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Difference in Asus (G73SW) gaming laptops?

Question: Difference in Asus (G73SW) gaming laptops?

Can anyone tell me the difference between the ASUS gaming laptops G73SW-XT1 and G73SW-XN2?

Thinking about buying one, and appreciate any info!


links to the two are here

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Blue screen memory dump when playing WoW. Thanks in advance

64bit Win 7 Home
Full Retail, purchased 3/15
ProcessorIntel? Core? i7 2630QM

Operating System
Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium ChipsetIntel? HM65 Express ChipsetMemory 8 G SDRAM (Dual Core), Display17.3" 16:9 HD+ (1600x900)/Full HD (1920x1080)/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) LED backlight GraphicNVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.GB GDDR5 VRAM Storage2.5" SATA
750GB 7200rpm

Answer:New Asus G73SW crashing

Remove PCTools - known cause of BSOD on some Windows 7 Systems.
Use MSE as replacement:

iaStor.sys is the cause, the driver for Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Update it in safe mode with networking Intel? Driver Update Utility

Update to SP1 as well: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 406f8, fffff880012a6bae}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys ( iaStor+3bae )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

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Hey guys,

I need some hellppppppp. I have an Asus G73SW Laptop and the network connection has been spotty as of late.

Readers Digest Version: Worked fine yesterday nothing has change in my connection settings, router settings or server settings. (Computer is located at work in an AD setup, I am first level IT Support here) Router shows as it is getting a connection from the network card which is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller with latest drivers right from realtek (and asus version tried too). But is not connecting at 10/100 or 1000. (Have two connection sources to test to).

What I have tried:
- Tried it on a 10/100 router and a gigabyte switch
- Multiple cat5's
- Performing a clean uninstall of the driver and reinstall both from the Asus and Realtek websites of both drivers.
- Disabling the lan rebooting, enabling he lan and trying to connect.
- Disabling power save multiple times.
- Checking bios for any lan options (which there was surprisingly very little options)
- Latest bios firmware
- Tried changing the duplex to 10/100 for the hell of it!

May try:
- Reinstalling windows. *sigh*

I had this problem a couple weeks ago, I went into the bios and enabled PXE boot when into windows and it was suddenly working as usual again. Went back to bios disabled PXE and it was still working fine. I did it again today to no avail....

I think I am running out of options and may possibly be facing a failing network card?

Please assist! =)

Answer:Asus G73SW No LAN Connection

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Today at CES, ASUS announced exciting new laptops and all-in-one PCs powered by Windows 10, and showed their Always Connected PC announced last month: the ASUS NovaGo, designed to deliver impeccable connectivity to keep you in touch around the home, at the office and on-the-go. Let?s take a look at these devices:

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X507 has a dual-storage design that offers a choice of flexible and convenient storage options, combining a blazing-fast 256GB SSD with a large 1TB HDD. Ultrafast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides speeds of up to 867Mbps ? that?s up to 6X ... Read more

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? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? Age of system: 4 -5 months
? Age of OS installation - one week (re-installed five times)
? CPU Core I7-2630QM, 2.0 GHz
? Video Card GERGORCE GTX 460M 1.5GB
? MotherBoard ASUS G73SW
? Power Supply ASUS G73SW

This BSOD display even while i'm surfing websites or watching videos :((

Answer:ASUS G73SW Windows 7 BSOD

Hi -

Update NVIDIA video drivers -

nvlddmkm.sys Sun Mar 06 06:58:06 2011 (4D7376CE)
nvBridge.kmd Sun Mar 06 06:48:09 2011 (4D737479)

Regards. . .





Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102111-14664-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Fri Oct 21 11:54:46.343 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:35:29.295
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7b1a3c )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Bugcheck code 00000116
Arguments fffffa80`0b5f53d0 fffff880`0fa00a3c ffffffff`c000009a 00000000`00000004
BiosVersion = G73Sw.205
BiosReleaseDate = 02/10/2011
SystemManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
SystemProductName = G73Sw
MaxSpeed: 2000
CurrentSpeed: 1995
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102111-15054-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Fri Oct 21 07:17:46.803 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:37:50.755
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timest... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

Got my Asus G73SW notebook about a week ago but it keeps throwing up BSODs randomly. I don't have to run some resource intensive programs, sometimes it even occurs when being idle on my desktop or starting up windows. I hoped SP1 would fix it but to no avail so you are my last hope.

System specs:

Model: Asus G73SW-TZ083V
OS: W7 Home Premium 64 OEM (SP1 installed)
CPU: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Memory: Samsung DDR3 1333
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Sound: Intel? High Definition Audio Support
Display: 17.3" 1920x1080
Hard Drives: 2x SATA 500 GB 7200rpm

System health report + Dump file attached, let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks a lot,
John M.

Answer:Asus G73SW Notebook BSODs

anybody wants to help?

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I've had my laptop for about 2 months and it recently started shutting down. I'm pretty sure its not over heating because it sometimes happen when I'm not using it and it just on the desktop although i have checked the fans/vents and only the top right one seems to pumping out air.

Oh and about 5 minutes before it shuts down it starts to run extremely slow.

Answer:Asus G73sw shuts down unexpectedly

At risk of being obvious, it sounds a bit like malware - have you had chance to scan it? (or is it off too much)

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My computer has been getting a lot of BSOD's. i have a ASUS G73sw. Message that pops up with the blue screens is IRQL not less than equal. if anyone could give me any assistance, i would be much appreciated. Attached are 5 Most recent Minidumps in order from 1 to 5.

Answer:BSODs, IRQL error on Asus G73sw

What version of Windows, and what are you doing when the BSOD's happen? BATTC.sys is in the minidumps. Is the laptops battery in good condition?

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Hi, I was just wondering if it's normal for my laptop to slow down when it's running on battery. When I play Mass Effect 2 using AC, everything runs smoothly, bu when I am running on batter, it's a little laggy.

Answer:Asus G73SW slows down when running on Battery

I wouldn't suggest trying to play high requirement games on batteries.
Most laptops are set to throttle themselves in order to save battery life when unplugged.
These settings can be found in the control panel.
Under power options.
You can probably fix the problem but battery life could be cut down to as little as 20 or 30 minutes if left on full blast.

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HI, i had near 1 month trying to resolve the problem of my new G73sw, hope here i can solve it or at least know what is the problem

i bought this laptop in past march 23 2011, come with 2730QM processor, 8gb ram ddr3, Kingston ssd 256gb and momentum sansung 500gb. gforce gtx 460m cuda nvidea, windows 7 64 bit home edition.

work fine for the first 4 days but i was getting various error messages that said: "nvidia controller stop working but windows recover sucefully" after some days it reset and give me blue screen i had to restore system to factory default installing again win 7.

After that i upgrade windows and nvidia drivers and all other drivers to latest and again i get the problem, just now i was getting a black screen when i turn on the laptop, in one occasion I was able to enter in windows and hear all but only see a black screen, inclusive I could shut down windows with alt f4 but always seeing a black screen.

Again have to reinstall windows but this time i reinstall with one original win 7 64 bit ultimate that i had. After 2 days working fine and then suddenly when i was browsing in internet it give me again the message: "nvidia controller stop working but windows recover sucefully" 3 times in 10 minutes then reset and get the blue screen.

Now i can not enter to windows only i can enter in safe mode or after disable the nvidia drivers. with the windows default video drivers the laptop seen to work fine, i dont get more errors in that form b... Read more



Try downloading the latest GeForce package from here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Extract the drivers, but when the installer starts up, just cancel out of it. Then manually install the drivers via Device Manager: Driver Install - Device Manager

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Apr 22 17:27:19.925 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.986
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+164314 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Apr 22 17:25:09.379 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.440
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+164314 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw
Built by: 760... Read more

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I have an Asus G73sw laptop with some BSOD problems after a fresh installation of windows. The BCC's are listed as follows 7E, 0, C4, 24, 124, A, 109, 24, D1, 7F, F4, and 50. I have yet to have any crash while in safe mode. The hdd has passed Seatools HDD test long and short as well as 14 rounds of memtest. CHKDSK finds no errors. Sometimes I'll have the PC lock up and show no activity on the HDD LED.

Answer:Asus G73SW BSOD after windows installation

"I have yet to have any crash while in safe mode"Which points to a driver problem.Copy & paste the dump (.dmp ) file onto your desktop & then upload it to a site of your choosing or use Image Uploader. Post the link please.Minidump file is located in C:\Windows\MinidumpKernel memory dump is located in C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMPStartup and Recovery Settings the folders are empty > Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Then select Advanced system settings Tab on the left menu. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click on Settings. Make sure "Write an event to the system log" is checked and "Automatically Restart" is unchecked. In the drop down menu under "Write Debugging Information," select Small memory dump (64KB or 128 KB) press OK and OK again.Now next time the comp has a problem, get the EXACT error message off the screen & see if there is a .dmp file in the Minidump folder.If it is still empty, repeat the process, but change > Small memory dump to > Kernel memory dump.How to Enable Kernel Memory Dumps have Windows Create a Small memory dump (Minidump) File on BSODA) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 7)wmic RECOVEROS set DebugInfoType = 3Close the elevated command prompt.Restart the computer to apply.Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windo... Read more

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Hi there,
I need help deciphering the cause of the BSOD in my laptop. The circumstances are not always the same when it happens. Mostly what's open at that time is Outlook 2010, Firefix browser (Typo3 website updates), Pandora (not necessarily playing).

I have done exhaustive hardware tests and no matter how hard or long I stressed it I could not replicate BSOD this way. My suspicion is a driver. I am attaching SF Diagnostic Tool output folder zipped. Please see if you can kindly help!

Answer:BSOD ~weekly while using Outlook,etc unclear cause (Asus G73SW/W7)

Hi jap.

You need to update the USB3 driver.

The one available with ASUS is even older that the installed one.

Get it from FRESCO LOGIC INC.===Leap into SuperSpeed===

Let us know the situation after updating the driver.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 10D, {8, 57ff15c3ed8, 3, fffffa8007a7aa40}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for FLxHCIc.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for FLxHCIc.sys
Probably caused by : FLxHCIc.sys ( FLxHCIc+17db7 )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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The Kernel-Mode Driver Framework was ... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any help.

I'm here due to a long standing issue of not getting the reported speeds by Charter in my household. Basically I'm paying for a 30mb plan and I'm only getting around 10-15mb verified through Ookla. The hitch is that while the computers in our household report only 10-15mb (2 separate laptops, and even the first tech Charter sent out), the final techs came out with their laptop and were able to get a 50mb connection with no troubleshooting. This leads me to believe that either a wireless card or driver is having problems but I'm just not sure where the problem truly lies due to multiple computers having the issue and the problem occuring both hardwired into the modem and through wifi. I actually get 15mbps through wifi and only 10 hardwired to the modem for some reason.

Here's my rundown.

1. Wired and Wireless issue

2. ISP - Charter

3. Connection - Cable

4. Router - DLink WBR-1310 Firmware 1.04 , Modem - Motorola SB6121 (has been switched out by techs)

5. No antivirus installed. Malware bytes as a cleaner. (has been run, I'm clean)

6. See 3 attached files.

I am unsure of my wireless card's serial number but the only driver I had found to kick start my wireless after reinstalling windows was an Atheros driver. It shows Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter but that may be due to installing that driver. I'm unsure on that side of things due to Asus having different wireless LAN downloads on their site here. Read more

Answer:Not getting internet speeds provided on an Asus G73SW through Charter

Ok, using outdated wireless G will be like a bottle neck on the connection speed. You should really try measuring with a wired connection to get a true reading. If you don't have a wireless N router then consider upgrading the router as it's the only way to improve the connection speeds for the wireless.

If you want better speeds get an N router set to 802.11N only and not mixed using WPA2 personal security with AES encryption. The mixed wireless settings will hold you back on connection speeds limiting you to 54Mbps "network speeds not ISP".

This old router is a relic and using WEP security is not reliable, fast or safe.

With this nice of a laptop you really are holding it back with this old router. I'm surprised the connection even works with a router this old and the LAN speeds being slower than the wireless just isn't right and I doubt it's a problem with the Asus laptop. You should only need to update the laptop via Windows Update Center, this will fix most every problem if there is one.

If you want better speeds you need to update your router/hardware.

Other than that it's all on the ISP and everyone complains they aren't getting the advertised speed. Too many variables to mention here and there isn't a single solution that can fix this but updating that router would be my first move.

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Hi all,

I just purchased my new ASUS G73sw about two weeks ago. Performed a clean installation of Windows 7 64bit, and all of my software (All legal).

I have received 4 crashes at random times, each time my PC has been asleep for an extended period of time.

The .dmp file is saying the probably cause is: ntoskrnl.exe

No clue what to do here. I would prefer NOT to do a clean installation just because reinstalling and resetting everything takes forever. Is there an easy update/fix here?

Thank you in advance for your help.


Answer:New ASUS G73sw - Windows64, BSOD crash while in sleep mode


Try installing the latest chipset drivers from Intel; while you're at it, you might as well install the other drivers the utility shows: Intel? Driver Update Utility

Install SP1: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

If the BSODs persist, run driver verifier: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

After Verifier has caused a BSOD, please post up a full jcgriff2 report:

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue Apr 26 11:16:41.020 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 1 days 23:53:46.444
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for GEARAspiWDM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for GEARAspiWDM.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_IMAGE_iaStor.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw

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Hi and merry xmas

Im looking to buy a fairly cheap, probably 2nd hand, laptop (i have 2 desktops so dont want to spend much) and have been looking at purchasing off ebay. I'm in the UK but they seem to be cheaper in the US, is there much difference between us and uk models? I understand the keyboard layout is slightly different and can live with that, but other than that would the power adapter be the only difference? and if so are like for like replacements easy to come by or would a step down transformer be a better option?
Any thoughts appreciated


Answer:difference between us and uk laptops

Nah mate, you'll be fine. Most laptop power adapters use about all you'd need is a plug adapter...get one from your local hardware store or change the US plus to a UK one...a travel adapter should do fine.

If your one doesn't come with a 110-240V adapter, then you should be able to get one easy nough from the mfr...or even off Just check first before you buy.


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I cannot seem to find any difference at all between these HP Stream 11 Pro G2 T3L14UT#ABLHP Stream 11 Pro G2 T3L14UT#ABA ABA vs ABL in the part number.

Answer:What is the difference between these two HP laptops?

Hi ryann2010, Generally speaking, those three characters after the # designate what country or region the product is intended to be shipped to (which may indicate slight differences in labeling or what is included in box), rather than hardware differences wtih the notebook itself. R

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Hi,I'm looking to replace my aging laptop, with a budget of about £500.I am looking at all the options in that price range but I am a bit confused as to the difference between laptops and notebooks.Any ideas as to a good machine in this price range would be much appreciated.Thanks in advance

Answer:difference between laptops and notebooks

As far as I am aware, there is no actual difference, just the names some people prefer to call then. Though generally speaking I believe that notebooks are usually considered to be those laptops with the smaller screen-sizes.Novatech should be a good starting point in your search.

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Can anyone tell me the difference in operation of a Desktop Computer to a Laptop Computer?
Area laptops components smaller in size?
What is the difference in electronics etc?
Usually I see people pressing keys once every 5 seconds with laptops, this has to be solved for the benefit of the the world's computer users.
I hope I have made a difference to people?
Alistair Brown.


There is no difference, computers are computers are computers!

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I have two Acer laptops one being only a few weeks old, the other about two years older. The older has an i3 Intel processor whilst the newer has an i5 Intel processor.
I conducted, this morning, using some download tests and found that the 'old' laptop was returning higher download results in excess of 16Mbps whilst the new one returned figures of about 12 to 13 Mbps. The new one is running I.E9 and the 'old' one I.E8.
Both have Avira anti virus software on them although slightly different versions but other than that, with my limited computer knowledge - relatively speaking, cannot explain this. The newer one does often seem tardier in rendering websites but you get used to that after a day or so. I do alternate the use of these laptops. Both are used wirelessly. I don't have auto updates 'on' on either laptop.

Answer:Difference in Broadband speed on different laptops.

I am experiencing a similar 'dial-up' internet connection appears to be about three times faster than my mobile modem broadband connection. Both with Virgin. ( browsing PCAdvisor on both machines) when I try to display The 'dongle' tariff ie what I've got left on my monthly allowance, I get the message 'not available, try again later'. Both computers have similar specs/overheads etc.

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Acer Aspire 5552G
AMD Athlon II P340 2.2GHz
4GB DDR3 1066MHz
500GB 5400RPM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650 1GB
15.6'' WXGA 1366x768 LED CineCrystal
price: 8 990.- (574.57 €)


Ordi Enduro i396B
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15,6" FHD LED,

price: 11 601.00 EEK (741.44 €)


Ordi Enduro i596B
Intel Core i5-520M
15,6" HD LED

price: 12 531.00 EEK (800.88 €)

Answer:Power difference between 3 laptops... is it worth it?

Just as a rough guide, here are the Passmark CPU score rankings from
First number is the Passmark CPU score, second is overall ranking among all CPUs

AMD Athlon II P340 Dual-Core 1420 360
Intel Core i3 330M @ 2.13GHz 1964 233
Intel Core i5 520M @ 2.40GHz 2340 198

So if you use this as a guide, the I5 looks about 1.5x faster than the AMD. I think this is a difference you would notice, and my experience with laptops is that they tend to be slower than desktops all else being equal, so the more power the better.
Is it worth it? Only you can answer that - how much time will you be spending on this laptop, and what will you be doing?
If you're doing a CPU intensive task such as video editing you can never have enough power.
If you're just wondering if you will notice a difference again I'd say yes, and since the price difference between the second two is not that great I'd go for the I5. I don't know those brands so can't comment on that, I'm just looking at the specs you provided.

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Intel? Pentium? Processor N3700
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yadda yadda
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Intel? Pentium? Processor N3700 (upgraded from Celeron)
128GB Solid State Drive
4GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1)
yadda yadda

After upgrading the CPU on the latter laptop they have the EXACT SAME SPECS, but one is $100 cheaper.

Answer:What's the difference between these two Dell laptops (after upgrade)?

The prices are pretty much the same, but one is being discounted by dell, and not the other. And it has a rebate, I believe, which is added to this discount.

That, and Dell is drunk.

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HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC
HP ENVY dv6t-7200 Quad Edition Notebook PC
With coupon codes and the like I can get the two to be $10.00 apart, so price isn't the issue.
The differences I see are:
- Windows 7 Home
- 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
- NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory [HDMI, VGA]

Windows 8
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory

The rest seems to be the same. So what is the difference in the body of a Pavilion and an ENVY? Also, I'm iffy about Windows 8. I don't know much about it, but I have Windows 7 now and I like it. I heard that Windows 8 does away with the start menu and desktop and is strange, and not a lot of people like it. I'm also concerned about how compatable the Windows 8 will be with older Windows, because any school I am working in will be on XP or 7, not Windows 8.
Is the ENVY a better machine, or is HP just trying to "say" it is? Is there anything different between an ENVY and a Pavilion besides what I mentioned?

Answer:Help comparing two HP laptops - ENVY vs. Pavilion - what is the difference?

The real difference is that the Envy is what's called a hybrid - it becomes a tablet when you feel the need.
It doesn't have a particularly great battery life, but the main criticism has been of its keyboard - reviewers have found it stiff and unresponsive.
The Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition is a different story - without a doubt it's the one I would choose. If your budget can stretch to it I recommend that you go for the Premium upgrade 1920 x 1080 matte screen - you'll be glad you did.

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Hello I dont see any difference between these 2 :/. ( Power/Display...) Which one is the best? Thks

Answer:Difference between these 2 Laptops: X201 / T410 : Links

Hi stevekho,Besides obvious differences in the specs, I think it's more like which one best meets your requirement because one is an ultraportable with 12 inch screen and the other performance thinkpad with 14 inch display. X201 doesn't come with optical drive, whereas T410 does. There may be other differences too like internal features etc. in order to find out I would suggest consulting this:- ThinkPad NotebooksIf I were you I would read the reviews first, and decide based on which one would greatly accommodate my needs, you can read reviews at following links:-Lenovo ThinkPad X201 ReviewLenovo ThinkPad T410 ReviewHope it helps.

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Hello, I have been wanting to change my BIOS screen (not the windows screen, the first screen that is displayed when the laptop is turned on), and I came across Asus Fancystart; as Fancystart only works on Asus laptops, I was wondering how I could go about changing my BIOS screen, and if there where other programs that would allow me to do this. I have an Acer laptop.

Answer:Asus Fancystart for non Asus laptops

Just curious as to why you would want to do that if you could? The bios screen only flashes for a moment and gives you all the options you need now.

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Question: gaming laptops

hey guys I'm looking for a gaming laptop under $1000. I'm looking for a laptop that is fast and has decently good graphics and is powerful enough to play good games at at least half capacity with out lagging.

the laptop i kinda like is the: Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / Intel? Core™ i7 Processor / 17.3" Display / 6GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive - Platinum please don't recommend a desktop because i really want and need a laptop

Answer:gaming laptops

Your link was totally broken, I don't even know where you meant to point it to, please feel free to put the link back in.

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I'm looking to buy a laptop in September/October, but they're not something I've usually gone for on the premise of getting more for my money with a desktop. However, constraints on how much I can carry mean I'm going to have to go for a laptop.

I'm keen on getting Skyrim when it comes out (indeed it's the news of Skyrim that's prompted me to finally upgrade), so I'm after something that'll play it on highest settings.

But where should I begin? I'm really not laptop 'brand' savvy in the slightest, except knowing what to avoid. I've heard good things about Sager, but I really know very little about any of them.

So who's bad, who's good and who's god?

Answer:Gaming laptops - where's best?

What is your budget? Price varies depending on what you need.

ASUS is God, man! Just an ASUS freak here. :P I have several of their boards and a laptop from them.

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Question: Gaming Laptops

When it comes to gaming laptops, if one is not interested in building one and would like to purchase a ready-made one, are Alienware computers really the best as far as graphics?

Are there other brand of good off-the shelf gaming laptops?


Thank you.

Answer:Gaming Laptops

Realistically speaking, your question is a bit vague.
What price range are we looking at?
What games do you want to play?
How heavy a gamer are you?

Personally it looks to me like you "just want a laptop" but I strongly advise doing some research and reading critic and consumer reviews.

From everything I know, Alienware are not the be all and end all.
I like Asus products in general, Toshiba also have a wide range. However I cannot confirm nor deny how good their gaming laptops are, since laptops are not really built for real gaming and I'm not much of a laptop guy, I am a gamer though but I don't think I could get a laptop powerful enough for what I like for much under $1500 CAD.

One thing I will say, no matter how much you want it... don't rush into buying one, lot of money only to find out it wont actually do what you thought it would.

Research, research, research

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What is the best Operating system for gaming laptops?

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What is the best place to buy gaming laptops?

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Question: Gaming Laptops

I am about to start a new job that requires a significant amount of travel( up up 90%.) I am extremely excited about the new opportunity, but I won't be around much to use my desktop, so I am looking to buy a "Gaming" laptop.
Something that isn't overly heavy since I will be lugging it around the continent.
Something with decent performance to play games like Diablo 3 and Elder Scrolls(not online.)
Decent battery life nothing extreme just maybe more than 4 hours.

I have been looking at MSI, ASUS ROG, Razer Blade and a few others. I am thinking screen size of 14 or 15 with 1080p. The 3k laptops seem like to many pixels on a small screen. And for the most part I will probably carry a mouse and keyboard and try to use the TV in the hotel room if it had HDMI.

If there is something that has been announced that I should wait on let me know. I am okay with waiting.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Gaming Laptops

My brand preference will be MSI. I've owned both an Asus G73jh and MSI GT780DX.... and I prefer the MSI hands down. Mostly because of 1 feature that I haven't seen on other brands really: their "cooler booster" feature, which when you enable it, it will kick the CPU/GPU fan up to 100%, and drastically help cool it down. Otherwise you're relying on the auto-fan, which can be problematic and not work like it should (my Asus never stayed cool enough - I always had to put it on top of a book, and then put a desk fan next to it to blow cool air under the laptop itself...otherwise during games like Skyrim, it would crash and turn off due to the amount of heat it was putting out).

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Question: Gaming Laptops??

Here are the two computers that I would need some recommendation before buying:

Alienware Aurora? mALX

AMD Turion? 64 Mobile ML44 2.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2x1024MB
Dual 512MB NVidia® GeForce? Go 7900 GTX SLI Enabled

Xtreme SL Pro

AMD Turion X2 TL-60 2.0GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 2500M 512MB

ps: the use is for gaming!!

Answer:Gaming Laptops??

Both will be suitable for playing most current games.

I've helped my friend source a gaming laptop before. We found that you can get a Dell XPS machine with similar hardware to the Alienware machines for cheaper... have you looked at these machines?

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Question: Laptops for gaming

I am interested in buying a laptop from Alienware for a portable gaming machine, does anyone know if they are a reputable company or if they are overpriced etc.Thanks

Answer:Laptops for gaming

They are certainly a well known company in the gamming community .... they have only just started selling here in the uk

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Hi, moving to vancouver and I've been looking on craigslist vancouver for a good used gaming laptop. What would be some really good ones to be on the lookout for? I've been looking at reviews on random websites, some more personal advice would be much appreciated and a good reference when I'm looking. If you could give me a price estimate for it too, that would be nice, so I know if it's a good deal or not. From the info I've got so far, a duo core processor, 512MB video card and 2 gigs of ram is a good start? I like playing online games like Battlefield 2, some strategy games and want something that won't chop out at all and have good graphics. I have 2 $60+ games that my current machine can't even run, so I think a new unit is a good idea. Oh, and something with a little room for upgrades is always nice. Thanks in advance!

How does this one sound for example... not sure about the video card but I think everything else looks good, what do you guys think?

Dell Precision M4300 15" laptop. Dells top of the line 15" laptop, who wants to lug around a 17" anyway.

Dell Precision M4300 $1000

Great laptop, perfect for artists as it will run Photoshop, After Effects, Maya etc. with its NVidia Quadro FX 360M video card.

Intel? Core™ 2 Duo T7100 (1.8 GHz) 3M L2 Cache, 800MHz Dual Core Genuine Windows XP Pro
2.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM,
80 GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
6 Cell Primary Battery
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Answer:Best gaming laptops?

Quadro Cards aren't good for gaming, if you want a good gaming card check out Laptops with either Core 2 Duo's or Pentium Dual-Core CPU's with usually an 8600M GT or higher GPU or an HD 2600M or higher

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Question: Asus laptops

HiI am thinking of buying an Asus laptop in the price range £400 - £600. Can anyone please tell me if Asus is a reliable make?

Answer:Asus laptops

Asus are my favourite brand of laptops. They look lovely and are really well built. I have had 3 (2 Asus A6s and an Asus A7)and have had no problems with them what-so-ever. They also come with a 2 year warranty which most laptops do not. The only time I have had a problem with my laptop is when I broke a USB port by accident. Asus collected the laptop the next day and it came back all fixed under warranty four days later- their customer service seemed to be very good.I don't personally think you would regret buying one.

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So I'm looking to buy a laptop in the near future for university and I want to get the best deal I can for the least money possible. I've researched this a fair amount and I have come up with a few ideas but it would be nice if I could get some other suggestions as well. My price range is between 900$-1500$ but I would like to keep it on the 1300$ side. I want it fast, possibly with the new i& processor and it needs a good video card..

First I saw that the Dell Studio XPS 16 was a decent all around model. I saw that I fix it up with a nice new Intel Core i7 Processor and a good video card for with 500GB memory and 4GB of RAM, I than noticed that i could get a Dell Studio 15 with the same hardware for quite a bit less. (All of this is running on Windows 7). What I'm asking for is a few suggestions from people who have possibly been in the same situation, I want the best deal possible for an affordable laptop that is fast and good for gaming. I don't want to spend 1500$ on a laptop that is okay when I could get an awesome one for 1200$. Any ideas would be much appreciated: Websites, models, manufacturers etc. Any info is something i can look into. Thanks very much

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Here is some gaming computers that I choose from looking many places that are $1,500 or under. I was wanting to know some opinions on the top three (bang for your buck) gaming laptops on this list in order. All of these specs were found online from reliable websites (mostly from the company's website). Please try to give accurate information for these are what I'm looking for to buy. Thanks!

Answer:Gaming Laptops - Budget $1,500

The MSI or Valkyrie are the best bang due to the 870m,

But I don't know much about the ideaPad with the 775m. The 24Gig SSD is probably a mSATA drive not a 2.5" SSD. My Alienware has a 60Gig used for caching.

The upside of the Alienware is they have great upgradeability over generations, but pricey.

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I am looking for a gaming laptop around the price of 1000 usd, any suggestions?

Answer:Best gaming laptops under $1000?

If no suggestions, help me decide between these 4:
(All suggestions welcome)

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1.Sager 7680


intel® Core?2 Duo Processors P8400 (2.26GHz), P8600 (2.4GHz) w/3M L2 Cache, T9400 (2.53GHz, 35W), P9500 (2.53GHz, 25W), T9600 (2.8 GHz) w/6M L2 Cache - 1,066MHz FSB
15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) or WXGA (1280x800) Glossy Widescreen LCD w/PCI-e

nVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS w/256MB
Up to 320GB 7,200RPM or up to 128 GB OCZ Core Series SATA II 2.5" SSD
2GB DDR2/800 Memory (up to 4GB Dual Channel - Requires 64bit Vista)
Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti 8x8x4x2.4x +/- DL DVD R/RW - 24x10x24 CD R/RW Drive w/Softwares
Up to 4GB Intel® Turbo Memory (Robson) Available
Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Camera
MemoryStick/MemoryStick Pro and Secure Digital (SD/MMC) memory card reader
5.8 lb.- 14.13" x 10.55" x 1.46"
Built-in 56k V.90/V.92 Modem RJ-11
10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet RJ-45
Mini-PCI 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Or Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300AGN
Built-in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR
Built in Biometric Fingerprint Reader
External USB Multi-Region HDTV Tuner w/Remote (Optional)
3 USB 2.0 Ports
Windows XP Home or Professional, Windows Vista Available as Options

PRICE: 950 $

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2. Acer Aspire AS6920-6441


Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2G
Screen 16" WXGA
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Hey fellas, I finally cut-short my list to these 3 gaming laptops. So, I just want you to rate these 3 laptops on the aspect of their performance (playing games fluently). I?ll be thankful if you can rate these 3 laptops by giving them marks out of 10(again just consider the gaming performance aspect). Additionally, please also tell me what the difference between switchable graphics is. Are switchable graphics are known as crossfire/SLI.Here are the 3 laptops with their specifications. 1) LENOVO Y560, PROCESSOR: core i7-740QM, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK:500GB @5400rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 1GB DDR3 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, SCREEN AND RESOLUTION: 15.6 HD LED Glare 1366*768. 2) DELL XPS 15, PROCESSOR: core i7-740QM, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK: 500GB @7200rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M, SCREEN & RESOLUTION: 15.6 FHD(1920*1080) B+RGLED display with TrueLife. 3) MSI GX660, PROCESSOR: core i5-460M, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK: 500GB SATA @5400 rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 1GB DDR5 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, SCREEN & RESOLUTION: 15.6 HD,Glare(1366*768) LED.

Answer:plz rate these 3 gaming laptops

The rating for the graphics cards click here are as follows:hd5870 14thhd 5730 53rdgt 435m 55thcomparison of i7 vs i5 click here suggests that i5 may be preferable, but that's your choice.Display resolution of your number 2 at 1920x1080 is the highest of the three.All other parameters are pretty equal. That should help you make your choice.

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Normally, desktop machines are the one's which are in use for gaming, while laotops don't. But, the following article shows there are five types of laptops which can handle most of the games available in the market. I am also glad, because my laptop, Dell Inspiron is in the second of the list .

Read the following link

Answer:5 great laptops for gaming

Thanks man!

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what do i do so i am able to play games and be interactive with my son we both have laptops running win7 with a wireless connection

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Hey fellas, I finally cut-short my list to these 3 gaming laptops. So, I just want you to rate these 3 laptops on the aspect of their performance (playing games fluently). I?ll be thankful if you can rate these 3 laptops by giving them marks out of 10(again just consider the gaming performance aspect). Additionally, please also tell me what the difference between switchable graphics is. Are switchable graphics are known as crossfire/SLI.Here are the 3 laptops with their specifications. 1) LENOVO Y560, PROCESSOR: core i7-740QM, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK:500GB @5400rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 1GB DDR3 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, SCREEN AND RESOLUTION: 15.6 HD LED Glare 1366*768. 2) DELL XPS 15, PROCESSOR: core i7-740QM, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK: 500GB @7200rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M, SCREEN & RESOLUTION: 15.6 FHD(1920*1080) B+RGLED display with TrueLife. 3) MSI GX660, PROCESSOR: core i5-460M, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HARD DISK: 500GB SATA @5400 rpm, GRAPHICS CARD: dedicated 1GB DDR5 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, SCREEN & RESOLUTION: 15.6 HD,Glare(1366*768) LED.

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Okay I'll explain a little more in detail here...What I'm looking for is along the lines of something with a decent geforce graphics card 128 MB or better.2 GB of RAM200 GB Hard DiskIntel system not AMDDual core 1.66Ghz or better (667 Mhz FBS but 800 FBS would be prefered dependant on price difference)1280 x 800 resoltion prefered nothing bigger is essentialBasically Im just looking to run games like WoW and F.E.A.R and maybe a couple of upcoming games... As well as photoshop and some other programs (not all at the same time obviously) lol ^_^Thanks for any help...- Ashley

Answer:Cheapest gaming laptops

Crud, super important fact I missed out!I HATE WINDOWS VISTA!!!K, I feel alot better now.

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Deciding between these two laptops for gaming and overall speed - HP ProBook 4430s (A7K04UT#ABA) Notebook Intel Core i5 2450M(2.50GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Intel HD Graphics 3000
and - Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602 Notebook Intel Core i5 2450M(2.50GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

cant decide just which one to go with I am open to any persuasive decisions as long as the laptops better I know you guys know more then I do.
thanks for the help!

Answer:Deciding between two laptops for gaming.

Go with the acer. I chose it and it runs any game i throw at it on high settings.

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ASUS G73JH-X3 Laptop Computer - Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Black at

The new asus G73JH-x3. i7, radeon 5870, decent battery life. Its amazing. IT LOOKS LIKE A STEALTH FIGHTER, its amazing.

Answer:The pinnacle of gaming laptops

Whats up with the super slow processor?

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What is the difference between a wireless gaming adaptor and a wireless ethernet bridge? Can I assume that a wirless gaming adaptor can be fitted to a device that is configured for wireless and the bridge can be fitted to a device that is configured for had wiring?? Just confused so need to get my head sorted.And can I have more than one device with a bridge ie 2 bridges hooked to a wireless netgear router?sanap

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Has anyone got opinions or experience of Asus laptops?I`ve been looking at the A6J and the Z92KM (which has an AMD 64 MT32 processor)but cannot really find many reviews on Asus laptops. I`ve also been looking at the Acer 5612 range of duel processor laptops as well but maybe the Asus range represents a better buy and better quality?Many thanks for your help.

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I am ready to buy a new laptop after my last HP 15. It is getting slower and slower and I think it is time for an upgrade.

OK, so here are some of my thoughts:


Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200X

Is the Toshiba any good? ASUS any good? I am on a budget between $300 and $400. Nothing higher, just something I can use here and there and trips like in hotels, on the road, etc.

So what do you guys think I should do? I will be (maybe) buying one this Friday, June 3, 2016, (along with some CD's Ask me if you'd like, anyway haha) I am trying to decide which one to get, but I torn. The ASUS is cheap and looks very nice (love the eye candy it has) and I have heard very good things about them, I even have an ASUS motherboard and is very well built. Now, the Toshiba looks nice, but have read mixed reviews on it. I would like to hear some people who have had experience with these similar laptops and tech people, and would love to hear opinions from anyone really!

Thanks! C.C.

Answer:ASUS vs Toshiba Laptops

I just bought my daughter and ASUS Transformer similar to this but it has 6 gb RAM and Windows 10 pre-installed:
ASUS Flip R554LA-RH31T 15.6" 2-in-1 Laptop Computer - Black R554LA-RH31T - Micro Center

So far it has been a great computer that both her and I like.

My wife has a Toshiba 15.6" Touchscreen laptop. I hate it. It is slower than molasses. I won't ever buy another Toshiba.

My HP Pavilion DV-6 17.3" laptop was refurbished when I bought it. It has and continues to be a workhorse. Been around the world on Navy ships and in the Middle East dessert with me, it's beat to heck, but still going strong!

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not sure if this is where this goes but i couldnt think of any other place..

im going to be getting a laptop soon for college and almost every forum ive gone to people suggest ASUS.. well my dad thought it was a low end brand that is trashy and he asked his IT guys at work and they said the same thing.

what are your guys opinions on this if any of you have one/heard of one/used one/etc?

Answer:opinions on ASUS laptops?

I requested that this thread be moved to the Reviews section... you will get better assistance there. As for ASUS laptops, I have never used one.

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Question: Asus L8400 Laptops

The cpu fans on these laptops die after a few years so I was wondering if anyone knows where I can replacement fans? Copper ones would be cool too instead of the factory installed aluminum ones.

Answer:Asus L8400 Laptops

Is it still under 2 years global warranty?

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Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard please.Been trying all day to see what this is

Answer:Whats the difference between the Asus P5Q SE &

to the equation P5Q SE2 which maybe a new revision I am not sure. Has anyone been looking onto this motherboard and had the same problem like me finding out why the Plus or 2

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Can someone tell me what is the difference between the last 4 Asus pc probes? Like an idiot I keep installing the newest one , hoping to "fix" my temp display ( 18deg mobo 33deg cpu) You can tell these temps are pure bullshit but thats the way they have been reported on the pc probes.My bios gives me the correct temps, buts that's a pain. Tried MB5--gives me the same BS temps as temp probe.

Answer:Difference in ASUS Pc Probes

They changed 16 pixels in the lower left corner of the welcome screen. 4 pixels with each update.

I can't tell any difference. I have been updating, hoping one of them could read my CPU fan speed. No joy.

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Hi guys,

I am considering a Gateway P-7815u FX laptop. The specs look pretty good to me. Can anyone confirm that this would be a good buy? I would like be able to play some computer games since my current laptop is not games capable.


Answer:Thoughts on Gateway FX Gaming Laptops

Ive been gaming on mine which is slightly higher model than yours the past 2 hours. Yea its pretty good

Youd like this laptop better though, dont let recertified scare you.

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My screen seems to be flicking black sometimes especially when I move the screen back or forth. Sometimes its minor with very small flickering and sometimes it keeps flicking until I move my screen back and forth a couple of times. I?m afraid my laptop will eventually just black out. i changed my resoultion and there seems no huge change. i changed from the nvidia graphics o regular intel and it seems no different. I am thinking its an hardware issue. I reinstalled drivers from the actual site, formatted at least 4 times, updated drivers and bios. This laptop was fine for the first few months and now it seems like its getting worse through time. Please anyone, I can?t return my laptop now since I need it for college. I am unsure what to do and I really need advice. Thank you for your time.If you have any ideas please let me know.

Answer:Ideapad 580Y Gaming laptops

Maybe uninstall both nVidia and Intel graphics drivers, then use driver sweeper to remove it totally, and then install again some other versions?

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OK so I'm trying to pick out a gaming laptop and I know very little about computers as I am just starting to get into playing online games. I'm going to be playing either Aion, WoW, or a FPS like CoD. My price range is $800 to $1100. I don't care about playing everything on the best settings I just don't want the computer to be really slow in populated areas or when I'm PvPing. I've read reviews on everything from gateway to asus then over to dell and basicly I have no idea whats really good and what is just ok for what you are paying for.


Answer:Which gaming laptops are worth the money?

you're not going to get a gaming laptop for $1100 - you'll get an all purpose business machine for that price.

Gaming laptops typically run in excess of $1800....

the best ones are around $4000 plus

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I have configured two laptops that seem to meet the specifications of most modern graphics-intensive games (Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Call of Duty: World at War, etc.). Which is going to be better for gaming? I am familiar with graphics cards, but I'm not sure which is better in this case, but I'm sure 512 MB of video memory will suffice. Here are the separate configs (both laptops are $1,299, which is about the amount I'd like to pay):
HP HDX18t - $1,299

OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
PROCESSOR: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
RAM: 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
HARD DRIVE: 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
DISPLAY: 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
PRIMARY CD/DVD DRIVE: Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
Dell Studio XPS 16

OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
PROCESSOR: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
HARD DRIVE: 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
DISPLAY: Edge-to-Edge HD Widescreen 16.0 inch WLED LCD (1366x768) W/2.0 MP
PRIMARY CD/DVD DRIVE: Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
Which is better for the gam... Read more

Answer:Solved: Which of these laptops is a better deal for gaming?

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Hi everyone, I'm looking into one of these two laptops here on Amazon. I plan on using them for gaming as well as other things (school use, bits of encoding related stuff, etc) They have to be purchased via Amazon as I will be paying with a Store Card. Anyway, here they are:


MSI GX740-235US:

My dilemma is that one has an i7, and the other has an i5 with a better video card and higher resolution. I'm not sure if losing the 2 cores is worth the addition of the better video card.

If there's anything better on the site that I may have overlooked, please let me know. My budget is absolutely no more than $1200.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Trying to choose between two potential gaming laptops

I think i5 with a great card is better...but...
and Ive heard good things about ASUS and gaming....
Maybe you should go with asus....

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Hey guys, Derpy here, I was hoping to get a brand new gaming laptop for Christmas, Any suggestions? It has to have a good amount of memory, a good amount of ram, a good processor, and nothing exceeding 1000 dollars, Any suggestions? If you have tell me how good it works for your needs, i want to know these things please.

Answer:Good Gaming Laptops? Suggestions?

FYI, memory and RAM is the same thing.

What are you planning to do with it? Game, graphics, or just everyday surfing? Screen size matter?

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Current CPU:AMD Athlon II X4 640

Options:Phenom II X4 805 Popularity 6.9
Phenom II X4 810 Popularity 7.1
Phenom II X4 820 Popularity 7.3
Phenom II X4 830 Popularity 7.3
Phenom II X4 840 Popularity 7.7
Phenom II X4 840T Popularity 7.5
Phenom II X4 850 Popularity 8
Phenom II X4 900e Popularity 6.9
Phenom II X4 905e Popularity 6.8
Phenom II X4 910 Popularity 7.1
Phenom II X4 910e Popularity 7
Phenom II X4 920 Popularity 7.4
Phenom II X4 925 Popularity 7.3
Phenom II X4 940 Popularity 7.6
Phenom II X4 945 Popularity 7.6
Phenom II X4 955 Popularity 7.9
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Popularity 7.9
Phenom II X4 960T Popularity 7.6
Phenom II X4 965 Popularity 8.1
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Popularity 8.1
Phenom II X4 970 Popularity 8.2
Phenom II X4 975 Popularity 8.3
Phenom II X4 980 Popularity 8.4
Phenom II X4 B93 Popularity 7.3
Phenom II X4 B95 Popularity 7.6
Phenom II X4 B97 Popularity 7.9
Phenom II X4 B99 Popularity 8.1
Phenom II X6 1035T Popularity 8.5
Phenom II X6 1045T Popularity 8.6
Phenom II X6 1055T Popularity 8.7
Phenom II X6 1055T v2 Popularity 8.7
Phenom II X6 1065T Popularity 8.9
Phenom II X6 1075T Popularity 9
Phenom II X6 1090T Popularity 9.2
Phenom II X6 1100T Popularity 9.3

My graphics card is a Vapor-X R9 270X

Answer:What should I upgrade my CPU to, to make a difference gaming?

Get the best one you can afford.

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So I have an Asus laptop and every time I restart the computer, when the computer boots up, the wi-fi drops. This isn't just my laptop. My roommate just got an Asus as well, different series a lil cheaper but a lil newer. My laptops only about a year or so old, but his does the same as well. When we boot up the wireless drops and seems to restart because if we wait long enough about 2 mins or so the wireless will come back up. BUT when someone comes over with any other computer like a mac or something it doesn't do it. They just can connect no problem. I'm not sure if its Asus or the wireless router we are using which is a Linksys N. Also it will just randomly drop, not as often but still annoying. If you could help that would be awesome. Thanks

Answer:Wireless drops with Asus laptops

Welcome to TSG:
Some things you could try.
Go to the Asus site,download any current adapter drivers.
Download current firmware for your router.
Disable encryption on your router.See if that helps.
Make sure that you only have 1 wireless manager active.Windows default or the adapter manager but not both.
What is the description of your wireless card from device manager ?
For the random drops,try changing the wireless channel.1/6/11 in US
Another thing to try.
Boot up in safe mode with networking.Any change ?

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some one help... I can't seem to get the difference between these two gaming laptops.

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk

Answer:Difference between Asus G501 and GL551

G501 got 4k display, 4gb graphics card, GL551 JW got 1080 display, 2gb graphics card. Both got same screen size and processor. If you want gl551 make sure its JW not JM since JM got weaker graphics card. Plus G501 is thinner and got few more features.

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I'm wondering if I should buy the ASUS Direct CUII R9 290X over the R9 290 (of the same brand and cooler). The 290X is going for about $299.99, and the 290 is $259.99. Both are from NCIX, after $30 MIRs and in Canadian dollars. My dilemma is whether the 290X is worth the extra $40, as I've read that the difference in performance between the cards is very small.

Any opinions on the matter are greatly appreciated.

Answer:ASUS R9 290 vs. R9 290X ($40 Price Difference)?

Comparison: ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II vs R9 290

As you said, the hardware comparison is rather miniscule, but I believe that when it comes down to your final decision, it's pretty much dependent on if the extra money is worth the performance gain in your eyes.

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Have just looked at the Asus uk website to compare the K8V Deluxe with the K8V SE Deluxe.Can someone please tell me how they differ in simple terms please - there's too much jargon !click here

Answer:Asus k8V Deluxe and the SE version difference ?

Someone must own this motherboard and have compared the differnt version specs already ?!

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Try this web addy as they are the only ones currently offering a 256mg mobile video card


And they aren't the only one offering 256MB Mobile cards. Dell started doing it about a month ago.

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One thing I have tried and wondered how to do (as many other people I know) is to connect laptops with wireless capabilities together when there is no router and no internet. It seems like it would be simple, since you can transfer files, why can't you play, say, StarCraft 2-player with two laptops over their wireless cards?

Is there, say, a program that will let you set up a LAN-type connection from laptop to laptop. My friend and me want to play against eachother on some games on eachother's laptops, and we have a/b/g cards and Wi-Fi (I have bluetooth and N card but I don't know if he does). Oh, and of course, we both have a copy of each game. We're not trying to play with only one copy. This is just a matter of having two laptops with no internet or router.

Thanks for any info,

Answer:Connecting Laptops for gaming without a Router or Internet

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1 TB SATA-III 6.0 b/s 32 MB Cache 7200RPM HDD Single Drive


2 TB SATA-III 6.0 b/s 64 MB Cache 7200RPM HDD Single Drive

My main concern is will there be much of a difference in FPS(how much of a difference if so) if I go with the 1 TB hard drive or much of a difference at all in my gameplay between these two hard drives.

of course I could go with other stuff, but these are my options.

its an I7 machine

Answer:The difference in these 2 hard drives? gaming perspective

i don't think the speed of a hard drive should make any difference to FPS of a game this is more or less down to the graphics card and to some extent the CPU

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ok, i currently have a intel motherboard model D845ebg2 and it comes with integrated soundmax sound cards.

what difference would this make in gaming as opposed to buying a 100 $ sound card?

I rarly use 2:1 soundsytem for gaming. And mostly use headphones.

Answer:Sound Card, what difference does it make in gaming?

It's really up to you, a separate sound card like SB live or Audigy will sound better and not chew up any mobo resouces. You certainly don't have to spend $100, SB Live cards are going for $17 to $50 depending on where you look. It's not something you have to have, that would be air and water.

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I was wondering if all different G75VW laptops have 2 drivebays or only the one with a sdd in it? Cause i've got a sdd that i'd like to put as my primary drive and the drive that i get with the computer as a secondary drive.

Answer:Do all asus g75VW laptops have 2 sata cables for 2 hdd/sdd?

It appears they all have 2, but if you post your complete model # we can tell for sure.

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Just wondering if anyone else had this problem. I put Windows 10 on my Vaio laptop and it seemed all was well and good. Then the Wi-Fi stopped connecting. Seems Sony is behind in getting drivers ready for V10. Also there may be a problem with Asus and so I did not try V10 on that laptop yet. Anyone know anything further about this? Any ideas? I liked Windows 10 but am going to wait awhile and see what happens.

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hi to everyone. my asus laptop model is N53S and its been disconnecting the wifi connection about 3 month. i dont think the problem is from router because all other devices like android phones and laptops are connected and working properly. my laptop used to disconnect every time that it was hit or i moved it.but now it is disconnected randomly about 5 or 6 times a day even if i dont move it. when its disconnected sometimes the red cross or a yellow triangle appears on the wifi connection and windows functions so slowly and noises starts everytime i try to hear anything. i have tried re installing the wireless adapter in the device manager but it havent been fixed. do you think the wireless adapter should be replaced? what is its problem?

Answer:My Asus laptops disconnects wifi connection?

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I'm going to build a new system using an Asus A7N8X motherboard. I will probably use the A7N8X Deluxe but am wondering what are the differencesAdvantages between the A7N8X Deluxe, A7N8X-E Deluxe and A7N8X-VM/400

Answer:What is the Difference/Advantages of Different Asus A7N8X Motherboards?

Think I have answered my own question.

The A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard improves on the popular A7N8X Deluxe by adding Gigabit LAN and the exclusive ASUS Wi-Fi slot for easy wireless LAN setup.

Since I'm already wireless I can skip on this one.

Now to see what the VM/400 offers.

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So I just got myself a Lenovo Legion gaming laptop , I am costumed to Lenovo adopting Hybrid HDDs where there is an on board SSD that automatically stores a copy of fast accessed files so to deliver them fast enough . This was sort of Brainless , however in this new setups they gave out a pure 1 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD replacing the good old optical drive .

Now researching the internet its posted all over that SSDrives have limited write cycles and are not advised to keep files that are constantly rewritten which would ruin the device fast enough (Windows come to mind...) . So my question is , what is more optimal , to use the SSD disk to hold the windows installation for faster performance or should i keep it for games and graphical intensive programs that usually load up huge amount of data in memory for faster loading / less lag or there are better setup yet ?

Answer:Dual Storage Gaming Laptops HDD+SSD Optimal Settings

Use it as the primary and the HDD as a storage drive. Most of, if not all SSD have a shelf life of 1 to 1.5 million hours or longer. Known as MTFB (mean time between failure) and for an example the Samsung 850 Evo has a 2 million MTFB. So there is nothing to worry about.

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Hello everyoneI'm using a Lenovo Z510 with i5 4th gen, 2GB GT740M and 4 GB RAM.I have observed that while my laptop is not plugged into charging, the games are not running smoothly. I compared this with Lenovo S510p, which is a lot cheaper than mine (though its got 2GB GT820M) and was shocked to see that all the games that were lagging on my laptop are running smoothly on it with higher graphic settings than mine.I am talking about games like NFS Most Wanted 2012 and NFS Rivals here.But yes, the games do run perfectly when the laptop is plugged into charging.

Answer:Slower Gaming speed in comparison to cheaper laptops

Hi, Might want to do a little bit of research first. 750m is the better card here, and the reason that your laptop downclocks itself and performs badly (as intended) when the power brick is unplugged is because your battery on the laptop can not supply enough voltage to the graphics card by itself to perform at its maximum. There is nothing you can do about it really and even if it did work just like it did plugged in your battery probably wouldn't last more than 20 minutes unplugged and playing.  Just like if my y510 with SLI didn't use a 170w power brick or the power brick was unplugged I lose a whole graphics card and about half of the first card.

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I play RTS (real time strategy) games like Starcraft, Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3, etc. Also, I play FPS (First Person Shooter) games like Call of Duty 4 MW2, Bad Company 2, etc..

I've seen the discussions, and the ads about gaming mouses vs non-gaming mouses, and I think it's all a big hype. My question is, aren't all wireless/laser mouses the same? if I want to have better precision with a mouse when playing a first person shooter online in multiplayer mode, for example, do i really need that latest $100 gaming mouse (wireless or laser), or will the $15 mouse (wireless or laser) do the same exact thing?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Does a specific type of mouse make a difference for pc gaming?

Lots of the gaming mice have some extra configuration settings that you can set your way to make things easier and faster for you.
Possibly even a few extra buttons.

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Respected Audience,I have an ASUS pro55  core 2 duo laptop with windows vista installed in it. I bought it some 4 months back and for couple of months it ran flawlessly. Lately I have got some problem which is that while my PC is running it stucks suddenly. Like everything on my screen just jams and nothing works. The only thing I could do is shutdown using the button. This way I lose all my important data. Was just wondering if any one could help me troubleshoot it. Is it a harware problem or Windows problem or some deadly virus that my anti-virus doesnt detects???regardsPharaz

Answer:my Asus pro 55 core2duo laptops stuck while running...helppppp

How much RAM do u have? There r a couple of possibilities? Over heating, lack of RAM, r the first to come to mind. Try doing a check disk.  My Computer>C:>right click>property>check disk. Select both options and reboot. 

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Is overclocking is safe on R9800pro & is it realy make difference in gaming?
I m going to overclock my MSI Radeon 9800pro (just bought 4 days ago) bcoz i m not getting good performance from it. What r the advantages and disadvantages of overclocking. From where can i get the bios of Radeon XT to overclock it into my 9800pro.

Answer:Is overclocking is safe on R9800pro & is it realy make difference in gaming?

Well, overclocking video cards is MUCH easier than overclocking CPUs, and there is less risk of damage as well because vid cards let you know immediately when you have gone to far.

But before overclocking, you should try tweaking your game settings first.

If you do decide to oc your vid card, first you have to be sure you have good cooling for your case. And in order to be able to flash the bios to the 9800XT, you have to first be sure you have the R360 chipset (not the R350).

If you OC it, you'll get a little more kick out of it, but don't expect too much.

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Im interested in buying one of the new Dell Inspiron 7566 15" gaming laptops with Kaby Lake processors, I've heard they became available in the USA today, does anyone know when we might see these released over here in the UK?

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Question: X8100 or G73SW?

I'm looking to buy myself a new laptop since i blew up my old computer.
I'm looking for something thats considerably powerful for around $2500.

I've come down to a choice between a clevo X8100 and an asus G73SW-A1 both of which i want to modify a little by putting an SSD in and extending the warranty to 3 years on the one I buy.

I've never even heard of clevo before so despite a review I read MALIBAL VEDA Series Performance, Benchmarks and Conclusion
I'm still skeptical about it. Also the Clevo I'm looking at is different to the one in this review.

I live in Australia so I have to deal with gst and other junk if i buy overseas

So This is the place that I have found to buy them.
ASUS G73SW laptop notebook - G73SW-FHD-TZ016V - G73SW-A1 - 17.3 inch gaming laptop with GTX 460M

Metabox X8100 - Clevo X8100 laptop notebook - CrossFire ATi HD 5870 graphics - 18.4 inch Gaming laptop

Which way should I go?
each one will wind up being roughly $2500-$2600 after SSD
Also are there any trustworth reviews on the Clevo?

Answer:X8100 or G73SW?

Never heard of Clevo. ASUS is #1 in my book.

For reviews, Google is your friend.

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Today at Computex, ASUS introduced a stunning line-up of thin and light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops powered by Windows 10 built to boost productivity and give you the best-ever computing experience. The new laptop line-up lights up some of the best of Windows 10 ? including your digital personal assistant Cortana*, Windows Hello for fast and secure login, Windows Ink for drawing in the Photos app or adding notes to your map, comprehensive protection with Windows Defender and more.

Let?s take a look at these devices:

ZenBook Flip S (UX370) with Windows 10
ASUS ZenBook Flip S combines sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360° display at only 10.9 mm thin and 1.1 kg light.
Up to a 7th Generation i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD to allow you to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease.
New cooling system using state-of-the-art components including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that?s just 0.3 mm thin.
The up to 4K UHD multitouch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity.
Fingerprint sensor for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode

Pricing and Availability: ASUS ZenBook Flip S starts from USD$1,099, and will be available this summer

ZenBook Pro (UX550) with Windows 10
ASUS ZenBook Pro is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering a w... Read more

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Question: Asus gaming pc

hi my Asus gaming pc won?t like connect to my monitor, shows a blank screen. This happened when I first got it, I somehow got it to work but I forgot what I did and I moved it and now it?s doing the same thing

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My desktop pc is an old one and the original dvd player mulrti recorder broke above the broken dvd player on the desktop i installed the asus quietrack but i don't know if i can use it for gaming...i mean will this dvd rom recognise the games?

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Hey I was planning on buying another laptop but last night this one caught my eye, It's by Asus, It's located here - ASUS K42 Series K42JV-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i5 450M(2.40GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M

I think it's a great price for a pretty good processor (Intel i5 450M) and a great graphics card (Nvidia GT335M) which is also in the new alienware M11X which is even more expensive than this laptop, so what do you think? I think i'm going to buy it, if you aren't sure yet just take a look at this laptop running GTA 4 Episodes From Liberty City on medium at an average of 25 FPS

YouTube - [Gameplay] GTA4 Episodes from Liberty City on Asus K42 laptop

I'm going to be buying this laptop around christmas time hopefully, what do you think about it? I think it's awesome for less than 1000 dollars

Answer:New ASUS Laptop For Gaming

I agree, it seems pretty cool! However its screen is only 14''. Isn't a bit small for games? Unless you connect it to an external monitor or tv!

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My son is going to buy a gaming laptop......which do you believe is better...the 5870 gpu or the GTX 460 gpu.

Between these two laptops - ASUS G Series G73JW-XN1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

Answer:Asus G73 Gaming Laptop

Does he care about battery life? I'd get the one fro BB, with a 5400rpm HDD, saves battery life over a 7200.
8GB RAM is waaay overkill. 6GB should suit him well.

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Question: Asus gaming laptop

Gamers like to have the maximum amount of power, memory and other features available, They become more expensive than anyone else?s. This Asus G50V looks good it offers a cool looking body and a massive amount of features and specifications. The G series is a brand that is committed to gamers and their machines.It has INVIDIA GeForce 9700M GS - 512 MB and now available in india with os- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Answer:Asus gaming laptop

I think it would depend on the game as some online games don't support integrated graphics.

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So recently (problem just started about 2 months ago),my laptop has been experiencing extremely low FPS while gaming (WoW), spikes between 10-25 FPS with me already running the game on the lowest possible quality with ALL possible background applications closed. I've tried all possible solutions including running anti-virus/malware scans, CCleaner, Defraggler, updating all drivers, etc. EVERYTHING SHORT of a system wipe which I feel is not something I want to do unless all other means have been expired. I have run some tests and know that this is not a connection issue.

Computer Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 279 GB (41 GB Free); D: 398 GB (194 GB Free);
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Disabled

I also have GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Hard drive capacity are also no where near full.

I can take the laptop back to ASUS for a system wipe but it is not something that I want to do because they would require 5 working days as well as needing to back-up everything on my laptop.

Are there any possible explanation to why this problem occurs? Perhaps some settings tuned wrong or some other hardware issues?

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Hi, Im looking to buy this asus laptop run games like ARMA 3 or BATTLEFIELD 4. I want to know if it can run these types of games, and if so, at what FPS? Thanks! SPECS BELOW
ASUS notebook A551LB XX134H
Intel Core i7 4500U
GeForce GT 740M 2GB
Windows 8.1

Answer:ASUS laptop good for gaming?

low voltage procossor and very average graphics, you might get 30 - 40 on the lowest settings but i wouldnt recommend.

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My system has an older version ASUS motherboard. Need to upgrade to a new motherboard and prefer to stay with ASUS. Any suggestions?

Answer:What is the best ASUS motherboard for gaming -2010

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is good to medium gaming mid end pc maybe ??????


PC Depot Online. ASUS B85-PRO GAMER INTEL B85 S1150 M/B

with I3
PC Depot Online. INTEL CORE I3-4130 PROCESSOR LGA1150

is good or not just tell me :gee k:
but i dont want overclock my mobo or proc or graphics card

Answer:motherboard gaming ASUS B85-PRO GAMER ??

"gaming" mobos are just labelled gimmicks.. because they have cool names and say theyre for gamers people think theyre getting a good deal..

now you say you dont intend to overclock.. 90% of that mobos features that are additional will be aimed at overclocking, that and the i3 processor not being a particularly strong cpu for gaming, id aim at something much cheaper with less guff you wont use.

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Main title is apt. After approximately five minutes of gaming i hear GPU's fan is getting offline and next to 1-5 minutes game crashed to doesn't which game i run.....dirt 2 -> crashed, l4d(1,2)-> crashed, CoD mw2 -> crashed.....i dunno why it is making this problem.....i've heard fan is turned off during i'm typing this thread....catalyst is updated...any drivers too.....chipset-> done, audio -> never happened when i have XP 32...i dunno what i have to do to solve my pc....i'll would be glad if i work my pc out......

Answer:ATI ASUS EAH4850 HD got crashed by gaming

try updating you're direct x not to 11 but to version 10

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