MSI 16L13 (Eurocom Tornado F5) Fan Modifications

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    I ended up ordering from a seller in China but I haven't installed them yet. I might just do the GPU fan only for now. But please I'll PM couldn't hurt to have an extra but I do plan on these fans being much more reliable.
     
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    How do you adjust the fan curve on the Tornado F5? Which program is best?
    SpeedFan and MSI Afterburner cannot detect my fans.
    Are the stock fans PWM?
     
  5. alaskajoel

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    Stock fans are PWM. Use MSI's own "Silent Option" software from their website here
     
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    I would really love someone to mod the heat radiator.
     
  7. Jan Prochnica

    Jan Prochnica Notebook Enthusiast

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    Update: I've received my second Adda AB08812HX26DB00 (big one) fan and I have installed it, this time on CPU side.
    Strangely, piece I've got was equipped with 5-pin (?) power plug. Fortunately I was able to replace it with 4-pin power plug from stock fan with same amount of soldering.
    Similarly to GPU side, fan doesn't have much space to fit in despite thick casing of MSI 16L3, but I've manged to close bottom cover almost comfortably. I think cutting off some more of the plastic may fix this.
    Although this mod is irreversible it does allow you to go back to stock fan, two screws hold it pretty well.

    I did OCCT test:
    CPU: i7-7700K
    Clock: 4.5Ghz
    Undervolt: -160mV (I use it everyday, works just fine)
    Fans: MAX (with turbo button)

    After 10 minutes of OCCT here is how it is:

    Stock fan + No hole: 82-84 °C
    Stock fan + Hole: 76-80 °C
    ADDA fan + Hole
    : 70-72 °C

    Results are outstanding, I can definitely fully recommend using these fans for both GPU and CPU. They are better in terms of both noise level and performance. I can't hear any fans in idle and low load anymore. During higher load it's more noticeable, but no longer obnoxious. I'm just wondering why did MSI choose terrible and more expensive stock AAVID fans instead of cheaper and better performing ADDA ones. With this mod MSI 16L3 is almost perfect 15" power user notebook. Runs really cool, it's relatively light and it's really quiet compared to others.

    Wrong 5-pin power plug:
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    Fantastic, I love seeing this!

    Really odd 5-pin cable. Was that 5th pin location blank or did you remove the pin from it? Can't figure out what that would have been used for. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Hey guys,
    Are these fans compatible with the GT73VR and GT75VR? Or are they completely different?
    Both CPU and GPU fans are the same size, just different layout because of radiator locations.
     
  10. alaskajoel

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    So, yes, the fan will physically fit and run just fine (at least in the GT73,) but both the GT73 and GT75 use dual exit fans and there is not a dual exit variant of these ADDA fans to my knowledge.
     
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