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    The upcoming GL502VSK has a 230w adapter. It...

    The upcoming GL502VSK has a 230w adapter.

    It would suck if Asus weren't able to update the GL502VS to take the 230w adapter and told you all to pound sand.
    I hope Asus has a backup plan.
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    you guys have unrealistic demands of the battery....

    you guys have unrealistic demands of the battery.

    The battery isn't bad.
    it is operating normally. It's just low capacity, at 64 whr.
    and since it doesn't have Optimus, and runs the nvidia gpu...
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    open your task manager cpu monitor, and look at...

    open your task manager cpu monitor, and look at the graph. It should be throttling way before hitting 100c. You should see spikes and dips

    Also, as a test, close your screen lid 90% of the way so...
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    it appears the kaby lake gl502vs might be getting...

    it appears the kaby lake gl502vs might be getting thunderbolt 3 as well.

    the GL502vsk has thunderbolt drivers.
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    have you tried installing the latest bios update?...

    have you tried installing the latest bios update?

    it has revised thermal control.
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    typical asus.. Sounds like how they tried to...

    typical asus.. Sounds like how they tried to repair my asus laptop (not the GL502)

    They take a shotgun approach to repair, and just replace everything, then send it back to you without testing it....
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    Battery drain while not gaming and idle is...

    Battery drain while not gaming and idle is normal.

    Computer makers program the battery to drain 5%, and then recharge. This supposedly exercises the battery, because keeping the battery at 100%...
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    lower temps = louder fans? maybe they...

    lower temps = louder fans?

    maybe they reprogrammed the fans with this bios.

    Asus never gives a changelog for their bios updates.
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    some games stress both the cpu and gpu, and that...

    some games stress both the cpu and gpu, and that gets it really hot, so naturally the fans will be running full blast.

    you could probably disable turbo boost by setting cpu to 99% in the control...
  10. Typical asus, releasing buggy sh** and not...

    Typical asus, releasing buggy sh** and not testing their own hardware.

    i saw that amazon review before.

    keep the old bios, and email asus to get those dummies to fix the bios. And keep...
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    yeah i know. But hopefully next generation gpu's...

    yeah i know. But hopefully next generation gpu's will not need so much bandwidth, and maybe thunderbolt drivers will be more mature.
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    the vents appear to curve down partially below...

    the vents appear to curve down partially below the screen. So it might help to raise the rear of the laptop.

    Very stupid design anyone could see from a mile away.

    two side vents would have been...
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    damn, you're right. the 752 power port is...

    damn, you're right. the 752 power port is different.

    What a big ass oversight by Asus. They cheaped out because they wanted to recycle the chassis of the previous generation GL502.

    That would...
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    why don't you guys buy the 230 watt power supply...

    why don't you guys buy the 230 watt power supply from the G752VS ??? if it fits

    Maybe you can get Asus to send you one after complaining
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    where did you find information stating that the...

    where did you find information stating that the 1080 pushes 40Gbps?

    Even so, the 1080 is a huge upgrade, even if there is a 30% penalty for using thunderbolt as compared to an actual desktop pcie...
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    Which store? newegg, amazon, B&H, best buy, are...

    Which store? newegg, amazon, B&H, best buy, are all selling the thunderbolt version of this laptop

    If you bought it from a boutique vendor, you probably got an earlier version of the 502vm,...
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    newegg says in the main description who...

    newegg says in the main description


    who knows why asus didn't put tb3 in the higher models. Asus makes confusing decisions all the time.

    But having TB3 is only half the equation. If Asus...
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    All you can do is buy from sources like amazon...

    All you can do is buy from sources like amazon and newegg and B&H photo, where they claim to have thunderbolt 3.

    You would be at no fault to return it if it didn't come with thunderbolt 3.

    The...
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    it uses nvidia drivers, so it definitely supports...

    it uses nvidia drivers, so it definitely supports at least 2 external monitors simultaneously with the laptop's built-in display.

    Some of those tech support guys are so misinformed, or just don't...
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    all THIN pascal notebooks lately seem to have...

    all THIN pascal notebooks lately seem to have "overheating" issues.

    I say "overheating" because while high, the temps are under maximum.

    The only laptops that don't have an issue are thick...
  21. that's the skylake cpu coil whine common issue...

    that's the skylake cpu coil whine

    common issue with cpus, particularly the skylake ones
  22. how do you know your undervolting isn't resulting...

    how do you know your undervolting isn't resulting in instability?

    Do you fully stress test the cpu for 12 hours after undervolting?
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    yes, it supports thunderbolt 3, but Asus probably...

    yes, it supports thunderbolt 3, but Asus probably has an old ass thunderbolt firmware.

    Asus is slow to keep up with Thunderbolt firmware updates.

    Next year, when thunderbolt external graphics...
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    The earliest versions of the GL502VM probably...

    The earliest versions of the GL502VM probably didn't have the TB3 chip. Some early reviews showed it could not be turned on because it was missing the alpine ridge.

    There was probably a...
  25. Hold down power button, force shutdown. How to prevent reboot?

    I have a G501vw notebook.

    If computer blue screens or freezes, when i hold the power button down, it forces shutdown, as expected.

    BUT, as soon as I release the power key, it starts up...
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