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Hi sir, i have a question, i have contact the MSi support, for question of upgrade vga, and the answer it's in first time positive, and last negative, because the vga is more small then standard mxm!I have a MSi GT680R with gtx 460m and bios unlocked, can i upgrade vga?If yes,with such cards is changeable?Thanks

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You can upgrade your MS-16F2 to the following Cards:

GTX 560M

GTX570M,another Heatpipe

GTX580M,another Heatpipe

GTX670M,another Heatpipe

GTX675M,another Heatpipe

GTX765M,another Heatpipe,modified Driver

GTX770M,another Heatpipe

GTX970M,another Heatpipe,modified Driver

GTX980M,another Heatpipe,modified Driver

HD5870M,another Heatpipe

HD6970M,another Heatpipe

HD6990M,another Heatpipe

HD7970M V1.2 Enduro OFF Vbios,another Heatpipe

Maybe other Cards like GTX 485 etc also work,but i never tried this.

This Cards are not working:



GTX 680M

GTX 780M

GTX 880M

and all other GK104 Kepler Cards

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but windows7 works

Well I modded the .inf file on windows 7 and it ran fine. But I updated to windows 8 and I have been trying to mod the .inf files for hours on different driver versions trying to get them to work but no luck yet. I can't find what I'm doing wrong. The driver software recognizes the hardware and it trys to install but fails every time. I'm scared to flash vBios because I've bricked a card in the past.
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GTX 765M will work,but only with mod Driver.

I have a problem with GTX 765m with my GT683/MS-16F2, when I insert it only start screen is displayed with MSI logo and BIOS cheat sheet, but no reaction for any key. After 20seconds LCD becomes black.

I do not have any other GFX (original is broken), how can I change settings in BIOS, that "Legacy ROM" is an option in original BIOS or it is required to install modified BIOS?

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Oh, thanks. It would take me some time to flash it.

I have observed three types of behaviour in MSI GT683:

1. for nVidia 765m and 770m: MSI Logo screen visible but no possibility to enter BIOS or beyond.

2. for AMD 8970m (declared as working previously in Clevo): black screen, do not know if system is loading.

3. Could not power on for various incompatible MXM cards, or broken cards


You have given me vBIOS it is enough for that 765m, to just flash the MXM card? What about BIOS, do I have to flash unlocked BIOS firstly?

For that AMD 8970m it is common behaviour in that MS-16F2 laptop with original BIOS, so that there is black screen?

Why nVidia cards present MSI Logo screen and AMD just black?

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Hello! I know this might be a nooby question , but I have a MSI GT680R with a GTX 460m and I want to upgrade it to this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GTX-660M-2GB-GDDR5-VGA-Graphics-Video-Card-for-Dell-Alienware-M17x-M18X/162103952675?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3De9c67d2fb6284da7977674c743fb568e%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D11%26sd%3D201591346023 


My question is, would this card work in my laptop? and if it did, what would I have to change? The heat sync or more power? 




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