SLI MSI 1070 MXM in P370EM... An adventure

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Maybe not, but if it were done carefully, you might be able to shim the master GPU to raise it up just enough have the slave GPU tab go under the master GPU. Then very carefully tweak the heat pipes to accommodate the angle of the master GPU. I am reasonably sure it can be done if done carefully and the heat pipes are not kinked in the process. You would only need to shim it the thickness of the GPU PCB plus an extra millimeter or so to keep it from rubbing on the underside of the master GPU. Of course this depends on the heat plate fitting the GPU. Since @bennyg had no problem with the P370 heat sinks fitting, I am guessing the 980M SLI heat sinks will fit.
     
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  2. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    That was my plan. ~1mm or 2mm metal e.g. a washer under the screws will elevate the slave board above the master tab. The angle in the slot will only change by a couple of degrees. Bending the heatpipes to align the fit better is not new either I just have to be careful not to kink them.

    Will have to cut the internal frame near the ram slots too.
     
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    Do the 980M heat sinks fit?
     
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    so you're thinking of lowering the mounting posts and bending the heatpipes to accommodate? that's just a crazy as sanding the PCB....I LOVE IT!

    now to find 2 1070s with an SLI connector or get some ribbon cable and solder the wires directly.
     
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    I believe the 980M heatsinks cover almost everything needed to be cooled.
     
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    I am thinking that has to be the case since his original P370 heat sinks worked.
     
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  7. bennyg

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    If I was *really* serious about not putting an XM in there I would have deleted the search notification off my ebay profile wouldn't I... and not seen someone selling a complete P370EM with 3940XM and a dead 7970M cheap enough to spend all of 5 seconds thinking about it.

    Spare everything except slave GPU heatsink. I always get more adventurous when I have spares :)

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    dude take a deep breath and take another picture lol
     
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    Or get a tripod :D
     
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    Combo of a crappy phone camera that focuses on whatever it wants to, tapatalk not showing previews properly and me picking the wrong photo lol.

    Its nothing special anyway, just a bone stock unit.
     
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