[GUIDE] Installing and Overclocking the AMD Mobility 7970 in the M17x R3,an illustrated guide

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by SlickDude80, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    All except for the 580m :)
     
  2. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    Ah nvm then, sorry for my ignorance :p

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S2 using tapatalk 2
     
  3. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Do you think it is safe to use the new revision heatsink of GTX 580M on 7970M? In other words, your heatsink :p
     
  4. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    DON'T DON'T DON'T please long, don't do it, just get the heatsink, please for me don't do it bro!!!
     
  5. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    oh okay dont worry I won't I promise! :( i still keep my 6990M heatsink around so yeah. :(

    And please keep us posted on your card :(.
     
  6. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    I've updated the guide to reflect the unfortunate situation.

    I warn now to NOT use the 580m heatsink. :( :(

    Also added the removal of blacktape from the 460m heatsink... thnx BigT for the pic
     
  7. Redeka

    Redeka Notebook Consultant

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    In the process of ordering my 7970 from upgradeyourlaptop. Where does a guy buy the AMD heatsink? I messaged the seller but I was hoping to find out from one of you guys right away where I can get one of heatsinks from...
     
  8. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    What card do you have at the moment?
     
  9. OrganDonor

    OrganDonor Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just ordered one from upgradeyourlaptop and wanted to check that the stock 6970m heat sink = 6990m heat sink = 7970m heat sink?

    I'm coming from a stock 6970m and just want to make sure my parts will work with the new card. I know that the 6990m and 7970m heat sinks are the same, but I'm just not sure if the 6970m and 6990m heat sinks are equivalent.
     
  10. Redeka

    Redeka Notebook Consultant

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    ATM I have the 580m
     
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