Step by Step: 980m Install in Alienware 18

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  1. encor50

    encor50 Notebook Consultant

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    they are out anyone did try it ? driver
     
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    Yeh some peeps have tried and reported that they are old and suck. :(
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    m-virus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can I buy a 100 wattage heatsinks if I have 70 wattage heatsinks ???
     
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    Post a pic of the underside of the heatsink and I'll let u know which one it is
     
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    dimobr Notebook Enthusiast

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    For the 970m installation is also required changes in heatsinks?
     
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    The 970M will work fine with the 75W heatsink. 100W is recommended for 980M though.
     
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    100W is a must, card will burn with 75W heatsink.
     
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    Thanks. I have a 765m SLI currently, as I have no experience in modifications and I can't find the 100w heatsink to buy I'll bet on 970m.
     
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    For a 970M no. It's not a 100W TDP card like the 980M. I just sold my 970M to a member here with a Alienware 17 that previously had a 860M. No issues at all.

    The 970M will be a nice upgrade.
     
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