GT 72s Upgrade Panel

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  1. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    @t456

    So I was wondering since I got a GT72S with a 60hz panel (which I could OC to 105hz) if I could upgrade to a 120hz panel with better color coverage. So far I know that my panel is a 30pin eDP 2lanes Panel however I'm wondering if I got another eDP port on this model, since apparently MSI also does offer this model with a 4k UHD screen and 100% sRGB, which I believe is a 40pin 4lane eDP panel. So I am wondering if anyone knows more about this.
     
  2. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Could you get the edid from this panel? Reviews are an option to find out the panel nr., but identical laptop models can use different panels due to differences in motherboard revisions.

    It might be a 2-lane/40-pin lcd, but it's also possible the 4-lane/40-pin is run from a 30-pin connector on the motherboard end since not all pins are mandatory and some of them can be combined. A photo of the mb would easily show the connector's pin count. There won't be two connectors, unless the other one is an LVDS type, but there might be two motherboard versions, of course.
     
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    *****************************************************************

    Active : No

    Registry Key : DISPLAY\LGD0469\1&8713bca&0&UID0

    Manufacture Week : 0 / 2014

    ManufacturerID : 58416 (0xE430)

    ProductID : 1129 (0x0469)

    Serial Number (Numeric) : 0 (0x00000000)

    EDID Version : 1.4

    Display Gamma : 2.20

    Maximum Image Size : 38 X 21 cm (17.1 Inch)

    Maximum Resolution : 1920 X 1080

    Support Standby Mode : No

    Support Suspend Mode : No

    Support Low-Power Mode : No

    Support Default GTF : No

    Digital : Yes



    Supported Display Modes :

    1920 X 1080 60 Hz



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    Active : Yes

    Registry Key : DISPLAY\LGD0469\5&12d77f40&1&UID4353

    Manufacture Week : 0 / 2014

    ManufacturerID : 58416 (0xE430)

    ProductID : 1129 (0x0469)

    Serial Number (Numeric) : 0 (0x00000000)

    EDID Version : 1.4

    Display Gamma : 2.20

    Maximum Image Size : 38 X 21 cm (17.1 Inch)

    Maximum Resolution : 1920 X 1080

    Support Standby Mode : No

    Support Suspend Mode : No

    Support Low-Power Mode : No

    Support Default GTF : No

    Digital : Yes



    Supported Display Modes :

    1920 X 1080 60 Hz



    *****************************************************************
     
  4. senso

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    I ordered yesterday a 120Hz FHD display for my GT72.

    To get myself covered, I ordered the panel and the 40 pin eDP cable:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?orderId=91465571940226&productId=32823062741

    For 8-9€ its assurance that I have the needed cable, but at least on mine I'm almost sure that the current one is the 30 pin eDP cable.

    And the new panel model: N173HHE-G32

    The same cable and panel will fit your GT72S.

    Now, to play the waiting game D:
     
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    Tell me how it went, I'm actually interested in exacly that pannel, since it has high gamut and 120hz.
     
  6. senso

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    Expect some 3 weeks of wait time, after it arrives I will swap it right that day, I can ping you back when I do so.
     
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  8. hacktrix2006

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    Good luck senso i am thinking of doing the same thing as well but wanting to go for 1440p @ 120hz Using AUO B173HAN01.0 screen instead. I know the GT72s series used 30 -> 40 pin EDP cable so a 40 -> 40 pin EDP cable would be needed for the upgrade anyhows. Only after upgrading my MXM card from GTX 1060 to GTX 1070 so that i can play games at 1440p to relieve CPU bottlenecking which occurs from 1080p gaming.
     
  9. senso

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    I was tempted to get the 1440p display as well, but there are some reports of banding on this forums, and the sRGB and aRGB coverage is a bit poor.

    And I know that going for the 1440p would get me hitching to grab a 1070..
     
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    When you say banding what do you mean? Do you mean colour gradient of Grey's etc showing more then normal like the 6bit panels. Ya the only reason going for 1440p is the excuse of getting a GTX1070 lol. As I know that the next Nvidia GPU's will not come out in MXM for a while if at all because if the BGA filth everyone apart of a select OEM is going down.

    Sent from my SHIELD Tablet K1 using Tapatalk
     
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