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Bosch164
04-09-2013, 01:04 AM
I've seen from Xotic pc about led's in the fan exhaust. 19381
Im curious to how it would be done. Has anyone tried this mod?

Pitcher@asus
04-09-2013, 02:56 AM
i think it is refit, because it will be occuring unpredictable problem, so asus not agree it.

Bosch164
04-09-2013, 03:29 AM
I found a video of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMSEo_dhi4 I just like the idea of having something like this. I might just have to wait until my warranty expires until I actually dig deeper.

Bundy_Drop_Bear
04-09-2013, 05:15 AM
That would look cool, but then it would also look like an alienware POS.

Tmjpwns
04-09-2013, 07:36 AM
Asus had some LED ideas years ago, The G1/G2 had flashing LEDs on the sides of the screen and a tiny OLED display above the keyboard that would show either the time or a personalized message.

Don't know what they did after that since i jumped directly from my trusty old G1S to a G74SX and then the G75VW.

But that LED mod should be simple enough, buy a couple of 3-5mm DIY LEDs, pick the computer apart, find a 12v source (keyboard lights or USB outlet) solder the led wiring to 12v+ and ground, find a suitable route for the wires and place the LEDs, reasemble and test it.

Apexing
04-09-2013, 01:33 PM
^^
what Tmjpwns said.
You can even get some LED strips and hook it up the way he say.

ZeroBarrier
04-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Asus had some LED ideas years ago, The G1/G2 had flashing LEDs on the sides of the screen and a tiny OLED display above the keyboard that would show either the time or a personalized message.

The G50VT also had these, I truly miss the small oled display. After modding it to actually display relevant info instead of just the ROG logo, it was an awesome monitor for everything you could think of. GPU temp, CPU temp, fan rpm, voltage, fps counter, CPU speed, GPU core/shader speed, Ram, etc.

xeromist
04-09-2013, 06:57 PM
It's possible they might have a source for small LED equipped fans. In which case it would be a simple process of swapping out the fan.

httuner
04-09-2013, 10:22 PM
Asus needs to bring back that mini LED display_ would be really nice to monitor temps while gaming or benching =P

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xeromist
04-09-2013, 11:05 PM
Asus needs to bring back that mini LED display_ would be really nice to monitor temps while gaming or benching =P

Well, that would be nice if the probes were hardware integrated. Not everyone wants another software component running on top of their system if that's what it would take to power the mini display. Think hardware based fan controller rather than the way ATK works now.

ZeroBarrier
04-10-2013, 01:17 AM
Well, that would be nice if the probes were hardware integrated. Not everyone wants another software component running on top of their system if that's what it would take to power the mini display. Think hardware based fan controller rather than the way ATK works now.

To display info, you'll always need a software component reading the hardware probes.

Bran187
04-10-2013, 07:45 PM
That would look cool, but then it would also look like an alienware POS.

Eh Alienware is cool. My only complaint is thier prices. lol

xeromist
04-11-2013, 12:11 AM
To display info, you'll always need a software component reading the hardware probes.

What I mean is below the OS. Right now certain hardware functions (like lighting the keyboard) require extra software to be installed on Windows and then those communicate back to the hardware. Ideally these functions should be managed by an independent controller so they just work. Yes an independent controller would have some software/firmware but it would be completely transparent to the user and completely OS agnostic.