upgrading msi gt70 to new mxm 3.0b 1070/1080

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  1. mizozizo

    mizozizo Notebook Enthusiast

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    hey guys
    i've bought my msi gt70 4 years ago . i upgraded it from 870m to 980m with the help of amazing guys in this thread :
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-official-msi-gt60-70-970m-980m-upgrade-thread.765058/

    now with the new mxm cards ( that are probably linked somehow to that new max-q nvidia technology which probably will be BGA ) .. the new mxm cards are of suitable size to be inserted to the msi gt70.
    this post is to discuss whether it could be done or not . what difficulties would we encounter in term of modding the heatsink - if needed - and bios setup and most importantly power draw of the new cards . will our current hybrid power technology sustain it ?
    feel free to share your thoughts please
    link to new 1070 mxm 3.0b card :
    https://world.taobao.com/item/550426620322.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a21m2.8232368.0.0.avdyrI

    there has been a link to the same card on ebay but got removed . don't know why
     
  2. sasuke256

    sasuke256 Notebook Deity

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    Gecube cards are unstable for now..
    1080's TDP are too high for your PSU/cooling capabilities.
    I would highly suggest a 1060/1070 MSI branded and it should be okey :)
     
  3. mizozizo

    mizozizo Notebook Enthusiast

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    but no branded msi 1070 will fit in the current msi gt70 chassis . i was excited about the new mxm gecube cards because they are exactly he same size/shape as a normal old mxm card
     
  4. Hironori Taniguchi

    Hironori Taniguchi Newbie

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    I was also wondering regarding this upgrade. I also have a GT70 mine is 2PE Dominator. with original 880M
    I-m looking to upgrade it to 1070 if possible but have little knowledge of how to do it.
    can anyone tell me what I have to do?
    also, is there a way to adapt a liquid cooling system?
     
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  5. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    ask @woodzstack
     
  6. woodzstack

    woodzstack Company Representative

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    Where there is a will there is a way.

    I think the 880M heatsink is the same as the 980M one was which i think is good, with proper padding for the 1070.

    As for the LWC adaption no idea. Lets see what you got !
    @Hironori Taniguchi
     
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    woodzstack Company Representative

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    Also.. Welcome to NBR dood !
     
  8. Hironori Taniguchi

    Hironori Taniguchi Newbie

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    Hi! thank for the info.
    I think I will proceed with the purchase of a 1070 card.
    but, I was wondering about the Liquid Cooling System.
    I have found nothing concrete.
    someone, in some 10 years old post (maybe exagerating), placed an external like fin heat exchanger or something, allowing him to make a removable cooling system (was connected to liquid cooling system)
    but, No info has been found.
    other tried some external piping with heat exchangers and fans. but... seems too bulky.
    I know, I will need to modify my actual Notebook in a never done before way (by me, at least)

    but... i seems to be unable to know what to do

    and thanks. yes, I'm new.
     
  9. mizozizo

    mizozizo Notebook Enthusiast

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    i will be waiting for this upgrade . please make a history of all the procedures from the purchasing process and through.
     
  10. smited

    smited Newbie

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    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I have a similar question and interest in upgrading a MSI GT70 2PC with an 870m. I was looking for an upgrade to a 1060 or 1070 if possible. Thanks for any help!
     
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