Asus Zephyrus M (GM501) vs Zephyrus 2nd gen (GX501-IG?)

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  1. Support.1@XOTIC PC

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    Did you notice the fan noise while having a headset on? Just curious.
     
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    I will try with headphones. I would assume you can't notice the fan noise as they are no louder than any other high end lap top with fans at full tilt.

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    That is the trade off typically for high power, you need high power fans to keep it cool too. But with headphones it is typically not as noticeable.
     
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    It's possible to lower those temps and keep the funs a bit more under control.
    Try undervolting the CPU via ThrottleStop. You can also lower the GPU voltage/frequency curve via MSI Afterburner by holding Ctrl + F. Just be careful!
     
  5. Fungus99

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    Just unpacked my Zephyrus M today and I have to say the quality control is pretty poor.
    I immediate noticed the my unit had a loose bezel on the bottom right corner and on both sides further up plus the lid along the right side isn't straight.
    There's also a bit of play when I lightly tap on the track pad.
    It's a shame cos the built quality and material used is great.
     
  6. cypherflow

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    i have the gx501. You can def hear the fan working when playing games. It's louder than other laptops i've played with. But they weren't gaming laptops. So I cant really compare them. But the laptop is awesome! play all games on ultra without an issue.
     
  7. Dennismungai

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    And that right there is acceptable. I'll take loud fans any day over thermal throttling.
     
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    Where did you purchase your unit from?
     
  9. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    That post has been awhile and it might had been just a bad unit, and perhaps he got it exchanged.
     
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