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MadDog00700
04-24-2012, 06:04 AM
Hey guys, about 3 months ago i bought the Asus G53S (the one with i7 2630QM 8gb ram, and the gtx460m.
WHen i first got it, it was very quiet. I struggled to hear it. Now when i use it, it is very easy to hear and quite loud TBH.
Also, when i play WoW in 720p with graphics on good even, when i go into one of the main cities it will lagg and my FPS will drop to ~19.
Also, whenever im typing all of a sudden i end up having heaps of 3's in my text. I have my finger nowhere near the 3 key so im not sure why this happens.
It would be great to have feedback from you guys whether these things are normal or if there is an issue with my Laptop.
Apart from that i love my Asus and will buy again!

MadDog00700
04-24-2012, 08:41 AM
I guess im wanting to know, to you guys that have the same laptop. WHat graphics can you run WoW on? What graphics can you run BF3 or MW3 on? Do you experience lag?
What about how loud the fan is? Do you hear it?
Thanks for ur feedback

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 09:52 AM
Hi

For me it sounds like you're struggeling with the throttling issue (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?2329-ATTENTION-G73-53SW-Owners-CPU-Throttling-to-798mhz-and-how-to-fix-it&country=&status=). It is a workaround (click on throttling issue) for that issue.

I hope Asus soon will release a new BIOS that fixes this issue, becuase it's not just you who is haveing this issue.

Also all your hardware is up to date? (nVidia, Intel Chipset, Atheros WiFi card, Windows update)

Zygomorphic
04-24-2012, 10:04 AM
That is more than a throttling issue, that is a hardware problem. The lagging is throttling, but the massive number of threes and the loud fans indicate something else. What exactly, I have no idea. I have the more recent model (G53SX), and even when I game for hours (older games though), it never really gets loud, and neither does it slow down. My advice would be to call ASUS and RMA it.

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Hmm... didn't read the whole text sorry.

3 months old, if you live in a dusty place I would recommend to buy some compressed air and blow into the exhaust... then you will see a lot of dust coming out.

You could try to use windows system restore and restore it to an earlier point before the issues started.

An RMA is the last option you want to do. If you can fix it by yourself it will be the best.

Also about the typing issues, go to system manager and find out which driver deliver you got (either Synaptics or Syntelic).
(download the driver from here or go to their home site)

Touchpad

Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.3.5 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/vista/Touchpad_Sentelic_Win7_64_Z9135.zip) - Recommended
Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.7.7 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/Touchpad_Sentelic_Win7_64_Z9177.zip)

Synaptics 15.3.17.0 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/Synaptics/Touchpad_Synaptics_Win7_64_Z153170.zip) - from Asus FTP (excruciatingly slow)
Synaptics Scrybe Driver v 15.2.20 (http://drivers.synaptics.com/Synaptics_v15_2_20_C_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed_Marketing_SGS94_UI-Scrybe.exe) - from Synaptics


EDIT: I think that you have the typing issue because of your palms are touching the touchpad and then typing can be hard. So updating the touchpad driver can fix that issue, if it doesn't work try hit FN + F9 (that will disable/enable the touchpad) and see if the issue still persists.

MadDog00700
04-24-2012, 10:20 AM
how do i get to system manager?
Also, what is an RMA?
Im not great with computers, so please forgive me

Zygomorphic
04-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Click on Start->type "Control Panel" click on Control Panel in the list that appears.
Once in Control Panel, click on "Device Manager"

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 10:37 AM
RMA = Return Merchandise Authorization

This is a number that you get when you're talking with with Asus Hotline in your contry (when you're describing your issue to Asus). This number gives the repair shop the information what they have to do with the notebooks/pc's when they get it.

MadDog00700
04-24-2012, 10:42 AM
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MadDog00700
04-24-2012, 10:46 AM
EDIT: I think that you have the typing issue because of your palms are touching the touchpad and then typing can be hard. So updating the touchpad driver can fix that issue, if it doesn't work try hit FN + F9 (that will disable/enable the touchpad) and see if the issue still persists.

Didnt see this earlier sorry. Ill give this a go, ill check to see if my touchpad driver is up to date and if not ill FN + F9

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 11:59 AM
No problem.

Just try out the suggestions and see if that fixes the issues you got:

Try to use windows restore, hit f8 when you see asus splash screen. Choose Repair windows option, and when it's finished loaded you should be able to choose windows restore point.
Update your nVidia driver (http://www.geforce.com/Drivers)
Update your atheros wifi card (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?5224-Drivers-Apps-and-How-to-s&country=&status=)
Update your touchpad driver (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?5224-Drivers-Apps-and-How-to-s&country=&status=)
Update Intel chipset (http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect)(click on "check your system for the latest updates)
Get some compressed air, and blow it into the fans to clean for dust.

If nothing changes, it could be time for a RMA.... but again it should be the last option you choose.

EDIT: Also do you have any antivirus/malware programs on your notebook?

If not perhaps you should check your system. I recommend these in my thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?9082-New-notebook-Look-here!). Also I have another one that is not mentioned in that thread, so if you want to know about that, just ask :)
(it's called combofix, but I'll give you the right link so you don't use the wrong version since it's a lot of programs on google called combofix)

Clean the register files with CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard). If you choose to download this, be sure to uncheck any extra installations (like google toolbar).
Run the register check until it doesn't find any issues.

Peregrine
04-24-2012, 02:53 PM
A repeating 3 is a bad keyboard.
Nothing else it could be. Certainly not a driver issue. If you SMACK the 3 hard does it stop???