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MitjaStachowiak

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    Enduro enabled VBIOS/Driver for FirePro M4000

    Hello, I am currently running an AMD FirePro M4000 in a P150EM. I used this GPU simply to boot this laptop, but it was great, if i could really use it. The BIOS does not recognize this GPU, Windows shows standard VGA, the driver setup of AMD does not find the card. Is there a trick to install the driver i.e. by modifying some inf-files? Do you know, if enduro works on all GPUs, if the driver is installed? I know, my Nvidia K5000M did never turn off in this laptop and I could not find an optimus V-BIOS.
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    [HARDWARE MOD] W110ER water cooling

    Why not use transformator oil instead of water? With oil, there will be no problem with electical conductivity and the thermal capacity of some oils is near of the water one's. But I think, to use a hard drive's motor is a bad idea. This motors are optimized for high rotations and low resistance. With water or oil in the hard drive, the motor will spin very slow and may shortcut the powersuply and the mainboard. You need a real pump or a compressor. And of course a current controller. There sould be suitable devices in the PC's water cooling assortment. I'd try to replace the laptop's fans and heatpipes completely with the fluid cooling. You can use the fan's curcuit points to measure the device's temperatures indirectly. Then you need a circuit, that takes it's power directly from the mainboard's power input/battery and transforms the measured (virtual) fan currents into the new pump and fan currents. I can help you with the current controller circuits.
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    [HARDWARE MOD] W110ER water cooling

    I think, this project can work fine. I tried some simpler cooling improofments and post the resultes on my homepage: mitjastachowiak.de/?/sonstiges/laptopbau/verbesserungderkuehlung.html (ok, it's in German...). I think, the heatpipes need a lot of space and a real fluid cooling can bring a lot of improofments. For example, one can use the laptop's case for cooling... I will try to add some passive cooling to my P150EM by building a connection of massive copper and thermal pads between the heatsinks and the lower case. Hope, this will be enough, to cool the laptop with absolutely no fan noise on idle.
  4. Hello, I've got a Dell Precision M6500, that is causing blackscreens. As I researched, this is a GPU-Problem. Deactivating automatic frequency scaling using the Powermizer tool, turns the blackscreens into freezescreens. After this, I can use Nvidia Inspector, to change the clock speeds - it seems, that not all clocks are affected. I first tried to replace thermal paste and cooling pads, which did not help (Quadro FX2800M). Then I bought a FX3800M, that got the same problem and tried heating it up to 120°C but no change, too. Regarding this information, I think an overvolted VBIOS might help. But I can't find any VBIOS for Quadro FX2800M or Quadro FX3800M. Do you know some? Or can anyone here modify the Voltage-Frequency-Table? I will post the FX3800M VBIOS soon. [Edit:] I post a complete workarround for this problem on my homepage: http://www.mitjastachowiak.de/?/sonstiges/laptopbau/blackscreen/
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    [POLL] 2016 and Beyond: What do YOU want?

    For ExpressCard slot, there exist so called HDMI capture cards. So please add ExpressCard. And focus on a laptop design, that stays constant for many years, to make all parts upgradable, even the mainboard. With such a fixed design, it made sense to invest a bit more in the case and the Foxconn employee's income... Why not building a laptop with two or three identical slots, that can be filled with akkus, dvd-drives, graphic cards, or what ever?
  6. Hello, I read a lot of forum threads about this topic but most of them are just confusing... On my P150EM ALL Displays are connected to the Intel HD Graphics. I can't use 120Hz; maybe via displayport... When I try to activate Nvidias 3D-Tvplay, it says something like "the primary graphiccard does not support 3D vision". BUT: The 120Hz are not nescessary for getting a 3D-Picture. It is also possible, to make a splitscreen and render the picture for the left eye on the left side and the one for thr right eye on the right side. 3D-example videos, you can download from the internet, use this techniqe, can be played by simply using VLC or WMP and the 3D-TV generates the correct fullscreen 3D-picture form that. Is there a trick to use 3D-Vision via Optimus or any tool, that brings 3D-applications (games) to render the Content in such a splitscreen?
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    [POLL] 2016 and Beyond: What do YOU want?

    Yes please^^ But with polyfilter instead of shutter ;-) For next Clevo P150-Laptop I want a BIOS with full HDD password support and the boot password must not be resettable via CMOS-Resett! Yes, it should use Optimus, but WITH multiplexing! And please add the following things: - Trackpoint - 4G/GPS-Modem - Expresscard - A switch to mute the microphone - The keyboard's backlight should turn off, if the screen turns off And please give the akku the same form like the DVD-drive and spend two identical slots, that can be filled with akkus, DVD-drives, harddisks or what ever. There sould be an option, to get the upper side of the case built of metal or ceramics. And it was nice, if the laptop can passively cool itself by heading waste heat into the table board. Maybe for usual work it is possible not to need the fan.
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    P150EM and GTX 580M

    Hmm, I tought, I already answered to this thread... Ok, I built in the card into the P150HM and it works, as expected, without any problems. But the temperature was a bit to high in my opinion (80°C). So i glued some copper wires on the cooling and got 72°C. See my laptop site for details: mitjastachowiak.de/sonstiges/laptopbau/verbesserungderkuehlung.html
  9. Hello, I have got a Clevo P150 laptop and I was wondering about how big the power supply is. The Clevo's 180W transformers are much more than twice as large as small 90W power supplies. So I asked my self: Isn't it possible to switch two 90W power supplies in parallel to get a small 180W power supply? So I did some research and found at last two 90W power supplies, that are small enough to put two of each in a laptop's DVD-mediabay. Those of you who can speak/read German, may read the detailed project description on my homepage: mitjastachowiak.de?projects/netzteil Maybe it is possible, that I can build a prototype during my bachelor-thesis. But before, I'd like to know, if I am the only one, who would like to have such a power supply or if it sold. The aim is, that if you are on the way and don't need your DVD-drive, you can just remove it and put the power supply into your laptop. So you just need to take one small cable with you to quickly connect to the grid, if a socked-outlet is near. So what is your opinion? Would you buy such a power supply? And if yes, for which price? I'm glad to read a lot of critiques
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    P150EM and GTX 580M

    Ok, thank you for reply. So the 580 is equivalent to the 675 and I need the 675 VBIOS for EM-Series Laptops? So in the P150HM it should work with 580M VBIOS...? I told my friend, he can bring me the laptop so I can replace the card. I will post the results ;-)
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    P150EM and GTX 580M

    Hello, I bought a GTX 580M for a P150HM, that I sold to a friend. Now I'm testing it with my P150EM. The 580M came with Alienware VBIOS. I modified the nvdmi, to install the driver and yes, it works, but: I think, I don't have the full power. Windows Experience Index only shows 6.6; if I run Assassin's Creed IV, I have verry low FPS, Nvidia Inspecor says the temperature is just 48°C and the system's power consumption is only 110W. And Nvidia's system panel crashes... I flashed a clevo VBIOS (VGA Bios Collection: Clevo GTX 580M 2048 MB | techPowerUp) on the card, but same results. Have anyone here ever used a 580M in a P150EM? Do you think, this problems will be solved in P150HM? What is your Windows Experience Index with GTX 580M? Thanks.
  12. I got the Quadro K5000, so the GDDR5 should support it... I'm not sure, which component controls the ECC. Is it the GPU it's self or the CPU? Because I think, mobile CPUs does not support ECC (ARK | Intel® Core). I'd need an Intel Xeon CPU therefore.
  13. Hello, when I try to enable ECC, I get the following message: "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI\nvidia-smi.exe" -e 1 ECC features not supported for GPU 0000:01:00.0. Treating as warning and moving on. All done. My Laptop: Clevo P150EM, Quadro K5000M, VBIOS: 80.04.33.00.35. I tought, this error might mean the Intel HD Graphics, because running nvidia-smi without specifying a special device-id will affect all gpus (don't know, if that means all gpus or all Nvidia gpus). But after restart, devicequery.exe still shows: CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) Detected 1 CUDA Capable device(s) Device 0: "Quadro K5000M" CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version 6.5 / 6.5 CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number: 3.0 Total amount of global memory: 4096 MBytes (4294967296 bytes) ( 7) Multiprocessors, (192) CUDA Cores/MP: 1344 CUDA Cores GPU Clock rate: 601 MHz (0.60 GHz) Memory Clock rate: 1500 Mhz Memory Bus Width: 256-bit L2 Cache Size: 524288 bytes Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z) 1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65536), 3D=(4096, 4096, 4096 ) Maximum Layered 1D Texture Size, (num) layers 1D=(16384), 2048 layers Maximum Layered 2D Texture Size, (num) layers 2D=(16384, 16384), 2048 layers Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes Total amount of shared memory per block: 49152 bytes Total number of registers available per block: 65536 Warp size: 32 Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor: 2048 Maximum number of threads per block: 1024 Max dimension size of a thread block (x,y,z): (1024, 1024, 64) Max dimension size of a grid size (x,y,z): (2147483647, 65535, 65535) Maximum memory pitch: 2147483647 bytes Texture alignment: 512 bytes Concurrent copy and kernel execution: Yes with 2 copy engine(s) Run time limit on kernels: Yes Integrated GPU sharing Host Memory: No Support host page-locked memory mapping: Yes Alignment requirement for Surfaces: Yes Device has ECC support: Disabled CUDA Device Driver Mode (TCC or WDDM): WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) Device supports Unified Addressing (UVA): Yes Device PCI Bus ID / PCI location ID: 1 / 0 Compute Mode: < Default (multiple host threads can use ::cudaSetDevice() with device simultaneously) > deviceQuery, CUDA Driver = CUDART, CUDA Driver Version = 6.5, CUDA Runtime Version = 6.5, NumDevs = 1, Device0 = Quadro K5000M Result = PASS I think, with my current VBIOS, ECC will not work. Does anyone here get it work?
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    Quadro card for gaming

    The Problem is: It IS there! P150EM cannot disable Optimus, so I have all the disadvantages without lower powerconsumption :-( P150HM needed 25-30W on idle, P150EM 35-40W (Same GPU), because the Intel GPU is now consuming power, too. If I had a OP-enabled VBIOS, I could at least have the 17W idle power as a benefit... I can see 3 pros in Optimus: - lower Power on idle (what means no fan noise from the GPU, too) - support of Wireless Display (OK, I consider WiDi as unsecure and have never seen a display, that supports it) - no need of blind-flashing GPUs, because Optimus-Systems will boot and supply the screen even with wrong VBIOS ( - finally the livetime of the expensive GPU may increase a little bit if it is off, most of time) But there are a lot of cons: - IF the Nvidia GPU is on, the System needs 10-20W MORE power (My problem...) - Maximum screen resolution and color depth are limited - No support of 120Hz/3D TVplay (Intel says the IHD-graphics got their own 3D-technology (InTru), but I could never get it work) - IHD-graphics can just handle two Displays (Maybe newer IHDs can handle more... I'm not sure) - FPS-Bugs when some programs use the Nvidia GPU and some other don't or if the IHD-Chip is decoding Videos - No possibility, to let a program running on the Nvidia GPU if the power supply is attached and on the IHD, if the laptop runs on akku - The OS have to load both drivers on startup If I forgot something, please complete it. In fact I got all the cons with my current VBIOS but no of the real pros.
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    Quadro card for gaming

    Hello, does anyone here use the K5000M in a Clevo P150EM? I have a (I think) Dell Precision M6700 VBIOS on it (Version 80.04.33.00.35) and I have one problem: Optimus does not work. The GPU doesn't turn off on idle, so I have to "suffer" all the disadvantages of Optimus without having lower powerconsumption... I think, my VBIOS is Optimus-disabled, because I used it in P150HM before. So which VBIOS works best for P150EM? Thanks.
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