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Asus G46vw Upgraded with I7 3820qm - working good so far

JwPwns
Level 10
Good news guys 😄 I've installed my I7 3820qm today in my G46 and it's working at stable temps of 36c-46c along with some awesome benchmark but I don't think the CPU is on it's full potential since i saw benchmarks on I7 3820qm scoring somewhat higher than mine 1737417375
Asus G46 vw
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM processor
16GB-DDR Corsair Vengence 1600
128GB Samsung 830 Msata SSD + 750 GB HDD
GTX 660m + Windows 7 ultimate db Windows 8 pro

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Primeval
Level 7
Those screenshots... I wish I had Windows 7 lol.
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JwPwns
Level 10
I just downloaded 3dmark11 and the results are disappointing... is there like a different bio or chipset drivers for I7s.. I don't think so right? but it only scored P2694, meanwhile i7-3610qm is scoring 3.7k. I don't want to push this thing too far as of now since i didn't put on new thermal paste but the temps i got after the full benchmark tests are 60c, under normal load it goes back down to 40s but after anhour or two of starcraft2 it's 50s and i'm installing planetside 2 it looks fun 😃 will update results again once i receive my MX4 thermal paste
Asus G46 vw
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM processor
16GB-DDR Corsair Vengence 1600
128GB Samsung 830 Msata SSD + 750 GB HDD
GTX 660m + Windows 7 ultimate db Windows 8 pro

Chino
Level 15
Benchmarks should be taken with a pinch of salt. There are a lot of tweaks available to get higher scores. For the sake of bragging rights, many people tweak the heck out of their laptop and OS to get higher numbers for bragging rights. If your laptop is doing what you need it to do, screw the numbers and just enjoy your laptop, my friend. 😉

Chino wrote:
Benchmarks should be taken with a pinch of salt. There are a lot of tweaks available to get higher scores. For the sake of bragging rights, many people tweak the heck out of their laptop and OS to get higher numbers for bragging rights. If your laptop is doing what you need it to do, screw the numbers and just enjoy your laptop, my friend. 😉


This is perfect, +rep! People do lots of things to be the "best", so don't worry about it. Notebookcheck.net is probably the best resource for comparing, since they benchmark so many laptops and provide the range that certain CPUs fall into. If you are at the bottom end of a computer with that processor, maybe then it is cause for concern. The other considerations are GPU and memory. You should be fine on the memory department, but some of the benchers may have GTX680M's, which will give them a tremendous advantage.
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TokoDude
Level 10
Isn't the CPU soldered?

And do you guys know if its solderd on a ASUS G75VW?
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TokoDude wrote:
Isn't the CPU soldered?

And do you guys know if its solderd on a ASUS G75VW?


no, the cpu is almost never soldered in laptops... only the GPU is, but u can still seperate the gpu if you want

and i'm awared of that benchmark tweaks but what i don't get is they are running i7 3610 with gtx 660m and that has a 50% points over the 3820qm i have.. so i thought the i7 3610 might be a better comobo with the gpu ? but then you guys are right those people probably tweaked so many things to achieve that score, i will look into overcloaking the gtx660 (if thats possible)
Asus G46 vw
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM processor
16GB-DDR Corsair Vengence 1600
128GB Samsung 830 Msata SSD + 750 GB HDD
GTX 660m + Windows 7 ultimate db Windows 8 pro

JwPwns wrote:
no, the cpu is almost never soldered in laptops... only the GPU is, but u can still seperate the gpu if you want

and i'm awared of that benchmark tweaks but what i don't get is they are running i7 3610 with gtx 660m and that has a 50% points over the 3820qm i have.. so i thought the i7 3610 might be a better comobo with the gpu ? but then you guys are right those people probably tweaked so many things to achieve that score, i will look into overcloaking the gtx660 (if thats possible)


I noticed you said in a previous post you didn't put on new thermal paste? Curious what you did here, you should have cleaned the heatsink and cpu die clean and then reapply thermal pasted when reseating the heatsink... do you mean you reapplied an older tube of thermal paste or you just restuck the heatsink with the factory paste on it? I'd be curious what HWinfo64 is saying regarding temps, throttling, and usage.

In 3DMark11 what was your physics score? I was getting around ~P2900, and my physics score almost doubled from the i5 . Something just doesn't seem quite right. If you have time post a screenshot of HWinfo64 with sensors enabled after running a round of 3dMark11. I'll dig up my screenshots of my 3dMark11 runs to see how the cpu compared.

Do you have Crysis 3 by chance? Played that for a couple hours last night and it heated the cpu up to around 80C with around 75-90% utilization. Would be curious how yours compares.

Also, it's fairly simple to overclock the GPU as well when wanted, Afterburner will let you bump the clock up 135mhz without any issues or messing around with powerstates etc.... it will also let you increase the memory as much as you can, I usually keep mine around 165mhz for a small increase when stress testing.
Asus G46VW - i7-3630QM, Crucial m4 256GB mSATA SDD, 750GB HDD, 16GB Vengeance 1866, Nvidia 660mGTX
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hey be77solo in 3Dmark11 my physics score is 8212 and i didn't put any thermal paste on it because my mx-4 didn't arrive and still havn't yet.. but the heatsink had some left over under and i used that to cover the cpu, i just restuck the heatsink with factory paste on it. anyways it's working as of now idle around 38-40c. MAX 52c from idle, if i game it will go up to 60 to 70. usage from Hwinfo64 is maxing out at 3.4 GHz and min at 1.2 ghz

here's the picture for 3dmark11 and hwinfo

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Asus G46 vw
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM processor
16GB-DDR Corsair Vengence 1600
128GB Samsung 830 Msata SSD + 750 GB HDD
GTX 660m + Windows 7 ultimate db Windows 8 pro

JwPwns wrote:
hey be77solo in 3Dmark11 my physics score is 8212 and i didn't put any thermal paste on it because my mx-4 didn't arrive and still havn't yet.. but the heatsink had some left over under and i used that to cover the cpu, i just restuck the heatsink with factory paste on it. anyways it's working as of now idle around 38-40c. MAX 52c from idle, if i game it will go up to 60 to 70. usage from Hwinfo64 is maxing out at 3.4 GHz and min at 1.2 ghz

here's the picture for 3dmark11 and hwinfo

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Man, looks like you are running properly! I checked my 3dmark11 runs, physics scores for my 3630qm are low 7000's, up from 3300's with the i5, so low 8000's looks about right for your faster i7. Temps look about right too if not a tad high, I'm sure with a proper repaste they'll be a bit lower. I was confused when you said you were maxing out in the 50'sC which I don't see how is possible under a heavy load, but you are actually hitting low 80'sC for the 3dmark run... in a game like Crysis 3 you'll be in the upper 80's I'm sure.... which is still fine, 30C is no where near realistic for a high performance i7 in a laptop under full load of this size or really any size for that matter that I've seen. And from what I've seen at least on mine, Asus has the fan set to let the CPU run a bit warmer under load to keep noise down which I'm totally fine with, as it doesn't get anywhere near too hot IMHO.

Get a good paste job and you should be good to go! I see no issues with your HWinfo results and are very similar to mine. Mine will peak in the low to mid 80's after gaming a very cpu intense game for several hours. Still runs really quite and cool to touch though which is awesome. Until you get into the 90's I wouldn't even worry about it.

Also, your 3DMark11 score is lower because of the GPU clock speeds.... CPU scores barely change the score for some reason, where as overclocking the GPU will add a ton to your score... you'll be over 3000 with a small GPU overclock. With 135+mhz on my GPU puts me @ P3000 no problem.

Enjoy the new cpu!
Asus G46VW - i7-3630QM, Crucial m4 256GB mSATA SDD, 750GB HDD, 16GB Vengeance 1866, Nvidia 660mGTX
Asus G73JH-RBBX05 - Samsung 256GB 840 PRO SSD, WD 750GB Black 7.2K, 6GB, Bluray

JwPwns wrote:
no, the cpu is almost never soldered in laptops... only the GPU is, but u can still seperate the gpu if you want

and i'm awared of that benchmark tweaks but what i don't get is they are running i7 3610 with gtx 660m and that has a 50% points over the 3820qm i have.. so i thought the i7 3610 might be a better comobo with the gpu ? but then you guys are right those people probably tweaked so many things to achieve that score, i will look into overcloaking the gtx660 (if thats possible)


It mean you say you get bottleneck when you put 3820qm with GTX660m?
Don't you try tu upgrading the GPU?
It's possible?