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    Ah, that clears it up for me...yes I agree that...

    Ah, that clears it up for me...yes I agree that the only responders to a poll would probably be the most upset ones, and hence such a poll would be useless statistically and dangerously biased. Got...
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    Censorship by the mods? I guess when individuals...

    Censorship by the mods? I guess when individuals blast ASUS on these forums and describe their defects and sh**y RMAs it is tolerated, but when someone starts to produces statistics about these...
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    Any tunable voltage power supply (i.e. with a...

    Any tunable voltage power supply (i.e. with a knob) with enough Wattage will do: remember, DC is DC. I've even run my laptop from a 1200W tunable unit in our physics shop with no problems. Just make...
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    It doesn't matter: leaving the stickers on will...

    It doesn't matter: leaving the stickers on will not affect performance or cause any heat buildup/ I usually leave them on.
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    Thats exactly how I do it when I set up a dual...

    Thats exactly how I do it when I set up a dual boot machine, yes. And I can't remember the last time I did that: I usually just use gparted to destroy the windows partition and use all space as an...
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    Something definitely better to put in is an SSD...

    Something definitely better to put in is an SSD drive! The performance gains are simply stunning, since HDDs are definitely the bottlenecks in PCs today. Save your $$ for a SSD instead of a faster...
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    Modded BIOSes are dangerous things...you could...

    Modded BIOSes are dangerous things...you could brick your machine. I woiuld never flash a modded BIOS in unless I was ready to be without my G74 for some time while it gets repaired. Don't bother...
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    Does it still boot with your old original RAM in...

    Does it still boot with your old original RAM in there?

    Install and remove the new sticks several times (3-5 times), so you rub off any oxidation that forms on the RAM pins and contacts.

    Also...
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    Yes, Linus himself said it all to nvidia and...

    Yes, Linus himself said it all to nvidia and their closed-source policy for linux development:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_36yNWw_07g
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    DDR3 Memory nowadays simply *does not get hot*,...

    DDR3 Memory nowadays simply *does not get hot*, even under a good overclock. The reason is simple: DDR3 in desktops and especially laptops is very low voltage. Ohms law then says you won't be pushing...
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    If it is a heat issue, try taking the laptop into...

    If it is a heat issue, try taking the laptop into a cold space (e.g. open a window in you room to the outside winter air for a while) and boot and use. If the problems disappear it likely is a heat...
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    Not gloating...its true! And thats the best...

    Not gloating...its true! And thats the best reason to buy 32GB, so you'll never know its there,until you watch your HDD to begin swapping like mad. But then I often forget my age, today's date, and...
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    Forget ASUS spec...there have been many people on...

    Forget ASUS spec...there have been many people on these forums that have successfully run 4x8GB=32GB in their G74's and G75's problem-free now for months/years (I'm going on 1.5 years now with...
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    I think I recall the slots are numbered 1-4, and...

    I think I recall the slots are numbered 1-4, and the numbers are marked/stamped on the motherboard next to them. Slots 1&3, and 2&4 are pairs I believe.
  15. I use Debian 6 and have installed the NVIDIA...

    I use Debian 6 and have installed the NVIDIA linux drivers to get the full 1920x1080 on my screen. You can download the latest bleeding-edge ones from http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html and...
  16. Phew, not an ASUS brand. I was hoping to stick to...

    Phew, not an ASUS brand. I was hoping to stick to them for my next upgrade in a couple years.
    Hopefully by then the mess with UEFI and Secure-boot is sorted out and all Linux kernels will be able to...
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    The newer BIOSes for the G74SX (202 and 203) do...

    The newer BIOSes for the G74SX (202 and 203) do not enhance performance *at all*. They only address annoyances like the numlock state problem that was prevalent on these forums for a while (but never...
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    Yes to both questions; see the thread...

    Yes to both questions; see the thread http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?6851-G74-and-8GB-Memory-DIMMs...

    When I got my 4x8GB modules I tried a pair 2x8GB in my G74SX along with 2x4GB that I...
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    The wattage or power delivered by an AC supply is...

    The wattage or power delivered by an AC supply is the Volts it outputs multiplied by the amps of current pushed by the volts. So, if the G46 supply is rated at 19 V at 9.5 A, then this is a...
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    Wow...$300 to trade one problem for another? Way...

    Wow...$300 to trade one problem for another? Way to go Asus. Brutal.

    Sounds like they unplugged the LCD screen (perhaps during disassembly to get at the BIOS chip) and later replugged it in...
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    Agreed; put the maximum RAM in that the G46 can...

    Agreed; put the maximum RAM in that the G46 can take. RAM is at an all-time low $ per GB, and you can always use extra for a RAMdisk.
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    Best upgrade you could possibly do. The only...

    Best upgrade you could possibly do. The only thing windows are good for is telling you there is a wall in your way that is keeping you from freedom. ;)

    And yes, @Zygo is right: avoid...
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    I hope they don't pretend ..! Bon Chance.

    I hope they don't pretend ..! Bon Chance.
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    It is not "worth it". I don't know about the...

    It is not "worth it". I don't know about the feasibility of changing the fans in the G74, but due to the constrained space in a laptop I doubt its an off-the-shelf component and that a new...
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    Sorry to hear of your brick. I strongly urge you...

    Sorry to hear of your brick. I strongly urge you to write to ASUS or get someone's attention there about putting in a dual-BIOS setup (i.e. two CMOS chips on the board, one as backup in case of a...
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