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  1. Yes, there's a lot of risk involved. If you want...

    Yes, there's a lot of risk involved. If you want to mess around with modded bioses, having a flash programmer and a bios dump is a must. In case anything goes south, just clip the programmer on the...
  2. That's k5-pro. You can buy it on amazon. Avoid...

    That's k5-pro. You can buy it on amazon. Avoid using thermal pads on the VRMs unless it comes with thermal pads from the factory.
  3. It's fine. Cycle it a few times and it will...

    It's fine. Cycle it a few times and it will report the correct value.
  4. If it's good enough for you the way it is right...

    If it's good enough for you the way it is right now, don't bother.
  5. Asus is not gonna bother with this. You could...

    Asus is not gonna bother with this.
    You could try requesting a modded bios here: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/index.php
  6. Remove the SSD and downgrade the bios to the...

    Remove the SSD and downgrade the bios to the previous version.
  7. Use k5-pro instead of thermal pads. By using high...

    Use k5-pro instead of thermal pads. By using high performance thermal pads you're dumping even more unnecessary heat into an already saturated cooling solution. VRM's can safely work a LOT hotter...
  8. Man, that's scary. Good to know you brought it...

    Man, that's scary. Good to know you brought it back from the dead.

    I have a complete flash dump of my bios chip and spare blank chips in case something goes south when updating the bios. Dumped it...
  9. Sticky: Download this small tool from Microsoft and block...

    Download this small tool from Microsoft and block the bios update:...
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    Manufacturers usually play on the safe side....

    Manufacturers usually play on the safe side. Liquid metal on a mobile device can lead to problems.
    Also, cost.
  11. Oh boy. So what exactly happens when you...

    Oh boy.

    So what exactly happens when you press the power button? Just a black screen or is it stuck on the ROG logo or something?
  12. Probably related to this, since they're pushing...

    Probably related to this, since they're pushing it to pretty much every model in the past few days....
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    It is *probably* related to this:...

    It is *probably* related to this: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pan9wn/hackers-hijacked-asus-software-updates-to-install-backdoors-on-thousands-of-computers
  14. Disable UAC in the control panel.

    Disable UAC in the control panel.
  15. You can buy that laptop already with an m.2 nvme...

    You can buy that laptop already with an m.2 nvme ssd so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    It's right here in the product specs page....
  16. Download the necessary drivers and software from...

    Download the necessary drivers and software from the Asus support page. Install only what's important. Avoid installing junk you will never use.
    For the keyboard backlight and function keys you'll...
  17. Google "hm370", click on the first result, open...

    Google "hm370", click on the first result, open the datasheet and go to page 166.
    Have fun!
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    74c is perfectly fine for a gaming laptop.

    74c is perfectly fine for a gaming laptop.
  19. Dude.. are you trolling? Really... 16 lanes...

    Dude.. are you trolling? Really...

    16 lanes total.

    If you have any further questions, you can download the chipset datasheet here:...
  20. Amazon, ebay, aliexpress...

    Amazon, ebay, aliexpress...
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    I would never update my BIOS through windows, let...

    I would never update my BIOS through windows, let alone windows update/driver database.

    Just download it from the website and update it by going into the bios settings. Better safe than sorry.
  22. Try underclocking the Vram and see what happens.

    Try underclocking the Vram and see what happens.
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    Power saving. Simple as that. The system...

    Power saving. Simple as that. The system "disables" some of the lanes when they're not in use.
    Don't worry about it. It isn't broken, that's normal behavior.
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    So what exactly is the problem with your laptop?...

    So what exactly is the problem with your laptop? Lower than expected performance? Why are you so worried about what those programs are showing you?
    Also, diagnostic tools usually report wrong...
  25. If the noise doesn't bother you, don't try to fix...

    If the noise doesn't bother you, don't try to fix it. Messing with those settings will make your CPU run hotter and consume more power, or cripple its performance by disabling boost. Limiting the CPU...
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