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    Thanks for the posts guys. I will post my disk bench scores once I get it set up. I was up until 5 a.m doing this (I am a perfectionist and took my sweet time) so once I got it back together I just made sure EVERYTHING worked, and that my computer did recognize the mSATA ssd. I am gonna set it up today. For those of you wondering, getting to the mSATA is not as bad as most think. I just watched a couple videos on disassembling a G55 and I was pretty much ready. I wanted to make my own video doing both the tear down, disassembling, re-pasting, but I got my girlfriend and baby out of the house, then my friend bailed on me and couldn't come. So I had no one to help me out with recording.

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    Well I suppose some things are worth even if warranty is voided for doing those.

    BTW do I have mSATA 6Gb/s slot available on my G75VX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokica View Post
    Well I suppose some things are worth even if warranty is voided for doing those.

    BTW do I have mSATA 6Gb/s slot available on my G75VX?
    The G75's do not have an mSATA port. This is due to the fact that they already have two HDD bays. The G55 only has one HDD bay, so that is why Asus put a mSATA option on the G55

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    how did you find the job? I've been wanting to replace the thermal paste in my g55 for a while but after watching a youtube vid that shows how to take it apart im scared...it looks like i pretty much have to take the entire laptop apart. I've only replaced thermal paste manually once, and that was with my g51jx which was much easier to gain access to cpu/gpu.

    did u perhaps find a detailed guide somewhere on how to do it? If so, could I ask for a link?

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    No detailed guide. I just watched the disassembling video on youtube that was provided by HIDevolution. It wasn't hard at all. Just take your time and be careful. You cant be in a hurry and impatient. The stock paste job was pretty bad... I cleaned it up really good and applied a nice even thin layer of Arctic Silver 5 to the full surface of the CPU and GPU. You want to pretty much "paint it". Enough to where you cant see through it, but not like you are making a peanut butter sandwich. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrsplmr View Post
    I'd say so. Cudos on the 'new' machine. I'll bet it rips it up now.
    You know there are many, many, many that actually Never need repair, they just run, run, run ...
    and Now yours is faster And cooler. Congrats.c.
    Hey thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr4g0n36 View Post
    can you post the speed with disk mark? i'm courios... i won't change my dual SSD raid 0 ( Samsung 840 pro 1,04GBps :P ) but i'd like to know how fast is this solution.
    Nice setup! When I get some more money, I plan on purchasing the matching 240gb Mushkin SSD so I can run in raid as well!

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    Right On!

    Congratulation, Vicodin. That is great news. I am encourage to do it myself now. I have been looking into buying a 500GB (mSATA) SSD. But I also want to replace my optical drive with a SSD and caddy for a total of three drives. It might seem like over kill, but actually three drives is optimal for high resolution audio recording (one for OS/Programs, 2nd for Audio and a 3rd for samples to soft synths); which is the reason I bought a G55VW (my portable studio). That and the thunderbolt. Once I found that, I jumped at it immediately.

    Given Tech Support is soarly lacking with all the RMA horror stories - as mentioned, I am certain the DIY is the way to go. Now I am phsyc'd.

    Good job!


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    ^ Thanks! Trust me, if I can do it so can you! This is my first time ever disassembling and re-pasting a laptop. I have always been good with hardware though. I just did a lot of research before doing so. After I got it together, I checked EVERYTHING to make sure it worked before putting in the bottom screws. (keyboard, left side USB ports, audio port, speakers, etc) Everything was good to go. Its easier than most would think. Just time consuming and tedious.

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    Well done...!

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