clevo gtx1060 unlocked. 2.0ghz overclock

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  1. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Is that a msi card?
     
  2. MKazmer

    MKazmer Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not entirely sure which brand it is, but it looks like one of the Gecube cards. Doing the thermal padding was a pain, but I got it all laid out nicely and it's working really well. About 13% faster than my overclocked 980m, but this is with stock settings and I doubt the vBIOS is optimized in any way for my machine. Tha'ts why Im looking for a good vBIOS

    1060 gecube ver.jpg
     
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  3. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Is the PCB black? MSI cards have a black PCB. If it's black then you can download MSI's VBIOS roms to match.

    https://us.msi.com/Laptop/support/GT62VR-Dominator-6th-Gen-GTX-1060.html#down-firmware

    These will work for sure with MSI cards if you have an MSI card. If you don't then you can try your luck but if it fails then it's not my fault.

    Visiting Chinese Modding forums is a big NO NO because Chinese forums are notorious for being dodgey in regards to the quality of the software and mods being pushed out. It's recommended that you should avoid those forums and just come straight here...especially if you don't understand Chinese.
     
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  4. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    He'll just say "don't use" to save you the hassle in wondering. Why? because they usually either screw up the vbios making it or the hardware unusable or it was stolen from coders like @Prema. So don't bother with Chinese forums....especially if you don't understand Chinese.

    Most of us already know bumping up the TDP = performance boost. Many of us have done it from as early as the start of 2017 so your not the first person to make a "big discovery". Nothing new to see here.

    Don't wait for a modded vbios. you can download a legit MSI 1060 vbios from here:

    https://us.msi.com/Laptop/support/GT62VR-Dominator-6th-Gen-GTX-1060.html#down-firmware

    and grab @Coolane's tool here:

    https://github.com/LaneLyng/MobilePascalTDPTweaker/releases

    and do the TDP mod yourself.

    If your card is a gsync card you'll need to flash the gsync vbios...that's how it is.

    Don't say it's too hard or you don't know what to do.
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    A bit harsh, you guys were not the first either, bios mods for power limits have been going on for years.
     
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  6. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    No, I'm just frustrated because everything is available yet it still seems hard to find for them.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
  7. MKazmer

    MKazmer Notebook Consultant

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    It's the exact same GPU as the image I posted. Again, I'm pretty sure it's one of the Gecube cards. I got it on ebay and it works great for anyone interested in this. I've decided to not mess with the vBIOS at this time since it's already working well and it's more risk than it's worth. Thank you for the response.
     
  8. su35

    su35 Notebook Guru

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    such cards are put by Eurocom
     
  9. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    meaning any tweaking you do will fail because of a bad vbios or poor quality components. pay the extra and get an MSI 1060.
     
  10. MKazmer

    MKazmer Notebook Consultant

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    Are these cards really that bad?

    I'm happy with it's performance so far. The MSI cards I found were quite a bit more, otherwise I would have gone for it. I got this card for $500, no tax, free shipping and it's brand new. The MSI's I found were all either $700 or used for $550+. This setup is only meant to last for another year or so when I will upgrade to the new volta platform. I use it for mobile landscape 3D design and despite it only benchmarking 15% faster, the 1060 is noticeably outperforming the 980m I had before. Considering I have someone willing to buy my 980m for $400, that makes this a $100 upgrade and is well worth that price. I also reduced my CPU temps by delidding it, and upgraded to a 330w power brick, so that probably also helped increase performance a bit.

    The important thing is that it's performing well, getting the job done and I'm happy.
     
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