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  1. Hello everyone, I bought used 670M pulled from AW system to insert in my MS 16F3. Installed, no screen on boot. Luckily, I have Clevo P150EM laying around. Installed it there, no thermal alarm, BIOS recognized it as GTX 670M, nvflash also, everything looks great. I saved its vBios and went on another computer to look for vBios version just to be sure which card it is (used NiBiTor to see vBios version which was 80.something..). Since the card is 1.5GB, I assumed it wasn't DELL/AW card because they come with 2GB? That led me to download older 70.24.. Clevo vBios which was successfully flashed after. BIOS and nvflash recognized it, no thermal alarm, great! Pulled the card out of Clevo P150EM and installed in MS 16F3. Screen on boot, no fan spinning max, everything perfect! Installing Windows for like 10 minutes and then fan starts spinning max. Installed Windows, chipset, Intel management, Intel VGA and finally nVidia driver with custom .inf from laptopvideo2go.com. Device Manager shows yellow triangle next to GTX 670M. Rebooted and tried flashing MSI vBios with nvflash. I get the line checking image and ID's, something like that, and skips flashing. Checked EEPROM and it said status Unknown. Entered Windows and 670M shows in Device Manager with yellow triangle next to it. (Code 43 was error from the beginning btw) Reinstalled 670M in Clevo, BIOS and nvflash recognized it, however nvflash cannot write anything to it. Reinstalled back to MS 16F3 and same thing with nvflash. It shows it is there, but cannot write to it. Back to P150EM, 670M shows in BIOS and nvflash, but I cannot flash it. After 2 restarts, nvflash doesn't recognize 670M, but BIOS does. So I am confused now. How can a card show up in Windows if it doesn't get recognized under nvflash nor can be flashed? Shall I try different nvflash version or reinstall in either laptop? I've put this thread under Clevo because P150EM reads a lot of cards, serves me as a diagnosis tool and I would like to get it working it there first. It might be lengthy post, but I tried to include every detail and be specific. Hopefully it helps someone else too!
  2. Hello all, after successful upgrade from 670M to 970M, I want to eliminate high temperatures. I'm using 670M heatsink (I prefer to stick with it) which has been modded a little bit. GPU idling at 30-33 C. I hit 88 C in Far Cry 4, max settings. This is with the laptop sitting on the table. I will report back new temperatures after using laptop cooler. Does anyone have an idea how to bring temps down? (except new heatsink)
  3. Would this combination work? GPU is from AW 17 R5.
  4. djdblaster

    Ms 16f32

    So I got this barebone system. My GPU (GTX 670M 1.5GB) experienced a surge and I'm looking for new cards now. I have tried a card from Alienware system (GTX 675M which has a TDP of 100W) and it would always go beyond 90 degrees C in games. In tests, it would go to 105 and rising. I have screwed the heatsink properly, put MX-2 paste on it and still temps were high. GTX 670M has a TPD of 75W, so I believe that was the problem? Like more TPD, more heat. In this case, increase of 33% in both categories, right? According to that, I should be looking at the cards that have similar TDP? But then again, how do others fit more power hungry cards in? Heatsinks are same for every card, right? Does anyone know the list of GPU's that can fit my laptop? Also, I'd like to know if there is any good German repair service that could take a look at the my old GTX 670M and possibly repair it? As you can see, there is a lot of questions. My priorities would be to fix my old GPU and if that doesn't work, to buy the same GPU or some else that will work fine. Thanks for taking time and effort in reading this!
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