P150SM Fitted with MSI GTX 980 (Non M)

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  1. Damin

    Damin Notebook Geek

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    20180806_153945.jpg 20180806_153902.jpg So a few days back I asked if this would work because I was interested in what kind of performance increase I would see over the stock GTX 980M .

    So I bought the card off eBay and gave it a shot knowing that cutting a small bit of plastic would be necessary and doing some work with the drivers.
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    Temps are ok heaven benchmark takes it to 92° after running for just over 30 min .

    I removed the backplate from the GPU as it was causing issues I suspect it was the card flexing .
    The heatsink can do with some filing down in places to get a even better contact to MOSFETS

    One more thing to note is that the VBios has been modified to create better stability and performance and allows for future overclocking and voltage .

    I tried it on another P150SM-A but some how I think the drivers needed work as both laptops have PREMA BIOS
     
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    You could see some cooling improvements on the core if the heatsink as a whole is not flat, nice job.
     
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    Before I start feeling I have some liquid metal I'll try ...and thanks ;)
     
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    Liquid metal is for after the contact is flush, it will not work properly otherwise.
     
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    There is truth to that but the core heatsink is 100% flush just the MOSFET heatsink needs a little attention
     
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    Is your heatsink two separate pieces?
     
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    Joined by a sticker yes .. but not the old p150em ****
     
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    The properly joined ones are more efficient generally, worth keeping in mind if you want to drop the temps further.
     
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