Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

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

  1. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    wyvernone Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is old news. But I'd like to add the p170hm to the list. Several years ago I upgraded my p170hm with the Radeon HD 6990M to a Radeon HD 7970M, using the old 6990M heatsink.

    I wasn't sure that the 6990M heatsink could take the TDP of the 7990M so I down-flashed the card's firmware to max out GPU clock and frequency to the same level as the 6990M for longevity. Worked great for 2 years at least before it was sold.
     
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    EnglishSkylarking Newbie

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    It will work. Several of us have posted our success in upgrading to the WX4150, which is a respectable upgrade over the WX4130 and roughly equivalent to a 960M in performance. The WX4130 is just a newer gen M5100, so if you already have that you won't see much if any performance increase. If you have the K1100M or 2100M and are strapped for cash, just grab an M5100 for $50-$60.

    If you can swing the extra cash, go for the 4150. There's a reputable seller with some Dell pulls for $180 right now. Just be aware that you will need a shim to fill the gap between the die and heatsink, as the die is physically lower than the older AMD/nVidia cards.
     
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    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    The m5100 is around 850m speeds when overclocked last I knew.
     
  5. xklis

    xklis Notebook Consultant

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    Hi !

    I'm trying to understand mxm types and dimensions but i've found out conflicting sources about this.

    For instance:

    here--->https://twitter.com/eurocomtech/status/940967041544196096
    Quadro P4000 is reported as mxm 3.1 with dimensions of 82 mm x 105 mm
    but in the OP is reported this: "mxm 3.1 is 94mm x 111mm like Aetina Gtx1070"

    so different dimensions

    or

    here--->https://twitter.com/EurocomTech/status/1172195767890694149
    RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 are all reported as mxm 3.1 with dimensions of 100 mm x 124 mm
    but in the OP is reported this: "mxm 3.0 is 100mm x 124mm like Clevo Gtx1060"

    so different mxm version (3.1 vs 3.0)

    Is anybody here who can explain real difference between MXM 3.0 and MXM 3.1 ?
    What are real physical dimensions of 3.0 vs 3.1 ?
    When a certain gpu qualifies as type-a ? When type-b ?

    Hope in your help!
     
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    Vendors/manufactures are not so clear in that. So I used a way to have a good separation. It's an arbitrary question
     
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    darnok44 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi
    In my understanding MXM 3.0 and MXM 3.1 part is referring to the electric specs only as connector and pins/signals. True MXM 3 have only two size variants: A which is 82x70 and B which is 82x105. So latest variations from Clevo, MSI and others are electrically compatible with MXM 3.1 but their form factors/shape/dimensions are off course different.
     
  9. IllusiveMan

    IllusiveMan Notebook Evangelist

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    Did anyone ever tried to upgrade a 1060 mxm 3.0 with a GP104 gpu on it? I mean there is 1070 version of same board, maybe 2080 gpu will work in this assembly with gddr5 memory and 2070 vbios?
    In desktop cards I saw upgrades from 1060 to 1070 gpu.
     
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    bennyg Notebook Virtuoso

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    That sounds about how much thought gecube put into their original 3.0b 1070... and they blew up all over the place because the vrm was insufficient
     
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