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    I use Debian on my G74, and a generic debian...

    I use Debian on my G74, and a generic debian distro kernel 3.2, which has the ASUS ACPI features compiled in (see http://acpi4asus.sourceforge.net/). I can control the KB backlight, volume, screen...
  2. With paste, less is more. If there is **any**...

    With paste, less is more. If there is **any** oozing, you've used waaaaay toooooooo much. You want a layer so thin its almost transparent. Put a spaghetti thin "worm" on one end of the CPU, press a...
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    1) Max ram speed: I have seen people have success...

    1) Max ram speed: I have seen people have success with two sticks of 1866MHz RAM in the G74. Four sticks of any speed will trigger the G74 to revert to default 1333MHz speeds.
    2) The timings are...
  4. Yes, you must remove the sticks and retest with...

    Yes, you must remove the sticks and retest with various configurations (singles, pairs, singles in different banks, pairs with switched banks, etc) until you zero in on the affected stick. Be sure to...
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    No, I only allocate 1GB of the 32GB in my G74 for...

    No, I only allocate 1GB of the 32GB in my G74 for the RAMdisk temp file storage. The rest I usually leave free to display data cubes, and to run Windows 7 in a VM (I give the VM 4 GB of system RAM to...
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    Ah, no. Just add this line to your fstab (the...

    Ah, no. Just add this line to your fstab (the first line is just a comment showing each field's name):...
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    Actually that Bang & Olufsen sound system of...

    Actually that Bang & Olufsen sound system of ASUS' is not all that much better than the G74's speakers...when we bought our G74 I fell in love with it, put Linux on it, and began monopolizing it much...
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    Not being a gamer or anything I honestly don't...

    Not being a gamer or anything I honestly don't know what the answer to this is, but it seems to me the right question to ask is: do today's GPUs and the demands placed on them by games actually...
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    A RAMdisk behaves like a normal disk partition,...

    A RAMdisk behaves like a normal disk partition, its just a part of the RAM that is allocated to storage and is under the user's read/write control. So yes, you get an extra (small: 16-28GB) partition...
  10. I have read about others dropping in fasters i7's...

    I have read about others dropping in fasters i7's (even up to the 2960XM) into their G74 with success..I would think that the BIOS should not be hardcoded to accept only i7s...though I have never...
  11. Does it behave the same way on battery power as...

    Does it behave the same way on battery power as on AC?

    Just throwing this out there too...ACPI controls, among other things, thermal management. And the fact that disabling 2 of the cores had an...
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    Okidokie; after booting Windows 7 and VMWare...

    Okidokie; after booting Windows 7 and VMWare Workstation 8.0 under Linux, I flushed the disk cache completely (command: sync ; sudo sh -c 'echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches') and then ran the WEI...
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    Agreed: I got into that habit too of killing...

    Agreed: I got into that habit too of killing Windows and reinstalling fresh every year or so. But I have never had to wipe a linux partition for a fresh install...they just don't get that polluted....
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    Your days of babysitting a self-fragmenting,...

    Your days of babysitting a self-fragmenting, self-corrupting and perpetually bloated filesystem and memory environment are over! Welcome to power computing - Congrats.



    I agree on the general...
  15. Sorry to differ....the G74 will run internally at...

    Sorry to differ....the G74 will run internally at whatever the SPD settings of the sticks state, unless (it seems) there are 4 sticks in there with clocks settings above 1333MHz (in which case it...
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    This is a good strategy. I have my G74 as a dual...

    This is a good strategy. I have my G74 as a dual boot machine too: Linux is mapped with lvm across the 2x500GB drives with a 900GB partition, and Windows 7 resides in a small 75GB partition on its...
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    Hmmm...the fact that a reinstall did something...

    Hmmm...the fact that a reinstall did something suggests that Windows is somehow slowly corrupting itself (as usual), or something within it is not managed well. E.g. do you have enough swap space?...
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    You will not be truly upgrading (i.e, increasing...

    You will not be truly upgrading (i.e, increasing the capabilities of your machine) if you put in a lesser amount of RAM @ 1600MHz versus a greater amount (i.e.24 or 32GB) @ 1333MHz. The difference...
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    Have always kept my DVD drive in my G74 loaded...

    Have always kept my DVD drive in my G74 loaded with Hiren's Boot CD (ver. 14) when I'm not using the drive for other discs. As well as a plethora of diagnostics, utilities and rescue items, it has a...
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    This is a good thread...I have wondered about...

    This is a good thread...I have wondered about whether the G74 would work with 2x1TB HDDs or not...in fact, as soon as any 1TB 7200rpm HDDs in the small form factor hit the market I intend to find out...
  21. In the case of the ROG G series it is not only...

    In the case of the ROG G series it is not only unwise to overclock the cpu, it is downright impossible due to the completely tool-less BIOS in these notebooks.

    ROG=SOL for OCs...
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    The hinge on the G74 is built like a brick...

    The hinge on the G74 is built like a brick s**thouse, and that was incredibly important to me. I bought the G74 to replace my 2005 Dell Latitude 610. The cheap hinges on that had completely...
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    The 2670QM in the G74 can't be overclocked. The...

    The 2670QM in the G74 can't be overclocked. The G74's BIOS has no facility to change voltages, multipliers, memory timings and clocks, etc. I'm not even sure how far you would get if it did: the...
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    Those are just the pre-programmed SPD settings in...

    Those are just the pre-programmed SPD settings in the RAM chips, which are selectable with a proper BIOS in a machine. The G74 has a completely un-configurable BIOS so you can't select any SPD...
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    AFAIK: 1) The CPU *should* be upgradeable to...

    AFAIK:

    1) The CPU *should* be upgradeable to an Ivy Bridge. They are socketed the same (FCPGA988), have the same architecture (an ivy is just a sandy on the new 22nm litho), and the same form...
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