(Possible) Final upgrade for my p170EM questions

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  1. eriannmx

    eriannmx Notebook Consultant

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    Some of you may remember that I have posted quite a few times that my 7970m GPU died and I been researching into upgrading it to an NVIDIA 980m. Unfortunately times have been hard and I had other responsibilities to take care of, so I never got a chance to buy it.

    Today I found out that for my bday I will be able to buy the so missed GPU (1.5 yrs without a proper GPU have been killing me, but at least life has kept me busy).

    So while researching for my bday present, I found out also today that some people have been installing GTX 1060 into their p150/170em models. Now I tried to google the info but the information is sketchy (unlike all the posts available to upgrade to 980m).

    So my questions are:

    1) Is it worthy to upgrade to a GTX 1060 on my p170em instead of a 980m?

    If so:

    2) What type of GTX 1060 should I look for? (For example I know that if I buy a 980m, it should be for an SM model).
    3) What is the upgrade process?

    I thank you all for the help, as I have spent the last hour googling but with little results XD
     
  2. Billy2789

    Billy2789 Notebook Geek

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    1) with power consumption / heat and slight performance advantage (GTX1060 over 980m), worthy or not, solely depends on the price of the two card. e.g. I live in Hong Kong and have access to Chinese sites, they are selling MSI's GTX1060 MXM for 3000RMB and GTX980m MXM(they said it's new...) for ~2500RMB, ~500 more for better tech, right?

    2) the only compatible GTX1060 MXM as of now, is the MSI one. There's another "reference design" from GeCube that's due to release end of April, but it's not tested on P1X0EM / P1X0SM yet.

    3. get your card, use some trick installing the heatsink, driver .ini mod, have fun

    Ah, let's have some photos here, my P170EM + MSI GTX1060 MXM and modded heatsinks
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    Staggering 63C unigene full load when GPU is properly cooled.
    That hesitate myself buying a new machine this year. :D
     
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  3. eriannmx

    eriannmx Notebook Consultant

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    So the 1060 is plug and play?
    What do you mean with "use some trick installing the heatsink"? (I can't see the mods)

    Thanks for the reply :)

    PS: Where exactly did you buy the card? Those are killer prices .-.
     
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  4. Billy2789

    Billy2789 Notebook Geek

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    Link updated, please check the photos again.
    It's kind of plug and play, but there are components soldered next to the GPU die, which obstruct a perfect contact with the heatsink. You need some care when installing it. Also driver .ini mod is needed for proper driver installation.
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    I've added a 0.5mm copper shim to the heatsink for better contact.

    Taobao FYI ;)
     
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    Tmets De-evolving to Amoeba

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    Have you used thermal glue or thermal paste for the shim-sink contact?
     
  6. Billy2789

    Billy2789 Notebook Geek

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    I used Cool laboratory liquid pro (liquid metal) for better conduction ;) and hence transparent glue to prevent leakage
     
  7. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    How much for the gpu?
     
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  8. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    If the screen uses a digital eDP connection and not a LVDS one, then you can use Pascal cards. There are rare and expensive 1070NN/NNN cards coming that will fit that and then there is the usual MSI 1060N
     
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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    Are you looking for one ?
     
  10. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    was just going to say add a shim....
     
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