View Full Version : Power Problems ?

02-10-2014, 09:24 AM
I've had my G73SW for 2 1/2 years now - very happy with it .
I have it as a desktop replacement - always plugged into mains electricity , and same battery always at approx
95% charged .
Sometimes I get a sudden black screen - for a second or 2 - never used to happen .
Sometimes when booting it comes up slow , and at times just appears to work slow .
I regularly check malware, viruses , CCleaner , bloatware etc.
Could it be that the power brick or/and battery need to be replaced ?
What are symptoms of power brick problems ?
Thanks .

02-10-2014, 09:30 AM
What hard drive do you have right now? And when is it from?
Also GFX Drivers, do you use GeForce Experience from nVidia to check for the latest software?

02-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Hexpigge , my disks are original from purchase 2 *
500GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM Hard Drive - Seagate XT NCQ Hybrid w/4GB SSD .
I have external USB disks ( with their own power supply ) - but I only connect them when needed -
as you see - all this for power reasons .
For my nVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 192bit w/1.5GB GDDR5 , I am running 310.90 driver .
I usually check the newest drivers , but often go back to a stabler version , like here .
Don't run GeForce Experience , and don't install HD Audio or 3DVision drivers - I do no gaming .

02-10-2014, 10:12 AM
You might want to consider running memtest86+ http://www.memtest.org/download/5.01/memtest86+-5.01.usb.installer.zip install it on a USB drive (later it might be a bit difficult to format the drive, I usually need to go through CMD, so if you'll need help just drop me a message).

It could be various thing that cause these thing. I would first think it's memory, especially if programs crash occasionally.
Windows might have got damaged too, you could try repairing the system files by running CMD in administrator mode and typing:
sfc /scannow
that might do the trick.

Another thing is chipset drivers, might want to check if that's ok, maybe windows updated it or something.

Scan your computer using malwarebytes (if you havent) it's a bit different from regular anti-virus soft.

Aside from that, reinstalling windows is always a possibility, even though you don't want to do it often.

Hope it helps, keep us updated.

02-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Thanks Hexpigge .
I have no crashes - but will give memory a try .
Chipset drivers - I have had a problem for quite some time - can't update them -
this problem was never solved http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?10001-Intel-RST-SATA-Problem
I use Malwarebytes regularly .
A re-install - I'd prefer to avoid that .

02-10-2014, 03:06 PM
What os are you using right now, aviwil?
Download driver solution: http://drp.su/download.htm
This thing helped me set up many laptops and pcs in seconds. If that won't work, open CMD in administrator mode and run "sfc /scannow" that ought to do it.

Keep us updated : ].

02-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Hexpigge - I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 .
I'll check out these 2 - thanks .

02-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Hexpigge - the sfc/scannow showed all OK - no changes made .
I started with Driver Solution - a sophisticated program - I once had bad experience with one of these ,
and since then , I prefer to do any driver updates manually .
I will retry a manual chipset update - haven't done it for quite a while - see what comes up .
Thanks .

02-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Any improvements?