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Matrix Leader
04-22-2013, 04:11 AM
Forget about RAID, I noticed that BNaughty doesn't have the IRST in his driver list in this post (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?32070-help-with-the-drivers-))&country=&status=)

So what is the consensus here? to install the IRST or just stick to the Intel Chipset Drivers only?

Apexing
04-22-2013, 05:17 AM
I install what ever the Intel driver scan tells me is newer :P lol

pcunite
04-22-2013, 05:24 AM
If not using RAID, the msahci.sys 6.1.7601.17514 driver is very good.

httuner
04-22-2013, 05:30 AM
Install it, I couldn't get my laptop to recognize any of my HDD's without the driver installed.

pcunite
04-22-2013, 05:59 AM
Sorry, I just realized this was in the laptop section. My opinion may not be applicable.

Pitcher@asus
04-22-2013, 06:35 AM
i think if you are not make RAID, you don't need install it.

mrc00l88
04-22-2013, 12:51 PM
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology service is not needed for a non-raid system.

The RST driver is still however used for the AHCI controller if it's not using the Microsoft msahci driver that comes with Windows 7.

So you do need the driver, but not the 'service'. From what I've read people go with the Intel driver.

Matrix Leader
04-22-2013, 01:02 PM
On my new Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 480 GB I get better performance with the Intel Chipset Drivers HDD or SSD it was the opposite case

that's why I asked :(

veer01_42
04-22-2013, 01:26 PM
When I installed Win 7 on my G75VW that originally came wiht win 8, i ignored the IRST drivers. But i immediately noticed that when i was copying files to an from the hdd and maybe watching a video, the video was stuttering like mad.

This problem disappeared after i installed the IRST driver.

rewben
04-22-2013, 03:57 PM
yes i installed irst driver (i have a non-raid system; so it's ahci only), and update it when a new one is out.

19942

it works fine for me.

Matrix Leader
04-22-2013, 04:01 PM
yes i installed irst driver (i have a non-raid system; so it's ahci only), and update it when a new one is out.

19942

it works fine for me.

FYI, that driver you installed is not fully compatible with your motherboard / notebook. It is made for the later chipsets.

The latest supported one by your laptop's chipset is IRST 11.7.0.1013

I actually got worse benchmark results with the 12.xxx series compared to IRST 11.7.0.1013

rewben
04-22-2013, 04:17 PM
well. i'm not sure what's happening but mine is fine (samsung 840 pro, 256g):

19944

and i am not sure also why it is not compatible as claimed by many but it's running fine on my g55 (and no, i didn't modify the rom).

mrc00l88
04-26-2013, 06:01 PM
Can we run the 12 series IRST drivers on a g75vw?

Matrix Leader
04-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Can we run the 12 series IRST drivers on a g75vw?

you can but I got worse performancewith the 12 rather than the 11.xx

mrc00l88
04-26-2013, 09:59 PM
It's specific to our chipset? Where can I find it on the asus site? Thanks!

Matrix Leader
04-26-2013, 10:07 PM
It's specific to our chipset? Where can I find it on the asus site? Thanks!

Yes the latest supported by our chipset is IRST 11.7.0.1013

You can find all the IRST drivers from ASUS here:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=IRST&p=3&s=111

Choose Windows 8 even if you are running Windows 7 the IRST drivers are the same in order to get the latest versions

mrc00l88
04-26-2013, 10:43 PM
I thought 12 was the latest version? So 12 isn't compatible with our chipset? It's the top one in that link (is the search filtered by model or anything or is that just the most updated ITST regardless of the laptop model?

Matrix Leader
04-26-2013, 10:55 PM
I thought 12 was the latest version? So 12 isn't compatible with our chipset? It's the top one in that link (is the search filtered by model or anything or is that just the most updated ITST regardless of the laptop model?

you're right, that driver search is from the general asus drivers section for Notebooks and do not necessarily mean they will work fine with your model.

Only stick to drivers from your model's download page please for maximum compatibility and performance.

The only exception to that is the nVIDIA Drivers you may if you choose to, get them off nVIDIA website but make sure you select your GeForce Model / M not just GeForce otherwise you will get the desktop version drivers

mrc00l88
04-26-2013, 10:58 PM
How did you find the new alcor, USB drivers, etc that were compatible with the g75vw that you listed in your clean install guide?

Matrix Leader
04-26-2013, 11:16 PM
How did you find the new alcor, USB drivers, etc that were compatible with the g75vw that you listed in your clean install guide?

Simple, 2 things:

1) They links are from the Windows 8 Driver seciton of the G75VW so that means it IS for our laptop

2) Now you think, but those are Windows 8 drivers how do you know they are 100% fine to work with Windows 7, if you look at the downloaded files:

http://i39.tinypic.com/28gxxg9.png

so you see, it does have a supported Windows 7 driver.

The Bluetooth Driver on Windows 8 although newer, it only works on Windows 8, hence, I only put the Windows 7 driver

All drivers in the guide are tested to work on Windows 7 100%

I also included a link to the original drivers download section if you are more comfortable with only installing Windows 7 drivers from ASUS

one thing to note, the Keybaord Device Filter 1.0.3 doesn't work on Windows 7, it gives you an error if you try to install it, so I put the one from Windows 8 section which works fine v1.0.5

rewben
04-27-2013, 12:57 AM
update: 12.0.x irst driver was released recently (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=IRST&p=3&s=111).

mrc00l88
04-27-2013, 01:48 AM
how can we tell if that is compatible for the g75vw? or any model in particular - I am wondering how you guys find the updates for each of the drivers that are listed in the windows 8 section vs the windows 7 section.

a few I can think of off the top of my head are the Intel Chipset, IRST, Atheros LAN, IMEI (maybe).

Thanks!

Akki
04-27-2013, 02:02 AM
Just installed newest version from Intel site. Wonder if those tests are ok?

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/201/20130427-iyxd-223kb.jpg

Matrix Leader
04-27-2013, 02:06 AM
Just installed newest version from Intel site. Wonder if those tests are ok?

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/201/20130427-iyxd-223kb.jpg

dude! youre write speeds are horrible! they are almost the same as an HDD!

For god's sake do not install the 12.x drivers they are not for our laptops.

try to install the 11.7 and restart, then rerun the benchmark and post your results

PS: it would help if you tell us which SSD you have you know? *sigh*

Akki
04-27-2013, 02:16 AM
hmmmm,...

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?32117-New-rst-rom-Intel-12.6-digitally-signed&highlight=Intel+12.6+digitally+signed

rewben
04-27-2013, 02:24 AM
hi @Akki, is your ssd a crucial m4?

Akki
04-27-2013, 02:37 AM
Hey Rewben,...

It s ,...Samsung SSD 840

Akki
04-27-2013, 02:39 AM
This is also confusing me,...

two storage controllers:

20133

Is this ok?

rewben
04-27-2013, 02:49 AM
Hey Rewben,...

It s ,...Samsung SSD 840

sorry i missed the screen shot that you posted. that's a terrible score. try uninstall your rst driver, reboot, and test it again.


This is also confusing me,...

two storage controllers:

20133

Is this ok?

i think we all have the MS storage controller.

maybe you should take DanishKid's advice to use only older but working drivers for your laptop.

the weird part is that i am running the same version of what you have posted (you can check my previous screen shot a few pages back)

Akki
04-27-2013, 02:54 AM
Still getting around 130mb/s for write :(

Akki
04-27-2013, 04:24 AM
But,... check this please:
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7TD120BW




Features
Sequential Read Speed: Up to 530MB/s

Features
Sequential Write Speed: Up to 130MB/s

Akki
04-27-2013, 04:59 AM
Had to recover Windows (TrueImage) just to make sure its all ok.

I put back Chipset_Intel_Win7_8_VER9301026 and IRST_Intel_Win7_8_64_Z11701013

But i wonder about IRSTPatch file in zip,.. do i have to run it,.. in what order , and what it actually does?

Tnx

rewben
04-27-2013, 06:34 AM
But,... check this please:
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7TD120BW


sorry, again, @Akki; i thought you have a samsung 840 pro :/

for drivers from asus, you just need to run PNPINST64.exe.

mrc00l88
04-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Those speeds look on par for the regular 840. I have the pro and am on the 11xx version and get speeds on par with rewben. My question is though how can we find the newest drivers that aren't on the g75vw list for windows 7 or 8 and know or determine if they are compatible? Thank you

rewben
04-27-2013, 01:19 PM
@mrc00l88, normally we refer directly to manufacturers' site for updates.

GottiBoi55
04-27-2013, 02:52 PM
If you notice here in this capture below from the driver disk (Win7) by default Asus installs the "IRST Driver".
So I would install!!

20150

PS: Now of course I have the most latest IRST driver installed

Nodens
04-27-2013, 03:36 PM
As I've said a lot of times before, drivers that come with Windows are part of the Windows OOBE (Out Of Box Experience) which means one thing. They're made so that everything works right after installation. These drivers provide only basic functionality, do not know anything about your specific hardware and do not feature any optimizations (performance or stability) that the proper driver would have. All drivers for your hardware should be installed unless your hardware is old and only covered by OOBE drivers OR there's somekind of bug in all versions of the licence holder's drivers.

GottiBoi55
04-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Now the Samsung 840 Pro-256GB is rated number 1
LINK (http://www.fastestssd.com/featured/ssd-rankings-the-fastest-solid-state-drives/)

Consumer/Client Drives (2.5-inch MLC)
http://www.fastestssd.com/wp-content/uploads/840.jpg

1. Samsung 840 Pro Available Capacities: 64GB – 512GB
Interface: SATA III 6Gbps
540MB/s read (256GB)
520MB/s write (256GB)

Samsung’s biggest strength in the SSD segment so far has been reliability–some have opted for Samsung drives mainly on account of their hassle-free operation, even if other SSDs have been ahead in terms of bandwidth. As for the 840 Pro series, we don’t know much about the drive’s endurance and reliability (because it’s brand new), but it sure is fast. Even if the sequential transfer rates only seem to indicate that the drive is on par with most of the other high-end drives, throughput in random and incompressible transfers as well as overall performance benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review/4) put the 840 Pro at the top of the heap. This drive is not to be confused with the regular 840 SSD, which uses lower-quality TLC NAND.

Matrix Leader
04-27-2013, 03:53 PM
Just ordered a Samsung 940 Pro 512 GB SSD :)

mrc00l88
04-28-2013, 01:17 PM
@mrc00l88, normally we refer directly to manufacturers' site for updates.

got it, so how can I find the most recent IRST drivers on the Intel site? I didnt see that version you installed on the Asus link you sent over. Thanks for all the help.


edit: I found the drivers searching manually on the Intel site. Do you guys use the 'Intel Driver Utility' or just search manually every now and then? Thanks!

rewben
04-28-2013, 01:28 PM
got it, so how can I find the most recent IRST drivers on the Intel site? I didnt see that version you installed on the Asus link you sent over. Thanks for all the help.

the one i installed (http://www.necacom.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7039:intel-rapid-storage-technology-rst-drivers-12601028&catid=68:intel&Itemid=86) was not officially released at intel's site. i make sure it supports the chipset first before i do the installation (by comparing matching hardware id's).

note: be careful when you try out the drivers this way. i have the habit to back up my system before i do driver testing. you should do the same (or at least create a restore point first), as worst comes to worst you will just restore the system.

Quasimodem
04-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Forget about RAID, I noticed that BNaughty doesn't have the IRST in his driver list in this post (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?32070-help-with-the-drivers-))&country=&status=)

So what is the consensus here? to install the IRST or just stick to the Intel Chipset Drivers only?

I'm not running RAID right now, but when I do, I install it...


yes i installed irst driver (i have a non-raid system; so it's ahci only), and update it when a new one is out.

19942

it works fine for me.

Where are you getting these updates?

rewben
04-28-2013, 04:49 PM
@BNaughty, please check out the link in my post above. if you clicked on the INTEL link on that page, you will see other releases, too.

Quasimodem
04-28-2013, 05:10 PM
@BNaughty, please check out the link in my post above. if you clicked on the INTEL link on that page, you will see other releases, too.

Thanks man

rewben
04-28-2013, 05:21 PM
no problem. wanna try that out in your raid setup eh?

Quasimodem
04-28-2013, 05:32 PM
no problem. wanna try that out in your raid setup eh?

I'm going to go back to RAID but I still need a dualboot with Win7 and Mint14... Note sure will I be able to partition properly... I need about 512gb for linux to build Android ROMs...

rewben
04-28-2013, 05:34 PM
oh ok haha; have fun with that!

mrc00l88
04-29-2013, 02:27 AM
Do you use the intel driver update utility? I'm going to install the 12 version on Intels site.