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MSI GF63 8RD Disassembly and RAM, SSD, HDD upgrade options

August 17, 2018

In this guide, I will remove the MSI GF63 8RD bottom case to access the RAM, M.2 SSD, HDD, Wi-Fi card, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard, follow up the guide you can upgrade the RAM, M.2 SSD and HDD for your laptop.

MSI is one of the major brands in the field of the game laptop. MSI has already had its own product line. In particular, the GS65 has made MSI’s thin and light game laptop have their own loyal fans, and we want to bring you GF63 today is a new product of the light and thin game book which is launched by MSI and takes into account business. It maintains high performance and has the features of a thin and light game laptop. The advantages of excellent hardware specifications and long battery life are also suitable for business users.

MSI GF63 equipped with Intel's 8th Core i7-8750H processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD +1TB HDD and NVIDIA GTX1050Ti 4GB Max-Q discrete graphics. The GTX1050Ti 4GB Max-Q graphics card can maintain strong performance at the same time as far as possible to ensure lower power consumption and temperature. It is a good choice for the thin game laptop.

1. Remove the bottom case

Remove the 11 screws on the bottom case. There is a screw is covering by warranty sticker, that means you can not upgrade the memory, SSD, HDD and other internal components, this experience is very bad for users, I hope MSI can make some improvements in the future to support users to upgrade the hardware.
Remove bottom case

With the bottom case removed, as you can see, its internal structure is quite compact, the upper part includes the M.2 SSD, RAM, and cooling system, and the lower part includes the hard disk, battery, and speaker.
Internal structure

2. Cooling system

It can be seen that its cooling system is relatively simple compared to other gaming notebooks. It has only one fan on the right side. This fan is connected to three copper tubes at the same time. The long copper tube covers the graphics chip, while the short two Copper tube provides heat dissipation for Intel processors.
Cooling system

Cooling fan

Remove all screws that hold the heat sink and fan, and disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard to remove the entire cooling system. You can see that its fan comes from AAVID, the specification is 5V, 1A.
Heat sink and cooling fan

This is the Intel i7-8750H processor.
Intel i7-8750H

Here's NVIDIA GTX1050Ti MAX-Q graphics chip.

Southbridge chipset

3. M.2 SSD, RAM, HDD and Wi-Fi

It only comes with an 8GB memory, and a slot is reserved for dual channel memory.

This notebook comes with a Samsung PM871B M.2 SSD, which is a SATA interface SSD. The good news is that this M.2 slot supports PCIe NVMe SSD.
PM871B M.2 SSD

Intel wireless-AC 9462NGW Wi-Fi adapter with Bluetooth 5.0.
Wi-Fi adapter

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

Speaker module

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Source: chiphell.com