M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

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  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Pics? lol
     
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    Except the different core position and the necessary heatsink mods which will be something different

    Don't have pics obviously but desoldering and flipping the heatplate 180 degrees might be... "easier"?
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    So now that it got installed , can someone guide me on how to modify which line of the nvidia driver for it to work properly so the laptop chooses the gtx 1080 instead of igpu.

    I am at work and away from my laptop , but I want to get all the information/help I can get with the driver so i can dive right in when i get off work.
     
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    throw me a private message, I'll be home in a couple of hours frmo now.
     
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    Impressive, but this may end up like the 1080 in the Ranger, able to boot up but not able to do anything, props to you
     
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  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Thanks , I won't be home till 8 hours from now.
     
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    that is not the MSI GTX 1080, but rather the zotac gtx 1080 mxm pulled from one of their boxes, I'm 90% sure because of that weird hump at the top of the card.

    @Rengsey R. H. Jr. good on you mate for experimenting, though I think you'd save yourself a lot of headache by using the 3d panel instead
     
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    Forgot about that GPU lol I was thinking of the MSI 1080 with the flipped core

    Did you buy a ZBOX or did you manage to source it from somewhere?
    EDIT: Its likely not outputting to the internal display if its a ZBOX 1080, they're not natively outputting to a display, try an external display when you get home
     
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