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.
     
  8. TwoRdsDiverged

    TwoRdsDiverged Newbie

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    I apologize as I am sure this is a repeat of something said in here but after looking at several hundred posts I'm not sure I have the right answer.

    Running a MSI GT60-2PE - 3k
    Primary Drive - Samsung 860 EVO
    Data Drive - 3x Samsung 850 in Raid 0
    32GB Ram
    Originally had a GTX 870m 3 GB- Did the heatsink mod and upgraded to 980m with 8GB
    Applied fresh thermal tape and thermal grease to CPU and GPU
    Fresh install of windows - updated drivers

    Everything is detected properly and runs solid.....except when I play games. After 30 minutes or so the laptop just shuts off. The CPU and GPU get in the 85c temp range but from what I read that is normal. The laptop sits on a cooling pad and I even run a blower for extra cooling, neither of which is running on the laptop usb ports to reduce power.

    I do see that the laptop is running hybrid power, even when I only run at 1080p. The shutting off behavior happens even if I take the battery our to reduce power.

    Honestly, I know my way around hardware pretty well, but I'm stumped.

    I see everything written about vBios and other things to consider but I'm not getting any error codes when it shuts off or when it boots, it just crashes to a black screen and turns off completely.

    Any thoughts before I spend more cash?

    Thanks,
    Two
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
  9. ColinMacLaren

    ColinMacLaren Notebook Enthusiast

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  10. specialist7

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    opps wrong threada
     
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