MSI GE72VR Apache Pro Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade guide


Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz Turbo)
Screen: 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 Screen, Anti-Glare, wide view angle
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 + Intel HD Graphics 530
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Memory: 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM 2133 MHz DDR4, 2x SO-DIMMs slots, 32 GB Max supported
Storage: 1 TB 7200RPM HDD, 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
Wireless card: 1x Killer Gaming Network E2400 LAN

Remove all screws securing the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the case.

With the bottom case removed, you can get access to the battery, speaker, hard drive and motherboard.

MSI GE72VR Apache Pro comes with an 11.4V, 5700mAh, MSI P/N: BTY-M6J.

Here’s my new 2TB 7200RPM hard drive. I will remove the old HDD and replace it with the 2TB HDD.

Remove all screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the motherboard from the laptop.
On the front side of the motherboard, we can find two RAM modules and the SSD.

The GE72VR Apache Pro comes with two Kingston 8GB DDR4-2400MHz RAMs. I will replace it with two Micron 16GB-2400MHz RAMs.



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