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

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  1. 3dguy

    3dguy Notebook Enthusiast

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    i used my profile picture where i am starting .... GT70 2PC - 1486US

    My 870M NVIDA quit but the Intel is fine.

    Do i need to update? bios and Vbios ? im assuming yes id like to make no mistakes as this is my work machine

    and i'm debating on 970, 980, or 1060

    stability is key, speed would be nice as i edit and shoot
     
  2. santathe1

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    Attempt the BIOS update? Nope, still too chicken for that.

    Hope this helps with the Pic upload question ->
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    Install latest bios and EC before upgrading and you should be fine. I personally love this machine, and I have also upgraded my storage with some ssd:s so I have system (Windows) on one ssd and my games on 2 ssd:s in a raid0-config as I had this superraid option on my machine. Works great and I dont see and feel any need for a new laptop. Not bad for a computer that I bought 4 years ago and I mainly use it for gaming.
     
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    Upgrading to what? 1060?
     
  5. KDs

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    I guess it's up to you how much you would like to spend on an upgrade. The cheaper 980m is a big upgrade in performance compared to the 870m, and the more expensive 1060m even more, so it’s up to you.
     
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    This the Positive results of the 2 little updates i did. GT70 2PC

    with a 1060 will i need to access the VBIOS from techpowerup (75w ?) does this have a documented heat sink mod

    the 980M has a 100w pull and has documented Heat-sink mods (will need thermal pads too)

    What version of that card? some are a BIT bigger? in mm width

    i would love to do it with out having MODDED drivers and detecting as the official card whatever the choice


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  7. santathe1

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    Looks like you've updated your BIOS, can you tell me how you went about doing that please?
     
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    the EC shuod be super easy with a In windows up date

    the BIOS is in the EFI section of the bios and you have the .51D on a USB stick
     
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