View Full Version : Help upgrading my G73jh laptop

08-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Hello guys, I bought my laptop about 3 years ago its a G73jh with an i5 processor.

My problem is that I would like to speed the computer up a bit, seeing that some new games are not running as I would like them to. Now if there is anything that I could do in terms of software it would be great, but I really wouldnt mind upgrading some components as well, like the cpu or gpu.

Im not an expert therefore i have no idea what I could replace it with and what would be best :D I dont necessarily want the best processors etc out there but something with value for money that would give some new life to my notebook :P

Any suggestions?..

HERE IS SOME INFO (if more info is needed just tell me)
System Information
Time of this report: 8/11/2013, 16:49:22
Machine name: JANW-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334)
Language: Polish (Regional Setting: Polish)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G73Jh
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/30/09 15:13:23 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3948MB RAM
Page File: 2692MB used, 5202MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68A0)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A0&SUBSYS_1C021043&REV_00
Display Memory: 2736 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1017 MB
Shared Memory: 1718 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LGD01DD
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.080Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,at icfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64 .dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a. cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1191 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/29/2013 04:37:02, 1155264 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2BE0-11CF-5477-083CBEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x68A0
SubSys ID: 0x1C021043
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem5.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_Manhattan:12 .104.0.0:pci\ven_1002&dev_68a0
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

08-11-2013, 09:58 PM
well for starters, only 4gbs of ram is a tad of a limitation. increasing your ram to above 4gbs would help some (assuming you are running 64-bit OS that is)

Also, a SSD can help cut down some game loading times, or if you prefer boot times (if you install the operating system on there)

08-12-2013, 03:13 AM
i think laptop just can be change DIMM to biggest and HDD to SSD, others asus can not agree to change. remove other utilities that you are not using.

08-12-2013, 12:49 PM
I didn't know that you could buy a G73jh with a I5 processor and 4GB or ram. That is the most low end G73jh I ever heard of.

It would not be possible for someone who is not very experienced to change the CPU or GPU.

Like the others said, make sure you have a SSD. Very good speed bump. Make sure you have most memory your laptop can handle.

Maybe look into getting a better laptop, used. :)

08-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Haha there was also an i3 version but i went with the middle one :P Well i could take the laptop to a tech service and they could replace the parts for me if i didnt know how to (im guessing).

How can i know if i can upgrade the RAM to more? Besides the loading times are not a problem, its that newer games are just not running really smoothly on the laptop :/

08-12-2013, 06:38 PM
I was supposed to reply to you haha, well with what i just posted on the thread, so thats to you :D

08-15-2013, 02:40 AM
was new to me also, I have a g73jh from bestbuy thought this was the lowest one.
Anyhow good luck with it.
Happy ROG_n