View Full Version : Help with buying a g74sx

10-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Hello people,
i'm trying to order this computer for 3 weeks already but can't choose one because of lack of knowledge.

so far I have 2 models in my list.

G74SX-A1 - and upgrade it for 16GB ram.


G74SX-XT1 - and upgrade it to 16GB ram and add a 120GB SDD as primary HD and move the 500GB HD to the secondary slot.

my questions are:
1. Is it possible install an SSD as primary HD instead of the 500GB one? (I already read in this forum that people do it but i wanna be sure).
* If yes, I would like to get an article of how to do it if possible. thanks.

2. Is the G74SX-XT1 comes with a gaming backpack and mouse? I couldn't find any answer for that in the internet. can somebody who bought this model confirm that please?

I have a guy in the U.S who can send me this laptop but i have to be sure for 100% that i know what i'm ordering.

Thanks for everybody who can help me.

10-10-2011, 01:56 PM
Hi Carmona - as I see it, the A1 is an XT1 with 2 750 GB HDD's instead of 1 500 GB HDD, plus a backpack case and a gaming mouse.

1) It is possible to install an SSD as the primary drive. If that is your goal, you want the XT1 (unless you're interested in having a spare 750 GB HDD lying around). The A1 already has both HDD drive bays filled.

2) In the Circuit City ad, no backpack or mouse are mentioned for the XT1. The A1 ad incudes these items. I purchased a G74SX-A1 from Amazon and can verify it comes with bacpack and mouse.

10-10-2011, 02:06 PM
.... and if you decide to buy it from Amazon, keep an eye on the price. It fluctuates. ;)

10-10-2011, 04:00 PM
I just might add my question here too...
Still having the "order" button on hold for a perhaps better equipped and equally priced G74SX as promised. But anyway...

If the model is equipped with 1 HDD, can I just throw another HDD/SSD there, or do I have to get some flat cables/frame to fill the other HDD bay?

And one more question, I already have an SSD for the machine, Kingston HyperX 120gb sata-III, anyone had any problems with this one? Yeah its the infamous sandforce 2xxx...

Thx for any answers.