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Asus G53, the smaller version of the G73jh

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by yoyosupmang, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. lysdexik

    lysdexik Newbie

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    huh? what do you mean?
     
  2. DCx

    DCx Banned!

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    easier to access on the bottom.
     
  3. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    I guess they changed the 2nd hard drive placement from the JW to SW model?
     
  4. lysdexik

    lysdexik Newbie

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    So I am wondering if it is something I am doing wrong or what.. I reformatted the computer with Windows 7 X64 to get rid of all the bloatware. I then reinstalled all of the G53 drivers that I thought I would need from the Asus website, and the microphone sounds TERRIBLE. I did not test it before I reformatted, but I have been playing with the settings and unless I put microphone boost all the way up, I'm barely audible and it sounds like I'm in a can.
     
  5. El Profe

    El Profe Notebook Consultant

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    For the G53J, where is the key to adjust the contrast on the display? I can only find the brightness (F5-6) but cant find the contrast key...

    thanks
     
  6. Phillyblunz

    Phillyblunz Newbie

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    Hey guys I got the G53sw-A1 and loving it so far.

    But, when I plug in my usb 3.0 external HDD I get a message that "this device can preform faster in a USB 3.0 port"

    ?? I'm using the blue port marked SS, what am I missing here?

    External is a Verbatim 1TB usb 3.0 HDD. 3.5" externally powered.

    Can anyone help me? I find no love by searching google.

    Thanks.
     
  7. stege

    stege Notebook Consultant

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    You need to install the latest USB 3.0 drivers. I'm assuming you have W7 64 so here you go!
     
  8. Phillyblunz

    Phillyblunz Newbie

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    Ok cool, I do have windows 7 64bit home premium going on.

    My usb 3.0 driver currently is V3.0.119.1

    I will install that which you have linked to and report kind sir.
     
  9. Phillyblunz

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    sorry but should I use the windows installer or the Aspatch?
     
  10. stege

    stege Notebook Consultant

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    run install64.msi
     
  11. Phillyblunz

    Phillyblunz Newbie

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    This should be below the next comment but anyway,

    I got rid of then verbatim and bought an OCZ Solid 3 drive, installed in usb3.0 enclosure and did some tests.

    Despite some test spikes up to 102MB/s the drive consistantly performs at 60MB/s write and 90MB/s read.

    Not ten times usb2.0 but its a start and its consistant or better then this at all times.

    I did however notice the speed decrease with every test i did, whereas the external HDD got faster each time slightly up to a point.

    I hate technology, LOL.
     
  12. Phillyblunz

    Phillyblunz Newbie

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    I did a search and wiped every mention of Fresco from my lappy, and even went to uninstal programs and got rid of the Fresco controller.

    Then your link worked, now to test the speeds!!!!!! So now my version is now V3.0.116.3 after using your link.
    (the funny thing is asus support reccommended an even older version V3.0108.16 but I cant find it anywhere.)
    To be sure, I'm still getting the message "this device can perform faster"

    So I was using driver V3.0.119.1 and getting 25MB/s,

    Then with no driver device wouldnt show up at all when in 3.0 port,

    Then went down to your link driver of V3.0.116.3 and got the following results:

    a 1.5GB file transfered from the lappy to the external took 42 seconds. (35MB/s)
    the same 1.5GB file transferred back to the lappy in 9 seconds!!!!(150MB/s)
    (repeated these tests twice to same results)

    So I am going to try and figure out why read/write speed differs so much. 150MB/s to 35MB/s.

    Do you think my external drive is kinda crapish?

    Also I think I will try the V3.0.119.1 drivers again, hopefully what-ever slowed them down got removed in this whole ordeal, lol.

    Thanks guy you da man.

    Is my result decent? Or should I actually see 500MB/s transfer speed for both read and write?

    Cheers.
     
  13. diskdrive

    diskdrive Newbie

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    Here is a question I just can't make up my mind on.

    Which do you get?

    g53sx
    i7-2670QM 2.2GHz
    15.6 inch
    8G RAM
    500G drive
    GTX 560M
    resolution 1920x1080
    2 year warrenty
    total cost including $16 shipping ~$1387.81
    This laptop will likely fit in my current 17inch laptop bag.

    g74sx - refurb
    i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
    17.3 inch
    8G RAM
    1T drive
    GTX 560M
    resolution 1600x900
    90 day warrenty
    total cost with free shipping ~$1073.49
    Will not fit in my 17inch laptop bag so I'd have to buy a new one for ~$90-100.

    I really like how the g74 is setup and looks, plus its cheaper by ~$300. The lack of warrently could be a issue but I take my laptop in and out of the bag 3-5 times a day, I don't know if I want to lug that around 5-6 days a week. Plus the savings are used up due to needing a larger bag.

    I can't say the g53 looks bad, there are a few things like usb port locations that I dislike and I hear the keypad and touch pad aren't the best. At 15.6 inches it had better fit in my 17 inch bag and it has a better processer with everything else being about the same or irrelvant to my needs. Is better for travel due to less weight and smaller size.

    From my scouring the web I get the impression the g53 can get a bit hot, but so far as I can tell the g74 has less of a problem due to larger vents and overal size.

    Whats one to do? Or should I just wait till christmas or black friday in hopes for something better/discounted or wait for them to figure out how to get that gtx 560m into a small form.
     

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