Going to upgrade 7970m to 980m on M17x R4- 980m 7970m

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  1. Ziggydi

    Ziggydi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi

    I have M17x R4 with AMD 7970m and 17.3" WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD screen. I'm going to upgrade to 980m and have few questions.
    1. The screen I have does anyone know if it's gsync? I guess it's not because works on 60Hz and combined with 7970m. How to check it?
    2. Which 980m should I order ID 13D7 for Clevo without gsync or or ID 1617 for Dell ith gsync?
    3. I have dell A13 bios shoud I unlock it or it would work on stock bios?
    4. After I have the card with me should I update vbios or stock bios is ok?
    5. Which driver is ok to use with card?

    Many thanks for help
     
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    I had many research about this topic, and I would jump to a GTX 1060 or a 1070 the performance is much better and the price is almost the same.
    You have this information in the forum.

    Regards

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    Ziggydi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for reply.

    The difference is price. I could have 980m for 330 euro and 1060m cheapest found for 430 euro.

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    Could you pm me with link to 980m on pm.

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    Guys could anyone confirm should I take the 980m with or without gsync for my screen (AMD 7970m and 17.3" WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD screen)????

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    Do NOT get a gsync card. It will force you to use Optimus only and you will NOT have gsync enabled. No way to support gsync on m17x r4. Better to get non gsync card
     
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    Thanks for advise

    I have ordered non gsync. I'll post when received and if working ok in my r4.

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    I have the card. Came fairy quick processing and then by dhl in 8 days. I'll try to install it tomorrow. I need thermal paste - ordered Grizzly Kryonaut but haven't received it yet. NowI have the X-bracket but no screws. I guess screws from 7970m won't match. I read somewhere thatI need M1.6 x 3.5 or 4mm screws. Can I use 7970m bracket? Could anyone confirm this, please?

    Also which drivers are the most suitable for the card -353.00?

    I have no idea which vbios is on I know is non gsync.
    My m17x r4 got A13 bios- do I need to unlock it?

    Thanks for help
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    Ziggydi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all

    The card us in. It's recognised in bios as Nvidia GFX

    Now I have a problem with drivers as expected..
    I have tried with 353.62 from nvidia - no card recognized.
    Then I modified .inf for dell and the install process has started but then failed.
    I have tried nvdia 391.35 drivers and the installation was successful but after restart there is code 43 in device manager so card is not working.

    Now what should I do next. I just wast to have it running on default settings for now. I'm not really interested in OC at the moment as I have no time.

    If anyone reading this please give me some advice.

    Thanks

    Ps. I have just noticed there is A14 bios for M17x R4 should this be installed or hold on for a moment?

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