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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
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    Asus G75VW-BBK5 With Upgraded GTX 780M GPU Success!

    So after many many hours and help from Dreamonic, this Mod is a success story. I officially have a G75VW with an upgraded GPU.
    Requirements:
    • Many Hours of time
    • 780M GPU from a G750JH
    • Heatsink from 780M GPU
    • Modify heatsinks and chassis for fitting
    • soldering skills
    • Modified system bios with 780M VBIOS inserted
    • Bridged 780M BIOS chip for bypass so it will allow the read of the OROM.
    • Custom NVIDIA drivers.



    Ill have more pics and stats to come after I get everything cleaned up and put back together.





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    Laptop (Model)Asus G73sw
    MotherboardAsusTek Computer Inc.
    Processori7 2630m 2.0
    Memory (part number)10gb 1333 Kingston 4-4-2-0
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia Gtx 460m 1Gb 128bit
    Monitor1600x900 17'3
    Storage #1500gb Seagate 7200rpm
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    wow thats great ! congrats man ! one question ... Are you using thermal paste on the vrams instead of thermal pads ?

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    ROG Enthusiast Array 0neWinged PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
    Mouse ASUS ROG GX950 Laser Mouse
    OS Windows 10 Pro X64
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    Quote Originally Posted by ll_r1d0_ll View Post
    wow thats great ! congrats man ! one question ... Are you using thermal paste on the vrams instead of thermal pads ?
    Thank you very much!
    I am. I'm using Gelid Extreme. And using a decent amount do to pads being thicker than paste.

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    Congratulations
    Nice to see when mods like this come to fruition..

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    ROG Enthusiast Array 0neWinged PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
    Mouse ASUS ROG GX950 Laser Mouse
    OS Windows 10 Pro X64
    Network RouterASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless-AC3200
    Accessory #1 Upgraded Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus 4.0 Bluetooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhdj View Post
    Congratulations
    Nice to see when mods like this come to fruition..
    Thank you. Huge step thats for sure. Now just having issues with the drivers. Tried modified drivers, but getting errors. Deamon.exe error and in device manager getting GTX 780m "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

    me and Dreamonic are doing some troubleshoot, but havent had any luck as of yet. Loaded up GPU-Z and shows the gpu, but bios are "unknown"

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    Rog Freak Array ll_r1d0_ll PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G73sw
    MotherboardAsusTek Computer Inc.
    Processori7 2630m 2.0
    Memory (part number)10gb 1333 Kingston 4-4-2-0
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia Gtx 460m 1Gb 128bit
    Monitor1600x900 17'3
    Storage #1500gb Seagate 7200rpm
    Storage #2640gb WD 5400rpm
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    Power Supply120w Asus Oem AC adapter
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0neWinged View Post
    Thank you very much!
    I am. I'm using Gelid Extreme. And using a decent amount do to pads being thicker than paste.
    ahaan well thats great !

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    ROG Enthusiast Array 0neWinged PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
    Mouse ASUS ROG GX950 Laser Mouse
    OS Windows 10 Pro X64
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    jmhdj

    So I have new problems now. Drivers show card is there, but with problems. With some more bios flashing and driver tweaking we got it working fully. Only problem was it wouldnt boost past 135Mhz. we then began with more flashing and drivers mods.
    until all of a sudden the wifi was no longer working. It was connected and secured, but "no Internet". ran troubleshoot and says one or more internet protocols are missing. tried some more trouble shooting with that with no luck. So I then said screw it will just plug ethernet in and download the lower version NVIDIA drivers I wanted. Well I unlugged laptop from charger, connected laptop to ethernet. Downloaded NVIDIA driver and updated Win10 wireless driver.
    Installed new wireless driver. Unplugged Ethernet and did a reboot... only to be blessed with a black screen.
    I checked bridge and it was still good.
    So today I put 660m in to see if it would boot which it does.
    took off bridge and put 780m in, black screen.
    bridged it, black screen. Also GPU fan no longer spinning.

    I think I might have killed the card, more on the VRM side of things.
    Heatsink plate was pretty warm, but not hot. Copper heatpipes pretty warm, but not hot.
    This all happened after a reboot, not your typical GPU overheat and laptop shut off.

    Any ideas?

    Update: I also cant access bios with 780m in. UEFI is off. Screen turns on, just stays black. No sound of windows boot in the background.
    Last edited by 0neWinged; 06-15-2016 at 02:26 AM.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array 0neWinged PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
    Mouse ASUS ROG GX950 Laser Mouse
    OS Windows 10 Pro X64
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    Here is the proof of my G75VW running a GTX 780m GPU. Still have issues as stated above. This is a SS of it working though. I still have troubleshooting to do and will update in time.
    for now, this is all I really have to show.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Dreamonic PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS GX800VHK (Intel CM238/IDA154) w/Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-7820HK @ 4.8Ghz (+150mV) FCBGA 1440
    Memory (part number)64GB (PC4-22400) @ 18-18-18-38-53 (76.D305G.D060B)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +200/+800 w/Custom VBIOS
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +200/+800 w/Custom VBIOS
    MonitorASUS PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 @ 100Hz w/G-SYNC (mDP-to-DP)
    Storage #13x Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD RAID0 (S316NY0HA00959)
    CPU CoolerASUS GX800VHK Water Cooling Dock
    CaseASUS GX800VHK Chassis
    Power SupplyASUS 2x 330W Power Adapter (AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz, 16.9A/19.5V)
    Keyboard ASUS ROG Claymore
    Mouse ASUS ROG Spatha
    Headset ASUS STRIX 7.1 Gaming Headset
    Mouse Pad ASUS ROG Whetstone
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64 / Arch Linux w/KDE Plasma
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    After I removed the MXM signature in the OROM VBIOS followed with the 780M bridged BIOS chip, things started working properly but POST was then painfully slow (like a full minute). The display drivers finally installed (no code 43) and the card was finally working. Enough so at least for 0neWinged to get this screenshot. Then the joys of modding happened, more troubleshooting!

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    Why did you choose the GTX 780M?

    I'm looking to do something similar along those lines for my G75VW as well, but I was thinking 670MX as I prefer the job to 'relatively easier' without an outrageous/ difficult card mod needed.
    From what I've gathered, I also need to increase the heatsink 'height' through a double layer of the thermal paste, what types of 'paste' will be suitable?
    Finally where's the best sites to buy these cards from (I live in EU), along with the heatsink from? (pref. a kit)


    Thanks for your time.

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