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

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Talon, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. zipperi

    zipperi Notebook Evangelist

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    If 970M was working 980M should work, too. But your old heat sink might not fit.
     
  2. FGsouL

    FGsouL Newbie

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    So you say should I buy it or not? whats the worst scenario?
     
  3. Zar

    Zar Notebook Geek

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  4. FGsouL

    FGsouL Newbie

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    My laptop company installed my 970m so it was working very well with Optimus,they didnt modify heatsink,heatsink in the picture is my heatsink too but when I wanted to buy card cheaper,they said they couldnt help me because I didint buy from them. Lol. so I cancalled order.
     
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    santathe1 Notebook Guru

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    Malczas Newbie

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    Hello!

    Guys I need help from someone smarter than me. I can't install GTX 860M. Bios get freeze at MSI sign, whenever gpu is in the slot. Tried .30U and diff EC. System starts, dgpu shows up but everything is in 8 colors with low resolution. I know that 8xx and 9xx wont work without .51x and .71x. I already made an upgrade to 960M without problems thanks to the first post in the topic. Now I need to downgrade to 860M. I had financial problems and 960m went to ebay. :p
    My spec:
    MSI GT70-OND
    BIOS - E1762IMS.51X by Svet
    EC - 1762EMS1.T16
    RAM - 16 GB DDR3
    CPU - Intel Core i7-3630QM
    GPU - Still fighting

    GTX 675mx which died 2yrs ago just stop working. Didnt show any other signs of malfunction. Bios just forgot about it and boot properly. Is it possible that 860m is broken and fights with bios?
     
  7. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    1. Check VBIOS on the card, sometimes there may be conflict if it's not the original BIOS from MSI.
    2. Make sure the card itself is in working condition because if it's defective then you may have all kinds of issues.
    3. Press the TAB key and see if the logo disappears so you can see some kind of diagnostic messages.
     
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