P150EM (i7 3632QM + GTX 970M) turning GPU off in intensive games

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  1. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Deity

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    It's not Nvidia vs AMD screws its Clevo/MSI vs Dell. Clevo and MSI use very narrow specialized screws while Dell uses a slightly larger more standard size that you can often find matches that of other random electronics with narrow looking screws. Clevo moved to the larger size for 10 and 20 series.

    It sounds like you bought a Dell/Alienware 970m, which needs the slightly larger screws for the x-bracket. You can likely harvest the correct size from newer spare electronics with narrow screws. Ex your laptop's 4 lcd panel screws and 5 keyboard screws match that of the dell x-bracket. For now until you find more screws taking 4 of the keyboard screws should work well.

    Don't try changing the x-bracket. This is hard on the card and you can easily damage it.
     
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  2. PhOeNiX_H

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    Exactly. I've used some random screws I have here. It's not perfect, but it's doing the job. I think 2 of them are from the keyboard.

    And on different topic, you talked about using P4000 on P150EM. Did you test it? I'm really interested to buy that instead of a 1060/1070, but it's complicated to invest $200 on something that you can't guarantee that is going to work.
     
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    The P4000 works without any mods other than a driver .inf mod. Performance is between that of a 1060 and 1070, closer to a 1060 when overclocking is considered since the P4000 cannot be overclocked.
     
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    That's really good to know. I'm thinking about getting it on that ebay seller you linked when you talked about it. Do you mind if I send to you a PM when it gets here if I have some problems with driver modification? I did that on my 970M, so I'm not a complete noob on that matter :p

    Thanks again.
     
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    Yup feel free to PM me.
     
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    Can you modify the clock curve at all?
     
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    Nope, that’s locked out on Quadros as well.
     
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    That's a shame you can't even undervolt.
     
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