upgrading msi gt70 to new mxm 3.0b 1070/1080

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  1. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    it is possible, I would recommend adding extra thermal pads where needed to make proper contact, you might have to shim the GPU die area on the heatsink as well, and might have to triple check no components on the videocard block contact of the heatsink, and in case they do, just have a dremel handy to cut away precisely.

    You could alternatively send the heatsink to whomever you buy the video card off of and have them make it fit, like I offer this always, and just send the heatsink back with the card.
     
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  2. smited

    smited Newbie

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    Thanks for the information! That sounds great. If I wanted to get a card from you and take you up on your offer on the heatsink adjustment, what would be the best way to do it?
     
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  3. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    well, we can start with a PM, exchange paypal emails and I can ask you for a photo of the heatsink and prior to sending it to me, I can point out what I suspect would need to be done to modify it, and such.

    once I get the heatsink, and complete payment for the card and shipping back, I send them back to you, maybe even installed to hold the thermal pads inplace, just needing you to remove the heatsink and add your flavour of thermal paste and install into the laptop etc..
     
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  4. nigelpreece

    nigelpreece Notebook Enthusiast

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    Please keep us posted whether or not it was successful, I currently have a GT70 970m and a GT60 whitebook 680m and I am curious to see if this would work.

    I have previously opened up my GT70 but i don't believe it would fit inside of the laptop physically because of the sides of the gpu.

    Can you take a picture of a 970M, 980M, 680M, etc and compare it to the 1070 model?
     
  5. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    @nigelpreece

    Clevo
    GTX970M
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    MSI Gtx970m N16E-GT-A1

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    Clevo GTX980M 82x105
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    MSI Gtx980m N16E-GX-A1
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    Txordi Notebook Guru

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    Hironori Taniguchi Newbie

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    yes. Im still paying for it but definitely moving toward the goal.
    probably will take a little while to finish paying it but I estimate that at chistmast, at the latest, I'll be installing the graphic card and some HDD, SDD upgrade
     
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  8. Txordi

    Txordi Notebook Guru

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    Good luck with that! Keep us in touch. Hope everything ends perfect! :D
     
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    Hironori Taniguchi Newbie

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    me, too. I'm confident because the guy helping me is a really good guy and really helpful.
    so, sure, I'll even try to take pictures of the process. just so if anyone happen to need something similar, can use them as guide.
     
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