ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Fungus99

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    Can someone please confirm whether the Thunderbolt 3 on the Zephyrus M is 2 or 4 lanes?
     
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    I really hate the flimsy raised base vent.
    When I get mine, I'm going to remove the mechanism that props up the panel when the lid opens so it stays permanently closed then laser cut vent holes where the fans are.
    My only concern is the lid hinge may stick beyond the base when opened so I might also have to add some rubber feet on the back.
    I just hope the red LEDs in the vents can be turned off
     
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    i can help to check that. but how to?
     
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    I'm not sure.
     
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    If that is the case, you have wasted your time pasting it.

    I run OEM paste, just undervolted to -125mV and under full load CPU hits max. 94 while GPU hits max. 82C after around 1.5 hours of Witcher 3.
     
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    I also ran OEM paste before, but with worse results, especially on the core differential.
    Not all CPU's are the same.
     
  7. Fungus99

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    Can anyone confirm if the refresh gx501 using the original design with the shifted down keyboard has the improved keyboard like the M counterpart and if Optimus/g-sync switch is also available?
    The only things I know is it also has the refreshed 8th gen CPU and updated the 144hz display. I not even sure it has g-sync.
     
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    There is basically no reviews for the updated gx501 with 8th gen and gtx1080mq.
    Is there actually any advantage to having the keyboard shifted down mean in the centre like tradition laptops?
    The old body actually thinner and shorter than the M Zephyrus.
     
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    I'm looking to get the revised gx501 with the gtx1080mq and the 8th gen chip.
    Are both ram slot open or just the one like on the original?
     
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    I'm eyeing the refresh of the new model, ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74, with the Core i7-8750H this time. Anybody know if it has the same exact battery? I've seen horror stories of the previous model (with the i7-7700HQ) inflating and pushing the keyboard upwards. Was wondering if the refresh fixed this issue or not? I don't expect stellar battery life nor do I really care about it as I have mine plugged in most of the time. But I want one that doesn't try to explode.

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