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hmscott
02-24-2014, 01:03 AM
A new G750 model, the JM, has shown up in Asus Support, along with newer drivers than are in the JW Download area:

Find all the G750 models:
http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=g750&ps=10&pn=1

The G750JM Download area - on Windows 8.1 64bit drivers posted:
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=G750JM&hashedid=hk9WNtlEOFPl0Q7s

And, Asus is now including Asus GPU Tweak as a download under Utilities :)

The only online mention that has the graphics chip mentioned, that I can find, is here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/G750JM-T4049H-17-3-inch-Notebook-i7-4700HQ-Bluetooth/dp/product-description/B00I1BRDVO

A GTX860M.

New Nvidia video drivers from Asus are posted in the G750JM Download Area:

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The Scary thing is.... Asus also posted an Intel Graphics Driver!!!!

Has Asus fixed switching between Intel / GTX graphics to the point that Asus is comfortable supporting NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html?

This should be interesting...

Strangely, there is no mention of Graphics switching, or Optimus, in the G750JM manual...
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G750JM/E7780.pdf

Maybe the Intel Graphics download was added mistakenly to the G750JM Download Area?

hmscott
02-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Ok, so I guess it is "confirmed", the new Asus G750's will have Nvidia Optimus ...

I was installing the new drivers from the JM download area, and installed the Asus GPU Tweak tool 1.0.5, and it came up with a totally new graphic, but worse - it got mixed up waking up on my G750JH and said "Nvidia Optimus Enabled - currently running on Intel GPU"!!

I had to double check and look at the Device Manager, and sure enough there was still just the GTX780m listed.

It displays the status in the bottom left corner of the dialog, and it disappears as quickly as it displays the status, it took a couple of runs before I could catch the text status, but here it is:

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Because it thinks I am running on the Intel GPU, there are no settings for OC'ing the GTX780, and I can't see an option to "force/enable the discrete GTX graphics" - toggling the ON button for the GPU clock does something, but not enough on my JH, so I am going to uninstall and roll back to the latest Asus GPU Tweak Tool that still supports the G750 without Optimus, 2.5.4.2

Update: After I uninstalled the 1.0.5 version, and installed the 2.5.4.2 version, the application kept crashing and refused to start up... I had to uninstall again, reboot, delete the installation folder, reinstall and reboot again, but now 2.5.4.2 is working ok - Phew!

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hmscott
02-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Some good news, the new Bluetooth driver got rid of the hang at reboot/shutdown problem that forced me to turn off Bluetooth before reboot/shutdown. I can now reboot/shutdown with Bluetooth enabled.

I installed all the rest of the updated drivers except for the Intel RAID / Management updates.

The Realtek, Asus USB ChargePlus, and ATK installers worked best if you uninstall the old version of the software and reboot first.

The Thunderbolt software installed a System Tray tool for managing Thunderbolt devices. I don't have any handy right now so I couldn't put it to use.

Here are all the drivers I could update from the JM Download area:

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Norup58
02-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Thanks for the list.

I finally upgraded to 8.1 and used your list for the latest drivers.

So, many thanks again for saving me from the hassle.

hmscott
02-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Thanks for the list.

I finally upgraded to 8.1 and used your list for the latest drivers.

So, many thanks again for saving me from the hassle.

Glad it helped, good time to do the Windows 8.1 update, most of the problems have been fixed :)

hmscott
02-26-2014, 05:54 AM
More good news, the rest of the 8XXm laptops are arriving in support.asus.com, the JM, JS, and JZ:

http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=g750&ps=10&pn=1

The JS/JZ don't have anything in their Download areas yet...

balundab
02-26-2014, 07:12 AM
nice thx for the heads up man. i didnt think about the bluetooth as the problem for the powering off during boot sometimes so i disabled bluetooth to see and booted like 10 times with no problem so now ima install what u did and have a go at it lol. cheers.

sasuke256
03-02-2014, 09:01 AM
still nothing about them, we are gonna have to wait a little more :)

thesting
03-02-2014, 09:10 PM
The new Broadcom network drivers won't install on my JX.

hmscott
03-02-2014, 09:17 PM
The new Broadcom network drivers won't install on my JX.

Did you check in Device Manager to make sure that is the hardware maker for your Wireless/LAN/BT. Some have a mix of manufacturers.

If it won't install, you don't have that hardware :)

Mine are all Qualcomm made, yours might be different - my JW/JX had a mix...

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You also have to carefully note the model you have and match it up with the models supported by the driver package. Even if the package is for broadcom hardware it might be for a different model than the package supports.

thesting
03-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Broadcom driver package 6.30.223.143 works, version 6.30.223.181 doesn't (for me). That's all I'm saying. I know it's most likely not the exact same hardware in both laptops but a driver package should support all. In a perfect world without hardships...

hmscott
03-03-2014, 07:16 AM
Broadcom driver package 6.30.223.143 works, version 6.30.223.181 doesn't (for me). That's all I'm saying. I know it's most likely not the exact same hardware in both laptops but a driver package should support all. In a perfect world without hardships...

thesting, in this case it looks like you found a bad package upload... if it had happened to me I would report it to Asus via a Technical Inquiry so Asus can remove it and upload a working copy. The .181 should work if the .143 installs on your hardware. Did you try uninstalling the .143 before trying to install the .181?

Did you try one of the other download options? There are usually 2 or 3 download sources. I have found a bad download before via one link and a good one via the other.

balundab
03-03-2014, 07:53 AM
hey HM, the bluetooth drivers worked for me and since my last post my laptop has been turning off and on fine with no problems and ive been playing final fantasy xiv like nonstop, so thank you. cheers.

hmscott
03-03-2014, 08:09 AM
hey HM, the bluetooth drivers worked for me and since my last post my laptop has been turning off and on fine with no problems and ive been playing final fantasy xiv like nonstop, so thank you. cheers.

Cool!, It's nice after a big OS update when all the drivers finally come together and we can focus on gaming again instead of fixing OS stuff :)