GT72S 6QE 980m upgrade to 1070?

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  1. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Geek

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    Can anyone please verify with me that this can or cannot be done...it seems the gt72vr with the 1070 is the same as the gt72s but msi claims that the motherboard in the gt72vr is very different and the gt72s will not accept any 10 cards....but i mean...bringing the past into this, i would never have thought that the old as hell alienware m17x r4 that i had would accept a 970m or 980m when they started with the 7970m and 680m it needs modified drivers and all, but it still works...so is anyone able to give me a clear answer? i dont expect one..but would really love one..
     
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    There are a few in another forum that have installed the GTX1060 without issues but requires heat sink mod or a gt72vr heatsink. The fans are the same. There are others that have installed the GTX1070 but have issues on booting with graphical output. So it seems it is possible to upgrade to pascal. After all ivy bridge and has well GT70s have upgraded to the GTX1060 fine.

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    I question whether I can upgrade a 980M to 1060 GTX with GT72 2QE, it is an option if I decide not do take the GT trade up offer I get once MSI responds back
     
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    I think the 1070 comes in two sizes, one that will fit for the GT72 which is the same size as the 1060 and 9xxM series, then theres one thats the same size as the 1080 that are on the GT73VR. You may have to mod some stuff as well as having a certain vbios to make it run. Havent really looked much into it. If upgrading is not an option for you, I would look into getting an egpu. MSI will be releasing one soon (GUS) as well as other brands like Akitio Node 3 where you can use the Thunderbolt port and hooking up an external desktop GPU.
     
  5. Sup3rKillaX

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    From what i have researched and asked around, a 1070 will fit and work okay, ill just need to mod the inf, and get a proper heatsink.
     
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    Well i am not taking the trade and will be Upgrading from the GTX970m to a GTX1060 it will work so long as you mod the Heatsink or get one that fits correctly. There has been a few GT72's upgraded to the 1060 without issues.
     
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    I am still waiting on the reply back w the MSI offer, honestly i can choose to wait and continue using my laptop until i can find a correct and cheap enough 1060 or 1070 and some decent instructions to assist from those who have done it. The fact is that MSI has neutered the equivalent versions of the new 6 series and i am not willing to spend large to get the 73VR Dom Pro Tobi or whatever it is w only 2 M.2, i want switchable graphics, the i7 5700HQ I have , Thunderbolt, super raid ability.... Blah blah blah

    Next time it may just be Eurocomm for me

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    73VR has 3 M.2 slots total. I think it has switchable to on the 73VR. However if your talking a 72vr that only has 1 m.2 with tb3 raid and mux ripped out. I will be doing the same last MSI laptop I am getting or system product with there name on it. Been looking a eurocomm myself might be the next company I will try however one will need to visit the street corner in order to afford one.
     
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    @Sup3rKillaX , I am, all over this and I would be happy with a 1060 alone if it is decent savings over a 1070. So one needs to source out a gt72vr heatsink first right, and bios mods required? I am just gonna need some step by step help to pull this off but longer msi takes odds are I wont trade up as I want my 4 M.2 slots so I can run 2 raid 0 arrays as I am . The read / write speeds I am getting are solid enough at 1100/1200
     
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    MSi previously put out before the 10 series NVidia GPU's came out that the previous gen models would be upgradeable to the next generation of GPU's but this did not occur and is typical for manufactures to change their mind at the last minute in situations like this. You cannot upgrade to a 1070 or any 10 series GPU in this model and as a result of this last year MSi offered a trade-in program for your model to the new GT72vr model with 1070 GPU. It maybe worth a shot to see if is MSi still offering this or not.
     
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