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Post by hiro1030 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 am

Hi everyone! :hello:

I picked up an ASUS G60VX gaming laptop about two months ago. This model was released about 10 months ago, so the components are from the previous generation.

Specs:

Core 2 Duo P7450
4GB RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200rpm HDD
NVIDIA GTX260M video card

It's a solid laptop and is totally capable of doing what I do with this laptop. I'm very pleased with it.

However, the HDD failed on me. So, I decided to upgrade some of the components.

This laptop has two HDD bays.

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I put a 64GB Kingston SSD for the OS into the first bay and a 320GB WD Scorpio Black for data into the second bay.

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I also bought a 60GB Vertex 2, but that was defective and I'm waiting for a new replacement. But, that's another story.

And then I found a pretty decent deal of the Core 2 Duo T9900, so I decided to go for it.

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I used the Arctic Silver 5 and now it's running 15C lower than the original P7450.

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PC Wizard thinks it's a Core 2 Extreme X9100. It's basically the same chip, but T9900 has better stepping and the lower TDP.

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Anyway, I'm very pleased with those upgrade. The boot up time is also decent too.

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Thanks.




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Post by bob2701 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:44 am

:hello: Nice job on the upgrade.
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Post by hiro1030 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:59 am

Hello Bob! Thanks very much! smile:
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Post by smduff on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:28 am

Very nicely done you don't see to many laptops getting a kick in the pants most people just replace them, great work.
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Post by hiro1030 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:05 pm

Thanks! I It has been a quite fun project. smile:
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Post by Steve on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:48 pm

Excellent upgrades!!! :Cool:
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Post by hiro1030 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:06 pm

Thanks! thanks
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Post by 4hams on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:20 am

Nice laptop and upgrade hiro!
Tell me on the ASUS laptops do you get a full bios like when buying a ASUS motherboard for a desktop or are the Bios setting very limited like buying most pre-configured desktops such as HP, Dell, Acer...

nice to have ya join us and stop by the daily thread when ya get a chance. we can start comparing weather as we did a few years ago at LGSI. smile:
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Post by hiro1030 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:48 am

Hey Joel!

Yea, the BIOS setting is quite limited. I can still overclock my CPU from 3.06Ghz to 3.3GHz using the ASUS utility or even a bit higher using a third party application. But, I think 3.06GHz is good enough for a laptop.
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Post by 4hams on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:52 am

Thanks hiro, I figured it would be pretty limited.
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