MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade options


The MSI GE62VR 6RF I disassembled costs $1599 and includes a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 128GB M.2 SSD, a 1TB, 7,200-rpm HDD and a Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM. It also featured some of Xotic’s customizations, including IC Diamond Thermal Compound for the GPU and CPU, OS Redline Boost, custom graphics wrap, and an overclocked video card.

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1. Removing the bottom cover

Remove all screws securing the bottom cover.
Pull out the optical drive. Remove three screws in the optical drive bay.
Pry up and remove the bottom cover.
You can see there are some vents on the bottom cover.

Open the bottom cover can be found, GE62VR from the GE62’s four heat pipe design changed to 6 heat pipes. The CPU heat pipe from GE62’s single copper pipe changed to two copper pipes.

Which has a copper pipe, through the CPU power supply module, designed to help strengthen the heat dissipation.

There is also a heat pipe covering the video card power supply module.

The width of the heat pipe covering the CPU power supply module – 7.67mm.

The width of the heat pipe was covering the CPU – 14.28mm.

CPU above covered with a thick copper sheet, designed to enhance heat dissipation.

2. SSD upgrade option

The MSI GE62VR 6RF comes with a Toshiba 128GB SSD, but not a PCIe SSD.
If necessary, you can upgrade to a larger capacity PCIe SSD.

3. RAM upgrade option

Two 8GB DDR4 2133 Hynix RAMs, the laptop supports up to 32GB. So you can replace the 8GB RAM with 16GB RAM.


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