Are these temperatures normal in gt62vr 7re?

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  1. wantafarma

    wantafarma Newbie

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    Hello, I would really appreciate your input regarding my new msi gt62vr 7re that i just bought with a gtx 1070 and an i7 7700hq. is it normal to have temperatures of 88C on both cpu and gpu when gaming? notice that room temperature is 30C and dragon center fan mode is set on auto. on idle, the laptop has decent temperatures of 44C on both cpu and gpu. Thank you.
     
  2. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Yeah seens normal for auto fans, what are they on max?
     
  3. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Deity

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    My GT72VR 7RE (GTX 1070, 7700HQ) I had briefly, never, ever saw temps that high on auto fan. GPU never went above 75C, ever; usually if the GPU temp exceeded 75C, the auto fans kicked in more and it dropped down to around 65C-70c maximum. CPU never exceeded 75C in any game, never came close. I have a 7820HK now though.
     
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    wantafarma Newbie

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    when fans are at 80%, gpu temperatures still reach 81C. should i return the laptop for another one of the same model?
     
  5. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I mean the temps aren't great, but that's still only 80%. If you can literally return it sure try another, otherwise if you can handle the fans it would not count as a machine you can return from temps. They aren't alarmingly high, just not the dream.
     
  6. wantafarma

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    The thing is that my temps are contradicting all the reviews, benchmarks and feedback of people who own this laptop, this leads me to believe there is something wrong with my machine. this laptop is supposed to be very efficient in cooling and i'm not sure what to do with these temps, do i really have to kick fans on max to get temps below 80 degrees? maybe with other laptops, but I don't expect this one to.
     
  7. Falkentyne

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    Check Dragon Center and make sure the fans are spinning at maximum speed. Do a search so you can find the RPM the fans are supposed to be spinning at. If the fans are spinning when using the cooler boost button, at proper RPM, then you know the fans are working.

    If the fans are working correctly, you may have a bad layer of thermal paste. Since BOTH the CPU and GPU are hot, this sort of throws out the window that the heatpipes could be defective, since the CPU and GPU use different heatpipes, not shared. So before trying to RMA, I suggest you buy some Grizzly Kryonaut thermal compound from Amazon, and repaste. It's VERY easy to do. If you've ever repasted a desktop CPU, it's even easier to do the laptop, because you have a LOT more room to work with. (with desktop CU's, you would have to remove the motherboard and all of the cables and other stuff to get the same amount of room).

    If you're still nervous about repasting, watch a video and read some guides on it. It's extremely easy to repaste a GT62VR and GT72VR and GTx3VR laptop. The GT72VR (if you have a kaby lake it's a gT72vr not gt62vr) has a different layout so you should look at some guides for it.

    This is for the GT73VR, showing how easy it is:


    The GT62VR and GT72VR should have a different layout but you can look it up (the GT62VR has more NVME/SSD slots than the GT72VR).
    Here's one for the GT72:
    Start looking at 17 minutes:



    Basically, it's a simple process:
    1) UNPLUG AC !!!!! FIRST then unscrew case, then unplug battery cable.
    2) unscrew fans. Unplug battery cable (very important. You don't want something touching the PCB with the battery still supplying standby power to the PCB).
    3) remove fans (if you need to remove the power header).
    4) unscrew CPU heatsink, clean with microfiber cloth and 90%+ alcohol, apply Kryonaut, unscrew GPU heatsink and do the same thing.

    Here's another video: it may not be your exact model.


    it's quite easy.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    A lot of reviews have cherrypicked units, and in my experience people tend to exaggerate a little / have no idea how to put their laptop under real load and play with like VSync on all day.

    Now to be fair your temps still seem too high for a "normal" GT62. But they're one of the coolest running 15" 1070 machines. They aren't too high for a normal 1070 machine, and I still would love you to check with max fans.
     
  9. Frib

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    Hi all,
    Got my MSI GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro in May 2017.
    2 weeks ago one fan stopped working.
    Yesterday second fan stopped working.
    After realizing that temperatures are very high, I installed MSI Dragon center and MSI Afterburn. All fans (GPU and CPU) are stopped at 0 rpm. WTF?!

    I tried everything:
    1- pressed the pin in the back on the laptop (I don't even know what is it for) for 30sec.
    2- installed latest versions of BIOS (E16L2IMS.308) and EC (16L2EMS1.107)
    3- Clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64
    4- Reinstall Dragon Center. Tried to select and edit all the profiles. I press the Cool Boost buton and nothing happens, except for the button's led that turn on.

    Still fans don't work. Which means I have to write this message and turn the laptop off now as it starts to burn my hands.

    Please let me know if you somehow found a way to fix this. I really want to avoid send it to warranty and wait 1 month to have it back, I really need it for work at the moment!

    Damn MSI !
    "Cooling in MSI is awesome", they told me.

    Thank in advance,
    Best regards.
     
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