10-26-2021 04:01 AM
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10-27-2021 08:14 PM
You don't need the flash tool if you don't want it. As far as I know you don't *need* any of the special software for the machine to work except for the key. I believe you can't really do anything with it without the ASUS software.
You could probably add more than 16GB of memory, but why? Unless you have a specific reason you shouldn't need more than that to just game on it. For storage there should not be any practical limit. Any SATA or NVME drive that is physically compatible should work.
Changing an LCD panel is possible but it's a very involved process requiring disassembly of much of the machine. And you would have to find a compatible panel (probably from the Hero) which could be expensive. With a GTX 1060 I'm not sure how much you might benefit from a faster panel. Depending on the game and quality settings you won't get 120FPS.
For temps, with these machines they are designed to run hotter and let the components throttle as needed so higher temps alone are not a problem. Are you experiencing performance problems or just higher temps?
10-27-2021 08:52 PM