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    Laptop (Model)Asus G750JH-DB71 (legacy)
    MotherboardAsus G750JH Intel HM87
    ProcessorIntel i7-4700HQ XTU Cores 36x/35x/34x/34x Cache 36x -50mV undervolt
    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
    OS Windows 8.1 + 8 Linux VM's + Windows 10 Technical Preview
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardiego View Post
    Ended buying a ASUS G750JH! The price wasn't the best one can get, still i think it's worth for the reasons you guys listed above! It's a good gaming laptop.
    I posted the same question on alienwareowners forum and found way more feedback here, a active community, it also makes difference for a inexperienced user so i'm glad with it. Well, still it got U$300 over my budget
    Thank you all again!
    yardiego, congratulations on getting the JH! $300 over budget, but what is the price you landed the JH?

    First thing to do is to back up the recovery partition, using Asus Backtracker - to a USB 3.0 flash drive. Then you can fool around with the OS and if you get into a position you can't back out of, you can boot on the flash recovery drive and in a few minutes be back at the original Asus OEM Windows install.

    Doing a clean install from Microsoft media doesn't give you any more performance, but requires you to hunt down and reinstall stuff that is already included in the Asus OEM Windows install. For people that lost their chance at creating a flash recovery with Asus Backtracker, before they ran into problems, there are instructions on how to do a clean install, but it is much easier and less time consuming to use the Asus build, and remove a few Asus tools that are problematic than to go through the whole clean install process.

    Here is what I uninstall:

    1) Asus Splendid - fools with color balance, causing an unpleasant color shift to the screen.
    2) Asus Power4Gear - unneeded it forces it's Power Plans into play when you go from AC to batter, and back. Uninstall and use Windows standard power plans, P4G adds nothing.
    3) Asus Live Update - doesn't keep up with Windows driver updates, as new updates occur in the JM/JS/JZ areas now, Asus isn't updating the drivers in the JW/JX/JH areas.
    4) Asus Vibe - a media store, it's worth checking out, but I uninstall it.
    5) Asus DVD - an old version, set to index all media, it adds a load to your CPU/disk while indexing all your media, some new users think something is wrong, but it is just this. I use a new version of Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultimate 14 via subscription - don't forget to delete the folders listed in it's media indexing too
    6) Asus Gaming Mouse - caused crashes for some, if you have an Asus Gaming Mouse uninstall the one that comes with the laptop and find a new one.
    7) Asus Power2Go - old version - if you need it get a new version from Cyberlink.

    After you get the JH, and have it in the initial state, after the Asus Backtracker backup, you can download the latest Windows 8.1 drivers from a number of locations(listed below) - takes a little time to dig them out from all the locations, but in the long run updated drivers solve most complaints, so you might as well start out completely updated. You can get the list of what you need by looking at what is in the Programs and Features listing of what is installed and what version you have.

    Most Windows 8.1 drivers can be installed on Windows 8.0 - the download for the 8.0 version is the same download - so you can save time just doing it once.

    Do all the Windows 8.0 Microsoft Updates first, optional ones too - except for Bing - then if you are going to stay on Windows 8.0 install the Windows 8.1 driver updates - but if you are going to upgrade to 8.1 (recommended) then don't do the Windows 8.1 driver updates until you have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and do all the Windows 8.1 Microsoft Updates.

    Here is the list of places I look for updates for my G750JH; the best way to get a stable fully functioning G750/G751 is to update all the drivers / apps to the latest Windows 8.1 release.

    The G750JW/JX/JH/JM/JS/JZ download areas haven't had new updates for a while, BIOS updates still happen in your model's support area, so check there from time to time.

    The G750/G751/551/500/etc share the same basic hardware components; check support download areas for new hardware for newer drivers.

    Asus maintains central support areas for hardware component features common to all products, those areas usually have the latest drivers after new hardware releases, sometimes there is a lag before the newer drivers show up there, so still to new product releases support downloads for the latest drivers.

    Asus G751 Support / Download areas - Asus hasn't updated all the versions of these support areas, this link discusses the 3 locations were started independantly and not sync'd/updated through to the latest driver releases - check them all to be sure.
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post461698

    This G751JM/JT/JY/JL download area has the latest drivers of all the G750/G751 support download areas:

    G751 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has all 4 G751 models
    http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g751

    G750 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has the G750JY/JZ/JS/JM/JH models
    http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g750

    G750JX - new support location, updates?
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrab...US_ROG_G750JX/

    G750JW - new support location, updates?
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrab...US_ROG_G750JW/

    Here are the latest Asus posted VGA drivers currently 347.25 ; it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - 347.88

    Asus doesn't modify the drivers, they release the identical driver packages as Nvidia releases.
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=VGA&p=3&s=111

    Notebook Audio drivers - Realtek 7443 - current confirmed to work on G751/G750, some G750 users say 7335 works best for them, if you find a newer release version that works, please let us all know which version and G750/G751 model it works on.
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...&m=Audio&os=30

    Notebook Card Reader (realtek) G750 / G751(?)
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...d+reader&os=30

    Notebook Bluetooth drivers
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=3&ft=27&os=30

    Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...en&m=WLAN&os=3

    Notebook LAN drivers
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    KBFilter driver
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1 download
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Backtracker FAQ
    http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/

    Asus SmartGesture
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Touchpad
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...Touchpad&os=30

    Asus ATK Package
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...e&hashedid=n/a

    Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.7.9.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH and G751JT/JY
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...s&hashedid=n/a

    Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ and other new ROG laptops with Optimus
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 347.88
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=VGA&p=3&s=111

    Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers

    Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest chipset INF - currently 10.0.26
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...pdate-Utility-

    For the G750JH/JZ RAID and G751JY PCIE SSD, or if you have implemented RAID, the latest SetupRST.exe is currently 13.6.0.1002
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...29+RAID+Driver

    A couple of tools to get:

    HWinfo64 - normal mode shows lots of current status info, and inventory of installed components - like Monitor
    sensors only mode is what I run to monitor temps and look for Thermal Throttling.
    http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

    CPU-Z quick app/dialogs for getting CPU, Memory, motherboard, SPD info.
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    GPU-Z has GPU info, and a Sensors tab for monitoring temps, speeds, load, resource usage on GPU.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...asus-rog-skin/

    Intel Extreme Tuning Utility - XTU - currently version 5.1 - for unlocking multi-pliers in CPU - for laptops with excellent cooling - G750
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...ng&ProdId=3483

    If you have a Chi Mei screen, you can increase the Refresh up to 100hz, 85hz and over fixes all screening flicker, use Nvidia Control Panel, Custom Resolution, to create a 1920x1080x100hz profile.

    The AUO screen can do 70hz, but has no problem with flickering. The AUO screen is way bright, I run mine at 70%. The ChiMei can run at 100% brightness.

    There are lots of great threads here on the G750 Forum, so dive in and have fun!
    Last edited by hmscott; 03-25-2015 at 01:38 AM.

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    hmscott, that's a lot of good advices, i'll be sure to take a look at it again when i have the laptop in hands

    Btw, i paid U$1470 on it (almost new unit), please don't tell me it's not a good deal cause i may cry, it's the most expensive laptop i ever bought xD

    Unfortunatelly, i'll get it only after september 10, that's when i'm coming to the us.
    Last edited by yardiego; 08-28-2014 at 05:32 PM.

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    ROG Guru: Platinum Belt Array hmscott PC Specs
    hmscott PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus G750JH-DB71 (legacy)
    MotherboardAsus G750JH Intel HM87
    ProcessorIntel i7-4700HQ XTU Cores 36x/35x/34x/34x Cache 36x -50mV undervolt
    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
    OS Windows 8.1 + 8 Linux VM's + Windows 10 Technical Preview
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardiego View Post
    hmscott, that's a lot of good advices, i'll be sure to take a look at it again when i have the laptop in hands
    Btw, i paid U$1470 on it (almost new unit), please don't tell me it's not a good deal cause i may cry, it's the most expensive laptop i ever bought xD
    Unfortunatelly, i'll get it only after september 10, that's when i'm coming to the us.
    yardiego, that's a fair price, the prices have gone up on the JW/JX/JH, depending on condition and where you get it. I see they are $1629 new on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/G750JX-DB71-17...ds=g750jx-db71

    Be sure you contact Asus in your Country to make sure you can get international warranty support... at least for a charge service if needed, for your US purchased JX.

    See if you can get the ROG Nomad backpack... it's a nice bag for the G750:

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad Backpack for All 17-Inch G-Series Notebooks
    http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Backp...ords=rog+nomad

    You want to protect your investment with a good laptop bag, whatever you end up getting, make sure you actually try the G750 in the bag before you purchase it - the odd shape of the G750 looks like it will fit in bags that is can't quite squeeze into.

    I hope you have a nice visit to the US!

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    Well, this amazon link provided different specs for the one i got. Ah, now i see the reason why, i bought the G750JH-DB71, not the JX, as you strongly recommended

    About the backpack, i thought this one would be a good choice:

    http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Shutt.../dp/B005KSZBOC

    I can't really try before as i'm buying everything online, but in the end if it doesn't fits i can use for my old vaio.

    Thanks! o/

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    ROG Guru: Platinum Belt Array hmscott PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G750JH-DB71 (legacy)
    MotherboardAsus G750JH Intel HM87
    ProcessorIntel i7-4700HQ XTU Cores 36x/35x/34x/34x Cache 36x -50mV undervolt
    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
    OS Windows 8.1 + 8 Linux VM's + Windows 10 Technical Preview
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardiego View Post
    Well, this amazon link provided different specs for the one i got. Ah, now i see the reason why, i bought the G750JH-DB71, not the JX, as you strongly recommended
    About the backpack, i thought this one would be a good choice:
    http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Shutt.../dp/B005KSZBOC
    I can't really try before as i'm buying everything online, but in the end if it doesn't fits i can use for my old vaio.
    Thanks! o/
    yardiego, wow, you got a great price on a JH!! They are going for $2199 new/stock condition.

    ASUS ROG G750JH-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-G750J...ds=g750jh-db71

    That ROG Shuttle bag is nice, nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't hold much other than the laptop, I don't think it even has room for the Power Adapter... let alone a keyboard, extra battery, books, Macbook Air, Nexus 7, etc

    The ROG Nomad has lots of cool spots to put things, here is a video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grMy66NTCtM

    It's solid on the back too, no slipping around when cornering quickly

    You might want to read the reviews on the Shuttle, a number of people couldn't get their laptop to fit well. And, the JH is the thickest and heaviest - it fits fine in the Nomad
    http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Shutt...ds=rog+shuttle

    Or you could get this one, this is the one I use most of the time because it takes a beating and keeps looking new even after 5+ years of use:

    Oakley Kitchen Sink
    http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/bags-a...ackpromo/m0609

    There was only one color/model when I got mine, that looks like this:
    http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/new-ar...t=887288724336

    But, if I was getting one today, I might get the Steathly Black / Camo one:
    http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/new-ar...t=887288724329

    Oh, yeah, Oakley makes cool sunglasses too!
    http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/sungla...category/m0202
    Last edited by hmscott; 08-28-2014 at 06:53 PM.

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    I just picked up a G750JX-DB71 yesterday for a very sweet deal...and I don't think I've turned it off for more than a few hours since unboxing it. It's awesome. I can't find much to criticize about it, beyond the rodeo of upgrading it from Windows 8 to 8.1 - about six hours when it was all said and done. That isn't the computer's fault, though. Considering the deal I got on it, I can't really complain about investing a few hours of my time. Curiously, the 30 day trial of McAfee and some of the other pre-installed bloatware disappeared after installing 8.1. Good riddance.

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    @Snakefinger: just a warning, in think the process of trying to actually get rid of the bloatware and McCrappee trial hosed my system.
    after running the windows uninstaller (didnt work) and then downloading the real remover from their site my laptop never started up again.
    although i consider that the good news as after a clean install i have not had any of the common problems mentioned on these forums (mainly asus vs manufacturer drivers)
    but yes, i agree, JX is great. all the better without Optimess to worry about.
    Asus G750JX-CV050H||GTX770M||24GB ram||120hz 3D screen||
    1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD in DVD Bay
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    win 8.1||win 7||win xp||server 2008||os x mavericks||linux mint 16

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    Thanks, G. Yeah, I wasn't really trying to get rid of McAfee. It just went away all by itself during the upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 - not sure what else went bye-bye in the process but, I can tell you that my G750JX is running flawlessly. Man, this thing is fast! I'm a big fan of Asus. I use a UX301 Ultrabook for business and when it came time to finally replace my five year-old HP desktop, I chose the G750JX based only on its specs, reviews from the experts and feedback from owners like yourself. I also ordered a GX950 gaming mouse from Amazon - not that I'm a huge gamer or anything - I just thought it would look cool.

    Also, do I need to be concerned at all about upgrading the BIOS in my G750JX...or should I just leave well-enough alone? I'm hesitant to upgrade drivers/BIOS when I'm not having any issues.
    Last edited by Snakefinger; 08-31-2014 at 01:10 PM.

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    So far so good

    G750JH is really a beast, the most speedy laptop i ever had.

    I can't really complain about anything besides windows 8, but sadly i'm getting used to it

    I'm playing Tom's Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantom on it and i'm really impressed!

    I haven't installed other games or softwares yet, but i'm going to do it soon.

    Well, i think i'm going to be happy with this baby for at least 3 / 4 years or so

    Thanks you all for the advices o/

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    ROG Guru: Platinum Belt Array hmscott PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G750JH-DB71 (legacy)
    MotherboardAsus G750JH Intel HM87
    ProcessorIntel i7-4700HQ XTU Cores 36x/35x/34x/34x Cache 36x -50mV undervolt
    Memory (part number)Hyundai Electronics HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1.35v DDR3L-1600MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia 780m Asus GPU Tweak OC 932mhz/6300mhz
    Sound CardRealtek v6.0.1.7469 driver
    MonitorAUO B173HW02 V1 Custom Refresh 85hz
    Storage #1RAID0 2x M.2 SATA Crucial MX200 512GB CT500MX200SSD6
    Storage #2Crucial 512GB 2.5" MX200 CT500MX200SSD1
    Power Supply230w AC Power Adapter 19.5v
    Keyboard Logitech k400 Wireless KB/Trackpad
    Headset Sony MDR-XB500 Wired and Sennheiser RS-220 Wireless TOSLINK
    OS Windows 8.1 + 8 Linux VM's + Windows 10 Technical Preview
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardiego View Post
    So far so good
    G750JH is really a beast, the most speedy laptop i ever had.
    I can't really complain about anything besides windows 8, but sadly i'm getting used to it
    I'm playing Tom's Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantom on it and i'm really impressed!
    I haven't installed other games or softwares yet, but i'm going to do it soon.
    Well, i think i'm going to be happy with this baby for at least 3 / 4 years or so
    Thanks you all for the advices o/
    yardiego, sounds great

    Glad to hear you are having fun with the JH, it is a great laptop, as are all Asus G750 models

    Lots of sales on Steam - if you aren't hunting up software there yet, give it a try.

    Check in again when you are ready to update to WIndows 8.1

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