ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. thebigbadchef

    thebigbadchef Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi there. No you do not need to do all that. Under the main flat cover (that lifts when you open up your laptop) there should be a small black sticker, you just need to remove that sticky piece and there will be a very small 'connector' for the LED cable. You do not need to remove the heatsink, you don't even need to disassembly your laptop again.
    This bit:
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  3. Marlon Estella

    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    I didn't see any fan control when I re-installed it.
    Unless I'm missing something.

    My fans sound like they are on max settings, even though my temps are between 37c and 41c.
    They slow down every once in awhile, but eventually ramps back up.

    ***Update: Wow, I wondering if I'm missing a driver or something. But this laptop is loud.
    Seriously, I am at idle around 37C and the fans sound like they are at max.


    *****Can someone send a screenshot of their HWMonitor info at idle (and laptop fans at less than 2400RPM)? I think I may have found the culprit, but I just want to double check. Thank you..
     
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  4. GreggoG

    GreggoG Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ahhhh, so that's what that cable is for. I accidentally pulled it out when taking the fan off and I wondered what it controlled.
     
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    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    Updated stress test.
    1 hour of full 16gb memory ROGRealBench.
    Final undervolt at -0.135.
    Temps seem reasonable.

    Also, I updated the current firmware/bios and there is a more up-to-date BIOS than one found in Asus website.
    Bios 302.
    It kind of fixed the max fan issue. The fan ramps down a bit more frequently, but there are still times when the fan spins basically at max even during little to idle times.

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    ***Man...Unfortunately, the fans are still going off. I don't mind that they do, and I can drown them out with music. However, what I am concerned about is the longevity of the fans if they just continue spinning at max regardless.
    Anyone experience this? My fans are constantly at 2400+RPM.
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The fans will start to respond to more factors than just Cpu / Gpu temp. For example, the VRM's, PCH, skin temperature etc.
     
  7. thebigbadchef

    thebigbadchef Notebook Enthusiast

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    Where did you find BIOS version 302? It is not on their official drivers webpage.
     
  8. Marlon Estella

    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    Yeah, it's not on their website which is weird.
    It's an old habit, but I update most things under Device Manager.
    I right-clicked Firmware and then choose Update, and to my surprise there it was, downloading and installing Firmware 302. Rebooted to bios and installed it.
     
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    Oh my - I just did it. I am now running BiOS version 302. How unexpected...(for it to work through Device Manager). It did however ask me to restart and upon restarting it went into BIOS itself and it prompted me to say that BIOS is being upgraded.

    Thank you.
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The fan on nvidia gpu laptop will spin nonetheless. Even if the temp is as cold as 45c or below.

    It is a requirement by Nvidia maybe. I'm not so sure.



    The fan will outlast your realistic usage of this laptop, and by the time that you need a replacement it will be cheap on ebay (this is many years later!)
     
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