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Upgrading Rog Stirix

diaconovi
Level 7

Hi guys,

Recently I brought a Rog Strix G16 G614JI with 16GB@4800Hz, I'm planning to upgrade it, but couln'f find the techninal manual, as Asus is very greedy with the documentation, I would like to know if this laptop supports ram 32GB x2, also if I can upgrade  the bus to 5200Hz or 5600Hz.

Btw I also planning to add an other 1T nvme, which heatsink should I buy?

Regards.

Diaconovi.

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Hi,

My laptop is G614JZ but I don't think there is much of a difference. It's probably down to the vga and perhaps RAM, SSD config or even screen resolution. The laptop chassis is exactly the same. 

I'm not sure if the HDR works but the 4K TV output looks great. I'm on linux and it doesn't fully support HDR just yet.

The bezel(bezel itself is a bit soft) removal is dead easy. Do it as in the video slowly and make sure that the clips are detached. The only issue is the adhesive tape that looks like a piece of plastic and a part of the assembly. Just pull it down in line with the hinge and you can reuse it later for the new screen. If you have done it before then this is a piece of cake. After the tape is gone the LCD is loose itself. It's much better than a HP laptop where you have to remove the top cover and other stuff to get to replace the screen.  

Thanks! Where did you order from? Asking bc of shipping and taxes etc.

Oh ok, so probably a bit like the outer plastic "foil" on some Thinkpads. Any idea where I could get a new one if I'd need it? Alternatively alu tape should work too, I did it that way on my t440.

Since you are on linux and I want to dual boot, I know that there is Asus Linux. I've set fan curves and stuff in Ghelper and would like to keep that on Linux. As far as I'm concerned when I don't change anything on Linux it should just run everything I set up before. 

 

I live in the UK and the retailer is local. No need for an additional tape if you strip/pull the one already there well. Shame that I forgot to take a picture of the model label. I believe that there are these screens all over eBay for cheap.  

Ignore Asus linux. I had to uninstall all Asus linux packages that I have installed on Manjaro because it gave me an error while updating the system. There was a conflict between the Asus packages and the system packages. It looked like that the native packages are pretty good and the Asus stuff is not needed. The only issue I have with linux is that the internal speakers don't work. External speakers work well though. 

Good to know thanks!

I mean, I know that the manufactures just buy these displays, but can I be sure that I get a display that has a equal quality standard? Speaking of color coverage, response times, brightess, contrast ratio and so on - basically do I get the exact same tech (I bet every manufacturer has their own flavour of IPS for example)? The seller at least seems genuine, mentioning the ISO classes of the displays and compatibility etc. The price is super fair in my opinion too. With shipping to Austria and VAT it's just a bit over 100 Euro. 

Noted, no Asus Linux. How do you set fan curves, or do you just run defaults? I just want the laptop to behave the same between Windows and Linux and since I rely on custom fan curves because of noise I'd hate it if I had two seperate tools which overwrite each others settings. Best case is that fan curves and GPU clock values are saved into the BIOS by Ghelper and are applicable, no matter which OS.

How is your experience with nVdidia on Linux? Running Xorg or Wayland? I suppose the proprietary drivers? 

So the adhesive foil is just on the bottom of the display like a hinge, right? I've seen that configuration on other laptops. 

 

Yes, I have bought a screen from them before. Cheap and reliable retailer.

I keep everything default because I use the laptop for X-Plane 12 only and don't fly as often. I think that X-Plane has some hw limitation implemented because it kept the FPS just over 20 frames but after the flight the GPU temperature was just 60 degrees. I did a little investigation about Wayland and X and which is better for nVidia graphics and it makes barely any difference. The DLSS doesn't work on linux at all or I'm not aware of it. I'm on XFCE with the X11 as the x-server. Wayland(Gnome) is well too buggy to use it reliable with nVidia IMHO but don't take my word for granted. 

Manjaro just updated the system to the 6.5.1.1 kernel and 535.104.05 proprietary nVidia drivers. 

The tape is vertically about 5 millimeters from the edge on both sides. The bottom horizontal is on the bezel and not that strong I think. 

Thanks for letting me know, I'll definitely order from them.

I mean, I know that the manufactures just buy these displays, but can I be sure that I get a display that has a equal quality standard? Speaking of color coverage, response times, brightess, contrast ratio and so on - basically do I get the exact same tech (I bet every manufacturer has their own flavour of IPS for example)?

 

I see no difference between quality of the picture on the UHD display and the FHD stock one. Obviously it's a higher resolution which means everything is smaller but it's the quality I have expected. Unfortunately I can't comment on the specifics you have asked because that's beyond my human eye comprehension.:)

Thank you! I'll try to contact the seller and see if they could provide some information.