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npcougar
10-02-2011, 12:16 AM
I'm not a big fps gamer unless it is something like borderlands, or mass effect. I'll be playing a lot of diablo 3 and torchlight 2. Will the gimped gpu do ok for me if I don't mind playing at 1600X900? Thanks

Kipper
10-02-2011, 12:31 AM
Several members here have the BB version and don't seem to be having any problems to speak of.

Wrstlr316
10-02-2011, 02:40 AM
I don't know about those games per-say but i do know I run Borderlands without any problems, and RIFT, WoW, BF3, CoD: BO and many others at Ultra settings and haven't had a single problem yet, so I would think those would do fine, but I can't say with 100% certainty.

jdp568
10-02-2011, 03:12 AM
I have had my G74 BBK7 for 2 months now.I had a Gateway 78FX before my G74. Plays homefront flawlessly on high settings.I have installed the NVIDIA 280 drivers.so far all my games(especially Steam Based) play perfect.

jdp568
10-02-2011, 03:26 AM
My other laptop barely played Crysis,this one smokes it off with no problem at all.

npcougar
10-02-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the replies. Definitely leaning toward this one.

G74sxpoo
10-03-2011, 05:05 AM
DON'T BUY ONE TILL THEY GET THE KEYPAD NUMPAD FIXED! Your games and any mapped macros will not work properly.

If I can stop one person from getting this broke laptop I will be happy.

Wrstlr316
10-03-2011, 05:28 AM
DON'T BUY ONE TILL THEY GET THE KEYPAD NUMPAD FIXED! Your games and any mapped macros will not work properly.

If I can stop one person from getting this broke laptop I will be happy.

Have you tried updating the BIOS to 202 and using the .10 ATK Keyboard pack ?

npcougar
10-03-2011, 11:47 AM
DON'T BUY ONE TILL THEY GET THE KEYPAD NUMPAD FIXED! Your games and any mapped macros will not work properly.

If I can stop one person from getting this broke laptop I will be happy.

Really? What is causing that issue? Is it one all G7 computers or just the BB one?

JRd1st
10-03-2011, 12:02 PM
As far as I know, it's all G74's. It's caused by someone having a bright idea and someone else not saying "Uh ohhhh......."

It's been partially fixed by BIOS 202 and ATK 1.0.0010, and another BIOS update is reportedly in the works.

This problem isn't a big deal unless you're one of those people to whom a numlock key is important. Personally, I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't read about the problem here, because I rarely use the numpad.

grungeboy2
10-03-2011, 04:43 PM
personally not having a numlock key is a bad move.

to alot of programs the numlock key makes the number pad two different things. somehow i'm sure doing away with it had something to do with Asus's issue of the numlock key not working (not really sure why that issue was hard to fix).

Ransom
10-07-2011, 03:04 PM
Personally, I only use the numpad for typing numbers (Excel spreadsheet work, etc), so I don't really care about the numlock key.

JRd1st
10-07-2011, 05:11 PM
personally not having a numlock key is a bad move.


I agree, especially since the G74' s are aimed at gamers.