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This review is from: MSI 15.6" GS63VR Stealth Pro-041 Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 32 GB Memory 128 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop VR Ready - "ONLY @ NEWEGG"
Pros: Thin, Light, Fast, Good Price/Performance ratio
Cons: Quality Control Issues. Bad Kingston memory??
Other Thoughts: Whatever happened to quality control!? Recent purchases with electronics has been nothing short of frustrating. Bad pixels on Dell S2715DG (7 out 9 had problems and had to be return/exchanged just to get 2 good ones) and razer keyboards with sticky keys 2 out 4. And now 2 out 2 for the MSI GS63VR has bad memory. Sorry for the rant, but this has been most frustrating.
My first GS63VR seemed alright at first. Ran game benchmarks fine, gets the expected scores for the GTX1060. But then it started to random blue screen. One time it even corrupted the windows 10 install and wouldn't boot. That is when decided to really check things. Run memtest86 (passmark memtest ver 7.1 latest as of now) and within minutes it was spewing errors in excess of 60K+ all over the place. Needless to say this thing when back to Best Buy.
So now on to my second GS63VR. Runs memtest86 for a full 4/4 pass no error. You'd think things are good right? Install all the other software games, etc. But now that I've been nervous about things, I run more memtest overnight. I get 1 error out of 8 passes of memtest86. Run it again on another night, no errors. Try it again on another night and I get another error out of 8 passes of memtest86, this time at test 7 in contrast to test 13. For couple I try just hammering test 7 and 13 and I get no errors. Try it another night, I get 1 error at the same address location for 1 out the 8 passes again.
What is someone supposed to do about this kind of intermittent error that is just so hard to find? Has anyone else encountered memtest86 errors on their GS63VR? Is this common place? Has MSI picked a bad supplied in these Kingston MSI24D4S7S8MB-8 DDR4-2401 memory? To date I've not had a single blue screen or abnormal windows behavior in my regular day time use when I am not testing the memory.
I really wish there was way to change the wait states, fall back to say cas latency 18, or bump the voltage or something to work around this. I noticed that my first GS63VR was running with bios version E16K2IMS.10A whereas the second one is running the slightly older E16K2IMS.109. So it make me really nervous as to whether if I should even attempt to go to E16K2IMS.10A which may just screw myself over and cause the memory to fail in lots of places. Any advice, guidance, or moral support is welcome.
BTW thanks for letting me rant.
Pros: It works for the most part
Cons: Can't use it and charge it at the same time. If you do, you will hear all sorts of unwanted electronic noise in your speakers.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Supposedly had NFC....
Cons: NFC does not work with my Xperia Z. The manual says NFC is optional, so maybe it is just missing. The specs/detail is misleading in that case.
The audio gets too much EM interference when you are charging it, and you will hear all sorts of electronic artifacts and noises in the speaker. The audio is acceptably clean when the charger it is used standalone without charger.
The +/- buttons should be dedicated to just volume control. Unnecessary complication to have long clicks for volume and short clicks for track switching.