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neil5280
04-04-2012, 03:17 PM
Hi,

I'm currently running the BIOS that came stock with G73JH, version 205.

There have been several updates:
http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G73Jh/#download

From looking around on the forums, I've seen that some versions are favored over others. I'm wondering what the current favored BIOS is.

xeromist
04-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Which posts are you referring to? I don't think there have been any issues with the latest version.

neil5280
04-05-2012, 06:03 AM
You know, I can't find any of the posts. I checked here and the AMD Game Forums and can't find what I was remembering. I guess it was some time ago, but there were people saying stay away from this BIOS, or only use this BIOS.

It doesn't matter, since I can't find it. It's good to hear the latest are considered good.

Thanks for being, apparently, the only active person on these forums and answering my recent questions. I really appreciate it.

xeromist
04-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Thanks for being, apparently, the only active person on these forums and answering my recent questions. I really appreciate it.

I was just the first one to see your posts. We have several other members who are quite competent and would have answered instead if they had seen your thread first. :)

evga
04-05-2012, 06:08 PM
You should update your bios to latest, but in my case, I updated from 204 to 213 , now my keyboard doesnt light up, other than that its the best bios for Jh. becareful when updating bios.

kb0sdq
04-06-2012, 02:30 AM
Hello Neil5280,
I have the g73jh from beatbuy I updated my bios to 213 also updated my vbios to the one in the driver thread so I caan run the latest ati drivers
With no problems at all.
I also did a clean install of windows.and removed most of the asus bloatware, Machine works very well. I play wow and fold and browse the forums.
Hope this helps,
Happy ROG_n
Doug

neil5280
04-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Hello Neil5280,
I have the g73jh from beatbuy I updated my bios to 213 also updated my vbios to the one in the driver thread so I caan run the latest ati drivers
With no problems at all.


Thanks for the info. I also purchased mine through BestBuy. Is this the driver thread you're talking about?

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?774-G73jh-vBios-update-tutorial-for-GSOD-matter.

I'm already running the latest ati drivers, but I have not updated my vbios. I had not even thought to do so. I suspect that I got my notebook late enough that it shipped with the updated vbios, since I have not had a GSOD issue.

Thanks for the response and information.

Does anyone know if there's a similar thread that provides a tutorial on updating the regular BIOS?

dstrakele
04-06-2012, 02:25 PM
You will have to alter the laptop model# and BIOS version, but http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11080-BrodyBoy-simple-but-effective-.pdf-guide.-on-quot-Updating-The-G74SX-BIOS-with-EazyFlash-quot&country=&status= provides a guide to using the Easy Flash utility in the BIOS to perform BIOS updates.

Be aware - If the BIOS file exists both on an NTFS partition on your HDD and on the Flash drive, you could end up choosing the wrong drive letter in Easy Flash. It is best to make sure the BIOS file exists only on the Flash drive to avoid any confusion.