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  1. 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.
  2. Where do you see $50? The lowest I see is mid $80s. At the time it was difficult to find anything under $100.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. You want option 1 for the 980m heatsink. The 780m heatsink has poor memory cooling.
  8. Yes the core between MXM and BGA should be interchangeable. They both have GM-204 cores and 256-bit memory interfaces.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Often an unlocked BIOS has many extra menus that don't work. Few overclockanbe laptops have functional BIOS overclockibg menus. You want to overclock by installing Intel XTU.
  15. Other than being slightly larger the E6530 is identical and can be modded in the same way, but that's it.