P870DM-G: trying to go from 980m to 1070mxm

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Sargatanus, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. thewizzard1

    thewizzard1 Notebook Consultant

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    Seconding that the problem is the non-detect temp sensor - I had the same problem with a Zotac 1060 card.
    I would also recommend (as others) to get a more name-brand 1070 card, if you are looking to use and continue use of that laptop.
     
  2. Sargatanus

    Sargatanus Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think at this point I might just bite the bullet, dust off the credit card ,and get the X170KM-G with the best CPU/GPU available and as little as possible in terms of RAM and drives (I'll just move the upgraded ones I put into my P870 into the new one and put the P870's original parts back in). The old laptop will live on as a media controller/general office machine.
     
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    If you got the scratch then its not really an issue. Just know that your current platform can use up to 9900k and RTX 2080 (if it can be found, and with a reasonable price) with a simple bios mod

    Plenty of precedent here in the forums for all the great potential that your P870DM-G has yet to tap into, its what enabled my own P750FM to have the 9700F and GTX 1080.
     
  4. Sargatanus

    Sargatanus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Really? The threads I saw with anything beyond a 7700K and 1070 seemed to involve a lot of cutting and soldering… Either way, my expertise is slanted way more towards the network and software side so any hardware stuff beyond drive/RAM/plug ‘n play items starts to go outside my comfort zone. But hey, with the new laptop as a my primary, I can use my old one to play around.
     
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    Very valid point, messing with your only and primary system can be stress inducing like no other at times.

    8700k does well and 9900k does ok as well but will need liquid metal and also probably be aided by installing the second fan for the CPU. 1080 does require some work I think, but you can just TDP mod the 1070 and bridge some of that gap pretty well. Can probably look for a 2070 instead though not sure what kind of expense you would be looking at for that particular card.

    I just know that the P870DM-G is a well built chassis, probably top 5 system in existence in terms of longevity and way better than my own P750FM(DM-G), though obviously upgrades on the GPU side can be sketchy given the shortage the world is experiencing these days.
     
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  6. Sargatanus

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    Well, it’s not my only one, but my other current options are my dedicated work laptop (privately owned, but still strictly for work and not the kind of laptop model you can do this kind of Frankenstein stuff with), my old MacBook Pro (not a lot of options with that), or my wife’s $400 “I need this for work and school stuff” off-the-shelf Dell (which… no. For obvious reasons).

    But I digress. I checked to see if I could still call in a favor from AVA Direct for a discount and got it without too much arm twisting. Still waiting to hear back from the bloke with the 1070mxm. I’m not thrilled about using the credit cards but I guess having a balance again is better than having them closed from not using them.
     
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    True enough, something I've been considering again in recent times.

    You may even have people willing to do the upgrade for you as well.
    Digging in a laptop is more difficult for some which is understandable
     
  8. Sargatanus

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    With the exception of the m.2 drives and the "auxiliary" RAM slots (I had to basically take the whole thing apart and remove the keyboard to get to those), my current Clevo has been remarkably easy to work on. The new X170 has apparently corrected those problems by having all swappable components right there under the bottom panel. I think all I really need at this point is someone who knows what they're doing when it comes to the BIOS on the old/current one.
     
  9. Meaker@Sager

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    Well that's certainly ambitious... Let me see about getting this MSI 1070mxm and getting it working first. As far as I know, bumping the CPU in the P870DM-G to anything higher than a 7700K requires extensive work like cutting and soldering.
     
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