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My old Asus G1S was a nightmare to keep cool even using a cooling pad.

So I'm just leaning toward to the Asus G74 or the G75.
They seem to have a way better cooling system than the G1S.

I'm just open this thread to know if they are both good choices for gaming under safe temps and after read this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1364084/serious-sam-3-not-working-on-my-asus-g46-laptop

Does the G74 or the G75 cool well enough?
Should I look other brands?

Thanks in advance.
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I own a an Asus G75vx, its cooling is amazing compare to the older G-Series. My buddy owned an older G-series, forgot which model it was but he bought it back in 2008? The keyboard surface on those older G-series would get so hot, they burned you after a while.

I've been gaming on this G75VX for the last few days and so far it remains extremely cool to the touch, considering its size, I had placed it on my lap while browsing the web and I couldn't even feel the heat off it. Even with my GPU overclocked to the max with afterburner its still under 70C, so far the cooling has been pretty good and the price is just right for this laptop.

The look and design of this laptop is just killer, I think it looks better than the MSI gaming laptops and the keyboard is better spaced than the MSI gaming laptops from my personal opinion.

Asus and Alienware's got the best looking laptops in my opinion.
Edited by httuner - 3/1/13 at 9:13am
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post #3 of 9
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Hi httuner, thanks for your help here. REP+

I'm really appreciate your thoughts about the G75VX vs old G-series.
I will admit that I've also impressed with Alienware's.

I purchased my old Asus G1S just in 2008.
The panel surface with the instant keys and the led status indicators between the display and the keyboard get rather hot.
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It seems they fixed that heat issue with the new design, it all blows out the back and this rubberized feel coating on the laptops looks great and doesn't take on fingerprints easily compare to the glossy finish from the older G-series.

I just finished playing a few games and had HWMonitor up, nothing seems to go above 65-67C on both GPU and CPU (But I bet if I redid the thermal paste in this laptop the temps would probably dropped down as they never usually apply thermal paste properly during assembly or just use cheap stuff, seems to be like this with every manufacturer. (I'm waiting for warranty to expire before I open it up and modify it)

I got +135mhz overclock on GPU core and +1000mhz on GPU Memory Clock, this GPU sure was more than I expected and overclocks like a dream, could probably push it more but afterburner is at its limits. I only paid 1300USD for this laptop and got it from Best Buy a few days ago, which I think is the best value/price.

The screen is a matte finished which is great to reduce reflections and is full 1080p (Its a samsung LCD, so you know its a good LCD) The screen hinges feels sturdy.

Best of all, upgrades are easy_ Can support up to two Storage drives and 32gb of ram if you so choose to upgrade to 32gb(Which is overkill)

I am currently working on unlocking hidden options within this laptop's BIOS, all the overclocking features and options are there! I see them inside the Bios Via Hex Editor and AMIBCP, it's just taking some time to unlock these features, but I suppose a good week and I can get finish an unlock Bios to try and flash it_ (can't wait) I know I might kill my laptop if the flash goes wrong and doesn't work but if it does work I'm sure many others will thank me for it_
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post #5 of 9
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How about the sound quality?
I've heard that Asus's speakers aren't great.
My G1s also doesn't have good speakers but they're still fine for me.

Nice to know about the G75VX cooling capabilities.
I've also heard about Asus's using Samsung's screens. Nice info here.

I'm pretty sure that people will be impressed about unlocking these hidden options and features within the Bios.

But please, be careful about unlocking the Bios and also going in very high overclocks. thumb.gif
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The speakers aren't so great at all, they are decent, Good enough for me, although if your hardcore into music_ it'll be worth investing in some nice headphones_ They are still fine for video games and watching movies and such but hey what can you expect from a laptop when it comes to sound quality? It's not like the laptop has a BOSE sound system built into it lol tongue.gif but hook it up to some nice Bose headsets and your good to go_

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post #7 of 9
Yeah, you don't buy a laptop for their good speakers; You don't buy the car for the Radio it has. tongue.gif

The best sounding speakers I had were off the Toshiba Qosmio I had prior to this Alienware. wink.gif Those had some serious bass for what they had. Harmon/Kardon speakers are the shiznit.
     
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post #8 of 9
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Haha, I agree what all posted here about laptops and the built-in sound quality. thumb.gif

Built-in sound quality in laptops should be pointless on gaming and for general purposes.
Desktop monitors with built-in speakers doesn't have also great sound quality.
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Haha, I agree what all posted here about laptops and the built-in sound quality. thumb.gif

Built-in sound quality in laptops should be pointless on gaming and for general purposes.
Desktop monitors with built-in speakers doesn't have also great sound quality.

Hehehe, yeah, I use the Logitech G35 Headset with my machine. It's almost never unplugged, and if it is it's usually plugged into actual speakers that I move from other parts of the house. tongue.gif
     
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