*** ASUS ROG G703GX-XS71 Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. cucubits

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    :eek:

    ok, this thing has a mind of its own! All of a sudden it's as if it was unlocked.

    It's exactly as strange as it sounds. I've literally stopped troubleshooting it after I saw that in XTU things were greyed out too. Uninstalled XTU and that was it. I played FC New Dawn last night and nothing else. Haven't touched any other settings in ThrottleStop, I just opened it up now to look around with no purpose and noticed my voltage changes were applied. Can't believe this, can't explain how!


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    wow wow wow.. is that the new bios? OMG, i might want to try uninstall XTU and give it a try. LOL
     
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    No, no new bios. It's still 301, the initial version. I'm not aware of any updates. I really haven't done anything to make this work. Completely surprised too.
     
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    Hmmmm finger crossed. Lol hopefully it works. Btw did u restart after uninstalling XTU?
     
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    No luck. Still the same. :(
     
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    Yes, closed ThrottleStop (didn't uninstall it), installed XTU, reboot, check settings - noticed still greyed out - uninstall - reboot - thats it. Since then I've restarted a couple more times (power on/off for random gaming sessions). Only kept turning on ThrottleStop to apply my initial lower multiplier turbo speed (3.1GHz).

    I can't explain it and now I'm afraid to mess with any settings. Just turned up a bit more the voltages to -100mv for core/cache and -60mv for igpu. So far it does seem to make a difference. Haven't seen it above 70C under load.

    I asked in ThrottleStop thread too, let's see what unclewebb says.
     
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    It makes zero sense to lock down the G703 so I don't think this was deliberate by ASUS. It has ample cooling available, and the previous two models (Kaby Lake/Pascal, Coffee Lake/Pascal) have not had this issue. It sounds like it is shipped with something weird going on with BIOS settings. Especially as you now have it working. Hopefully a reliable method to replicate unlocking it is found for you guys. It's an amazing laptop when tuned (undervolting + overclocking), and we have the benefit of ASUS allowing a much higher GPU TDP being much higher than other brands (I am pretty sure your Turing models also allow up to 200W).
     
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    i am waiting for Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut from Amazon. Gonna try to repaste it and see since i cant undervolt it.

    Just wonder if its gonna void my warranty by repasting it?
     
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    I don't think so. I haven't seen any seals when opening it up. Just be patient and take your time with a guitar pick style pry tool when popping the case for the first time.

    Also, I only repasted the CPU/GPU, I felt that the thick factory paste style pads on the VRMs and other components around there was still good. Plus I didn't have enough new pads to cover all.

    Oh and if you take out the battery (just one extra screw once the lid is off), be sure to put it back. I actually started putting it back together, popped the back on and starting screwing it in place when I realized I had forgotten about the battery :D
     
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    LOL. Hopefully no tiny stickers / seals for UK’s model as well.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Btw, what paste did u used?

    For the vrm(s), i am planning to clean off and apply thermal grizzly Kryonaut on it as well. Since the stock application used paste as well right?

    EDIT: what was your temp before and after?

    I noticed the temp on every cores kinda far apart when i did a test with cinebench r15. Throttling in 1/2 cores and the rest just nice. Scored around 1170.

    Wasn’t looking for any big figure but trying to make it at least “not throttling”.
     
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