MURRAYDO15'S ASUS G73jh-bst7

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  1. murraydo15

    murraydo15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    To whom it may concern,

    I just recently brought the new BestBuy model of the Asus G73jh on 12/11/10. I have to say I'm loving it so far, granted I'm very confused as to what I should with the laptop internally compared to externally. I have plans for that already.

    As far as the specs goes here they are:
    Warranty Terms - Parts1 year
    Warranty Terms - Labor1 year limited
    Product Height2.2"
    Product Width12.6"
    Product Weight8.5 lbs.
    Product Depth16.3"
    Color CategoryBlack
    Processor BrandIntel®
    ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7
    Processor Speed1.73GHz
    Display TypeHigh-definition widescreen LED-backlit (1600 x 900)
    Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)17.3"
    Cache Memory6MB on die Level 3
    System Memory (RAM)6GB
    System Memory (RAM) Expandable To8GB
    Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
    Hard Drive TypeSATA (5400 rpm)
    Computer Hard Drive Size640GB
    Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Optical Drive SpeedsDrive speeds not specified
    Direct-Disc LabelingNo
    Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
    GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
    Video Memory1GB GDDR5
    TV TunerNo
    MPEGYes
    Built-in WebcamYes
    ModemNone
    NetworkingBuilt-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    S-Video OutputsNone
    Audio3D with EAX Advanced HD 4.0
    SpeakersInternal
    PCMCIA SlotsNone
    USB 2.0 Ports4
    IEEE 1394 FireWire PortsNone
    Parallel PortsNone
    Game PortsNone
    Laptop WeightStandard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
    Battery LifeUp to 2 hours and 27 minutes
    Pointing DeviceTouchpad
    HDMI OutputYes
    Blu-ray PlayerNo
    Operating System PlatformWindows
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Included SoftwareAdobe Reader; PowerDVD 9 and Power2Go 6
    ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
    Best Buy PC AppYes
    Wireless Capability4G WiMAX
    Backlit KeyboardYes
    Drive Capacity640GB
    Graphics CardATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
    Carrier CompatibilityCLEAR|Time Warner Cable
    Multi-CarrierYes

    What I plan to do myself is:

    Internal:
    ....?....

    External:
    1: Get a 1920x1080 resolution display screen
    2: Get the IC Diamond Thermal Paste Applied
    3: Get Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive
    4: Get Antec Unbeatable Notebook Cooler 200
    5: Get Razer Messenger Bag Shoulder Edition
    6: Get 2.0 webcam
    (Not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea)


    Will post pictures and videos in the following darys/weeks/month (Bare with me people, poor college student)

    -D

    12/15/10
    UPDATED:
    vBIOS
    Thanks to ValkerieFire for the help on doing that with his Thread http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/539984-what-do-your-new-g73jh.html . I would just advise when you go about doing it there are some things he forgets to mention that can confuse the crap out of you. But all in all very helpful. (Also when I was following this list, I found out that I had current BIOS, so thank god for that)
     
  2. murraydo15

    murraydo15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    UPDATED
    12/20/10

    Got the PS3 Controller working on my laptop today. It is a bit confusing what to look for, but I found the best guide to follow to get it working on your laptop. Here is the link:How to Use a Playstation 3 Controller in 64 bit Windows 7 and Vista If you follow it there will be no problems. My PS3 controller worked right away the only aspect you need to take care of is when you load the game is figure out what buttons you want to do what on you PS3 controller.

    -D
     
  3. josh22

    josh22 Notebook Consultant

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    thats cool...but an xbox controller is plug and play....very simple...but glad ya got the ps3 one to work...:)....enjoy the lappy....I too have the BST7 from BB and I love mine...:)
     
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    murraydo15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you have any mods on your lappy yet?

    -D
     
  5. Hrogi

    Hrogi Notebook Consultant

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    I see you want a Screen upgrade.

    Is there a How to and where to buy parts guide for this yet?
     
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    josh22 Notebook Consultant

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    not yet...im waiting till after cristmas to get the deals...:)...but I will soon.....first will be an SSD for sure
     
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    4: Get Antec Unbeatable Notebook Cooler 200

    Why? It doesn't help with the temps. From my experiences with coolers for this laptop just prop this thing up about 1 inch in the back and thats all you need for 1-4 degrees less.
     
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    murraydo15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes there is. I just brought my screen for it. I will post the Thread link when I get everything put into my lappy.

    I hear you, I'm actually planning on buying my HDD bracket today for my lappy. Any plans on what SSD you are getting?

    Well from reading the discussion threads about Laptop Coolers, my impression was it can't hurt. Plus I will be gaming on this laptop for hour ends. But I will take into consideration of your suggestion.


    -D
     
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    josh22 Notebook Consultant

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    not sure what SSD I want but it's use will be a boot drive and to play games off of and my most used programs....I'll use my 640 gig as a storage drive...:)
     
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    murraydo15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ya I want that Seagate 500 gb SSD. That's my next move right now. I just hooked up my 1920x1080 screen yesterday. It looks awesome. Will have pictures of that soon.

    -D
     
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