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xDivine
09-14-2014, 03:52 PM
What tests should i run to see if everything is okay?
Also do the SSD and RAM`s for laptop differ from the desktop ones?

Is there a way you can switch from the dedicated gpu to integrated one? Will this reduce overall heat?


What do you think about this?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2YLYLTN75J8LR

hmscott
09-14-2014, 04:12 PM
What tests should i run to see if everything is okay?
Also do the SSD and RAM`s for laptop differ from the desktop ones?

Is there a way you can switch from the dedicated gpu to integrated one? Will this reduce overall heat?

What do you think about this?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2YLYLTN75J8LR

xDivine, that link isn't working, here is the one you PM'd me:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IQ4H7E4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2YLYLTN75J8LR

That is a 15" laptop, smaller, likely running much hotter than the G750JM doing the same tasks. Doing nothing it is likely silent, but the MSI's I have used have whiny fans and under load you need to kick in the manual full fan mode to keep them cool. Same heat issues as the G750JM.

There are a lot of posts here on upgrading the memory:

Upgraders: 1.35V memory is required!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33744-Upgraders-1.35V-memory-is-required!&country=&status=

And lots for SSD :)

Search! You need 1.35v or less standard SODIMM's - best to upgrade using the same make / family of memory. SSD's are 2.5", same as all other laptops.

Also, lots of info on using the Optimus switching tools are here , and via google too. Right click app, change GPU. Set global 3D GPU settings in Nvidia Control panel, all basic stuff. Search on Youtube for Optimus too.

The iGPU default runs all the time in Windows, you can't switch to Nvidia for that. Games should autoswitch, but those that don't have work arounds - google using the app/game name and Optimus, you will find solutions.

I posted a list of JM/JS info threads focused on helping dblkk and lots of others posted too, here is the summary thread/post:

Asus g750jm running hot.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?51496-Asus-g750jm-running-hot.&p=435530&viewfull=1#post435530

There are no shortcut's or workarounds for doing the basic reading and coming up to speed on your hardware, you just need to put in the time :)

Have fun!, Scott

xDivine
09-14-2014, 04:26 PM
What about msata and raid ? I`ve read alot of stuff on those but i can`t seem to figure out what they mean

hmscott
09-14-2014, 04:47 PM
What about msata and raid ? I`ve read alot of stuff on those but i can`t seem to figure out what they mean

xDivine, read about your hardware, check the specs, download hwinfo64 or aida64 and look at your hardware inventory. You don't have mSATA or RAID, G750JH/JZ can have RAID0 using M.2 NGFF SATA - there are no mSATA drives in G750's.

hwinfo64
http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

aida64
http://www.aida64.com/downloads

It's all in this forum, in thousands of posts, lots of good reading, spend a few days / weeks reading :)

hmscott
09-15-2014, 02:57 PM
xDivine, I watched a couple of video reviews of the MSI GS60, and while it does have the best cooling I have seen in an MSI, the only benchmark they ran was 3dmark11, and the temps were about the same as I would expect on the G750JM for the same test run's - you might want to do the 3dmark11 run yourself on your JM and see what temps you see :)

Here are the reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICjqsUk82o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raFVNWVkDbE <== this is the one with the benchmark run at the end.

Reading some of the user comments, it runs very hot under the GPU, the case is all metal and gets hot - I imagine much like the Macbooks.

As with all thin notebooks heat is the problem, it looks like MSI did all they could to cool as best as possible, they practically dedicated the entire top 1/5 of the case space for the fans/intakes/exhaust. Supposedly there will be an 870m version coming later... IDK how they will vent that puppy...

I would like to see some real gaming runs temperatures. And, run Furmark, Unigine, and CUDA benchmarks on that GPU while running prime95, and see what the temps are then :)

xDivine
09-15-2014, 03:03 PM
I`m gonna hit the trigger on JM. I have decided. And i`m gonna add a 500 gb samsung evo on top of it.
But they don`t have it in stock on Amazon anymore! I`m quite nervous cause i don`t wanna order from 3rd party sellers and newegg seems like they will charge me 15% of the value if i ship it back. thats like 150$..

What do you suggest me to do? Is there like any good other option?




EDIT: I will be leaving the states in 10 days. So if the laptop isn`t good and i have to return it i expect the refund in like 48 hours the most.

hmscott
09-15-2014, 03:19 PM
I`m gonna hit the trigger on JM. I have decided. And i`m gonna add a 500 gb samsung evo on top of it.
But they don`t have it in stock on Amazon anymore! I`m quite nervous cause i don`t wanna order from 3rd party sellers and newegg seems like they will charge me 15% of the value if i ship it back. thats like 150$..
What do you suggest me to do? Is there like any good other option?
EDIT: I will be leaving the states in 10 days. So if the laptop isn`t good and i have to return it i expect the refund in like 48 hours the most.

xDivine, that's a tough one, I would say 10 days isn't enough time if there is a problem with the first unit you get. You need to be able to test it completely before accepting it. If you want to avoid a restocking fee then you need to return it quickly so they can send out a replacement to you if there is a problem - and you need to be there to receive it.

Newegg will charge you a restocking fee if you just return it, so calculate that into their price.

What country are you going to? Shouldn't you purchase locally? There are support issues with doing what you are thinking of doing, purchase in US then go home might void support.

You should check with Asus US / Local to see what they suggest.

xDivine
09-15-2014, 03:42 PM
This laptop from Romania , my country is worth 1378 $
Notebook / Laptop ASUS 17.3'' G750JM-T4110D, FHD, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz Haswell, 8GB, 1TB, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, Black
Note it has 4 GB less and no Windows 8 with it.

hmscott
09-15-2014, 03:51 PM
This laptop from Romania , my country is worth 1378 $
Notebook / Laptop ASUS 17.3'' G750JM-T4110D, FHD, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz Haswell, 8GB, 1TB, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, Black
Note it has 4 GB less and no Windows 8 with it.

xDivine, are you going to University there? I helped a couple of Romanians a while back trouble shoot installing Windows on the model they got. They used their University license... IDK how that works for you, but it is something to look in to.

I would lean toward purchasing back home, for the local support, much less hassle.

BTW, the Windows install issue turned out to be a bad motherboard, he got a new unit and Windows installed without problems.

The 4GB less isn't a big problem, you would want to pull the 3rd 4GB SODIMM out of the laptop anyway, so you could get 2 x 8GB to have 24GB :)

Make sure to look up the specific make/model of 4GB memory you end up with, and find out the part number of the matching 8GB part from that same memory family, that makes compatibility assured.

Please stay in touch and let us know what you end up getting :)