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    You simply can't swap out the video card: the GPU...

    You simply can't swap out the video card: the GPU chip is soldered right onto the mainboard (and not socketed) and so are the DDR3 memory ICs. Even trying to get it off involves taking a soldering...
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    When I initially upgraded my G74 to 16GB (from...

    When I initially upgraded my G74 to 16GB (from the 8GB it came with) I got these, which were identical part/model numbers to the Samsung sticks in there:...
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    Agreed; cleaning/clearing them is a chore, as one...

    Agreed; cleaning/clearing them is a chore, as one either has to blow air into the intake while simultaneously sucking with a vacuum through the outtakes, or sticking in the thin red straw on an air...
  4. Thread: G74sx or G75vw

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    Something else to consider...the bugs in the G74...

    Something else to consider...the bugs in the G74 have been worked through and 99% have been addressed...in other words there are no surprises, and you'll likely be up and running within minutes or...
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    Agreed with Zygo; the diff between 1333 and 1600...

    Agreed with Zygo; the diff between 1333 and 1600 is unnoticeable in all but Memory benchmarks... 1333 will be ~equal to 1600 as far as games are concerned.
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    What have you got in there right now? Is it 1600,...

    What have you got in there right now? Is it 1600, or 1333 MHz stuff? Download CPU-Z and have a look. Best to get the same stuff thats probably in there right now (under the keyboard): likely Samsung...
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    One of the selling points that ASUS touts is the...

    One of the selling points that ASUS touts is the G75's ability to use 32GB of RAM. What they don't tell you is that unless you get all of that installed by the factory before day one, you have to...
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    +rep @kaltoreth! Nice to see this and to see G74...

    +rep @kaltoreth! Nice to see this and to see G74 users post common but uncommonly difficult maintenance tasks like this. We're all gonna need to do 'em soon enough.

    What would you suggest to do to...
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    Brutal...what a stupid design. They make the fans...

    Brutal...what a stupid design. They make the fans accessible for cleaning on the G75, but not all the RAM slots? Sigh...
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    The CPU in the G74 is socketed and so is...

    The CPU in the G74 is socketed and so is upgradeable. That socket for the 2630QM will take anything compatible with the FC{GA988 socket, up to the beastly Extreme edition 2960XM. There are many...
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    I have tested the 560M on my G74 with the 2D and...

    I have tested the 560M on my G74 with the 2D and 3D benchmarks in PassMark (www.cpubenchmark.net) and notched it up with MSI afterburner. I have come to the conclusion that my card will simply cack...
  12. A decked out notebook will never perform as fast...

    A decked out notebook will never perform as fast as a decked out desktop...so there is always a performance hit for going mobile. The G74/G75 minimizes that hit since it really is meant as a desktop...
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    Agreed with Pilgrim: any more than 8GB in...

    Agreed with Pilgrim: any more than 8GB in day-2-day usage for most people does not make your system run faster. If however your day-2-day ops occasionally spill out to >8GB, then that "buffer" of...
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    I got the backpack for the G73:...

    I got the backpack for the G73: http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=894

    It fits the G74 like a glove, is very slender against the back (doesn't stick out), lots of room for...
  15. Looking at...

    Looking at http://ark.intel.com/products/64889/Intel-Core-i7-3820QM-Processor-(8M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz)
    Package size is 37.5x37.5 mm (rPGA988B), no socket specified.

    Current package size of 2nd...
  16. Love the Fisherprice laptop reference...very apt!...

    Love the Fisherprice laptop reference...very apt! ;)

    Try ThrottleStop, which has an option to turn off Turbo boost, thereby running your CPU at a constant 2.0/2.2 GHz (for the 2630 and 2670...
  17. @dataDave: wots that in handle 01F1 (Memory...

    @dataDave: wots that in handle 01F1 (Memory Frequency)? What does "default" Access/Use refer to there?
  18. Agreed: two 8GB sticks of 1600 stuff should...

    Agreed: two 8GB sticks of 1600 stuff should satisfy even the most demanding enthusiast and gamer. But I am loving my 32 GB! Eactly what I need, and I don't need the speed...
  19. Yeah, thats here...

    Yeah, thats here. I bought and used 1333 MHz stuff (back when I tried this 8GB SODIMM sticks at 1600 MHz were not yet available) so I can't say for sure, but I suspect even with a core i7 2820 in...
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    Yes: 665.xx MHZ at Double Data Rate (DDR) is 1330...

    Yes: 665.xx MHZ at Double Data Rate (DDR) is 1330 MHz.
    Thats the exact problem with the G74...when four sticks are installed the BIOS seems to reject and override the Intel XMP SPD settings...
  21. Firstly, a congrats Dave for fearlessly stepping...

    Firstly, a congrats Dave for fearlessly stepping into the unknown world of modding the G74 BIOS for improved memory clocks. Nice!
    Actually if you look you have gained performance...the RAM is now...
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    Wow @gilbert...did you put in a 2960XM?...

    Wow @gilbert...did you put in a 2960XM? Fantastic! Now thats an (expensive) upgrade! Whats your WEI processor score? When my warranty is up and SandyBridge prices are down I will probably take the...
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    I agree: risk is healthy and how progress is...

    I agree: risk is healthy and how progress is made. And especially with the G74: a machine that ASUS seems to have forgotten about and appears to no longer support through proper BIOS releases, well,...
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    Don't waste your $$: unless you don't mind paying...

    Don't waste your $$: unless you don't mind paying an extra $40 just to see your WEI Memory score go up by 0.1, go for the 4 Corsairs @1333 MHz.
    I am using 4 of those exact ones in my G74 and it has...
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    Nice...88% by those guys is really top shelf....

    Nice...88% by those guys is really top shelf. Interesting that they mention that their Ivy Bridge sits between the Sandy Bridge core i7 2920XM & 2960XM (in terms of clocks), two CPUs which one can...
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