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Any Other ASUS NX90JQ Owners?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Texsinbad, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. wannagofast

    wannagofast Newbie

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    A RMA generally requires you sending everything back to the seller for a replacement or credit. MS is who would issue you the RMA. This laptop was a clearance sale item so what MS told me was all sales are final and there was nothing th
    ey could do about missing items and Asus said it's a MS problem as I did not buy it from them. All I know is I will never buy from MS store ever again.

    When you turn the laptop on and the Asus splash screen is shown press F2 to enter the BIOS and it will show what version on the front page. Or go to system info in Windows and it list the version there also.
     
  2. Texsinbad

    Texsinbad Notebook Enthusiast

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    Regarding the missing components, I received an email for ASUS telling me to contact ASUS Product Support to get an RMA number for service. I haven’t done that, but will, and keep you informed.

    Questions regarding this model:

    1. Another member mentioned upgrading to an SSD. What is an SSD and what does it do or improve?

    2. I read a reviewer who said they made their own System Recovery DVDs and that it took about 2 ½ hours. I thought I did, but it only took about 3 minutes. Anybody else make any and how long did it take?

    3. I haven’t had a computer with partitions in the hard drives like this one. It is almost like having 4 small hard drives. Is this good, bad, or makes no difference?

    4. Which of these ASUS Downloads do I need? I really don’t know what they are or do.

    A. BIOS Utilities--Windows BIOS Flash Utility and AFLASH2 Utility
    B. AI Recovery utility
    C. ASUS Configuration Utility
    D. Power4Gear Hybrid Utility
    E. Mult Utility
    F. ASUS IP Switch Utility
    G. ASUS Wireless Switch (Wireless Console3) Utility
    H. ASUS FancyStart Utility
    I. ASUS Data Security Manager Utility
    J. SmartLogon Utility
    K. System Monitor Utility
    L. ITE remote controller application
    M. Intel(R)_Management_Engine_Interface
    N. Keyboard Device Filter Utility
    O. Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver

    Thanks
     
  3. CPup

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    Hey Gang:

    I also bought the NX90JQ through the MS Store when it came down to under $1K, plus I got a free XBox with Educational coupon.

    Say, I believe the machine came with 1 4GB RAM chip. I would like to upgrade to 12 MB. Any recommendations on what brand of RAM I should buy for this ASUS?
    Crucial has the 4GB module for $37.

    Feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Also, has anyone found a guide on how to upgrade the RAM? Do I just need to remove the cover underneath?

    Thanks,

    Will
     
  4. CPup

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    Hey Wannagofast:
    Did you remove one of the Hard Drives to install the SSD? or is there an additional bay for it? Would be cool to boot OS from an SSD! Do you notice speed?
    What did you get for SSD? RAM Brand?

    Thanks,

    Will

     
  5. Texsinbad

    Texsinbad Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought 8 gigs of RAM from Crucial. They were about $80. I am not that computer literate; so, I am not sure if they were good or the best.

    I did a search on Youtube for NX90 or NX90JQ, and there is a 3 part series starting with unboxing. One of these, tells and shows how to take the bottom cover off and install RAM and other things.

    For myself, I was scared of doing something wrong and the RAM chip was a lot harder to push in than I thought it would be.
     
  6. starstern

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    4. Kinda same as the display...the speakers are good not great. At least I don't have to use headphones to hear sound like with most laptops I have owned in the past.??????????????????????????????????????????????????
    had you found any laptop before that you would put your term on it good speakers ?
     
  7. CPup

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    Thanks Texas!! I'll look for the youtube unboxing.
    I've bought Crucial before, but always looking for opinions.

    Will


     
  8. wannagofast

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    Ok good luck with the RMA.

    A SSD = Solid State Drive. A SSD replaces the Hard Drive. The main benefits of a SSD are: big increase in read/write speeds, no moving parts (ie the platter spinning and the head moving over the platter), and less heat. Realistically where you would see the difference is, boot times and shut down time will be cut in half if not more and big files take less time to copy/write to the SSD than a HDD. This is the second SSD I have purchased and I don't think I can ever go back to a HDD.

    A full recovery disc is basically a ISO image of the whole hard drive. So if your HDD fails you can put a new HDD in and throw the disc in and have a fuctioning computer again. The back up you did was just for programs, pics, vids, docs, etc...the OS/Windows did not get saved and without that you are SOL, unless you by a new copy of Windows.

    Unless MS removed some programs while doing their service your laptop has all those programs installed. Like I said before the only thing you should need to update is the GPU driver and only if you want too. I did not notice any difference between what ver the laptop shipped with and the most current ver.
     
  9. wannagofast

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    I actually removed both HDD and just have the SSD drive installed. And, yes there are only two HDD slots so one would have to be removed for a SSD to be installed. The drive slot below the fan is sata port one, and that should be the drive with the OS on it (that's how mine was set-up) so remove that one if you want to put a SSD with OS on it, and you can use the second HDD for pics, vids, etc.

    I use Intel SSD. They are not the fastest but I think they are much more reliable. I own two, the one for the NX90, and one I have in my other laptop for about 5 months. No problems thus far. If you by Intel SSD make sure you download the Intel SSD toolbox software to use with the drive. I am a big fan of GSkill RAM. I have used it in three desktop builds and two laptops...never had a problem, even overclocking the RAM on the desktops no issues.

    Just one note about the RAM slots: when I first put my two sticks of RAM in I put them in slots 1 and 2, turned the computer on and it still had the RAM running in single channel mode. So I put the second stick into slot 3 and now they are running dual channel. It's probably better that way anyway because it leaves some space between the two sticks.

    No. I consider most laptop speakers to be worthless. I guess I was expecting a little bit better performace being that it's Bang & Olufsen and they hyped up that fact. So, these are the best speakers I have heard with a laptop...just not $1,800-$2,000 (retail cost of laptop) worthy, IMO.
     
  10. Texsinbad

    Texsinbad Notebook Enthusiast

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    In my first post, I asked if there were other Computer forums that have a section for ASUS owners.

    I know that there are more NX90JQ owners than the few who have responded here. I would like to contact other owners to exchange info.

    Any other good ASUS forums?

    Thanks
     
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