980 MXM in Clevo P751DM?

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  1. J2U506

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    I'm currently using a Clevo P751DM sporting a 980M/6700K and it's been great for gaming so far but i'm worried about how long it'll last. I've been looking into upgrading and found a website that sells 980 notebook modules: http://www.aetina.com.tw/products-detail.php?i=44

    What i'm wondering is if the 980 (not 980M) would work with my current laptop? It's a little bigger than the 980M (115mm compared to 105mm) but i'm not sure if that or any other compatibility issues would make it impossible to use.
     
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    Could you explain why?
     
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    1) It might be very hard to cool it, even if it's 130w version
    2) 130w version definitely won't be very stronger than 120w 980M with prema vBios (where GPU gets 130-160w). 980M is just little weakened version of 980. So heavy crippled 980 is basically (still a bit better) same as 980M.
    3) You will throw money on something which won't give you noticeable performance increase.
    4) Heatsink compatibility is unsure (You would have to check core placement if it's same as 980M)
    5) You don't know if it work as Plug&Play (BIOS?)
    6) I see power connector (4pin?)
     
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    7) aetina don't sell single units to end users, *many* have asked.
    8) many non clevo cards do not work on clevo laptops due to the thermal sensor setup (laptop turns itself off)
    9) if all the above didn't exist.... You would still be better off buying one of their 10 series MXM Gpus anyway!
     
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    The chances of that card just playing nice is pretty much nill.
     
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    Don't the 10 GPUs require pins that the 751DM doesn't boast?
     
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    I think he was thinking more about "sell your laptop asap. and buy new one that would save you time, money and unnecessary rage".
    Most of us sold our Maxwell laptops, there is no other way if you want upgrade without issues, MXM is pretty dead at the moment.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Technically from what you've got there;
    The non-SLI version (missing the SLI connector on the left side) is what has been used in multiple upgrades
    The SLI version of the MSI 1070 you've got there hasn't been successfully upgraded in anything *
    Yet ;)

    The Gecube 1070 had its power circuitry wrongly specced, they blew up, and no news AFAIK on a fix or 2nd version

    Clevo versions only.

    Every one of the GPUs pictured above has no additional power supply requirement. But you wouldn't want to run them much over 150W for long (if the card's FETs can handle that much in the first place as Gecube found out the hard way) . But as Prema says, the returns from running the TDP above a certain point are diminishing (e.g. not much benefit from running a 1080 at 270W vs stock 200W)

    * DARCODER put one in his P377SMA but had trouble with it and his self-made display cable for 4K mod
     
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