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GTX 980M which heatsink?

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Hello everbody out there in forumland if someone could steer me in the right direction. anyway i need help with simple answer im looking to step up to the gtx980's for my M18x r2 and i bought it used with 1 simgle 660m so question is do i have to get the NV100W heatsinks for both primary and secondary 980's ? right now installed reads NV75W, i want to make sure i dont buy the wrong parts.thanks 

 

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On ‎17‎.‎06‎.‎2017 at 11:25 AM, V762 Cas said:

do i have to get the NV100W heatsinks for both primary and secondary 980's ?

Yes.

36 minutes ago, ♛eQual!zє87♛ said:

Do u guys know, where i can get a new Heatsink?

Best place is eBay i think

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 IVE BEEN SEARCHING EBAY AND THERES LOTS TO CHOOSE AS IN VIDEO CARDS FOR MY ALIENWARE, BUT IS IT WORTH THE COST TO UPGRADE VS BUYING A NEW RIG IM LOOKING INTO EUROCOM SKY MODELS. MY M18XR2 IS GOING ON 6 YRS OLD NOW SO HOW FAR CAN I GO AS IN MODERN GAMES WITH  THIS MX18R2 ? I HAVE 1 GTX660M. ITS OK TO LAUGH.. ANYWAY MOST MEMBERS OUT THERE ARE AT THE 10XX SERIES CARDS NOW SOME WITH MODS AND BIOS FIXES IF I TRIED THAT STUFF I WOULD END UP WITH A DOOR STOP. I ALSO HAVE AN M17XR1 BUT AGAIN TOO OLD FOR TODAYS GAMES NOW RUNNING ON 4K DISPLAYS I GUESS.. SO ANY ADVISE ON WHAT TO DO COST WISE ? OR WHAT WOULD BE A BAREBONE OPTION ? 

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Hey all,

 

I was reading on another forum that the 7970m heatsinks could be used with the gtx 980m in the m17x r4, link here. Would that also apply to the m18x r2? I am replacing my burnt out 7970m's with a single 980m to start and need to know what all I need to get. Any help would be much appreciated!

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You can give it a try, but to be sure that all fits perfect i recommend to use a Nvidia heatsink.

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Hey Zoldago,

 

Thank you for your response. As this is my first hardware upgrade I'll probably go with your suggestion. It'll already take enough jury rigging on the software side that I probably should play it safe here.

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Hello,

 

The m17x R4 heatsink is adequate, it has 3 pipes which is mandatory for higher power consuption GPU's in an Alienware Laptop.

I have installed my heatsink to a Nvidia 970m with no heating issues at all, I replaced my 7970 with the 970m.

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