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Nvidia Tesla M6 In Clevo Laptops


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Hopefully this is the right place for this so here goes. I am trying to get a Nvidia tesla m6 working in at least one of my laptops. I have tested it in both a p150hm and a p570wm, it is not working in either. It is currently installed in the secong gpu slot in the p570wm and is detected by device manager. However when I attempt to install a driver (m5000m modified with nvcleaninstall to work with the m6) with the add hardware and id of 13f3, I get code 43. I have tried using two different vbios from the techpowerup archive, neither of them have worked either. There is still no output, I have read on notebookreview that someone got a m6 working in a p150hm. The card is a HPE card. I am starting to wonder if the card is defective or if an hpe card will not work or if something else is going on. If anyone knows what I could do to get it working or determine if the card is broken, any help would be greatly appreciated!

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From what I know, those cards are GPU accelerators and they were never meant to have an video output. I do not think a vbios will help in that regard because the video output is physically not connected. 

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2 hours ago, TrooperN said:

Other people were able to get this card working in theirs, here is the thread on the Wayback Machine:

Has anyone tried the Tesla M6 MXM - Page 6

 

are u on the same Bios and EC as that user who managed to get it working on the P150HM?

 

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So, I did some more experimenting, I had ordered a Quadro FX2800m as a cheap card to verify that my laptops mxm was working. That card was also an HPE blade card (important). I originaly thought that card was also a dead card with no display output. I then ordered another FX2800m that was working with the display, so I dumped the bios from that card and flashed it onto the HPE card and I now have two working cards. What I think is happening is that HPE cards have a special bios that has display outputs disabled. Now to find a non-HPE Tesla M6 bios...

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AFAIK, Tesla cards will only work in a laptop if the system has graphics switching / NVIDIA Optimus so that there is an Intel iGPU driving the display(s).  You can use the Tesla card for rendering in this case, and it will work about as well as a GeForce 980M or Quadro M5000M.  (I've never heard of someone successfully activating the direct display output, but who knows, you can pretty easily flash the vBIOS on these guys.)

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