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mjstrd
03-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Looking to update my G74SX-XT1, should I grab the 202 then 203 or would the 203 have the previous updates from 202 built in?

BrodyBoy
03-28-2012, 10:27 AM
Looking to update my G74SX-XT1, should I grab the 202 then 203 or would the 203 have the previous updates from 202 built in?
The updates are cumulative......so you can always go straight to the latest one.

mjstrd
03-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Ok thanks for the info, I've only updated a few bios' in my time. Much appreciated for the reply back.

BrodyBoy
03-28-2012, 09:22 PM
Ok thanks for the info, I've only updated a few bios' in my time. Much appreciated for the reply back.
In case you haven't already seen it in a million different places all over this forum, don't use the Windows-based WinFlash utility. Whenever you need to update an Asus computer BIOS, use the EasyFlash utility in the BIOS itself.

mjstrd
03-28-2012, 11:13 PM
Heh ya, I did the update shortly after you posted and I used the utility from the bios. I've read up on the windows program trying and it seems to not work very well.

GEB
03-29-2012, 05:20 PM
Let me start by saying that I have NEVER updated a BIOS before.

MJSTRD,

How did you upgrade go? Any issues?

BrodyBoy,

I saw a thread with a link to a PDF file that you created which shows directions and pictures of an upgrade for the G74, but the link goes to a page that says the doc has been deleted or removed. Is the PDF docs still available? I plan to go to version 202. Is there a compelling reason to move to 203 if you do not have 3D? What is the smallest size flash drive you can use. I have a couple of small ones (250K), then jump to an 8GB and then 16GB.

BrodyBoy
03-29-2012, 06:28 PM
BrodyBoy,

I saw a thread with a link to a PDF file that you created which shows directions and pictures of an upgrade for the G74, but the link goes to a page that says the doc has been deleted or removed. Is the PDF docs still available? I plan to go to version 202. Is there a compelling reason to move to 203 if you do not have 3D? What is the smallest size flash drive you can use. I have a couple of small ones (250K), then jump to an 8GB and then 16GB.
I'd suggest you use the 8Gb or 16Gb flash drive. I believe the BIOS file is over 1Mb, so those small ones wouldn't work. I'd also suggest you just go directly to v203....if you're going to update, might as well use the latest BIOS.

Here's a link to those EasyFlash directions (http://www.mediafire.com/?d4n9c19yoof0y88). (Sorry about that other link.....I didn't make that thread, so I have no way to keep it updated.)

GEB
03-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Thanks, BrodyBoy.