SLI MSI 1070 MXM in P370EM... An adventure

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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Anything can be soldered though the connector is very fine pitch. The Vbios might need to be flashed too. I don't think there are associated passives at least.
     
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    johnbb Notebook Consultant

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    Personnaly I would'nt risk it...
     
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    You could risk destroying the card so yeah it's a risk.
     
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    thanks for tasted. great news
     
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    yeoldegamer1979 Notebook Guru

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    Does hdmi and DP both now work correctly since the modded INF? I recall seeing hdmi working.
     
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    Yes though that was more due to finding the right vbios

    Stuck on 375.70 driver tho, there's some fix in there for these particular cards in that driver package that I've never been able to isolate and mod into later drivers.
     
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    yeoldegamer1979 Notebook Guru

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    Nvidia is very crafty.

    I fought with that error 43, and 41, for a good 2 months and finally gave up and went back to a MUCH older driver that works flawlessly. I tinkered with INF mods for a little bit but nothing seemed to take care of the issue. Examining the .inf files and some others I think I have an idea of what is happening. The biggest difference I saw between my old drivers from the Sager site and the drivers directly from Nvidia were that at some point in the life cycle mention of the 860m's was gone. Code 43 is legitimate in some cases ( overheating, overclocked, etc) but in your case, and many others, that driver has literally been crippled.

    We know nothing is wrong with the hardware because it works properly with older drivers. In my humble opinion it looks to be planned obsolescence.
     
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    Would this work with stock heatsinks in a P370SM3?
     
  9. bennyg

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    Depends on whether there were any differences in the heatsink other than the two-piece EM GPU heatsinks being fused together in the SM, and the CPU heatpipe and small rad shared with the EM slave GPU heatsink being removed and the SM slave GPU getting a bigger dedicated rad.

    If the ridge on the edge of the heatsink is the same, the only tricky bit is using thin strips of two different thickness thermal pads (2mm & 4mm) to cover the entire surface area of the VRM FETs
     
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    What ridge?
     
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