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    Default Asus notebook with Foxconn Motherboard

    So my boy bought an Asus G1S notebook with all the bells and whistles (HDMI output, blah blah blah) for around $1200. About a year later it dies and his US Marine Techie friends tell him his motherboard is toast.

    He brings it home to me and I dissect it to discover, no the motherboard isn't gone, but the CPU fried because the heatsink didn't have enough thermal paste applied. Simple repair and this baby will see the light of another day again.

    BUT in taking this laptop apart, I discover this motherboard is in fact a Foxconn motherboard.

    ASUS is known for making motherboards themselves (and supposedly really good ones at that), so I was literally floored when I made this discovery!

    Why would a well-known motherboard manufacturer (who just recently started making their own notebooks), use a rather cheap and unreliable motherboard as Foxconn, in their recently introduced laptop computers? Why not use an ASUS mobo instead?
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    Foxconn makes tons of OEM products for lots of companies. maybe they actually build the motherboards that ASUS 'designs'. and since it's a OEM product that most people won't see they don't stamp there name on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    He brings it home to me and I dissect it to discover, no the motherboard isn't gone, but the CPU fried because the heatsink didn't have enough thermal paste applied. Simple repair and this baby will see the light of another day again.
    Maybe Asus should hire Foxconn to spread their thermal paste, too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LocalMotion View Post
    Foxconn makes tons of OEM products for lots of companies. maybe they actually build the motherboards that ASUS 'designs'. and since it's a OEM product that most people won't see they don't stamp there name on it.

    Asus manufactures their own motherboards. It's what put them on the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Asus manufactures their own motherboards. It's what put them on the map.
    i realize that. but obviously they have foxconn doing something for them now

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    Quote Originally Posted by LocalMotion View Post
    i realize that. but obviously they have foxconn doing something for them now
    That's like Chevy putting their nameplate on Ford vehicles and selling them as Chevy.
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