Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    18

    Upgrading to i7 2960XM

    Hello guys,

    I Have a G74sx I'd like to upgrade my intel i7 2670qm to a i7 2960xm, but i have a few question.

    Will i see a huge boost at performence?

    How can i upgrade it?

    Where can i find a good seller(Ive searched at ebay, some at 500 usd some at 1000 etc)?

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array fostert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Reputation
    54
    Posts
    706

    I have read of others doing this with a G74 and being successful, but the G74 is not designed for the TDP=55Watt CPUs. You will stress the cooling system, and your processor will likely throttle back alot, and/or turbo won't even kick in when you need it because of no thermal headroom. In short it will be like having a gimped 2960XM,not something you want to spend $500+ on. Advice: get a 2860QM or another top-end 45W i7 mobile. It will work like it should.
    It won't be a massive gain in performance (not like dropping in an SSD would, for example), but will be as fast as you can go in a G74, if thats your goal.
    --
    G74SX-CST1-CBIL, i7 2630QM 2GHz
    32GB DDR3 RAM @1333MHz
    GTX560M 3GB DDR5 (192 bit)
    17.3" LED 1920x1080
    Sentelic TP, BIOS 203
    Debian Linux Wheezy (Testing) Kernel 3.2, NVIDIA 295.40

  3. #3
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Reputation
    13
    Posts
    2,441

    i suggest you do not do this, it is lose warranty and if want to do this, it is carefuly to change and desmantle.

  4. #4
    New ROGer Array Zygomorphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Reputation
    176
    Posts
    4,761

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lu@ASUS View Post
    i suggest you do not do this, it is lose warranty and if want to do this, it is carefuly to change and desmantle.
    Correct, if you don't have an SSD, do that first. The 55Watt i7's cause problems in the G74.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •