Dell :: Precision M6300 Video Card Upgrade

Oct 15, 2007

if anyone has tried to put a 7950GTX from an M1710 into the Precision M6300. My boss wants me to order one for him but he wants to know if he can put in that card for gaming reasons.

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Dell Precision M6300 :: CPU Upgrade To Intel X9100

Dec 16, 2012

Upgrade Dell Precision M6300 - CPU to  Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

I know that you can upgrade to Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9000 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

I am concerned that because of the 1066MHZ FSB on the x9100 the CPU will not work.

However it did not work running BIOS A14...

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Dell :: Latitude E6510 Vs. Precision M4500: Is It Just The Video Card Again?

Apr 6, 2010

Latitude E6500 and Precision M4400 were basically the same machine, the differences being the M4400's (obviously) different aesthetic on the lid, the more powerful GPU options, and a handful of other tweaks that I don't really remember the specifics of.

From what I can tell, the situation looks to be about the same this time around with the 15.6" Latitude E6510 vs. the 15.6" Precision M4500.

The Precision offers beefier GPU options and a 1600x900 sRGB LED display option, but I want the lower-power WLED 1080p display anyway so that's no loss

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Dell :: Precision M6300 Benchmark

Jul 22, 2008

OC the GPU as follows

650 - 921 - 1625

3DMark06 result 10,277.

Submitted to NBF Benchmarks

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Dell :: Precision M6300 (M90 Successor) Revealed

Aug 12, 2007

"Notebook Italia has shots and specifications for a rumored 17-inch Dell Precision M6300 laptop, which could replace the ageing Dell Precision M90. We'll start with the most interesting feature, which is a BTO option for up to 8GB of installed RAM available when you include a copy of Vista 64-bit. Beyond that, the M6300 is rumored to feature Intel Core 2 Duos from 1.8GHz up to 2.4GHz, with a 2.6GHz Intel Core Extreme X7800 topping out the line. It'll also come with options for NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M, 2600M, or FX 3600M graphics cards. There will apparently also be options for 1440x900, 1900x1200, and 1920x1200 glossy and matte displays, and a Blu-ray drive configuration. The word is that this model could ship by August 31st, so at least you haven't got long to wait."

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Dell :: Precision M6300 With Fx3600 Benchmarked

May 3, 2008

picked up this system last wkend but still in the progress of benchmarking and testing

dell m6300
t7700=2.4gig
4gig ram
160gig 7200rpm hitachi
fx3600m video card
bluray/dvd burner
1900x1200
vista business 32bit

3dmark 06- from factory no tweaks about 7800
overclocked video card from 500->550, and ram from 800->880
= 3DMark Score 8429 3DMarks @550/880
SM 2.0 Score 3843
SM 3.0 Score 3689
CPU Score 2117

3dmark 06 o/c video card @600/920
=8845
SM 2.0 Score 4111
SM 3.0 Score 3930
CPU Score 2105

3dmark 06 @660/980
3DMark Score 9341 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 4400
SM 3.0 Score 4244
CPU Score 2113

3dmark 05 - stock 500/800
13711 3DMarks
CPU Score

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Dell :: Precision M6300 With FX 3600M (512MB)

Jul 9, 2008

this short review was already posted by me in the dell 17" section,
but i'll put it here, too, so it is easier accessable for all forum users.
it is also a little different, since i added a few things, which i noticed
while playing around with the laptop.

DELL Precision M6300

a few days ago i got my precision m6300 notebook from dell.
so far i benchmarked it with 3dmark06 and took a short look at it.
i payed 1483 euro and the laptop came with the following options:

core2duo t8300 2.4GHz/3MB L2 cache
nvidia fx 3600m card with 512MB
2GB 667MHz RAM (upgraded to 3GB myself)
200GB HDD 7200rpm (seagate)
1440x900 non glare display (lg, replaced by a samsung)
fingerprint reader
vista business to xp professional downgrade (you can use both)
3 years international guarantee

1. 3dmark06

i did the 3dmark06 benchmark at stock clock speeds (i think it's 500/799) with the stock dell driver 175.75. i am running the preinstalled xp pro operation system and most unnecessary background processes are disabled. i have:

8860 3dmarks

with a light overclock (600/900) i have:

9686 3dmarks

i think that's pretty nice. considering the slower cpu (2.4GHz vs. 2.8GHz) and the 175.75 stock dell driver, which is not optimized for gaming, the performance comes pretty close to the 8800GTX in the alienware/ notebooks (~9200 3marks) and it is pretty much the same like the mySN notebook's with the same processor (~8900 3dmarks).
this fact makes me think, that the fx3600 is probably rather a modified 8800gtx card than a gts and that the info shown by gpu-z is wrong. but who knows.

as the card can be overclocked even higher and also there is a way to oc the cpu, the notebook is able to get 10.000+ in 3dmark06.

btw: overclocking is very easy, you can just do it with ntune and there is no need to flash the vbios.

2. what's new

the notebook is very similar to the inspiron 9400/e1705 i had before.

the differences are:

a. different colour (makes it look a lot better)
b. the useless media direct button is used to switch between performance and battery save mode now (useful)
c. the battery is stronger (4 hours battery life vs. 2.5 hours)
d. fingerprint reader available................................

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Dell Precision M6300 :: Mobile Workstation Not Starting

Dec 27, 2014

I have an M6300 Mobile Workstation that does not turn on.  The green "On" indicator goes on and then the Cap Lock indicator just blinks.  The screen never turns on and I never see the Dell opening splash screen when starting the computer.  I have to hold the power button for over 20 seconds to turn the unit off.

What is going on with this computer especially what the blinking Cap Lock indicator means?  Can I guess that it could be a hard drive problem because it tries to start, but never does and hangs with a blank screen, a Blinking Caps Lock indicator and the "On" indicator on steady?

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Dell Precision M6300 :: Windows 8.1 Base System Device Driver(s)

Jan 11, 2015

I just installed Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit on my M6300.

Everything seems to work fine, but there are two entries for Base System Device.

Can't figure out what they are.

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Dell :: You CAN Upgrade Your Video Card

Jul 6, 2009

According to a Dell Rep at least.. This is mostly for the people who have the SXPS 16 with the 3670. I was speaking with a dell rep today and she told me that if I were to buy a 4670 and called tech support.

I could ask for their help to install the video card without voiding warranty. I don't know if this is true..

but does anyone know where to get a 4670 besides Dell's site where it's $109

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Jan 7, 2009

Wanted to know if you can upgrade the Studio 17 Laptop to the optional video card (ATI mobility 3650) that Dell shows on there web site

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Feb 12, 2008

If I bought m1730 with geforce 8800m can I upgrade it later to get the geforce 9800m? If yes, do I buy the video card and install it myself or I buy the card and dell technician will come to my house and install it for me?

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Jul 27, 2009

I bought my XPS laptop a couple of years ago and got it with the 128 mb GeForce 8400M GS.

I read on a couple of different websites that you could upgrade the XPS videocards on the XPS.

I went to the Dell website upgrade section and when I entered my service tag number, video cards wasn't an option to upgrade; though motherboards were.

Is it possible to upgrade the videocard to the 256 mb GeForce GT; which I should have purchased to begin with? Do I have to buy a new motherboard and put the 256 chip on it? Lastly, is the 256 the only video card I can buy to replace the 128?

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Dell :: E1705 With Video Card Upgrade

Mar 11, 2009

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I bought my E1705 back when Dell only offered the Ati x1400 and the 7800 geforce go cards and i currently have the 7800.

i have searched around and seen that the 7900 gtx go could be a replacement but everyone who talks about it as a replacement came with a later model E1705 with the 7900 gs installed already

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Dell :: Upgrade Video Card For XPS M1730

Jul 4, 2009

I have a xps m1730 that is equiped with geforce 9800 sli already. I want to know that in case that I want to upgrade the video card, what card I can put in for this laptop.

The configuration is, Intel T8300, 4gb of ram

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Mar 26, 2010

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Dell :: Inspiron 1720: Want To Upgrade Video Card (intel 965)

Jan 7, 2010

i would like to upgrade my video card, if it is possible and if it is worth it. my 1720 has the mobile intel 965 express chipset family. ive seen sigs (dr650se and someformofhuman) stating that they have the nvidia 8600m gt and was wondering if this is compatible with my 1720.

also i found out through this forum that i can upgrade my cpu (which is the measly t5450 1.66 ghz) to the beastly t9300, and add a 2nd hard drive (which is my first step in upgrading this dell because i only have a 160 gb drive).

i was looking for a new laptop until i came across this forum and found out the possibilities of my dell. i decided to stick with this and just upgrade it! thanks for the insight, and thanks in advance for all the help that i will be asking for!

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Oct 1, 2009

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I heard that video cards for laptops are in PCI express.

Can my Acer use it?

IF and only IF this Acer Aspire doesn't have the ability to use a new video card, is there any other way I could improve its graphics like getting some of the built-in shared memory and putting it in the video?

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If it is possible, what would be the ideal card for this setup?

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Mar 27, 2010

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A. Install Windows 7
B. Install missing / unknown drivers
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1. Sony Utils DLL
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After Step C, I reboot my laptop and then able to install Nvidia driver and upgrade the video card from generic one to Nvidia at Speed mode.

But when I manually switch from speed to stigma, nothing happen, so I would like to know what should I do to enable the Intel video card portion and make it work in Windows 7.

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Dell :: Precision M6400 Wireless Card?

Jun 9, 2009

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