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  1. The 460M may have a wider bandwidth, but the...

    The 460M may have a wider bandwidth, but the question is does the 560M actually saturate the 128bit wide memory bus often enough to make a wider one have a significant impact? Not a graphics card...
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    Fn=F2 will toggle it on/off. There may be a BIOS...

    Fn=F2 will toggle it on/off. There may be a BIOS option too: check for that. Yes turning it off saves you 5% of your battery life; a few minutes at most (those things only max out at 1.5W or so,...
  3. Don't know about the G53 but the G74's 560M is...

    Don't know about the G53 but the G74's 560M is soldered right to the mainboard (and not socketed) so a strightforward dropping-in of a new GPU is not possible. I would suspect the G53 would have the...
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    Not having an SSD I can't say much about...

    Not having an SSD I can't say much about installation or best performance/practices. But calling Microshaft for another code? No...you can legally download the full Windows 7 DVD (from digitalriver;...
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    I tested 24GB (i.e. 2x8GB + 2x4GB sticks) in my...

    I tested 24GB (i.e. 2x8GB + 2x4GB sticks) in my G74 and they worked just fine. The 8GB sticks I am using are these ones:...
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    Yup, OCed 24/7. However, I only OC to what the...

    Yup, OCed 24/7. However, I only OC to what the stock voltage can keep stable, and I don't touch the GPU voltage at all. Ohms law: Power (heat)=Volts x amps. Keeps temps reasonable and the speed is...
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    good choice for sure. Corsair's got your back. If...

    good choice for sure. Corsair's got your back. If however you someday want to go up to 32GB then you'll have to replace all 4 sticks.Why not a pair of 8GB DIMMs @ 1333? Like Brody says, 32 GB is...
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    RAM is RAM really...if it tests out OK with...

    RAM is RAM really...if it tests out OK with memtest86+ then whether its corsair, or kingston, or samsung it makes little difference. Avoid getting drawn into the performance RAM myth that 1600 or...
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    Thank you for the happy note! Good to hear...

    Thank you for the happy note! Good to hear especially considering the RMA experiences reported here are usually hohum to just plain bad.
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    insert and lock 3/8" bit, plug in drill and start...

    insert and lock 3/8" bit, plug in drill and start pressing! Really, that key does nothing else anyways...at least I haven't been able to train it to do anything else in Linux.
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    The 2D and 3D Graphics tests in Passmark are...

    The 2D and 3D Graphics tests in Passmark are great for testing the stability of an overclock on your GPU. Run them individually for a long period each (say 600 seconds) to get your card up to a high...
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    Lets be sure we know what were talking about...

    Lets be sure we know what were talking about here...bricking. I.e.the G74 will not boot at all, because its basic roadmap of all its hardware is gone. There is no dual CMOS chips to save you, no...
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    You bet! You've got my curiosity piqued....

    You bet! You've got my curiosity piqued. Trailblazing!
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    I don't think its a limitation of the mainboard...

    I don't think its a limitation of the mainboard but rather of ASUS's BIOS. Its likely that the BIOS has some code in it to downclock the RAM if 4 sticks are detected, or it can\t read the SPD...
  15. Why would it conflict? And if it does exist it...

    Why would it conflict? And if it does exist it probably refers to the optimal frequency in case all four slots are filled. But I can't see it because say one puts 4 sticks of 1066MHz RAM in there...
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    I have done it with my G74 in Linux: 1) bring...

    I have done it with my G74 in Linux:

    1) bring down your network: "ifconfig eth1 down" (substitute eth1 with whatever your wireless device is: eth1 and wlan0 are most common)
    2) spoof the mac:...
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    Since the IMC of the core i7 CPUs is...

    Since the IMC of the core i7 CPUs is dual-channel, that means memory should be installed in pairs. If its not it will work in single channel, and your bandwidth will suffer. Check the bandwidth...
  18. You shouldn't need to hike the voltage for the...

    You shouldn't need to hike the voltage for the sticks to work at 1600: the ICs have been screened for the trait of high-frequency at low voltage and are rated for 1600 at the nominal 1.5V. There may...
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    This malady is common when mixing pairs of...

    This malady is common when mixing pairs of supposedly identical spec sticks from different manufacturers. While its hit and miss really, sometimes they simply do not work stably together. Agreed with...
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    In short, 32GB will work, yes. See...

    In short, 32GB will work, yes. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?6851-G74-and-8GB-Memory-DIMMs...&country=&status=

    Make sure if you're using windows that you have Professional or...
  21. I think you can turn off EIST in ThrottleStop,...

    I think you can turn off EIST in ThrottleStop, and then the CPU will idle at 2 GHz. But it won't gain you anything really, since the moment you put a load on the CPU now the jump from 800 MHz to the...
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    When my G74 is parked at its station, I lean a...

    When my G74 is parked at its station, I lean a 120mm fan against the back exhaust vents, pointing up at an angle, and run it with an old power supply I raided from a desktop. The fan blows up and...
  23. Yes, please @dataDave...I would be interested in...

    Yes, please @dataDave...I would be interested in hearing how you modded the BIOS to turn on the memory settings, and may try it at some distant point in the future (after my warranty has expired mind...
  24. While idle/near-idle INtel's Speedstep (EIST)...

    While idle/near-idle INtel's Speedstep (EIST) downclocks the CPU to 798MHz. The CPU will only run @ 2.9 GHz if one thread is loading one core: if all four cores are blasted by 4 or 8 threads from...
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    2630QM should clock all the way to 2.9 GHz if...

    2630QM should clock all the way to 2.9 GHz if you've got a recent version of ACPI Thermal management installed: at least, switching linux kernels to one with a recent version of acpi did the trick...
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