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05-10-2012, 09:47 AM
http://rog.asus.com/98832012/g-series-laptops/upgrading-the-g75vw/

Upgrading the G75VW is relatively simple: you just need a Philips screw driver. It’s just one screw keeping you out of the main hatch which covers the two 2.5″ hard drive spaces, two SO-DIMM clips and one of the fan filters, as you can see below.

Flip over the notebooks and unscrew the first hatch near the front:

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-hatch2.jpg

By removing two screws on each, the hard drives can be popped out using the pull tags. Then unscrew the old drive if there is one via its side-screws and add the new drive into the housing, before reversing the process to put it back in.

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/G75-upgrade.jpg

Unscrew two screws and just give it a tug to the side before lifting it out.

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-hdd.jpg

The housing will take SSDs, hybrid drives (like the Seagate Momentus XT) and SSDs in any mix and match configuration you desire. If you want to enable RAID0 or RAID1 for two HDD or SSD, it is available via the BIOS.

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-hdd-remove.jpg

Our G75VW has two 750GB Western Digital Black HDDs fitted
From here, the left-hand fan filter is accessible for cleaning, while the right fan filter requires removing another Philips screw and accessing a smaller hatch. Just to be clear: removing these two screws does not void your warranty. Also, as you’d expect, the battery requires just flicking the clip on the base to swap it out. No screw removal required.

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-hatch1-799x710.jpg

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-fanfilter1-799x592.jpg

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-fanfilter21-799x551.jpg

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/g75-fanfilter3-799x594.jpg

However for the sake of transparency to our customers, please be aware of upgrade limitations. While the G75VW has four SO-DIMM slots in total; two of which are situated underneath the keyboard and accessing them requires chassis dismantling that voids your warranty so please plan your needs carefully before you buy.

http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/memory-upgrade.jpg

These two above will be populated first, at the factory, meaning if you buy an G75VW with 8GB DDR3 but later want 12GB or 16GB, dropping in one or two extra 4GB SO-DIMMs is a perfectly warranty-safe upgrade as this requires simply opening the base as described above. However, if you require upgrading all four SO-DIMM slots, this can only be done by unscrewing all visible screws on the base, removing the battery and optical drive, then gently separating the the motherboard tray from the keyboard. Evidently this process is not designed to be user upgradable, but if you feel you are technically adept and accept that you will not be able to return the notebook at a later date, it can be done.

Thx1138
05-11-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the tutorial.

With this computer, is it easy to apply new thermal grease to the GPU/CPU, or would someone need to disassemble the entire thing?

_
05-12-2012, 07:25 AM
Thanks for the tutorial.

With this computer, is it easy to apply new thermal grease to the GPU/CPU, or would someone need to disassemble the entire thing?

You would need to take apart the entire chassis, so not easy. You shouldn't need to do it in within its warranty lifetime.

mazewolf
05-15-2012, 06:33 PM
When i took of my charger battery my game went lag , very lag ? why ? and my asus g75 is new , !!! please answer me and help me :D !

ericewalton
05-18-2012, 05:03 AM
reposted in a new thread

Wolffie80
05-21-2012, 11:42 AM
reposted in a new thread

If you download win 7 home premium from one of theese sites:

64 bit:
http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65733/X15-65733.iso

32 bit
http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65732/X15-65732.iso

You need to download and make a copy of your system drivers as well on a usb/dvd.

Open hdd cover. you need to take out original hdd. replase it with your ssd. (it need to be put into slot1)
(do not put in original drive before you have finished installing windows or you will get a error upon win install.)
After install you are free to replace original hdd (put it in secondery slot)
Install all you intel, vga driver etc

Voila! :)

Holy
05-23-2012, 04:22 AM
When i took of my charger battery my game went lag , very lag ? why ? and my asus g75 is new , !!! please answer me and help me :D !

As with all laptops the g75 cannot withdraw the same amount of power froma battery that it can from the charger. Rest assured there is nothing wrong.

Dreadmoon
05-23-2012, 03:50 PM
I just got a G75VW from Bestbuy that came with 8Gb of RAM, when I asked in the store about getting 16Gb instead of the 8 Gb; they told me to go buy to 8GB DIMMS and change the memory myself.

Last night I followed the steps in this guide and found out that the 8GB that have been setup are the ones that avoid the warranty if you try to change then, and also saw that there are two free DIMM slots available to be used.

Can I place my 2 new 8 GB DIMMS there or will it be a problem? I tried and got a black screen so not sure how to reset the BIOS to read the new memory.

Any advice would be very welcome!

Thanks :D

j_lock
05-24-2012, 04:21 AM
Does the G75 fully support Sata3 Drives?

Zygomorphic
06-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Yes. Even the older G53/G74 systems (Sandy Bridge) do.

_
06-08-2012, 08:00 AM
I just got a G75VW from Bestbuy that came with 8Gb of RAM, when I asked in the store about getting 16Gb instead of the 8 Gb; they told me to go buy to 8GB DIMMS and change the memory myself.

Last night I followed the steps in this guide and found out that the 8GB that have been setup are the ones that avoid the warranty if you try to change then, and also saw that there are two free DIMM slots available to be used.

Can I place my 2 new 8 GB DIMMS there or will it be a problem? I tried and got a black screen so not sure how to reset the BIOS to read the new memory.

Any advice would be very welcome!

Thanks :D

Sorry I don't follow this: which DIMMs are free - the two exposed when you open the first cover?

There is no BIOS reset required. They should plug straight in and it should work. It could be they aren't compatible with the system or slightly installed incorrectly. Did you buy the DIMMs locally? Can you take the whole notebook to the shop to check?

jonzjitsu
06-14-2012, 11:03 PM
hey guys I have a problem, I had my primary ssd installed and I get that error when booting up but I only need to press enter then it restarts then boots to windows... Everything is updated even the firmware of the ssd.

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 240gb
Lappy: Asusg75 -i7 3610qm Nvidia 670m 3gb, 8gb ram, 256ssd+750gb 7200

http://i45.tinypic.com/2lu88yd.jpg


appreciate the help thanks!

dstrakele
06-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Is the SSD failing to be recognized as a drive in the BIOS?

I'd try swapping SATA ports for the SSD and HDD to troubleshoot further. Check the connections very carefully. Does that eliminate the issue? If the issue persists, you could have a faulty SSD.

jonzjitsu
06-15-2012, 02:30 AM
Hi thanks for the reply, Will try the swap... this is a random thing BUT very often... there was a point that you really have to put back the ROG CD.... what I did was fresh install with one of my oem win 7 premium cd's then that whole repair thing went away(for now) but I'm still bothered by this.... I don't know if the BIOS is not recognizing the ssd... question does the g75's space bar only have partial lighting on the corner or should the whole space bar light?

jonzjitsu
06-15-2012, 02:53 AM
here's a shot of the keyboard on full lighting

http://i50.tinypic.com/r76vci.jpg

dstrakele
06-15-2012, 04:00 AM
The keyboard lighting photos are normal. The space bar is lit only on the left side because there are no characters on it to light up on the right side. I'm almost certain whoever designed the keyboard backlighting did not take into account that the LED's would be visible beneath the keys, thinking only the characters on the keys would show any illumination.

jonzjitsu
06-15-2012, 11:45 AM
^ okay, I just compared with the msi counterpart which every key was lit if not individually :)

john_from_ohio
06-15-2012, 10:07 PM
hey guys I have a problem, I had my primary ssd installed and I get that error when booting up but I only need to press enter then it restarts then boots to windows... Everything is updated even the firmware of the ssd.

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 240gb


The new OCZ's apparently have a firmware update that may not be yet applied on your SSD/machine causing this problem ( and others probably ) ...

jonzjitsu
06-16-2012, 03:12 AM
yes sir,my vertex 4 firmware version is 1.4... they have a 1.4.1.3 - this should be newer right? but update keeps on failing... Never had problems with my corsair force gt on my desktop... >:/

jonzjitsu
06-18-2012, 08:19 AM
Update: BIOS on first boot

http://i50.tinypic.com/28tkexe.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2ilefie.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2exvyc2.jpg


first boot does not recognize the ssd

jonzjitsu
06-18-2012, 08:24 AM
however on my second boot...

http://i49.tinypic.com/10zzaf8.jpg


all the time on the second boot the ssd will be detected and everything is totally fine.


there's got to be wrong with something ssd or the g75 itself...anyone? Oh and I have swapped the drives and the results are the same.

jonzjitsu
06-18-2012, 09:01 AM
however on my second boot...

http://i49.tinypic.com/10zzaf8.jpg


all the time on the second boot the ssd will be detected and everything is totally fine.


there's got to be wrong with something ssd or the g75 itself...anyone? Oh and I have swapped the drives and the results are the same.

jonzjitsu
06-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Okay.. good thing I have a force gt on my problematic ROG Maximus extreme z(that's why I bought a g75), both ssd's were plugged in however ocz vertex 4 still failed as a primary drive making the force gt to boot up... this is on first boot... on second boot that's when the ocz boot's up... RMA time... will never buy an OCZ again... my apologies corsair you have never failed me before.

P.S. been trying to delete the double post I don't know why it won't.

NilsErik
08-18-2012, 06:19 PM
If upgrading the G75VW with as much memory possible, what memory do you suggest?

Any kind of DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600MHz 204pin? CL9 or CL11?
Max 4GB in each slot, or is 8GB also compatible?
What is preinstalled in the "hidden slots"?

I'm considering the G75VW-T1134V configuration with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M and 1x4GB and 1x2GB memory preinstalled because I want to upgrade to two Corsair SSD disks (or one SSD and one HHD) and maximum memory stright away :)

Gaming is not the main purpose, but image editing working with huge files.

NilsErik
08-19-2012, 04:36 PM
Just found another configuration with the GeForce GTX 660M graphic card and 8GB memory (2x4GB) for the same price. Guess that one is better for upgrade:) Planning for a Corsair Force Series GT 240GB for OS and programs, and a Western Digital® Mobile Green 2TB for filestorage. Guess that will both opt for power savings and a more quiet system. Original HHD will be used for OS backup.

But still - what memory to fill the two empty slots? Some kind of 2x8GB option? Upgrading OS in the future will make use of it. At time of purchase Win 7 Home Premium is a bottleneck...

Daffydavid
09-04-2012, 01:05 AM
Model G75VW ss71-cbil
When i put new memory into the slots under the cover it does one of 2 things. It either won't start or it doesn't recognize the memory. If anything is installed in the slot closet to computer only the power light and a couple others on the front come on and then powers done after about 15 seconds. When only the one nearest the cover has a stick installed I get that "windows didn't start properly message" but will restart if I hit start normally (won't finish if windows tries to fix the problem). It then only shows 8gb not the 12 installed. Memory is "Crucial" 4gb DDR3 Ram 1066 204Pin. Windows 7 Home Premium. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Zygomorphic
09-04-2012, 01:10 AM
You need 1600 MHz RAM. That is what your system uses.

Daffydavid
09-04-2012, 01:23 AM
k thanks i'll exchange this and try tomorrow.

GottiBoi55
09-18-2012, 12:50 AM
Model G75VW ss71-cbil
When i put new memory into the slots under the cover it does one of 2 things. It either won't start or it doesn't recognize the memory. If anything is installed in the slot closet to computer only the power light and a couple others on the front come on and then powers done after about 15 seconds. When only the one nearest the cover has a stick installed I get that "windows didn't start properly message" but will restart if I hit start normally (won't finish if windows tries to fix the problem). It then only shows 8gb not the 12 installed. Memory is "Crucial" 4gb DDR3 Ram 1066 204Pin. Windows 7 Home Premium. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


your problem is that you installed the wrong memory.
you need to install DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM CL 11, and that should solve your problem.
But why not go all the way and install 8 Gigs and max out the memory, you will see a 'BIG" difference with twice the memory

chrsplmr
09-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Since your going all the way .. are you sure it is cl11 and not cl9 ?
I cant find it right at this moment .. but I am positive this was the concencus .. of Best.c.

GottiBoi55
09-18-2012, 03:40 AM
Since your going all the way .. are you sure it is cl11 and not cl9 ?
I cant find it right at this moment .. but I am positive this was the concencus .. of Best.c.


Well I have CL11 stock ram in my G75VW
But you can be sure by downloading a little app called "CPU-Z", and check the memory tab to be sure what CL of the memory that is installed.

Here is the link for CPU- Z:
http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.61-rog-setup-en.exe

Zygomorphic
09-18-2012, 10:19 AM
Always helpful to check, CPU-Z will also tell you what speeds each memory module is specced to run.

chrsplmr
09-18-2012, 02:31 PM
I was speaking in reply to presumed 'best' .. there was an extensive conversation on this.. that i still cant find ..
if cl11 is what is installed in the non upgradeable area .. and you do not wish to void the warranty .. not suggested ..
then cl11 it is.
i am equally sure that cl9 performed better .. as reported in that thread .. still looking for it.c.

GottiBoi55
09-19-2012, 12:16 AM
Always helpful to check, CPU-Z will also tell you what speeds each memory module is specced to run.


yes you are right about that, CPU-Z is a very usefully tool.

GottiBoi55
09-19-2012, 12:54 AM
I was speaking in reply to presumed 'best' .. there was an extensive conversation on this.. that i still cant find ..
if cl11 is what is installed in the non upgradeable area .. and you do not wish to void the warranty .. not suggested ..
then cl11 it is.
i am equally sure that cl9 performed better .. as reported in that thread .. still looking for it.c.


Okay I see, hope you find what you been looking for.
but for now here is article on Tom's Hardware, that you might fine interesting
shows that there's not much difference between cl9 and cl11.

check this link:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314892-30-cl11-what-difference

Fanty
09-30-2012, 05:25 AM
Huh!
I was wondering about the cleaning aswell and those "filters" and stuff.

When I tested it by opening my GFX Fan region yesterday, I am sure, there was no such grid over it.
And I also had the impression that the whole "hole" (the round part) was smaller.

It looked clean (well 1 month old) but I wonder how to clean that thing, if one day its needed to?

kumailM
10-13-2012, 01:42 PM
hej there..
i bought an asus g55vw from denmark and i didnt have the option of upgradin the optical drive!

rewben
10-14-2012, 05:04 PM
@kumailM, i think this (http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?pg=1&l=product_list&c=3181) is what you're looking for.

_
10-15-2012, 12:42 AM
hej there..
i bought an asus g55vw from denmark and i didnt have the option of upgradin the optical drive!

Open up the bottom and check to see if you can see a single screw at the end of the optical drive - this is what's holding it in. The front cover should just pop off when you replace it.

Rewben - excellent link! +rep.

Zygomorphic
10-15-2012, 01:51 AM
@kumailM, i think this (http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?pg=1&l=product_list&c=3181) is what you're looking for.
+1 rep as well! Kudos!

rewben
10-15-2012, 02:15 AM
thanks MarshallR@ASUS and Zygomorphic :)

Daffydavid
11-08-2012, 03:02 AM
your problem is that you installed the wrong memory.
you need to install DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM CL 11, and that should solve your problem.
But why not go all the way and install 8 Gigs and max out the memory, you will see a 'BIG" difference with twice the memory

Bought the memory as suggested and I have the exact same problem as before, it's not recognized or won't start. Presently have 1 stick installed in slot closet to cover but it's not recognized. Any suggestions?

Quasimodem
11-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Alright so I've already added a 512GB SSD, 32GB RAM, and a Dual-Band WiFi card.... anything else I can do to upgrade it anymore? All I can think of is not cost effective... replacing the CPU... or possibly two 512gb SSD with RAID 0... still not cost effective... I think I've done about all I can with the G75VW... any ideas?

rewben
11-21-2012, 07:44 AM
for a g75, i think you have mentioned all of them:

1. cpu; and
2. raid0

both are not cost-effective :/

to me, i think that i will not do more than what you have done, except for cpu upgrade (i need more horse powers and RAM).

Quasimodem
11-21-2012, 07:53 AM
for a g75, i think you have mentioned all of them:

1. cpu; and
2. raid0

both are not cost-effective :/

to me, i think that i will not do more than what you have done, except for cpu upgrade (i need more horse powers and RAM).

I was thinking about the i7-3840qm.... it's 45watts... let me know if you decide to upgrade your CPU and how much better it performs... the upgrade procecdure is nothing, but $700 for a processor, and another $600 for the exact SSD I already have, I'll have almost $4200 into this thing...

If you have the connection speed, the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 is a great replacement NIC card... here's a speedtest of my connection so getting the Dual-Band card was the first thing I did... I was VERY disappointed with the card that came in it...

14052

in Megabytes / second

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/speed.jpg

rewben
11-21-2012, 09:14 AM
I was thinking about the i7-3840qm.... it's 45watts... let me know if you decide to upgrade your CPU and how much better it performs... the upgrade procecdure is nothing, but $700 for a processor, and another $600 for the exact SSD I already have, I'll have almost $4200 into this thing...

If you have the connection speed, the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 is a great replacement NIC card... here's a speedtest of my connection so getting the Dual-Band card was the first thing I did... I was VERY disappointed with the card that came in it...


i'm thinking of 3820qm or 3840qm, too; but their price now are sky rocketing compared to a few months back. i will wait for a bit.

for wifi i am eyeing intel 6235; but i might skip that as i use wired most of the time.

for g55, i still have one more mSATA slot untouched. but seriously, i am now really unsure if this machine can let me run nicely on battery after upgrade.

Quasimodem
11-21-2012, 09:34 AM
i'm thinking of 3820qm or 3840qm, too; but their price now are sky rocketing compared to a few months back. i will wait for a bit.

for wifi i am eyeing intel 6235; but i might skip that as i use wired most of the time.

for g55, i still have one more mSATA slot untouched. but seriously, i am now really unsure if this machine can let me run nicely on battery after upgrade.

What do you think? Hit apply? LMAO

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/shouldi.jpg

Zygomorphic
11-21-2012, 11:27 AM
What do you think? Hit apply? LMAO

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/shouldi.jpg

I highly doubt it will, but if it does...

rewben
11-21-2012, 11:40 AM
What do you think? Hit apply? LMAO

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/shouldi.jpg

LOL! i hope we can do that in a laptop one day :D

Zygomorphic
11-22-2012, 01:40 AM
LOL! i hope we can do that in a laptop one day :D

One day...when we have graphene transistors or something other than old-fashion silicon.

Quasimodem
11-22-2012, 06:26 AM
accidentally put this in the wrong thread...

Well after reading this article, the SSD x 2 RAID 0 actually seems like a worthwhile upgrade...

http://www.overclock.net/t/674524/intel-ssd-vs-wd-velociraptor-raid-0-benchmarks

That's an old article too, the benchmarks of his 2 SSD is about what my Samsung alone performs... So if I can expect nearly double the read / write speeds as this, then that's worth it to me...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/ssd.jpg

Zygomorphic
11-22-2012, 01:24 PM
accidentally put this in the wrong thread...

Well after reading this article, the SSD x 2 RAID 0 actually seems like a worthwhile upgrade...

http://www.overclock.net/t/674524/intel-ssd-vs-wd-velociraptor-raid-0-benchmarks

That's an old article too, the benchmarks of his 2 SSD is about what my Samsung alone performs... So if I can expect nearly double the read / write speeds as this, then that's worth it to me...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/ssd.jpg

That's really impressive! How long does your system take to boot would be my next question...Mine is around 30 secs (after BIOS) for Windows 7 on a Seagate Hybrid.

Quasimodem
11-23-2012, 01:29 AM
That's really impressive! How long does your system take to boot would be my next question...Mine is around 30 secs (after BIOS) for Windows 7 on a Seagate Hybrid.

It's about 5 - 7 seconds... depends if you count the ROG logo or not... I've been doubted about that on the other forum I frequent so I actually videoed it to dropbox... Mint is faster now, the video was with the 3.2 kernel, now I'm on 3.6.6... The BIOS is the newer version only in the Windows 8 video, so imagine a shorter ROG logo with the others...

Windows 7 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/pxam97cnk2qwowb/VID_20120917_214250.mp4)
Windows 8 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wmx2d2pyna11vv/VID_20121116_055136.mp4)
Linux Mint
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmkqk8jp0lkun1c/2012-09-17 21.54.00.mp4)

Quasimodem
11-23-2012, 01:38 AM
This guy actually did two SSD's with RAID-0 on a G75vw.... His read/write speeds are ridiculous... This will definitely be my next upgrade...

http://www.computerforum.com/212262-got-bored-bought-g75.html

I intend to turn this thing into a beast that only a desktop can reckon with... Keep in mind I don't game, so a better graphics card would do nothing for me... I don't actually do anything that requires this much power... I did it because I hate waiting on a computer to do stuff, and of course, bragging rights...

rewben
11-24-2012, 03:52 AM
This guy actually did two SSD's with RAID-0 on a G75vw.... His read/write speeds are ridiculous... This will definitely be my next upgrade...

http://www.computerforum.com/212262-got-bored-bought-g75.html

I intend to turn this thing into a beast that only a desktop can reckon with... Keep in mind I don't game, so a better graphics card would do nothing for me... I don't actually do anything that requires this much power... I did it because I hate waiting on a computer to do stuff, and of course, bragging rights...

that post showed that he has 4x8gb of corsair vengeance running, too :/

Quasimodem
11-24-2012, 05:42 AM
that post showed that he has 4x8gb of corsair vengeance running, too :/

I think like it's been seen it's the tRAS that matters... he didn't post his specs, but I'll bet anyone who a tRAS of 28, it will be fine... but to match all of the timings would ensure it would work, no matter the brand... while others have vengeance chips of 10-10-10-28 working, which is slightly tighter timings, mine didn't work with 10-10-10-27, the tRAS was different....

I think going to the safe side of 11-11-11-28 would be better for anyone wanting to buy 4 x 8gb of any brand...

Zygomorphic
11-24-2012, 11:21 AM
I think like it's been seen it's the tRAS that matters... he didn't post his specs, but I'll bet anyone who a tRAS of 28, it will be fine... but to match all of the timings would ensure it would work, no matter the brand... while others have vengeance chips of 10-10-10-28 working, which is slightly tighter timings, mine didn't work with 10-10-10-27, the tRAS was different....

I think going to the safe side of 11-11-11-28 would be better for anyone wanting to buy 4 x 8gb of any brand...

Will keep this information in mind for future reference. Thanks! +rep! :)

rewben
11-24-2012, 02:22 PM
perhaps this is what a 'gaming laptop' means. i think 4x4gb is a nice combination for performance in terms of latency and all (i learned this by checking out the comparison from this website (http://www.memorybenchmark.net/)); and there are successful cases of 4x4gb of corsair vengeance running very well on a g55 (which i think is 9-9-9-24).

juenueno
11-29-2012, 04:34 AM
When i took of my charger battery my game went lag , very lag ? why ? and my asus g75 is new , !!! please answer me and help me :D !

It happen to me also, but i did face palm when i saw that it was in economic mode :mad:

Quasimodem
12-02-2012, 01:20 AM
Is this the same Intel card that comes pre-installed in the Bluetooth models? And do I need an extra antenna? I only see two slots...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PG08SE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

rewben
12-02-2012, 03:47 PM
uh? why do you need that for?

i'm not sure which version that comes with the g-series. i read that many were changing the atheros to intel 6235.

yes, it has two connectors only.

Quasimodem
12-02-2012, 07:24 PM
uh? why do you need that for?

i'm not sure which version that comes with the g-series. i read that many were changing the atheros to intel 6235.

yes, it has two connectors only.

Hook the computer to a 46" HDTV and use a BT keyboard and wireless mouse...

Quasimodem
12-04-2012, 06:55 AM
2 x Samsung 830 512GB SSD RAID-0 is in my future... I'll post my setup procedure, and benchmarks once the upgrade is complete...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/ssd-1.jpg

Quasimodem
12-06-2012, 07:24 PM
I've been asked about my procedure for installing the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300... It does not have bluetooth. If you want Bluetooth and Dual Band, get the Intel Centrino 6230

Installation:

It's located in the non user serviceable area but easier to get to than the RAM... Follow the dis-assembly guide to pull up the keyboard. Only unhooking the power button ribbon is necessary you will have enough room, unless your hands are humungous.

The card comes with 3 antenna connectors, because it's capable of a 450Mbps link state, 150Mbps per antenna. You don't have to install a third antenna. Use the outer two antenna connectors to hook up the stock antennas. You will only get a 300Mbps link state, but that is plenty for a while.

Drivers:

The latest 14.1.1 drivers are not very good. Use the 13.5 drivers. Before installing the drivers, edit every power profile, and change the WiFi settings to Maximum Performance for all profiles. Install the 13.5 drivers. Reboot if you want, but it's not necessary.

Speedtest taken over wireless a floor below the router. I have a Cisco EA4500 and use the 5Ghz network.

PROFIT!!!

rewben
12-07-2012, 04:11 AM
@BNaughty, nice tips!

i guess these are the dis-assembly guides:

1. ASUS G75VW Disassembly Manual - Computer Upgrade King (http://computerupgradeking.com/wiki/index.php?title=ASUS_G75VW_Disassembly_Manual)
2. NotebookReview (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/667905-g75vw-5ghz-wireless-2.html#post8786838)

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 02:54 AM
It has arrived.... I''ll have to wait until Xmas... but there will be a RAID-0 guide...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/11/8y6agu3u.jpg

Zygomorphic
12-11-2012, 11:20 AM
@BNaughty, nice tips!

i guess these are the dis-assembly guides:

1. ASUS G75VW Disassembly Manual - Computer Upgrade King (http://computerupgradeking.com/wiki/index.php?title=ASUS_G75VW_Disassembly_Manual)
2. NotebookReview (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/667905-g75vw-5ghz-wireless-2.html#post8786838)

Excellent find, thank you! +rep! :)

Quasimodem
12-27-2012, 11:05 PM
2 x Samsung 830 512gb SSD RAID-0

Yes it is worth it...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/test_zps547bd380.jpg

Zygomorphic
12-28-2012, 01:27 AM
@BNaughty, that is an amazing performance benchmark! :) 1 GB/s is a little ridiculous. :cool: How long are you Windows 8 boot-up times? I know that MS had a commercial about Win 8 booting in 8 seconds from an SSD on a laptop.

Quasimodem
12-28-2012, 02:17 AM
@BNaughty, that is an amazing performance benchmark! :) 1 GB/s is a little ridiculous. :cool: How long are you Windows 8 boot-up times? I know that MS had a commercial about Win 8 booting in 8 seconds from an SSD on a laptop.

It's a just a tad slower now because the RAID has to initialize... so that's an extra step before WIndows begins... It was at 10seconds from a cold start, including BIOS... so let's just say 11 - 12 tops... If you don't count any of the BIOS or RAID initialization, maybe 5 - 7 seconds... here's a youtube vid of it, before the RAID install... It's about the same + the RAID screen...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpBPtb0yCU

rewben
12-28-2012, 09:45 AM
wo.. that makes me drool :/

yeah, raid boot is kind of slower than a single ssd; once you're in, everything is fine :)

Zygomorphic
12-28-2012, 11:12 AM
wo.. that makes me drool :/

yeah, raid boot is kind of slower than a single ssd; once you're in, everything is fine :)

Forgot about the RAID initialization. That is fast! Then again, my laptop has a hybrid drive (Seagate Momentus) and boots in <30 seconds. LINUX is faster even than that! :)

rewben
12-28-2012, 03:40 PM
Forgot about the RAID initialization. That is fast! Then again, my laptop has a hybrid drive (Seagate Momentus) and boots in <30 seconds. LINUX is faster even than that! :)

to me, anything less than 30 secs makes me a very happy user already; i guess BNaughty wanna see how far the g75 can go lol!

Quasimodem
12-28-2012, 08:58 PM
to me, anything less than 30 secs makes me a very happy user already; i guess BNaughty wanna see how far the g75 can go lol!

Next will be a Wireless-AC Half-Height Mini-PCI E Adapter when released, and an i7-3840qm when the money can be spared...

darkpeace
01-07-2013, 12:05 AM
@BNaughty,

I followed your example and installed my 6300 with the 2 existing antenna's. I own a RV220W router (mainly for the VPN Tunnel to the office), so i can't make used of the dual band, but still this card is much faster than the stock Wifi card.

I have an extra antenna, but according to GimpsUnlimited @ http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/683928-intel-6300-asus-g75vw.html it wont work.

I was wondering if you have got it to work with a 3rd antenna yet?

BTW, this video really helped me with the teardown : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA

Thanks!


I've been asked about my procedure for installing the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300... It does not have bluetooth. If you want Bluetooth and Dual Band, get the Intel Centrino 6230

Installation:

It's located in the non user serviceable area but easier to get to than the RAM... Follow the dis-assembly guide to pull up the keyboard. Only unhooking the power button ribbon is necessary you will have enough room, unless your hands are humungous.

The card comes with 3 antenna connectors, because it's capable of a 450Mbps link state, 150Mbps per antenna. You don't have to install a third antenna. Use the outer two antenna connectors to hook up the stock antennas. You will only get a 300Mbps link state, but that is plenty for a while.

Drivers:

The latest 14.1.1 drivers are not very good. Use the 13.5 drivers. Before installing the drivers, edit every power profile, and change the WiFi settings to Maximum Performance for all profiles. Install the 13.5 drivers. Reboot if you want, but it's not necessary.

Speedtest taken over wireless a floor below the router. I have a Cisco EA4500 and use the 5Ghz network.

PROFIT!!!

Quasimodem
01-07-2013, 05:20 AM
@BNaughty,

I followed your example and installed my 6300 with the 2 existing antenna's. I own a RV220W router (mainly for the VPN Tunnel to the office), so i can't make used of the dual band, but still this card is much faster than the stock Wifi card.

I have an extra antenna, but according to GimpsUnlimited @ http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/683928-intel-6300-asus-g75vw.html it wont work.

I was wondering if you have got it to work with a 3rd antenna yet?

BTW, this video really helped me with the teardown : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA

Thanks!

I'm still using only 2 antennas... I'm waiting for AC cards to come out before deciding if I install a 3rd... How was your speedtest?

Quasimodem
01-08-2013, 08:32 PM
@BNaughty,

I followed your example and installed my 6300 with the 2 existing antenna's. I own a RV220W router (mainly for the VPN Tunnel to the office), so i can't make used of the dual band, but still this card is much faster than the stock Wifi card.

I have an extra antenna, but according to GimpsUnlimited @ http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/683928-intel-6300-asus-g75vw.html it wont work.

I was wondering if you have got it to work with a 3rd antenna yet?

BTW, this video really helped me with the teardown : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA

Thanks!

Hey I forgot to mention... With the 6300... Set ALL power profiles' WiFi settings to maximum performance...

lmnewey
03-12-2013, 02:31 AM
Is there any mini PCI-e slots in this model or the vx ?im not going to ruin the warranty pulling out the keyboard to find out :(

mrc00l88
04-16-2013, 04:35 PM
hey BNaughty / rewben - did either of you, or anyone else change the CPU yet? im looking at changing the ram and the wifi card - looking at anything else to change while im in there. thanks!

Quasimodem
04-16-2013, 08:37 PM
hey BNaughty / rewben - did either of you, or anyone else change the CPU yet? im looking at changing the ram and the wifi card - looking at anything else to change while im in there. thanks!

I haven't, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you just really want to, the best it can take is a 3840qm, and its still a minimum of $600 at most online retailers...

mrc00l88
04-16-2013, 08:40 PM
I haven't, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you just really want to, the best it can take is a 3840qm, and its still a minimum of $600 at most online retailers...

thank you!!

Merk Man
05-24-2013, 04:07 PM
So I got my G75VW from Best Buy, reimaged, and bought a UJ240AS to replace the dvd drive that game with the unit. But the Panasonic not only was made by Ma****a, and had a bad reputation as it wasn't firmware upgradeable, etc. But the one I got through Amazon, won't read Blu-Ray media. Not just not play movies, but it can't read folders and was ejecting when I clicked on it... saying there is no media.

So I've RMA'd the drive to Amazon and it's going back this morning. What Blu-Ray Burner should I get instead? Would like a 50GB burning capable drive with upgradable firmware if possible.

GhostJaw
05-29-2013, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the instructions dude... I was looking for a step by step because my laptop didn't come with a manual??? Checked all the literature I got with it and nothing explained how to change the fan filters. Did anyone else not get a manual? Or are we supposed to download it from the site?

cgren
06-02-2013, 03:59 AM
Guys i know this may have been answered couple of times, but is the G75VW GPU upgradeable? I currently have 660M and planning to save up for the 670 or possbly the 700M(if possible)

rewben
06-02-2013, 04:45 AM
@cgren, no, gpu is not upgradable. cpu is.

cgren
06-02-2013, 04:48 AM
@cgren, no, gpu is not upgradable. cpu is.

awww. thats really sad. oh well, will save up instead for the G80 series hehe

JDS
07-13-2013, 02:14 AM
As I was putting in a new SSD for my G75, I ended up snapping one of the little hooks that keeps the back cover on. Now it is floating around by my back left fan, any suggestions to get it out?

Douglasartor
08-22-2013, 10:17 PM
Hi,

I am trying to add 1 HDD to my ASUS G75VW. I have a 1 TB Seagate (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) at slot 0 and I want to put in a 160 Gb Hitachi (Hitachi Travelstar® 5K160) from my old G1S. I want use the secodary bay to transfer files from other notebooks too, if its possible.
The problem is that when I try to put the Hitachi HD, the BIOS recognizes both HDDs, but the G75VW tries to boot the slot 1 Hitachi HDD (wich have Windows 7 installed and G1S drivers). Even when I try to run the Hitachi HDD (with all the drivers issues) it cant recognize Seagate HDD inside Windows. And this happens with slot 0 and Seagate as primary and first boot!
Does anybody know why is this happening?

Thanks,
Douglas

echineko
08-23-2013, 10:28 AM
Hi guys,

I'm pondering a few upgrades for my G75VW, so far I've stuck to the user serviceable RAM upgrade to 24Gb, planning to get an SSD soon. My question is, if I only have a 10Mb/s broadband connection, is it still worth upgrading the wifi card? I'm not sure it will make a difference, anyone got some data?

Cheers,
echineko

giovanne
09-16-2013, 03:21 PM
Thanks alot...But my 2nd HDD interface is LOCK how would I Unlock to use it..hope you can help me with this..already been to set up before but no choices either pls help.

rewben
09-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Thanks alot...But my 2nd HDD interface is LOCK how would I Unlock to use it..hope you can help me with this..already been to set up before but no choices either pls help.

you should check the options in the bios (if I am not wrong it's in the security tab -> interface security). unlock the 2nd hdd interface if necessary.

zhouhanhui
11-05-2013, 01:05 AM
hello, im going to do full swap for my asus g75vx ram, Im going to upgrade to 32gb, and I have asked asus center nearby, they said, they could help me to install the ram that located under the keyboard without voiding the warranty.
now im not sure which ram is good for me, but currently, my friend offer me some rams

Vengeance® — 16GB High Performance Laptop Memory Upgrade Kit (CMSX16GX3M2B1600C9)
•Tested Latency: 9-9-9-24 •Memory Type: DDR3L •Speed Rating: PC3-12800 (1600MHz)

Vengeance® — 16GB High Performance Laptop Memory Upgrade Kit (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10)
•Tested Latency: 10-10-10-27 •Memory Type: DDR3 •Speed Rating: PC3-12800 (1600MHz)


[Ripjaws SO-DIMM] F3-1600C11S-8GRSL
DDR3L-1600 (PC3L-12800)
8GB (8GBx1)
CL11-11-11-28
1.35 Volt

[Ripjaws SO-DIMM] F3-1600C9S-8GRSL
DDR3L-1600 (PC3L-12800)
8GB (8GBx1)
CL9-9-9-28
1.35 Volt

anybody can help me to choose which one to buy? I want to get the best performance for my laptop.

thanks before

rewben
11-05-2013, 03:42 PM
hi @zhouhanhui, i replied your pm before seeing this.

in your case, i suggest you go for Ripjaws SO-DIMM F3-1600C11S-8GRSL, the reasons being:

1. there is no obvious performance improvement even if you put in high performance ram's with tighter timings (and the results are inconsistent);
2. ram's these days are not cheap. it's better to get a 1.35V set because you can use it in haswell laptops, too.

if possible, get them in pairs. i am still not sure if a single ram chip can run in dual-channel mode.

Josias
02-24-2014, 10:47 PM
I am fairly new to asus. I have a G75vw and am really confused. It comes with 1Terabyte of hard drive space correct? So the other space provided is for a SSD? Reason I ask is because I have an empty slot besides the hardrive, but when I go to my "computer" It depits that I have 2 disk drives. 1 that shows OS (C:) 196 gigs free of 347 and beside that it shows DATA (D:) 558 gigs free of 558. I have no idea what or why it is this way, it wasn't like this when I first purchased. Is something wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.

davidrinaman@att.net
03-08-2014, 09:40 PM
Your hard drive is partitioned into 2 logical drives. If you didn't partition it, did someone else "repair" on your computer for you?

You can still add another drive in your open bay. If it is just additional data, it will most likely install as data drive E:. The added drive can be an SSD, HDD or hybrid drive, whatever you want or can afford. If you go SSD, I suggest you read all the threads discussing SSD upgrades on the G75VW if your intent is for the system to boot from the SSD.

Zygomorphic
03-09-2014, 05:29 PM
@david, good point, though the drive will add as data drive F: (D: is the DVD drive, E: is the second data partition). ASUS generally partitions that way - I don't know why, but when reinstalling Windows, data on the second partition is preserved.

fidelity101
04-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Am I the only one that wants to upgrade the video card? Is that even possible on the G75VX laptop? I have the 670mx, which is powerful, but I would like more power without replacing the laptop which is otherwise working perfectly.

raistlyn
06-23-2014, 12:06 AM
Hello, sorry for double posting but I just wasnt sure how active these forums are. Anyway I purchased Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory Modules CT2CP51264BF160B to upgrade to the 16GB cap for this laptop, but everyime I install the RAM (either one module or both) the laptop refuses to boot. The screen wont even come on, the lights turn on like its trying to boot but quickly go back out. As soon as I take the RAM back out though, it boots up just fine. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

BrandeX
09-06-2014, 02:41 AM
32GB of RAM is the cap for this notebook pc.

danemorgan
11-05-2014, 02:05 AM
hai guys,,
what first step for upgrade asus rog G75vw..

http://green101.cf/1/g.png

rewben
11-07-2014, 07:06 AM
the first step is to plan your upgrade.

1) Plan
a. what do you wanna upgrade? hardware wise the common ones are hdd, ssd, ram, and wifi card. the rare ones are cpu and screen.
b. check out guides/tutorials/videos about your laptop model and see if you can do it yourself. get to know the steps in each task, and do any necessary precautions BEFORE performing the upgrades (data backup especially).

2) Prepare
after deciding what to do, get the parts. don't forget to grab the necessary tools to complete the tasks also (screw drivers, thermal paste, usb sticks, OS installation media, OS product key, latest drivers from asus or parts manufacturers, etc.)

3) Do it.

DirtTrash78
11-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Sorry if this is posted elsewhere, I did do some searches to find out what I need without success.

I have an ASUS G75VW-TS71 that came with the 1600x900 screen and want to upgrade it to 1920x1080. I am VERY tech savvy, actually a Network and Computer Engineer, so its a job that will not take to much time for me.

I just want to know, with ASUS products, if there are any hardware restrictions that would prevent me from performing this upgrade. Also, where would I be able to find the screen for purchase?? I have found many options but ran into obvious fitment issues. Tanks in advance for your replies.

-Semper Fi

*UPDATE*

I found out that I can upgrade to the 1920x1080. All I need to know now is wether or not I can upgrade to the 1920x1080 3D screen that came in the G75VW-DS73-3D. I can get that 3D screen for only $30-$40 more than the OEM screen. Thanks

rewben
11-10-2014, 03:40 PM
if i remembered correctly, there is only one type of vga slot on the mobo. either it's for 3d, or not. i think the best you can go for 1920x1080 non-3d.

MacAivar
06-11-2015, 05:01 AM
Hey Guys!
I bought an ASUS G75VW end of 2012 and I'm planning to upgrade some parts.
The current specs are 16GB RAM,17.3" FULL HD, 3rd Gen i7-3610QM 3.30Ghz Turbo, nVIDIA GTX 670M 2 Gb.
Would I be able to upgrade the current specs to something like:

Motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO;
Processor - i7-4790K;
Graphics Card - 4G GTX 970

..or would it be something I should forget about?

Sorry for such a basic question...

thanks,
Aivar

deejayce09
08-31-2015, 01:33 AM
i bought the asus g75vw with 8g and i was wondering if it's possible to add 2x8gb of room to the two slots it has available?

Clintlgm
09-04-2015, 01:33 PM
Yes match the Timings and voltages with what you currently have, you'll have 24GB total

doomed
12-21-2017, 04:18 PM
When i took of my charger battery my game went lag , very lag ? why ? and my asus g75 is new , !!! please answer me and help me :D !

When you unplug the laptop, the power profile tells the cpu to underperform, in order to prolong battery time. This is a feature, not a problem.
You can manage these settings on the Power4gear software.