Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by sicily428, May 21, 2017.

  1. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Deity

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    Why? It's an underclocked Tonga chip (R9 380X). 970M is faster and uses far less power.
     
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    Grant B Gibson Notebook Evangelist

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    970m is realistically that much faster, around 10%, and its usually far cheaper than one. TBH I might check it out
     
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  4. donovan20055

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    I upgraded my Clevo P157SM-A graphics card to a MSI 1070 finally got tired of the 880m GTX.
    Here are the 3DMark 11 after and before pics I ran the 1070 with +200 core clock in MSI afterburner (The 115W power limit is my bottleneck).
    The card I got was MXM 3.1 hardware rev 1.2 with SLI connector missing/removed from eBay.
    I had to remove some of the bottom case like in this example picture.
    The heatsink required a little work but if you test fit it'll be pretty easy to figure out. I used liquid metal since I was concerned about heat but so far the temps are better than the 880m GTX which also used liquid metal. When I was doing 3DMark 11 benchmarks I didn't exceed 70C.

    Operating system is Windows 10 64bit with UEFI enabled, bios is Prema Bios 1.03.11PM v2.
    When installing Nvidia driver 398.36 I had to modify this line %NVIDIA_DEV.1BE1.65A3.1558% = Section086, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1BE1&SUBSYS_65A31558 to this %NVIDIA_DEV.1BE1.5281.1558% = Section086, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1BE1&SUBSYS_52811558 along with adding NVIDIA_DEV.1BE1.5281.1558 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070" to the [Strings] section of the nvcvi.inf file. I think the line I edited was for the Clevo P650HS.
    GPU-Z picture.

    Thanks to the information I've found/read on this forum and other places I was able to do this with minimal difficulty.
     
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  5. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Please, create a dedicated thread/guide about your upgrade and post here a link. Thanks
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Hi @woodzstack ! Do you have modded HS for that clevo?
     
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