428

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    This is old news. But I'd like to add the p170hm to the list. Several years ago I upgraded my p170hm with the Radeon HD 6990M to a Radeon HD 7970M, using the old 6990M heatsink.

    I wasn't sure that the 6990M heatsink could take the TDP of the 7990M so I down-flashed the card's firmware to max out GPU clock and frequency to the same level as the 6990M for longevity. Worked great for 2 years at least before it was sold.
     
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    It will work. Several of us have posted our success in upgrading to the WX4150, which is a respectable upgrade over the WX4130 and roughly equivalent to a 960M in performance. The WX4130 is just a newer gen M5100, so if you already have that you won't see much if any performance increase. If you have the K1100M or 2100M and are strapped for cash, just grab an M5100 for $50-$60.

    If you can swing the extra cash, go for the 4150. There's a reputable seller with some Dell pulls for $180 right now. Just be aware that you will need a shim to fill the gap between the die and heatsink, as the die is physically lower than the older AMD/nVidia cards.
     
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