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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Hi all, I have a G51J on hold at a local retailer for 1469 CAD (1,389 USD) + tax and I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger and go pick it up.

    Model: G51J-A1
    Screen: 15.6\" FHD (1920x1080)
    Processor: Intel i7-720QM (1.60GHz Quad-Core)
    Chipset: Intel PM55 + ICH9M
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz, (2GB+2GB), max. 4GB
    Hard Disk: 640G 7200RPM (320G x 2)
    Video Card: NV GTX 260M 1GB VRAM DDR3
    Network: 802.11B/G/N, 10/100/1000
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    Weight: 8 lbs
    Optical DVD Drive: 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual layer
    Webcamera: 2.0M
    Ports (usb/fw/eSATA/IR/BT): 4/1/1/0/1
    VGA/DVI/TVO/HDMI: 1/0/0/1
    Last edited by CCz_Cataphract; 2nd February 2010 at 02:38 PM.
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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    I would wait to see if the JX is a better model with that 360. It may reward your patience if it ends up being a better machine for the same price(ish).
    Originally Posted by Stealth bomber W :
    Your retarded arnt you jerk? Why don't you just take some of that moldy money you took from a senior citizen or some other poor person and take you frigin car to the shop. You don't seem very ediucated to me or it's just that you can afford to take your stuff to a shop well relaty check sonny not everyone can afford to do that. So what do you think now Troll.......

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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Hai guys...
    i have a plan to upgrade my memory (ram) asus G51J-A1 to 6GB ( 2GB 1033mhz, 4GB 1333 Mhz brand Gskill)
    it's will make problems? give me your arguments please...
    thx...

    btw what effect if i upgrade to 6 GB? ( in my mind i will upgrade to 8GB lol )
    Last edited by plused; 10th February 2010 at 05:36 PM.

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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Here's my experience with the G51J so far.

    Day 1: taken aback by horrible screen quality, but impressed with speed
    Week 2: no sound through speakers, constant BSOD playing MW2.
    Week 6: GPU peaks at 108 celius one night, next morning screen is fried.

    Worst laptop i've ever owned. There's a reason why the alienware is so much more expensive, i should have known. Buyers beware.

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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Quote Originally Posted by teflonsheep View Post
    Here's my experience with the G51J so far.

    Day 1: taken aback by horrible screen quality, but impressed with speed
    Week 2: no sound through speakers, constant BSOD playing MW2.
    Week 6: GPU peaks at 108 celius one night, next morning screen is fried.

    Worst laptop i've ever owned. There's a reason why the alienware is so much more expensive, i should have known. Buyers beware.
    1) Of course it is horrible if you compare it to the most expensive ones. The screen is passable and one of the reason it is cheap.

    2) The sound through speakers is an issue of hardware due to a limit switch broken. RMA it and it will be fixed in no time. BSOD has already been fixed with a BIOS update.

    3) GPU temp was too high and I am surprised you didn't noticed that before. Anything above 100C is too hot so you probably got a bad unit.


    Since the first sign of problems you should have send it for repairs. I was probably the very first G51J owner, and I don't see GPU temps above 92C, I have no sound problems and no BSOD thanks to the BIOS update.


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    Lv Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Hello!

    I want to buy Thermal Module Assembly for Asus G51J-A1, like this in G50V:
    http://estore.asus.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=5041
    Does any of You know where to get it?

    Week 2: no sound through speakers
    I also now have problem with speakers:
    http://www.btoforums.com/showthread....3015#post13015
    I don't want to send back laptop to USA, can i fix it in Latvia-Asus-Service-Center?
    ryzeki - what did You mean by this:
    and it will be fixed in no time
    ? Is it motherboard change?
    Last edited by jurisgr; 13th February 2010 at 07:33 AM. Reason: ryzeki
    Now: G51J-A1 (Intel Ci7 1.6>2.8(1333), RAM 4GB(1333), GPU 260M GTX Class1, 1920x1080, Seagate 1TB ASG, Razer Orochi) FurM = 0.5h-101C Max on ambient 26C.
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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU ACTIONS.

    I think Ryzeki is talking about the headphone jack being stuck. This is a pic of a larger phone plug that should give you a general idea of how it works:



    An easy way to fix this is to insert and remove a headphone connector into the jack until it stops sticking. If a normal insertion and removal doesn't do it after a few tries you can stick it in halfway and push the side that is towards the rear of the case to the front as you remove it:



    If this does not work you can use a small paperclip or a toothpick to GENTLY press on it and it should move back into position or pry it out towards the center of the jack a tiny bit if it's really stuck. If you shine a flashlight into the port you should see the stuck part of the connector in the middle of the jack towards the rear side of the case.



    It is fragile, so again, make sure to use the utmost care.

    If you are under warranty consider sending it back for an RMA if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself.
    Last edited by ALLurGroceries; 13th February 2010 at 08:34 AM. Reason: added pics
     

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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    Hi all, I have a G51J on hold at a local retailer for 1469 CAD (1,389 USD) + tax and I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger and go pick it up.
    I have had mine since the 1st week Dec 09...very happy with it..no BSOD issue. the only thing I would siggest is to remove some of the "bloatware" BUT for sure remove Creative Audio Drivers / Software, once I removed these any "issues" I had with Bioshock .exe errors, ImGburn, ripping Programs immediately dissapeared.
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    Hi guys first post. I just purchased a G51JX-A1 from PowerNoteBooks (thanks Tim for all your patience).

    I added the following to the standard config:

    8 mbs 1066 ram
    ICD7 compound
    Intel 5300 card
    US three year warranty

    I have a couple questions:
    1) I think I read here over the weekend that thereís an open second drive bay
    2) If so, is it a problem installing a second HDD if I pick up the HDD Bracket Assy from Asus
    3) Provided there is, is there a way to do a RAID config
    4) Iíll be transferring from a Dell with XP, is there an easy way to get everything moved? Apparently you canít do a direct from XP to win7

    This is my first custom build and I have no experience under the hood. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    AB

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    Default Re: G51J-A1 Owners Lounge

    asus locked it in at 1067 anyone who actually upgraded the ram with 1333 or better would be cool to know if it recognized it and didn't downclock it....

    it's true??? or not??? please help me..

 

 

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