Jers6410 Posted May 5, 2022 Share Posted May 5, 2022 Hi everyone! I recently owned a Precision M6800, I'm really happy with this workstation and all the possibilities it has even now a days. This post here is to ask for some help... I want to upgrade this workstation to it's max capabilities. For the time I'm written this post the specs I have are the following: CPU: Intel Core i5-4200M GPU: AMD FirePro M6100 RAM: 8Gb (4x2) Crucial DDR3L-1600 DISPLAY: AU Optronics 1600x900 (LVDS) SSD: Crucial MX500 500Gb PSU: Flextronics GA240PE1-00 240W My future plans are upgrade everything as long as possible. I spent some time reading about that and learned that I can upgrade to a GTX 980M, an Intel I7 4940MX and up to 32 Gb RAM. Questions I have are this: Those 32 Gb RAM can be 1866 Mhz (8Gbx4)? or I have to stay with 32 Gb 1600? Also I read somewhere that actually a 2133 Mhz is possible but I wasn't able to find a single seller for this option... Is 4940MX really worth it? Or should I stay with... For example with a 4810MQ. I guess temps will not be a big problem cause I have Delta fans installed. I read somewhere in the web that BIOS unlock is possible but I was wondering if that is safe and if BIOS unlock will bring me some kind of advantage. PSU isn't the original one I know... Should I get the original Dell PSU? Is it worth to get the eDP MoBo? I would like to get a 1920x1080 display but not sure if I should stay LVDS or go straight for an eDP display by changing the MoBo. And this could sound a little crazy but I noticed JEDP port next to the LVDS one... Is it possible to solder an eDP input in that empty port? This workstation will used for both gaming and working on video editing. First thing I would like to try is unlocking the BIOS but not until being completely sure that by doing so I will be able to, for example overclock CPU, GPU and RAM if possible. The merely reason for unlock BIOS is actually to get control over fan speeds if possible but overclock something wouldn't be bad don't you think? From now I will really appreciate all of your help if you can spend some time here. Best regards to everyone. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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