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Hi, I got a Sager NP8278 (Clevo P170SM) with a gtx970m 6GB. is there a way to have SLI or what are my upgrade options for the video card?

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Nope U have only one mxm slot, gtx 1060 should fit.

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perfect, I was not sure if the 1060 would work. BTW where can I find the modded BIOS for this laptop. I was planning to do some OC on the cpu. I got a i7-4710MQ. Thanks in advance

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