ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Marlon Estella

    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    After a couple of days and some tweaking, I just couldn't bare it.
    My older Gigabyte P35Wv4 is quiet on the same types of tasks, and only ramps up the fan when gaming or doing heavy tasks.
    Also, the lifting mechanism of the bottom plate is amazing in theory. A lot of air going in and out and cools the laptop effortlessly. However, practical it is not. I use the laptop on my lap sometimes, and by doing so the bottom part gets pushed back.
    In addition, closing the laptop (if someone were to use a 2nd screen) is also not ideal due to closing of the air intakes from the front.

    I'm hoping the fan issue is just my specific laptop, and that a thermal sensor is off or not calibrated or something. But I will be returning it due to the other issues.
    Very nice laptop though.
     
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  2. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Does that laptop have optimus?

    No laptop nowdays with nvidia gpu allows itself to run passively afaik
     
  3. Marlon Estella

    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    No it doesn't. But it's for sure a lot more quiet than the GX501 (and it's a couple of generations older, 5700HQ and 970m).
     
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    maybe asus is being careful on this machine since the heatsink is much thinner compared to other gaming laptops, so that's why the fan is set to always on
     
  5. Jesse Rockwell

    Jesse Rockwell Notebook Enthusiast

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  6. clayton006

    clayton006 Notebook Evangelist

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    Any idea if we can get optimus to work on this laptop given that the new GM501 is getting that option? I bought a new XPS 13 (9370) for battery life, but it would be nice to have some battery life in this thing as well.
     
  7. pitha1337

    pitha1337 Notebook Consultant

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    Yesterday I was wondering what the „ECO“ Mode in ROG Center ist all about. I was kinda suprised when testing PUBG with „ECO Off“ and „ECO On“.

    ECO off: CPU all 4 Cores at 3400 - 3500mhz at 78-81C, GPU at 1500 - 1700 mhz at 75C. Fans quite loud.

    ECO on: CPU all 4 Cores at 3400 - 3500mhz at 82-85C, GPU at 1500 - 1700 mhz at 81C. Fans half as loud as before. Really quite for a Gaming Notebook.

    Repasted with LM and changed the Thermal glue.

    So is ECO Mode only for the fans? Could‘t see any change in performance.
     
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  8. vegetaeater

    vegetaeater Notebook Evangelist

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    If verified, this would be an amazing find.
    Would buy one of these in a heartbeat if they weren't so loud.
     
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  9. pitha1337

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    I will test it a bit a further and will give a Update.

    Running BIOS 302 (Updated via Device Manager) and undervolted via throttlestop (-125mv).

    Got the 1080MQ.
     
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    One of the usb port on my zephyrus is powered even when the laptop is shut down and it drains my battery. Is there a way to disable it?
     
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