View Full Version : Asus g73jh death and afterlife?

02-13-2015, 05:40 AM
So my g73 died.

I'm having a friend look at it but it is either the gpu or the mb :(. (I think)

So if I decide to revive her should I upgrade? If so can I upgrade both? Will the other components work with a new mb/gpu?

Anything else I should do while I am at it? SSD comes to mind, what if anything else?

Cheers for your thoughts and or help!

02-14-2015, 02:16 PM
Why do you say it died? How do you know what the problem is? If the GPU or MB is toast, I would keep it for parts and get a new NB. Just my opinion. :)

02-18-2015, 05:13 AM
It may not be either one of those... My CPU fried due to crappy thermal paste. I ended up replacing it with an i7-920XM out of a broken DELL I got from work (I work in IT). Added some fresh paste, upgraded the RAM, upgraded the wireless card, upgraded to a 120GB SSD, updated the bios to 213, installed Windows 8.1, and now all is well... EXCEPT my backlit keyboard no longer lights up. Good luck!