MSI TRIDENT 3 - Upgrades

vigilantine

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Hi there, I'm new to this forum. I have a Trident 3 (MSI Desktop PC Trident 3 Trident 3 Arctic VR7RD-048US Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700 (3.60 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit) and I recently updated the SSD and RAM in the computer but still getting somewhat sluggish performance wiht CAD software.
I have been updating windows updates and NVIDIA updates since purchasing the machine a few years ago, but recently started getting slow. Thought the SSD/RAM update would take care of it, but want to now try BIOS or MSI hardware updates but couldn't find the solution. When I go to the Trident support page there is no listing of any updates for the bios, manuals, or any software to ensure MSI updates are completed. Anyone have guidance?
Mike
What do you mean slow? Fps drop?
slow down to run software? both? how many ram to you? what frequency of your ram(in mhz)?
 
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What do you mean slow? Fps drop?
slow down to run software? both? how many ram to you? what frequency of your ram(in mhz)?
Thanks for the response, my bad with the last posting, this forum is quite glitchy... I had to open like 3 web browsers to get this forum to work, finally settled on Mozilla which allows it to work properly.

I am working with CAD software not gaming so likely there is some recent update they have made to the software that is causing some sort of hardware/driver interference. I haven't updated any of the MSI recommended updates like most of my other computers provide update services (lenovo, dell, apple, etc). I'm hoping to update the bios and any official ethernet or drivers beyond windows updates. Funny enough, part of the reason I came on this forum is that the support page: https://www.msi.com/Desktop/support/Trident-3 wasn't showing any entries on those other browsers but now that I'm on Mozilla, it shows it. Lol... I guess MSI programmers are busy with programming machines rather than coding websites.

Anyone on here using their Trident 3 for CAD software figure out what MSI software / driver updates not to install? A BIOS update may be smart also, but the system is working right now the question is take the risk to update this machine or wait until MSI gets their Trident X or Prestige series back in stock and just buy a new machine?
 

vigilantine

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Thanks for the response, my bad with the last posting, this forum is quite glitchy... I had to open like 3 web browsers to get this forum to work, finally settled on Mozilla which allows it to work properly.

I am working with CAD software not gaming so likely there is some recent update they have made to the software that is causing some sort of hardware/driver interference. I haven't updated any of the MSI recommended updates like most of my other computers provide update services (lenovo, dell, apple, etc). I'm hoping to update the bios and any official ethernet or drivers beyond windows updates. Funny enough, part of the reason I came on this forum is that the support page: https://www.msi.com/Desktop/support/Trident-3 wasn't showing any entries on those other browsers but now that I'm on Mozilla, it shows it. Lol... I guess MSI programmers are busy with programming machines rather than coding websites.

Anyone on here using their Trident 3 for CAD software figure out what MSI software / driver updates not to install? A BIOS update may be smart also, but the system is working right now the question is take the risk to update this machine or wait until MSI gets their Trident X or Prestige series back in stock and just buy a new machine?
I'm sorry I don't know what is a CAD software is, here is a link that will explain you how to install a bios, but first of all check which pcb you have (you have to open your pc and look in the bottom left corner of the wifi module and towards the fan cpu) if you have a 2.1 pcb you have to take the A20 bios otherwise if you have a 1.0 pcb you have to take the 520 bios. or you can do win+R and search msinfo32 and you will see what bios you got
be careful, the operation can render your computer unusable.

the forum was better before ,I have to go through internet explorer for it to work :/
 
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Kiriakos-GR

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Hello, I did read all six pages and no one mention of how he receives from MSI vBIOS updates for the Trident 3 first Gen?
I am now aware that some GTX 1060 6GB OC (black GPU cooler) originally designed for use with Trident 3, MSI sold few of those VGA as single retail or bulk products.

After performing an in depth Google search I was lucky to find GPU-Z trace from those GTX 1060 6GB OC which some were sold under the product name iGAMER.

Now I wish to know if NV809MH0_5E1 this is the appropriate Bios for those cards.
MSI Web system ID
Serial Number 602-V809-1094SD1709000596
CHK 212
Product Name GeForce GTX 1060 6G OCV2
Model 912-V809-368
 

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luka152802d2

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I have:
Trident 3 9SC-448US
which is a 330 W PSU

can I swap the RTX 2060 for an RTX 3060 Ti?

I see the 10th gen MSI Tridents have 3060 Ti's and 330W PSUs.. but maybe still need to throttle down?
 

artbywaqas

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I'm glad I found this post. I was thinking of getting an MSI Trident 3 too but if these computers cannot even be upgraded that's a major negative for me.
 

dsmith7153702de

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Hi Everyone.
I would like to upgrade the graphics card in my 7th gen 230w trident 3.
Has anyone had success installing a gtx1660 ti or super? I believe their TPD is 120w.
My 2nd choice would be a GTX1650 Super with a TPD of 100w.
Many Thanks in advance
 
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