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    As we've been discussing in this thread, the...

    As we've been discussing in this thread, the 2960xm is definitely *not* the best choice for upgrading any G-series laptop, and is rather a waste of $$ considering how much it will throttle and...
  2. Its been a few months since I've seen posts from...

    Its been a few months since I've seen posts from Brody here...I guess he burned out helping so many people, or maybe just got bored or tired like @JRd1st (who I have not seen on here for almost a...
  3. Apparently this link is for a bootable USB...

    Apparently this link is for a bootable USB installer (I presume you have to unpack it first then follow some included instructions to put it on a USB for booting):...
  4. To get memtest86+ running, download the...

    To get memtest86+ running, download the following:

    http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip

    Unzip it, burn the image to a CD, reboot and set BIOS to boot from CD before HDD,...
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    Or, As-supple!

    Or, As-supple!
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    Windows doesn't require common sense to use,...

    Windows doesn't require common sense to use, which is why it is so often-hacked and hackable.
  7. If you are using memtest86+, be aware that at...

    If you are using memtest86+, be aware that at least 3 full passes are needed to reliably detect memory errors. In some cases even 3 passes may not find an error though one exists. Best thing to do to...
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    Holy crap...I did not know of these! Imagine...

    Holy crap...I did not know of these! Imagine 128GB of **memory** on your server mainboard! Sheesh...I remember when upgrading from 1MB to 4MB cost me nearly $500, but it made windows 3.0 fly...
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    24GB is a great amount of RAM that'll keep your...

    24GB is a great amount of RAM that'll keep your notebook future-proof for quite a while! Good show. Be sure to set aside 4-8GB for a RAMdisk, and you can probably turn off the windows pagefile too...
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    Yeah, I'm waiting for those too! You can get...

    Yeah, I'm waiting for those too! You can get 1x16GB DDR3 sticks now for desktops/servers,
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=78668&vpn=KVR16R11D4%2F16HM&manufacture=Kingston

    so I imagine 1x16GB...
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    ASUS designed the G74 for a 45W TDP...

    ASUS designed the G74 for a 45W TDP processor...thats the "potential maximum thermally significant power" used by the most energy-consuming processor in the TDP family. The way I read this is that...
  12. Back? ...never thought about that...had me wife...

    Back? ...never thought about that...had me wife walk on it tonight, and its right as rain! She said theres an ASUS ROG imprint on it though... ;)

    Thanks! Always on the lookout for ways to insult...
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    No offence, but I suggest you ignore ASUS max...

    No offence, but I suggest you ignore ASUS max memory specs for the G75 and go for 32GB, that is if you want to open it up to repopulate the two slots under the keyboard. I have had 32GB running in my...
  14. This is terrific info @quaid; thank you!! I have...

    This is terrific info @quaid; thank you!! I have bookmarked this thread and those links of yours, and will return to them if/when I get an ssd to put in my g74!!

    Sorry about the tea. I had an...
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    I got four of these in the G74:...

    I got four of these in the G74:
    http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family/laptop-memory-upgrades/value-select-8gb-ddr3-sodimm-memory-kit-cmso8gx3m1a1333c9.html

    Top brand, IMO, for their...
  16. Ah, OK...325 MB is really, really good...

    Ah, OK...325 MB is really, really good considering you're running a substantial desktop manager like KDE. In fact thats about as lean as one can get on a stock kernel! Fantastic.

    Here is a...
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    Ditto...I don't game, and as @Zygo correctly...

    Ditto...I don't game, and as @Zygo correctly points out, CPUs are extremely fast these days...my G74 with 2630QM almost keeps up with my desktop, which has an overclocked core i7-860 at 4.2GHz (but...
  18. Wow, vi is hardcore! You're a true unix...

    Wow, vi is hardcore! You're a true unix soldier....never picked up vi; they gave us a command sheet for vi on the first day in university, but thats gone now...today I only know how to open, edit and...
  19. Yes, for sure; MC is a fantastic text-based file...

    Yes, for sure; MC is a fantastic text-based file manager. Been around for a long time too (it was included in the early 90's distros yggdrasil (now gone) and slackware).

    If you like top, try...
  20. Wow...don't be sorry, thats terrific actually. I...

    Wow...don't be sorry, thats terrific actually. I am admittedly befuddled; X+TWM uses 232 MB, but that should be *much* less than any desktop manager like KDE. Which version of KDE is that? (3.X?...
  21. Thats really good news @Zygo! Seems like slack...

    Thats really good news @Zygo! Seems like slack has come a long ways since the version I grew up with (which would find maybe 2/3 of your hardware; the rest you had to find in the kernel tree and...
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    Here is what I do to put the /tmp filesystem on a...

    Here is what I do to put the /tmp filesystem on a RAMdisk:

    First, make sure your /etc/fstab file has this line:

    # Device Mountpoint Filesystem Options Check/Backup
    tmpfs /tmp ...
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    Get 32GB...make a 24GB RAMdisk, use 8GB for OS....

    Get 32GB...make a 24GB RAMdisk, use 8GB for OS. @Rewben's got the best idea....get your OS to R/W all its temporary runtime files and cache/swap files on the RAMdisk.
  24. Do you mean Slackware 14? Or another distro with...

    Do you mean Slackware 14? Or another distro with version #14? Sorry...when people refer to Linux version numbers, I immediately think kernels...

    Glad to hear it found your RAID...now thats...
  25. How are the CPU temps? Perhaps the heatsink/pipes...

    How are the CPU temps? Perhaps the heatsink/pipes came loose and are making intermittent or little contact with the die/thermal grease?
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