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Anything can get stolen if you leave it lying around. Be responsible and it won't get stolen.


@funkmetal

Lol I wish I was getting 83 degrees before with my first gs70. I'm still downloading sniper elite v2 to check this replacement one out for temps.

Have you repasted inside at all or is it stock?

It should have been replaced by my local Fry's when I had them install my 500GB SSD into the Laptop, but I'm not sure if they did because they didn't even format the SSD, they just installed it.
 
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Well I opened her up, repasted it all with Antec Diamond compound, and it still is overheating.

Instead of reaching 95 degrees after 10 minutes, it now reaches it after 20. Not acceptable at all for gaming. Especially when I am being throttled. This thing is going back asap, not happy at all. Its too bad because the form factor is perfect for taking to school and such.
    
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Ouch... sorry to hear that dj, what laptop was it that you're having these problems with? I missed that part.
     
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Ouch... sorry to hear that dj, what laptop was it that you're having these problems with? I missed that part.


It was the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro, the newer model with the 870m. After reading around online, seems to be a general problem with MSI's gaming notebooks. Whether it be the GT or GS series.

Anyway I returned it back to the store and got the ASUS G750JH with the 780m instead. Cost a little more but it was on sale too. I am already tons happier. Its faster, runs cooler(max GPU temp ive seen is 73 celsius and CPU 75 celsius) and is almost silent even under load. The TN panel is obviously a downgrade compared to the IPS of the GS70 but im getting used to it. The response time and lower input lag makes up for the poor viewing angles and slight colour downgrade.

Only thing is its heavier but still easily portable, I think people have hugely made it a bigger issue than it is for lugging around,

Also with the bigger 230W power brick, none of that NOS nonsense where it uses up battery power on top of the AC charger if your GPU turbo boosts.
    
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It was the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro, the newer model with the 870m. After reading around online, seems to be a general problem with MSI's gaming notebooks. Whether it be the GT or GS series.

Anyway I returned it back to the store and got the ASUS G750JH with the 780m instead. Cost a little more but it was on sale too. I am already tons happier. Its faster, runs cooler(max GPU temp ive seen is 73 celsius and CPU 75 celsius) and is almost silent even under load. The TN panel is obviously a downgrade compared to the IPS of the GS70 but im getting used to it. The response time and lower input lag makes up for the poor viewing angles and slight colour downgrade.

Only thing is its heavier but still easily portable, I think people have hugely made it a bigger issue than it is for lugging around,

Also with the bigger 230W power brick, none of that NOS nonsense where it uses up battery power on top of the AC charger if your GPU turbo boosts.

I found something out recently regarding the refresh line for the Asus laptops. In regards to the 860M, 870M, and 880M, the heatsinks for the GPUs are now made entirely of copper. The fin array is no longer aluminum.

Apparently it's necessary to maintain acceptable temperatures for the entire lineup. biggrin.gif Makes me want one, but my budget is set at $1110 like my last DTR laptop that I bought new.
     
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I found something out recently regarding the refresh line for the Asus laptops. In regards to the 860M, 870M, and 880M, the heatsinks for the GPUs are now made entirely of copper. The fin array is no longer aluminum.

Apparently it's necessary to maintain acceptable temperatures for the entire lineup. biggrin.gif Makes me want one, but my budget is set at $1110 like my last DTR laptop that I bought new.

If you're happy and you're broke buy Sager *Clap* Clap*
     
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From what I understand, you're still rocking that P180HM are you not? That was the laptop I wanted SOOOOOOO badly back in the day... and then they stopped selling it and I was sad... I still am... frown.gif
     
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From what I understand, you're still rocking that P180HM are you not? That was the laptop I wanted SOOOOOOO badly back in the day... and then they stopped selling it and I was sad... I still am... frown.gif

Yea it mad me sad too frown.gif , But after two years i actually understand why they stopped selling it after noticing the Design Flaws in the machine but to say the truth they are all small problems that can get solved easily by the user but will need a total redesign by the company.
     
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Design flaws? Like what?
     
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Design flaws? Like what?

1-The GPU heat sinks are designed for 75W GPUs only but i am housing two 6990m which are 100w each, Temps are not that bad but i mean that would've been solved if they gave it a thought (Not really a design flaw as the Laptop was released with two GTX 560m and the 6990m/580m were added later on). Solution: adding better TIM and Thermal Pads

2-After 8 months of usage i noticed that the outer screen shell (Plastic Cover) got some scuffs and marks from the laptop it self because the raisers didn't raise enough space between the laptop and the screen when its folded its permanent which makes it annoying to look at the screen when you have a bright/white background. Solution: either get some new raisers or just put a piece of cloth between the screen the keyboard when folding the laptop.

3-HDMI doesn't work if the secondary card is not attached (Is it a Bios problem or a hardware problem?? i am not sure ). Solution: Use the DVI port.

4-The mouse Touchpad is made of the same glossy material as the laptop chassis which makes it a little annoying to the touch and kinda hard to scroll around. Solution: Covered it with some kind of clear book cover which made my fingers slide much more easier.

5-Always on USB charger will not work if there is any USB device connected to the laptop!! I need to remove the mouse\keyboard and the external hard drive every night so i can charge my phone when the laptop is off. Solution: ????????????

6-The touch panel on top of the keyboard is getting slower and slower each day which renders it useless to the user. Solution: NOPE

7-Not a Sager Np8180 problem but the battery will heat up and stop working even if its full after 5 mins of gaming if i turn off all the power saving features. Solution: just apply the battery power saving options. (I think its because of the Two 6990m and an i7 which makes it hard for the battery to keep up)

8- The Chassis it self needs a little redesign for once if you remove the battery from the laptop the screen portion of the laptop will get heavier and will make the laptop flip on its back ._. second because of the added Gaming keys they need to move the keyboard a little to the right which makes typing on it a little hard ( I laughed when one user told me this before i buy it but now i understand )

9-You cant turn off the Blue light that is around the TouchPad and the Touch controls above the keyboard which makes it annoying when watching a movie in the dark (Because it has such a large screen and five loud speakers of holly bass for an enjoyable movie time ruined by those blue lights)

But i still love it and its still a monster after two years of daily usage.




(I might have a lot of grammar mistakes but forgive me as English is not my first language)
     
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Intel Core i7 Extreme 2920XM/Intel Core i7 2860QM P180HMx AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD Radeon HD 6990M 
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Blu-Ray reader  Sager Cooling + CM SF-19 USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 18.4 1920x1080 Glossy 16:9 Plastic covered  
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Gigabyte wirless 300W+8 cells battery SagerNP8180 Gigabyte wireless 
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Table ultrasone pro 550 + FiiO E7++ on board 5.1 soun... 
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i7 3630qm Lenovo HM76 Nvidia GTX660m 8GB 1600mhz 
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WD Blue 750GB Blu-Ray Reader Stock Windows 7 
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1366x768 Internal Screen 
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Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 1tb Samsung EVO 250 GB Corsair H100i [With Dual SP120 fans] Windows 10 
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LG 24mg77 144hz TVS E-GOLD keyboard Cherry Mx Blue Corsair AX860 860Watts Corsair Obsidian 250D 
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Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime  ATH-M50xDG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 Extreme 2920XM/Intel Core i7 2860QM P180HMx AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD Radeon HD 6990M 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Samsung  Samsung  Samsung  Seagate 750GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu-Ray reader  Sager Cooling + CM SF-19 USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 18.4 1920x1080 Glossy 16:9 Plastic covered  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte wirless 300W+8 cells battery SagerNP8180 Gigabyte wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Table ultrasone pro 550 + FiiO E7++ on board 5.1 soun... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3630qm Lenovo HM76 Nvidia GTX660m 8GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 750GB Blu-Ray Reader Stock Windows 7 
Monitor
1366x768 Internal Screen 
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