View Full Version : Are my NVIDIA Drivers and Asus Drivers up to date?

08-28-2012, 03:00 AM
I have a 2 month old Asus G53SX and this is my first time owning a gaming laptop. Anyway some people told me to download the latest drivers and referred me to these links




and someone also told me to use this for since this is updated

Are my drivers correct? Did I do the right thing? Thanks in advance for your help:o

08-28-2012, 05:54 AM
You didn't specifically mention your current nVidia driver version. Are you having issues with it?
Ideally, the best nVidia driver for a particular laptop is the one running w/o issues,
regardless of what driver version is installed. There are instances when even the
latest driver update could cause some problems.

In addition, computer usage vary from user to user. For example, a "basic" user may
be satisfied with even the stock nVidia driver, while a gaming enthusiast or an
advanced user might opt for a later driver update, for the best optimal usage-
especially to some games or programs.

I've used that nVidia driver 301.42 WHQL for some time, and it worked well with my G74.
I'm currently on the 304.48 BETA, and, still, the experience is satisfactory, up until now.

I saw the 3rd link you gave (ATK Package update). It could be an update, but I suggest you
update your ASUS-based drivers only from the G53SX download site, to avoid possible
driver conflict. But if I were you- and I wasn't experiencing any issue with the ATK driver,
I would stick to the current driver that's working well for me. This is one instance where
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" dictum is applicable.

As for the nVidia drivers, you have plenty of driver options to choose from, and find the one
most suitable, according to your computer usage. The latest update may bring out the best
on our laptops. But it may also bring an adverse effect.

08-28-2012, 08:06 AM
oops sorry I forgot to mention, Im currently using the 301.42 version as well and its working perfectly fine. =)