10-31-2012 04:18 PM
The Z1 has a MXM 3.0 Type B socket for graphics cards. I spoke to a HP tech guy whether HP restricts the BIOS to only Quadro MXM cards from HP and he said they did not.
He also said any MXM 3.0/B card should work but HP will not offer support for this + might void the warranty.
I'd just like confimation if this is indeed the case. Anyone with a Z1 who has done this or anyone know?
Thanks for any help.
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11-08-2012 01:12 PM
I can't say for certain if the MXM 3.0B card would work, but if there is a slot for it then it SHOULD work. Adding another card to the machine though will not void the warranty necessarily though. The warranty may be voided if the card somehow caused physical damage to the machine (e.g. caught fire), but just adding a card shouldn't present any warranty problems.
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09-06-2013 10:53 AM - edited 09-06-2013 11:04 AM
Just now i installed mxm3.0b card (gtx770m) on my hp z1 station. Mechanically - everything OK.
But seems we had a bios-level block. This card are compatible with TDP package (75w, lower than 3000m).
Please advise next steps.
I see only "vga standart driver" in win, and drivers from nvidia can't be installed with strange error - "compatible hardware don't found (translate from ru)"
09-06-2013 06:03 PM
If you have a picture and not a blank screen, then the card is working fine.
To install drivers, refer to this forum topic:
12-27-2013 09:01 AM
Just installed mxm3.0b card gtx770m
OS windows 8.1
after while the card was found in device manager and then ran a couple of updates.
after that it worked perfect