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Old 10-03-2009, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default ASUS G51Vx 15" Gaming Notebook

To purchase a quality gaming notebook just a few years ago would have set you back at least $2,000. But the situation is far better today, and it's proven with the help of ASUS' G51Vx, coming in at $999. It comes complete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260M graphics card, a great feature-set and plays most of today's games at their max detail settings with ease.

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That's an absolute incredible deal at $999! The processor, as you've mentioned, is underpowered but the overall deal is great, especially considering the GPU.

What did you think of the build quality?
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What did you think of the build quality?
"The G51Vx might be what some would consider to be a "value" gamer's notebook, but ASUS spared nothing with the build quality. As a whole, I found the notebook to be very well-built, and not at all flimsy or cheap."

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"The G51Vx might be what some would consider to be a "value" gamer's notebook, but ASUS spared nothing with the build quality. As a whole, I found the notebook to be very well-built, and not at all flimsy or cheap."
Thanks, somehow missed that.

I've purchased a much more expensive Toshiba X205 notebook and I found its build quality to be lacking. Even the newer Qosmios are very flimsy esp on the back of the screen so I'm glad Asus hasn't done the same.
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How do you find the internal heat of the GPU? I own a G51vx-rx05 and my GPU gets up to 100-104c under-load (HW monitor).

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100C+ seems a little excessive. I could believe it happening, given it's a mobile PC, but even then, that's the same reason it scares me. You could give GPU-Z a go, and see if it detects the temperatures:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

You might want to reboot before running it though, to make sure it's not going to grab the same temperature due to HW Monitor getting in the way.
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100C+ seems a little excessive. I could believe it happening, given it's a mobile PC, but even then, that's the same reason it scares me. You could give GPU-Z a go, and see if it detects the temperatures:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

You might want to reboot before running it though, to make sure it's not going to grab the same temperature due to HW Monitor getting in the way.
Looks a little better now, highest I"m seeing is 96/97C.
Maybe I should get all the thermal paste redone just to be safe.

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