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  1. Alright. I do have the card though, just not the laptop to put it in yet. I know GTX 970M can do LVDS and supports both Legacy and UEFI so I shouldn't need anything special probably, but wanted to make sure. I have another MXM laptop though, so I can flash the card as needed before it's put in the Clevo. It's a Zbook 17, so it can boot pretty much whatever card. My goal was to find a 15.6" laptop that supported MXM B, UEFI, and Pascal+ that was cheap. And because 4th generation MSI GT60's are very very rare at this point, and 3rd generation ones used legacy only, P150EM seemed like a good choice - especially since Ivy Bridge semi-overclocked processors can be overclocked 400mhz. Though if anyone has a better suggestion for a device to go after, I'd love to hear it.
  2. Very interesting. Thanks for the information, I guess I should just try it then. Do I need a specific vbios, or is Optimus enough to negate that requirement?
  3. Hi, thanks for the reply. But ah no I uh, I mean big upgrades. Like GTX 970M, and 1XXX series, which I'm pretty sure is unsupported in locked/standard bios.
  4. I had a quick question for Baked and/or the other helpful people in here. By chance, is there any unlocked bios around that support MXM upgrades for the P150EM? I was looking into picking up the old goodie and doing some upgrading. Thanks!
  5. I am curious based on a project I'm working on and decided to ask around a bit. By any chance, is there any known editor of 8000 series AMD vbios, similar to VBE7 for 7000 series BIOS? Even if it's more difficult, I'd like to know if there's any way to just change some basic values and the like.
  6. I'll be making sure to give the GTX 860M version a try. I wonder just how powerful it is. Considering the original GPU was actually fairly powerful itself, I'm looking forward to good results. I'll make sure to report back with how it runs.
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    m15x 980m and 920xm thermal pad thickness

    I'm actually curious as well. May I ask where exactly you can find these types of pads? I looked online once and ordered some pads, but they weren't even remotely the right kind; I ended up with some similar to the ones you use for processors somehow...
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    Cleaning CPU before repasting

    I use 90% IPA and it's never failed me. The truth is with a lower proof solution you just have to wait slightly longer. And considering how fast it vaporizes, this isn't really a big deal.
  9. It's actually insane how much positive a thermal paste replacement when done properly can do. CPU as well. I remember on my old laptop it took me from hitting temperature limits in Overwatch and being throttled to 20fps and being able to play the game 60fps on high settings. It's kind of a big, big deal.
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    Big Problem with Modded Driver GTX 870M

    Figured it out myself. I clearly didn't get a very good amount of information for what I was trying to do when I did research. Whoops! Sorry for wasting time or anything, guys.
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    Big Problem with Modded Driver GTX 870M

    Hello! I have a little problem that probably has a fairly simple answer, yet I will ask anyway. I have a HP 8760W that I'm getting someone as a present, that I decided to upgrade with nice graphics. I found a well priced GTX 870M that I thought would be a wonderful choice for their computer. It fits well and stays quite cool. However, despite it booting fine and seeming to have no issues, I'm having a giant problem when it comes to the inf modification. I did an inf mod according to several different tutorials on the internet, but no matter what I do, the Nvidia drivers constantly complain about incompatible hardware...despite the strings in question being right in the file. Here's an example: HP 8760W - 1630 (Device), 103C (HP Business), 1199 (GTX 870M) [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0...14310] %NVIDIA_DEV.1199.1630.103C% = Section012, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E3A&SUBSYS_1630103C [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0] %NVIDIA_DEV.1199.1630.103C% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E3A&SUBSYS_1630103C NVIDIA_DEV.1199.1630.103C = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M" "Cannot find compatible hardware." as said by the installer. Am I missing something? I followed a tip of keeping the section number from the original computer, because the 8760W doesn't have a GTX 870M listed device. But from what I hear, section numbers don't prevent installs, they only lead to poor performance. Does anyone have any idea of what in the world I'm doing wrong? I know it has to be something simple, but can't figure out what it is.

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