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June 12, 2014 7:52:18 PM

Hey! this is my first time posting here and hopefully I can get some help. I purchased my first laptop, the MSI GS60, about a month ago and have been thoroughly satisfied. However, being that it's my first laptop and I don't know as much about hardware components as I wish I did, I have a few questions regarding the regulation of heat within the laptop when gaming. My key concern is that while the laptop has two fans on either side, only one works at a time. I'm not sure if this was intended, but I am under the impression that both fans running simultaneously would be a much more efficient cooling solution. I would like to know if this is indeed true and if so, how would I go about managing the fans in order to customize their activity to my liking.

On a side note, using a cooling pad the maximum temperature my graphics card, the gtx 870m, has gotten to is 92 degrees Celsius. I'm curious if anyone is aware of the heat threshold for my particular card as well as any recommendations for a suitable temperature to maximize the computer's longevity.

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June 12, 2014 8:08:58 PM

I am not so sure about the fans. 92C is a high temp. Only thing I can suggest is to give the store you bought it from a call
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June 14, 2014 2:00:05 PM

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to bump or not, but here goes.
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June 14, 2014 2:08:26 PM

The MSI GS series has a max temperature of ~100 degrees celcius. 92 degrees is about where you will find the GS series to be under heavy load, because of the thin, high performance design. You can purchase cooling stands that will typically lower your temperature 5-10 degrees.

Quote from Laptopmag
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Heat

When we ran the Laptop Heat Test (streaming a full-screen Hulu video for 15 minutes), the touchpad and the space between the G and H keys measured 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively. The underside of the notebook measured 94 degrees, just below our 95-degree comfort threshold. Toward the rear of the GS70, near the hinge, we saw a temperature of 98 degrees.

MSI outfitted the GS70 with a dual fan thermal cooling system. When it's time to game, the two fans draw in cool air via the air intake atop the keyboard deck. From there, hot air is blown out through the vents on the sides of the notebook. While we were plundering ancient tombs and taking out baddies, the GS70's fans were surprisingly quiet.

We put the cooling system to the test with a playthrough of "Tomb Raider." After 15 minutes, the touchpad and the space between the G and H keys measured 87 and 94 degrees. The notebook's underside hit 111, while the hinge stayed at 98 degrees. The Razer Blade wasn't quite as hot, hitting 108 degrees on the bottom, 86 in the middle of the keyboard and 99 on the touchpad.

This is a quote from the gs70 model, but they both use the same cooling style.

Quote from hexus.com. This is a gs60 overview
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Throughout our performance benchmarking, we noticed that increased CPU or GPU load would cause the WiFi to dropout. We've thus far been unable to find a root cause, and heat doesn't appear to be too much of a problem - during testing we recorded maximum CPU and GPU temperatures of 80ºC and 76ºC, respectively, which is well within the limits. The laptop becomes warm to the touch but not particularly hot.
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June 14, 2014 2:19:02 PM

Gizmotist said:
The MSI GS series has a max temperature of ~100 degrees celcius. 92 degrees is about where you will find the GS series to be under heavy load, because of the thin, high performance design. You can purchase cooling stands that will typically lower your temperature 5-10 degrees.

Quote from Laptopmag
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Heat

When we ran the Laptop Heat Test (streaming a full-screen Hulu video for 15 minutes), the touchpad and the space between the G and H keys measured 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively. The underside of the notebook measured 94 degrees, just below our 95-degree comfort threshold. Toward the rear of the GS70, near the hinge, we saw a temperature of 98 degrees.

MSI outfitted the GS70 with a dual fan thermal cooling system. When it's time to game, the two fans draw in cool air via the air intake atop the keyboard deck. From there, hot air is blown out through the vents on the sides of the notebook. While we were plundering ancient tombs and taking out baddies, the GS70's fans were surprisingly quiet.

We put the cooling system to the test with a playthrough of "Tomb Raider." After 15 minutes, the touchpad and the space between the G and H keys measured 87 and 94 degrees. The notebook's underside hit 111, while the hinge stayed at 98 degrees. The Razer Blade wasn't quite as hot, hitting 108 degrees on the bottom, 86 in the middle of the keyboard and 99 on the touchpad.


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