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Cool, ok i'll let you know
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Hey guys,

I recently purchased Skyrim for the PC, (to be played on my G73Jh laptop) and ran into some difficulties running all the visual enhancement mods to get the best looking Skyrim in-game experience. The specs are all stock... HD 5870, 1.73-3.33GHz, i7, Ultimate, 6gig RAM, TurboBoost tech, 512 Hard Drive, (SSD I believe) yata, yata... It could not run worth a damn, and that is new to me because this laptop ran all of my games with top-notch settings seamlessly. I have decided, 4 years later, it's time for an upgrade.

I bought the laptop back in 2011, and have never popped it open for anything. Now, in following this thread, it would appear I can disassemble the laptop and make upgrades to memory, WiFi chip, videocard, and hard drive that might save me money (by not purchasing a new gaming laptop) and might even be able to run Skyrim (among other games, of course) how I'd like them to.

This being said, does anyone have experience in the field of loading/running mods for games, and what might be your expert, or professional advice on how to move forward on my project? I want to do as @IAguilar78 and @Wolfnuka have done... So, to you two... How do you think the new rig would handle Skyrim with all this?

I know it has minimum requirements listed towards the top... So is my only issue the RAM? 6GB as opposed to 8? And if that is the case, should I only upgrade my rig to exceed that memory requirement? I've had no issues with my gaming till loading and running these mods, but the idea of adding 30gig to memory gets me a little excited.

Advice? More information necessary?
post #33 of 47
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Hey guys,

I recently purchased Skyrim for the PC, (to be played on my G73Jh laptop) and ran into some difficulties running all the visual enhancement mods to get the best looking Skyrim in-game experience. The specs are all stock... HD 5870M, 1.73-3.33GHz, i7, Ultimate, 6gig RAM, TurboBoost tech, 512 Hard Drive, (SSD I believe) yata, yata... It could not run worth a damn, and that is new to me because this laptop ran all of my games with top-notch settings seamlessly. I have decided, 4 years later, it's time for an upgrade.

I bought the laptop back in 2011, and have never popped it open for anything. Now, in following this thread, it would appear I can disassemble the laptop and make upgrades to memory, WiFi chip, videocard, and hard drive that might save me money (by not purchasing a new gaming laptop) and might even be able to run Skyrim (among other games, of course) how I'd like them to.

This being said, does anyone have experience in the field of loading/running mods for games, and what might be your expert, or professional advice on how to move forward on my project? I want to do as @IAguilar78 and @Wolfnuka have done... So, to you two... How do you think the new rig would handle Skyrim with all this?

I know it has minimum requirements listed towards the top... So is my only issue the RAM? 6GB as opposed to 8? And if that is the case, should I only upgrade my rig to exceed that memory requirement? I've had no issues with my gaming till loading and running these mods, but the idea of adding 30gig to memory gets me a little excited.

Advice? More information necessary?

It is your VRAM that is limiting you, ...and memory bus ...and GPU because it is basically an underclocked HD 5770. The most system RAM Skyrim will use is 4GB.

I just upgraded from a G73jh.

Also, the GPU is more suited for 1600x900 and not 1080p
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hello bankatank... the game of which you speak is very heavy even for laptops today, I suggest that you make some changes to gain more performance from your ASUS ROG G73jh.
I recommend upgrade the included processor (i7-720QM) by one high performance as i7-920XM or i7-940XM, these processors will increase performance and FPS using the same video card HD 5870m.
It is also necessary that you make some software optimization to avoid conflicts between the operating system and video game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ88lBSwUW4
post #35 of 47
Yeah the reason why the GTX 460M beat out the 5870M is because of that extra half gig Vram framebuffer it has. The overall performance of the 5870M is higher, but the 1Gig memory just isn't enough for DX11. Kind of a waste really...
     
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Originally Posted by IAguilar78 View Post

Yes Wolfnuka, that's the same card that I bought it...

If you buy it send me a message to give you the right drivers to work correct in the ASUS G73jh

I just ordered one of these, was wondering if you could point me to the right drivers for it.
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Hi Armadel... the correct driver for G73jh is "KillerSuite_v2_1.0.25.1224_Win7_Win8.exe"

Do not try to put another newer version of this driver because your laptop will be frozen and you have to reformat your computer like I did frown.gif

There are other older version of this driver that have all the exclusives features that killer wireless-n 1202 card includes and it is especially designed to windows 7, unfortunately they can cause some unwanted little noises in the speakers because they are not 100% compatible with the Creative Audigy driver frown.gif

But if that does not bother you like me, the best driver that includes all the features of the Killer Wireless-N 1202 card for windows 7 is the "Killer_wlan1202_6_1_0_305_Win7_64.exe"

Greetings and comments which will work best for you smile.gif
post #38 of 47
Thank you sir. After some scrounging I found the file. NIC won't be here til next week but I'm glad to have the driver well before the card comes. I've seen some other people have done this mod and hadn't heard anything about the drivers freezing the pc.
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Out of curiosity IAguilar78, is the rest of your software up to date? BIOS, vbios, etc? And what version of the creative software are you running? I'm running the Realtek and Creative software from this thread, http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/creative-x-fi-mb-for-your-g73-realtek-hd-2-48.519478/ and it has definitely improved sound quality. I was just wondering if the killer drivers might be more compatable with the newer (than what Asus provides) software.
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I just wanted to confirm for anyone that was looking, that this laptop is capable of taking 8GB modules.

I popped in two 8GB modules today and it shows them under Windows. Seeing how there are 4 slots (3 under laptop and then
the other I assume is under the keyboard or palmrest) I see no reason why this machine can't handle 32GB of ram.

You will need 64 bit windows of course.

I ended up putting in Corsaire Vengeance ram in case someone wants to know the brand.

I can now run some RAM intensive applications and it runs like a champ.

Edited by jonatbaylor - 11/2/15 at 7:18pm
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