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    Charger Overheating

    So I touched my laptop's charger, and holy ****, it's hot as hell. o_O; I mean, I can still touch it without getting burns, but it's really damn hot. :S Is this normal?
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    Yes it's normal. When I got mine I was worry about the same thing, but the vendor told me it's normal and you will see that it will get hotter when playing games.

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    Mmmm, that's probably why - I was playing Civilization V and it started heating up. Speaking of which, I was wondering if I was the only one who was having a bit of a performance issue with that game. :S According to my laptop's specs (check my signature), I should be able to run Civ V without any problems.
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    • 16GB RAM
    • nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 3GB VRAM
    • Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Intel 520 SSD - 180GB
    • 700GB 7200rpm HDD (x2 paritions, 350GB each)

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    @AdelaisAer for performance issues You should look at any of these 2 threads as it is probably throttling, as soon as I installed ThrottleStop all went smooth under heavy usage while playing WoW.

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...-how-to-fix-it

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...and-Workaround

    For the overheating issue, you should check this post from Chastity@ASUS in case you want to get for a bigger charger.

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...ll=1#post77777
    Last edited by Quandth; 03-07-2012 at 10:26 PM.

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    Thank you!
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    • Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Intel 520 SSD - 180GB
    • 700GB 7200rpm HDD (x2 paritions, 350GB each)

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    If I use throttlestop will my G74 get damaged quickly/ overheat or do I have nothing to worry about?

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    Yes. You are advised to upgrade to a 180W AC adapter. Iunno if 120W will work as well. :S All I know is that 180W is the recommended one. I am having trouble finding a universal one that'll work on G74SX *AND* is sold within Canada, Amazon/eBay/Tigerdirect included.
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    • Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
    • Windows 10 64-bit
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    Unless you don't use your G74 at high loads, I would not use a 120W power supply on the G74. A quick survey of G74 component power ratings shows the minimum wattage that the G74 needs at "full throttle":

    Core i7 2630QM/2670QM Processor TDP (max)= 45W
    NVIDIA GTX 560M (max) = 75W
    Chimei Innolux 17.3 LED (N173HGE-L11/L21) = 9.3W
    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 7200RPM (x 2) = 3.1W each x 2 = 6.2W
    Intel HM65 Chipset TDP = 3.9W

    Total ~ 140W. This doesn't even account for the power required by the motherboard! In desktops you always bank on another 75W for just the motherboard (when you're buying a PSU for example), but since the G74's is smaller it'll probably be closer to half that, say 35W. So thats 175 watts right there, that you're already trying to pull from the stock 150W supply. It gets very hot because 1) you're pulling near its maximum capacity, and 2) the low and high end of a power supply's capacity is where efficiency is smallest, and therefore more wattage from the wall is converted into heat.

    Go with a 180W unless you travel: stick with the 150W then. A 120W supply would be run over-capacity by alot, it would fail faster, plus it would be horribly inefficient and make more heat than even your 150W!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Unless you don't use your G74 at high loads, I would not use a 120W power supply on the G74. A quick survey of G74 component power ratings shows the minimum wattage that the G74 needs at "full throttle":

    Core i7 2630QM/2670QM Processor TDP (max)= 45W
    NVIDIA GTX 560M (max) = 75W
    Chimei Innolux 17.3 LED (N173HGE-L11/L21) = 9.3W
    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 7200RPM (x 2) = 3.1W each x 2 = 6.2W
    Intel HM65 Chipset TDP = 3.9W

    Total ~ 140W. This doesn't even account for the power required by the motherboard! In desktops you always bank on another 75W for just the motherboard (when you're buying a PSU for example), but since the G74's is smaller it'll probably be closer to half that, say 35W. So thats 175 watts right there, that you're already trying to pull from the stock 150W supply. It gets very hot because 1) you're pulling near its maximum capacity, and 2) the low and high end of a power supply's capacity is where efficiency is smallest, and therefore more wattage from the wall is converted into heat.

    Go with a 180W unless you travel: stick with the 150W then. A 120W supply would be run over-capacity by alot, it would fail faster, plus it would be horribly inefficient and make more heat than even your 150W!
    Exactly. The AC Adapter that comes standard with the G74SX is definitely less than that. I can't tell how many Watts it is because mine doesn't say. :S Just says volts and amps, but not Watts. But regardless, I can tell that I need to upgrade to the 180.

    I like playing games (duh, it's a gaming laptop) and I really need to get a 180W AC Adapter. But I can't find any that are sold within Canada, or on Amazon Canada or whatever. :S And the only 180W that the Asus eStore has is not compatible with the G74SX (FOR WHATEVER REASON).
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    • nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 3GB VRAM
    • Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Intel 520 SSD - 180GB
    • 700GB 7200rpm HDD (x2 paritions, 350GB each)

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    Dell PSU for Alienware

    What about this PSU... I think this PSU has enough Power to drive even a G55sx.


    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0

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