MSI GT70 maintenance

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  1. Txordi

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    Hi people. My MSI GT70 2PE is turning years and I think its time for a little maintenance. The battery for example is day after day getting worse. I have searched and a lot of batteries came around. Which do you think is the better one? I think my original one is this. But there are like a thousand different batteries with ranging capacities (like this one). I suppose I must stick to the original one?

    Also, maybe would be a good moment to update my GC Extreme pasting. I thought about using liquid metal (Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut) and then allow some overclock room to my GPU :p. I am not new in pasting, so I can try it... Do you think is worth it in this laptop? Also, which method to seal off the circuitry do you think is better?

    Thank you so much guys!
     
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    Depends if you need longer battery time then going for one with bigger capacity might not be a bad idea.

    Depends greatly on your graphicscard. We need specs and temps in order to determine wheter or not an overclock is worth it.
     
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    i7 4910mq with 980m. Temps with fans at 100% are good: 75°C max GPU and 80 on CPU. Without this turbo boost, I get maximum of 84°C on GPU and 87°C in CPU. But it can deal with it just boosting more the fans.

    On 3DMark FireStrike 1.1 I got 8700 points. More or less the expected value

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    Can you post the link from your Firestrike score?
     
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    People have purchased from http://love-battery.com/ in the past and I haven't heard any complaints about them. That might be the best option for you. I remember some person on ebay (based in Los Angeles, NOT in China) having access to genuine MSI batteries (they specifically mentioned contacting the MSI regional office, which is right next to Newegg and Gigabyte, in Industry), but their prices were sky high. They had the official dell PSU and official battery from MSi's supplies somehow. Anyway I suggest you try there.

    If you are unable to use your battery or have your battery removed, your laptop will THROTTLE (it will be limited to somewhere between 120W to 160W total system power--this depends on the laptop model-- or the CPU cycles will be cut hard) due to "NOS protection". This system is still in the current laptops like GT73VR And GT75VR. I fixed Keiths' throttling (he also had a GT70) without the battery, but it requires a software mod which is easy to do:

    Note: this "throttle bypass hack" ONLY will work if the battery is removed:
    1) download RW Everything.
    2) In RWE Embedded Controller Tab, with the battery removed, most of the values in the 30-3F and 40-4F range will have 00's in them, except for the AC connection circuit (register 30; 03=AC power, 02=battery power), and registers 33-36 and possibly a few registers in 2B-2F. Anyway:

    Change EC register 31 (registers are listed in hexadecimal; the decimal equivalent is in red at the top left, I am only listing HEX values!), from 00 to 09, and change EC register 42 from 00 to 64.
    31 may change from 09 to another value (like 0B) which is an error state, but the battery charge light will turn on, which is what we want. EC register 42 is the battery charge level in hex, 64=100% (64 is 100 in hexadecimal). Changing *BOTH* of this values will change the NOS flag (located at register C6) from 40 to C0, which means full power (40=throttled, c0=full power). Then, at least with the battery removed, you will be able to draw up to the system AC limit restrictions (I'm guessing that's either 180W or 230W on that laptop).
     
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    Alright seems you got no throttling issues. I mena with your temps I wouldn't really want to overclock until you get around mid 70s for now. Anything under 85c is undesirable.
     
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