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    Grab...

    Grab http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip and burn image to CD. Put in the sticks two at a time (for dual channel operation, which is how you would normally want to be running...
  2. I have four of those same Corsair 8GB modules...

    I have four of those same Corsair 8GB modules (CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9) in my G74 and they have been working fine since I put them in here (8 months ago). You simply must have a bad module. Change them...
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    [blush], don't worry about the drink: I live in...

    [blush], don't worry about the drink: I live in Penticton, BC, Canada's wine country. :)
  4. Yes the cooling on the G74 is amazing! IMHO its...

    Yes the cooling on the G74 is amazing! IMHO its worth the larger chassis. Strangely enough, my Win7 VM (under Linux) has *higher* WEI scores for the Memory and Disk than my native Windows boot on the...
  5. I just type "sensors" at the command prompt to...

    I just type "sensors" at the command prompt to check it occasionally., which relies on the lm-sensors package being installed. If one wants real time monitoring of CPU/GPU/HDD/mainboard temps I would...
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    PM replied to. No disassembly required for a G74:...

    PM replied to. No disassembly required for a G74: with the bottom access plate off all four memory slots are accessible. Be sure and test your new 32GB with memtest86+ and exercise your warranty if...
  7. In Linux I idle at around 33C while the G74 is in...

    In Linux I idle at around 33C while the G74 is in a standard ambient environment of 21C (70F). Windows always idles higher (37-40) since its always running so much more crap to keep itself stable....
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    Agreed, a repaste and re-seating of the heatsink...

    Agreed, a repaste and re-seating of the heatsink is needed here.
    Good idea to include a tube of paste with it; some free thinking techs may actually use it but there are probably some who won't...
  9. Thread: cpu upgrade?

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    Well I wish they would...since I don't game a new...

    Well I wish they would...since I don't game a new CPU would be the only thing I would want in an upgrade, so it would be ideal to drop in a new one and keep the 560M graphics the same.

    I hope ASUS...
  10. Thread: cpu upgrade?

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    I wonder why the price of the top 2nd Gen XM...

    I wonder why the price of the top 2nd Gen XM CPUSs hasn't come down drastically yet now that Ivy Bridge has been here for a couple months. E.g. the core i7 2960XM is still listed as ~$1100 but most...
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    Yes, I too am extremely disappointed in the lack...

    Yes, I too am extremely disappointed in the lack of quality and the unreliability of my G74.

    (double-negatives...;-) )
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    Here is Staples' (Canada) version of the G75:...

    Here is Staples' (Canada) version of the G75:
    http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=65%2C66%2C67,3208&webid=726141&affixedcode=WW

    Bought my G74SX-CSAT1-CBIL from them in Oct. last...
  13. Thread: Linux on G53JW

    by fostert
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    Used to use Fedora/Redhat based distros (e.g....

    Used to use Fedora/Redhat based distros (e.g. Scientific Linux, www.scientificlinux.org) but they were always buggy with even slightly dated hardware. My IT guy at work switched me on to Debian, and...
  14. If you're only gonna word process, read, or do...

    If you're only gonna word process, read, or do light office duties the G74 will do fine with a 75W limit. I have an 100W inverter that we run in the car during long drives across big ol' Canada, and...
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    I haven't tried personally any of the 1600 MHz...

    I haven't tried personally any of the 1600 MHz sticks in my G74: I stick to the 1333 since I really want the 32GB in there for my work. Unfortunately I have not seen anyone have success running 16GB...
  16. Thread: G74sx-bbk9

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    I use MSI Afterburner to overclock my 560M to its...

    I use MSI Afterburner to overclock my 560M to its max stable clocks (885/1750/1600). Pushed my WEI 2D and 3D graphics scores both to 7.4 (from 7.2 at stock). Its really easy to operate: just nudge up...
  17. Thats some good advice @Zygo....spend your $$ on...

    Thats some good advice @Zygo....spend your $$ on a SSD instead of 32GB RAM. A killer upgrade for sure that will be far more useful than a RAMdisk (since it won't be erased every time you boot!). In...
  18. Yes, it is pretty much. I don't know of many...

    Yes, it is pretty much. I don't know of many Windows apps that use this much memory so for the common gamer 32GB will do nothing, except enable you to run multiple games at once(!). But, that said,...
  19. 32GB upgrade (i.e. 4 x 8GB SODIMMs) will run you...

    32GB upgrade (i.e. 4 x 8GB SODIMMs) will run you ~$200 nowadays. NCIX just had a special on Corsair Vengeance 1x8GB 1600MHz CL10 sticks, for $55 each. It was active yesterday, but seems done today...
  20. Thread: Rubber Feet

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    Wonder if those could be cut to fit the G74? Or...

    Wonder if those could be cut to fit the G74? Or are the feet shapes the same on the G73/G74?
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    Agreed; the G74 is now a very well "broken in"...

    Agreed; the G74 is now a very well "broken in" notebook and its quirks are well known and its surprises are none. If you want a stable problem free notebook/DTR, and can live without a numlock key...
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    I would suspect so, but before you do you should...

    I would suspect so, but before you do you should check out your version of ACPI Thermal management in Windows and see if an update solves your troubles. I experienced the same problem when I got my...
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    Good choice. Buying the G75 right now is buying...

    Good choice. Buying the G75 right now is buying all the bugs and unknown problems that it will inevitably present. With the exception of the lack of a numlock toggle, the G74 problems have been...
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    Gotta get me one of these...should come standard...

    Gotta get me one of these...should come standard with some laptops!
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    Intel's Turbo relies on the OS being able to...

    Intel's Turbo relies on the OS being able to communicate hardware temperatures to the cpu, which it does with the thermal management component (subsystem) of ACPI (acpi_thermal driver).

    However,...
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