MSI GT83VR Titan Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade guide


In this guide, I will disassemble an MSI GT83VR Titan. I will remove the bottom case, battery, hard drive, SSD, RAM, keyboard, heat sink, cooling fan, graphics card and motherboard, refer to this guide, you can add or upgrade the HDD, SSD, and RAM for your GT83VR Titan.

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Remove all screws securing the bottom case.

There is a screw is covering by fragile stickers. If you damaged the fragile stickers, you will void the warranty.

Remove the LCD hinge cover.
There is no screw fixed, just need to unlock some snaps, and you can remove it.

Open the laptop. You can find two screw covers on the keyboard bezel.
Remove the screw cover and the screw.

Close and flip the laptop.
Pry up the bottom case with a guitar pick.
There are a lot of snaps fixed the case to the laptop.
Be careful. The Hi-Fi cable is connecting to the bottom case, before removing the case, you need to disconnect the cable from the bottom case.

With the bottom case removed, you can get access to the most internal components, including the battery, RAM, wireless card, speaker, keyboard, heat sink, and cooling fan.

Remove all screws securing the keyboard to the laptop.

Here’s GT83VR Titan keyboard, there are some ports on the left side.

The ports on the keyboard.

Remove two screws securing the HiFi module and remove it.
But I just remove the HiFi module cover, not the whole HiFi module.

Remove two screws securing the card reader module and remove it.

Separate the clips and remove the RAM.
We only find two RAM slots, and MSI has said the laptop has four RAM slots, I think other two RAM slots should be on the back side of the motherboard.

Two Kingston 8GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM

As MSI GT83VR Titan is equipped with two GTX1080 graphics cards, so the heat should be very high, so it comes with three cooling fans.

The cable is used for connecting two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card

Graphics card heat sink

Here’s CPU heatsink

With the heatsink removed, you can get access to the battery.
Disconnect the battery connector and remove the battery.

It comes with a 14.4V, 5225mAh, 75.24Wh battery, MSI model is BTY-L78. The battery is also found on MSI GT62VR.

Under the battery, there is a small board. There are three buttons on the board.

Remove the panel on the palm rest.

And then you can get access to the optical drive, SSD, hard drive and RAM.

The GT83VR Titan comes with an HGST 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.

Two Toshiba 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD (Dual NVMe M.2 SSDs by PCIe Gen3 X4 in RAID 0)

HL-DT-ST GUD0N optical drive

Two Kingston 8GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM

Red: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Blue: Intel Core i7-6920HK
Orange: HiFi module
Jade green: South Bridge chip
Purple: ENE Logic integrated chip

Because we do not have a screwdriver to remove the screw, so our dismantling can only be carried out to this step.

Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

Here’s Wi-Fi module.

Source: pconline


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