By Suraj Subedi
I purchased a new HP Quadro K3100m from Ebay.
The HP 8770w laptop I had is running with quadcore 3rd gen i7 processor and AMD Firepro M4000 graphics; with dual boot windows 10 and windows 7.
I also bought a new heat sink, and thermal paste (Coolermaster) and thermal pads (GC Extreme) to use with the K3100.
With the card installed, the laptop screen was blank but display was supported through the DP port, i checked it.
Used Nvflash (dos version) to create a backup of the existing vbios.
Then, flashed a dell vbios for k3100m with nvflash dos version, (using command:- nvflash -6 name.rom) and restarted. The display was only present in the laptop screen nos (not in DP port anymore); logged into windows 10, then installed Nvidia driver from the nvidia site - Optimal driver for enterprise for K3100m, installed it and re-started the machine. I got multiple flickering desktops (9-12) in the laptop screen.
I restarted with windows 7, and removed amd driver and installed nvidia driver, got similar screen upon restart.
After that I flashed the k3100m with another HP vbios, Since then, the laptop opens but black screen both in laptop screen as well as in DP port. I have not tried the VGA cable though since I do not have it.
Can anybody guide me now
1. to blind flash the original backup HP vbios to the card?
2. a suitable vbios file to flash afterwards to make the new quadro k3100m to wok in my 8770w.
I have attached the backup rom and two vbios rom used in my case.
Would really like some help with this.
I Have a HP 8770W Elitebook Workstation.
its powered by an Intel Core i7-3630QM, 32GB RAM and an Nvidia Quadro K4000M.
the Quadro's stock clock is 600 MHz- Core/ 700 MHz- Memory.
its currently overclocked 736 MHz (+135 MHz)- Core/ 1050 MHz (+750 MHz)/ 1100 MHz (+800 MHz)- Memory.
The GPU temps stay fairly decent in summer ( between 70-75 Degrees Celsius) while loaded and CPU around 5 degrees higher. In winter the drop to the mid/high 60's so i believe there is still some space there to push it a bit harder.
The problem is nor Nvidia Inspector nor MSI Afterburner allow me to overclock the core over 135 MHz, the memory i know is maxed out because anything over just bugs out.
Is there anything i can do that would allow me to go over that threshold of 135 MHz.
I got a single pcs of latest Pascal architecture Quadro P5000 based on GTX1070
Main difference is It has 16GB of VRAM.
As you can see, It is MXM3.0 B type board
few more detail pictures for P5000
Compare with My GTX980M
Size is same and has similar layouts too.
Fit perfects with my M17X R4
I did upgrade my Heatsink with 3rows for CPU and 6rows for GPU for keep it cool.
Here is What Bios shows up.
I got Win10 64bit with EFI boots.
I tried with Single PEG but failed.
Seems Pascal only support eDP signal for screen.
I guess If I change to 3D screen, might works for Single PEG use. Update me If anybody has tips for this.
Here is How it shows out in Windows 10
As there is no official driver for P5000 for laptop's yet, most of information not shows out correct specs.
But as you cans see it has 16GB VRAM and 2048 shader units.
This is 3DMark Fire strikes for P5000
check for more details with this links : http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11422803
I did some of tests and decide to wait official driver come out from vendor's or nVIDIA.
It's not working 100% performance yet, but still can feel how powerful Graphics card it is.
I have a m6600 laptop with i7-2760qm, 8gb ram and a firepro m8900 gfx. I'm looking for a good gfx upgrade for better gaming performance (especially fallout 4). I've locked down on two candidates: FIrepro M6100 and Quadro k4000m. Here's the ebay links for both. The seller assured me that the cards will be compatible with my laptop.
I would like to hear some great advices from all you pros, especially if you have hands on experience on either cards in your m6600 lappy:
1. I wonder if m6100 would be an easier option for my lappy since it's AMD product like my m8900
2. I wonder if I go k4000m do I need to change my x-bracket, rearrange thermal pads or even need to change the heatsink (sorry I haven't changed a laptop gfx before)
I'm in favor of k4000m since it has twice the video memory, more ROPs and TMUs which is great for gaming. M6100 may run a bit cooler and has more OC potential (it has 1050mhz gpu base clock vs 600 for K4000M). All in all, I'm choosing between an underclocked GTX 660 and a HD 7790, though I could bring the K4000M clock up a bit. But Nvidia cards are more optimized for gaming. What's your thought folks?
Of course if you have better options especially if there's anyone has upgraded to gaming cards like GTX 680M, HD 7970M or 760M, 765M, 675M, etc I'm eager to hear from you folks.
Thanks for your inputs!