The Official MSI GT60/70 970m/980m Upgrade Thread

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  1. barto667

    barto667 Newbie

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    recommendations to update msi gt60-2pc dominator, processor and graphics card? Money does not matter. Is it possible to install i7 4900mx and nvidia 980m?
     
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  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    This machine isn't designed to provide that kind of power to drive those components. If money isn't an issue, why not consider getting a brand new system that comes with the latest and greatest?
     
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    Hi all,
    I just upgraded my GT70 (Haswell) with a 980m GTX. I re-used the heatsink from my 770m gtx and it's handling the 980m pretty well.
    Temperature is at mid 70°C on full load ingame.
    Thanks for the nice tutorial
     
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  5. johnbb

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    Absolutely you can upgrade your GT60 with 4930mx and 980m gtx but you will be TDP locked on the CPU as the heatsink won't cope with the heat. Plus the 180W PSU will work above it's specified limits during full load. You should consider upgrade to 1060 GTX instead, and 4810mq or 4910mq. The system will run cooler and will eventually run stronger.
     
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    Rhadamanthis Notebook Evangelist

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    i not understand. 1060m gtx work? don't work? witch version (ok 3.0mxmb) go? all brand? Any Link? do mod a heatsink?
     
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    You can replace it yourself if you are comfortable taking it apart, be sure to use either the same one or compatible panel.
     
  8. Txordi

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    I use 4910mq on a GT70 2PE and it works fine. You must be very careful with the paste as it gets hotter than the 4710mq. Also, I have noticed that it drains the battery faster. Anyway, the GT70 can handle the cooling perfectly and you will get a very good performance (at the same level of an i7 7700hq, if not higher).

    I did not dare on getting a 4940MX since the TDP was 10W higher and for sure the thermals would be harder for the cooling solution.
     
  9. johnbb

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    4930mx is useless as you won't be able to o/c at all. Better go for 4810 or 4910mq.
     
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    1060 gtx works perfectly on GT60/70. You should consider MSI 1060 GTX mxm or the Eurocom one (75W TDP only). They both work.
    The MSI one is a desktop equivalent whereas the Eurocom one with its low TDP, is more likely to work like the max-q version.
    Eurocom even offers 1070 GTX MXM 3.0b (115W TDP ~ max-q):
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Euroc...-card-to-fit-into-older-laptops.257520.0.html
     
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