m18x r2 works perfectly with gtx 1060

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  1. tanzmeister

    tanzmeister Notebook Evangelist

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    not sure if it has been done already or not. but today I have tested MSI gtx 1060 6gb GPU to work perfectly in m18x r2 with unlocked bios and switchable graphics(optimus) enabled.
     
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    Great. Thank you for sharing. Would you be so kind and share step by step instructions on how to do it and what's needed?
     
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    you need unlocked bios, then switch to SG mode in advanced video settings, save changes without exit and just shut down the machine after that.

    tear the machine down, install the card( you will need to modify heatsink to fit the card, similar to 780m heatsink mod to fit 980m in AW18).

    when modding drivers nvdmi.inf 680m id replacement did not work for me! maybe just coincidence! so I have re-modded with nvmii.inf by replacing the right part of the string from 680m with the string from device manager.
     
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    Nice. Does the heatsink mod require any drilling or just cutting the plastic cover?

    Does this work with Windows 10 64 bit Creator's Update and the latest drivers as well?

    And would this BIOS from @Raidriar work for this purpose?
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Dizzzzam , M18x still kicking and screaming !!!!

    Please do give us the full write up.
     
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    The old beauty still rocks..... Please make a detailed process report and quirks you found along the way!
     
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    you need to ground some of the metal that prevent the contact, sorry no pic atm.
     
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    I can't ATM, I am switching homes. did the try up on the request, already spent too much of time I don't have right now.
     
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    What about the 1080s?
     
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    And about performance? Is a 1060 GTX card most powerfull than a GTX 980M? Please add some 3Dmark scores if possible. Isn't need to flash bios card before installing on M18X-R2?
     
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