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    Post Advice Needed : ASUS contacted me about Upgrading to G-Sync, should I proceed?

    Dear Gents

    Need your kind advise of upgrading to G-Sync ,. ASUS contacted me already and they told me they wil change the motherboard and BIOS as well , SO , they will change the motherboard . can i proceed with this or no ?

    Need just an advice for me and all members as well .

    i am afraid about the replacing issue only , is this will affect the performance and other things .

    Thanks in advance .

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array antoine52200 PC Specs
    antoine52200 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G751JT
    Processori7-4720HQ OC at 3.8Ghz
    Memory (part number)16Go 1600Mhz OC
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GTX 970M OC
    OS Win10 64bits
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    Well, no one can tell you what to do, it's pretty new, and nobody did it yet, it's a risk of course, you just need to decide if having g-sync is worth the possibility of an issue..

    Just back up everything if you're sending your laptop, and report back here to let us know how it went
    Last edited by antoine52200; 02-18-2016 at 11:55 PM.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Dreamonic PC Specs
    Dreamonic PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ASUS GX800VH-XS79K
    MotherboardASUS GX800VHK (Intel CM238/IDA154) w/Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-7820HK @ 4.8Ghz (+150mV) FCBGA 1440
    Memory (part number)64GB (PC4-22400) @ 18-18-18-38-53 (76.D305G.D060B)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +200/+800 w/Custom VBIOS
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +200/+800 w/Custom VBIOS
    MonitorASUS PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 @ 100Hz w/G-SYNC (mDP-to-DP)
    Storage #13x Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD RAID0 (S316NY0HA00959)
    CPU CoolerASUS GX800VHK Water Cooling Dock
    CaseASUS GX800VHK Chassis
    Power SupplyASUS 2x 330W Power Adapter (AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz, 16.9A/19.5V)
    Keyboard ASUS ROG Claymore
    Mouse ASUS ROG Spatha
    Headset ASUS STRIX 7.1 Gaming Headset
    Mouse Pad ASUS ROG Whetstone
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64 / Arch Linux w/KDE Plasma
    Network RouterAsus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 + GT-AC5300
    Accessory #1 Kensington 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub (K33978WW)
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    Replacing MB means receiving another binned (good or bad) CPU and GPU since they are of BGA connection. So if you were an overclocker and your CPU ran really cool (yields lower running base voltage) and GPU overclocked really high with increased voltage (modified VBIOS). You would be potentially playing the bin lottery again. I wouldn't do it if it was just for G-SYNC and lose all the aforementioned above to it, not a chance.

    Now, if your CPU runs really hot (yields higher running base voltage) and GPU can't overclock worth a damn (modified VBIOS) then yeah, do it! The chances of getting something worse than what you had are pretty slim but is still possible.

    But if none of that matters and your way isn't to overclock (beyond soft limits anyway) and you aren't paying ASUS extra for that upgrade, then go for it. Nothing to worry about since you're covered through ASUS in this upgrade anyway!

    EDIT: This is just how I read the question since I'm an overclocker at heart! It's what came to mind right away!
    Last edited by Dreamonic; 02-18-2016 at 11:58 PM.

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