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awkarr
04-28-2013, 05:46 PM
G75VX
Nvidia GTX 670MX - driver outdated (ver. 311)

Nvidia is already on 320.xx and hell didn't even get 314 update. Same with Realtek ect. So should I say hell with Asus and just go to the websites for each hardware I have (Intel, Nvidia, Reltek) and get CURRENT drivers or should I just sit it out and wait for Asus to wake up and update their products. I tried pushing them by calling via live chat and posting on FB to get some updates out. And I say this because I do get popups stated drivers are outdated please click here to visit our fourms (this is from KoA, Skyrim, and other current games I play) and when I do a windows update I see in optimal updates new driver versions.

Besides that rant I have I am loving my investment in this laptop but wish they took care of these issues.

How can they be called Asus-RoG and drivers are not updated to play current games without the annoying popups .... to me just don't seem right.

Matrix Leader
04-28-2013, 05:54 PM
I agree with you that they aver very slow lately in updating the drivers BUT....

Do not rush to update the drivers, I will give you one example...

One time, I decided I want to update all my drivers.

When I was playing an HD movie, my computer became very irresponsive and jerky... After a lot of investigation ,it turned out to be the updated Intel USB 3.0 Drivers that I got off Intel's site were the problem!!!

The moment I downgraded to the ones from ASUS, the problem went away. that's a lesson I learned the hard way to always stick to the manufcaturer drivers

2nd problem I faced, I updated the VIA Audio Drivers, what happens next? when I connected my laptop to my TV to watch movies, the sound would only come out from the laptop and not through the TV!!!

the moment I installed the ASUS VIA sound drivers again everything worked as expected.

with all that said, I really wish ASUS would update their drivers though the G75VW Windows 7 Drivers are ANCIENT and OLD!

dstrakele
04-28-2013, 07:25 PM
How can they be called Asus-RoG and drivers are not updated to play current games without the annoying popups .... to me just don't seem right.

It doesn't seem right to you because you don't understand how device driver development works.

1) ASUS does not develop NVIDIA drivers. NVIDIA drivers are developed only by NVIDIA Corporation.

2) NVIDIA develops drivers for ALL systems running NVIDIA video cards, not just specifically for ASUS laptops.

3) As a result of differences in hardware and software, it is possible the drivers released by NVIDIA may cause problems running on ASUS laptops. For this reason, ASUS provides Quality Assurance Testing of NVIDIA drivers to confirm they will work properly on ASUS laptops. This Q)/A Testing can take up to several weeks. If the driver passes Q/A Testing, it is then posted on the ASUS website.

4) ASUS cannot begin Q/A Testing NVIDIA drivers until they are released by NVIDIA. As a result, the NVIDIA drivers posted by ASUS will ALWAYS be out of date with respect to the most recently released NVIDIA driver.

5) ASUS Q/A Testing is likely prioritized by their most recent product releases. There is little financial impetus for them to Q/A Test drivers for the older laptops.

6) Since the latest NVIDIA drivers always contain enhancements to improve game performance, it is in the game developer's best interest to get you on the most current driver from NVIDIA's website. So if you desire maximum gaming performance and wish to avoid driver upgrade popups from games, choose to install the most recent NVIDIA version from their website. If you run into problems with that version, you can always backrev to the earlier Q/A Tested versions provided by ASUS.

awkarr
04-28-2013, 07:59 PM
It doesn't seem right to you because you don't understand how device driver development works.

1) ASUS does not develop NVIDIA drivers. NVIDIA drivers are developed only by NVIDIA Corporation.

2) NVIDIA develops drivers for ALL systems running NVIDIA video cards, not specifically for ASUS laptops.

3) As a result of differences in hardware and software, it is possible the drivers released by NVIDIA may cause problems running on ASUS laptops. For this reason, ASUS provides Quality Assurance Testing of NVIDIA drivers to confirm they will work properly on ASUS laptops. This Q)/A Testing can take up to several weeks.

4) ASUS cannot begin Q/A Testing NVIDIA drivers until they are released by NVIDIA. As a result, the NVIDIA drivers posted by ASUS will ALWAYS be out of date with respect to the most recently released NVIDIA driver.

5) Since the latest NVIDIA drivers always contain enhancements to improve game performance, it is in the game developer's best interest to get you on the most current driver from NVIDIA's website. If you run into problems with that version, you can always backrev to the earlier Q/A Tested versions provided by ASUS.


1) Nvidia does provided and develop drivers for their products but companies like ASUS does infact put in their 2 cents in the coding.

2) Never said anything like this in my post but ok ...

3) Understandable but there has been how many updates now from Nvidia, Intel, Realtek. compare to ASUS website? How many weeks but how many MONTHS has it been?

4) - 5) Like I stated in my opinion and still stand by it! (Nvidia wants to be the first with performance graphics ect ect in their products right, soo they push out updated hardware and updated drivers asap. here RoG so called gaming equipment can push out products but cant push out updates? And without updates how can you play current games without annoying popups about your hardware drivers and notice you don't have driver updates for sometime now and you paid 1400 some on dollars right as a consumer I have the right to state my opinion if I am not satisfied how things are updated. 3-5 months of outdated drivers ... that is a little too long for updates to be handed out.

Matrix Leader
04-28-2013, 08:04 PM
1) Nvidia does provided and develop drivers for their products but companies like ASUS does infact put in their 2 cents in the coding.

2) Never said anything like this in my post but ok ...

3) Understandable but there has been how many updates now from Nvidia, Intel, Realtek. compare to ASUS website? How many weeks but how many MONTHS has it been?

4) - 5) Like I stated in my opinion and still stand by it! (Nvidia wants to be the first with performance graphics ect ect in their products right, soo they push out updated hardware and updated drivers asap. here RoG so called gaming equipment can push out products but cant push out updates? And without updates how can you play current games without annoying popups about your hardware drivers and notice you don't have driver updates for sometime now and you paid 1400 some on dollars right as a consumer I have the right to state my opinion if I am not satisfied how things are updated. 3-5 months of outdated drivers ... that is a little too long for updates to be handed out.

I agree with you. The ASUS Driver support team is lazy now and seem to have taken a nap. Just look at the Intel Chipset Drivers, they are wayy too outdated and same goes for the IRST driver

awkarr
04-28-2013, 08:15 PM
I did take a look at all current driver information about my hardware like I said 5 months without a single update. And yet when I do try to update from the hardware(s) website I can dl the new current driver but cant install? No device found. And why do a whole work around disabling the whole system just to update? This is just complete stupid on ASUS half. I took the choice buying this over any product because of the reviews but now I just feel like I paid a company for a product that they just don't care about keeping it stable and running for years to come. Hell I don't care about 320 for Nvidia at least give me 314 so I can take a peek at the new improvements. And with the rest of the hardware Intel should be a priority driver update ....

Matrix Leader
04-28-2013, 08:26 PM
For the latest ASUS/nVIDIA Drivers, go to the following link then choose Windows 8 64 bi, the Windows 8 drivers work on both Windows 7 & 8:

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

The latest currently available is the nVIDIA Graphics Driver 9.18.13.1141 which is basically the same as nVIDIA's 311.41

awkarr
04-28-2013, 08:46 PM
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G75VX&p=3&s=388

Like you stated dl from asus for my system so here it is. Is not the same driver as you just posted, .. So now you can see my problem. For my system they are all outdated.

Matrix Leader
04-28-2013, 08:57 PM
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G75VX&p=3&s=388

Like you stated dl from asus for my system so here it is. Is not the same driver as you just posted, .. So now you can see my problem. For my system they are all outdated.

oh yeah I know that, the link I posted is a general link for all ASUS Laptops if you must have the latest. but never expect it to be on par with nVIDIA's versions

mrc00l88
04-29-2013, 02:42 PM
hey danish,

i used your drivers in the list you have on your site.. have you changed those now from what you are currently using? i was looking into downloading the intel driver update utility but then came across a thread on your forums for the driver updater program. do you still use anything like that, i was looking at 'smart driver updater'. i want to make sure i have the best, current drivers that are available. thanks.

Matrix Leader
04-29-2013, 02:52 PM
hey danish,

i used your drivers in the list you have on your site.. have you changed those now from what you are currently using? i was looking into downloading the intel driver update utility but then came across a thread on your forums for the driver updater program. do you still use anything like that, i was looking at 'smart driver updater'. i want to make sure i have the best, current drivers that are available. thanks.

Yes you are right, I have downgraded the drivers back to the most recent ones for the G75VW because I don't want any headaches from incompatible drivers.

One story I can tell you, I updated the Intel USB 3.0 Driver to the latest version 1.0.7 and that caused stuttering while playing movies so I'm back to the approved drivers by ASUS and I would like to keep it this way.

If however you really want to update your drivers, only use: http://www.ma-config.com/en

It is free and gets the download links directly from the chip manufacturer

From my experience, updating the Intel Chipset Drivers, MEI, and others, gives 0 performance benefit but if it does anything it *might* bring you problems so best stick to the drivers in the guide that are approved.

I have chosen some Windows 8 drivers of the G75VW that I have tested for 100% compatibility with Windows 7 like the Card Reader and LAN and WLAN drivers

mrc00l88
04-29-2013, 02:59 PM
Ok ill have to go through and take a look. I plan to stick with the asus site windows 8 drivers as well. Still debating on installing either the intel driver updater or asus driver update utility but have to search if there's a better utility out there for all the drivers.

mrc00l88
04-29-2013, 10:47 PM
danish - you are running USB V1.0.3.214 from the asus site? or the one in your guide?

Matrix Leader
04-29-2013, 10:55 PM
danish - you are running USB V1.0.3.214 from the asus site?

Yes I am running 1.0.3.214 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/USB3.0/USB3_Intel_Win7_64_Z103214.zip)

I have also tested 1.0.5.235 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/DriversForWin8/USB3.0/USB3_Intel_Win7_VER105235.zip) and it works perfectly fine as well (it's on the ASUS website so)

But the later ones from Intel like 1.0.7.248 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21129/eng/Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver .zip) & 1.0.8.251 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21129/eng/Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver .zip) although they install fine and seem to be ok. I was once watching a movie which was on my USB HDD and I storted noticing my system became very jerky and unresponsive. It was the USB driver the moment I uninstalled it and installed 1.0.5.235 the jerkiness stopped.

With that said, I see no benefiting to updating USB drivers unless you are having a particular problem with the official ones meant for your laptop so I chose to install the stock drivers on this format.

mrc00l88
04-29-2013, 11:33 PM
Yes I am running 1.0.3.214 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/USB3.0/USB3_Intel_Win7_64_Z103214.zip)

I have also tested 1.0.5.235 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/DriversForWin8/USB3.0/USB3_Intel_Win7_VER105235.zip) and it works perfectly fine as well (it's on the ASUS website so)

But the later ones from Intel like 1.0.7.248 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21129/eng/Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver .zip) & 1.0.8.251 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21129/eng/Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver .zip) although they install fine and seem to be ok. I was once watching a movie which was on my USB HDD and I storted noticing my system became very jerky and unresponsive. It was the USB driver the moment I uninstalled it and installed 1.0.5.235 the jerkiness stopped.

With that said, I see no benefiting to updating USB drivers unless you are having a particular problem with the official ones meant for your laptop so I chose to install the stock drivers on this format.

ok, im running the 1.0.5.235's from your forum as well. where do you find that on the ASUS site? i dont see it in the g75vw for either windows 7 or 8. so how can we make sure its 'compatible'? thanks !!

Matrix Leader
04-29-2013, 11:46 PM
ok, im running the 1.0.5.235's from your forum as well. where do you find that on the ASUS site? i dont see it in the g75vw for either windows 7 or 8. so how can we make sure its 'compatible'? thanks !!

1 go here >>> http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1

2) type USB

3) towards the end, you will see USB 3.0

4) choose Windows 7

5) you will find it there

how do we know it's compatible? I told you i've tested it and it works fine with no jerkiness or slow down while using USB devices such as the ones from Intel

I've downgraded all drivers on my site back to the stock drivers from ASUS by the way but I can confirm these work fine

vitozilla
04-30-2013, 03:29 AM
For what it's worth, I've been running NVIDIAs 314.22 driver since it came out with zero issues. Played SC2, new XCOM, FarCry3 and plenty of CS4 processing.

mrc00l88
05-01-2013, 02:08 AM
ok here are the different drivers i am running vs stock/windows 8 drivers for the g75vw:

intel chipset 9.3.0.1025
intel rapid storage technology 11.7.0.1013
intel usb 1.0.5.235
intel management engine interface 8.1.0.1263

how can i find the intel stuff by searching on the asus site to make sure its compatible. i found the usb drivers, but none of the others.. thanks!!

sale4desan
07-09-2013, 02:07 AM
what abaut 320.49 driver ?

Tomislav
07-09-2013, 07:01 AM
might I suggest a driver updating software to all of you? like driver scanner or driver genius. they scan for latest driver and make backups( restore points ) for the old one. Check it once a week (automaticly) instal what's new, restore the old one if it doesn't work. Simple?

PS- but honestly ASUS is a bit slow with the latest drivers - but that is not strange at all. I'm guessing that the "old" G75 isn't their priority since the g750 is out.