Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

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    Can't wait to upgrade to 1070 SLI in my P377SMA
     
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    M3N970M-MN (Aetina 970M 6GB) up and running in my Clevo P170SM-A - screen in attachments
    If you've got a Clevo, there's a high chance that 970M will work in most of models and they go for $200 USD plus shipping and eventual import fees/taxes. A new laptop with comparable 1050ti costs no less than $900USD and it's not swappable graphics.
    Tried a reflowed ZOTAC 1060 MXM straight out of Zotac Magnus, but the laptop wouldn't pass POST nor display anything past the cpu model and speed. Also started to beep with flashing lock diodes and gpu fan on 100% which indicates issues with thermal signal, which the card possibly lacks and Clevo requires AFAIR.
    Don't take it for granted it won't work in Clevo though, as the GPU itself might be faulty. I'll ask in Warsaw if anyone can diagnose and repair it professionally (bought it for like 90$) in sensible price and might be back with results.
    Initially I thought the reflow might be the issue, so I repeated it in increased temperature and the R22 part fell off with the solder melted, lmao. I facepalmed hard on my stupidity.
     

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    Maxwell cards have already been proven compatible in the P17x series, thanks again for showing that these random Aetina cards are viable however.
    As for the 1060 not posting, do you have a 120HZ panel or Optimus enabled? That is required for Pascal to post in older laptops IIRC
     
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    Optimus was enabled, panel is a regular 60Hz one.
    I think the 1060 is gone beyond any repair though, baked it too much, lol.
     
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