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Great laptop....but!!!!....SEE UPDATE!,
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This review is from: ASUS ROG G75VW 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION] (Personal Computers)
I received this laptop yesterday and was drooling to get it out of the box and fired up. I was immediately impressed with the looks and feel of this machine. I got the battery loaded, plugged it in and turned it on. I then went through all the new startup menus and got to my desktop, so far so good as I was loving everything about it. Then, once I started playing with all the cool programs preloaded by ASUS, the trouble started. I kept getting a screen blanking and message saying that my video driver recovered from a failure or something along those lines. So, I thought, I probably need to update the drivers and all that normal new computer stuff. Once I got to NVIDIA's web site, I come to learn that the graphics card in this machine doesn't have any drivers out for it yet!!! HUH? Yep, NVIDIA put out the GTX 670M graphics card with no extablished drivers for it. After reading the forums, there is still no date given for when the drivers will be available. They have the drivers for the Linux OS but not for Win 7/XP. So, those of you that are wanting a "turnkey" system right out of the box will be dissapointed as I was to discover that you will have to wait an undetermined amount of time for drivers to support the card in this laptop. As it sits now, can't even play the current games on the lowest video settings without screen blanking and even blue-screen/system restarts. I'm sure that once the drivers are out, this system will be a gamer's dream but till then.......I'm keeping my finger's crossed.
UPDATE: Today is 6/28/2012 and I just got my laptop back from ASUS after sending it to them on the 19th. IT IS A FREAKING BEAST !!!!. They replaced the GPU in the system as the original one was obviously bad. Now it is running great with none of the issues I was having before with the screen blanking and driver recovery popup notices. I have only run the Windows Experience Index so far as I haven't downloaded a benchmark tool yet but it gave me 7.4's on both of the graphics tests where before it was only giving me 1.0's. I'm currently installing SWTOR on here and am excited to see how the game plays on maxed settings. So far everything about this system now seems to be exactly as I had hoped it would be when I ordered it. I now can only hope that the ssue I had with the GPU was a limited fluke in just a few of those cards and the rest of the machines out there are just fine. I'll post a new update once I've run some different games with maxed setting and let you games know how it performs....but so far it looks like it will be just as all the other reviews are that you can find on YouTube for this system.
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2012 4:19:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 4:24:07 PM PDT
David Stewart says:
How is this possible since the 675 is already out? I found the driver in less than 1 minute @ http://www.official-drivers.com
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 4:22:56 PM PDT
I don't understand it myself but I can ony imagine the 675's have the same issue. But if you go to NVIDIA's driver section, you'll see what I mean if you try to get a driver for the 670m.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 4:25:05 PM PDT
David Stewart says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 4:33:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 8:34:45 PM PDT
Everything I see at that link is from Nov of 2009. And there were no drivers there for the GTX 670M anywhere to be found, nor a 675.
Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:08:07 PM PDT
I'm interested in this model, too.. thanks for the heads up about the drivers..
Did you try the generic 600M driver here? I know it says it only supports up to 635M but it might help...
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 12:13:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 8:33:21 PM PDT
Yeah, I gave that one a try from NVIDIA's driver page.....I even tried some from links in the forum pages of drivers made by other party programmers. I just got off the phone with ASUS and they are having me do a software/OS recovery. I'll put up another post when it's done to let you know the results.
** Update: the factory reinstall didn't do anything except wipe out my partition that had the restore data in it. So if you are told to do the factory restore, get a blu-ray or 4 DVD's and make a set of restore disks first. Still have the video crashing.
Posted on Jun 15, 2012 6:20:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012 6:21:21 PM PDT
ASUS G75VW-DS73-3D 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)
I'm having all sorts of bother with the 3D brother. Just random crashes about one a day, but pretty spectacular requiring a hard reboot, (the Nvidia update app crashes too).
It doesn't take away from the G75 being a great entertainment laptop but it sure ruins gaming!
Anyone else having unexplained random system lockups?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 6:31:45 PM PDT
I've been having same issue along with programs stop responding and shutting down. On phone with ASUS now...they are giving me an RMA to return it to them to fix it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 7:35:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 10:58:12 AM PDT
Let us know how that works out... I'm curious to know if all the transport costs are covered? But also why you can't just return this to Amazon free-of-charge for an exact replacement? I thought once it was within 30 days there was no need to deal with Asus directly.... You didn't buy off Amazon I assume...
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 8:05:05 PM PDT
Getting a very nice Blue=Purple screen with fast atternating highlighting....then the Display driver crashes and so does then does the G75. So is there is a definite Driver issue with the G75's dispay as you indicated....