View Full Version : G53JW-XN1 slow and hot

11-02-2015, 07:56 PM
Ok, I honestly never want another Asus laptop after this experience. First issue was the power pin. Asus fixed it. Then I sent it in because it was running very hot and slow. They sent it back and said it was fine. It went out of warranty so I had my brother in law check it out. The thermal paste on the GPU was fried so we repasted it. Temps went down, but the damage was done. Used to get 20+fps in most games, but now I'm getting 12 fps in splinter cell blacklist.

Any suggestions? I'm tired of the issues. I gave up on a desktop when I got this laptop because it was supposed to be oh so great, but now I really regret that decision.

If you know where to look for replacement cpu's or gpu's, please link a site as Google searches have been as useful as my laptop in this matter. Thanks in advance for any help the community can provide.

11-02-2015, 08:09 PM
If it's out of warranty and has serious problems it'll likely cost much more to repair than to simply replace. Unless you can salvage the parts you need from another dead/dying G53 and do your own labour on the cheap *and* fix the thing up well enough that you'll be confident something else won't die a few months down the road.

A newer laptop would be smarter. And, sorry to say, 20fps in Splinter Cell (at 1366x768) is pretty sad compared to any gaming desktop these days. $1000 would easily get you a mid-end gaming rig with an R9-390 or GTX970 capable of 30-60fps at 1920x1080, this site (http://www.logicalincrements.com/) is a fine at-a-glance reference.

Gaming laptops are indeed Oh-So-Great ... when compared vs other laptops. But even the best of the best of the most elite gaming laptops are sorely outclassed by a desktop built for the same price. No computer lasts forever, but laptops can't be upgraded so they get obsolete much faster than desktops (let alone the fact that they break easier and no laptop battery will last more than 2-3 years at most), so laptop hardware repair/upgrade options are limited and costly and often become unavailable by the time you need them. At least an aging desktop can be infused with a few more years each time you yank out some elderly part and plug in something new.

11-02-2015, 08:43 PM
I agree, but my biggest issue is mobility. I usually use my laptop in my living room, but it goes on my desk when I take it upstairs to my bedroom.