P170EM & 1060 MXM - install, mods, nvidia inf mod (with photo)

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  1. origin17em

    origin17em Notebook Enthusiast

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    From the P170HMx ^ (560m pleb)

    Upgrade to P170EM with 680M
    Upgrade Wifi
    Upgrade SSD
    Upgrade Prema Bios mods
    Upgrade DDR3
    Upgraded Intel XM
    Upgraded 32gb DDR3
    Upgraded 980M

    /tl:dr

    NOW the Final Frontier --- the 1060M (aka 1060N)

    out with the 980m
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    the under belly (provided by eurocom thanks)
    put pads under ram and VRM below card
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    put 1060M in place
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    THE MODS
    cut this plastic around the VRM (sorry its so blurry)
    use something extremely sharp. do not cut PCB obviously
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    DRY FIT your heatsink and mark the interference
    cut using dremel style tool until clearanced
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    put your thermal pads in the required places (mine are fujipoly & gelid)
    new screws for X-bracket are larger
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    might as well repaste the CPU and thermal pad the VRM next to the CPU
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    *** NO COPPER HEATSINK SHIM REQUIRED IF YOU CUT THE HEATSINK TO FIT ***



    *USE Prema/EUROCOM v3b BIOS OR old PREMA BIOS V2*


    Modify INF drivers
    http://null-bin.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-modify-nvidia-notebook-driver.html

    download NVIDIA drivers

    open Display.Drivers
    open nvcvi.inf with notepad

    FIND YOUR CURRENT DEVICE ID
    ^ this is required for "Section"

    Go to your windows version
    copy the first 1C60 pattern and paste a new line
    USE "SECTION040" from your CURRENT DEVICE ID found previously
    renumber Device
    74811558

    etc etc etc....
    https://premamod.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/j95-nvidia-inf/
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/nvidia-geforce-drivers-v388-71.812024/page-3#post-10657804

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    Previous 980M max Temperatures = 88-89*C before throttle.
    Current temperatures 1060M MAX TEMP = 75-78*C

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    FPS improvement



    SEE MY PCH MOD
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/p170em-pch-cooling-with-photos.813383/#post-10675380
     
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  2. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    v3b BIOS is a PremaMod as well, just like all their GPU upgrade BIOS...:oops:
     
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    origin17em Notebook Enthusiast

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    that was known some time ago Prema. but the only "source" is through eurocom since they provide you with Prema's v3b bios


    Any news on making a new bios to handle the 1060 without nvidia inf modification?
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Just don't call it a Eurocon BIOS. (Disable the boot logo and you'll see why)
    I didn't make v3 only for them, some other re-seller also sell their GPU upgrades with it.
    v3b is also the old version for Maxwell as they never got the Pascal version due to no longer being a Prema Mod Partner.
     
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    origin17em Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good to know there are alternative options to buy 5-6 year old upgrades with bios from resellers!

    for me this P170EM has lasted the test of time
     
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    52571abc Notebook Consultant

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    That is why I always say bios is not for business activity and post resource by myself
     
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    mafuba Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can you guy help me with the following question? I own a clevo P170SM and I would like to upgrade its GPU (Nvidia GTX 770m -> Nvidia GTX 1070). Since the tutorial needs to delete some folders in order of modifying the Nvidia drivers, could this changes affect significantly the GPU behavior for development purposes (using the GPU for deep learning like tensorflow) ending up wasting money?
     
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    highko84 Newbie

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    I own a P170EM with a 680M and Premamod v2. My GPU seems to be broken (error 43 and I cannot fix it). On the Eurocom Page is written: "GTX 1060 can use the original GPU heatsink with no modifications but you would need to repaste thermal pads to match the new card layout"

    Is that right? I can buy a 1060 and renew the thermal pads and I am fine?
     
  9. Ionastip

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    Sorry to post in such an old thread,...

    But,...anyone lend me his p170em V2 or even better v3 prema mod BIOS?
    Or tell me how to get it?

    If I get my hands on one of those bioses I'd upgrade my clevo with a 1060, after I made sure I was able to flash the bios...

    But buying a 1060 on Eurocom...
    Just to get that bios....

    I could buy a used laptop with a 1060 with the money they take for their upgrade kits..

    Would be very thankful if someone still got one of those bioses and could hand them to me anyhow!
     
  10. Ionastip

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    I think have read every thread about Prema bios concerning the p170em.

    I ve read about the guy who tried taking advantage of prema's work (exoc) (IRC).

    And ppl modding prema's Prema Mods further and made tutorials, so Prema got trouble with the manufacturers, since many ppl bricked theirs notebooks and ran to their manufacturers to get help.

    And seems like that's the why the Prema mod bioses aren't public anymore.


    Also I have no clue how to contact Prema.
    I subscribed for newsletters on premamod webpage, but that didn't helpg getting in contact with Prema..


    The point for me is, that I bought a p170em around 2 years ago for around 350€ and would prefer investing around 300€ for a 980m or 1060 over buying a new laptop.


    I know about the .inf driver modding. Thanks to the good tutorial on prema's homepage.
    And about the cooling modding. (Copperplate or Dremel).

    Gotta Dremel in the cellar waiting.

    But without the bios mod I don't need to think about starting.

    Would also buy the v3 mod (from Prema personally only) for a reasonable price.



    I also prefer upgrading for the fun of managing it to get working. (Learning)

    If I fail nevermind, **** happens.


    Even if I don't get my hands on Prema mod bios...

    ... Thanks to all the guys making such nice tutorials and showing how it can be done!
     
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