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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array fostert's Avatar
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    I always go with the corsair myself, as their customer care is simply legend and my one RMA experience with them was completely painless and fast. And they got a bunch of great guys helping on their memory forums, including yellowbeard himself!
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    probably post there and see what they are saying about the G74 and compatibility, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boosted_R View Post
    ... poke poke, get cracking on a new BIOS ASUS
    I second that poke!

    I wonder what the chances are that we, who have already made our purchase, will ever see another update, BIOS or otherwise, on the support page. What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    I second that poke!

    I wonder what the chances are that we, who have already made our purchase, will ever see another update, BIOS or otherwise, on the support page. What do you think?
    I seriously doubt it. It seems to me that Asus puts out most BIOS updates in the early months after a model is released. Once they have fixed the obvious bugs and the system seems stable, they're pretty much done with it.

    I'm not trying to be negative. I just really think their business model focuses on churning out new models and attracting new buyers, rather than supporting existing models in a way that keeps them current and extends their longevity. IN all fairness, this is a very common approach with all kinds of electronics manufacturers.

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    with the G75 announced, that sealed the faith of the G74 BIOS.... its not hard for them to unlock a BIOS, if they were gonna do it, they would have so by now......ultrabooks are taking 1866 easily, while the G74 struggles, WOW......with this being my first ASUS laptop its clear they are a desktop oriented organization....they just released the fan control software for there high end motherboards.... wouldn't have taken much to make it compatible with their flagship laptop, G74..... disappointing but I learned my lesson........... if that's there business focus, they wont last in the high performance laptop market much longer
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    I seem to remember reading here and there in posts on this forum about "rumours" around here that ASUS is working on a beta BIOS for the G74? I could be wrong, and I didn't bookmark these posts but I think I recall one of those posts was by @Colonel_S? Sorry to put you on the spot, and my apologies if it wasn't you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    I seem to remember reading here and there in posts on this forum about "rumours" around here that ASUS is working on a beta BIOS for the G74? I could be wrong, and I didn't bookmark these posts but I think I recall one of those posts was by @Colonel_S? Sorry to put you on the spot, and my apologies if it wasn't you!
    Yeah, I don't remember who posted it but the post mentioned "rumors of a beta BIOS with tighter timings"

    I wonder who beta tests these things. Too bad they don't let us do some of that. ... I guess they had so many returns for bad BIOS flashes that they are afraid to release anything to us regular users. lol
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    hey guys what would b the benefits of upgrading Ram ? i read on other places that upgrading is not worth it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilbert View Post
    hey guys what would b the benefits of upgrading Ram ? i read on other places that upgrading is not worth it..
    Upgrading as in more RAM, or faster "performance" RAM?

    Unless all you do with your system is run benchmarks, there are minor and nearly imperceptible performance benefits to upgrading the RAM from say 1333MHz to the "performance" variety at 1600 or 1866MHz. RAM with faster speeds and tighter timings is simply "boutique" RAM with higher price, but will do very little for real-world day-2-day programs or even games. The performance increase you get by installing performance RAM will be below the variation in a round of the same tests run over and over, except, again, if you are running benchmarks (in this case the faster RAM will substantially increase your scores, but those are artificial tests that are designed to benefit from faster clocked RAM).

    Save your $$ and get an SSD which will give you a noticeable and breathtaking boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    Yeah, I don't remember who posted it but the post mentioned "rumors of a beta BIOS with tighter timings"

    I wonder who beta tests these things. Too bad they don't let us do some of that. ... I guess they had so many returns for bad BIOS flashes that they are afraid to release anything to us regular users. lol
    They could solve that problem by doing what every desktop motherboard manufacturer (including ASUS themselves) these days offers: a second (backup) BIOS chip. All my Gigabyte boards have them (they call it "Dual BIOS") and its saved me from bad flashes and overly aggressive overclocks in the past.
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