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    This is perfectly normal: when the cpu isn't...

    This is perfectly normal: when the cpu isn't being taxed and is "idle" the EIST technology in the intel chips downclocks them to ~800 MHz. The moment you run something that uses one or more cores...
  2. Thread: G74sx-bbk9

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    That's the way to do it for sure. There are some...

    That's the way to do it for sure. There are some around these forums who have gotten 16GB (4x4GB) of memory to run at its rated 1600MHz clocks, and this would be fine if you have the money: the...
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    I would think that the 1333MHz DIMMs or even the...

    I would think that the 1333MHz DIMMs or even the 1600's would work, but they'd be clocked by the BIOS at 1066MHz automatically, unless you manually change the FSB speed in the BIOS (i.e. overclock...
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    I use MSI Afterburner Beta 9 right now to OC my...

    I use MSI Afterburner Beta 9 right now to OC my 560M card...pushed 'er to 850/1700 MHz gpu clocks and 1400MHz memory clocks which is nice and stabe, and brought up both of my WEI Graphics scores from...
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    In a 21C ambient my core i7 2630 idles at 35-38C,...

    In a 21C ambient my core i7 2630 idles at 35-38C, with the GPU usually 1-2 degrees lower at idle.
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    For example of a third party reseller of G74s...

    For example of a third party reseller of G74s that will customize your machine see http://www.powernotebooks.com/ASUS-C...ks-cat-65.html. There are a few others too that I have seen.
  7. As mentioned I don't think its the wimpy power...

    As mentioned I don't think its the wimpy power supply thats causing the CPU to downclock, so the 150 W will have to do us. Besides, just think of it: its much lighter to carry around than a 180W PSU!...
  8. I agree fully that ASUS cheaped out on the power...

    I agree fully that ASUS cheaped out on the power supply for the G74: the following is my estimate of the minimum wattage that the G74 needs at "full throttle":

    Core i7 2630QM Processor TDP (max)=...
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    The newer kernels (>=3.0) have special ASUS...

    The newer kernels (>=3.0) have special ASUS notebook device drivers in them as options you can flag to be compiled with the kernel either as modules that can be inserted later or compiled into the...
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    Just getting rid of the ASUS apps by uninstalling...

    Just getting rid of the ASUS apps by uninstalling still leaves ghost garbage remnants fragmenting your registry: most folks 'round eer always advocate a fresh install rather than trying to clean a...
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    Kingston makes HyperX Plug-n-Play 1600MHz DDR3...

    Kingston makes HyperX Plug-n-Play 1600MHz DDR3 RAM with "automatic" overclock SPD settings that are supposed to be read by your BIOS and thus your memory controller. They also come in 1866MHz speeds....
  12. They could solve that problem by doing what every...

    They could solve that problem by doing what every desktop motherboard manufacturer (including ASUS themselves) these days offers: a second (backup) BIOS chip. All my Gigabyte boards have them (they...
  13. Upgrading as in more RAM, or faster "performance"...

    Upgrading as in more RAM, or faster "performance" RAM?

    Unless all you do with your system is run benchmarks, there are minor and nearly imperceptible performance benefits to upgrading the RAM from...
  14. Thread: Curious

    by fostert
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    Linux... ;)

    Linux... ;)
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    They're pretty much all the same, since...

    They're pretty much all the same, since ultimately the ICs are all bought from just a handful of manufacturers (e.g. elpida), and as long as they're error free 1333MHz Cas Latency 9 is the same no...
  16. I seem to remember reading here and there in...

    I seem to remember reading here and there in posts on this forum about "rumours" around here that ASUS is working on a beta BIOS for the G74? I could be wrong, and I didn't bookmark these posts but I...
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    You can't OC the CPU in the G74. First the 2630...

    You can't OC the CPU in the G74. First the 2630 and 2670QM are multiplier-locked versions, which would be hard to OC (unless you could change the base clock, but then your uncore and memory...
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    We're giving @jamcghie the same advice an owner...

    We're giving @jamcghie the same advice an owner of a clevo or a sagar would get if they had this problem, step by step attempts to get it to work before giving up for RMA#2. That includes attempting...
  19. I always go with the corsair myself, as their...

    I always go with the corsair myself, as their customer care is simply legend and my one RMA experience with them was completely painless and fast. And they got a bunch of great guys helping on their...
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    Not good...sorry to hear of this trouble. May...

    Not good...sorry to hear of this trouble. May your RMA be as swift as meal with exlax... ;)
  21. Fab...good luck sir! Key us "posted"!

    Fab...good luck sir! Key us "posted"!
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    What failed? The BIOS flash, or your KB backlight...

    What failed? The BIOS flash, or your KB backlight is still toast? Did you reset the BIOS to defaults after you flashed it? Tried booting windows and using the hotkey combos to brighten it up (Fun+F3,...
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    The G74 has two HDD bays, and alot of them come...

    The G74 has two HDD bays, and alot of them come with two HDDs (e.g. mine came with 2x500GB HDDs), or an HDD and an SSD. The printed manual is very terse and only shows a few pages of the full...
  24. As you know @JaniOnROG got 4 of those Kingston...

    As you know @JaniOnROG got 4 of those Kingston HyperX 1600's working in his G74. I would really like to see what the CL timings are being read as from his/her sticks' SPD settings by the BIOS...as I...
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    You could try reflashing the BIOS for your G74...

    You could try reflashing the BIOS for your G74 back to 202...goto http://rog.asus.com/notebook/17-inch/g74sx/, choose Download tab, select Operating System "Others", and grab v. 202 from there. Then...
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