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    What version of Ubuntu are you using? Is it older...

    What version of Ubuntu are you using? Is it older than the 560M in the G74? Try downloading the latest version of Ubuntu. Also, I know that Debian has some pre-packaged versions of NVIDIA drivers...
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    Yes it does. I experience noticeably longer...

    Yes it does. I experience noticeably longer battery runtimes in Linux than in Windows (I have both installed in a dual boot congifuration on my G74). Windows just runs so much crap in the background...
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    Thanks Pilgrim! I love to chat up fellow Linux...

    Thanks Pilgrim! I love to chat up fellow Linux users with the G74 and help them get their machines to a perfect state with all bell and whistles working (which admittedly takes more work than...
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    I use Linux 24/7 on my G74 (the Debian testing...

    I use Linux 24/7 on my G74 (the Debian testing distro) and have gotten most of the G74's functions (keyboard backlight, volume, screen brightness, etc) to work, but strangely the fn-F keycombos to...
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    Forget slow 1TB spinning disks: get...

    Forget slow 1TB spinning disks: get http://gizmodo.com/5851546/the-worlds-first-25+inch-1tb-solid-state-drive-needs-to-get-in-my-laptops-belly-like-now

    Sell your first-born. Ya know ya want...
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    I bought this backpack for my G74 about 2 weeks...

    I bought this backpack for my G74 about 2 weeks after getting the laptop. It fits snugly but is well padded and there is a surprising amount of room for extras (I pack in it two external HDDs, two...
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    Plasti Dip looks good, yes. The rubber coat on...

    Plasti Dip looks good, yes. The rubber coat on the G74 should sand off nicely, and take a new coat of this or black paint with silicon overcoat.
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    The GPU is soldered to the mainboard, so unless...

    The GPU is soldered to the mainboard, so unless you are 1) brave, 2) very steady with a soldering iron *and* 3) check that new NVIDIA GPUs have the same pin-out assignments, it pretty hopeless. Just...
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    I have four sticks of Corsair (CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9)...

    I have four sticks of Corsair (CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9) 1x8GB DDR3-1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 204 pin. See (for example) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64472&vpn=CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9&manufacture=Corsair
    which is where...
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    I recall reading a while ago that the rubberized...

    I recall reading a while ago that the rubberized coating ASUS puts on the G series is a spray-on type. With some looking you may be able to get a nearly identical substitute rubber spray and DIY...or...
  11. I assume your G74 is not running those 4 sticks...

    I assume your G74 is not running those 4 sticks at their rated 1600MHz speeds? You can double check this with memtest86+ : download this(http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.gz)...
  12. Thread: Repasted G74

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    This is **really** useful info to have...thank...

    This is **really** useful info to have...thank you @boosted_r! I am nearing the one year mark with my G74 and would probably do a repaste myself (have used Tuniq TX-4 myself on my desktops: very,...
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    My G74 has been stuffed in and out of my G73...

    My G74 has been stuffed in and out of my G73 backpack (which is a very tight fit for a G74) nearly daily since I got the beast in October last year, and the rubber coating is still immaculate. I...
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    Could be poor contacts. Blow out the plugs' holes...

    Could be poor contacts. Blow out the plugs' holes with compressed air. Grab a can of contact cleaner (at electronics stores) and spray in both. Alternatively some 99% isopropyl alcohol on a q-tip...
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    No problem. What Linux distro are you going to...

    No problem. What Linux distro are you going to use? Hate Mandrake; never tried Ubuntu (sounds OK except for unity); dropped the buggered Scientific Linux distro (RedHat based) and am now a very, very...
  16. Scratch item 3; it works! Replace item 3 with...

    Scratch item 3; it works! Replace item 3 with "Add CPU AES-NI function support" since it is supported by the 2nd gen sandy bridge chips in the G74.

    The NUMLOCK request is simple: give the user...
  17. The guy's got a point...the G74 has been left to...

    The guy's got a point...the G74 has been left to languish by ASUS it seems when a simple BIOS upgrade would have solved alot of problems identified on these forums months ago. Where is BIOS 204?
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    *NO* cpu is overclockable when installed in the...

    *NO* cpu is overclockable when installed in the G74. The BIOS is completely gimped of any control that one would overclock with (voltage, multipliers, bus speeds, timings...you name it, its not...
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    In a warm room (common here in Penticton,BC) at...

    In a warm room (common here in Penticton,BC) at ambient T=25C (78F) when blasting all four cores with 8 threads of my fortran routines I see the CPU top out at 70C in Linux. No need to be concerned...
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    (blush) Kind words but waaay too much credit to...

    (blush) Kind words but waaay too much credit to me here. Truth is some specialty vendors (e.g. xoticpc) were offering ultra-high end customizations of the
    G74 including 32GB of RAM, so its likely...
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    Anything is possible: I imagine if you're good...

    Anything is possible: I imagine if you're good with a soldering iron and can read and understand electronics diagrams you could possibly change out the GPU for a faster one that has the same pin-out...
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    I could be wrong but this sounds like it is only...

    I could be wrong but this sounds like it is only true in synthetic benchmarks. In real world performance I doubt a difference would be felt.



    Agreed 100%: the CPU, comfortable robust...
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    +1 to Pilgrim... You'll want to focus on the...

    +1 to Pilgrim...

    You'll want to focus on the two sticks you just bought, so boot the memtest86+ CD with 3 of your four sticks installed, and let memtest run for 3 passes (probably take an hour or...
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    Does any game today actually use all of that...

    Does any game today actually use all of that memory bandwidth (192bit)? I recall reading that today's PCI-e x16 bus is never even close to being saturated, so its the bus that actually represents the...
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    All power supplies get warm because the switching...

    All power supplies get warm because the switching mode from AC to DC power is less than 100% efficient. E.g. while your laptop may need 120W from the power supply to play games at full load, etc,...
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