Asus GM501 or GL703GS

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  1. Gnomesley

    Gnomesley Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, I finally got mine about a week ago. So far it's running like a dream. Only one blue screen while I was setting everything up, but nothing since then. The fans are pretty loud at idle, but it's not too bad so I think I'll get used to it. Other than that, this laptop is pretty much perfect for me. The screen is really amazing even compared to my previous laptop (which had a 120 Hz TN panel). When playing GTA V, the CPU and GPU both max out at around 83 C without any undervolt (however, the CPU does clock down to about 3.6 GHz from 3.9 GHz), but with -150 mV on the CPU the temps drop by a few degrees and the CPU reaches max turbo. Those results are with a liquid metal repaste though, so your mileage may vary. I also replaced the SSD that came with the laptop.
     
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    Br3adNButt3r Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well I'm beyond happy that yours is suiting to your needs. Playing any games?

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Gnomesley

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    Other than GTA V, mostly just some non-demanding games so far. Even in those games, the high refresh rate and g-sync really make a difference.
     
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    Br3adNButt3r Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nice!! I play Fortnite, Black Squad, and H1Z1 all of these are free. If you jump on any let me know. I'll add you on discord and steam

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    Which metal paste did you try? I thought it would be cooler with metal liquid . Not sure If I should buy it then because I want it to last me 3-4 years and high temperatures may destroy it sooner.

    Did you find it easy to repaste it? Any change to spill it if you move it a lor?
     
  6. Gnomesley

    Gnomesley Notebook Enthusiast

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    I actually bought mine from HIDevolution, who repasted it for me with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. I would recommend buying it from them if you're worried about repasting (you can also save some money if you don't need the SSD or HDD that come with the laptop and they offer a fairly cheap 32GB RAM upgrade). However, I did take the laptop apart pretty much the moment I got it to take a look. The bottom of the laptop is fairly easy to unscrew (although you have to make sure the HDD mount is unscrewed as well), but a bit tough to separate compared to some other laptops (just had to start from the corners and work my way around). From there, it seems like the heatpipes and fans come off with just a few screws as usual, although I didn't try it. The liquid metal repaste does seem to help quite a bit based on some reviews I've seen, but I can't say by how much exactly. Hope this helps.
     
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    I just ordered mine from HIDevolution as well. Thanks to @Donald@HIDevolution and @Phoenix I feel like between the custom options offered, and the assistance offer to optimize the system, the unit will be just fine. I've read a lot about people undervolting the CPU/GPU and following up with liquid metal, most said it gave them a significant boost in performance, and a nice drops in temps.
     
  8. Ultra Male

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    Congrats man!

    The tweaking session will take anywhere between 2-4 hours so make sure you have enough time on your hand.

    Also, you will need a fast internet connection. I cannot work with a slow connection.

    when you receive your laptop, you will be greeted by the Windows 10 Setup Wizard and you will hear Ms. Cortana speaking, when you are prompted to login to your wireless network, do not do that otherwise you will be forced to sign in with a Microsoft Account, instead, click skip on the bottom left and proceed by entering a username for your computer and so forth.

    Once you're on your desktop, now you can connect to the internet. Download TeamViewer and install it from this link: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

    During the installation, it will ask you if you want to install it for Personal or Commercial Use choose Personal.

    Then logon to the forums and tag me and I'll then send you a private message so we can arrange a time to do the tweaking. All you will need is to run TeamViewer, it will give you a username and ID which you can then pass on to me so I can login to your laptop temporarily to do the tweaks.

    these are the tweaks that I do:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps like 3D Paint, Print 3D, Alarms & Clock, Feedback Hub, Maps, Groove Music, News, Weather, etc.
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling Cortana, Cloud Search etc.
    3- Disabling Microsoft Edge from starting up automatically in the background upon reboot.
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly called Everything which finds any file you want as soon as you start typing even a few letters of its name and it doesn't even rely on the Windows Indexing Service to do this!
    6- Restoring the classic Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu
    8- Removal of the new and useless 3D Objects Folder that appears when you open "Computer"
    9- Completely disabling Windows Defender from its roots (including all scheduled tasks and startup files) for those who want to install their own AV. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is highly recommended if you want the utmost security with the least system performance impact.
    10- Updating all drivers to the latest versions in case they weren't up to date.
    11- Disabling the performance hit that is caused by the Meltdown and Spectre patches recently released by Microsoft (optional, only if you don't mind having this security vulnerability and would rather have your CPU's full performance back)
    12- Overprovisioning your SSD anywhere between 10-20% depending on how much space you can spare to ensure optimal and consistent performance at all times.
    13- Blocking the Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool (which causes a high system load when it is scanning files)
    14- Preventing Microsoft Edge from running on startup in the background
    15- Creating a system restoration image using Macrium Reflect

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  9. TheMisterJAP

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    Reviving this thread! I’m deciding whether to buy the GL703GS or not. Do you recommend it after all? Do you think investing €100-200 more for a ROG Zephyrus M would be better?
     
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    @TheMisterJAP
    After a few months with the GL703GS, I can say that it's really excellent. The only complaint I have is that the fans are fairly loud at idle (but I got used to it). If you absolutely need a 15 inch laptop that is slightly thinner, go for the Zephyrus. However, the GL703GS is actually more light and thin than I expected and I have no problem carrying it around. The main reason I didn't get a Zephyrus is because of the port placement (since there are exhausts on both the left and right sides). The port placement on the GL703GS is just perfect (the ethernet port is even upside down for easier plugging in and out). If you have any specific questions, I'd be glad to answer them.
     
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