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  1. Does my m17x R4 meet the 980M requirements?

    The 980m does draw more power than the 7970m, probably around 50% more. The 7970m draws no where near 100W, while a 980m really will draw 100W. Doesn't the m17x R4 already come with a 240W power supply? You should be fine as long as you don't raise the 980m's power limit. Manually updating drivers means you need to change a setup file for the driver which says that installing a driver for your GPU/laptop combination is OK. Since your laptop was never released with the 980m Nvidia does not have it in the list of approved combinations. The modification is easy to do. J95 wrote a guide on how to do the modification here:
  2. Meset only enables flashing the ME FW. You can flash the bios without running meset. Have you tried just flashing the bios?
  3. GK104 and GM204 share the same BGA so physically a 980 core would be compatible, but constructing a vBIOS for the card would probably be impossible. A gtx 770 core should work. You may lose LVDS display output though.
  4. Clevo P150EM - Battery Cell Upgrade Success

    Where do you see $50? The lowest I see is mid $80s. At the time it was difficult to find anything under $100.
  5. P170hm unstable gpu on factory clocks

    The 580m has 4 weak power phases that are barely adequate for the card. You may have lost one or 2, which is why it's ok when underclocked, but not at stock. Unfortunately it's difficult to test if they're working right.
  6. Heatsink upgrade for P170EM

    Thinking back, the 8970m heatsink is actually the very best. The 980m heatsink is missing part of the radiator over top of the memory/VR heatpipe, while the 8970m heatsink is not.
  7. Heatsink upgrade for P170EM

    The problem with the original heatsink was it came with dual 5mm heatpipes. The 980m heatsink comes with dual 6mm heatpipes. In addition, the core radiator is 4mm thicker on the 98m heatsink vs the 680m heatsink. The extra thickness on the 780m heatsink is mostly wasted because there is no heatpipe going through the back part of the heatsink. The 780m heatsink would probably be fine for you. I don't like it because I always overvolt memory, so I need better memory cooling. The 980m would also blow FETs, which are cooled similarly to memory, so it needed better memory/power supply cooling than the 780m. Most of the heat on the memory heatsink mostly comes from the power supply circuits (power FETs, inductors), not the memory, and the 1060 uses less power than the 780m, and far less than the 980m, so it won't need nearly as much power supply circuit cooling as the 980m.
  8. Heatsink upgrade for P170EM

    I think the P150SM has the 780m heatink. The P150SM-A would have the 980m heatsink. The 780m heatsink is a single piece with one radiator. The 980m heatsink is two separate heatsinks with two radiators.
  9. Heatsink upgrade for P170EM

    You want option 1 for the 980m heatsink. The 780m heatsink has poor memory cooling.
  10. Yes the core between MXM and BGA should be interchangeable. They both have GM-204 cores and 256-bit memory interfaces.
  11. MSI cards in Clevo laptops?

    You need to modify the driver clevo driver .inf and the card will work. Do not try flashing bios. For maxwell cards clevo vards have extra memory chips on the back, while msi cards do not.
  12. MSI cards in Clevo laptops?

    What do you mean it isn't recognized? The BIOS saying the same string means nothing. It will work anyway if you install a driver. Crossflashing vBIOS typically does nothing beneficial for Clevo systems. That was just an example stating how similar the cards usually were in the Kepler days.
  13. Bad Prema BIOS installation in P170EM - What to do now?

    I know BIOS has been flashed with no dGPU installed. The BIOS appears to be smart enough not to shut the system down while the BIOS is being flashed. Do you still have the dGPU you used prior to the 1060? It would be a lot less scary to flash with that installed. The card doesn't need to work, it just needs to report a temperature.
  14. Bad Prema BIOS installation in P170EM - What to do now?

    Prema's BIOS runs the memory at T1 instead of T2 if you have 3 or 4 memory sticks. This could cause instability, particularly if you have over 16GB of memory. If you do pull a memory stick or 2 and it should be stable. Other than that, I have only seen freezes on boot if non-usb drives are plugged into the USB ports. Ex. the laptop treats an external keyboard as a bootable device and freezes. If the above fail, Prema's v2 Bios may have problems with the 1060. Switch the 1060 out to reflash, or just pull the card and reflash with no card. If your computer is responsive at all the flash was fine. I strongly suspect you are having a compatibility issue as described above.
  15. I have found win10 to be very problematic on optimus machines (dGPU never powers off throwing away the entire point of optimus, frame rate capped to screen refresh rate, if iGPU and dGPU have displays connected the iGPU goes error 43). You'd be better off on win7 anyway unless you need DX12 very badly.

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