MSI GT83VR removing one GPU

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  1. jamie walker

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    MSI GT83VR removing one GPU? Which one of the gpus do I need to remove so I can disable sli ? I've seen it discussed but not 100% sure on which one they removed and what all needs to be taken out? Thank
     
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    If you remove a gpu the hardware id for the other gpu will change, meaning that you will have to do an inf mod to install the driver for the single 1070 or 1080.

    11AE changes to 11BE meaning the inf mod only needs a character change. I can give you the drivers if you wish.

    This is the MXM GPU you have to take out:

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    The one highlighted in the red square is the secondary GPU (slave)

    When you will remove the card from the MXM slot you will see GPU_2 written in small writing on the motherboard underneath.
     
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    So I'm guessing the heat pipes and that fan will be removed along with the GPU. How hard is it to install the new drivers I personally think this laptop is overkill with SLI and some of the games I played don't support it so.
     
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    What config is it, gtx 1080 sli or gtx 1070 sli?
     
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    1070 SLI but I just got it in today and I'm not really sure about keeping it or not the dumbass on the FedEx truck dropped it. Damage the outer casing a little bit. So I'm not completely sure what I'm going to do.. seems to be working still but always worried something going to be wrong with it
     
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    Same happened to me, the ups driver dropped my gt83vr from so high that one of the power bricks was shattered into pieces and the side of the gt83vr was damaged as well as the screen being cracked. I was so pissed you don’t understand. The palmrest and lid were bent out of shape on the side. Got a partial refund though, ups opened the parcel and obviously tried to make amends with parcel tape (idiots).

    Seems like these drivers need to go to the gym, weak af can’t even lift a 5kg laptop properly!
     
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    Well it seems like everything works as it should screens okay so I think I'll keep it I got it for a really really good deal the reason I want to take one video card out sell it on eBay LOL it broke the back fin and piece of plastic where the fan comes out but everything looks to be okay and there's some extra scratches on it so yeah looks like I'll be keeping it the piece that's broken is like $100 piece or at least that's about the going price on eBay right now.
     
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    Just hit me up with the drivers I'm keeping the laptop let me know what all needs to be done.. it looks like SLI works in battlefield 1 but not five.. I have thought about keeping both video cards. But I know some of my other games has issues with SLI . What do you think



     
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    ooof....yeah that always sucks. Was the package insured at all? I would highly suggest filing a claim with Fedex.
     
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    Partial claim is already been put in laptop seems to be working good. Sli seems work good in some of the games. But I still don't think it's worth having sell one of the gpus on eBay would help to recoup some money
     
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