ASUS Strix GL504 Hero II - thoughts? feed back?

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  1. thegh0sts

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    hmmm....best thermal pad thickness for the chips that are covered by the heatsink?
     
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    The premium one is 0.5mm, and the standard one typically used is 1.0mm.
     
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    I guess I'll go for the 1.0mm just in case.

    EDIT: TBH I've never seen a laptop manufacturer use paste on the VRMs...that to me is odd.
     
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    Walmart has this one at $1,150. The specs are good on it with the 1060, but I'll want to add another stick of Ram with it's 8 gb. Anyone know if the 8 gb ram is two 4 gb sticks? What are the thoughts on this laptops thermal performance now that it has been out for a while?
     
  5. y590

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    Good questions.
    Has anyone had experience with all the RGB in Ubuntu/linux? Able to turn it off?
     
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    It doesn't turn off without the utility. Unless you can tap into EC firmware to change functions.
     
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    Yikes! I definitely thought Asus cleaned up their act but removing control from users (like adjusting fan curve) is causing them to be too smart for their own good (building a system that self manages itself).

    I believe the Overpowered 15/17 have similar aesthetics to the asus whilst offering control to the user.

    I still think Asus aesthetics and is a well rounded laptop but performance (random might I say) isn't helping them.

    I've already posted to reddit to allow for manual fan curve and even with so many upvotes they haven't added it to their gaming center :/
     
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    Try disabling xtu in services.msc
    Also any “asus” sounding service.

    This might help debug
     
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