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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array HiVizMan's Avatar
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    Pilgram you are totally correct. The bottom line is that a fix was possible. And that fix should still happen. I will forward this thread to the BIOS team guys, I only really know the Motherboard folks as that is my primary interest. As I said I use a Macbook so ASUS laptops and notebooks BIOS team guys are not known to me personally. But it will not do any harm to push this once more. Could you just quantify what needs to be done in clear and simple terms. I do not really know what the particular issue is or was. You mentioned numlock issues. Just spell it out thanks mate.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiVizMan View Post
    Pilgram you are totally correct. The bottom line is that a fix was possible. And that fix should still happen. I will forward this thread to the BIOS team guys, I only really know the Motherboard folks as that is my primary interest. As I said I use a Macbook so ASUS laptops and notebooks BIOS team guys are not known to me personally. But it will not do any harm to push this once more. Could you just quantify what needs to be done in clear and simple terms. I do not really know what the particular issue is or was. You mentioned numlock issues. Just spell it out thanks mate.
    I copied this list from fostert's post #3: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...2561#post52561
    1) Numlock & LED issue
    2) Support for faster DDR3 clock speeds (1600, 1866) when slots are filled
    3) support for 32GB RAM
    4) *SOME* control over things like memory timings, JEDEC/XMP SPDs, fan speeds, keyboard backlight, and even voltages
    5) << add your item here>>

    To be honest, I'm 99.9% satisfied with my G74SX-3DE until now. I've done the best upgrades
    I can to make my laptop work the way I wanted it (i.e. SSD and Wi-Fi upgrades + software updates).
    I had a bright-dot issue on my screen, but I was able to resolve it with the help of Google.

    Though I'm not much of a gamer (many of which need the numlock button), it somehow
    bothers me when some G74 users consistently complain about it plus more..
    So, the underlying premise is that it's better to make most (if not everybody) users happy..
    And however trivial or great the case may be, when ASUS does such, the axiom will always be true:
    "A happy customer is a returning customer."

    Much obliged to you, HiVizMan.
    Last edited by PILGRIM; 08-23-2012 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Removed P.S.
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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array fostert's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PILGRIM View Post
    I copied this list from fostert's post #3: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...2561#post52561
    1) Numlock & LED issue
    2) Support for faster DDR3 clock speeds (1600, 1866) when slots are filled
    3) support for 32GB RAM
    4) *SOME* control over things like memory timings, JEDEC/XMP SPDs, fan speeds, keyboard backlight, and even voltages
    5) << add your item here>>
    Scratch item 3; it works! Replace item 3 with "Add CPU AES-NI function support" since it is supported by the 2nd gen sandy bridge chips in the G74.

    The NUMLOCK request is simple: give the user some key combo to toggle NUMLOCK state on and off; in fact why not just remap the silly calculator key? For those that like that key, give the option in the BIOS to remap NUMLOCK to some other key/combo. And, get the NUMLOCK LED to reflect the state properly.

    I too am very happy with the G74 at the 95% confidence level. The NUMLOCK thing is annoying but not a showstopper for me (NUMLOCK state is off when I boot into Linux, and is turned on with any accidentaltap of the CAPSLOCK key, but once its on it can't be turned off again!). A fix would be wonderful, and would appease**many** people on this site who are teetering on falling away from being loyal fans of ASUS.
    Last edited by fostert; 08-24-2012 at 03:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    Playing Devil's Advocate here: Just because all the other vendors are worse doesn't mean ASUS aren't bad.
    > Clevo has amazing support and they are cheaper

    Not all the other vendors are worse. At least Dell don't blatantly lie to customers and ignore their contractual obligations. Never heard of MSI doing that either now that I think of it,,,

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    Awesome .. Is there a forum url ?
    Dell doesnt lie ? Have you seen their prices ? Is there 'Anything' coherent on Alienware forum ?
    Msi ? In all fairness I must say - et. Just shy of inspiring .. lacking innovation.

    brotherGorman, no offense to you my brother, I know you are speaking a personal truth.
    I saw it, we all did .. we wont forget it either, which is my point ..
    Asus too, I firmly believe, wants it better as well - That is why Here is HERE.
    In this I must ammend previous remarks:
    I said 99.9% satisfaction personally witnessed with the other .1% flamers refusing to be satisfied.
    to> 99.7% satisfied in the end, .1% Flamers .... and the remaining .2% 'Gormans', that got lip service
    and a shrug ... for this I to will always be disappointed in Asus.

    In fact, the very next time I see it going like it did in that case .. I will say ..
    This member is getting 'Gorman'd.' .c.
    Last edited by chrsplmr; 08-24-2012 at 01:56 PM.

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