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Hyeong
07-11-2012, 03:04 AM
What's with all of the problems with these laptops? I haven't had any problems except with the sub-woofer and horrible sound. Whats the deal? Are these laptops just poorly made?

dotvezz
07-11-2012, 03:13 AM
The subwoofer and sound issues are a driver or possibly bios issue. We can rest assured that since the hardware is fine it will be fixed soon with a patch.

As far as problems other people have had, I've seen most of them fix performance issues by deleting the bloatware.

Cecil_2099
07-11-2012, 04:14 AM
I for one don't have any problems (except for the subwoofer issue) with my G75. And I have all the "bloatware" still on the system and it doesn't impact performance one bit. I really think the outrage over ASUS "bloatware" on the G75 (at least the G75VW-BBK5) is a little over blown.

Kamil
07-11-2012, 04:22 AM
I for one don't have any problems (except for the subwoofer issue) with my G75. And I have all the "bloatware" still on the system and it doesn't impact performance one bit. I really think the outrage over ASUS "bloatware" on the G75 (at least the G75VW-BBK5) is a little over blown.

When you say "All the bloatware still on the system," is that including still using the included McAfee security and everything at default settings?

Cecil_2099
07-11-2012, 06:48 AM
When you say "All the bloatware still on the system," is that including still using the included McAfee security and everything at default settings?

The G75VW-BBK5 from Best Buy did not shop with any security software.

I've been using my G75 at default settings since I unboxed it. I only upgraded the video & audio drivers and the AI Recovery utility (to make my Recovery DVDs), and installed a SSD and used the Recovery DVDs to make the factory-like state on the SSD.

Here's a list of the ASUS programs that came bundled with my laptop with some notes in parenthesis:

AI Recovery (used to burn the Recovery DVDs)
ASUS Fan Filter Checker (supposedly a reminder to clean the fan filters but to date I haven't seen a pop up reminder; program actually doesn't run in the background so not entirely sure how it monitors)
ASUS Virtual Camera (when executed, runs in system tray; lets you use the Virtual Camera in chat applications so you can apply quirky frames and coloring effects to your video chats)
e-Driver (a menu interface of all the installed drivers; didn't come with much documentation so I never use it)
eManual (pdf version of the manual)
GameFast (shows you a list of programs and services running in the background and lets you disable them to get better gaming performance; pretty much like using task manager; doesn't run in the background)
LifeFrame (standalone program to use the built-in webcam to take video/photo/audio)
Power4Gear Hybrid (allows you to adjust power options to a better degree than the standard windows interface)
Rotation Desktop for G Series (lets you set up multiple "desktop layouts" that you can cycle through without having to restart or change profiles; doesn't load up at startup so I never really use it)
USB Charger Plus (runs in sytem tray at startup; enables the charging functionality of the USB 3.0 while in sleep mode)
WinFlash (lets you flash your BIOS from Windows, but you should NEVER do that...always flash BIOS from a USB stick and use the in-BIOS utility)
Wireless Console 3 (this runs in the background from the system tray at startup; it's pretty much the graphical interface for the wireless/bluetooth toggle switch Fn+F2)
ASUS Splendid Utility (has preset display settings for color, gamma, contrast, etc and lets you customize it too)
ASUS Vibe (never used it; I think it's kind of like a media center)
Then there's the non-ASUS programs:

Microsoft Office 2010 trial
Adobe X Reader
Cyberlink's CD/DVD burning software
Google Chrome, and
Roxio CinePlayer for playing DVDs
That's all that was loaded on my system.

All in all, the system's pretty light on pre-installed software that loads up automatically.

Hyeong
07-17-2012, 03:05 AM
I am now having problems with my webcam. The FPS use to be really good. Now however, there is a 4 second delay. I don't know what could have caused such a drastic drop. Anyone know how to fix it?