I thought I’d produce a guide for some of the tweaks for the MSI GS60 Pro as they are hidden deep within the massive owners thread. A lot of these tweaks can also be applied to the non pro model and the GS70. CPU Overclocking and Undervolting The Intel i7 4700HQ (in older models) and 4710HQ in the GS60 doesn’t tend to run particularly hot but it’s always nice to save some power (and potentially battery life and heat) by underclocking the CPU. Intel have produced a great program which can be downloaded from HERE: The program is simple to use and different profiles can be saved and applied for different uses. I generally only use two profiles. An underclocked and undervolted profile for use on battery and an overclocked and undervolted for use when plugged in and gaming. I will give a brief explanation on how to create a new profile and how to overclock the CPU. Once installed (using administrators rights) on the left hand column you can see the various options. Select the “Manual Tuning” tab. On this page you have access to many sliders and tools for tweaking your CPU. I’m only going to play with a few of the settings. The first is the multiplier for Turbo boost. You will see 4 sliders relating to the core multiplier of the CPU. The chip can attain different speeds depending on how many cores are under load. E.g. If only one core is active you can actually overclock the CPU to use a frequency of 100FSB x 37 multiplier resulting of a clock speed of 3.7GHZ, this drops down to 100FSB x35 multiplier clock speed of 3.5GHZ when all 4 cores are loaded. For this profile I’m going to set the multiplier on all for cores to 18 resulting of a large underclocked core speed of 1.8GHZ . Next up were going to by using the “Dynamic CPU Voltage Offset” slider. For my Underclock and Undervolted Profile I use a voltage reduction of -104mV. This will vary from CPU to CPU as not all silicon is equal. Some people will be able to underclock more others less so. It is essential you stress test the system to check for stability. Luckily for us Intel provides a tool within the program to stress the CPU. Apply the settings and then click on the “Stress Test” tab on the left hand side. I recommend setting a voltage of -90mV and stress testing for 15mins, if it passes bump it down some more and keep testing until you find a voltage that doesn’t pass the stress test. Once you find this bump the voltage up between 5 and 10mV and stress test again for 30mins or so. If all passes ok you can now save this profile. Click on the “Manual Tuning” tab and look for the save button on the right hand side. Give the profile a name which is relevant. For reference here are my settings and profiles Default – Stock Clocks and Voltage Quiet Time – 18 multi on all cores with a dynamic voltage offset of -100mV Undervolt Overclock – 37,36,35,35 multi and dynamic voltage of -45mV GPU and Fan Tweaks We’re all well aware of the potential heat issues with the 870m GPU. It’s not really surprising considering the amount of power the 870m packs in such a thin chassis. I’ve implemented all the tweaks that follow some are more advanced than others but I have no temperature issues anymore and haven’t seen 93C in a long while as well as having better than stock performance. Modded VBIOS A good way to reduce temperature is to use less voltage. The stock Vbios is locked and will not allow any voltage changes. Please see below for my modified 870m VBios’s. They all use different settings and voltages for different results and are all unlocked and can be tweaked to your taste using Nvidia Inspector or MSI After Burner. (I have included the latest stock 870m Vbios) PLEASE NOTE I CAN NOT GUARANTEE THESE SETTINGS OR VOLTAGES WILL WORK ON YOUR LAPTOP OR TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE Mardon's 870m VBios's - View attachment 870m Moddified VBios Files.zip Here is an 860m VBios with boost logic disabled (uses turbo at all times under full load) and unlocked Core limit, with slightly more voltage for those that wish to experiment with overclocking - View attachment Unlock860.zip The following links will be required to flash the Vbios: RUFUS Bootable Pen Drive NVflash VBios Flashing and Recovery Tool The VBios can be flashed following the steps outlined in my video: Modded EC File The stock fan is quite noisy on idle so i've moddified the EC profile so the stock speed drops from 47% down to 44%, the high end fan now boosts to 100% over 90C unlike the stock EC so hopefully this will lower temperatures further when gaming. You'll notice this is an older 504EC. Unfortunately the latest EC is not working for fan speed changes. If a solution is found i'll update this post. To flash run "winflash" as an administrator and browse to the "16H2EMS1.504" file. The fans will spin up to max while this is being installed. Turn the laptop off, remove the AC adapter cable then push the little reset button using a pin on the right hand side of the laptop (next to the LAN port). Plug the AC adapter in (dont panic if you forget and the laptop doesn't start like I did first time round) and turn the laptop back on and enjoy the quieter stock fans! Official MSI EC Flashing Guide found HERE View attachment 504 - Modded.zip Here is the same fan profile but with a 45% fan speed at idle as some people have had issues with 44% View attachment 504 - 45.zip Useful Links :thumbsup: The following are some more useful links I have used on my laptop: Use GS60 PRO Download Page Assembly Guide Must be registered and logged in Disassembly Guide AS ABOVE Tear down video Colour Profile from Kazoul ModRQC Vbios Modding Guide (free method) Intel Tuning Utility Core Temp CPU Monitoring NvidiaInspector Afterburner Start Is back Alternative Elan Driver Link http://www.msi.com/support/nb/GS60_2PE_Ghost_Pro.html#down-bios https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=179184.0;attach=12935 https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=179184.0;attach=12936 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsF0Bpuj8ss http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi/742589-msi-gs60-ghost-ghost-pro-thread-211.html#post9664193 http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi/747505-msi-gs70-stealth-pro-theard-51.html#post9698771 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?keyword=%22%22extreme+tuning+utility%22%22 http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-inspector-download.html http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html http://startisback.com/ http://goo.gl/Uwhgvj Intel Wirelss AC-7260 tweaks After fiddling with the wireless settings some more where I was previously limited to 30/40Mbps and would get 102Mbps through the ethernet port. I can now achieve pretty much the same speeds via wifi or LAN. Here are my settings used in the Intel Wirelss AC-7260 Advanced Tab in the device manager: 802.11n Channel Width for 2.4Ghz 802.11n Channel Width for 5.2Ghz Ad Hoc Channel Ad Hoc Qos Mode ARP offload for WoWLAN Bluetooth Fat Channel Intolerant GTK rekeying for WoWLAN HT Mode Mixed Mode Portection NS offload for WoWLAN Packed Coalescing Preffered Band Roaming Aggressiveness Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect Transmit Power U-APSD support Wake on Magic Packet Wake on Pattern Match Wireless Mode = Auto = 20Mhz Only = 1 = Disabled = Disabled = Enabled = Enabled = Disabled = HT Mode = CTS-t-self Enable = Disabled = Disabled = 5.2Ghz band = 1.Lowest = Disabled = 5.Highest = Disabled = Disabled = Disabled = 6. 802.11a/b/g If you wish to add or edit anything please send me a PM and i'll get it sorted. I hope you all find this useful! Massive shout out to Svet over at the MSI forums for creating the EC and BIOS turner, You can download his program and create you're own VBIOS's HERE.