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G73SW upgraded to GTX 560M! Working Great! How to + 3DMark11 Results.

Muratus
Level 10
Well after a couple small issues it all worked out and my G73SW is running a GTX 560M. The 560M came from a G53SX.

First are a few pics of the 2 cards side by side. The 560M is on the Left and the 460M on the right.

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You can see the heatsinks are very similar but the 560M's covers more of the card.

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When the heatsinks are removed, the cards are pretty much identical as far as the layout. I decided to use the 460M's heatsink. What I did is cut off the part of the 560M's heatsink that is not covered by the 460M's heatsink. Then I lined up and attached it to the 460M's heatsink. I used some Quick Steal to connect them. The stuff is great, hardens quick and like steel.

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The last picture is the 560M with the modified heatsink mounted on the motherboard. You can also see my relocated DC Jack wires coming off my new SW Motherboard. The last one died a horrible death.

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The laptop booted right up with no problems until Windows 8 loaded. It refused every attempt to install drivers for the 560M. First it kept giving an error that it was the wrong hardware for those drivers. I got past that by using the .inf file from this site: http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/30120-v31421-windows-8-64bit-nvidia-mobile-oem/

I would now get up to the point where the drivers tried to installed, but always failed. And after starting a thread here at ROG forums. Adamsyes had the answer "boot with signature driver disabled (metro>settings>general>windows boot options)". That did it! Drivers installed.

I've been playing a bit with 3DMark11, pushing my clocks. Here is a screen shot with the best stable score I was able to get so far.

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I'm now on the look out for a affordable 670M from a G75. They are quite a bit different shape, so I'm not sure if it can be done. I sure want to try though.

Anyway let me know what you think or have any questions let me know.
Asus G73M (Used to be G73SW-BST6 now renamed to M for the Muratus edition)

  • Intel Core i7-2630QM
  • 1080p (1920x1080) LCD (upgraded)
  • Samsung pm830 256GB SSD
  • Sansung 750GB 7200rmp 2nd HD
  • Bluetooth ( added )
  • Blu-ray/DVD ( upgraded )
  • Windows 8 Pro 64bit


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@ansformore, I would assume that you are asking how to get the nVidia drivers installed with the original BIOS. I believe that isn't practical, since you are running a different video card for which the system was not designed.
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

ansformore
Level 7
I ned your help please
thank a lot

Redfox442
Level 7
Im having the same issue with the driver install however, I am using windows 7 64-bit, not windows 8. Any idea on fixing?

Redfox442 wrote:
Im having the same issue with the driver install however, I am using windows 7 64-bit, not windows 8. Any idea on fixing?

Try the nVidia drivers from nVidia's website. Those are pretty universal.
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

Redfox442
Level 7
That was my first step, when I run the .exe it says that it couldn’t find compatible graphics hardware. I am having difficulty getting the computer to recognize the 560 in device manager or dxdiag. Maratus says this:

“I would now get up to the point where the drivers tried to installed, but always failed. And after starting a thread here at ROG forums. Adamsyes had the answer "boot with signature driver disabled (metro>settings>general>windows boot options)". That did it! Drivers installed.”

Is there a way I can do this in windows 7? "boot with signature driver disabled" I know that this is probably my best shot at a solution.
My other guess is that a generic video driver is being run via the intel HD 2000 graphics and not on the dedicated gpu, therefore causing for no need to enable the gpu in the first place. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP... I really want to utilize this graphics card, its been almost a YEAR! 🙂

Can someone send me to vasilev123@gmail.com moded nvidia drivers for win 10 64 bit gtx 560m video. Laptop model is G73jw