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

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  1. BlackWolfCds

    BlackWolfCds Notebook Enthusiast

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    For the GTX 970m 6Gb or the GTX 980m 8Gb to be recognized by the official Nvidia drivers, just flash the card with one of the vbios available on the second post of this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-and-play-drivers-gt60-70-ivy-bridges.789799/

    Preferably choose a Clevo vbios.
    My brand new card came with a Dell vbios.
    I tried 3 versions on my GT60 / GTX 980M (Dell, MSI, Clevo), and only the Clevo really works without any worries in the long term. (explained some posts above)

    To flash, simply get NVFlash 5.227.zip on the first post of the same thread.
    Launch any software that should activate the recognition of dGPU (GPU-Z for example).(only if nvflash does not detect an nvidia card)
    Then, use these two commands in a console launch in "Administrator":
    Code:
    nvflash --protectoff
    nvflash -6 *yourvbios*.rom
    
    After a reboot, the installation of the latest driver (and future) downloaded from the NVidia site goes without problems.


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    For example, for Kamran1918 which has a 980m, and assuming that it is an 8Gb of VRAM:

    1 : download NVFlash 5.227.zip (attachment first post)
    2 : download GTX 980M vBIOS (84.04.3E.00.01) (attachment second post)
    3 : unpack both in the same folder
    4 : launch console in admin, go to the folder
    Code:
    nvflash --protectoff
    nvflash -6 168445.rom
    
    5 : Reboot
    6 : Install Nvidia driver, the card is recognized
     
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  2. Dennis Hawks

    Dennis Hawks Newbie

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    So i purchased the heatsink from the link mentioned before, thinking that it would fit the newly purchased 980m, but it looks like i have to remove the bits marked with red on the picture below:
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    So I can't really test the card even with the existing heatsink, which was designed for 675mx. I am going to buy the dremel tool tomorrow and I will post the results tomorrow.
     
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  3. Dennis Hawks

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  4. Dennis Hawks

    Dennis Hawks Newbie

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    FireStrike scores:
    7342 - (Turbo is disabled via ThrottleStop, temp for GPU - 72C, CPU - 71C - turbofan On),
    7994 - (Turbo is enabled via ThrottleStop, temp for GPU - 72C, CPU - 82C - turbofan On),
    Sky Diver score:
    19983 (Turbo is enabled via ThrottleStop, Temp for GPU - 72C, CPU - 82C - turbofan On).
    Latest nvidia drivers 451.48.
     
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  5. vhaines

    vhaines Newbie

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    Hi, im new here reading the entire post and I want to upgrade my msi gt60 ivy bridge version to gtx 980m but I thick my ec firmware is throttling any one can help me with the ec firmware T19?
     
  6. Dennis Hawks

    Dennis Hawks Newbie

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    Go to https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?forums/private-unofficial-modified-biosses-ec-fw.51/ - create a topic with the request of the unlocked BIOS and EC firmware - Svet, the admin that deals with this stuff, will help you with that for a donation.
     
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    ok thank you.
     
  8. Luclin999

    Luclin999 Notebook Guru

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    Anyone know what the highest GPU is that you can get to work in the 1st gen GT60 0NC from 2013?

    Thinking about moving one up to an 870 or 970 but I don't want to order the card if it isn't going to work.
     
  9. zipperi

    zipperi Notebook Evangelist

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    Most probably 1070. In about every case you need a modified BIOS (51X/71X).
     
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    Luclin999 Notebook Guru

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