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Old 06-05-2014, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

My MSI GT780DXR's GPU just died, and I'm looking at upgrades.

Currently thinking gtx675m as it seems to not require a new heatsink or bios.

I'd like the best card my laptop can support, and I have updates bios and heatsinks before... But I'm hesitant to deal with changing the bios because the laptop boots now without any video, due to the GPU failing...
Thoughts?

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Old 06-05-2014, 02:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got told that this card, the gtx675m, isn't compatible with my laptop, is this true?
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This is what I could find on the topic: Upgrade GPU in MSI GT780DXR?
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Thanks, I had read that, though it seems ultimately unclear if the 675 would work or not.
Apparently it's just a renamed 580 with slightly higher clock speed?
I was hoping to get an MSI branded card and forgo bios shenanigans, but they don't seem to sell any and they are hard to find elsewhere..
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Hahaha, turns out MSI is useless no matter the language, just like any big company.
After calling 3 different numbers, I've been told to email them to ask if it is physically possible to change the video card in my laptop.
I think I'll just buy it online.
The 675m is apparently just a reserviced 580m, with slightly higher clock speed. Refer to the note on this: http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/26130746529...ATCHING_ACTIVE
Options 1. For 580m: best service, free expedited shipping, most expensive:
http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/26133388894...ATCHING_ACTIVE
Option 2. For 580m, less ram, cheaper, slightly worse service, free postage:
http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/14126855541...ATCHING_ACTIVE
Option 3. 580m, reserviced version of option 1, same ram, cheapest, non existent service:
http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/26149156446...ATCHING_ACTIVE

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Only issue I could see is that it I think it has a slightly higher TDP (100w vs ~75w of the 570m), so your battery might not last as long.
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Thanks!
Apart from those 3 options, also looking at http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1380114...bilesitedetail
Is Aliexpress trustworthy?
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Never heard of them, so I guess I can't really attest either way to them.
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Guess we'll see... Thanks.
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Hmm, I have the card, no problems with the order...
But I can't get the card to work with my GT780DXR.
It's a Dell GTX580m.
Ideas? I edited the .inf files on the driver, but the install gets an error part way through.
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