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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Boosted_R's Avatar
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    First problem with the G74SX that might turn into a big problem

    UPDATE:

    Still crashes even with bios 203, thought it fixed it but guess not ( just crashes a lot less) ..... will have to RMA it next year when school is done :|

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    ******SOLVED ITS SEEMS******

    after updating to Bios 203, the driver hasn't crashed under the same or any operating conditions, so it seems it is solved for now (approx 1 week so far)

    Running the following important drivers:

    - Power4Gear 1.1.43
    - ATK 1.0.0013
    - Sentelic 9.1.3.5 (dont like the newer version)
    - Nvidia 285.38
    - Atheros Wifi 9.2

    - Bios 203 (Bios 202 doesn't solve this problem, if anything it created the problem to start with)

    Anyone having problems like me, try these hope it helps, GL
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    Have owned this laptop for about a month, works amazing aside from this one problem.

    Problem has occurred 3 times so far:

    - GPU is not overclocked ( have only ever overclocked to get a benchmark score, other than that it runs on stock settings... Not a gamer)

    - Bios 202

    - Nvidia Driver 280.26

    Conditions it has occurred in so far:

    Browsing Web: Mostly Text, with pictures here and there ( happens on sites I always go on, nothing new)

    Problem:

    G74SX jumps into a state where:

    - the screen setting jumps into the Brightest setting possible
    - Taskbar turns from my setting of transparent black to a more classic solid offset white color like from windows classic mode

    WORST OF ALL:

    - GPU Temperature gets to 63 degrees C in about 1 minute ( at that point i will reset)

    - not a glitch in the temperature reading because i can feel the heat coming from the vents

    Only way to stop this:

    Restarting the computer

    Things I have tired to stop it when its happening:

    - Closing browser (no effect)
    - Toggling between the different Power Gear modes (no effect)

    Thoughts:

    Hope this doesn't happen to anyone while it is unattended, might not end well

    Anyone else have this problem? Chime in

    Though it wasn't a big deal, but as it has happened a few times, though ROG should know.

    Thanks
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    i advise people to stay away from the G74. i think asus put out a bad product.

    rma it.

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    yup , i am having the same problems.. not very happy about this....
    Asus G74SX-TY087V
    Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM / 2 GHz ( Quad-Core )
    RAM: 16 GB - DDR3 SDRAM
    Card Reader: 3 in 1
    Hard Drive: 1.0 TB - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
    Optical Storage: DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
    Display: 17.3" LED backlight TFT 1600 x 900 - 16:9
    Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    Video Memory: 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM


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    - GPU Temperature gets to 63 degrees C in about 1 minute ( at that point i will reset)
    Well 63 degrees is not much, this is my first nvidia card, but i know that the ati card i have owned have had there max operating temperature (when it will shutdown automatically) was around 110 degrees....

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    I dont have one .. only in my best dreams...
    But this sounds like a power options issue to me...the same reason I dont use AMD profiles..for gaming or anything else..
    The more I think about it as I type...this isnt like it..it is exactly it.
    I, when I first tryed out that type of thing...was very annoyed by this... some kind of power profile is triggering...like game first or others.
    Worth a look see.

    Grungeboy...Welcome, I have read some very helpful posts from you.thnx.... I do not believe however that Asus's flagship ROG laptop is
    anything but off the hook amazing...that said..there can be production issues which are corrected quickly by Asus, if ever it is needed.

    Azzezel.... Hope you find it is a simple setting also..of course nice to know RMA is an option.
    Your Location?,,,, Clever.........Not Cool.
    (We dont need to know about your prefered ****** position or favorite partner....hehehe..ooops...we are here to ROG, friend.)


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    OOOOOH..hahaha...that word gets edited with ****** but the location subject of the point remains....hahhahahahahhaha.....as you wish...now thats funny...and that location, written like that, is quite clever....so be it....but not in my ROG Life.c.

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    chrsplmr
    Tell me what i must uninstall to get my laptop working properly...
    Asus G74SX-TY087V
    Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM / 2 GHz ( Quad-Core )
    RAM: 16 GB - DDR3 SDRAM
    Card Reader: 3 in 1
    Hard Drive: 1.0 TB - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
    Optical Storage: DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
    Display: 17.3" LED backlight TFT 1600 x 900 - 16:9
    Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    Video Memory: 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM


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    @Boosted_R - this happened a few time to me when I first got my G74SX-A1. I'm almost positive it's caused by the Atheros WiFi card or the driver. I updated my Atheros driver to 9.2.0.419. This problem hasn't reoccurred at all since I did that. Also, I've been doing most of my browsing with the LAN cable connected, but either way I'm sure it's WiFi caused.

    ASUS put a really crappy WiFi card in this laptop, on top of that they used a REALLY old driver, but that's no reason to write the G74SX off, especially when you consider that you can easily replace the Atheros card with a top-of-the-line Intel card for less than $40

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    Quote Originally Posted by grungeboy View Post
    i advise people to stay away from the G74. i think asus put out a bad product.

    rma it.
    Early adopters said the same thing about the G73JH. Now it's a fav of many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boosted_R View Post
    Problem:

    G74SX jumps into a state where:

    - the screen setting jumps into the Brightest setting possible
    - Taskbar turns from my setting of transparent black to a more classic solid offset white color like from windows classic mode
    Your machine is jumping out of Aero. Something is prolly fubar with your video driver install. Uninstall your 280.26, reboot, and driver sweep for nvidia video drivers. Then install the newer 285.27. It performs very well, and some people had issues with that 280 whql release. Also update your Wifi and LAN drivers.

    Hows the fan output? Flowing well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larzzon View Post
    Well 63 degrees is not much, this is my first nvidia card, but i know that the ati card i have owned have had there max operating temperature (when it will shutdown automatically) was around 110 degrees....
    42 to 63 in 1 minute under Zero graphics load is a sort of a big thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by grungeboy View Post
    i advise people to stay away from the G74. i think asus put out a bad product.

    rma it.
    Asus has made a great product, works flawless except for this one problem.... fine me a laptop that doesn't have problems

    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    @Boosted_R - this happened a few time to me when I first got my G74SX-A1. I'm almost positive it's caused by the Atheros WiFi card or the driver. I updated my Atheros driver to 9.2.0.419. This problem hasn't reoccurred at all since I did that. Also, I've been doing most of my browsing with the LAN cable connected, but either way I'm sure it's WiFi caused.

    ASUS put a really crappy WiFi card in this laptop, on top of that they used a REALLY old driver, but that's no reason to write the G74SX off, especially when you consider that you can easily replace the Atheros card with a top-of-the-line Intel card for less than $40
    Will try the new driver, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Chastity@ASUS View Post
    Your machine is jumping out of Aero. Something is prolly fubar with your video driver install. Uninstall your 280.26, reboot, and driver sweep for nvidia video drivers. Then install the newer 285.27. It performs very well, and some people had issues with that 280 whql release. Also update your Wifi and LAN drivers.

    Hows the fan output? Flowing well?
    I have tired the newer 285.27 and ran 3Dmark 11..... No overclocking it freezes so i went back to the 280.26, assuming it wasn't stable (please comment on this Chastity)

    Flow is amazing, idles around 36C - 39C and browsing web is about 42C

    I guess I will try 285.27 again....... but first i will try the wireless card driver

    Thanks
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