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pokerface
02-16-2015, 09:36 PM
I know from the past the mods here always recommend sticking to the ASUS Drivers vs the nVIDIA ones.

My laptop has the ASUS Driver 344.00, would the latest nVIDIA ones be better in terms of performance or better stick to my driver?

toronto699
02-16-2015, 10:00 PM
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-347-52-whql-driver-released

pokerface
02-16-2015, 10:11 PM
That doesn't answer what I asked. I read on the NBR forums that this latest driver causes stuttering and is crap. Hence why I asked which is actually better?

anyone got benchmarks with the ASUS driver vs the latest nVIDIA one?

Prostar Computer
02-17-2015, 12:05 AM
Updating via NVidia is fine in practice. You may occasionally run into newfound issues with an updated driver, but that can happen with any update for any component.

The stuttering issue seems to be a common thing with the 970M and 980M chips, but we haven't been able to attribute it to any one thing specifically yet. It has happened on other OEMs systems, as well as some desktop cards, supposedly.

If the driver gives you trouble, you can roll back.

Svift
02-17-2015, 07:50 AM
Use the leaked G-Sync drivers... Best performance.. 100Hz refreshrate for G751 models... And... yes Oveclocking :-) - Lates GPU Tweak is also stable and doesnt crash all the time.

kanecvr
02-17-2015, 09:03 AM
and where might we find the leaked G-Sync drivers?

NitroX
02-17-2015, 12:03 PM
and where might we find the leaked G-Sync drivers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxMkx4f1ao&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z12chf44mvaswfl4304cjjc5bsqoynuz ics you have all the necessary links in the description

hmscott
02-18-2015, 01:28 AM
I know from the past the mods here always recommend sticking to the ASUS Drivers vs the nVIDIA ones.
My laptop has the ASUS Driver 344.00, would the latest nVIDIA ones be better in terms of performance or better stick to my driver?

pokerface, Assu doesn't create / modify Nvidia drivers. Asus hosted Nvidia drivers are Nvidia created drivers. So you can download them from Asus or Nvidia directly.

New drivers from Nvidia will show up in Asus hosted support after a delay, there is no reason to wait, download them directly from Nvidia when they are released - but know that you need to pay attention to Nvidia release forum postings to see how the new drivers are being received by users - you may end up backing off from the new Nvidia driver to a previous more stable release.

Asus doesn't backfill drivers into old product release support areas, but that doesn't mean that the new drivers, Nvidia and other vendors, shouldn't be used to update your drivers - Asus just doesn't have the resources to update all their product support areas, and only make available the newest drivers in the support areas of new product releases.

Here is the list of places I look for updates for my G750JH; the best way to get a stable fully functioning G750/G751 is to update all the drivers / apps to the latest Windows 8.1 release.

The G750JW/JX/JH/JM/JS/JZ download areas haven't had new updates for a while, BIOS updates still happen in your model's support area, so check there from time to time.

The G750/G751/551/500/etc share the same basic hardware components; check support download areas for new hardware for newer drivers.

Asus maintains central support areas for hardware component features common to all products, those areas usually have the latest drivers after new hardware releases, sometimes there is a lag before the newer drivers show up there, so still to new product releases support downloads for the latest drivers.

Asus G751 Support / Download areas - Asus hasn't updated all the versions of these support areas, this link discusses the 3 locations were started independantly and not sync'd/updated through to the latest driver releases - check them all to be sure.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?55572-Asus-G751-Support-Download-areas&p=461698&viewfull=1#post461698

This G751JM/JT/JY/JL download area has the latest drivers of all the G750/G751 support download areas:

G751 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has all 4 G751 models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g751

G750 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has the G750JY/JZ/JS/JM/JH models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g750

G750JX - new support location, updates?
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JX/

G750JW - new support location, updates?
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JW/

Here are the latest Asus posted VGA drivers currently 347.25 ; it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - 347.88

Asus doesn't modify the drivers, they release the identical driver packages as Nvidia releases.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111

Notebook Audio drivers - Realtek 7443 - current confirmed to work on G751/G750, some G750 users say 7335 works best for them, if you find a newer release version that works, please let us all know which version and G750/G751 model it works on.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Audio&os=30

Notebook Card Reader (realtek) G750 / G751(?)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Card+reader&os=30

Notebook Bluetooth drivers
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&p=3&ft=27&os=30

Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=WLAN&os=3

Notebook LAN drivers
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=LAN&os=&hashedid=n%2fa

KBFilter driver
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=KBFilter&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1 download
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=Backtracker&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Backtracker FAQ
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/

Asus SmartGesture
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+Smart+Gesture&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Touchpad
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Touchpad&os=30

Asus ATK Package
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ATK%20Package&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.7.9.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH and G751JT/JY
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=9&m=ASUS%20GPU%20Tweak%20for%20Graphics%20cards&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ and other new ROG laptops with Optimus
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&hashedid=n%2fa

Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 347.88
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111

Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest chipset INF - currently 10.0.26
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility-

For the G750JH/JZ RAID and G751JY PCIE SSD, or if you have implemented RAID, the latest SetupRST.exe is currently 13.6.0.1002
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel+RS T%29+RAID+Driver

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 01:43 AM
Scot couls you post a guide on how to update the intel ones as you cant just run the setup cus it wont install anything reported by many users

hmscott
02-18-2015, 02:02 AM
Scot couls you post a guide on how to update the intel ones as you cant just run the setup cus it wont install anything reported by many users

Boaz Beatz, I don't have an Optimus laptop handy right now to check the steps for you, but I would imagine downloading the latest driver from Intel, either using the Intel Driver Update Utility, or searching the Intel support site for the latest version, and then install the new driver. If needed, uninstall the current Intel GPU driver before installing the new one.

Intel® Driver Update Utility
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 - for i7 4710HQ - Iris 4600
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=&ProductID=3720&ProdId=3720

Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 - for i7 4860HQ - Iris 5200
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=39&ProductID=3723&ProdId=3723

Those links for different product ID's resolve to the same installers now, but just in case that changes, I wanted to let you know there is a difference within Intel for support of the different on die GPU's

Please post any error dialogs you get and can't figure out on your own... many have reported success installing these drivers, so if you have a problem, check your methodolgy to see if you can work it out and install on your own.

Please let us know how it works out :)

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 12:16 PM
not using an optimus bro i asked about the intel chipset haha

hmscott
02-18-2015, 06:12 PM
Scot couls you post a guide on how to update the intel ones as you cant just run the setup cus it wont install anything reported by many users


not using an optimus bro i asked about the intel chipset haha

Boaz Beatz, for the Intel Chipset drivers you can go here, from my long list of places to find drivers, posted above:

Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest - currently 10.0.24
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=42&ProductID=816&ProdId=816

I recommend installing the latest 9.x.x.x INF package first, then follow up with the latest 10.x.x - some new laptops may make use of something from the 10.x.x series.

The latest inf files for the HM87 chipset in the G750/G751 is the 9.4.0.1026 version. I have 9.4.1023 showing for most devices from the 1026 installer, but also show 10.0.24 as the current version installed, so I did an OVERWRITE install of 1026 and then installed 10.0.24.

You can first install the 9.4.0.1026 version, I got mine from outside Intel - Lenovo, HP, DELL, etc have it (google), but you use different command line options for the 9.x installer.

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds040289

https://www.google.com/search?q=hm87+chipset+driver+9.4.0.1026+download&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

After unpacking the vendor installer, run from an Administrator cmd window:

Setup.exe -OVERIDE -OVERALL -OVERWRITE

Then after rebooting, do the 10.0.24 install as follows.

To make sure everything that can be installed does get installed, the latest version from the new download, use the SetupChipset.exe and start as Adminstrator a CMD shell Window, cd to the directory with the SetupChipset.exe, and run with this command line:

SetupChipset.exe -overall <== Will overwrite existing drivers with new ones as applicable, for 10.x.x drivers and above.

46640

46641

Then each device should have the latest version driver available for it. For me the 10.x.x INF package only showed up for 1 device, so it's up to you to decide if it is worth it to do both 9.x.x.x and 10.x.x installs :)

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Is it rly needed to install the latest when we got drivers from asus support? Seems like an hasle to update them all. Also do you recommend installing intel rapid storage or use the driver from intel chipset?

pokerface
02-18-2015, 07:54 PM
Is it rly needed to install the latest when we got drivers from asus support? Seems like an hasle to update them all. Also do you recommend installing intel rapid storage or use the driver from intel chipset?

Install IRST driver, even when not using RAID, it is also a SATA Controller driver which is far superior to the MSAHCI default driver. The MSAHCI default driver hasn't been updated since 2006!

hmscott
02-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Is it rly needed to install the latest when we got drivers from asus support? Seems like an hasle to update them all. Also do you recommend installing intel rapid storage or use the driver from intel chipset?

Boaz Beatz, what laptop do you have? The only laptops that need the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers have RAID drives, the G750JH/JZ are the only ones that come that way.

Update: It looks like the G751JY M.2 PCIe port can benefit from the IRST package, can someone confirm whether the Asus OS Build for the G751JY comes with the IRST package installed?

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html?wapkw=intel+rapid+storage+technolo gy+%28intel+rst%29

Asus doesn't update the drivers of products after release, BIOS's get updated, but for drivers you need to look for them in the support areas of the most recently released products with the same hardware.

For the Intel/Nvidia drivers you can get drivers directly from Intel/Nvidia.

It is up to you, but it only took me 10 minutes to find, download, read the docs and do the install the first time. And, I put it all in a posting for you, should take you all of 5 minutes.

What version is currently installed? You can find out by looking at the driver version for one of the HM87 system devices, like this:

46643

As with any device, newer versions fix problems found in older versions. Most problems with Wifi/BT/etc drivers can be solved with updated drivers.

I update them, it isn't tough, it doesn't take long, and if you do it on a regular basis it doesn't seem like a big deal to do it.

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Boaz Beatz, what laptop do you have? The only laptops that need the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers have RAID drives, the G750JH/JZ are the only ones that come that way.

It is up to you, but it only took me 10 minutes to find, download, read the docs and do the install the first time. And, I put it all in a posting for you, should take you all of 5 minutes.

What version is currently installed? You can find out by looking at the driver version for one of the HM87 system devices, like this:

46643

As with any device, newer versions fix problems found in older versions. Most problems with Wifi/BT/etc drivers can be solved with updated drivers.

I update them, it isn't tough, it doesn't take long, and if you do it on a regular basis it doesn't seem like a big deal to do it.
g751jy could you post a full thread with all the latest drivers in a nice simple way to understand i know you posted some before but they are from asus

hmscott
02-18-2015, 08:11 PM
g751jy could you post a full thread with all the latest drivers in a nice simple way to understand i know you posted some before but they are from asus

Boaz Beatz, I listed all the places to find the latest drivers here:

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57948-nVIDIA-vs-ASUS-drivers-for-GeForce-980M&p=477402&viewfull=1#post477402

I make a post like that from time to time and add/remove locations for searching.

I don't make a list of the exact versions because there are different requirements for each G750/G751, each has different components - I can't make a list of every single driver for every single device - and keep them up to date :)

It doesn't take long to do it for yourself. Look at the installed drivers via Programs and Features. Then use the names / versions to compare against the ones you find online at Asus, and download the newer ones and install them.

After you have done it once, you can pick that point in time to use for looking for future updates - just look for drivers uploaded after today's date, for example. Always check the version number too - sometimes Asus uploads older drivers again... look down the list of versions available and go by the version number and not the date.

The problem with making a list, even limited to one model of ROG laptop, it changes over time. I only check every month or two, and if there are updates in between I won't see them until I look, those updates wouldn't be put in the list quick enough to catch new releases for everyone.

When you look on your own, you will find what you need at that time. It isn't really a big deal, you can do it while you have idle time in between other things, and it won't be a hassle :)

pokerface
02-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Boaz Beatz, what laptop do you have? The only laptops that need the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers have RAID drives, the G750JH/JZ are the only ones that come that way.

Asus doesn't update the drivers of products after release, BIOS's get updated, but for drivers you need to look for them in the support areas of the most recently released products with the same hardware.

For the Intel/Nvidia drivers you can get drivers directly from Intel/Nvidia.

It is up to you, but it only took me 10 minutes to find, download, read the docs and do the install the first time. And, I put it all in a posting for you, should take you all of 5 minutes.

What version is currently installed? You can find out by looking at the driver version for one of the HM87 system devices, like this:

46643

As with any device, newer versions fix problems found in older versions. Most problems with Wifi/BT/etc drivers can be solved with updated drivers.

I update them, it isn't tough, it doesn't take long, and if you do it on a regular basis it doesn't seem like a big deal to do it.

No bro, the IRST Driver even if not used for RAID has a better SATA/AHCI controller driver, that's why it is installed by default on almost any laptop you buy, heck I even bought a cheap ACER laptop for $299 USD that has a slow HDD but also had the IRST Driver.

The default MSAHCI Driver is very old dated back to 2006 and it's that way because it is known to be the most stable and most compatible. But for better performance, the IRST Driver is much better. I have tested both and this is just an example on my Samsung 850 PRO (pay attention to the 4K reads/writes those are the most important since thats what a normal user would be dealing in his daily workflow the small 4K reads/writes and is what determines the overall snapiness of a system:

MSAHCI Driver:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2ps2lck.jpg

IRST Driver:

http://i59.tinypic.com/20zzqx4.jpg

hmscott
02-18-2015, 08:31 PM
No bro, the IRST Driver even if not used for RAID has a better SATA/AHCI controller driver, that's why it is installed by default on almost any laptop you buy, heck I even bought a cheap ACER laptop for $299 USD that has a slow HDD but also had the IRST Driver.

The default MSAHCI Driver is very old dated back to 2006 and it's that way because it is known to be the most stable and most compatible. But for better performance, the IRST Driver is much better. I have tested both and this is just an example on my Samsung 850 PRO (pay attention to the 4K reads/writes those are the most important since thats what a normal user would be dealing in his daily workflow the small 4K reads/writes and is what determines the overall snapiness of a system:

MSAHCI Driver:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2ps2lck.jpg

IRST Driver:

http://i59.tinypic.com/20zzqx4.jpg

pokerface, those performance numbers are within the tolerance of multiple runs, it isn't a significant % difference. I have heard the IOPS can improve significantly, but for non-server applications like a gaming laptop I don't think it is worth getting everyone to install the IRST package

I usually install it myself, but then I usually have a RAID in my system. :)

It looks like for a PCIe single drive you will want to run the IRST driver for the new PCIe support, but for non-RAID SATA drives it isn't indicated.

I wonder if that is why when people get a G751JY without a M.2 PCIE x4 drive, and they try to add one, it doesn't work correctly - perhaps they need to install the IRST package to support the M.2 PCIE port?

Does the G751JY come with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology package installed?? Then I should add the G751JY to the list because it already comes with it, to support the PCIE SSD.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html?wapkw=intel+rapid+storage+technolo gy+%28intel+rst%29

But, if it makes you feel better to run the IRST driver, and it works better for you, why not...but for the casual user it wouldn't be part of my default recommendations.

The IRST systray app won't help you much either for single SATA drives, there are no settings for individual drives - except for setting it as a Spare for a RAID array...

pokerface
02-18-2015, 09:28 PM
pokerface, those performance numbers are within the tolerance of multiple runs, it isn't a significant % difference. I have heard the IOPS can improve significantly, but for non-server applications like a gaming laptop I don't think it is worth getting everyone to install the IRST package

I usually install it myself, but then I usually have a RAID in my system. :)

It looks like for a PCIe single drive you will want to run the IRST driver for the new PCIe support, but for non-RAID SATA drives it isn't indicated.

I wonder if that is why when people get a G751JY without a M.2 PCIE x4 drive, and they try to add one, it doesn't work correctly - perhaps they need to install the IRST package to support the M.2 PCIE port?

Does the G751JY come with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology package installed?? Then I should add the G751JY to the list because it already comes with it, to support the PCIE SSD.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html?wapkw=intel+rapid+storage+technolo gy+%28intel+rst%29

But, if it makes you feel better to run the IRST driver, and it works better for you, why not...but for the casual user it wouldn't be part of my default recommendations.

The IRST systray app won't help you much either for single SATA drives, there are no settings for individual drives - except for setting it as a Spare for a RAID array...
True, the difference isn't mind blowing but for me personally I try to squeeze every bit of performance out of my system.

Yes the IRST Driver wsa preinstalled on my G751JY when I got it. then when I did a clean install, the system ran fine initially through all the Windows updates and stuff on the default MSAHCI driver I installed the IRST Driver after first installing the Intel Chipset Software > Intel Collaborative Performance Driver > MEI > IRST > etc

on this G751JY or any other ASUS laptop for that matter there is no need to install the full IRST package / its app. I only found one thing useful in it when running in non RAID mode, that is, on my prevoius Alienware which had 2 SATA III bays and one mSATA slot, I had an 840 EVO 1TB in the mSATA slot, there is one setting in the IRST app that is crucial which is to disable link power management that puts the drives in a lower power state mode to preserve energy, not needed for me so that's the only thing I do with the IRST ap, again, on my previous laptop there is no need for it here.

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 09:52 PM
the rapid storage was not preinstalled one mine lol also it states that i have an sandisk ssd and i would like to know a program to see what speed the drive is running and what port its connected to

pokerface
02-18-2015, 10:08 PM
the rapid storage was not preinstalled one mine lol also it states that i have an sandisk ssd and i would like to know a program to see what speed the drive is running and what port its connected to

on yours? what's your laptop? you have no signature and post vague messages. Do you even know how to check what AHCI Controller driver you're running if you don't know what speed is your SSD and don't know what tool to use to benchmark it?????? I doubt....

For SSD speed, please download and run AS SSD Benchmark, that will give you an overall score of your drive for both sequential read/write and random 4K read/writes and latency

Sequential data is like when you are copying huge files such as video files and stuff. What is most important for system snapiness is the 4K read / writes, because if you think of it, the OS is comprised of small files that make it all work together so it's how fast can a drive randomly access those small files which will determine its overall snapinness

hmscott
02-18-2015, 10:26 PM
True, the difference isn't mind blowing but for me personally I try to squeeze every bit of performance out of my system.
Yes the IRST Driver wsa preinstalled on my G751JY when I got it. then when I did a clean install, the system ran fine initially through all the Windows updates and stuff on the default MSAHCI driver I installed the IRST Driver after first installing the Intel Chipset Software > Intel Collaborative Performance Driver > MEI > IRST > etc
on this G751JY or any other ASUS laptop for that matter there is no need to install the full IRST package / its app. I only found one thing useful in it when running in non RAID mode, that is, on my prevoius Alienware which had 2 SATA III bays and one mSATA slot, I had an 840 EVO 1TB in the mSATA slot, there is one setting in the IRST app that is crucial which is to disable link power management that puts the drives in a lower power state mode to preserve energy, not needed for me so that's the only thing I do with the IRST ap, again, on my previous laptop there is no need for it here.

pokerface, all good :)

I will add the G751JY to the IRST list from now on.

You have an XP941, does the IRST systray app show any interesting options for tuning the PCIE x4 drive / port? Is there any additional software / app for the PCIE x4 SSD?

Thanks pokerface!

Boaz Beatz
02-18-2015, 10:59 PM
bro talk like that in real life and u wont live for that long ;) if you read before you would know what laptop i have anyway its g751jy oh and when i said speed i meant the port its connected to

pokerface
02-18-2015, 11:20 PM
pokerface, all good :)

I will add the G751JY to the IRST list from now on.

You have an XP941, does the IRST systray app show any interesting options for tuning the PCIE x4 drive / port? Is there any additional software / app for the PCIE x4 SSD?

Thanks pokerface!

Haven't found any software for it yet and Samsung Magician v4.5 doesn't support it. I also looked for any firmware updates but couldn't find any link or even a product support page. Probably because it's only sold to OEMs I guess and is not a consumer product?

About any additional or interesting IRST options, I didn't install the full IRST package, only the one that comes from ASUS which is the driver only.

pokerface
02-18-2015, 11:22 PM
bro talk like that in real life and u wont live for that long ;) if you read before you would know what laptop i have anyway its g751jy oh and when i said speed i meant the port its connected to

I didn't read your previous post since this post was on a new page, please add your system specs to your signature to make it easier on others when they want to help you :)

For the SATA ports, unfortunately, the left bay is SATA III @ 6 GB/S and the right bay is SATA II only @ 3 GB/S

Since I have a Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB in my 2nd bay and the M2 SSD in the first bay, I installed Samsung Magician and it told me that my 850 PRO is limited in performance since it's connected to a SATA II port.

I don't know why in the worls would ASUS put a SATA II port at this day and ege in a premium and their flagship laptop at the moment. Really pissed off about this

hmscott
02-18-2015, 11:57 PM
...the left bay is SATA III @ 6 GB/S and the right bay is SATA II only @ 3 GB/S
Since I have a Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB in my 2nd bay and the M2 SSD in the first bay, I installed Samsung Magician and it told me that my 850 PRO is limited in performance since it's connected to a SATA II port...

pokerface, you know you could combine the M.2 drive and SATA III drive - both in the Left Bay :)

G751JY - Replace M2 with 2.5" - Caddy?
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57888-G751JY-Replace-M2-with-2-5-quot-Caddy&p=476675&viewfull=1#post476675

46682

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pokerface
02-19-2015, 12:03 AM
pokerface, you know you could combine the M.2 drive and SATA III drive - both in the Left Bay :)

G751JY - Replace M2 with 2.5" - Caddy?
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57888-G751JY-Replace-M2-with-2-5-quot-Caddy&p=476675&viewfull=1#post476675
WOW!!! Amazing man!! you are a life saver!!!!!!! thanks a lot for this priceless tip! gonna try that right away!

One question though, currently, the M2 SSD is on a metal thingie with the adhesive tape I think acting as a heatsink? shall I remove those tapes and tape them to the SSD? wouldn't that generate more hit to the SSD itself?

hmscott
02-19-2015, 05:48 AM
WOW!!! Amazing man!! you are a life saver!!!!!!! thanks a lot for this priceless tip! gonna try that right away!
One question though, currently, the M2 SSD is on a metal thingie with the adhesive tape I think acting as a heatsink? shall I remove those tapes and tape them to the SSD? wouldn't that generate more hit to the SSD itself?

pokerface, it's pretty awesome, it almost makes up for the SATA II port in the Right bay, now you can have up to 4 HDD/SSD's in the G751 (including an optical bay SSD/HDD).

Please post photo's / temps when you get it optimized :)