Love it but it has many annoying little issues (fully updated with Win Update and MyASUS official app, BIOS 311):
[COMMON] Speaker sounds randomly muted 'till I reboot with no error in Device Manager, no icons with X and no crashes, but speakers simply do not play audio anymore (headphones still work). Only solution a reboot. Totally random in normal desktop usage.
[COMMON] Sometimes randomly after 2 days of sleep and resume, USB-C DisplaPort won't detect anymore the attached (but turned off) monitor when I turn it on. Have to reinsert DisplayPort cable (8K high quality). To be exact it happens after Windows Hibernation. (SOLVED with BIOS 315 ✔️)
[MY UNIT] Loud coil whine with the test from GPU_Caps_Viewer: 3D Demos/Vulkan 2 Tessellation. Tested in real games or other 3D Demos and coil whine is minimal and acceptable though...
[COMMON] Random internal screen (desktop usage) fast-flickerings (0.1sec, very fast almost unnoticeable, mostrly in the upper portion of the screen)... looks like AMD iGPU unstable frequency (?). This seems a well known AMD iGPU issue reported in many forums with previous AMD CPU models. Waiting for AMD Adrenalin driver/BIOS updates hoping for a fix... 🤞🏻
[COMMON] No S3 Standby state in the BIOS!! Forced S0 only (a sort of MS hybrid standby 2.0) with fans quietly active (???). You can check it with
powercfg /a from admin Cmd prompt. Microsoft calls it "Modern Standby", which is good only for office workstations, maybe. We need S3 (classic Standby) instead.
[COMMON] Standby set as: after 10 min screen off and after 45 min standby; when I return to the laptop after 1-2 hours I find the keyboard leds on and system freezed including stuck white mouse pointer over a black screen (!?). I've found a workaround from admin prompt simply forcing hibernate after 30 min and setting screen off and standby both after 10 min. It didn't happen anymore.Power settings commands (admin):
powercfg /x hibernate-timeout-ac 0(default 0, AC is for PSU mode)
powercfg /x hibernate-timeout-dc 60(default 60 min = 3600 sec, DC is for battery mode)
powercfg HIBERNATE ON(force-enable Hibernation if not present)
powercfg /q(to show current idle settings)
The difference in gaming performance at 1440p is so miniscule I wouldn't even consider it. Obviously do what you feel most comfortable with. Just know as I type this, I'm dealing with keyboard disconnects that are rather annoying because I have it plugged in as a desktop 😂
There are just a lot of trade offs. I wouldn't do it again.
Less than 10% increase in price for a dramatically more stable/rounded machine.
And comparing the 4080 models, the Intel one is cheaper from what I can find. Best buy has it at $2500. Scar 17 I can only find at 2899.
But you do you booboo. I simply can't emphasize enough just how bad this laptop is. The USB disconnects are probably the most rage inducing. Can't use my external SSD to work off of anymore, can't use my VR with this thing. Its simply a terrible product.
In Italy G733PZ (4080) is ~2550€, G18 with 4090 is ~3500€. Obviously 8-10fps more are not worth +1000€ and you can boost ram on Scar 17 to 5200MHz modules
Great Thread. Got the G17 7945HX but the 4060 version. All of the problems described here occurs to me as well, Freezing, Flickering, Black screen on stand by/sleep etc. This is my first AMD based laptop and I hope will not be the last, given the problems I am stilll facing. Monitoring the "memory integrity off " settings if the laptop will be more stable. Updated to the latest bios 316 but stability is still a concern specially during first boot up of the day.
ASUS G733 CX
to eliminate any sizzling or boiling sounds proceed as follows.
1.Open CMD and run as administrator this command.
2.download and install throttlestop 9.5 and configure it like this.
Here’s how to do it in Registry Editor.
restart the laptop and start throttle stop.
When it is restarted,put it to sleep,and then within 5 seconds ,awake it again.
the sizzling boiling noise should be gone.
@bmhq ha scritto:
ASUS G733 CX
G733PZ is a different PC, AMD based with an AMD cpu so ThrottleStop for example won't work.
Improvements with BIOS 316?
Did not realise we had the same thread of this issues list on here as well as reddit:
As I stated on there I had similar issue with the reboots and other points, but I chose to do a reset to Windows to see if this could clear the issues with suspicion the issue were linked to corrupt system files.
I did the reset 4 weeks ago and have had zero issues since.
My main focus was the random reboots, which for me usually appeared when gaming but it could be an old not really demanding game like Supreme Commander on FAF or playing Star Citizen, but I was having them every couple of days.
I did not want to face the RMA process to get it swapped so tried the Windows reset and as stated so far so good.
Thought I'd share 🙂