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Asus G73JW-3DE Owners Lounge

Discussion in 'ASUS Reviews and Owners' Lounges' started by Voodooi, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. Voodooi

    Voodooi AFK for a while...

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    Welcome to the G73JW-3DE Owners Lounge!

    In this thread, we will discuss the good and the bad of this particular unit. In additional, we'll be helping eachother troubleshoot problems and share our ownership experience.

    Potential buyers are welcome of course and can ask anything they choose.

    ...will update this thread sometime soon and personal review in progress - Been extremely busy with the holidays.
     
  2. Mindtilt

    Mindtilt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Very nice initiative Voodooi. I was wondering if somebody can help me install 260.99 drivers on my g73jw-3de, i know 3d will stop working, but i need a more reliable driver i want constant fps in my games and belive the 261.14 driver is causing games delays. My friend installed the 260.99 driver on his g73jw-a1 and drivers worked with a modificated .inf file, but here this same inf is useless.

    EDIT: I discover how to install 260.99 drivers, you need to make an adicional change in your inf file , go to device manager and choose display adapters . right click on your gtx 460M and you will see combo, select hardware ids and you will see our id is different from g73jw-a1 my id is this one: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD1&SUBSYS_203D1043&REV_A1. Open your modify nvam.inf(based on 260.63 drivers) file and change all 20141043 entry(2 entrys need to be modified) for 203D1043(our model), save file and gg.
    Obs: drivers does not fix the sc2 problem i have, freezing the game sometimes. Crysis warhead got some random sound+fps freeze too. Going to test other games later.
     
  3. Moorish

    Moorish Notebook Enthusiast

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    Was really close to buying an A1 till I saw this. Are there any release dates? I couldn't see any.

    I'm in the UK and it looks like (for all of the g73 series) its must cheaper to import it, or get my girlfriend to pick it up next time she's home (shes from NY).

    Is this a good deal? Certainly seems it to me but hey, what do I know :)

    V.interested in buying it. Any info would be great.
     
  4. Panther214

    Panther214 Notebook Evangelist

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    i'd say its a great deal.. it won't beat an A1 in pure gaming performance but if u want 3D , go ahead and get it. If you don't , your better off with an A1 or B1.

    Panther214
     
  5. Mindtilt

    Mindtilt Notebook Enthusiast

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    I live in brazil and got my g73jw-3de from BH(new york).Overall the laptop is very good but I notice some problems. The most irritating one is that some games random freezes for 1 second and continue normally after, i cant discover why, its furmark/prime 95 stable, must be some driver issue.
     
  6. Yarly

    Yarly Newbie

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    Thanks Voodooi.

    I've had mine for a few weeks now, and I love it!

    This thread is bookmarked to answer Q's.



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    The keyboard backlight will stop working as soon as you run updates.
    Go here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx and download ATK (2)
    Version V1.0.0007
     
  7. Voodooi

    Voodooi AFK for a while...

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    Yeah it sucks that we can't use the latest drivers. I had having to choose between 3D working and up to date drivers lol.

    I'm going to keep stock for now since I haven't noticed any major issues and we found a resolution to the game lag (posted in the other 3DE thread). :)
     
  8. DCx

    DCx Banned!

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    There are a lot of 3D relevant posts in the G53JW thread, just as a heads up. I know, I know, it's the 15inch not the 17 inch model... but they've got lots of discussion over drivers going on...
     
  9. Lee-

    Lee- Notebook Consultant

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    I finally got my laptop! :D
    First impression: It's humongous

    About the bloatwares:
    Did this laptop come with any bloatwares?
    I think I don't see any.

    I'll post more about it later!
     
  10. Voodooi

    Voodooi AFK for a while...

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    Yeah, it's out of stock until the start of January right now. Very popular unit, despite the annoying issues that comes with it (all user fixable).

    You should order it now and get it delivered to your GF NY hotel/house. Earlier you order, the more chances you have of getting it on that date.

    Edit: Actually, GenTechPC has some in stock. I was just about to grab the date for you and saw "instock" instead.
     
  11. Kyoka Suigetsu

    Kyoka Suigetsu Notebook Consultant

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    it is in stock right now.
     
  12. Lee-

    Lee- Notebook Consultant

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    I'm getting about 50-52 Celsius on CPU and 42 Celsius on GPU while surfing web and steam downloading.
    (Got the laptop with thermal upgrade)
    Is this normal? What's yours?
     
  13. net2522

    net2522 Newbie

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    Hi guys
    I've got C300 ssd 128 for my c:(OS)
    XT Hybrid d:
    (patition of c:) f:


    Can i put the partition drive back as one(only c:)? because my c:(OS) very low free space now only 300mb /27g ,and how can i format the os drive. Thank a lot
     
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    raYnGER Newbie

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    Hey Guys, im from germany and i've got a 3D model of the g73jw, but i have a question, the touchpad supports multitouch but i can't scroll down/up with it?

    Or is there maybe a new driver to fix that?

    Thanks,

    raYn
     
  15. Nightman

    Nightman Notebook Enthusiast

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    For me to scroll up and down using the touch pad I have to place my finger over to the right side near the edge of the touch pad for it to work. It doesn't seem to work any place else for me. Hope that helps you out.
     
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    kiwibuddy Notebook Guru

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    Hey guys,
    I'm interested in purchasing the new 3DE model, but, as a G71G owner, I've noticed a lot of flaws in Asus' drivers that makes the laptop a deal breaker. For instance, I still have the occasional double keystroke issue. (ex: whenn I type two keys appear). Another issue is not so responsive touchpad as opposed to the Vaios series.

    With that said, can you guys give me some feedback on some flaws you see with the model? I know I read somewhere that there has been some constant chokes when gaming on this laptop. Any news on that? Any other flaws you guys would like to share? Other than that, I'm down to either getting this or waiting on the newer Sandy Bridge model in the coming month,
     
  17. Lee-

    Lee- Notebook Consultant

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    Didn't seem to find any flaws yet.
    Also, I dont have problems on any games I played on such as BC2(online for hours)and Batman.

    Here's some Furmark Benchmark.
    1HR Furmark
    1HR Furmark(2)
     
  18. raYnGER

    raYnGER Newbie

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    Nightman Thanks it workes well :D
     
  19. Mindtilt

    Mindtilt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Your temps are ok. 45 -46-50-45 celsius for my cpu cores and 43 for gpu now.
    IDK why core 3 is hotter maybe wrong termal paste aplication but i think its ok.My thermal paste is stock.

    Very nice gpu temperature under stress.
    You got thermal paste upgrade? I got 75 - 79 celsius stressing with furmark but it`s summer here in Brazil
     
  20. Lee-

    Lee- Notebook Consultant

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    W/o programs running
    Power Plan: Balance
    Idle Temp (used HWiNFO32 Sensor Status): [CPU]39-40C [GPU]41C
    Ambient Temp: 24C

    Yeah I got the thermal upgrade.
     
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