p150hm GPU replacement for GTX 560m options?

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  1. killermeowstyles

    killermeowstyles Notebook Enthusiast

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    So my GTX 560m mxm card has died. Being such an old component I can't find any official/reputable resller that sells any compatible models so I'm left with ebay and aliexpress. I've found some GTX 580m, GTX 680m cards but the trouble is they only sell the cards only and not the heatsinks or thermal pads. Would the GTX 560m's heatsink and thermal pads be compatible with other models?

    Would this one be ok? Is the heatsink model specific?

    the GPU processor placeholder looks a different shape to the original
     
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    The HM was very picky, the heatsinks were specific but the shapes were similar. The 580m seems like a good bet.
     
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    I can't find an original heatsink for the GTX 580m anywhere.
    This is the heatsink I have (from GTX 560m). It seems like it would cover the processor but doesn't seem like it's wide enough to cover the processor housing of the GTX 580m.
    I'm not sure the 2 bars either side of the main plate for the screws would arc over the width of the GPU housing. I'm told that the x-bracket from the 560m will also fit on the 580m.

    What do you guys think? Could I use the heatsink from the 560m for the 580m?
     
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    Optical illusion IIRC but use an image program to compare mounting point positions.
     
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    killermeowstyles Notebook Enthusiast

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    So the form matches up, screw locations are where they're supposed to be but the bracket that holds the screws definitely crosses the GPU housing
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    The induction plate (centre rectangle) will cover the processor but not the entire housing. It will fit but i'm wondering if it needs to be fully covered.
     
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    Yes the mounting bracket will go past the package edge, that's normal and metal on metal contact there is not an issue.
     
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    Sorry to be a pain but I need to be sure. Heres a picture of the actual heatsink I have. Is complete thermal plate and paste coverage needed around the dark area surrounding the main chip?
     
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    Thermal paste is needed on the shiny part only.
     
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    No luck with ebay sellers of the 580m but I did come across a ATI 6970m.
    The seller doesn't know but It should work with a P150HM right? There are some GTX cards listed as working for either P150HM/P170HM I'm wondering if this is true for the ATI ones too without any vbios modifications etc...
     
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    I know with the 7970M it had to be a specific VBIOS and card revision but I can't remember of the 6970M, i'd search through and check back as this was 7-8 years ago now.
     
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