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jorlanm
07-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Does the G75vw 180w Power Brick work on the G73's?

Im currently cutting of some plastic on my G73sw-3DE...So I can fit the new GTX 680m I got...I was going to get a G75vw to put it in but ASUS said its technicaly impossible for the G75 to use standard MXM cards, it wont even recognize it...The G73's however while usus ASUS own version of MXM card will still recognize standard MXM cards but I will void warranty cause it means I have to modify the Chassis and little wok on the Heatsink.

Liquidus
07-14-2012, 11:41 PM
It'll work.

jorlanm
07-15-2012, 06:36 AM
I hope so...Im using a Targus / Lite-ON 180w power brick right now and its running hot maybe the ASUS branded one will be cooler...I dont know yet how the GTX 680m will use it...

Zimba
07-15-2012, 11:13 AM
Awesome man. Looking forward to your results. :D

As for the power consumption, without overclock, the system should never go above 150W for this GPU
10039

jorlanm
07-15-2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks...its realy hard work doing the mod...but The G73 does recognize the GTX 680m...i plugged it in while it was still open...the main obstruction is the chassis screw pipes...which takes a while and care cutting it down but thanks to Asus they didnt change the MXM card that much for the G73, so even the heatsink only need slight mod...Its hard work but I only spend $500 for the upgrade compared to spending $2500 for GTX 680m equiped laptops hehe

evga
07-16-2012, 01:46 AM
man does your laptop post ?
can you upload some benchmarks ?
great work .

jorlanm
07-16-2012, 03:01 AM
Yeah it posted...but still trimming down the chassis...i just tested it first if its going to read the GPU hehe

Guido7142
07-16-2012, 05:20 AM
Awesome info. Are you sure 680m wont be recognized in G75 ? Where did you take that info from ? In another forum we are making a full in depth analysis of how to make a 680m work in a G75, it would be quite a bummer to know it will not recognize it.

I'm asking cause Asus official people tend to say things that are not true. For instance, someone asked if a the G73 could handle a more power hungry GPU and they jumped saying that "NO ! The mobo is not able to handle more power than the stock hardware !", and still we have tons of people that upgrade their JH... Well, a more fresh proof... you have been able to make a 680m work.

evga
07-16-2012, 06:11 AM
dude , can you upload a screen shot with gtx 680 in g73sw , so it will be great proof for non believers ,
and dot waste time , cutting the g73sw heatsink , just buy an asus g73jh heatsink and cut the upper parts of it , thats it , install it and use and do sm\ome serious benchmarks , no one in the world though an hd 7970m in asus g73jh would score that much , now with gtx 680 in Sw , this is going to be an milestone.

jorlanm
07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Awesome info. Are you sure 680m wont be recognized in G75 ? Where did you take that info from ? In another forum we are making a full in depth analysis of how to make a 680m work in a G75, it would be quite a bummer to know it will not recognize it.

I'm asking cause Asus official people tend to say things that are not true. For instance, someone asked if a the G73 could handle a more power hungry GPU and they jumped saying that "NO ! The mobo is not able to handle more power than the stock hardware !", and still we have tons of people that upgrade their JH... Well, a more fresh proof... you have been able to make a 680m work.

Nop it wont the Heatsink and GPU on the G75vw was way off the MXM design...it dont even look like an MXM card just the slot is the same

Zimba
07-16-2012, 08:05 PM
Well the G75 does atleast use a MXM connector like all the other brands. But I`m not shure if the GPU would FIT inside the notebook, the way it is designed. If anyone is able to, thats a godsend because imagine that silent notebook with the best GPU there is. Asus absolutely NEED to embrace this opportunity :)

Anyhow, please update us on your project jorlanm. There are a lot of people interested in this GPU

GTX 670M from the G75
http://i.imgur.com/nLeLn.jpg

Guido7142
07-16-2012, 10:27 PM
But actually no one confirmed you that it is not MXM ?

There are lots of people that say that it is no MXM and another ton that says it is. We need a confirmation.

evga
07-16-2012, 11:47 PM
This is standard mxm , but the problem will be with bios support or you should make correct holders to hold the card in correct place due to there is no holes.

Guido7142
07-17-2012, 12:24 AM
Physical constrains have already been surpassed.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/660789-asus-g75-680m-upgrade-14.html

jorlanm
07-17-2012, 03:52 AM
Ok now I see what ASUS means...the GPU card that comes on the G73 has the exact same height but with slight excess width on a Standard MXM card...the one on the G75 seems like the GPU card was flipped sideways so it seems that its shorter but wider than a standard MXM card...now I seewhy they say its impossible to upgrade the G75 with standard MXM card but it is possible on the G73 with slight mod...

Guido7142
07-17-2012, 04:10 AM
Possible to make a MXM Type B fit in the G75 with a bit more modding than the G73 but possible.

jorlanm
07-17-2012, 04:27 AM
Possible to make a MXM Type B fit in the G75 with a bit more modding than the G73 but possible.

Now this is true...but your pretty much using a self made heatsink and probably destroy the chassis...so probably not worth at that point...

That is why ASUS said impossible...while people with G73's already shown you can use standard MXM cards keeping the chassis and sligh mod with the same factory heatsink

Guido7142
07-17-2012, 01:55 PM
That is true, but what choice do you have if you love you Asus notebook and really do not like Sagers or Alienwares... And probably if you succeed, the update would cost you $800/$1000, and given that I bought my G75 in BB for less than $1400, that leaves me with a notebook for a bit over $2000 and a 680m... Almost the price of an M17x with 7970m.

jorlanm
07-18-2012, 12:39 AM
That is true, but what choice do you have if you love you Asus notebook and really do not like Sagers or Alienwares... And probably if you succeed, the update would cost you $800/$1000, and given that I bought my G75 in BB for less than $1400, that leaves me with a notebook for a bit over $2000 and a 680m... Almost the price of an M17x with 7970m.
Nope just $500 for the GTX 680m...getting the heatsink fits right with minor cutting (but its still the original heatsink)...burt Im still filling down the plastic...ASUS saw this so I guess they figured out that the flipping the GPU on the G75 will peevent any further mod

Guido7142
07-18-2012, 01:07 AM
Yes, it seems that the G73 was their evidence that people wanted to upgrade and from there on they've changed the GPU shape and connection so as not to be able to upgrade. We all wander why they do that, if they just make it so you have to buy a new notebook it does not make much of a sense, they can begin to make standard MXM notebooks and sell upgrade kits as all other sellers do... That would just be incredible.

I heard that they kind of like to do their custom PCBs and all that sort of things but still, can make at least a special ASUS connection and sell upgrade kits.

jorlanm
07-18-2012, 03:38 AM
Yes, it seems that the G73 was their evidence that people wanted to upgrade and from there on they've changed the GPU shape and connection so as not to be able to upgrade. We all wander why they do that, if they just make it so you have to buy a new notebook it does not make much of a sense, they can begin to make standard MXM notebooks and sell upgrade kits as all other sellers do... That would just be incredible.

I heard that they kind of like to do their custom PCBs and all that sort of things but still, can make at least a special ASUS connection and sell upgrade kits.

ASUS want control over their PCB so they can drasticaly change the Chassis is they want too...so they wont look like Sager or Alienware bulky laptops...

Guido7142
07-18-2012, 04:13 AM
That's something I really like about Asus notebooks, they are thin and always have sharp designs. Sagers are just a black block and Alienwares are not my type. G75 even got slimmer than G74.

jorlanm
07-18-2012, 05:42 AM
That's something I really like about Asus notebooks, they are thin and always have sharp designs. Sagers are just a black block and Alienwares are not my type. G75 even got slimmer than G74.

Yeah I know what you mean...but its a trade off too...they sacrifice customizablity...I kinda wanna keep the laptop for 5 years and still be able to play high end games...dont want to spend $1500 every 2 years to play games at max setting...usually for games a sinple GPU upgrade does the trick...the G73 isnt as slim as the G75 but its definetly slimmer than the G74...but because of thd G73 size it allows me to upgrade my GPU...Im almost there...taking my time, dont want to do a sloppy job with this (its still $500 spent) hehe...

evga
08-02-2012, 11:03 AM
any updates ?

Guido7142
08-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Someone is going to try the upgrade in here, http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/660789-asus-g75-680m-upgrade.html. But still waiting for him to get the parts and the G75.

jmhdj
09-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Hello. It was long time since last update jorlanm. Did you ever finish your mod? Can you confirm that 680m works in g73sw?

Guido7142
09-15-2012, 09:17 PM
There has been a complete abandonment on the project, at least on the forum. There is a chance that this person has tried to upgrade and has not posted his results but as what it seems, the thread has been forgotten.

jmhdj
09-16-2012, 10:42 AM
I understand. My thoughts are if he did sucessfully upgraded then he would 100% post results here. As he did not come with any updates and its gone fair amount of time that leads me to believe that he countered some obstacle on road :). And I just checked OP and hes still active here, he did respond to one other thread just ten days ago. I hope he will come and finally put closure on this thread.

evga
10-30-2012, 01:17 AM
bump!
op please keep us updated

jmhdj
05-28-2013, 08:01 PM
20966
Peaked to 174 watts from wall socket.

unu cool
11-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Hy!! That it's very nice!!
Where I can buy 680M at a reasonable price?

yoshey
03-26-2014, 03:45 AM
ebay is your best bet