GS65 Repaste Question

Discussion in 'MSI' started by BeastOG, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. heliada

    heliada Notebook Evangelist

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    To be fair I like laptops and still don't like this design :D But then again what to expect from something marketed as "thin". I am surprised it can still cool the 8750h to be fair, my gt75 is barely sufficient for it on stock paste and stock voltages lol. I guess the shared heatsink helps, everyone says they aren't good but there are some awesomely cooled shared heatsink laptops out there.
    I remember hitting over 90 degrees on cpu trying to stress test my laptop in stock and that wasn't even prime95 xD But I guess 90-95 is the new standard as my gpu also went over 90 stock (ok I blame the loose screw and half dry paste).
     
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    asm1 Notebook Consultant

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    Doing it wrong once is bad enough to make you paranoid isn't it ? :(
     
  3. Terreos

    Terreos Notebook Evangelist

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    Yep. And I've built several desktops before that and never had a problem. I even had a Alienware 17 before that which I opened a dozen times with no ESD protection and on carpets. Nothing. Just got unlucky that last time so I take extra steps to make sure it will likely never happen again. :eek:
     
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    What would you guys consider the best thermal paste to be that is non LM?
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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  6. asm1

    asm1 Notebook Consultant

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    Phobya HeGrease Extreme - thought I'd try this. Slowly working up the courage to think about doing my GE63...:eek:
     
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    I personally like IC diamond
     
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  8. BeastOG

    BeastOG Notebook Consultant

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    And this, ladies and gents, is why you search threads before you decide to be an idiot and repaste like I did.

    In all seriousness though, looking at that thread, the phobya nanogrease extreme looks like a pretty interesting paste to try considering my heatsink isn't exactly even, and I'm not even close to good enough to be able to sand down a heatsink. I could just let it go, but that OCD side is kinda kicking in here to give it a shot.
     
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  9. LarrySB

    LarrySB Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a -37 version from Best Buy that I bought a couple of months ago. I've upgraded with a second 1tb Samsung EVO960 and 32GB of RAM. While I was in there, I decided to repaste the heat sinks.

    This is a very delicate laptop. I don't recommend doing the repaste unless you have done a *lot* of this kind of work. I really would urge caution with the GS65 even for ram and ssd upgrades, as the entire mobo has to come out and there are a lot of delicate connectors to take apart.

    I found that one of the thermal pads on a VRM inductor was pinched and folded from the factory. The CPU was a bit overgooped, the GPU was reasonably well done. In addition to a bunch of thermal pads, a section of VRM components was coupled to the heat pipes with a blue colored, thick, rubbery type of heat compound.

    I cleaned all the existing grease off, including the thick blue stuff off the VRM parts. I carefully placed all of the thermal pads in their proper locations so that they would mate with the cooler correctly.

    I used Thermaltake TG-7, 'cause that's what they had at the local store. Comes with a little spatula. Spread it thinly and evenly on CPU, GPU and dabbed each of the VRM components by the RAM sockets that were factory prepped with the blue paste.

    If you look carefully, several of the cooler screws are marked with numbers. Since they were marked with black marker at the factory after each was tightened, I followed the same order in torque down sequence. Little at a time, nice and even.

    After re-assembly, I haven't done a full thorough benchmark. But in running Furmark, I do not hit thermal throttle anymore. I do hit power limit throttling, but with fans running in the default performance mode, temps are running in the 70's. Framerates are steady for extended periods. No need for cooler-boost fan mode.

    In my opinion, the factory pasting was OK. Had they not folded a thermal pad on a VRM inductor, it probably would have cooled better, since it likely would have seated the cooler better. I don't know. Again, I don't recommend this unless you're really comfortable with working with this stuff.

    The laptop is more of a workstation for me, rather than a game machine. Mostly I run in linux with occasional Windows 10 sessions.
     
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  10. LarrySB

    LarrySB Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ran Cinebench several times, top score on CPU was 1090, low score 1028, average 1032. CPU temps quickly go up to 90c. CPU frequency starts at 3914 and after several runs of Cinebench, thermal throttling bottoms at 3212 monitoring with MSI Afterburner. GPU bench runs 90-92 fps, but the fans hardly run at all and the GPU hits about 56c max.

    I tried coolerboost mode - fans running max and oddly enough, the scores and throttling were about the same as having the GS65 fan on auto.
     
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