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Does anyone here have a ZBook 17 G5/G6 and tried different MXM cards? Like Maxwell and Pascal


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Hello, guys. I'm willing to pick up either a ZBook 17 G5 or a ZBook 17 G6 as they were the last notebooks released with MXM support, but I couldn't find anything about upgrading or downgrading their graphics card. About the ZBook 17 G5, I would like to put a GTX 1070 on it, has anyone tested it? I think it would work since originally the G5 came with Pascal GPUs, but I'm afraid of having some type of whitelist in the BIOS. And about the ZBook 17 G6, has anyone tested if GPUs from older architectures work? Like Pascal and Maxwell 2.0

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On 8/15/2023 at 11:12 AM, Reciever said:

HP tends to have the vBIOS stored in the system BIOS, versus the more common scenario of the vBIOS being present on the MXM card itself. 


Not sure if the System BIOS can be modified to accept "non-standard cards" or not

I was able to put a HP RTX 4000 in my Dell Alienware m18x r2. It worked fine till I flashed the vBios and bricked it. Unfortunatly I lost the original vBios and reflashed it with another, got it to work but it died shortly after trying many Nvidia drivers. As for putting a standard MXM card the die is offset so they might not fit in the HP

Clevo P870DM3-G i9-9900k-32.0GB 2667mhz-GTX 1080 SLI

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-32GB DDR3-1600 RTX 3000 

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 32GB DDR3-1600 P4000

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 20GB DDR3-1600 GTX 680M 120hz 3D

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM - 16.0GB DDR3 - GTX 970M 
Precision m4700 i7-3610QM-8.00GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz-K2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4(Gave to my Wife)


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