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    If they existed I would certainly put in 4x16GB...

    If they existed I would certainly put in 4x16GB SODIMMs into my G74 to try for 64GB. However, they don't yet appear on the market (only the desktop sticks you identified) and when/if they do I kind...
  2. Yes, 40 - 43 C idles are normal for me too at...

    Yes, 40 - 43 C idles are normal for me too at ambient temps of above 22 C or so. It got to +40C here this summer several times on my upstairs den, and my G74 idled near 50C. Probably broke 85C...
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    The difference between 1333 and 1600 MHz is so...

    The difference between 1333 and 1600 MHz is so small in real world applications that its impact will not be measurable in test to test (that is, the variance in test-to-test scores will be more than...
  4. Its winter here in canada and my office is on the...

    Its winter here in canada and my office is on the cooler side: however, when data processing using all four cores of the 2630QM in my G74, the CPU gets to 72-76 degrees C. In the fall here it got to...
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    Uhhhhh...you had to remind me! ;) Yes, think it...

    Uhhhhh...you had to remind me! ;) Yes, think it was around $400 Cdn for the lot. Blech.
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    I trust Corsair 100%; I once got some Dominator...

    I trust Corsair 100%; I once got some Dominator GT sticks with crazy specs (CL7, Clock=1600MHz) for my overclocked desktop, and found one of them failed memtest86+...they immediately granted me an...
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    A couple things wrong here: 1) Your memory is...

    A couple things wrong here:
    1) Your memory is clocked correctly: 665MHz at Double Data Rate (DDR) =1333 MHz, which is what the G74's BIOS will clock the RAM down to if it detects 4 sticks installed,...
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    I have seen benchmarks and read reviews where...

    I have seen benchmarks and read reviews where 5400 rpm drives equal and actually can beat the 7200's. It all depends on what software you use, what your work habits are (i.e. do you tend to read into...
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    Had 32GB in my G74 for nearly a year now; working...

    Had 32GB in my G74 for nearly a year now; working swell. I don't go in for the fancy clocks or timings of the vengeance: just the vanilla flavoured sticks ->...
  10. Best advice I ever got when buying computers from...

    Best advice I ever got when buying computers from a computing scince prof...do your homework/research, plot out the performance versus price, which will be pretty linear up to a "knee" in the curve,...
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    I tried my student's Antec dual-fan pad once with...

    I tried my student's Antec dual-fan pad once with my G74. It made eseentially no difference in CPU temps; maybe dropped it by 1 degree, but the fluctuations in its temperature over an hour were the...
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    This problem was solved a long time ago for the...

    This problem was solved a long time ago for the G74: some people (myself included) thought the intake was one of the grills at the back, with the exhaust being the other grill. That is clearly wrong....
  13. Thread: g73jh 16gb ram

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    1)Does your BIOS report that you have 16GB...

    1)Does your BIOS report that you have 16GB installed?
    2) Does memtest86 see 16GB of memory installed?

    If so, then you not over your computer's spoec, even if you may be over ASUS' spec (they are...
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    If by HWID you mean your MAC address, then...

    If by HWID you mean your MAC address, then spoofing MACs has ben around for a long time. Its dead simple to do in Linux; bring your network offline, type:

    ifconfig eth0 down hw ether...
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    Remember, the consumer, not the marketing...

    Remember, the consumer, not the marketing manager, should have the ultimate say...as the consumer, I don't care if the Windows Tax makes ASUS an extra $$ profit...that extra comes from guess who? Its...
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    I am **really** glad someone else out feels the...

    I am **really** glad someone else out feels the same! I am getting tired of paying extra for a system with a Wondows sticker on the bottom, since the first thing I do is reformat and install Linux....
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    Yes, 32GB of RAM has worked swell with the 2630QM...

    Yes, 32GB of RAM has worked swell with the 2630QM in my G74 for nearly a year now. Its clocked at 1333MHz, which is fast enough (nobody will notice the difference between this and 1600 in real world...
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    Turbo Boost is an automatic overclock based on...

    Turbo Boost is an automatic overclock based on thermal headroom; i.e. if your chip is running normal/cool, then during periods of activity it will increase its own clocks by an amount determined by...
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    As Stereo says above, beware that putting in a...

    As Stereo says above, beware that putting in a new CPU, even one with the same power rating as the 3610QM, will void your laptop's warranty. The best performance boost any laptop can get is a SSD,...
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    Wow! That certainly bucks the trend...Windows is...

    Wow! That certainly bucks the trend...Windows is famous for its bloat from release to release. Wonder if the registry is now n^3 times as large?



    Fantastic! I suppose one day we'll all be...
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    Just a curosry googling of this question suggests...

    Just a curosry googling of this question suggests Windows 8 will have the same RAM limitations as 7: i.e. Home Premium=16GB, Pro=192GB. I suppose with microshaft's track record that Windows 8 will...
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    I was able to OC my 560M GPU successfully and...

    I was able to OC my 560M GPU successfully and stably with MSI Afterburner. I didn't really bench it much afterwards, except with Windows Experience Index. Both 2D and 3D scores went from 7.2 (stock)...
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    Power requirments @1.7W look normal for a laptop...

    Power requirments @1.7W look normal for a laptop hard drive, so its probably just the thickness and maybe too the reduced airflow around it in tight spaces like notebooks. But the G74 has two HDD...
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    I got excited about this until I read WD's fine...

    I got excited about this until I read WD's fine print:
    "Cannot be used in laptop or notebook computers. Designed for PCs and custom external enclosures. "

    However, newegg's header says its an...
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    TWM (Tom's Window Manager). I have used KDE,...

    TWM (Tom's Window Manager). I have used KDE, Gnome, FVWM, XFCE, and Fluxbox. Absolutely hate Gnome: every version I have ever used seems to break itself (Icons just disappear, menus disappear,...
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