RTX 2080 in P870TM1-G

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  1. Hterag

    Hterag Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    So, I'm about to upgrade my GTX 1080 SLi to a single RTX 2080 (because SLi/dual GPU is way too much trouble, along with dual power bricks etc.).

    I've found a seller where I am and I've heard the cooler is different, how is it different? Is it just the thermal pad layout? I currently have the P870TM single-GPU and dual-GPU coolers (I upgraded from single to dual GPU later) and looking at it I can't see why it'd be physically different, other than the thermal pad layout.

    I have plenty of thermal pad material and I've remade thermal pads loads of times in the past so that's no issue, the support bracket and screw layouts look identical to me from pictures. I even found two and overlayed one over the other, they seem to match up...

    Am I good to go or am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hterag Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, I've found out what the potential issue is, it's this:
    CoolerProblem.jpg

    The single-card heatsink has two levels and the upper level covers this which would raise it above the others (and away from the GPU). I don't have the dual-card heatsink to hand right now because it's in the machine I'm using but is it the same? How did Eurocom solve this? Did they get a custom-made cooler or just modify the original?

    It's almost like Clevo deliberately designed it this way...

    EDIT: On closer inspection, the third memory chip across doesn't get fully covered and the top-left VRM also only gets half covered. This could be, "fixed" with some copper blocks and some more thermal pads, though.

    Biggest issue is still the height of the VRM I highlighted above and whether it's actually high enough to push the heatsink away from the GPU - I don't have a card to check with but does anyone have the thermal pad height guide?
     
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  3. Meaker@Sager

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    Ram not getting covered is generally not a big deal.

    You highlighted an inductor, not a vrm (the little black chips next to them).
     
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    Already been solved in the other thread.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...lounge-phoenix-5.826848/page-19#post-10871449
     
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    semantics, haha :D
     
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    Oh, one other thing, does this only work with the Prema BIOS in the P870TM-R? Or can any P870TM/P870TM1 use the RTX 2080? Latest BIOS needed?
     
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    It's not officially supported on the stock BIOS, but I can't say we've tested against this since the P870 didn't see a refresh. :vbfrown:
     
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