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Forgottenbhs
10-25-2012, 03:21 PM
The 214 bios for the G55 series is very unstable. It will cause BSODs with the latest NVIDIA Beta driver and i noticed a slight drop in FPS with the 306.xx drivers. I had to revert back to the 209 bios in order to get stability back.

c_man
10-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Good thing you could do that. Not very easy with Asus.

I got burned once with G75.

rewben
10-25-2012, 04:59 PM
maybe it will be stable with a fresh install, but i will try that next time :/

WontonNoodle
10-26-2012, 01:47 AM
how did you revert back to 209? thanks

rewben
10-26-2012, 04:55 AM
there are 2 ways (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?24362-G55-BIOS-214-Power-Button-Fail&p=173432&viewfull=1#post173432) to do that. be very careful with this. if you are not sure, it's best if you asked someone with experience to help.

WontonNoodle
10-26-2012, 06:22 AM
Yeah how did he revert back to 209 though? Or did he just go to 206 then update to 209?

rewben
10-26-2012, 11:37 AM
for bios 214, i spent a day to find out that it didn't work for me even if doing clean windows install :/

my g55 failed to power off when the installation did the first restart.

Forgottenbhs
10-26-2012, 12:39 PM
Yeah how did he revert back to 209 though? Or did he just go to 206 then update to 209?

It's actually not that painful. In my case my graphics card drivers were causing the BSOD so just make sure to boot into safe mode and to uninstall the drivers first. Then boot into Windows and install the bios update utility for your notebook from Asus website and follow these (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?22595-How-do-you-downgrade-bios-on-G55VW&highlight=%2Fnodate) instructions.