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Dell Precision M4800 Quadro K2100 graphics display problem

Q: Dell Precision M4800 Quadro K2100 graphics display problem

I recently bought a Dell Precision M4800 mobile workstation with a Nvidia Quadro K2100 GPU.
I am having issues on video playback - flickering and other lined artefacts towards the top of the display. This occurs during panned shots, rapidly changing images, etc. but this is supposed to be a super graphics card so there should be no problems.
I have tried playout on other monitors/projectors, all with same result. I thought at first there was an issue with the rendering of the video files I had produced from Avid Media Composer but I see the same artefacts on DVD playout and on video from Vimeo/Youtube.
Response from Dell ProSupport has been a little slow (they tell my I "only have basic support") so I'm posting the issue here in case anyone has had similar issues or knows a solution.
My guess is that the GPU is faulty, or perhaps the drivers (though I have checked if these are up to date, and they are).

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A: Dell Precision M4800 Quadro K2100 graphics display problem

Ok. I experimented with different resolutions, particularly the native resolution for the laptop monitor of 3200x1800 (I had it a t 1920x1080 so that I am able to read text - Windows hasn't resolved the scaling issue for these new hi res monitors)... Still the same artefacts during playback, although DVD playback on the Laptop monitor was improved.

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Mostly this is looking for feedback from other users, and to allow Dell to see there is a problem if others have the same issues.
Just a little note about this computer :

It was purchased with a FirePro 5100m, which had all sorts of lag, issues, and perpetually broken drivers (such as ones from dell failed to allow you to set global power profiles and so on)
hinges were poping/creaking from day one the first time I opened the lid. GPU and CPU fans scraped from day one. Hinges have been replaced 2x in 2 years now. GPU/CPU fans have been replaced once as well.

the hinge thing really bothers me as the replacement set from last time is popping again, and I use the laptop docked most of the time. Id say I open the lid at most 2x a week. Dell claims there is no issue, and put out a PSA post about it that they don't cover it, indicating to me they know there is an issue. But since they switched from spring loaded barrel hinges to these *** pressed together friction sleeves they have had wobble, binding, and are just <cheap> junk I don't expect in my thousand dollar + workstation laptop.
after fighting it for nearly a year I was sent a replacement FirePro 5100m, which did the same things. A Quadro k2100m was also dispatched at the time because I was afraid it was an AMD card based issue due to the number of posts here about it.
This Quadro Card did not receive any driver updates for about 2 years, putting it well behind in some cad software, and because i do play ga... Read more

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I have a laptop dell precision m4600 the graphics card inside is NVIDIA Quadro 1000M with 2GB GDDR3 dedicated memory, plus intel graphics HD 3000. Is it possible to upgrade the NVIDIA Quadro 1000m to meet a 3D VERY complex modeling design which I am working on it at an engineering software?
because i have some 3d drawings work slowly in performance with the existing graphics card.
if so, please provide me by the list of varies upgraded graphics cards based on dell recommendations on my laptop.

A:dell precision m4600 the graphics card NVIDIA Quadro 1000M upgrade

No you would need a top of the line laptop or a desktop with a separate high powered video card. Your laptop graphics are integrated on the board--not removable cards. Read-- Upgrade Video

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Hello Dell,

Do you guys have this brand new M2200 quadro card ready for sale?
It looks like it will fit old M4800, M4700 laptops.
If you guys have this card in stock, how much is it? 
and can it work on M4800 laptop?

Thanks,

A:NVidia Quadro M2200 card for Dell M4800?

You're not likely to find these new, anywhere - this is a system of 3-4 years ago.  There are some for sale on EBay in the $500-700 range, though.

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hi ..
Now workstation m4800 not available on the Dell site , but  still some stores selling new m4800 ( ebay , amazon .... ) ,  & after  i use INSPIRON 7520 R15 since 2013 , i plan to get one  new m4800  ... i want help by brief explanation in my 4 point .......
What are the specifications of building and materials ( structure ) ?
What are the specifications of keyboard ? dose it  fluid Resistant ?
Do m4800 have  the bending screen ( flex screen ) ?
How long is the battery used ?

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When my computer restarts the touchpad (that I keep turned off as I use a mouse) keeps turning itself back on. This is a recent problem in the past 4 months. Previously I could use the Fn F5 key and keep the touch pad off. Now the Fn F5 key no longer seems to control the touch pad and I have to go into the control panel every time my computer restarts. This is becoming a problem.
I am still on Windows 7- is this the cause?
Something else?
Please advise.

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Hi there,
I have recently got a Nvidia NVS Quadro 420 graphics card and have tried to connect up to 4 screens, Unfortunately this hasn?t worked and I was hoping you can help.
The equipment I have is;
Dell Optiplex 380 desktop computer, running windows 10 32-bit.
Cables being used are;
VHDCI to DVI-D splitter to 4 screens,
DVI-D to VGA straight connection to connect 4 VGA displays
So this setup goes as follows;
VHDCI >  VHDCI to DVI-D Splitter > DVI-D to VGA straight connection > VGA cable to each screen
With the above setup, Looking at the graphics card theres power going to it as fan is spinning but the screens remain unresponsive.
I have also looked in the BIOS to check if there anything there stopping it from working, everything looks ok to me.
Is there anything else I can try?
Thanks
Simon Wylie

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When I charge my laptop it works very slow, fps in games 10-25. Now I`m doing Dell video tests the temperature of video processor is 40 C, fps when charger plugged in is 32, battery use fps is 100..  
When I use battery energy it works super fast and fps 100 and more.

Please help me!

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Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4800, i7-4940MX that came with 8GB of Samsung memory.  I have installed a Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD in the SATA, and a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB in the mSATA slot.  I am running BIOS version A13.  I have disabled the Intel HD Graphics in the BIOS so it only uses the Nvidia Quadro K2100M.  Everything was working fine.
I wanted to upgrade to 32GB memory so I bought 2 Patriot Viper 2x8GB kit.  Model: PV316G160LC9SK.  Each SODIMM module is supposed to be 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 1.35V 9-9-9-24.
When I remove the Samsung memory and install the Patriot Viper memory in all 4 slots or just 2 slots, the computer doesn't boot and I receive the LED blink code "No memory modules are installed/detected"
However, if I leave the Samsung memory in two of the slots and at the same time install two of the Patriot memory in the other two slots, the computer will boot.  BIOS will show 24GB however it shows the speed of 1333 instead of 1600.  If I remove the Samsung memory, once again it will not boot with the Patriot memory alone. 
Why is the Patriot memory not recognized by itself and why can't I boot from it?
I looked at the Patriot Memory with the program CPU-Z. The timing tables shows JEDEC#3, JEDEC#4, JEDEC#5, XMP-1600.  All voltages say 1.35V
Why is there no memory settings or XMP setting in the BIOS?  Why would Dell offer me an unlocked ... Read more

A:Dell Precision M4800 Memory not detected.

Hi Zak00,
Thanks for posting in the Dell Community Forum.
Just wondered if you've had the chance to read this article?  There is some good information there about how to choose memory for the M4800.
Regards,Robert

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i Bought a  dell precision m4800 it came it windows 8 i updated it and now my wifi switch is not working it does'nt turmn off and now i can't turn the bluetooth on as well, it says that you need to turn on the wireless hardware but it is already on

A:Wifi switch not working Dell Precision M4800

Hi Shayashkar,

Have you checked first of all that the wireless switch is enabled on the right hand side? Also go in to the BIOS (F2 on startup) and check that the Wireless Switch is set to "ALL" and the Wireless Device Enable is set to "ALL"
If it is still not turning on, I'd suggest updating the Wireless Driver. Follow this link [View:] 
and choose Network and download the latest driver for your WLAN card. If you know the Service Tag enter that and it will list the drivers for your particular configuration. Let me know if the issue is resolved or if you are still having issues.

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Hi ,
I had just bought a brand new dell precision m4800 laptop with the following specifications:

Smartcard Reader Base (Non FIPS) for HD/FHD/UHD Panel
1 Intel Core i7-4810MQ Processor (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 6MB 47W, w/HD Graphics 4600)
Energy Star, M4800
1 15.6 inch UltraSharp IGZO UHD (3840x2160) 100% Color Gamut LED-backlit with Premium Panel
32GB (4x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L
1 256GB Solid State Drive Full Mini Card
1 2nd 1TB 2.5 inch SATA (7200 Rpm) Hard Drive, OptiPlex
1 No Extra Internal Hard Drives(Media Bay)
AMD FirePro M5100 w/2GB GDDR5
1 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0 LE Half Mini Card
1 Intel Wireless 7260 Driver 
Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard
1 Windows(R) 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English 
9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge 

Well the problem is that I keep running into random freezes/hangs for a short span of time while doing any process on this machine. This is severely interfering with my productivity and workflow.
Looking forward for all the support that I can get.

A:DELL precision m4800 freezes/hangs randomly for 5secs or so and recovers.

Hi Carrac1234,
Thanks for the post! Sounds like you could be experiencing the IRST/Management issues outlined in this article:
 
Precision Mobile Workstation M4800 or M6800 may intermittently lockup
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN291984/EN/
 
I’d suggest running through the troubleshooting outlined in the above article first but if the problem persists, check out the more comprehensive troubleshooting options here: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN265689/EN
 
Thanks,

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I'm unable to get the 3D stereographics to work for my new Precision 5510, which comes with the discrete  NVIDIA Quadro M1000M graphics card.
The graphics card is supposed to support 3D Vision.  I bought a 3D Vision 2 kit, with the IR emitter and glasses.  I am using the ASUS VG278 LCD monitor, ensuring that it's at 120 Hz.
I also am using the Thunderbolt Dock - TB15 with 240W Adapter.  I have a StarTech DisplayPort to Dual Link Active Adaptor connected to the TB15, which then connects to the ASUS VG278 through a dual link DVI cable.
I've updated all the latest TB15 drivers and 5510 laptop drivers.
When I power on the system, the green light from the NVIDIA emitter is the steady green light glow.  I can not figure out how to get the 3D stereo graphics to turn on.  After a few minutes, the emitter starts flashing to the bright intense green light, then turns off the light altogether.  I've been tinkering for a month and can't get it to work.  
My last laptop was an HP, which I was able to get configured for 3D Vision.  I am very familiar with the NVIDIA Control Panel.
I'm using the same software for 3D stereographics on this new Dell 5510 as I was on my HP.  Both laptops use discrete NVIDIA graphics cards that are meant for 3D Vision stereographics.

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I just got a new work laptop Precision M4800 and it has the FirePro M5100 4k video card. I am having issues with it where it stops refreshing. The reason I know this is the problem is because if I run 2 DP monitors + laptop screen, my mouse cursor will freeze on the laptop screen and if I keep moving the mouse left I now have a mouse cursor that is moving and then the one on the laptop screen is frozen and then it vanishes. I tried multiple drivers from Dell and AMD and still having the same issue. Not sure what else I could try. If I run the laptop standalone without any other monitors it just looks like the mouse/keyboard stop working and then all of the sudden it starts working.

SPECS:
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i7 4800MQ @ 2.70GHz 41 °C Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 771MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard Dell Inc. 25 °C
Graphics Standard Monitor ([email protected]) Standard Monitor ([email protected]) Standard Monitor ([email protected]) 2048MB ATI AMD FirePro M5100 FireGL V (Dell) 49 °C
Storage 465GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB (SSD) 40 °C 465GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB mSATA (SSD) 36 °C 100MB ASMT109x - Config SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA))
Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS40N
Audio AMD High Definition Audio Device

A:Dell Precision M4800 laptop screen stops refreshing randomly - FirePro M5100 - Win10

Any ideas?

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Hello, we currently have a Dell Precision T3620 with the only 290W power supply in it. We are looking to upgrade the video card to the NVidia Quadro P4000 or P5000. We realize we need a larger power supply for this.
Does anyone else have this same setup of Workstation and video card? If so, what power supply did you find that was compatible?
Thanks
Joe

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Hello I just won an ebay auction for the Nvidia Quadro 5000m. I plan to use it in the Dell Precision M6400, a laptop from a couple years ago. Now this video card wasn't originally shipped with the M6400, instead the M6500, but I heard it would fit inside the case and display on the laptop screen. My problem is that I am reading forums that claim that this video card(5000m) along with the AMD Firepro m7820 when used in the M6400 will not output video through DisplayPort, the dock, and possibly VGA. The also say that it will not display the Dell logo upon boot up so it's possibly a BIOS issue. My question is if there is possibly a solution or workaround to this problem

A:Dell Precision M6400 & Nvidia Quadro 5000m

There isn't going to be a workaround -- the system never shipped with that card, so the firmware won't support it.  It may produce an image internally, but it sounds like the rest (external displays or pre-Windows images) won't.

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So I have a newly refurbed T7400 with dual quad core Xeon, and Win 10Pro......Want to use it it for 3d CAD, got an Invidia Quadro FX 5800 GPU and try as I will I cant figure the power cables to get it up and running. I have searched, googled etc and can get a direct instruction on how this can be setup. Hoping someone has actually done this (and succeeded !) and give concise details on the cable workaround...
In advance thanks for taking the time

Cheers !!

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I recently puchased a new M4800 with an i7 quad, and a Firepro m5100 GPU. So far i have been rather satisfied with the purchase as it does everything i need it to do. However there are some quirks that are preventing it from being 100% :
When I run the descrete only card, the windows 7 log in has lag such that unless i move the cursor the screen does not update : you can type things in and no ****** symbols display in the password box. If you move the mouse constantly when you type the ***** does display in real time ? its a really odd sort of lag i have never experianced before in my life.
This does not happen with the integrated card. HOWEVER, the computer will not dynamically switch between the Intel and the AMD gpu (amd Enduro/ power express) as advirtized. When running in switchable graphics mode the global settings dropdowns are 100% blank in the CCC panel.
If you set it manually per application basis : it either does one of two things :
1) most games seem to launch fine, though monitoring it with RTSS indicates its running on the intel HD GPU, and the performance decreases substantially in reflection of this...
or 2) launching professional software like Cheif Archetect x6, or SolidWorks2014 causes the display to hang, fans to cut off and the computer wont do anything till a hard reboot via the power button.
*I have dissabled the inegrated GPU in bios and only run the AMD card as a work around. Is there a fix for this other than to ignore the Intel card ? Googling ... Read more

A:Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

My personal experience was a long and trying one.  First they sent a tech to replace the graphics card with another Firepro.  Did not make a difference.  Then they had tech replace motherboard.  No difference.  So I insisted on a new m4800 with the nVidia processor.  That's how I got mine.  BUT, I would think if you pushed, maybe they could send a tech to switch out your graphics card.  Or at least send you a different model (for which you will obviously need a different driver) and then you could install or take to a repair tech.
For what it's worth, Dell knows they have an issue with this hardware configuration and I was told they had elevated the issue to their senior engineers.

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I have a
Dell Precision 7710
i7-6920HQ CPU @ 2.9GHz
32GB Ram
Windows 7 Pro Sp1
Nvidia Quadro M5000M driver version 369.49
which I purchased as an upgrade for my
Precision M6700
Our company has developed and uses a software package that utilises WPF to render 3D content in an XBAP in Internet Explorer.  When I attempt to use this software on the 7710, the 3D content flickers a lot when it is redrawn, making it pretty much unusable.  From the stats that we can get from our application, we can see that the update time for the redraw / present is about 45ms, whereas on most other PCs, even ones utilising the integrated Intel graphics, it is usually about 12ms. 
We have used this software on a large number of PCs without experiencing anything this bad, which is obviously quite disappointing since the laptop should actually be able to display what we are asking it to without any hassles.
As far as I can tell all our drivers for everything on this laptop are up to date.  
We have tried using the NVIDIA control panel to force the laptop to use the High Performance Nvidia Quadro card rather than integrated graphics and it appears to be doing so as we were able to make it display the notification icon in the task bar and that showed that IE was using the Nvidia.
I have tried tweaking just about every other setting I can think of / see.
I have tried using the Dell Precision Optimiser to select different profiles with no luck.  The Dell Precision Optimiser does n... Read more

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Prior to today, I had a Dell Precision M6600 with....
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7GYZ
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Windows 7

Using HDMI and the eDock, I was able to get it to work fine with my LG 34UB67-B at 2560 x 1080.

I recently got a Precision 7710 with 

Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHZ
Intel HD Graphics 530
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Windows 10

After updating all of the drivers I could find (LG, Intel 530, NVIDIA), I still can't get the 7710 to produce the 2560 x 1080 resolution?

According to the documentation I've read, this should be possible.

Any ideas?

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I'm re-installing my Dell Precision T1500 desktop work station changing from Windows 7 Professional 32-bit to 64-bit.
Can anyone explain if there is a reason I should install the nVidia Quadro FX580 driver 191.75 available by Dell
downloads since May, 2010 instead of more recent 267.05 driver available by nVidia downloads?
I know that installing manufacturer specific drivers is important when you have an OEM-version of a product installed or
an integrated graphics adapter/sound card but in my case the Quadro FX580 GPU has been added in post-upgrade
out of a retail box so it should be supported by the most recent Nvidia driver. Or?
On the other hand I got the following answer when scanning for a driver a few minutes ago on the nVidia website:
"Installed driver: 191.75
Your PC currently has the latest driver installed for your GPU. No driver update is necessary at this time."
Why isn't nVidia directing me to the most recent driver?
How can the 191.75 driver be the latest driver when there have been several more recent drivers launched by nVidia
for my graphics adapter since May, 2010?
Please tell me what to do. I would prefer to install the correct driver from start as experience shows
that replacing a GPU driver could prove to be an agonizing experience... 
    
 

A:Which driver?: Dell Precision Desktop T1500 nVidia Quadro FX580 512Mb

Hi Andylindy,
The nVidia driver is preferred. If you go to the nVidia site and use their driver check tool, it will find the most current driver.

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Hi,
I searched the forums and the only posts involved the AMD card and I have an Nvidia card.  I couldn't find any information on the K4000M so I called tech support and they told me it was 2560x1600.  But then I found another forum where they said even the K1000M can do 4k.
I hooked up my 4k TV to the HDMI and used the Nvidia custom resolution to set up 3840x2160 at 30 hz and the display works.  The graphics look great, but the text is super fuzzy.  The TV supports 4K at 60Hz, but I'm not sure if the HDMI port on the back of my M6700 supports 60Hz.
Does the HDMI support 60Hz at 4k?  What about the display port?  Any idea why my text is super fuzzy while the graphics are razor sharp?
Thanks,
Ali

A:Precision M6700 Nvidia Quadro K4000M max resolution 4K monitor display port hdmi refresh rate

Hi,
First, I'm going to refer you to this article from Nvidia discussing Ultra 4k Resolution.  The important statement is this:

The current HDMI 1.4 standard only has bandwidth for 4K at 30hz. HDMI 2.0 will add support for 4K at 60Hz. Details should become clearer in late 2013. There are a few TVs on sale today that support 4K @ 30Hz through HDMI.

Now, according to this review and article about the K4000m card specifications, it states that the card has HDMI 1.4 connections, which means it won't, theoretically, handle Ultra 4k resolution at the 60Hz bandwidth.
I also found this on documentation online about the Precision 6700.   

The Precision™ M4700 & M6700 incorporates HDMI version 1.4. Features

So, unfortunately, it doesn't sound like that card will support the higher refresh rate needed.   
As for Display port 

DisplayPort cables are much simpler to define: There’s just one type! The current version, DisplayPort 1.2, delivers enough bandwidth to carry video resolutions of up to 3840 by 2160 pixels at a refresh rate of 60Hz
 


So Display Port would be a much better option for you, if available.
I hope this answers your questions.
Todd

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Problem: Blue Screeen BSOD while running torrents computer will shut off repeatedly after 10 minutes while torrents are running. Very fustrating and this is a new install so im thinking of just going back to Win7 if anything.  Have tried multiple drivers. and little things on other forums.  I think the stock driver im useing now is working the longest. System: M4800 i7-M4800MQ 32GB K2100MBIOS:A18 Windows 10 Pro 64X All Current Drivers Except Network CardDell 1550 2x2  Broadcom DEV_43B1 / Dell 1550 2x2 BT 4.0BSOD Errors:BCMWL63A.SYSMemory ManagementSystem_thread_exception_not_handeled BCMWL63a.sysAlong with others errors but these are the most prominent.Tried:SFC /Scannow Multiple passes ( reported errors wont fix all)logs refer to file ownership errors?DISM No ErrorsMemtest 3 passes shows 0 ErrorsTried All 4 Wireless Drives from DellA00 5/14/2015A01 7/7/2015 7.35.290.0A02 9/30/2015A03 12/1/2015Roll Back Driver 6/30/2013 6.30.223.256

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Hi guys, since yesterday I have one vertical line on my screen. I am sure it is hardware problem. I red some topics in the web about similar problems and decided to take off the bottom aluminum part of the case and to make sure  the display cable is on its place and is not lose. Everything looks OK. After that procedure the problem still exists.
So my question is : is there way to repair it without need to change of the whole screen assembly ? Can I change only the LED display cable, as I found some spare of them on Ebay ?
Does anyone of you experienced such a fault in this model display ?

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Hi, I want to update my video card driver Quadro M4000, I download and install the update from the dell support website and when I install it, it suddenly goes black screen.. I tried it several times but it always goes to black screen...please help...

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I need help! So I'm reaching out to you even know this is not the forum--any ideas? Loved to make this ol' 64 bit run again for my kid!
I need to get a video card that will work with Windows 10 on a Dell Precision 380--It's a PCIe card with a power connector on the card. Can't figure that out. Any ideas? It has a FX 3450 card now.
Also I have a Pentium D 3.0 GHz with 8 GB of RAM so it's working--kind'a. I can't update the driver on the video card because this is so old, but it's running Windows 10 without a hiccup except for the video latency--skips like crazy--Didn't have the problem with XP: just after the upgrade. Mind you, this is 64 bit

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I just purchased a Dell Precision 5510 with a Xeon CPU and the Quadro GPU: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291755935648 
I plan on promptly upgrading the SSD to a PCIe NVMe SSD if it does not have one, the 16GB RAM is fine for now but I like that I have the option to go up to 32GB when I choose to. 
I had some questions for anyone who is using this for more intense work in 3D or digital imaging, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information out there except that the Quadro 1000m is mostly better than a GTX 960-970m GeForce card because most 3D software is more compatible with it and it is more efficient in rendering which means better performance overall – is this true or just marketing for a lower powered GPU?  
I mainly use Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects and Photoshop in my workflow, most of the work is performed by the CPU but a decent GPU helps to boost render times with certain software and plugins for said software.
I read that the Xeon CPU is built for 24/7 high load server work and enterprise solutions and that it is more effective at heat dissipation than a GeForce variant. I really liked the idea of the laptop handling heat and performace better in this workstation type of a laptop, I plan to keep it cooled with a pad because I know that rendering can be a huge task for most laptops. What I gathered from that info is that I could use this for rendering and not really worry about frying the mobo like might happen with an i7 and GTX combina... Read more

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We have a Dell Quadro 6000 Graphics card (DPN 0X256P) which we've having compatibility problems with running on a T7500 Workstation (Certified to work together)... I had this exact same problem before at a previous company which was solved by updating the cards video bios with the Q6000_6F02_VBIOS_Update. Unfortunately I'm having trouble locating it so was hoping some kind soul on this forum has it to hand that they can forward to us. Many thanks in advance.

A:Q6000_6F02_VBIOS_Update for Dell Quadro 6000 Graphics Card

The Certified Dell Driver is here
http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00297269M/1/Video_Driver_24CYD_WN32_276.19_A00-00.EXE
The Q6000_6F02_VBIOS_Update is only for OEM nVidia 6000 Cards purchased from Dell and not for the  normal nVidia 6000 Card from PNY, so this update will not work for the retail PNY cards.
Older cards used this file but I don't think it applies to Your card
Dell Nvidia Quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card P/N X256P
is specific.
http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01849841M/2/Quadro_vBIOS_Updater_ZPE.exe

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To start off, the M4800 looked to be a great workstation. The best in its class in terms of processor, RAM, Graphics et al. I read a lot of reviews and everyone who reviewed it said it was the best in its class. So I decided to order one and the ordering process went mostly well. The guy who confirmed the order failed to mention the Dell Advantage Program to me and so I didn't qualify for the 5% Gift Promotion. This fact I found out on the final page of my order form. After hours of talking and being on hold with Customer Service to somehow let me be eligible for the 5% back promotion, the best solution I was suggested was to return the order and reorder the same thing again. So I decided to do that and called the resolution department who were very understanding about the situation and gave me the 5% back offer instead of me doing the entire ordering process all over again. The entire process of getting the laptop to me was a tad bit slow. The manufacturing process took over 10 days and due to the holiday season, it only arrived on January 4, although I had ordered it on December 18.
But the delivery wasn't in any way the main problem. The first thing I saw on the screen when I turned on the laptop said that the 180W AC adapter was not a compatible power supply for the laptop. It said that it wasn't the optimum adapter for the system although it would still work. Now I couldn't have changed the adapter even if I wanted to while ordering it... Read more

A:Precision M4800 disappointment

serious quality issues with M4800;s in our office.   ours are new in 2014 and obviously they haven't stabilized the problems...  charger issues, motherboards that die, black screen upon close/opening the lid, yada yada yada

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Does the Precision M4800 with AMD Firepro M5100 and Club 3D CAC-1070 DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter support [email protected]? Or is there another way to get this system to deliver [email protected] to displays?

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Hi everyone,
Now I have a Samsung 256GB SSD with Windows 10 and I would like to buy a mSata SSD.
Can I install Windows 7 to mSata SSD?

Thanks a lot!

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Suddenly my Precision M4800 has no sound when any headphones/earbuds are plugged in.  To be clear the headphones all work, sound play correctly through the laptop speakers, and when headphones are plug the computer seems to recognize that something in plugged into the audio jack, there is merely no sound.  I have also tried updating the Realtek Drivers, as well as uninstalling and re-installing them; nothing has changed.

A:Precision M4800: No headphone sound

Okay, I actually managed to fix the problem myself with a system restore to before the last windows update, followed by re-installing the last windows update.

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Hi,
M6700 doesnot show anything on the screen.
here's what i did:
Installed windows 10 in UEFI enabled and Legacy ROM enabled.
After installation, Secure boot.
Blank Screen Now.
Tried reset by removing CMOS battery. no luck
Need Help.
Thanks.

A:Dell M6700 Nvidia Quadro K4000M No display After Secure Boot

So i managed to solve the problem.
There are issues with K4000m running in secure boot. You must not disable legacy boot rom.
If you have no display at all here is the painful solution:
Make sure you can open the notebook and put it back together again. (Use an anti-static band etc). remember the screw type and locations etc. refer to a manual or take it to a technician.
So, you will have top open up the whole laptop. remove the Graphics card, remove the screen connectors and connect the laptop to an external display via d-sub (VGA) port. You have a display now. Go to the BIOS and disable secure boot and enable Legacy boot ROM. 
Put back the graphics card and everything is back in place.
Recommended BIOS: A15, Still dont use secure boot.
I think the K4000m did not have an EFI rom boot. So hence no display.
Hope it helps anyone having the same problem.

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After a19 bios update, if laptop is powered down and then powered up without disconnecting the power supply, the 4 cores exhibit high use, speed, and temp even in idle and do not reduce over time.  If the power supply is disconnected for at least 45 seconds prior to startup and then connected, laptop powers up to normal idle of 798mhz core speed and 42C-ish cores temp with little core load.  Have repeated this behavior 20 times. 
Precision m4800 I7-4800MQ cpu, 16gigs memory, 64bit Win7 Pro, Mushkin Reactor 1 TB SSD. No overclocking

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Hello reader/support,
I'm a proud user of an M4800, but the constant fan noise bothers me a lot. I ordered it wit win7 but almost directly switched to win 8.1.
What I already discovered:  In the event viewer I experienced a lot of MSI error events (every 11 seconds) .
 Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceOperationEvent WITHIN 10 WHERE (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_ExternalEthernetPort') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_VmLANEndpoint') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_SyntheticEthernetPort') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_ComputerSystem') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_VLANEndpointSettingData')" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/virtualization" because of error 0x80041010. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
If I stop the Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service these events stop, but I wonder if the performance of network devices is not affected negatively:
The Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service actively monitors changes to the system and updates affected network devices to keep them running in optimal condition.  Stopping this service may negatively affect the performance of the network devices on the system.
Nevertheless after this action CPU usage has dropped, but still too much fan noise while the system does nothing ;o(
I contacted support and they adviced me to reinstall with win7, but that is no option for me for the moment.
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A:M4800 Precision - Fan noise without substantial load

Hi,

I have the same problem. m4800 with win8.1 (needed to support the qhd screen). The fan is always on. Even if I just start the computer, no programs running, energy settings are on "Quiet". CPU load is 1-2 %, CPU temp around 35 degrees C.
I have BIOS vA06.

It is very annoying to work with this constant background noise level, are there any suggestions or should I send this noise-machine straight back to dell ?

S.

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I have a real stumper.  The power button does not function.  Will not turn on the laptop. I set the bios to power on with A/C, so I can get it to power on by unplugging and replugging the power cord.    When Window has power switch set  to sleep or to shut down -- it does not.  Holding the power switch down will not shutdown the laptop. 
I installed the latest bios from the support pages.  I replaced the CMOS battery.  I replaced the power switch. While I had it opened up I checked for loose connections, debris, dirt, etc.   At least to the point I had access (I did not open beyond removing the palm rest to get to the power switch).
Everything else on the laptop seems to work just fine.  Not sure what to do next with this.  Sad part is this started about 4 weeks after the Dell service expired. 

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Hi, I am a bit frustrating because I install a clear win 10 64bit pro in my precision and now I dont have the maxx audio , the control panel is gone. 
I installed a couple of driver from the driver suppport dell website and nothing happend. In fact I unistall using administrator is the tag  sound, game.. I remove the realtek driver and intalled another one.. always the same.. in fact reboot for a lot of time.. 
Any one have this problems__
thanks in advance

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Hi,

I have a Dell Precision M4800 with Windows 10 operating system.
I got many times, random bleu screen with bcmwl63a.sys problemcode (System_Thread_Exception_Not_handled)
Could you help me what is the solution?

THANKS!

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Sometime last week I tried to use my Bluetooth headset with my Dell M4800, which had been working prior to last week.  For whatever reason the headset would show in the device list, but the headset and laptop would not connect.  I did some digging and found out that the Bluetooth services will no longer start.  This includes Bluetooth Device Monitor, Bluetooth Media Service, and Bluetooth OBEX Service.  The start service eventually reports error 1053 for all of the mentioned services.
I tried to update the driver software thinking this would fix the problem.  I downloaded the latest Intel driver (Network_Driver_G8TGC_WN32_19.0.1601.584_A11) from the Dell driver update page.  When I try to install the Driver, it gets about halfway through and reports an error - "There is a problem with the Windows Installer package.  A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your support personnel or package vendor."  At this point, the driver install rolls back and ends.  If I try to uninstall the old driver I get the same error.
I suspect that maybe a Windows Update caused this problem, but I cannot say for sure.  I did apply some updates last week, but I don't have a clear timeline when Bluetooth quit working because I don't use it every day.

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So I've had two of this model give me the same issues. When booting the display shows the Dell logo and the Windows logo and then goes black. You can hear the Windows chimes but there is no display.
If the lid is closed and the computer goes to sleep then is reopened the log on screen is shown.
We have tried re-image and reinstalling all drivers in the proper order.
Updating BIOS and making sure that the video settings are correct.
No matter what we do every time the computer is booted the logon screen is black.

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My new Precision m4800 runs about 1 tenth the speed of similar notebooks we have.  Novabench gave it a score of 330 but a similar laptop I have scored 1050.  This looks like a bus issue. 
Everything that requires memory transfer is about 10 percent the speed of a similar laptop.
I used NovaBench to test how my new m4800 is 1 tenth the speed of my older Toshiba laptop.  My m4800 is a faster clock and more memory but still really really slow.
I have all the latest drivers form the Dell website installed
I think it is a bus driver memory driver thing.  Files copied to the same hard drive work at about 300 mb a second.  All other CPU, memory, and file transfer operations are 1 tenth the speed as measured by NovaBench   I also have the latest bios installed 

SOLVED The power supply to my docking station was not the right amperage for this laptop. This put the memory in slow mode .
The power supply was from my previous laptop but I kept the same docking station. With a newer power supply 9 AMPS the problem went away immediately.

TRY THIS Run on battery and see if your laptop gets faster all of a sudden. Reboot to see the results.

A:Precision m4800 very slow compared to similar laptop

SOLVED

The power supply to my docking station was not the right amperage for this laptop. This put the memory in slow mode. The power supply was from my previous laptop but I kept the same docking station. With a newer power supply 9 AMPS the problem went away immediately. TRY THIS Run on battery and see if your laptop gets faster all of a sudden. Reboot to see the results.

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Hi all,
I'm trying to get the 2  2K monitors working with the precision M4800.
Monitor 1 (M1) is connected via the display port cable & Monitor 2 (M2) is connected via the the dvi-d dual link cable.
Precision 4800  is docked with Dell E-Port replicator.
Precision M4800 has the following Display Adapters - Intel HD 4600 & nVidia Quadro K1100M
M1 shows 2560x1600, but the max resolution on M2 is 1920x1080.
How do I get both monitors to run at 2K resolutions?
This KB article describes the multiple monitor setup options, but it does not list the max resolutions supported for each option.
any help is appreciated.
thanks!

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Hi all Precision M4800 owners,
I'm looking for anyone who can share their experience with hooking this machine up to a TV over HDMI: are you able to transmit audio?
I have an issue with mine where the system does not recognize that it is connected to an audio-capable device over HDMI (screenshot is with a device attached and displaying):

I've gone through the Dell drivers, drivers from Nvidia's site, A13 and A14 BIOSes and everything in the HDMI Audio FAQ that looked remotely relevant, as well as a discussion with Dell email support and got nowhere.  After some time, I got a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and now I have audio through the DP so the core problem has been worked around.  With the DP adapter, Port 0 shows as connected and lists the TV.  The problem, I believe, lies with the ports being treated as something they aren't:

The laptop has one DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA and the internal display, it doesn't have a second DisplayPort nor DVI output.  The TV on HDMI seems to be treated as DVI, which doesn't support audio, so I guess it never seems to try sending it.
I'd like to get some corroborating evidence for a case to update the BIOS (where I think the problem lies, at least) so that I can use my HDMI port as an HDMI port. The most important data will be from anyone else using one of these machines that was made with the QHD (3840x2160) display, not the FHD (1920x1080) one.  The QHD display uses the Nvidia chip for ever... Read more

A:Precision M4800 HDMI no audio - share your experience

I have exactly the same issue. Did you find a solution apart from using the DP adapter?

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Hello,
a question about the second mPCIe slot (half size). The M4800 have 3 mPCIe slots, 1 full size is used by a mSATA SSD or a WWAN device,  1 half size slot is used by the WLAN (BT) device. At this both slots are also the needed antenna devices. But ther is a second half size slot without antennas, and without the posibility to use a mSATA device. Which device can I add there?I have a WWAN and WLAN/BT device and can not add a mSATA.
Regards

A:Precision M4800 sec. mPCIe slot half size

I guess post is dead?Maybe my answer will help someone else in future.Well IMHO this slot is for Dell Data Encryption Accelerator Card.For hardware data encryption / decryption.But I don't know for sure and recently posted my own question.Some information can be found here

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About two years ago I purchased a Precision M4800 laptop and up until a week ago its LCD monitor has been fine.  However, since then a small cluster of darkened pixels has appeared at the center of the screen.  They are however, neither dead nor stuck pixels, as they change color depending on the background, appearing grey against white, dark blue against blue etc.  Just to be certain i ran monitor test, sure enough the discoloration remained with each solid color background, appearing as a darkened pixelated smudge.  To be clear this is not a scratch or stain, as when i look at the cluster close up i can clearly see tiny darkened squares.  Also the discoloration is not uniform, some pixels are much darker than others, but all change color depending on the background.  Does anyone have idea what this is?

A:Precision M4800 laptop, Darkened (yet not dead) pixels

I'm bumping your post to the first page, hopefully someone help you with the problem.....

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Lately, my Precision M4800 laptop (service tag:<Service tag removed>), has been suddenly, and unprompted, been shutting down if I move it, like say picking it up a few inches off the table.  A similar problem happens if the Laptop is bumped or moved slightly, such as if my elbow bumps into it, or a turn or push it a inch or so too quickly, the screen will freeze up, with a bunch of randomly blinking rectangular tears appearing all over the screen, not to mention that it crashes at the same time.  Otherwise the Laptop runs like normal, I notice no performance issues or overheating, just that it has become extremely motion sensitive, so that, unless it is on a perfectly flat and stable surface, there is a good chance, even just on my lap, the a small motion will cause it to crash.  The Laptop is still under Warranty.

A:Precision M4800 laptop: sudden shutdowns and freezes upon movement.

I'm having the same issue on a Latitude E7450.  Updated all drivers, ran all diagnostics.  No failures.  I'm thinking there has to be a cable not seated properly or something not connected as it should be.

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Hi!
I got my Precision M4800 and I'm really about it.
But! I dislike the touchpad for one reason : No option to enable one-finger scroll. I'm kinda "old school" with touchpad and I don't like using my the two-fingers scroll and all the "fancy " features and the touchpad software don't have this specific feature.I tried the old driver version (7.0), but it's not compatible with Windows 8.1.
I can see a lot of values in the regedit ( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alps and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alps ) but I don't know which one it can be,
Do you know if a generic ALPS drivers exist? Do you have a solution for this issue?
Thanks!

A:Enable one-finger scroll on Precision M4800 (ALPS touchpad)

Run the DellTPad.exe file in C:\Program Files\DellTPad.  This will give you an older interface which includes the one-finger scroll. 

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