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Hi.

I'm getting the G73SW BST6 from newegg.com pretty soon. What I know, is that the GPU is only 1GB and has 128. So that's why I've got pretty worried about the performance in newer games like BF3, Crysis 2 or Rage.

So I wanted to ask, if there is any sensible overclocking option in MSI Afterburner? How to set all the clocks, so the GPU would get better notes in benchmarks, but still not taking the notebooks to his performance edges, if you know what I mean. That G series has some pretty decent cooling, so I guess it might come out great.

Do anybody know how the benchmark differences look like between GTX460m 1,5Gb 192 and 1Gb 128?

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Tomsonowy View Post
Hi.

I'm getting the G73SW BST6 from newegg.com pretty soon. What I know, is that the GPU is only 1GB and has 128. So that's why I've got pretty worried about the performance in newer games like BF3, Crysis 2 or Rage.

So I wanted to ask, if there is any sensible overclocking option in MSI Afterburner? How to set all the clocks, so the GPU would get better notes in benchmarks, but still not taking the notebooks to his performance edges, if you know what I mean. That G series has some pretty decent cooling, so I guess it might come out great.

Do anybody know how the benchmark differences look like between GTX460m 1,5Gb 192 and 1Gb 128?

Cheers.
I do not recommend buying a G73 laptop since they have a so called freezing during games...
What happens is that Intel Core i7 on those laptops is going full 2Ghz(example) gaming and suddenly it decides to jump to 800Mhz.
With some bad luck this will happen to you and you cant get rid of it.
In 10sec's of gameplay you get 2 sec's of freezes.
I honestly dont recommend Any G73 series, I dont know if that problem has been solved on G74.
Google about it if you wish to see what im talking about.
Anyway if you start having the problem I described if you purchase it return it asap. Might be your only chance to get the money back.
post #3 of 8
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So if not G73SW, what would do reccomend for gaming? I've got 900-950$ and not a dollar more . It might be 15' screen, not a problem for me.
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So if not G73SW, what would do reccomend for gaming? I've got 900-950$ and not a dollar more . It might be 15' screen, not a problem for me.
Im going to be honest, I doubt I can find anything better specs wise for that price, was just trying to warn you about problems I've seen in all the G73 I came accross, and I already came accross 4 of them...
The one you want to purchase is this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230111
Its been recertified, which means some1 already bought it once and was not satisfied so they returned it, its a warning that it might not be working according to what it should.
Ofc tests were performed and it passed all of them, the problem lays on the core i7.

I cant tell you to not buy it, but be carefull with unusual behavior from it.
Sorry if I couldnt answer your main question I just felt like I had to warn you and try to avoid you the trouble of having a gaming laptop on which you cant game.
post #5 of 8
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I feel what you're saying. Understood, I will have to do some serious thinking about that purchase. Already found a XT1 at eBay for the same price.. time will show.
post #6 of 8
I say snag a Sager NP5165. The GT 555m is faster than that gimped GTX card they put into the Worstbuy version.
     
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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post #7 of 8
I have a umm g73jw It was doing that skip thing when i first got it. I updated all drivers from a link i found somewhere.. and installed updated chipset drivers and never had a problem with it again. I play bf3 beta just fine at high settings. My brother got a g73sw and had a simlar problem with the pausing in mainly mmo games. His has something to do with the harddrive and was able to fix with driver updates also. Been having my g73jw for a while now and love it! Runs anything!
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Yea, so I finally got the G73SW-XT1 with BR drive, FHD and 8Gbs of RAM. The first thing I'm going to do, is install the clean system once again with all the drivers up to date. Then OC a bit the GPU That's going to be a killer machine

Thanks for responds guys .
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