Asus ROG GX700VO played the role of subversive gaming notebook. It is equipped with water-cooled systems and brought performance improvements. We are not sure the future will not have a second, third water-cooled notebook available, but there is no doubt that the first is always the most easily remembered by the people.
It is the world’s first water-cooled gaming laptop. It is designed to give you a gaming laptop with overclocking potential to go toe-to-toe with extreme gaming desktops.
Processor: Intel Core i7-6820HK 2.7 GHz @ 4 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory: DDR4 2800 2133 MHz SDRAM, up to 64 G
Display: 17.3″ 16:9 Full HD (1920×1200) anti-glare, LP173WF4-SPF3 (LGD04E8)
Chipset: Integrated Intel® CPU
Storage: 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0), 1024 GB, M.2 SSD
Soundcard: Realtek ALC286 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH – High Definition Audio Controller
Interface: 1 x Microphone-in jack, 1 x Headphone-out jack, 1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s), 3 x USB 3.0 port(s), 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI, 1 x mini Display Port, 1 x Thunderbolt port, 1 x SD card reader, 1X AC adapter plug
Networking: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Size: 429 x 309 x 33 ~35 mm (WxDxH), Dock: (Thermal Dock) 417 x 368 x 114 mm (WxDxH)
Battery: 6-Cells 93 Wh, 8040 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Weight: 3.6kg with battery, with dock: 4.8kg
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1. Removing the bottom case
We cannot find screws on the bottom case, the screws are hidden under the rubber mat on the back of the fuselage, this design is not only beautiful but also dust-proof.
Remove all visible rubber mats.
Remove all screws under rubber mats.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.
When the bottom case removed, you should be able to access the battery, RAM, SSD, CMOS battery, wireless card, speakers, heat sink and cooling fan.
3. Removing the battery
To avoid damage to hardware, we first need to remove the battery.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the battery.
Lift it up and take it out of the laptop.
Asus ROG GX700VO features a 11.4v, 93Wh, 8040mah Li-polymer battery, Asus model: C32N1516.
5. Removing the SSD
Remove one screw securing the SSD.
In fact, Asus ROG GX700VO coming with two SSDs, another SSD on the back of the motherboard.
Samsung 256GB SM951 M.2 SSD, Model: MZ-VPV2560, P/N: MZVPV256HDGL-0000.
Samsung MZ-VPV2560 Specifications
Controller: Samsung S4LN058A01 (PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe)
NAND: Samsung 16nm 64Gbit MLC
Sequential Read: 2,150MB/s
Sequential Write: 1,260MB/s
4KB Random Read: 300K IOPS
4KB Random Write: 100K IOPS
6. Removing the wireless card
Unplug two antenna cables.
Remove one screw securing the Wi-Fi card.
7. Removing the water-cooled system, heat sink and cooling fan
Remove all screws securing the left and right cooling fan. Each cooling fan was fixed by three screws.
Disconnect the cooling fan cable from the motherboard.
CPU and GPU cooling fan