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u/Hunkles · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Hi, I have a gs65 2060 rtx from best buy that came with the only 1 stick of 16gb ram. I bought this: You likely have the same model I got a few months ago

and it made my games go up by like 20 fps, huge upgrade. No you don't void warranty by performing hardware swaps. But if you break anything while doing so that's a different story. Be sure to register your laptop if you can (there's a 30day deadline) with MSI for their free 1 yr accident plan coverage.

Since I've done the upgrade myself, it's not difficult, it's a just a bit tedious cause you have to open/close tiny latches holding onto tiny ribbons cables. Here's a video explaining: They explain it very well. Only difference you'll see with the Best buy model we have is that there's a plastic shield around CPU. Here is a few pics I took to repaste it if you're wondering what it looks like under that heatsink:

You don't need any special tools besides a screwdriver. (Don't be the guy who buys the 20$ computer repair 10-tool kit just for adding ram and a ssd[tho nice to have]) It's going to take you like 20 minutes first time because if you've never done it you're going to be very careful. If you're wondering about the SSD brand, mine was a blue Kingston 512gb

u/zandm7 · 4 pointsr/MSILaptops

Note that the following instructions only apply if your laptop's wireless card is an M.2.

0. Make sure you download drivers from Intel's site before replacing your card in case you lose WiFi access upon installing the new one.

  1. Buy Intel 8265 here or 8260 here if you don't care about MU-MIMO support and want to save ~$5.

  2. Open up the bottom panel of your laptop. Make sure your laptop is fully shut off before doing this. Find out how to do this by just Googling it. Generally not too hard to do, just be careful not to misplace screws and/or break your laptop or any of the clips that hold the panel in.

  3. Locate your wireless card (it should look very similar to the new one you bought, obviously) and disconnect it from the M.2 slot as well as the antennae.

  4. Attach the antennae to your new card before slotting it in, making sure to match black with black and white with white.

  5. Slot the new card into the M.2 slot.

  6. Put the back panel back on, reboot computer, install drivers.

  7. ???

  8. Profit!
u/questorthews · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

I have the exact same laptop and purchased this one from amazon:

Works great and I can even fit my laptop in a neoprene sleeve that i bought from amazon as well in the book bag. Link to that as well here:

edit: If you have any questions feel free to ask, I use mine for work and travel.

u/ggm1990 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

That's a different version than the one I have. I actually upgraded mine with the firecuda sshd as well and that's working great for me although I bought a 2.5mm spacer because I'm OCD and the old drive was 9.5mm height. My MSI wasn't equipped with an area for an additional ssd but you could try something like this if you have an optical drive you won't use:

Please know that I didn't look at the specs for your specific laptop and don't know if this one will fit. I would imagine there is something similar available if you really need a second SSD. If you go this route you'll wanna make sure your laptop has a SATA connector to plug into and that the expansion bay will physically fit into your laptop.

Edit: I think the drive expansion I linked is for a standard size ssd also. If you buy the smaller laptop specific ssd you'll need something else

u/xPPK · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I know this won't work for your lap but thought I'd leave the link to the "cooler" I use, works great

Arkscan LS22 Laptop Stand for Macbook...

It elevates the laptop and provides better ventilation.

u/BananaRambamba1276 · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

This is exactly what I got:

Gives you the perfect amount of clearance for the fans to breath and it travels really well.

Edit: I actually saw that someone else here picked this up for their laptop and said it was great

u/zzzxxx0110 · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

This one:


Fits perfectly, very well-made with thick material, offers great protection!

u/bentheiphone · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I own an older ghost which has 2x M.2(SATA) bays and 1x 2.5inch (SATA) bay, and from what I have seen yours has somewhat the same setup. So yes the 2.5in sandisk SSD you linked is compatible but it will replace your current hard drive. The rubber feet have disappeared over time for me and I have just given up on keeping them on but I would look for heat resistant super glue, dont know about the felt. If you want to replace/add an SSD without replacing your HDD then look for an 80mm SATA3 B+M keyed M.2 SSD. This is what I purchased to upgrade my laptop. Im not sure about the ribbon, but i would be happy to awnser any more questions

u/vince0000 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I use the havit cooler and two opolar vacumn.

Vacumns work great, cooler not sure how much difference it actually makes but vacumn you can go hot to the touch to totally cool when touching the aluminum case above the keyboard.

OPOLAR Laptop Fan with Temperature Display and Cooling Pads

HAVIT 5 Fans Laptop Cooling Pad for 14-17 Inch Laptop, Cooler Pad with LED Light, Dual USB 2.0 Ports, Adjustable Mount Stand (HV-F2068)

u/wolfgame · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Sounds like your stand is pushing air in to the general area, so it should be less of an issue, but if it's pushing air directly in to the vents, then it may be adding stress to the fans. What I'm talking about is longer term than a BF1 session, but more along the lifetime of the fans.

That said, I think that because the laptop is elevated away from the fans, they may just be helping to move hot air away from the laptop, which is good and can help with the flow.

The type of pad that I was referring to was the type that the laptop sits directly on, like this one

u/cranker88 · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

This is what I used to cool my GS43VR: Cooling fans for gaming laptop

It cools off from 90C to around 80C'ish on high. But it holds laptop and not really for you to type on it.

The best temp cooling is when I re-paste CPU/GPU with Grizzly's liquid metal. Temp drop from 90C to 65-70C. Combine with the cooling fan then it goes below 60C!

u/agoligh89 · 4 pointsr/MSILaptops

Hey man, same thing happened to my 6RE. I bought these off of Amazon and they work like beasts. All you need is a small Phillips screwdriver, and I mean small.
And remember the void if tampered stickers are BS so don’t be afraid to poke through the sticker.

I also recommend replacing both fans and not just one so they have symmetrical life and power.

QUETTERLEE Replacement New...

u/LTHardcase · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I have a GT73VR, but also have a GL62M as a backup machine. It comes with an M.2 SSD, but also has an empty 2.5" HDD slot. I opened it up and put one in to transfer some stuff. So you have the option of replacing the NVMe SSD, or adding a 2.5 SSD. As far an NVMe, the 1TB 970 EVO is the most popular choice right now. It's crazy, I bought a 1TB 960 EVO for $499.99 in 2017 and its successor is way better and $200 cheaper.

u/TowMater66 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Bought a new fan, installed it myself, and it fixed the problem!! Easy job, too. Just a small screwdriver and some tweezers.


The fan that fixed it!

u/no_strife · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Max operating temp for the i7-6700hq is 100°.

However, if you'd prefer the temperature to be lower for peace of mind, vacuum coolers like this and this are generally the most effective way to lower laptop cpu/gpu temps aside from undervolting.

u/IrishBreakfast · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

No problem! Happy to help out fellow owners, especially since I was so frustrated by this myself.

As far as I know the branding doesn't really matter, so long as the size and speed are the same. I got the kind that the Crucial website said was compatible ( and just stuck it into the second RAM slot on the motherboard and haven't run into any compatibility issues yet. You could get a kit of two matching 8gb sticks from the same brand to install instead if you're worried about any compatibility problems.

Only annoying thing about the installation is that the motherboard inside the laptop is flipped upside down, so you'll need a screwdriver, a teardown guide (there are a bunch on youtube) and some patience to get in and get to the RAM slots. It's actually very easy to do, but it's just a bit tedious. I can tell you it's definitely worth it though, plus you'll have to do the same thing in the future if you want to upgrade your SSD or add more storage.

u/niceguyjin · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

This is the one I got. Nice and quiet, and gets good airflow if you raise the 2 back feet. The laptop sometimes slides down so I might mod it with some little stick-on plastic stoppers.

u/noobstaah · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

So from the product manual, that i'm seeing here,


your laptop have 1x M.2 PCIe/SATA Combo slot and 1x M.2 PCIe slot. and the ssd that you mentioned in specs is nvme/pcie ssd. Therefore i can assume that you can buy either m.2 sata or m.2 pcie/nvme drive. both will work. but i would recommend buying m.2 ssd for mass storage if you are not doing any kind of video editing. you can buy e.g. crucial mx500 1tb. Or if you are doing video editing or really hard core work that require insane amount of read write ssd speeds then buy samsung 970 evo.

How to configure in laptop:

- if u buy sata ssd: remove the alrdy installed ssd and put it in pcie only slot. put new sata ssd in combo slot.

- if u buy pcie/nvme ssd: install it in the second empty slot. dont touch alrdy installed ssd.



since you want 32 gb, you would need to replace both ram sticks. Also since laptop has intel cpu, ram of speeds 2667 are enough. buy a kit of 2x16gb 2667mhz and just replace the old rams. you can buy this and use it. i have recently installed 8gb ballistix stick in my laptop to make it 2x 8gb. works great.


Several videos are online to open up ur laptop. e.g. this one. just follow.

u/_kittenslave_ · 5 pointsr/MSILaptops

Most places I've seen people say coolers are just a bunch of bs and don't even work, and can even interfere with the air intake. You're better off getting something like this, so the laptop is some distance off the table with a mesh bottom, so better airflow.

The issue is the fact laptops don't usually have much clearance off the desk, so there is mnimial airflow. Raising it just an inch even, works wonders.

u/JimmyBobby22 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Go to come with admin rights. Type "wmic memorychip get speed" and it will tell you your ram speed. I have the 8SE which was 2666. I believe yours is the same. I just upgraded my msi and added this stick of ram. Worked perfectly

u/erickdredd · 5 pointsr/MSILaptops

I wouldn't worry about the screen not closing flush, personally. Looking at mine, I see a similar gap on the left side but it's so minor that I never noticed it until now.

That's the same laptop my wife got, this is the RAM we bought to put into it. It definitely only had 1x16GB stick in there.

u/ckopoct · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

No reason it won't last a few more years . The most likely culprit is dust. If you are comfortable opening it up, give it a real good cleaning and definitely consider a repaste. I suspect your temperatures will drop at least 10c. I use this cooling pad and it makes a big difference. It's nearly silent.

u/BCann777 · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Gaming Laptop Cooling Pad with 200mm Blue LED Fan

This is the one I have. Works very well.

u/sadistic_angel · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

this style seems to be popular right now. There's a bunch of different models that you can find on Amazon.

u/Werespider · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I use a standard laptop cooler stand with a pair of these. I have the GS60 with one on each exhaust fan (my model only has two). They can get a bit noisy at full blast, but I almost never see temps over 70c with a +125mHz OC on the GPU.

60-70c is normal for laptops under load, and even 80c shouldn't be damaging. Better safe than sorry though.

Here's a picture of my fans.

u/WheretheLightDies · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I personally use one of these since i'm pretty much always on the road.

u/Stockmarket11 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I bought a cooling pad like this and now I never have temperature problems with my GE72VR

u/gorilla1088 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I just purchased this kaka backpack reviews are very promising. KAKA Terylene Fabric Backpack for 17-Inch Laptops - Black

u/gyeung · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

I couldn't see the official labeling/branding on the product. Just to be safe, get this.

u/BaconIsntThatGood · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

SATA isn't really that large - it's just a connection interface. The slot supports both PCIe and SATA - you can get M.2 drives that have an SATA interface


M.2 is a form factor - and the board has allotted the physical spaaaaaace for an M.2 drive that uses a PCIe or SATA connection

u/Schwertmeisterin · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

This holds my GE72, power adapter, mouse, headset + sketchbooks, pencil pouch, and a paperback novel. Needless to say, it holds a lot.

u/ToastyJoe · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

I use this

Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Gaming Laptop Cooling Pad with 200mm Blue LED Fan

on my GS70

u/iRawrz · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

This is what I have been using based off of another user's recommendation. The portability is a huge plus, slips right into the pocket in my backpack.

u/Ktarn · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I am using With my msi gs63vr 7RG. Idle I am sitting at 50c. With the pad before I was sitting in 53 to 58c. In ghost recon wildlands I am sitting at 80c vs 90c with cooler boost on and no cooling pad. With the pad and cooler boost I get more FPS and stay cooler.

On avg I noticed about a 10c various between with pad and without. Also these temps was with driving the laptop screen plus a 2560x1080 monitor.

u/blazinarno · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I'm also looking for a cooling pad for my 17.3in Stealth Pro. Have you looked at the ones on Amazon? 1 or 2

u/yetanotherfriggename · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

Well first off make sure the laptop is slightly elevated (pop bottle caps work nicely) as this makes a few degree difference with these units. Secondly its not unusual for this series to run 80-90 at full tilt. You wont see above 90c as this is its set full thermal throttle limit. If you download intel extreme tuning utility you can see the throttling percentage as it starts. Starting at just over 80-85 it starts to ramp up, usually maxing at 50%.

With this utility you can also lower your temps and improve your speed by overclocking (don't worry, it only allows for a very slight OC) and undervolting 20-50mv. Doesn't sound like much but with a completely failed CPU fan on one of this series (pe72, same exact guts) I dropped an easy 5c.

Another solid way is to get some kind of decent cooling pad. Do be warned there really isn't one sold that moves much air you can feel as they run off of USB. Try not to let that fool you, the amount of airflow from even a cheap unit helped my system go from a 75-80ish idle to about 50. Keep in mind my results will be greater than yours since I have a completely unusable fan.

Also keep in mind when you game your going to heat up the CPU from GPU heat as the heat pipes are all connected for some odd reason. If you google image search you will see what I mean.

TLDR: These units always run hot, try propping it up + cooling pad, try undervolting the process (no loss in performance)

u/Ethom11 · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

Here it is. There are more expensive options but this one is very quiet and does the trick.

u/ljreyl · 5 pointsr/MSILaptops

No need for a cooling pad, just get a small laptop stand.

Steklo MacBook Pro Stand - X-Stand Aluminum Laptop Stand for 12 13 15 17 inch - Adjustable Laptop Stand for Desk Portable Foldable Compact Universal Computer Cooling MacBook Stand (New Version 2019)

This alone dropped temps 3-5c and I highly recommend it.

u/ThatGuyinNY · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I've got a cooling pad and play BF1 heavily and also have the Vive headset so lots of VR games. I've seen a -10C degree difference when using the cooling pad and the internal fans on high. (I always use the internal fans on high when playing. As someone said, they are cheaper to replace than the GPU or CPU.)

I use this one. It's got two different elevation levels on the legs at the top. My only complaint is that the little pieces that flip out at the bottom to keep the laptop from sliding off are pretty flimsy. But it does its job for me.

Someone on the subreddit recently stated that cooling pads are bad because the fans could somehow damage the internal fans. Not sure how that could happen as the force of the fans in the cooling pad is relatively light. Nothing like that has happened to my 17" GT72 6RE.

u/hanako--feels · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

not sure. i bought the sleeve + tried to avoid packing it in a backpack like i did before just to avoid it all-together and so far no other damage has come up...

i would think that it does help prevent it because it would distribute pressure more evenly but once that "dot" appears, there doesn't seem to be a way to make it go away since it seems like some kind of screen damage.

mine was quite small that i would forget it was there for 95% of the time so i didn't rma it. i'm not sure how you feel about yours though, especially since it was a month in

edit: link to sleeve i bought. ASIN = B076ZQ21DS, Item Model Number = J3732, just to make sure it's the same one

u/shubham_2206 · 1 pointr/MSILaptops

Not sure about the first problem (maybe you need to use the dedicated jack for mic) but the connection drop problem can only be solved by replacing the wireless network card. It comes with a Killer network card which is horrible for daily use. I've tried a couple of things like removing Killer networking suite and using the drivers which Windows installs but to no avail. Only solution is to replace it with an Intel card (