CPU/GPU STILL HITS 90C AFTER UNDERVOLTING!! MSI GS63 8RE

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  1. Nicky Samala

    Nicky Samala Newbie

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    Hi!

    Need help if there's any other way to fix the thermals on my MSI GS63 8RE laptop

    Specs:
    i7-8750H
    GTX 1060
    16GB DDR4

    GPU undervolting done through MSI afterburner. Set MV @ 900 with 1885 MHz frequency then already offset voltage @ -125mv through ThrottleStop.

    Dragon Center configuration is at Comfort with Cooler Boost. At least the thermals went down from 95C - 90C but are there any other ways to bring this down in a software standpoint?

    I'm afraid if I have this repasted the warranty will be voided. Need help PLEASE THANK YOU!!
     
  2. xLima

    xLima Notebook Evangelist

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    Throttlestop, set multiplier to 34 or 36x, would solve your issue, worst case disable turbo boost.

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    Considering the steps you have already taken, those temps are totally unacceptable. It seem inescapable with the undervolting and still having ludicrous thermals that you need to repaste. If you are in a dirty environment with lots of dust, cigarette smoke, hair and/or pet dander, the fans and heat sinks might also have some clogging issues that can be remedied with a good cleaning while it is apart.

    If you are in the US (and probably many other areas) voiding the warranty for working on your own laptop would be illegal. Now, if you break something in the process, that is a different story. Whatever you break would not be covered under warranty and you'd have to buy your own replacement part(s) or pay to have the work done.

    Where did you purchase it? Have you spoken with the people that sold it to you?
     
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  4. Nicky Samala

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    - This was acquired in Atlanta, GA but I'm in the Philippines rn. I may have to ask some people in some service centers here for assurance. But I was informed though that MSI's thermal pads suck
     
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    Pretty hot for a 1060!

    When you run a benchmark like 3DMark Firestrike is your card ACTUALLY sitting at 1885MHZ the whole time? If it’s fluctuating down, try a lower undervolt. 0.900v is not much of an undervolt honestly!
    The main issue is the factory thermal paste for sure. It is likely uneven, and inadequate thermal transfer. But beyond that, I think you can see the same points/performance by lowering your overall clock speed, lowering the undervolt even more, and keeping it cooler overall. If you can repaste on top of that, you may be able to increase clock speed a bit more? It’s really guess and check. Pascal scales the core clock differently than Turing does, so be wary of looking at RTX card settings/recommendations.
     
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    GrandesBollas Notebook Consultant

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    I bought my GS63 at Best Buy in the US. I see temperatures like this all the time. I've done all the steps you have as well. The culprit is certainly with the factory thermal paste. I also notice uneven core temps indicating that the CPU heat sink is not level as well. If it wasn't for the inverted motherboard, I'd have disassembled and reapplied the necessary fixes - liquid metal, better thermal pads, etc.

    Two important lessons learned for me: buy from a reseller rather than a consumer outlet (there's a reason for the lower price); and never buy a laptop with an inverted motherboard.
     
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  7. ryzeki

    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I concur with the suggestions, your best course of action is to repaste. Either the factory paste was done poorly or maybe the heatsink was/is not properly seated/screwed.
     
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  8. Mr. Fox

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    Hmm, that might have some bearing on what is happening. If you are using the laptop in a tropical environment rather than a climate controlled (air conditioned) space, you may not be able to do much to improve on the temps. There may be nothing wrong other than the place you are using it is too hot. You need ambient temps in the 70-75°F (21-23°C) range to not have thermal management challenges with a laptop. Even a liquid cooled desktop is going to get a little bit warmer than ideal in that scenario. I see your outdoor temperatures are in the 32ish°C range (about 89-90°F). If that is the environment it is being used in without any air conditioning, then it's not running hotter than I would expect it to be.
     
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