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Bdtry
10-03-2013, 09:01 AM
I am not exactly technologically enabled so please excuse any really stupid questions. I did a few searches and came up empty handed (that may be due to the hour :p) and was wondering about the first things I should do. I know there was a good thread for this on the G75 forum.

Here is the specific one I bought Link > http://www.amazon.ca/G750JW-DB71-CA-17-3-Inch-Notebook-Processor-Windows/dp/B00DHPP35M

So, first thing do backups. Download and use asus backtracker?

Any bloatware that should be removed? I read getting rid of the spledid? utility may help with any of the lines issues with the screen.

Where should I get updated drivers from and are there any that I should not update to the newest version at this point? Should I update the BIOS or leave it stock?

Asus live update (if it is on there) good or bad? I know on the G75s it could brick your system.

Any issues or quirks that I should be on the lookout for?

And lastly, any tips, tricks, or helpful hints for somebody that has never used Windows 8?

Thank you for any help.

hmscott
10-03-2013, 07:18 PM
Thank you for any help.

(sorry, had to drop the questions text as I hit the 10k limit, I also used pointers to other posts to save text space here)

All good questions, noone has built a comprehensive coverage thread of the problems / solutions because these laptops are too new, and most of the problems are being solved quickly with updates and work arounds. I am sure someone will follow through with one somewhere down the road.

That is a nice model, but you will want to drop both HD's, put them in an external USB 3.0 case, and get a nice sized SSD 512GB - 1TB to take over for them. This will allow you to get around any latency from HD access, remove heat / power draw from the laptop.

Some use Asus Backtracker, I think that is a good way to go. I am more comfortable with preserving the original boot drive by cloning it to an SSD and put the original drive aside in case I need to recover from a drive failure, blown OS, or need to put it back in the laptop to send in to Asus for service.

Asus requires all original components be installed in their original configuration for service.

I do this first thing before configuring / uninstalling / installing software - but it is a matter of preference. You could configure everything you want and then clone it. Or keep the original config intact and clone the final config you want to another drive as an image backup.

I use Macrium Reflect for cloning, it is free and completely functional for non-commercial use:
http://www.macrium.com/

Asus has a number of apps that they install with the laptop, there are problems with Splendid - it does nothing for me and seems to make some LCD's show lines. Most have solved the lines problem by removing Splendid and upping the LCD refresh rate higher - some say 80hz works for them, some higher, I run at 100hz - the top frequency that is stable for my LCD.

With the recent BIOS update that improves the CPU speed while on battery the Power4Gear Power plans are causing some people issues - uninstalling and using Balanced works ok for now - until Asus updates the Power4Gear plans and/or a new BIOS comes out.

I don't use the rest of the Asus apps, but I do leave them installed - I disabled start up for all of the Asus apps that have Windows start up entries.

The only driver to watch out for right now is the Realtek driver, you want to update to the newest one, not currently in the G750 download areas, here is the link to the Notebook Audio section that tracks audio drivers for some of the Asus audio chipsets:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Audio&p=3&s=111

Version V6.0.1.7016
Description Realtek Audio Driver
File Size 103.76 (MBytes) 2013/09/27 update

Make sure you remove rtkhdaud.dat from c:\windows\system32\Drivers, you might want to search C:\windows for rtkhdaud.dat to be certain, then reboot, uninstall the old Realtek driver, reboot, install the latest Realtek driver from the above link, reboot, and you are updated.

For the rest of the drivers you can download the latest ones from the G750 download areas, and use the latest one. Uninstall the old driver, reboot, install the new driver - and reboot if requested.

If you want to get fancy you can find the bluetooth and wireless drivers for your card version elsewhere in the Asus support pages, starting here to search:

http://support.asus.com/Download/Options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1

You came at a good time, there is now a Release WHQL Nvidia driver 327.23, and a Beta Nvidia driver available directly from Nvidia that install on the G750 - the Asus Nvidia drviers are a bit old, but workable.

Go here and enter your card/os info into Manual Search:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

These are the current latest drivers that are reported to work ok:

GeForce 331.40 Driver - Beta
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/67382

GeForce 327.23 Driver - WHQL Release
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/66702

I actively check the download areas for all models of G750 for updated drivers as they are interchangeable. Asus doesn't always update all related laptops when new drivers come out . The G750 BIOS's aren't interchangeable and even within the same model line there are now "..A" models, the JXA and JHA, and perhaps JWA

1. For the JW / JX cooling is awesome, but so quiet it sounds like it isn't working, it is :)

2. The BIOS of the laptop and video card are locked to limited OC potential, but we can use Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) to max out the core/cache multipliers, drop the Vcore/Vcache by -50Mv up to -100Mv (some say -125Mv works) to reduce heat load, and use the Asus GPU Tweak Tool to max out the GPU to the vBios limit and find the memory speed that is stable for your card.

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility XTU
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-boards-software-extreme-tuning-utility.html

Assu GPU Tweak tool
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gpu%20tweak&os=30

3. Make sure any network issues you have on wireless are solved by going to ethernet before debugging a wireless problem. As with all wireless routers / laptop cards there are combinations that require tweaking on both sides to get the best performance - or get another compatible router or MicroPCIE adapter for the laptop.

4. There seems to be a quirk with the new JHA, JXA, JWA(?) models, they have a new touchy / notchy fan profile. The symptom is the fan is off when the laptop is idle, but if you do anything at all the fan whooshes up and then down between CPU activity.

The original JW/JX fans don't kick in for quite a while, letting things heat up, before making noise with the fan - which as it turns out is pretty cool, pardon the pun.

A BIOS fix from Asus could change the fan profile, until then you could find something to run in the background to keep the heat up and the fan on (which is quiet when running at low speed) so as to avoid the whooshing on/off action. I run BOINC and FHA, but not for the same reason. Both of these can be tuned for limited / specific background load.

5. Some complain about headphone jack based noise; the noise floor is higher for low Ohm headphones. Get / use headphones higher in impedance.

It is a pretty clean sounding amplifier when running, but at idle - when there is no sound to amplify - the amplifier goes into power saving mode - which for some creates crackles from the headphone jack. I found the fix early and haven't heard the crackle. I do hear the sound floor between input passages, but when the source has exited the silence returns.

Here are the registry settings to turn off the power saving mode while plugged in

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Details for audio driver and registry locations in post #13
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?37273-ASUS-G750JX-headphone-sound-problem./page2

6. There are complaints from some about quality control problems, they seem to be regional (other countries), but carefully check the fit and finish to make sure you are happy before the return options expire. The JW and JX I have used have been first rate builds.

7. When you remove the back panel to access the drive bays and 2 of the 4 memory slots, pop the tabs carefully - I push them down and pull them away rather than pop them. None of mine have broken and I have been in and out a dozen times on both laptops.

8. From my experience with past heavy / large laptops like this, invest the $ in a good study well fitting case. The first thing to go is the shoulder strap - I have several now useless bags because the right shoulder strap has collapsed from the constant weight. The only one that has survived is an Oakley Kitchen Sink bag, here are several different color/style variations, and mine is like new after 4 years. Everki looks good too.

>>>> And lastly, any tips, tricks, or helpful hints for somebody that has never used Windows 8?

Be happy Windows 8.1 is right around the corner :)

I always disable VM, setting the pagefile to size=0 on all computers I can get 8GB RAM or more. For Windows 8 is appears to be more important, people are seeing HD related lag in games in circumstances where the game as paged out to disk and is re-entered.

With an SSD you don't want the pagefile to be there at all, on HD's it is a waste of disk accesses - again only if you have more than enough memory to handle your work - and you don't need to debug driver issues causing OS crashes - I re-enable VM with an 800mb pagefile for kernel debugging.

If you miss Windows 7 anachronisms you can get back the Start Menu with a couple of apps, I use this free one:

Classic Shell
http://www.classicshell.net/

I configure it to remove hot corners, and to skip the Start Screen and go directly in to the Desktop. Not sure I am going to keep this, as now to get to the Start Screen I have a link the frequently used apps list. Kinda got used to Windows 8 weirdness - but with 8.1 it will change again.

If you liked gadgets, here is 8gadgetPack to restore desktop app functionality and has a nice collection of gadgets:

8GadgetPack
http://8gadgetpack.net/

I have a lot of postings on G750 releted stuff, as do many others, you might want to spend a few days reading through the history of postings to dig out the gems.

>>>> Thank you for any help.

You are welcome! We look forward to your posts with your helpful tips too! There is nothing like the perspective of someone seeing all this for the first time to help others seeing things for the first time too - it is a valuable perspective that disappears quickly :)

Have fun!

Bdtry
10-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Holy mother of all replies! :p

Thank you for all of the information.

I was considering a SSD but it is on the possibly later list. I dont have a burning need for extreme speeds or performance....yet... ;)

I will watch out for some of the things that you mentioned as I get more time with this computer but so far all things are looking good. My only (small) complaint is I wish the keys were just a bit larger. But I have bigger hands so I am sure it is fine for everybody else. :D

I am really liking it so far. I dont know how I managed without a backlit keyboard... I am forever ruined against anything without one now.

As to the fans, mine seem to be running most if not all the time. I have not noticed any stopping or starting as the temps change but I have noticed (mainly the left) ramping up when things start to get warmer.

Will report back later.

hmscott
10-04-2013, 03:28 PM
Holy mother of all replies! :p
...Will report back later.

bdtry, I guess a lot of stuff has accumulated about the G750 :)

Take your time with the SSD, I saved about $100 on a spur of the moment sale at one of the local component superstores. Walked in for one thing came out with a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro I had been waiting to go on sale.

I find all laptop keyboards a bit oddly laid out compared to the keyboards I use for desktops, so I use an external keyboard / mouse when I can, which is most of the time. I carry a small wireless keyboard/trackpad with me too, Logitech k400r. Nice side effect is the laptop doesn't get all crumbed/greased up like a keyboard, and I can sit back and be comfortable away from the screen with a wireless keyboard/trackpad.

When you say the fan is running most/all the time, do you mean "loudly" or "noticeably" or "quietly"?

Mine is idle right now, browser open for typing, but nothing else going on, and the AIDA64 System Stability Test monitor graph for fans shows occasional running at 2300rpn, as you can see the graph for fan speed is shorter than the graph for CPU, I am assuming that means the fan isn't running some of the time - haven't found a good program to monitor the fan speed on the G750.

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And the CPU usage is also mostly idle.

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Your fan shouldn't be noticeably or loudly running all the time, it should be mostly silent. If you monitor the CPU utilization with the Windows Task manager while you think the laptop is idle, do you see any processes running at higher than expected utilization?

There that issue with the Media processes taking up CPU when not using Asus / Cyberlink DVD - uninstalling it and installing the newest version from Cyberlink fixes that problem.

Let us know what you find :)

Bdtry
10-05-2013, 01:47 AM
Oops, I should have been more specific. The fans are running all the time I believe, but you cannot tell unless you pretty much put your ear next to the vents. They are extremely quiet.

I did the furmark 15 minute test and reached a max of 65 degrees but ran at 64 for most of the test. Even then the fans were still fairly quiet. It said during the test it was at 901 MHz but it was throttling to 766 MHz.

hmscott
10-05-2013, 02:59 AM
Oops, I should have been more specific. The fans are running all the time I believe, but you cannot tell unless you pretty much put your ear next to the vents. They are extremely quiet.
I did the furmark 15 minute test and reached a max of 65 degrees but ran at 64 for most of the test. Even then the fans were still fairly quiet. It said during the test it was at 901 MHz but it was throttling to 766 MHz.

Good to hear, silent but running is good.

Furmark started throttling Nvidia GPU's because it was frying them, Temp and score are about right.

Try the futuremark.com 3dmark and 3dmark11, they are even more fun than Furmark to watch.

A couple of good sites for benchmarks, and lots of other stuff:

Guru3d - newer stuff
http://www.guru3d.com/files_categories/benchmarks_demos.html

TechPowerUp - older stuff
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Benchmarking/
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1111/devil-may-cry-4-benchmark/

cl-Albert
10-08-2013, 10:27 PM
And lastly, any tips, tricks, or helpful hints for somebody that has never used Windows 8?


Thanks to hmscott for the long and detailed reply.

Just wanted to follow up with more Win8 tips if you're still interested.

1. Check the 'ASUS Tutor' app if you still have the original ASUS Windows image which has some basic Win8 tips with videos.

2. If you still have the original ASUS Windows image, check under your 'C' drive for the 'eSupport' and Manual folders to find the 'eManual' which has some information about working with Win8 if you're interested.
The ASUS download site will also have the user manual posted if you want to get it.

3. You probably know you can just search the web or try Microsoft's support site as well (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/support#top-solutions=windows-8).

4. Three of my personal tips are below.
a. Right-click the bottom left corner to see a menu for many commonly-used desktop items.
b. If you want to search for anything including files, just go to the Win8 'Start Screen' and type without opening the search charm since it opens automatically, but also select the right apps/settings/file category if necessary.
c. Think of the Win8 Start Screen as a somewhat customizable Win7 Start Menu?

Well, hope this helps.

sennai
10-14-2013, 10:50 PM
Thanks hmscott for helping out!
About installing the new realtek driver: I can't find the rtkhdaud.dat, not even by searching in the C/Windows. Does that mean I can just install the driver without bothering about it? Or is the rtkhdaud.dat hiding somewhere (like do I need to modify the search somehow for it to show)? How much of an improvement in sound is the new driver, it seems like installing is risky; does the risk of losing maxxaudio outweigh the benefit of the improved sound?
Thanks in advance

hmscott
10-15-2013, 12:32 AM
Thanks hmscott for helping out!
About installing the new realtek driver: I can't find the rtkhdaud.dat, not even by searching in the C/Windows. Does that mean I can just install the driver without bothering about it? Or is the rtkhdaud.dat hiding somewhere (like do I need to modify the search somehow for it to show)? How much of an improvement in sound is the new driver, it seems like installing is risky; does the risk of losing maxxaudio outweigh the benefit of the improved sound? Thanks in advance

The file that keeps the MaxxAudio from installing, or being available, is only in 2 places, either as

c:\windows\system32\Drivers\rtkhdaud.dat

or in the older installer packages - unzip it and make sure it isn't in there.

The newer installers don't have the rtkhdaud.dat file, so you can just install them, I think starting with .70xx

The newest driver I use came in an Windows 8.1 release installer and I had a post about it here:
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?38118-Sonic-Radar-Realtek-Audio-Driver-V6.0.1.7040-for-Windows-Win-8.1&p=318262&viewfull=1#post318262

At this point you could wait for the Windows 8.1 Update, and then start from there. IDK if the 8.1 Update will include or call up the latest Realtek driver automatically, but it might be .

Oct 17th is the announced release date for the 8.1 update.

I would wait a few days after the 17th before installing the Windows 8.1 update, just to make sure the first few million users give positive feedback :)

sennai
10-17-2013, 08:24 PM
Okay, thanks for the help! Much appreciated :)

hmscott
10-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Hey sennai!, as it turns out the Windows 8.1 update works ok, so far :)

Watch the forums here and elsewhere (apps/tools) for feedback, but I am happy with the 8.1 Update. The .7040 Realtek driver that I installed from the WIndows 8.1 Realtek driver package On Windows 8.0 is working in the Windows 8.1 update and sounds great.

Let us know how the 8.1 update goes for you.

Chappyfl
10-18-2013, 01:13 PM
I installed 8.1 yesterday ad so far it appears to have broken every non microsoft application I have, from avast to punkbuster... and i can not find updates so far or make any of it work. Anyone know if it is possible to take a G750JW-DB71 down to win 7 pro? It shipped with 8 and I tried to like it but after yesterday....

Rivace
11-12-2013, 06:56 PM
yea i found this thread EXTREMELY HELPFUL

as i am purchasing a JW possibly a JX i actually just registered with this forum to let you guys know that 8.1 is horrendously wrecking every
single one of my friends PC's desktops and laptops alike .. i don't know one person who updated to 8.1 and has had a pleasant experience.

one friend of mine is locked out of her dual boot of linux because 8.1 overwrote "something" i forgot the specifics ..

hmscott i've read everything you've posted in this thread and another thread. i acknowledge you as a guru, do you have any advice for what
someone can do if they are being victimized by 8.1?

-Riv

Maxter
11-13-2013, 05:05 AM
yea i found this thread EXTREMELY HELPFUL

as i am purchasing a JW possibly a JX i actually just registered with this forum to let you guys know that 8.1 is horrendously wrecking every
single one of my friends PC's desktops and laptops alike .. i don't know one person who updated to 8.1 and has had a pleasant experience.

one friend of mine is locked out of her dual boot of linux because 8.1 overwrote "something" i forgot the specifics ..

hmscott i've read everything you've posted in this thread and another thread. i acknowledge you as a guru, do you have any advice for what
someone can do if they are being victimized by 8.1?

-Riv

I would restore back to Win 8... Lack of some drivers still (but mostly all fixed)

Rivace
11-15-2013, 09:29 PM
that would normally be a great suggestion .. unfortunately as you have no doubt not experienced. You cannot revert back to 8.0.

Rather, you cannot use your computers internal restore partition to accomplish this. as far as i know the "only" way to revert back to windows 8.0 is to have bought the OS and -not- have bought the laptop with windows 8 pre installed....

if you purchased windows 8 and have the CD and Key then im sure theres nothing stopping you from reverting back.

However my friends all have windows 8 preinstalled on their laptops, and as a further problem. the update 8.1 is "blocking" or "wiped" the restore partition off the harddrive .. we dont know whats going on.

Furthermore, the 8.1 update is blocking or has "overwritten" their grub partition for their linux side .. so they cannot access their linux partition either (when booting there is no option to choose to boot in windows or linux. it just auto boots into windows.)

Clintlgm
11-15-2013, 10:46 PM
So what's the issue, download a ISO create a install media and clean install anytime you want. Goggle it. Create Disk Images with Macrium Reflect that you can restore anytime you want.
You can use Asus back tracker (http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=480&m=ASUS Backtracker&os=&hashedid=n/a)to create a restore media to put your notebook back to factory ship state.
Also you can check out this thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=)in the G75 forum its written for G75 but installs are not much different for the G750's

I got this off the 8forums, and its how I clean installed 8.1, I suggest you uncheck auto activate, I activated with a win8 pro upgrade key My $14.95 one.

Note that although you may previously purchase a legit Windows 8 product key, the product key is unlikely able to be used to install or upgrade to Windows 8.1. Hence you will need the following product key to initiate the install or upgrade:


Windows 8 (core): 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

Windows 8 PRO: XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB


The keys above will let you install 8.1, but that's all it does. After installation is complete, you will still have to activate with your own Windows 8 key.

Rivace
11-16-2013, 07:34 PM
yea thanks for the information, ill get with my friends and see if any of that helps them.

thank you again

cl-Albert
11-19-2013, 12:08 AM
that would normally be a great suggestion .. unfortunately as you have no doubt not experienced. You cannot revert back to 8.0.

Rather, you cannot use your computers internal restore partition to accomplish this. as far as i know the "only" way to revert back to windows 8.0 is to have bought the OS and -not- have bought the laptop with windows 8 pre installed....

if you purchased windows 8 and have the CD and Key then im sure theres nothing stopping you from reverting back.

However my friends all have windows 8 preinstalled on their laptops, and as a further problem. the update 8.1 is "blocking" or "wiped" the restore partition off the harddrive .. we dont know whats going on.

Furthermore, the 8.1 update is blocking or has "overwritten" their grub partition for their linux side .. so they cannot access their linux partition either (when booting there is no option to choose to boot in windows or linux. it just auto boots into windows.)

In case it wasn't clear just wanted to mention if you are using the original ASUS Win8 factory image to upgrade to Win8.1, you should normally be able to reset/recover back to the Win8 using the recovery partition although as Clintlgm mentioned, it's a good idea to back up your recovery image or hard drive image just in case something goes wrong.

The situation may be different if you aren't upgrading from the ASUS Win8 factory image though.

We don't need to worry about this for the ROG notebooks, but Win RT customers who upgrade Win RT 8.1 cannot go back to Win RT by recovering/resetting since the recovery partition will also be updated for Win RT units, so just wanted to make sure this wasn't getting confused with the Win8.1 upgrades which doesn't upgrade the Win8 recovery partition.

ebin_os
12-22-2013, 01:24 PM
hey, me to i buy a assus rog g750JH , i7-4700HQ and 780GTX, i resive with free dos, my question is : i don`t find a CD drivers .. and my sealed box , who can clone the cd and upload pls .. .. u resive that cd drivers? tanx, and sry for my bad english

villiansv
12-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Drivers can be downloaded from support.asus.com - there are no DVDs included with the laptop.

ebin_os
12-22-2013, 02:50 PM
you install windows 7 on this model notebook? what score have on processors? me 7.6 in windows 7 64bit

hmscott
12-25-2013, 04:07 AM
you install windows 7 on this model notebook? what score have on processors? me 7.6 in windows 7 64bit

Why would someone want to spend big $ on a great new cutting edge laptop, and then load an operating system from July 22 2009 instead of one from October 18 2013?

Installing a 4.25 year old Operating System somehow sounds like a good idea? :)

ebin_os
12-29-2013, 09:31 PM
maybe .. but me i don`t like win8 .. is more optimized for touchscreen

hmscott
12-29-2013, 10:34 PM
maybe .. but me i don`t like win8 .. is more optimized for touchscreen

You can avoid all that by installing a couple of add-ons to replace the Start Menu and Desktop Gadgets - I don't go into the new "touch" Start Screen very often as I have the addon Classic Shell put me into the Desktop from boot.

There are others, but I am happy using these:

Classic Shell
http://www.classicshell.net/

8GadgetPack
http://8gadgetpack.net/

The rest of Windows 8/8.1 are improvements. I am getting the highest scores on many benchmarks on each of the JW/JX/JH models using Asus OEM install of Windows 8/8.1 - no performance loss.

And, when Windows 7 was developed and supported hardware developers, the Haswell, GTX7xxm video cards, and most of the other hardware weren't in existence - the developers of the hardware are moving forward using Windows 8.x for their development, not Windows 7

wrangler
12-30-2013, 12:57 AM
I ended up deciding to stay with 8, and am trying out startisback. I prefer a plain, low overhead look. On my main machine. I've got Vista, with the "classic" look; I think that's from Win95.

ebin_os
01-13-2014, 07:08 PM
why in in 8.1 don`t see this icon when i increase volume . or another key ?! .. i see a stupid simple bare ..
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aeonmey
03-06-2014, 01:48 AM
I have G750JW DB71CA
Intel Core i7-4700HQ
FHD 17.3"
32GB Corsair Vengeance SODIMM DDR3L PC-12800 (1600MHz) 1.35-1.5V
6X BLURAY
750GB+750GB HDD
Win 8

I'm planning to buy SSD to replace the onboard 750GB main drive but i'm not an expert, so i have a few question

1. can we use ssd for storage (like split it to few partition) or use it just for booting/system drive (C:\)? for example using 480GB/512GB SSD on the first slot and split it into 2 partitions (C:\ for system and D:\ for storage), then put another 480GB/512GB SSD on the second slot then split it too (E:\ and F:\ both for storage)....cause i heard some people saids don't use ssd for storage, so i really need opinion/advice?

2. i'm an enggineer using autoca* 3D (on my old notebook TOSHI**, intel core i5, 8GBRAM...opening autoca* program take 1minute++ to opens and abot 30s to be in ready state, and rendering 3D design takes "lifetime") so i need to prepare my G750JW for that situation...now on my G750JW, opening autoca* takes plus minus 30s++ to open and additional 30s to be in ready state, i'm not rendering any design yet so i don't know the perform.........does change my HDD to SSD will solve some problems (waiting on app start and rendering 3D design)?

3. for my situation, can i have advice/opinion for SSD brand/spec cause i really need performance?

mugur
03-22-2014, 10:04 AM
3. Samsung 840 Pro

erix_jansen@hotmail.com
04-13-2014, 12:57 PM
The volume icon is build in into win8 so no need for flashy taiwanese megaicons... :)

wigsplitter
05-04-2014, 02:17 PM
So i'm going to take the advice and have a SDD as a boot drive and windows and use the 2 X 1tb hdd RAID 0 as a storage.
How do i go about getting my windows files and default factory settings onto the SDD?
Do i create an image of the 2X 1tb hdd first, and then load that image onto the sdd and change the boot drive to sdd?
what utility is recommended?
after i make the SDD drive as the boot, do i just re-format the 2 X 1tb drives?
I'll be receiving my laptop in 2 days so i wanted to be ahead of the game and know what to do before it shows up.
Or is there a windows disc that it comes with and i just load the factory default settings onto the sdd?
Thanks for any help in advance!!!!

Hobdizzle
06-06-2014, 02:57 AM
Are there specific types of ssds I should be looking for to replace the hdd, or will any ssd fit into the slot?

sasuke256
06-06-2014, 10:21 PM
any 2.5 SSD will fit :)

Hobdizzle
06-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the response, I know that question has probably been asked and answered a dozen times but right now my phone is the only access to the internet that I have and searching through a sea of webpages is a pain. :)

zinca
07-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Hi,
i have bought the following laptop: http://www.fnac.pt/Asus-ROG-G750JH-T4124HR-Computador-Portatil-Computador-Portatil/a734809

somebodu know how do i claim the watch dogs game and/ or the assasins cred game?

Greatwhitewing
08-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Why would someone want to spend big $ on a great new cutting edge laptop, and then load an operating system from July 22 2009 instead of one from October 18 2013?

Installing a 4.25 year old Operating System somehow sounds like a good idea? :)

I for one don't like my computer looking like a tablet but the biggest reason is the obtrusive user account and forcing me to supply a password and email to log into MY computer.

Kelusion
08-12-2014, 07:18 PM
I for one don't like my computer looking like a tablet but the biggest reason is the obtrusive user account and forcing me to supply a password and email to log into MY computer.

You can install Windows 8.1, with a normal account, with a local admin account, with a MS Account, any way you like :) - it's not forced by default in anyway. You can have the shell tool to make it look like Win 7 as well with the start menu and the start button as how Win 7 was, if you see fit.

Completely agree with hmscott's statement there though :D!

Maxter
08-12-2014, 10:27 PM
I for one don't like my computer looking like a tablet but the biggest reason is the obtrusive user account and forcing me to supply a password and email to log into MY computer.
You don't really need an MS account. During install, in small letters, you can click on the non-Microsoft account option.
I installed Classic Shell on Win 8 to give the Win 7 feel (it's a solid program - I can access metro if I want as well = once a week maybe)

EdfromVA
08-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Guys,

Bought same model from XOTICPC. After one week, laptop would not boot. Back to XOTICPC.com and then to ASUS to replace motherboard.:ASUS makes own motherboards. After 5 weeks received it back. Within two weeks, battery would not charge: Even new would not charge past 87%. Sent back to XOTIC PC to ASUS to have battery and power block replaced. Was told I needed an UPS. Got an APC Back-UPS 550G as recommended by both APC and XoticPC. Have had laptop for 2 weeks now and battery charges to 100% within 10 minutes or so. Very happy now after 5 months of problems. Love the backlight keyboard.

Xternal
10-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Hi people!

I plan to get a G750JM (maybe JS if I hear that's better from stability point of view). My problem is that all over this forum people seem to buy their machines with Win8 preinstalled. In my country it comes with FreeDOS. It's cheaper, but I need to buy Win8 anyway ... On the other hand I will not worry about restore partitions as there will be none.

QUESTION:
If I am to install everything myself (I understand it's doable), including Win8 OS, is it a better bet to get the JS rather than JM? This is in reference to the BSODs, USB3, sound, LCD luminosity, etc. From what I read I feel the JS is more stable, but I'm not sure I want to pay more on a hunch.

Also if there's any other reason (temperatures!?) to choose one instead of the other, I'e be grateful for advice.

Thank you!

Cheers!

Maxter
10-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Hi people!

I plan to get a G750JM (maybe JS if I hear that's better from stability point of view). My problem is that all over this forum people seem to buy their machines with Win8 preinstalled. In my country it comes with FreeDOS. It's cheaper, but I need to buy Win8 anyway ... On the other hand I will not worry about restore partitions as there will be none.

QUESTION:
If I am to install everything myself (I understand it's doable), including Win8 OS, is it a better bet to get the JS rather than JM? This is in reference to the BSODs, USB3, sound, LCD luminosity, etc. From what I read I feel the JS is more stable, but I'm not sure I want to pay more on a hunch.

Also if there's any other reason (temperatures!?) to choose one instead of the other, I'e be grateful for advice.

Thank you!

Cheers!

Win 8 comes with compatible drivers. You should be able to boot up fine. After that, go online and update drivers for:
support.asus.com
0) check bios is up to date
1) Wireless card
2) Ethernet card
3) SD card reader
4) Bluetooth card
5) touchpad
6) sound card
www.geforce.com
5) nVIDIA GPU card

Chose whatever fits you. Don't worry about temps. These computers are well built and all temps are way below burning.

hmscott
10-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Hi people!
I plan to get a G750JM (maybe JS if I hear that's better from stability point of view). My problem is that all over this forum people seem to buy their machines with Win8 preinstalled. In my country it comes with FreeDOS. It's cheaper, but I need to buy Win8 anyway ... On the other hand I will not worry about restore partitions as there will be none.
QUESTION:
If I am to install everything myself (I understand it's doable), including Win8 OS, is it a better bet to get the JS rather than JM? This is in reference to the BSODs, USB3, sound, LCD luminosity, etc. From what I read I feel the JS is more stable, but I'm not sure I want to pay more on a hunch.
Also if there's any other reason (temperatures!?) to choose one instead of the other, I'e be grateful for advice.
Thank you!
Cheers!

Xternal, yes, the JM owners with the Asus install + Windows Updates + Windows 8.1 newest drivers say the BSOD's are now fixed with Nvidia driver 344.11, but users that did their own Windows installs from scratch still say they are getting BSOD's. So if you are forced to do your own OS install, then the JS would be a better choice - and it has a better Nvidia 870m GPU :)

Let us know what you end up getting!

z3r0gk
05-17-2017, 09:02 AM
I also have an Asus G750JW and I was wondering if anyone had a copy of this models backup.. something happened to my laptop and I wasn't able to use backtracker and now my laptop is all sorts of messed up.