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Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 03:55 PM
FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY, BUT FLASHING THE STOCK BIOS WILL RESTORE THE WARRANTY


Here's a modified BIOS for the Asus G75VW created by svl7 (http://forum.techinferno.com/members/svl7.htm) at Tech | Inferno. It enables many more options and settings in the BIOS setup. It also contains a tweaked VBIOS for the 660m and 670m. BIOS 222 is in the works.

Detailed version information:

mod02 'GHZ edition' - 660m 3d clocks at 1000MHz core / 1400MHz memory - 670m @ 715/1650
fixed keyboard backlight issue
Pics of the most interesting BIOS settings (thanks @bobby7 (http://forum.techinferno.com/members/bobby7.htm)):

http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5538d1354752309t-camerazoom-20121205185526077.jpg (http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5538d1354752309-camerazoom-20121205185526077.jpg) http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5539d1354752310t-camerazoom-20121205185548072.jpg (http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5539d1354752310-camerazoom-20121205185548072.jpg) http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5540d1354752310t-camerazoom-20121205185605447.jpg (http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5540d1354752310-camerazoom-20121205185605447.jpg) http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5541d1354752311t-camerazoom-20121205185633083.jpg
(http://forum.techinferno.com/attachments/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/5541d1354752311-camerazoom-20121205185633083.jpg)
http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/gpuoc_zpsd39d1ce0.jpg


Instructions:

Grab the flash tool and extract the archive.
Download the BIOS mod you want to flash and put the included FLASH.bat file along with the BIOS file in the folder where you saved the flash tool.
Run the FLASH.bat and follow the instructions on the screen.

LINK (http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking.html)

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 07:27 PM
After speaking with the developer, the links have been removed, but he is just fine with a linkback to his thread.... Despite this including 660m vbios tweaks it can be flashed onto a 670m model just no tweaks will be applied.

I have successfully flashed it and unlocked my BIOS. Super props to svl7

He may be looking into 670m tweaks as well

CONFIRMED WORKING

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/IMG_20121211_132156.jpg

Fire
12-11-2012, 08:22 PM
so what benefits will this offer my G75VW? Pls explain

dstrakele
12-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Benefit #1: Flashing this modified BIOS voids your ASUS Warranty.

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 08:34 PM
so what benefits will this offer my G75VW? Pls explain

I'll be more than happy to take a pic of every unlocked options if you'd like...

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 08:35 PM
Benefit #1: Flashing this modified BIOS voids your ASUS Warranty.

Dude... you can easily flash the stock BIOS back... and look at my sig... I'm pretty sure my warranty is voided already... Thanks for stating the obvious though...

Fire
12-11-2012, 08:56 PM
I can't download the file can someone please PM me a download link?

Thanks

Fire
12-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Benefit #1: Flashing this modified BIOS voids your ASUS Warranty.

boooo really? as if the warranty was of any help! LOL useless warranty really.

dstrakele
12-11-2012, 09:04 PM
The purpose of my post was to inform those new to BIOS flashing of the potential consequences. While it may seem like a good idea to test the new unlocked settings, it loses its luster quickly when your laptop fails to restart and you are unable to access the BIOS to backrev it.

Personally, I feel the ASUS Limited Warranty is of limited value, but users should be fully aware of the consequences when they install a modified BIOS.

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 09:09 PM
I can't download the file can someone please PM me a download link?

Thanks

Unfortunately, the developer has asked me to remove the download links, and they way that forum operates you have to post 5 times before you can download...

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 09:11 PM
The purpose of my post was to inform those new to BIOS flashing of the potential consequences. While it may seem like a good idea to test the new unlocked settings, it loses its luster quickly when your laptop fails to restart and you are unable to access the BIOS to backrev it.

Personally, I feel the ASUS Limited Warranty is of limited value, but users should be fully aware of the consequences when they install a modified BIOS.

I'll add a disclaimer in the OP... once again, thanks for posting common sense...

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 09:29 PM
This worries me..

Before buying the G75, I had looked at a Dell 7720 model. I saw that svl7 made a VBIOS for the 650m.

So I Flashed it. It was successful, laptop ran great with the boost fix for weeks.

Laptop was used like any other. I shut it down when not being used, restarted for drivers.. etc.
I had shut it down one day, unplugged the AC adapter and then removed the battery (first time doing this after the flash.) When I put the battery back in and plugged in power, pushing the power button did nothing... screen stayed black. If I pushed the power button again, it would instantly shut off. There was no way around it. So I had to get another laptop, being a G75.

Nothing against svl7's work. I just don't understand why after removing the battery, it lost everything.

I just want a guarantee that if those who have flashed successfully on the G75, to unplug all power (including battery) when your laptop is off, give it a bit, and then put everything back in and see if you get POST.

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 09:30 PM
This worries me..

Before buying the G75, I had looked at a Dell 7720 model. I saw that svl7 made a VBIOS for the 650m.

So I Flashed it. It was successful, laptop ran great with the boost fix for weeks.

Laptop was used like any other. I shut it down when not being used, restarted for drivers.. etc.
I had shut it down one day, unplugged the AC adapter and then removed the battery (first time doing this after the flash)
When I put the battery back in and plugged in power, pushing the power button did nothing... screen stayed black, no HDD light activity. If I pushed the power button again, it would instantly shut off. There was no way around it. So I had to get another laptop, being a G75.

Nothing against svl7's work. I just don't understand why after removing the battery, it lost everything.

I just want a guarantee that if those who have flashed successfully on the G75, to unplug all power (including battery) when your laptop is off, give it a bit, and then put everything back in and see if you get POST.

I will do so now...

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 09:33 PM
I will do so now...

I've unplugged the cord and removed the battery for about 15 seconds... I'm back...

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 09:34 PM
This worries me..

Before buying the G75, I had looked at a Dell 7720 model. I saw that svl7 made a VBIOS for the 650m.

So I Flashed it. It was successful, laptop ran great with the boost fix for weeks.

Laptop was used like any other. I shut it down when not being used, restarted for drivers.. etc.
I had shut it down one day, unplugged the AC adapter and then removed the battery (first time doing this after the flash.) When I put the battery back in and plugged in power, pushing the power button did nothing... screen stayed black. If I pushed the power button again, it would instantly shut off. There was no way around it. So I had to get another laptop, being a G75.

Nothing against svl7's work. I just don't understand why after removing the battery, it lost everything.

I just want a guarantee that if those who have flashed successfully on the G75, to unplug all power (including battery) when your laptop is off, give it a bit, and then put everything back in and see if you get POST.

That issue probably could have been fixed by flashing the stock BIOS from a USB Stick using the Dell key-combo for that...

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 09:35 PM
Hmmm, alright..

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 09:42 PM
That issue probably could have been fixed by flashing the stock BIOS from a USB Stick using the Dell key-combo for that...

I never keep the pre-installed windows or partitions made. I always clean slate it all.
If that's the key combo you are referring about. I had nothing displayed or happening. The fan wasn't even turning on either.


Anyway, thanks for testing that out.

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 10:08 PM
I never keep the pre-installed windows or partitions made. I always clean slate it all.
If that's the key combo you are referring about. I had nothing displayed or happening. The fan wasn't even turning on either.


Anyway, thanks for testing that out.

I'm referring to a failed BIOS flash where the computer won't boot... You can format a 2gb or less USB Stick as FAT16, place the BIOS files on it, insert it into a USB slot, sometimes a specific one, and hold down a key combo while powering on to launch the internal BIOS Flash Utility.... G75 is Ctrl + Home while powering on.

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 10:27 PM
I completely forgot about the this!! Good call.

Flash successful btw. I'm liking the options and the 405mhz core limit ability over stock boost 1115mhz (using Precision X.)

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 10:28 PM
I completely forgot about the this!! Good call.

Flash successful btw. I'm liking the options and the 405mhz core limit ability over stock 1113mhz.

You must have 660m? I'm really hoping he does work to the 670m...

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 10:46 PM
I do. Yes.

As far as the keyboard light issue that Shaiytan (http://forum.techinferno.com/members/shaiytan.htm) is having here LINK (http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-2.html) If you don't have the ATK package installed, it won't work -AFAIK. After the flash I noticed my keyboard doesn't do it's light check up that it did on the stock 221 bios. It will stay off until I get into windows before I can turn it on.

Isn't that the same with the rest?


Also, if you notice your wireless light isn't lit up on the front with the others (not sure if this has been discussed already) you must have Wireless Console 3 installed.

Dreamonic
12-11-2012, 11:23 PM
VBIOS for both 670/660m cards.

LINK (http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-4.html)

Quasimodem
12-11-2012, 11:27 PM
VBIOS for both 670/660m cards.

LINK (http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-4.html)

Ahhh... my request came through... Sweet...

Quasimodem
12-12-2012, 12:44 AM
Keyboard lights not functioning on test version...

Dreamonic
12-12-2012, 04:20 AM
Mine stopped working too.

'If the keyboard lights fail to initialize during POST, it's bios related.'

So I hope svl7 makes a fix.

K4mil888
12-12-2012, 04:20 AM
Benefit #1: Flashing this modified BIOS voids your ASUS Warranty.

C'mon guys, at least give the man the credit for the hard work he did.
I was looking in to all that, but to honest I don't have enough knowledge about computers to mess with BIOS & V-BIOS and since my G75 is still on warranty, I' m messing with a $1400 machine which is sufficient on +135Mhz core & 3100Mhz memory clocks.
If I did know how to edit V-BIOS myself I'd do it for sure.......... but that's me.
Anyway good job BNaughty.
Peace.

K4mil888
12-12-2012, 04:29 AM
Mine stopped working too.

'If the keyboard lights fail to initialize during POST, it's bios related.'

So I hope svl7 makes a fix.

Had the same problem with .221file. As a matter of fact it's still happening to my G75, I had to swap the mobo after that update.

Dreamonic
12-12-2012, 06:29 AM
I'm joining my own club of SOL.

I got no power coming from my laptop at all. The power button does nothing, no LED light indicator for AC... nothing.

So... motherboard is kaput. I'm parting it all out. It's already all disassembled.

Brand new screen, chassis, ram, ac adapter, processor, heat sinks, fans, wireless card, the whole shebang except hard drive for sale.

If anyone wants to make me an offer, PM me.

Quasimodem
12-12-2012, 06:33 AM
I'm joining my own club of SOL.

I got no power coming from my laptop at all. The power button does nothing, no LED light indicator for AC... nothing.

So... motherboard is kaput. I'm parting it all out. It's already all disassembled.

Brand new screen, chassis, ram, ac adapter, processor, heat sinks, fans, wireless card, the whole shebang except hard drive for sale.

If anyone wants to make me an offer, PM me.

from the BIOS or something else?

Dreamonic
12-12-2012, 06:43 AM
I went to test the 2nd one svl7 released with no boost for my card.

When restarting, the indicator lights stayed solid and screen shut off, immediate reaction is to hold the power button to shut it off, except the button wasn't working like it didn't have a function.

So I had to do the battery pull to shut it off. Once everything was back in, I got no power at all.

Quasimodem
12-12-2012, 07:48 AM
Could someone running this BIOS confirm that the Intel Exteme Tuning Utility opens or does it hang on startup?

_
12-12-2012, 08:18 AM
I had to remove the donation link due to potential liability on our part. Sorry, we've been through it before with someone else. Any money changing hands for unofficial upgrades via our site is a no-no.

Quasimodem
12-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Does anyone using this BIOS have working illuminated keyboard?

lilfoot95
12-12-2012, 06:46 PM
I really want to try this but it seems like there is a lot of problems with it and I cbf to get 5 posts on those forums when a moderator needs to approve it....

Quasimodem
12-12-2012, 08:31 PM
I really want to try this but it seems like there is a lot of problems with it and I cbf to get 5 posts on those forums when a moderator needs to approve it....

Don't flash it until it's more developed... Some users, including myself have lost keyboard backlight, and restoring stock BIOS doesn't fix it...

Fire
12-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Don't flash it until it's more developed... Some users, including myself have lost keyboard backlight, and restoring stock BIOS doesn't fix it...

You need to take your Notebook to the ASUS Service Center, they will then run a BIOS Tool to re-enable your keyboard lights. Happened to me with my previous G73Sw

Basically, y'all fux0r3d your Notebooks with this BIOS :D

Daylife
12-13-2012, 02:20 AM
Ouch.........

c_man
12-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Yep, a service will activate the lights in a matter of seconds.

Other than that, it's nor exactly worth it to try some new modded BIOS. All those options really are too much and OC with a modded BIOS means that the GPU will always work with those numbers and if something fails, there is no way to revert the BIOS and go warranty on it.

Also, XTU is just a disaster waiting to happen. It will mod the already modded BIOS. Good luck with that.

Quasimodem
12-14-2012, 01:59 PM
KB Light Solution

(http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-7.html#post34709)On another note, I am completely bricked as well, but not from the BIOS or any of the developer's work. I tried to flash BIOS .222 with the Intel Utility... Instant Brick... I'm sending it in as if I'm under warranty... Hopefully my dis-assembly skills are as good as I advertise...

rewben
12-14-2012, 02:26 PM
@BNaughty, ouch.. :/

c_man
12-14-2012, 04:23 PM
Well, I do tell you guys this for weeks now. But no one reads me.

Quasimodem
12-14-2012, 05:16 PM
@BNaughty, ouch.. :/

One way or another, the beast will be repaired... Had to remove everything I put in it... and have some extra stuff...

4 x 8gb
1 x 4gb
2 x 830 512gb
1 x OCZ 480gb
1 x Intel 6300

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/sute4ave.jpg

Quasimodem
12-14-2012, 05:19 PM
KB Light Solution

(http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-7.html#post34709)


Well, I do tell you guys this for weeks now. But no one reads me.

Maybe you didn't see the above post? and what are you? The Asus authority? I'll bet you haven't touched a single thing on your computer, its got toolbars all over the browser, and takes 2 minutes to boot... Don't come into my thread talking like that NOT expecting to get a harsh response from me... Now F off....

Quasimodem
12-22-2012, 02:15 AM
Asus has honored the warranty and has already shipped back just waiting to receive... the package is 3 lbs heavier then what I mailed....

K4mil888
12-23-2012, 01:06 AM
KB Light Solution

(http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-7.html#post34709)On another note, I am completely bricked as well, but not from the BIOS or any of the developer's work. I tried to flash BIOS .222 with the Intel Utility... Instant Brick... I'm sending it in as if I'm under warranty... Hopefully my dis-assembly skills are as good as I advertise...

Had the same pain bro, just awhile ago.

K4mil888
12-23-2012, 01:11 AM
So, You say they can fix the backlit easily ?? I would take it to the auth. center myself.
I had the same BIOS update problems with bricking & backlit, fixed the brick but backlit is dead and last time Asus took 2 weeks to send the parts.
I don't know should I go now and do it or wait after a I get the VX and just fix this 1 to sell...

Quasimodem
12-23-2012, 02:19 AM
So, You say they can fix the backlit easily ?? I would take it to the auth. center myself.
I had the same BIOS update problems with bricking & backlit, fixed the brick but backlit is dead and last time Asus took 2 weeks to send the parts.
I don't know should I go now and do it or wait after a I get the VX and just fix this 1 to sell...

Have you tried this solution?

KB Light Solution (http://forum.techinferno.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/2538-[g75vw]-modified-bios-vbios-higher-overclocking-7.html#post34709)

Quasimodem
12-26-2012, 08:21 PM
The Asus is back... and despite the horror stories, I'm completely satisfied... They replaced the MB kitted up with the processor...

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/comp_zps7115ef06.jpg

Dreamonic
12-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Nice. That's good to know man. I'm sticking with the stock bios on my new one for a while. Maybe enjoy using it before I start abusing it. :cool:

Quasimodem
12-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Nice. That's good to know man. I'm sticking with the stock bios on my new one for a while. Maybe enjoy using it before I start abusing it. :cool:

Nah... I've got $1500 in parts that need to be swapped back in... and it's already been confirmed the unlocked BIOS kills the KB lights, but they can be fixed while retaining the mods...

This time though... I'm building the beast with 2 x Samsung 830 512gb RAID-0

ushhh
12-27-2012, 03:07 AM
mean wish i had got the bigger capacity drives

Quasimodem
01-07-2013, 06:17 AM
OP Updated with Unlocked 221 BIOS for 660m / 670m with working Keyboard Backlights

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee409/bfielding80/gpuoc_zpsd39d1ce0.jpg

slayer2333
01-27-2013, 05:47 AM
Hey Guys, i would like to share my problem with you : I flashed my Bios with the modified version without backing up the original one (i know,
dumb of me). I enjoyed overclocking my 660m and increasing my perf a bit on some games. Then when installing back the other versions from the Asus webdiste, i lost the Fast boot, secure boot, and the system informations of my laptop within the bios (no serial number nor product informations). The result, when reinstalling windows 8 is doesn't even input automatically the serial key as it used to do before. I tried installed the other versions (from 207 to ver 223) still no improvement (using either winflash or Easy flash) so i assume some blocks from the bios were erased during the flashing operation with the modified version. Discussed with asus techs and of course they suggested to RMA, and thats what im about to do. But knowing the time it will take from other bad experiences on several forum i will give it a last shot: do you think that flashing my bios with a stock bios that one of you has backed up would fix this issue or will it input your serial instead into my bios ?
Thank you in advance!

Corbe
03-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Anyone share link to download files without registerring on some pages? Thanks anyway

Vicodin
03-17-2013, 07:55 AM
Dude... you can easily flash the stock BIOS back... and look at my sig... I'm pretty sure my warranty is voided already... Thanks for stating the obvious though...

HaHa! I am with you there. I am pretty sure when I took my G55 back in time to the second step on the assembly line to install a mSATA SSD and re-paste the CPU/GPU with AS5, that I joined you on the "Warranty Voided" list.

slayer2333
03-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Can anyone please share a screenshot of the options in the Graphics Control section ? Thanks.

Guido7142
03-20-2013, 09:23 PM
Guys, I have successfully flashed this bios and used it with no problems for two weeks or so. Now one day I go to the BIOS settings and restore all to default just as recommended, and saved and exit. From there on my system bricked, no boot, no ROG logo, nothing. Can someone help me ? I'v tried everything there is to try and nothing worked.

pwnography
03-25-2013, 12:34 PM
18712

Overclocked my ASUS G75VW. Runs extremely smooth at 805/1610. Such a great laptop.

gokica
03-25-2013, 01:03 PM
Guys, I have successfully flashed this bios and used it with no problems for two weeks or so. Now one day I go to the BIOS settings and restore all to default just as recommended, and saved and exit. From there on my system bricked, no boot, no ROG logo, nothing. Can someone help me ? I'v tried everything there is to try and nothing worked.

Guys be careful with those modded bioses. Modding the Vbios is one thing but the entire bios usually leads to problems because this is an area which is not explored extensively by the moders. Usually they do not have your particular model of laptop to play with in the first place.

I suggest returning the laptop to ASUS service center for bios flashing.

Guido7142
03-25-2013, 01:29 PM
gokica, do you know how the people at Asus do those reflashes ? I've tried the CTRL + HOME combo and I get a bit more activity on HDD light and other lights but in the end nothing. Maybe they have a special way to flash the BIOS and I could try it.

gokica
03-25-2013, 01:48 PM
I do not work for ASUS so I do not know. A very common way of flashing an EEPROM chip is by using EEProm programmer. This requires removing the bios chip from the motherboard and after update putting it back on so it is not an option (unless you own a programmer machine that is compatible with the bios chip). There are other methods maybe that I am not aware of.

If you tried all of the methods discussed on the forum and in the instructions manual I am afraid that you do not have many options. Maybe disassembling the laptop and removing the battery for few seconds will work but this would void your warranty.

So I would say return it to an official service center for repair.

Quasimodem
03-27-2013, 12:26 PM
They don't reflash, just replace the board...

HulkSmash
03-27-2013, 01:46 PM
I was thinking about flashing my vBios...never done it before, is it complicated? I've been oc'ing through Forcing PStates as I have the GTX660m, but with the latest drivers, you can't force it anymore. Given that, could anyone tell me the risks? And these people with bricked laptops, is it because they flashed the vBios or the actual bios? Also I was going through the guys link, and just wanted to make sure, he didn't do any volt mods right?

HulkSmash
03-27-2013, 09:19 PM
Btw, what exactly did you mean return it to defaults guido? Like returning the Vbios to default bios?

Guido7142
03-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Nono, just going into the bios and in the same tab (i don't remember the name) where you have the option of 'save and exit', there is another option that says 'restore default settings'. That restores all bios options to default, all options from all tabs. I used that restore option, set the correct boot order of my drives, saved and exit... and bam, bricked.

HulkSmash
03-28-2013, 03:10 AM
dang you have any idea why? Is the Vbios mod based on something that shouldn't change on the actual BIOS?

Guido7142
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
No idea why, but lots of people have had this very same problem. Most of them were not even using any modded bios versions. Few of them were able to resurrect their systems by themselves, most did RMA.

HulkSmash
03-29-2013, 05:07 AM
So it's very likely it had nothing to do with the modded vBios then? And would you advise me to do it or not (flashing the vBios that is)?

Dreamonic
03-29-2013, 07:14 AM
The BIOS has 2 defaults: Failsafe and Optimal (with a modded BIOS, you can adjust values each to your likings.)

In the event a user makes a change that causes no post, it will adjust any settings made in the BIOS to Failsafe settings. When you change these Failsafe settings back to your own, they become 'optimal' again, even though they are not (loaded defaults) "Optimal" settings at all. This is just how the system sees it and will revert back against it each time this happens.


The problem with most "bricks" is when these two defaults lose their values from writing a new set when upgrading to a newer BIOS. When people 'restore defaults' after a BIOS upgrade, doesn't matter if sooner or later, it (corrupts) removes these default modes settings, resulting in no post at all after save and exit is done; Some have succeeded in flashing back to their factory BIOS with a USB stick if they no longer had the factory partitioned drive with the existing ROM file (force method using combo keys) when this happens. The reason it's able to work is because of AMI Quickflash.


Under no circumstance should you restore defaults after flashing to a different BIOS. If you have the factory BIOS and do it, you are more than likely not to experience what everyone else is if they've upgraded. It also varies with each model as they all have different BIOS versions.


If you flashed your existing BIOS with the same one and with a modded vBIOS that wasn't edited correctly, then all that happens is your display turns off or black and prevents you from loading much further than post. Behind the darkness, your system will go through a series of BSOD errors and will reboot itself preventing you from doing anything else; A blind flash is the only way out of it.


So how does all this relate?


Do NOT upgrade your BIOS or one with a modded vBIOS in it if:

- You plan on loading BIOS defaults at ANY time.
- Your system is running fine without hitches.
- You're upgrading (BIOS) for the sake of it being newer
- Newer BIOS related fixes do not yield importance to your current stable system
- It's just for bragging rights
- You don't have enough knowledge about flashing
- You have no backup plan in case of failure
- You plan on blaming someone else

It is not anybody's fault except your own; svl7 and Svet are top notch. In the beginning it's all trial and error. No one else is to blame except your own curiosity. It's because of demand and appreciation that svl7 and Svet even do it for the public. My only gripe with people flashing is this: ALL flashing should be done outside of Windows. If you don't understand why, do some research.


Myself and several people on the G-forum can mod the vBIOS and unlock BIOS features. We don't share our own with the public because like bignazpwns said, we'll get blamed for something we didn't do. It sometimes can be a simple mistake (done by the person in question) that becomes larger than the problem it's made to be. So to you new flashers, take the necessary precautions and educate yourself, as the risk is entirely yours.

Guido7142
03-29-2013, 01:37 PM
I fully understand what you say, the thing is that I wanted to flash this custom bios via EzFlash (outside Windows) but the bios file was not recognised. I think that it only flashes original bios files.

And, how do you suggest me to proceed in this case of bricking to try to revive myself the system ? I've tried putting the bios file as G75VW.bin in a USB stick and doing the key combo but still no image (it looks like something is going on tho since the keyboard lights stay on opposed of going away). Maybe I have to rename the file differently like AMIBOOT like some others say... ?

Your post really helped me understand the issue.

HulkSmash
03-29-2013, 03:35 PM
Awesome post Dreamonic +rep buddy, for educating noobs like me :p...yeah I haven't updated my BIOS, and don't plan on doing it, as 1- the changes are hardly significant for the newer ones, 2- I have a perfectly working system. All I want really is to do a modded vBios, in order to optimize my system, these Keplers got locked out, because they now how much further we can push them without causing damage if done wisely.
So ecentially, what's causing all if these "bricks" are people attempting to upgrade their BIOS(es), not the modded vBios at all... Is there still a possibility of bricking by doing the modded VBIOS?
And guido, you got bricked because you tried to upgrade your BIOS, or because you were putting settings back to "default"?

Guido7142
03-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Settings back to default, that did it. Any suggestions on how to get it back to life ?

Quasimodem
03-29-2013, 09:50 PM
I never had any issues with the modded BIOS, even the earlier versions of it, I killed my laptop with improper flashing techniques... I had a friend who's G75 would not boot after just changing the boot order, running a stock BIOS.

Guido7142
03-29-2013, 10:20 PM
That is what happened to me too but with the modded bios, I set to default, then change boot order and bam... bricked.

Runaway510
03-10-2015, 02:10 AM
18712

Overclocked my ASUS G75VW. Runs extremely smooth at 805/1610. Such a great laptop.

How did you overclock it? Software/bios?