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  1. Thousand

    Thousand Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry for reposting but if someone knows the pros and cons of these updates I would be grateful for the information.
     
  2. Action123

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    I got as much as a 10% cpu performance with the latest bios and EC firmware. The power limit was adjusted.
     
  3. Doc Fox

    Doc Fox Notebook Geek

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    With regards to BIOS and EC FW flashing, they do not usually impact performance. They are just the small pieces of software that hands over your hardware to your OS.

    When there is an update, it might be addressing an important bug, or adding support for a new feature etc. For this laptop the updates have been for adding i9 support and an update to the management engine.

    If you actually download the files from the msi support page, they have a nice readme file inside with the version history, and change log.

    Unless something in the change log seems to be addressing an issue you have, you should not flash your chips. Each time you are taking on a tiny risk to brick your laptop, with no real benefit.


    TL;DR:
    download the file and read the change log. If you need the change do it, if not, it is unnecessary.
     
  4. Porter

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    I'm always reluctant to change the BIOS or even drivers that matter if I'm not having any problems. Although it's only a few benchmark data points, my various 3dmark scores appear to be at or very near the top, and I haven't done any bios setting fiddling with my 8750h either. Stock paste too. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
     
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    When I was reading around I found some people that mentioned some code to unlock the BIOS, What is that and where can I get it?

    Thanks
     
  6. L33i

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    Still getting WHEA errors, anything else I can try?
     
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  7. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Nothing else I can think of other than ensuring you have the latest drivers for LAN, WLAN, and Bluetooth from here: http://support.killernetworking.com/software/
     
  8. ryzeki

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    The easy way would be via a laptop skin cover, that way you can "remove" it from sight easily and use any style you like to boot.
     
  9. AcidArrow

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    I sent the GE75 I had with overdrive issues/inverse ghosting back to MSI, and they told me it is within specs.

    This :

    is within specs. It's just fine.

    I will never touch an MSI product again.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a laptop, because I am going to need one.
     
  10. Doc Fox

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    well if you couldnt return it, you could try a third party repair shop, they might part swap and you can salvage your machine.
     
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