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Hey guys today my refurbished ASUS G74sx-bbk7 arrived and i couldn't be happier. At the moment I'm creating the recovery DVDs, after that's done what are some of your suggested things I should do or install to get the most out of my purchase?

Thanks in advance.
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For anti spyware,spybot and ad-aware.For antivirus,avg free.System Mechanic to optimize laptop. Diskeeper to keep hard drives defragged.And ccleaner to decrud your latop.

Also,I suggest trying driver detective for drivers.One scan and BAM every driver update.
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Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
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post #3 of 14
For antivirus and malware, get Microsoft Security Essentials with Malwarebytes. There are some other free antivirus programs like Avast!, AVG, Avira, Comodo, and Panda Cloud and they're all great so it doesn't matter but malwarebytes is most likely a must.
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Thanks you two.
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post #5 of 14
Anything else?
Trinity
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Trinity
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post
For anti spyware,spybot and ad-aware.For antivirus,avg free.System Mechanic to optimize laptop. Diskeeper to keep hard drives defragged.And ccleaner to decrud your latop.

Also,I suggest trying driver detective for drivers.One scan and BAM every driver update.
Hmm... Will have to try a few of those myself.


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Asus VS247 Asus VS247 Ducky Shine III Black/White Corsair 850 
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Anything else?
Is it acceptable to leave it connected to the power cord 24/7, not necessarily running 24/7 though?
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post #8 of 14
First , Congratulations this is a BEAST of a laptop .. !

Second , Install a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 64bit ..

Third , Install your favorite apps and of course install all DRIVERS ..

Fourth , For an anti-virus install Microsoft Security Essentials , It's light and effective ..
For me I bought Norton Internet Security 2012 because I download TROJAN everyday ..

And at last enjoy playing Crysis , WoW and whatever game you like !
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1TB-8GB SSD Hybrid Hard Drive Windows 8.1 x64 15.6" 1920x1080 Backlit Keyboard 
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaXT3R View Post
Is it acceptable to leave it connected to the power cord 24/7, not necessarily running 24/7 though?
I do with mine. It recharges if your battery discharges due to temps or something but there's a possibility that your AC adapter will get too hot to touch , same with your battery. It hasn't happened in the states but when I was in China I'm pretty sure I could make some pancakes on my AC adapter. Then again, my laptop is pretty old. It might degrade the battery life in your laptop but it will degrade either way, probably at the same rate. I think it's possibly better to keep it plugged in since if you unplug it, it will discharge some how and that adds 1 to the discharge and charge count of some cells. The cells won't overcharge since the battery automatically stops charging after it's full. Don't worry, nothing will explode, even in countries with 240V as the standard.

Simply put, plugged in is fine 24/7 and is better unplugged but that's just my opinion.
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
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post #10 of 14
Visit Black Vipers web site for info on some real optimization. Things you don't need on start up or even running.

Personally, i would wipe the drive and fresh install os, your apps, your games, and visit BV site.
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CRUCIAL 64GB SSD 1-VR300 4X F3 1TB SAMSUNG 22X SATA DVD BURNER WINDOWZ 7 64BIT 23'' ACER P235H WS 
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