Choosing the right GTX 980M for 8770w?

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by TenGauge, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. ShunHax.exe

    ShunHax.exe Newbie

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    So, check this out... 980m stock drivers, stock inf file installed fresh new drivers right off the US website... GPU idle temps are anywhere from 32C idle to 35C idle.... but under load the card throttles and hits temp limit at 83C..... and im using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut... so idk where im going wrong? This doesn't seem right...
    *EDIT* I also am running the Notebook fancontrol on 100% with an 8740M 17 blade fan..
    **EDIT** DOH gpu wasn't meeting the heatsink....seems as if the springs are worn out
    ***EDIT*** Figured it out.... I never swaped in the K4000m X bracket.... it still had the old bracket on it.... Chilling at a cool 34 idle and 63 playing far cry 5 on high 1080p
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  2. bassman5066

    bassman5066 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't believe the 980m is worth it cost wise, especially with the old CPU that our laptops have as it will likely bottleneck a bit. The 970m is a good deal cheaper and I think that would be the way to go if you want to "max out" your laptop. I HAD the 970m in my 8740w but had compatability issues with it so had to exchange the seller for a 780m that I expect to perform almost as well and even that would be a hell of an upgrade. Total cost for that card for me is 250+8 shipping on eBay. Even includes thermal paste and pads for the memory. I did buy an extra GPU heatsink for $20 as well so I'd have one I can grind down for the new card and one I could use for the old card if ever needed.

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  3. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Newbie

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    Appreciate the info! I was very on the fence last month, but holding off for now. I'm going to consider the 970m though if I get the urge to upgrade again soon. Sadly the 980m prices have gone up more since my last post (resellers on ebay and elsewhere), looks like they are around $550 now - getting a bit stupid considering I've seen 6gb 1060m's for less before (won't work in the 8770w obviously, but point still stands...)
     
  4. Limitizm

    Limitizm Newbie

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    Can you confirm the GTX 980M combination is working without issues in combination with the dreamcolor panel? I read messages here, that 'Maxwell' cards are not working in combination with DC. Or issues with gray scaling.

    I swapped the DC panel from a 8760w to my 8770W and now like to upgrade to a 980M (or +) graphics card.
     
  5. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Consultant

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    Don't do it! It doesn't work!
    Black screen after nvidia driver installation, after resuming from sleep mode, no brightness controls work... 8760w DC+GTX 980m is a no go...
     
  6. TenGauge

    TenGauge Notebook Guru

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    Works perfect in my 8770w!!
     
  7. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Consultant

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    With DreamColor screen?

    P.S. now I saw you have 8770w, probably it's more compatible with 980m...
    Did you have some issues with black screen after installing nvidia drivers?
    Which OS (legacy or UEFI) and vbios are you using?
     
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  8. TenGauge

    TenGauge Notebook Guru

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    No issues with black screen. I'm using Win 10 UEFI boot and vbios is stock MSI card.
     
  9. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Consultant

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    What happens when you put your laptop on sleep mode? Does it wakes without black screen?
    Which drivers are you using?
    Do you have problems with the brightness? Does brightness controls work?
    I wasted my money with that GTX 980m...
    Can you share your vbios version?
     
  10. TenGauge

    TenGauge Notebook Guru

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    Everything above functions properly. No problem coming out of sleep mode. When I'm at my computer tonight I'll try and get you the info.
     
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