MSI GS73VR 7RF constantly hitting 95-100 C°

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I have an MSI GS73VR 7RF which performance wise is good. However the temperature since purchase is ridiculous, at times hitting 100 C° but generally running at 95 C° unless I direct a room fan onto the laptop itself.

I have emailed MSI and they want £89.99 just to check it (before fixtures). My friend who had the laptop before me (he transfered to a desktop and so I purchased the laptop from him) actually sent it away to MSI over the same problem but they didn't fix it and still took his money. I am a little angry with MSI for the lack of after care.

I play League of legends (a well optimized game) and if I don't have an actual room fan blowing on it (I always use a cooling pad + cooler boost engaged), the temperatures roar.

I also play Black Desert Online. This is heavy on the system, but even on the lowest optimal performance setting the laptop still burns up to 90-95 C° within 5 or so minutes if I don't use a house fan blowing behind it (again, I always use my cooling pad and cooler boost is engaged whilst playing).

For me to play games on this gaming laptop I have to have the cooler boost on, a laptop cooling pad AND a room fan blowing behind the laptop. With all of these on the laptop still can get too hot to touch at parts.

Can anyone give me a suggestion of what I could do.

Thanks.


Edit: I spoke to the friend I purchased it from last night and he'd already sent the laptop to MSI, they said they refurbished but it had no effect whatsover on the PC. They still took his money.
 
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Crazydonkey

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Did you encounter any stutter or performance problems?
You can try to decrease the performance by setting the shift mode to comfort in Dragon Center.
If the problem still remains, maybe you need to change the thermal pad and thermal grease.
 
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If I decrese the performance setting I get more stuttering and performance issues than on sport/turbo mode. If I run it on comfort or eco settings (and get the stuttering/performance problems) it still gets stupid hot. It was sent in for refurbishment a while ago. I've just spoke to MSI again over the phone and they said to email them with the details (repair number and such). When I get a break from uni (and dont need the laptop) I'll see if they'll take it back and repair what they said they would first time. Thanks for the reply. I'll mention to them this needs doing.

Thanks for the reply mate :)
 

Amaella

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MSI will do nothing for you. The laptop is just made to operate to the hardware's limit so they can ask more money for it - all companies do that, they push to the max, especially thin laptops start suffering a lot there. To start with I recommend undervolting, if that does not bring it below 90 then you will be looking at a repaste. And not one from msi - they will just smear the same stuff on it that is there now which will not solve anything. Liquid metal will solve the issue but void warranty, another good thermal paste might reduce the temps by a few degrees and it might be just enough to make it ok. Google around a bit with these things, aside from undervolting it all requires taking the thing apart on your own (without breaking anything or using liquid metal warranty will be fine but these laptops are very fragile).
 

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any fast hitting 95-100C for oem setting ,,,need only new thermal paste
undervolt helps ,,but must set cpu ratio limit under power limit ??? or only raise cpu speed witch undervolt --better temperatures is minimal

cpu ratio + undervolt
or lower power limit PL1 long PL2 short
or iccmax -current limit VR/iccmax

check your configuration ?? using any OC or not oem setting ??? load bios defaults -save ,,and test dragon center --sport or similar profile
.....gpu need msi afterburner + custom curve
 
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