HP EliteBook 8570w MXM-B GPU upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by surfinkin, Mar 4, 2018.

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Which gpu-typ upgrade did you perform?

Poll closed Mar 5, 2018.
  1. MXM-A

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  1. surfinkin

    surfinkin Notebook Guru

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    Yes that's what I did exept I also gave the pins a rocking motion till they cut off at their root of the board. It took me around a minute to get the sata (dvd) port off and the pins.
     
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  2. jotm

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    Hmm, would it really not fit if you leave the SATA port intact? Kind of a shame to lose it. The MXM card will still work if slightly bent lol
     
  3. surfinkin

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    It would indeed work; all it needs is proper pin contact and the heatsink parallelly aligned to the card by bending the copper tubes accordingly. User can make sure if is not interrupting a proper pamlrest / keyboard fitment.
     
  4. loopster

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    I ended up putting the K4000M into a 8760w which I got on a bargain, and it works without any issues.
     
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  5. surfinkin

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    I noticed the K4000M has all memory chips populated on the board. This might usually interfere with a proper seating of the card and would only sit a bit slanted due to a small protrusion on the motherboard. So, only cards like GTX970m/GTX870m or M3000M/M4000M would be better choices but someone said the card failed when the power is unplugged to use in battery mode. You never know.

    Anyways, I have a small question. What is your feedback on the rear exhaust (is it a proper term? :p) in my machine I barely feel any air even at full speed of the fan whereas the side exhaust port gets full blast. The ports and fins are super clean, no dust buildup whatsoever.
     
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    Good to know!

    Could you possibly try saving the vBIOS with GPUZ, to see if the feature works on the 8760W/K4000m combo? Thanks!
     
  7. jotm

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    Yeah the side vent definitely has more airflow than the rear, which is funny because the GPU on these Elitebooks (and ZBooks) is *very* well cooled, while the CPU constantly has thermal problems. Probably because the GPU heatsink is simply bigger on both ends.
     
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