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    Now I know it is highly unlikely, but sometimes it is possible. I would like to trade out the GPU in my laptop, so lets just keep this thread simple without going into an incredible amount of detail on what I need help with:

    My GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M.

    I would like to know if there are any other mobile GPUs out there that could fit in my laptop (MSI GP60 2QF)

    Would like something with at least 4GB of vRAM. Idk maybe like a 970m or 980m? No exact budget. Just don't want anything that could nuke my lappy.


    If not possibru then thanks anyways

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    MSI only GT and GX Series use MXM.
    MSI GP series is not upgrade able because the graphics card is soldered on the motherboard.

    https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3481632/all

    Same base model the MSI GP60, but OP's has a GT 840M instead.

    Always better just to pull it apart to clean it up while checking to see if it uses MXM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewtoys View Post
    MSI only GT and GX Series use MXM.
    MSI GP series is not upgrade able because the graphics card is soldered on the motherboard.

    https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3481632/all

    Same base model the MSI GP60, but OP's has a GT 840M instead.

    Always better just to pull it apart to clean it up while checking to see if it uses MXM.
    Ah that sucks, I read somewhere that taking it apart voids its warranty, cannot confirm that since it wasnt on the MSI website.

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    I was thinking about getting this;
    http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-Lapt...-p-934367.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_8EYQ-2RA

    Not sure what laptops are compatible exactly. Does require taking it apart though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED 58 View Post
    Ah that sucks, I read somewhere that taking it apart voids its warranty, cannot confirm that since it wasnt on the MSI website.
    Wants to upgrade GPU, doesn't want to take apart computer.

    What computer company voids warranty because the computer was opened? If you don't break shit inside the laptop when opening it, and for some reason you have to send it back to get fixed on warranty, they'll see the sticker seal broken, check inside of what's going on is something you did like upgrading RAM or something else. If what you did didn't cause the problem, they won't reject the warranty.

    There's like tons of these kinds of threads asking about MSI warranty and opening their laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewtoys View Post
    Wants to upgrade GPU, doesn't want to take apart computer.

    What computer company voids warranty because the computer was opened? If you don't break shit inside the laptop when opening it, and for some reason you have to send it back to get fixed on warranty, they'll see the sticker seal broken, check inside of what's going on is something you did like upgrading RAM or something else. If what you did didn't cause the problem, they won't reject the warranty.

    There's like tons of these kinds of threads asking about MSI warranty and opening their laptops.
    I have no problems opening it up, I knew i would eventually have to in able to install my SSD anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewtoys View Post
    MSI only GT and GX Series use MXM.
    MSI GP series is not upgrade able because the graphics card is soldered on the motherboard.

    https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3481632/all

    Same base model the MSI GP60, but OP's has a GT 840M instead.

    Always better just to pull it apart to clean it up while checking to see if it uses MXM.
    Great and very correct.
    @OP though I did read you can send it in for upgrades though.
    http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-...-settings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeAm_FaTaL View Post
    Great and very correct.
    @OP though I did read you can send it in for upgrades though.
    http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-...-settings.html
    I didn't see anything in that link about upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED 58 View Post
    I didn't see anything in that link about upgrading.
    Sorry posted the wrong link. And not at my home pc so cant check my history right this second.
    http://www.msi.com/product/notebook/...#hero-overview But as far as the mxm slot goes most msi laptops gpu is mounted in mxm slot.
    http://www.msi.com/product/notebook/...#hero-overview That 950m gpu appears to mainly be mounted that way anyway. Your odds are really looking good.
    But these guys can answer you better. http://www.msi.com/support
    The question is how much more can your cpu and other hardware handle. And exactly how hot is too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeAm_FaTaL View Post
    Sorry posted the wrong link. And not at my home pc so cant check my history right this second.
    http://www.msi.com/product/notebook/...#hero-overview But as far as the mxm slot goes most msi laptops gpu is mounted in mxm slot.
    http://www.msi.com/product/notebook/...#hero-overview That 950m gpu appears to mainly be mounted that way anyway. Your odds are really looking good.
    But these guys can answer you better. http://www.msi.com/support
    The question is how much more can your cpu and other hardware handle. And exactly how hot is too hot.
    Thanks for those. My friend has the same CPU and is sporting a 970m right now, I can't imagine needing anything higher than that for now. I'm pretty sure my GPU is actually the bottleneck atm.

    As far as heat goes, I have a pretty nice laptop cooler, it keeps my GPU (overclocked) below 80 degrees Celsius while my GPU fan is on low. I also monitor my temperatures regularly.

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