11-11-2013 06:23 PM
That's interesting! The seller chose not to seek a return; I have a feeling that s/he may have been aware that the board was defective in the first place. I would suggest that it is best not to deal with this particular seller.
11-18-2013 02:38 PM
Sorry, I didn't realized there were new replies since my last post.
I wonder if system11 could fix his W700. You don't have anything to do with shmups, do you?
Papuz, using an extra screen with your W700 will definitely give more stress to the videocard but as long as you applied good thermal paste and keep the fans clean as Jimbo suggested, you should be ok.
11-18-2013 03:12 PM
11-19-2013 03:36 AM
What the... hahaha! Small wold indeed I feel your pain. I was in the same boat as you although my W700 didn't suffer from the problems you are getting. Getting a Quadro from overseas is expensive, not just because of the shipping costs but because we have to add custom tax on top of that.
Even though the W700 is 5 years old, it still runs everything I need it to do perfectly and aside from the render speed, doing modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and playing shmups is a pleasure with this machine.
Have you seeing this? I don't know if you bought your non working Quadro from this seller but is worth a look:
The price is cheaper than usual, correct bios version and he's located in the UK
11-19-2013 09:52 AM
11-19-2013 01:10 PM
Or you could get the Quadro FX 2700M very cheap if you don't do heavy graphic work. I believe it sells for 1/4 the price of the 3700M. It has less cuda and half the RAM (512) so careful if you do editing work on Premiere because one of the requirements to enable Mercury is 1GB of RAM for your videocard. Unfortunately, the 3800M won't work on the W700.
07-04-2014 09:44 AM - edited 07-04-2014 12:18 PM
I picked up another 3700M from a private seller in Germany, 6E BIOS level - now posting from my newly repaired W700
can you link the seller, if he still has them...my FX 3700M just had a stroke. Was using a gamma slider in AD Composite and blue squares started appearing on the screen, then it went black. On reboot the artifacts are everywhere and random letters are invisible...then it get's stuck on the windows splash screen and eventually reboots or freezes. I am able to boot in safe mode but there are huge columns of blue squares running along the entire lenght of the screen.
Do I also have to check my current BIOS to know if this will work?
edit_how about these, it says MXM instead of HP, can they work?
also can anyone tell me what BIOS to look for if I decide to get a cheaper 2700M ?
for example would these work: