Alienware 18 - 780M SLI -> 980M SLI

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  1. TheCodeBreaker

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    I was wondering if anyone had any information about the different heatsink needed to swap from 780Ms to 980Ms

    I can't find the 980M heatsink on ebay. I can only find the AMD 100W heatsink. does it fit correctly? or do I need to mod it?

    Also what thermal pad sizes if it matters at all. and do you guys think I should put some thermal pads on the MOSFETs that are known to blow up?

    This is the AMD heatsink I found.
    https://prnt.sc/uzyixj

    If anyone has a link to the 980M heatsink, that would be best too.
     
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    I have slave official 980M heatsink for sale
     
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    You wouldn't happen to have both by any chance would you? or a different part number for that to look up on ebay or somewhere else?

    This is what I have used to look up.
    AT0UN00J0F0 for primary, and AT0UN00K0F0 for secondary GTX980m.
     
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    I don’t think that it’s worthy change heatsink, the only one difference between gtx 780m and 980m is one choke vrm, the first heat sink slot wouldn’t fit perfectly but with some little work it would be perfect
     
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    Reason I wanted the heat sink is because they are so cheap on ebay, got both AMD ones offered for 22-42, lowest to cheapest range. so just not having to switch GPUs in and out of heat sinks, is worth it, I also don't have the tools to mod it.

    The 980M go for 219 each right now. which is pretty reasonable considering where it was a few years back lol.
     
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    I don’t have the primary, already sold that one ($50)
     
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    Gtx 980m sli is a nice boost from 780s, but these days doesn’t make sense at all sadly. did u bought those for testing or for gaming?
     
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    And surely you should flash premaMod to avoid several throttling killing the real performance
     
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    I did not get them yet. but I was thinking about it tbh
    I've had this thing for ages, just figured id upgrade it, and keep it as a project of some sort.
    I do have an m17 r2 with a 2070 but, in all honesty I cant for whatever reason get used to it or like it, and I am probably going to sell it down the road some time. I have the fans on that thing spinning up for no reason. just opening chrome will cause it to spin up. just garbage.

    I barely game anymore, so its not about performance. just wanted to max out the AW 18, and keep it around.
     
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    Hahahah yes good old machines are way better, surely new Alienwares sucks, before they use to be for pro ones now the market target and all the brands that use to sell gaming laptops has changed the rulez.
     
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