GTX 980M NP9370 ( Clevo P370EM3)

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  1. Rekkings

    Rekkings Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello i just opened an account here because after many years having this laptop running fine my GPU just died (GTX 680M )

    Now i saw that i could just replace it with an upgrade like GTX 980M which i found for around 300$ way cheaper than buying a new laptop for me at the moment.

    Problem is i searched the forum and online alot to find the correct bios but all the post are outdated / link expired and i cannot find what i need. I am currently running on the bios 1.02.08LS1 so do i need to upgrade the bios or i am fine with this version. I am on windows 7 x64 ultimate SP1.

    Thank you

    NP9370 ( Clevo P370EM3 )
     
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    t6nn_k Notebook Consultant

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    You don't need any modified BIOS. The 980m will work fine as-is. You will need to do manual nvidia driver .inf updates though.
     
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    As above, don't forget to tune your CPU if you have not already.
     
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    can you explain further ? thank you
     
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    The CPU is old and will be a bottleneck. The laptop supports overclocking using Intel XTU, which lets it catch up an on a lot of lost ground to the newer CPUs.
     
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    A lot of models around that time would let you add +400Mhz on the core clock and lower the voltage.
     
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    i have a 3630qm are you sure its going to be bottleneck by gtx 980m
     
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    Ah you needed 37xx or above to really play with it, you might find them pretty cheap and it will give you a bump.
     
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    So i installed my GTX 980M that i bought as "NEW" from Amazon and i tested many drivers from most recent to old but when i start a game i get artefacts and the game crash.

    This is on a fresh windows 7 x64 install but i also tried on windows 10 x64 as well.My old gpu was gtx 680M and never had an issue like that.

    Did i get robbed with a defective GPU ?

    PS: i installed quality thermal pads and kryonaut compound and the temps are so far good.

    Example of what it is doing in a game.



    https://youtube.com/shorts/fsfYEUBMBoo?feature=share

    https://youtube.com/shorts/U9LS-_Qzizw?feature=share

    I contacted the seller and he told me this:

    Dear Alexandre,

    I understand you are dissatisfied with our product.
    The GTX980M is brand new, tested before shipping, guarantee 100% working.
    It should not been defective.
    It's not a retail product, so there is no original retail package or accessories like software, user manual, driver disc, etc.
    Besides, we have to test the graphics card before shipping, It's normal if you see some scratches or thermal compound on the chip.
    Please provide more details for us to address this issue.

    What's the model number of your laptop?
    Wht's the old card's model number?
    Please install back the original card to see what happens.
    To experience, for some laptops, It may require to modify or upgrade the vBIOS so that the new card can be identified.

    If it can boot into Windows, please upgrade its driver programs.
    Please download a "Driver Genius" from the internet, which will check the new video card and find a suitable driver programs automatically.
    If Driver Genius doesn't work, please try LuDaShi.

    Do not worry, I promise to resolve the problem smoothly.
    Please don't initiate A-to-Z claim or negative feedback before contacting us.
    Looking forward to your fast reply.

    Your sincerely,
    Mandy
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2021
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