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

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  1. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    You will need whitebook version of BIOS but not channel version. This is the same for the EC (Embedded Controller).
     
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    zipperi Notebook Evangelist

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    I don’t understand what that means? What is a “channel version”? Should I just contact that Svet gentleman and ask him for the correct files? Turns out I was wrong about the aforementioned video card, I had gotten myself to a 770m that was listed for ~$150. I think I’m going to go with a 970, found one on Amazon for ~300 which seems fairly reasonable.
     
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    Talk to Svet, he will make these worry-free for you.
    https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=148273.0
     
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    santathe1 Notebook Guru

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    Just received my GTX 980M from a seller here, (@panamaniacs2011).
    Going to try and upgrade once I've bought the thermal paste/pads.

    Quick question about that. Does anyone know if the 180W charging brick that came with the GT60 2OC-022US, would be able to provide enough power to a GTX 980M and a i7 4810MQ and not be throttled due to low power or something like that? The laptop originally came with a GTX 770M and an i7 4700MQ.
     
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  6. prodj

    prodj Notebook Guru

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    It's enough for my 980M + 3630qm and they are have similar TDP to yours.
    BUT, I have to run ThrottleStop at all times (any version, just run, not even changing any settings).
     
  7. panamaniacs2011

    panamaniacs2011 Notebook Consultant

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    this laptop maximum power brick is 180w anyways and belive it or not it runs perfect with that wattage no throttling issues and i didnt used tt at all what i did is disable turbo boost and left the cpu a stock speeds to avoid high temps
     
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    Thanks,@prodj and @panamaniacs2011, that's music to my ears :D :D :D
     
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  10. prodj

    prodj Notebook Guru

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    my 3840mq has arrived.

    What thermal compound to choose? Gelio GC-Extreme or Arctic MX-2 ? Both probably been stored for like 3 years, but looking good.
     
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