I just recently (2days ago) traded my heavily modded desktop for a G74sx (and some $).
First thing I did was run RealTemp GT. G74 was running @ 45 degrees at idle.
So I changed the thermal compound on the cpu and gpu and did some house keeping...
It idles around 37 now, but Im not happy.
I am, and have always been a desktop guy, this is my first laptop. So far I like it, but it needs more... ... ...
My desktop ran at 22 degrees at idle and 54 degrees at 100% load (4670k @ 4.6).
I like my computers running cool/cold.
With this being said... ... has anyone tried making a custom closed loop liquid cooler for this rig?
It doesnt seem like it would be that hard, copper tubing, looped and soldered to the top of the existing heatsinks, running back to a small rad. or at least a liquid loop using the same heat exchanger setup it currently has. I didnt take it off, but the left speaker looks like there could be room under it for a small high volume pump...
On that note, what mods have people done? Is there a g74 mod thread I couldnt find? or do people just not mod laptops?
Yup, lots of people on the forum, we just don't check it every day. I'm interested in your results too. I switched to laptops from desktops on my previous upgrade cycle and came to Asus because the specs were great. But other than adding an SSD I've yet to do anything bold (I'm sort of intimidated by the form factor)
GA502IV, AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS 2.9GHz with Radeon Graphics 16GB DDR3 RAM Boot Drive: SSD NVMe PC SN530 (1 TB) Data Drive: WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD (1 TB) GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6.0 GB Windows 10 Pro 64bit G74SX-CST1-CBIL, i7 2630QM 2GHz (It just won't die!) 12GB DDR3 RAM @1333MHz Boot Drive: Samsung 860 EVO (1 TB) Data Drive: Samsung 850 EVO (500 GB) GTX560M 3GB DDR5 BIOS 203 Windows 10 Pro 64bit
lol, hopefully I wont be needing a new case. I dont plan on doing much, if any trimming.
But yes, I will start taking pics tomorrow when I have my pos (its a dell) laptop apart to do the first mock up.
Also, Im having issues trying to find an unlocked i5 for this thing... Is there an i5 that works with the g74?
Reason I want an i5 is because, at least for desktops, they are a lot cheeper than i7's and I dont really have a use for hyperthreading and it seems that i7 xm chips dont like our computers (locked at 2.5 no turbo) I like brute force over all else.