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    This is an update related to the Spectre hack. ...

    This is an update related to the Spectre hack. I've heard it may slow your performance. The Spectre hack gets into the speculative execution pipe to get data it should not - the fix disables some...
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    Aha, thanks!!

    Aha, thanks!!
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    Well foo. If I'd known that instead of help I'd...

    Well foo. If I'd known that instead of help I'd lose my name that I'd had for years I'd have kept my mouth shut.

    I cannot edit my profile. I go to the profile page and I click Customize My...
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    Cannot edit my forum profile

    I tried in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The edit function seems broken in all of them.
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    Perhaps try putting your system in hibernate or...

    Perhaps try putting your system in hibernate or sleep mode. I'm assuming you leave it on so that it is fast to resume activity when you next use it - hibernate may add a few seconds but I find it...
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    Did you get your setup issue resolved?

    Did you get your setup issue resolved?
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    Also, if you are not on the latest BIOS, do not...

    Also, if you are not on the latest BIOS, do not upgrade with the Windows tool. Use the USB boot/dos tool to update your bios. I've seen too many people brick the laptop with the Windows tool.
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    Can you get it to boot form USB instead? Try a...

    Can you get it to boot form USB instead? Try a USB dongle with the ISO on it. I had to do a recovery some time back and also could not get my optical disk (blu ray) to read. I thikn I can only ...
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    Yup, issues resolved. the text lagging was...

    Yup, issues resolved. the text lagging was caused when I turned on the system wide spell check/suggestions. I left the spell check on but turned off the suggestions. Tthe lag went away immediately....
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    Today I'm on "Build...

    Today I'm on "Build 17677.rs_prerelease.180520-0940" and I am having a small issue with my wireless keyboard (MS) and mouse (Logitech) that feels like low battery but neither is telling me they are...
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    I'm running in the fast ring for updates from...

    I'm running in the fast ring for updates from Microsoft and I have build 1803. It works like a champ.
  12. Drat, not what I wanted to hear, but it is an...

    Drat, not what I wanted to hear, but it is an answer. Thanks.
  13. Is there an official source for BIOS 204 for G74SX?

    In a thread I saw a reference to someone that got an email from a now ex-employee that had that BIOS version as an attachment. I have found a file claiming to be that BIOS version available for...
  14. I have a related issue. I seldom plug in my USB3...

    I have a related issue. I seldom plug in my USB3 devices (external hard drive I use for backups) but I use USB2 every day.

    Some days my external devices (mostly keyboard and mouse) do not work. ...
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    I have seen posts about a BIOS rev 204. But none...

    I have seen posts about a BIOS rev 204. But none of the links for it came from official ROG and I am hesitant to try a rogue source. A friend did dl one of them and did a file compare and large...
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    Error 404 on clicking your link....
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    Yup, lots of people on the forum, we just don't...

    Yup, lots of people on the forum, we just don't check it every day. I'm interested in your results too. I switched to laptops from desktops on my previous upgrade cycle and came to Asus because the...
  18. Thread: G74SX BIOS v.204

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    From the description I would assume it has that...

    From the description I would assume it has that single change - to enable the on chip math that supports encryption.

    That someone, somewhere is still updating the BIOS though, that is hopeful...
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    Abit released the source code to the BIOS of one...

    Abit released the source code to the BIOS of one of the motherboards I bought from them. They may have done more or that may have been a unique occurrence, I don't know, but I sure took advantage of...
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    It's not my habit to download a BIOS from some...

    It's not my habit to download a BIOS from some random guys personal website. I'm sort of security conscious that way. Is this BIOS available through official channels anywhere?

    But I do like...
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    After you find out, please update and let us...

    After you find out, please update and let us know!!!
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    There is a post somehwere that I can't find today...

    There is a post somehwere that I can't find today where the logic behind the limit is explained. It has to do with heat dissipation. Although user fostert has said this really isn't a big deal any...
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    Try deleting the device in the interface there...

    Try deleting the device in the interface there and reboot. When Windows restarts it will detect the device and reload the drivers from scratch.
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    You don't have to reinstall Windows. I know that...

    You don't have to reinstall Windows. I know that folks say it's best practice, but it's a pain.

    Here is how I installed my SSD without reinstalling Windows.

    Part 1.
    1. Partition the HD. ...
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    I have a similar problem in full screen games. ...

    I have a similar problem in full screen games.

    I have multiple monitors attached and it has something to do with a right click and drag operation. Most of the time everything is fine and the pow,...
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