gnbxrf June 10, 2024, 4:03 p.m.

Help! my msi gs75 stealth is randomly overheating and shutting down during gaming

Hey, I'm at my wit's end trying to solve this problem with my MSI GS75 Stealth laptop. I bought it just 6 months ago, specifically for gaming, but now it's constantly overheating and shutting down on me, especially when I'm in the middle of intense gaming sessions on demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2. I've tried all the basic stuff like cleaning the vents, using a cooling pad, and even undervolting the CPU with Intel XTU, but nothing seems to work. I'm really worried that this might cause some serious long-term damage to my laptop, and I can't afford to buy a new one anytime soon. Has anyone else here faced a similar issue with this laptop model or have any ideas on how to fix it? I'm desperate for a solution!

makss June 11, 2024, 11:09 a.m.

Hey gnbxrf, I feel your pain! Since you've already tried undervolting, my next suggestion would be to repaste your CPU and GPU. I used thermal grizzly kryonaut on mine, and it made a huge difference. There are some great tutorials on YouTube that walk you through the process step-by-step for the GS75 Stealth. Just make sure you have the right tools and be careful not to damage any components. gl

tipokynete June 11, 2024, 9:10 p.m.

Well, well, well, looks like someone's laptop couldn't handle the heat! Maybe try playing some less demanding games, like Minesweeper or Solitaire? I hear they're all the rage these days :)

Tanywhy June 14, 2024, 7:12 p.m.

Check your MSI Dragon Center settings. Make sure you have the fan speed set to "Cooler Boost" mode when gaming. Also, check your BIOS version. MSI released a BIOS update (version E17K1IMS.11C) for the GS75 Stealth that addresses some thermal management issues. If you're not comfortable updating it yourself, consider taking it to a computer repair shop or contacting MSI support for guidance.

Hil777 June 17, 2024, 1:13 p.m.

Pfft, this is why you should've gone with a desktop PC, my dude. Laptops are just glorified toasters masquerading as gaming machines. Time to start saving up for a proper rig!

Crisp June 25, 2024, 4:15 p.m.

I had a similar issue with my gs75, and it turned out to be a faulty fan. I was able to replace the fan myself by following a guide on iFixit, and it completely solved the problem. If you're comfortable opening up your laptop, it's worth checking to see if all your fans are working properly. You can use a program like HWiNFO64 to monitor your fan speeds while gaming.