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Question about ASUS G75VW-BBK5

Techinstein
Level 9
So obviously I have a question or two about my ASUS G75VW-BBK5.
Questions.
1. I wanted to know what type of motherboard does it have. Becaus its an ASUS ROG machine, if it has a ROG motherboard, or if Best Buy puts a bad motherboard in it? I wanted to know because I looked at MemTweakIt and the thread starter says it doesnt work with laptops. Well what about G75VW-BBK5? Or any of the G75VW series.

- Sincerly : Techinstein . Thanks to all who reply.


My machine: G75VW-BBK5 with Windows 8 Pro :cool:

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c_man
Level 11


I don't understand what exactly you want. How can Best Buy replace the MB with it's own?

Woots
Level 11
I also have the the best buy G75 model. I am 99.9% certain best buy doesn't manufacture these at all. These are just the base models in which Best Buy exclusively carries for Asus. I think this base model is intended for people who like to upgrade components on their own...extra ram... SSD/HD's..3D screen...blu ray drive...(since many RoG followers are technophiles and quite capable of upgrades like this) The other models are pre configured to pre-fit personal needs and save people from needing to tweak it on their own and also avoid voiding warranty (for bigger upgrades)

As far as main board goes...

CPU-Z software identifies it as an

ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., G75VW version 1.0 mainboard.
(custom mainboard from looks of it, not surprised it's updated over older models since it has to have the new ivy bridge chipset)

With Bios, American Megatrends, Inc. G75VW.207

Edit:

Here is a link to CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Nice lil quick freeware app that gives a lot of system info.

Also GPU-Z for the vid card

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
PC Setup:
Battlestation Setup:

Woots wrote:
I am 99.9% certain best buy doesn't manufacture these at all.


But ... what if ... just what if ... techinstein received one of the .1 percent machines?

The matrix may be involved ... it could be a BBK5 from a parallel universe ... just perhaps!

john_from_ohio
Level 11
Techinstein wrote:
So obviously I have a question or two about my ASUS G75VW-BBK5.


So you purchased a 1300 dollar machine ( somehow ) and you do not understand what you have purchased? Well at least you have one apparently ... not quite so sure about the actual "purchase" ... but thats just me.

Dang techinstein ... wonder if best buy really sells asus machines or is somehow they are switching out atom based netbooks.

Lets see:
1) you could try control panel ==> system and see what that says ...
2) you could run device manager and see what that says
3) you could install hwinfo64 and see what that says

Another alternative ... lets see ... why not just post something implying somehow that best buy may be switching out motherboards for their customers?

Techinstein
Level 9
Thanks, Woots and C-Man, and woots were you the one that added me on STEAM? Also I am thanking you john_from_ohio. + rep to @ Woots & @c-man.

@ c-man I am basically not the smartest at computer insides. So I wouldn't know.


My machine: G75VW-BBK5 with Windows 8 Pro :cool:

My YouTube: EpicTechinsteinTime

Techinstein wrote:
Thanks, Woots and C-Man, and woots were you the one that added me on STEAM? Also I am thanking you john_from_ohio. + rep to @ Woots & @c-man.

@ c-man I am basically not the smartest at computer insides. So I wouldn't know.


That is not something to worry about, notebook mobos are not the same as desktops, though they all use a particular chipset. No worries, we all learn by asking questions...some of us ask too many :cool: ...someone took the time to answer us, so we repay them by taking the time to answer the ones coming after us. Cheers! 🙂
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

Techinstein wrote:
woots were you the one that added me on STEAM.

Yes that was me ^
PC Setup:
Battlestation Setup:

UltimaRage
Level 9
Doing research on such large purchases is very important. 🙂
G75VW-BBK5
i7
8 GB
660m

MaXimus711
Level 10
Dude, Best Buy sells groceries you expect them to put a motherboard in a Notebook? 10816 LOLLL