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MSI GV62 8RD Disassembly and RAM, SSD, HDD upgrade options

August 28, 2018


The MSI GV62 8RD game laptop uses a traditional black matte finish that looks cooler. The laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920*1080, which can show a clear picture even under the strong outdoor light! The keyboard uses the red backlit to let the player accurately hit the keyboard even when used in the dark light environment.

MSI GV62 8RD built-in an 8th Intel Core i5-8300H processor, it using Coffee Lake new architecture, the performance has improved greatly compared to the previous generation! It is equipped with a new Pascal-based NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti discrete graphics card and with 4GB video memory, the card can run a variety of large games without stagnation.

The laptop uses the Cooler Boost4 cooling system. The dual fan and 6 copper pipes are designed to increase the air volume and improve the heat dissipation greatly.

1. Remove the bottom case

First, remove all the screws on the bottom case, there is one screw under the warranty sticker, and there are a total of 16 screws on the bottom case. Please note that if you remove the bottom case, the warranty sticker will be damaged, which means your notebook has lost its warranty.

Use the plastic tool to pry open the latches on the bottom case. Its internal structure looks very similar to the GE62, except that some hardware changes have been made.

With the bottom case was removed, you can get access to the battery, HDD, SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi card, heatsink, cooling fan, speaker, and motherboard.

  • Remove bottom case
  • Bottom case
  • Internal picture

2. Remove the battery

Its battery inherits the traditional style of MSI, and it can be seen from the bare cell. It uses Samsung's 18650 battery, specification: 1.8V, 41.4Wh. Assembled by SIMPLO Technology.

  • Remove battery
  • Battery specs
  • Battery connector

3. Remove the hard drive

The 2.5-inch hard drive in the lower left corner is an optical drive bay, which is transferred to a 2.5-inch hard drive via the bracket and PCB.

Remove the hard disk module, and then remove three screws to separate the hard drive, it uses a 1TB Hitachi hard disk and running at 7200 RPM and 32M cache.

Its battery inherits the traditional style of MSI, and it can be seen from the bare cell. It uses Samsung's 18650 battery, specification: 1.8V, 41.4Wh. Assembled by SIMPLO Technology.

  • Remove hard drive
  • Hard drive module
  • Hard drive

4. Remove the RAM

It has two memory slots and pre-installed with an 8G memory; users can add a RAM to form a dual-channel memory.

This notebook comes with a Samsung 8G DDR4 2666MHz memory.

  • Remove RAM
  • RAM
  • RAM chip

5. Remove the Wi-Fi card and speaker

It uses an Intel 9462NGW wireless network card that supports 802.11ac 1x1 and Bluetooth 5.0 with a maximum speed of 433 Mbps.

Remove the two screws and disconnect the cable from the motherboard to remove the speaker.

  • Remove Wi-Fi card
  • Remove speaker
  • Speaker

6. Upgrade the M.2 SSD

Because the 2.5-inch hard drive is installed in the optical drive bay, the original SATA port on the motherboard leaves only the empty soldering station.

This is the M.2 SSD slot and only supports 2280 SSD.

  • SATA port
  • M.2 SSD slot

7. Cooling system

Its cooling system has a total of 6 copper tubes, the CPU has two copper tubes and is connected to the CPU fan; the GPU has three copper tubes, and two fans are connected to the GPU fan, and another one covered the CPU power supply module and connected to the CPU fan. The last copper tube is used by the GPU power supply module and video memory.

The fan and heatsink need to be removed together, and the part covering the power supply, and the video memory has some thermal pads.

  • Remove heat sink and cooling fan
  • Heat sink and cooling fan
  • Heat sink

As you can see from the picture below, its CPU and GPU use the same fan.

  • Cooling fan
  • Cooling fan
  • Motherboard

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


Source: chiphell.com