****EDIT - I'm sorry, I posted links about the gpu, not cpu below. I was in a rush. the processor chips on mine don't go past 75C and I have stock thermal paste. but I'll leave all my info below for your reference.*****
Get the one I have except upgrade to 840qm. you can get the free updated thermal compound. Temps were reported and proven at notebook reviews that it doesn't pass 77c in furmark unless you overclock. Make sure you tell the retailers to update your bios to 209 and make sure they test connections to a external monitor as there has been reports of a psod issue where the screen is permanently damaged and you have to send it back for repairs (issue has been fixed I believe).
turbo boost is about 3.06 duo mode.
You can now overclock the 840qm. Look up SETFSB program. It cost $5.
ACT FAST!! they are no longer making this model since its been replaced by the g73jh-b1 and those cost more.
total with upgrade is about 2152 free shipping and no tax.
configure g73jh here
one of many proof of temps threads
- in this one, she had a bad stock thermal paste so she applied the ic diamond herself.
This is 1/2 laptops available for this price that can play pcsx2 well.
For cheaper, get this
with i7-620m which is better then the above for pcsx2 but with only 4 threads but higher clock speeds. problem with this one is no one online hasn't tested out if SETFSB will work with the 620m but if you want, you can ask around in those forums or try it yourself, and if it doesn't work, return it.
OR upgrade to the 940xm!!!! with sager, its about $2228 if you upgrade thermal paste and full HD. the 940xm can be overclocked like any other computer. One person oc his 940xm to 4ghz. no idea how his temps are.
so the g73 is better for converting, rendering, winrar, but the sager is better for pcsx2 by a little ignoring the 940xm, its your choice.
for g73jh-a1, hurry!! Or, you can get the g73jh-b1 for $100 more but there is no difference at all.
its up to you.
edit - since i'm interested as well, I'll ask what temps people got with 940xm oc.