Rebuilding my Japanese MSI GT72VR - GTX 1070 & i7-6820HK (Dospara Galleria qsf1070hgs)

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  1. drystxx

    drystxx Notebook Guru

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    Hi everyone, I have here a Japanese Version of the MSI GT72VR. In Japan it's re-branded as the Dospara Galleria qsf1070hgs.

    Original specs are as follows:

    CPU:Core i7-6820HK
    Ram:16GB DDR4
    GPU:GeForce GTX1070(8GB) MXM

    I bought a bare chassis laptop with motherboard for 14,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $128 USD) this one has a soldered i7 6820hq, the lcd sreen has been removed, the MXM GTX 1070 has been removed, and also the heatsink for the GPU has also been removed.

    I want to buy the necessary parts in order to use this laptop again.

    Does anyone know the part number for the GPU heatsink and what lcd screens are compatible?

    Also, MXM Pascal GPU's are not within my budget so I'm thinking would it be possible to downgrade to a GTX 970m or GTX 980m? Do I also need to buy a new set of heatsink for the CPU and GPU?


    I have here pictures of my unit.

    Hoping for your advice.

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  2. luixyz

    luixyz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would get some RAM and try to boot via an external monitor to test the motherboard first. once it is working, should you get the LCD panel, SSD then GPU the latest,

    Not sure the following is missing from your system:
    • GPU Core Heatsink
    • PCI-E NVME raid card
    • SATA HDD Cable
    • Power Supply?
     
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    drystxx Notebook Guru

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    Thanks fot replying to my thread. Before the seller sent the laptop to me, he sent me a photo showing the laptop works before dismantling it. He tested his gtx 1070 and his owm screen.

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    I don't have the budget for a gtd 1070 so I'm planning to get a gtx 980m instead. Also since the gpu heatsink is missing, the replacement heatsink for 10 series and pascal gpu costs like 150 dollars to 200 dollars. I decided to order thisheatsink for gtx 980m and 970m for 12 dollars.

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    My concern is that this heatsink is for the 5th gen broadwell cpu. Mine has the skylake i7 6820hk. Will my cpu fit this heatsink? Im pretty sure the gpu part is fine as long as I get a 970m or 980m.

    Also sata hdd cable is too expensive costs about 40 dollars on Aliexpress so Im optimg for a hdd caddy for the optical drive.
     
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    luixyz Notebook Enthusiast

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    For the GT72 heatsink, it is divided in three parts, the CPU, the GPU RAM + Mosfet & the GPU Core, I think you should use the original one for your CPU, as the coverage of the CPU VRM is different between 6th Gen and 4th/5th Gen

    I can see that the GPU RAM + MOSFET Heatsink is intact in your system but with 4nos missing screw that secure on top of the CPU Heatsink. please note that for the 4th/5th gen GPU RAM + mosfet heatsink the heatpipe fixed to the CPU heatsink sided by side, for 6th gen the heatpipe attached on top of the 3 CPU heatpipe, so you cant really mix and match.

    But since the 980M GPU Core Heatsink covers GPU RAM, you might like to use your original CPU Heaksink with the 980M GPU core (covers RAM also) and maybe buy some after market heatsink to stick on the GPU VRM for auxillary cooling.

    Courtesy to the picture I borrow from internet for your reference.
     

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    luixyz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had bought an dead GT72 with 4700/16GB/no SSD noHDD/ 880M upgraded to 980M (owner grinded the head sink to fit 980M) last year for about (200USD).

    I think it would be an easy fix, and I checked and the fault was 980M VRM toasted and short circuit, so upon removal of the GPU, the machine can bootup, the seller included the old 880M also, which was in full working order, so I replaced the original card and added a 2.5" SSD for a functional laptop. Unfortunately the screen backlight has some marks in it as it was stored in a humid place and some keys on the keyboard doesnt work, irritating...

    I didnt replace the screen, as it was minor issue, just not too comfortable to look at in plain color background, it is ok if you play video or having a dynamic picture, but for the keyboard I must fix and got a replacement for around 30USD.

    I then sent the 980M to a professional for repair, refreshed the thermal pad and I gave the laptop to my relative, after 6 months of good use, it die again (most likely the 980M is dead)

    So strongly advise you get the base unit up and running first before getting 970M/980M.
     
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    drystxx Notebook Guru

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    This is really good information. Thank you so much. So to clarify:

    1. CPU Heatsink - I must use my existing one for 6th gen skylake processor
    2. GPU Core Heatsink - I must use 980M version
    3. GPU RAM + Moset heatsink - can't use my existing one for 10 series card and also can't use 980m version as it won't fit either.

    So for number 3, I need to find an aftermarket replacement for GPU ram + mosfet heatsink,, would you have any suggestions as to where to look for one? or sample photos?
     
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    This is what I think, until you get the 4/5th gen heatsink and compare it with your existing one, we cannot comfirm. It might be possible to bend the heatpipe of the 980M Mosfet heatsink a little so that it can attached to the CPU heatsink, but again you have to try, keep this post update with your progress, I will share my thoughts if you dont mind
     
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    drystxx Notebook Guru

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    I see. I already ordered the 980m gpu + cpu heataink from Ebay while the 980m and replacement screen on Taobao. All headed to Japan. I'll let you know as soon as I receive the parts.

    I think I could still use the 980m gpu vrm and mosfet heatsink. I was able to remove the heatpipe which wasn't easy at all. I could swap heatpipes with the 980m version.

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    Nice you had a really good deal considering it came with an extra working video card plus 16 gigs of ram and a working screen. When I posted this topic, I already ordered the 980M plus heatsink. I might have pulled the trigger too early on this one. I only relied on the photo the seller sent me a photo with a successful final fantasy benchmark run when he put his own screen, video card and ram for testing.

    How's your gt72 now? did your cousin replaced the gpu to get it working again?
     
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    MS-1785 from White Brand Product, I have exactly the same one(ok, the arrangement of the keys is different).[​IMG]
    I left my vrm&mosfet part of the heat sink as "one", but I unscrewed it from cpu cooling to separate the cooling of the processor from the cooling of the graphics card.
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