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    Sticky: good post, i dig the vibe.

    good post, i dig the vibe.
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    i made a guide on mine a few years back. ...

    i made a guide on mine a few years back.

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?4625-G51-53-71-73-Keyboard-Mod

    the G75 is a bit tougher. ...
  3. officially it only supported 4 GB. as we all...

    officially it only supported 4 GB. as we all know, they'll handle 8 just fine, but it's not OFFICIALLY supported.
  4. hard to say on that. i would start by pulling...

    hard to say on that. i would start by pulling everything out of it except for 1 ram chip. see if it boots through BIOS.

    things to try:
    reseating the video card (basically removing it and putting...
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    you should be able to go to 8GB just fine.

    you should be able to go to 8GB just fine.
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    why not use the Asus GPU Tweak program? ...

    why not use the Asus GPU Tweak program?

    already ROG theme'd and does the same thing?

    or is there a reason people don't use it as much?
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    sounds to me like the video card is fried.

    sounds to me like the video card is fried.
  8. i would purchase one off ebay and do it yourself....

    i would purchase one off ebay and do it yourself. if you're capable of upgrading ram, this isn't much harder. two screws hold it in. the GTX260m runs something like $140-160.
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    cpu thermal limit is 105c and gpu is the same. ...

    cpu thermal limit is 105c and gpu is the same.


    the system gets up to 90c before the fan kicks to 100%. this is fairly normal, mine does it too. use HWMonitor to watch your system vitals.
  10. 51's used a non-soldered board. the heatsinks you...

    51's used a non-soldered board. the heatsinks you saw sit on the GPU core and the CPU core.


    the real benefit to this design for Asus G51 owners is that in the event of a GPU failure, it could...
  11. try reinstalling your video driver sounds like...

    try reinstalling your video driver

    sounds like the card has gotten too hot and partially fried out.
  12. if i was you, i'd blow that thing out, ASAP. ...

    if i was you, i'd blow that thing out, ASAP.

    asus is probably only going to cover it if it is still under warranty and a part has actually failed. if i was them, opened up the laptop, and saw a...
  13. put a different video card in it. i was...

    put a different video card in it.

    i was interested as i have a G51vx that's in great shape. i could potentially use the board, ram, and maybe the LCD panel. also i'm on the lookout for the sound...
  14. be sure to keep your new laptop free of dust and...

    be sure to keep your new laptop free of dust and dirt. that is most likely what killed your G51j. you should be able to pull files off the hard drive, no problem. but, you'll need to have a computer...
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    if it was soldered on they wouldnt have it for...

    if it was soldered on they wouldnt have it for sale. intel made them for imacs at one point. that's why they have a e designation. they were just a t9800 though. several version exist, the e8135,...
  16. they work just fine. intel made them for imacs....

    they work just fine. intel made them for imacs. they are identical to T9900's in every way. lots of people have made the swap with them.


    being made for mac doesn't make them any different. now...
  17. repasting with something good is a miracle worker...

    repasting with something good is a miracle worker on the G-series.
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    anything's possible. look on ebay and you might...

    anything's possible. look on ebay and you might find something stronger with the same form-factor or something you can make work with minimal modifications. personally i would find a replacement,...
  19. http://starmicroinc.net/intel-core-mobile-e8335-29...

    http://starmicroinc.net/intel-core-mobile-e8335-2933ghz-cache-1066mhz-socket-slaqc-slgeb-mobile-processor-p-1205.html

    that's the CPU i plan to throw in my G51. i wouldn't worry about the heat too...
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    the extra dust on the fan has overworked it. the...

    the extra dust on the fan has overworked it. the rattling you hear is most likely a bad bearing in the fan.

    some oil may help keep it quiet or you may need to replace it.

    heat and dust kills...
  21. the problem here is that the motherboard doesn't...

    the problem here is that the motherboard doesn't support it. the chipset supports it, and it physically fits in the socket, but a majority of the RX05 laptops will not use it.

    sometimes it's a...
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    remember that the A1 version of the G51vx used a...

    remember that the A1 version of the G51vx used a quad core CPU, which has a higher TDP than the dual core versions.

    there is some headroom for heat.

    the big upgrades to make to that laptop...
  23. i would suggest you buy a can of compressed air...

    i would suggest you buy a can of compressed air and blow the system out. this may mean you need to remove the bottom cover, etc.

    is this laptop used around smoke? how long has it been since it's...
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    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-ins...

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer
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    G51vx-rx05 owner since 2009. the video card in...

    G51vx-rx05 owner since 2009. the video card in the G51 series uses a reverse pinout. it's a MXM connection, but flipped. there are supposedly no cards out there really compatible with it. the cards...
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