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JRd1st
10-25-2011, 06:21 PM
ROG Drivers


Chipset

New Intel Chipset INF Update Utility 9.3.0.1019 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20775/eng/infinst_autol.exe) (core drivers) - Run in command line with -overall parameter
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1003 (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20624&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows 7%2C 64-bit*&DownloadType=Drivers)- Release Notes (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20624/eng/iata_10.8.0.1003_ReleaseNotes.htm)



Keyboard

ATK Package 1.0.0014 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/ATKPackage/ATKPackage_Win7_64_Z100014.zip)

KB Filter 1.003 x64 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/KB_filter/KBFilter_WIN7_64_1003.zip)



USB 3.0

Fresco Logic USB 3.0 v3.5.4.0 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/USB3.0/USB3_Fresco_Win7_64_Z3540.zip)



Touchpad

Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.3.5 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/vista/Touchpad_Sentelic_Win7_64_Z9135.zip) - Recommended
Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.7.7 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/Touchpad_Sentelic_Win7_64_Z9177.zip)

Synaptics 15.3.17.0 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Touchpad/Synaptics/Touchpad_Synaptics_Win7_64_Z153170.zip) - from Asus FTP (excruciatingly slow)
Synaptics Scrybe Driver v 15.2.20 (http://drivers.synaptics.com/Synaptics_v15_2_20_C_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed_Marketing_SGS94_UI-Scrybe.exe) - from Synaptics



Audio

(http://218.210.127.131/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false)Realtek HD Audio ALC269 Drivers R2.67 Official (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false)



LAN Adapter

New Realtek 8168 LAN Driver v7.050 (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false)
Atheros LAN Adapter Driver v1.0.2.43 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/LAN/LAN_Athros_AR8151_Win7_64_Z10243.zip)



WLAN

Atheros AR9002WB-1NG WiFi v9.2.1.470 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921470.zip)

Intel 6230 WiFi/BT Combo Card and Intel 6150 w/WIMAX (for those who replaced their Atheros WiFi/BT Adapter) - Intel WiFi 14.3.0.6 (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20791&ProdId=3315&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20%2864-bit%29*&DownloadType=Software%20Applications)



Bluetooth

Atheros 3304 7.4.0.98 Bluetooth Drivers (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_Win7_64_Z74098.zip)

Intel 6230 WiFi/BT Combo Card (for those who replaced their Atheros WiFi/BT Adapter)
Intel Bluetooth 1.1.0.0 (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20129&ProdId=3315&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20%2864-bit%29*&DownloadType=Software%20Applications)



Graphics Adapter

Look HERE (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?5517-Latest-NVIDIA-drivers-Official-Beta-and-Modded)for the latest nVidia Graphics Drivers.

Catalyst Software Suite 11.12 (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonmob_win7-64.aspx#1)

Look HERE (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8981-ATI-Crap-Cleaner) for ATI Crap Cleaner



Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader

Driver 6.1.7600.10001 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Cardreader/CardReader_G73SW_Win7_32_Win7_64_Z61760010001.zip)





Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 Integrated ISO (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24209.iso)
(burn to DVD with Windows Disk Image Burner for install disk, use activation code on label under notebook)



User Manuals - for those who RTFM first. ;)

G74SX (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/eManual/EManual_G74SX_Win7_64_Z103.zip)

G73SW,JW (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/eManual/eManual_G73JW_G73SW_Z103.zip) G73JH (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G73Jh/G73Jh_1229-b.pdf)

G53SX (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/eManual/eManual_G53SX_Win7_64_Z103.zip) G53JW (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G53JW/E5811_G53JW_0824.zip) G53SW (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G73SW/e6110_G73Sw_eManual.zip)



Asus Apps to Keep

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Useful Apps

7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/)

ABR (http://directedge.us/files/abr/ABRbeta.exe) (Activation Backup and Restore) - Info (http://directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore) Just may save you a call to Microsoft. Be sure to download the Beta version.

CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds) (Wait for the "Slim Build" or D/L the Installer version but don't forget to uncheck the toolbar option!!)

CPU-Z RoG 1.59 (ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.59-asus-setup-en.exe) - Monitor CPU info with RoG skin

EaseUs Partition Master Home (http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm)- is a ALL-IN-ONE partition solution and disk management freeware.

DPC Latency Checker (http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml) - Very useful for troubleshooting lag or media dropouts

Driver Sweeper - Latest Version (http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html)

GPU Tweak 2.0.3.0 (http://event.asus.com/vga/2012/gpu_tweak/#/downloads) - Public release. (updated by MarshallR)

HWInfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html) - Temperature Monitoring

Intel SSD Toolbox 3.0.1 (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18455/eng/Intel SSD Toolbox - v3.0.1.exe) - info (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=y&dwnldid=18455)

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/)

Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/) - Open Source source code editor and Notepad replacement

Partition Wizard Home (http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html) - freeware partition manager. Allows copying (cloning) a partition to the same sized disk (must be rezized before copy operation begin). Also comes in bootable ISO version which has no limitations! .

Throttle Stop - Latest Version (http://www.techinferno.com/downloads/)

Ubuntu 11.10 Bootable ISO (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download) - If you have a suspected hardware problem that doesn't involve playing games or using Skype etc, burn this iso and boot from it. Do you still have the problem? If yes, then hardware, else maybe Windows/drivers. Be sure to download the 64-bit ISO! :D

Volumouse (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.html) - to dim display without causing flickering (Read THIS Post (http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5536-Asus-G74-screen-flicker-(dark-backgrounds-and-low-brightness)&p=47057&viewfull=1#post47057))



Useful Links

Black Viper's Win7 Super Tweaks (http://www.blackviper.com/2009/10/01/black-vipers-windows-7-super-tweaks/)

Black Viper's Win7 SP1 Service Configurations (http://www.blackviper.com/2010/12/17/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/)



Reinstall the Chipset (Core) Drivers

1. Put the installer infinst_autol.exe into a folder
2. Using Windows Explorer click on empty space in that folder
3. Shift +Right-click that empty space then select Open command window from the menu
4. In the Command Window type infinst_autol -overall and press enter
5. Allow the installer to do it's thing.
6. Restart Windows



The Safer Method to Flash a System BIOS

1. Format a USB drive to FAT32 format.
2. Download the new BIOS and unzip it to the USB drive.
3. Remove USB drive after you're certain the file transfer is complete.
4. Restart your notebook and while the ASUS logo is on the screen press F2 or del a few times to enter the BIOS setup.
5. Find the Easy Flash Utility and insert the USB drive. Tell Easy flash where your BIOS file is then follow directions explicitely!!!
6. When your notebook restarts, enter the BIOS Setup utility again and select "Load Optimized Defaults" (I think it's f9 )
7. Save and Exit, then continue into Windows.

JRd1st
10-26-2011, 01:42 PM
New stuff added. 10/26/2011

Scoter
10-26-2011, 05:45 PM
Add to this Nividia 285.62 WHQL

JRd1st
10-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Do you like that one?

Which notebook do you have?

JRd1st
10-28-2011, 10:14 PM
Updated the OP with new stuff!

BrodyBoy
10-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Thanks, JR!

I think for many users, your list (combined with your very useful signature! :D) makes it a lot easier to find the new drivers for their machines. While the driver thread is an important resource when all the links are working, I don't think it's organized very well at all. For new owners, especially, there's really nothing to tell them what they actually need out of the somewhat overwhelming assortment of versions listed there.

JRd1st
10-28-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanks! I just put the newest ones on top of each category.

I suggested reorganizing Chastity's thread to her, but as usual, she ignored me. lol :shrugs:

PILGRIM
10-29-2011, 07:32 AM
..ever the helping hand.

Much obliged to you, JRd1st!

P.S. How do we give power points to deserving members?

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 11:27 AM
Click the star on the lower left of the helpful post. Thank you! :D

godend
10-29-2011, 11:46 AM
good work!thx!

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 12:33 PM
No problem.

PILGRIM
10-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Click the star on the lower left of the helpful post. Thank you! :D

Congrats, man. You just earned my first star:cool: Keep it up!

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 03:37 PM
Thank you so much!

Giving Rep points doesn't work here like it does other places. I think they moderate it or something because when I give someone a point, I never see anything happen on their Rep Power. :shrug:

fuzon1337
10-29-2011, 04:19 PM
Perhaps you could add HWInfo64, GPU Tweak, SIW (System information for windows (gtopala)) under useful apps ?

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Perhaps you could add HWInfo64, GPU Tweak, SIW (System information for windows (gtopala)) under useful apps ?
The first one for sure, the others ill have to look at. :)

fuzon1337
10-29-2011, 05:18 PM
Hehe, ok :)

Btw, I think the version you got for GPU Tweak is old, I got 1.1.2.1

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 05:20 PM
do you have a link?

fuzon1337
10-29-2011, 05:41 PM
Hmm, I downloaded GPU tweak from the link Brian@Asus have given out, http://theoverclocker.it/ASUS3D01/GPUTweak0714.rar , but I see know that it's not intended for GTX 460 but it works :) Perhaps you have found one that is intended for notebook's :)

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 06:36 PM
We both found our links in the same place. Mine is from a later post. lol I can find no others and have not tried it yet. I'm not really into overclocking.

Kipper
10-31-2011, 03:08 PM
Thanks for this thread JR

I just picked up my G74 from BB two days ago.

Getting ready to do a fresh install on a Crucial M4 SSD so I am gathering up all the needed drivers now and you have just saved me some time. Thanks

JRd1st
11-01-2011, 07:03 AM
That's why it's there
Glad to be a help. Awesome!

Kipper
11-01-2011, 02:36 PM
Hey JR

Seems the link to the KB filter is bad.

Between your driver list coupled with Chastity's my fresh install to a Crucial M4 SSD was smooth as silk.

chrsplmr
11-01-2011, 05:08 PM
JR+ Awesome,thnx.c.

JRd1st
11-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Woohoo! My first stickie!

JRd1st
11-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Thank YOU! I'll fix it as soon as we get our Comcast back. We had a freak heavy snow storm that took out trees and lines. I've been doing this on my cell since Sat night.

sirdrumalot
11-01-2011, 08:41 PM
are these updates specific to certain model of the g73? or are they universal?

ricksaint
11-01-2011, 09:17 PM
Hi JR,

Could you get this download link to work?

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/ASUSDVD/ASUSDVD_BDDVD_3in1_z702815.zip

It's for the CyberLink PowerDVD 9.

Thanks.

BrodyBoy
11-01-2011, 10:01 PM
are these updates specific to certain model of the g73? or are they universal?
I believe JR is posting the drivers specific to his machine...the G74S series (I say "series" because it probably covers all the 74s....but I can't be sure). While some drivers, for things like audio and other common components, may be the same, you should not assume G74 drivers are appropriate for your G73.

xeromist
11-01-2011, 11:13 PM
Thank you so much!

Giving Rep points doesn't work here like it does other places. I think they moderate it or something because when I give someone a point, I never see anything happen on their Rep Power. :shrug:

My understanding is that you need a lot of points to increase Rep Power. As far as I know nobody has power from points yet. Everyone who has power has it because of their account age or in the case of Brian, he's the administrator.

Boosted_R
11-02-2011, 12:37 AM
Would advise sticking with the original Atheros Bluetooth suite as Atheros Bluetooth Suite 7.4.0.98 (doesn't work for me anyhow, maybe its an isolated incident)

7/10th's of the way through installing, blue screen visited me, install didn't finished.... Windows explorer kept crashing/freezing, and couldn't shut it down properly:eek:, it would keep freezing close to the end, pushing the power button once got it to jump to the end (still not installed properly), but with enough installed it was able to be removed and put back the original (manually copying it from the G74 driver CD):D

Other drivers worked great, but i would stay far far away from the BT suite lol......this is one driver I'm not going to mess with lol

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 12:58 AM
Right, but I'll add anything people need. Tell me a hardware ID, or driver name, or a freeware program that's useful. I want this thread to be for all ROG-ers. But you need to give me info and feedback, and you need to know what hardware your notebook uses; I don't read minds and I'm not a nanny. :D

Thanks BrodyBoy! My Comcast is still down and using this cellphone is difficult, do I'm being a man of fewer words. Lol

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 12:59 AM
Thanks man. Sorry for the difficulties.

Removed that link. ;)

TheOriginalTO
11-02-2011, 03:40 AM
Stickied, Nice. doing the forums a favor man, I'll help you out if I find anything. seems like your on top of it though.

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Fixed link for KB_Filter 1.003 and added Notepad++ link.

WhirledNews
11-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Thanks for this, it really helps!

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 05:44 PM
Thanks for this, it really helps!

Thank YOU for saying so! :D

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 07:44 PM
Added Asus GameFast.zip

ricksaint
11-02-2011, 11:37 PM
If someone needs something that's not here, ask and I'll add it if I can.

Hi JR,

Could you get this download link to work? Or do you know another place where I could get it? It's not included in the Asus drivers DVD.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/...n1_z702815.zip

It's for the CyberLink PowerDVD 9.

Thanks.

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 12:02 AM
Sorry, couldn't find that. Anyway, doesn't a Roxio player come with the G74's? ;)

You copied that link wrong. You need to right-click then copy link location or something like that.

ricksaint
11-03-2011, 01:28 AM
Anyway, doesn't a Roxio player come with the G74's? ;)


I need an app to copy/burn DVD and Blu-rays and stuff like that: Roxio CinePlayer doesn't do that.


You need to right-click then copy link location

That's what I did! Anyway, it's at the bottom of the drivers page.

Thanks.

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 01:39 AM
I Googled it and found that it's just a trial, anyway.

I think Asus purged a lot of stuff from their servers.

WhirledNews
11-03-2011, 04:51 AM
First off, I am sorry if I am not supposed to post this here but I am at a loss.

Ok so I have the major drivers installed, except for the Realtek audio which for some reason or another does not work. What is Realtek's deal anyway are they a Real comapany...

I digress, but I have reinstalled Windows 7 HP-64 at least twice after many issues related to SP1 not updating and I thought all was good but I am still receiving driver related issues from three things.

*Bluetooth Module - "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

*Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

*USB2.0-CRW

For the last two, Windows says that the manufacturer is unknown and when I try and update through device manager it says that it cannot find a driver.

Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!

WhirledNews
11-03-2011, 05:07 AM
Also, if anyone else has an Intel SSD, the "Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox" is a great way to view and manage your drive:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455

BrodyBoy
11-03-2011, 06:04 AM
First off, I am sorry if I am not supposed to post this here but I am at a loss.

Ok so I have the major drivers installed, except for the Realtek audio which for some reason or another does not work. What is Realtek's deal anyway are they a Real comapany...

I digress, but I have reinstalled Windows 7 HP-64 at least twice after many issues related to SP1 not updating and I thought all was good but I am still receiving driver related issues from three things.

*Bluetooth Module - "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

*Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

*USB2.0-CRW

For the last two, Windows says that the manufacturer is unknown and when I try and update through device manager it says that it cannot find a driver.

Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!
How about just using a Windows + SP1 installer? At least that issue would be avoided. As for the USB errors, have you installed the Fresco driver yet? Regular 2.0 drivers are included in Windows, so it wouldn't make sense to be getting errors from those.

Which Realtek driver did you use? I'd suggest getting the latest one directly from Realtek.


PS: I use the Intel Toolbox on my other laptop and, yes, it's very handy.

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 01:07 PM
Added Win7 Home Premium install ISO.

WhirledNews
11-03-2011, 08:16 PM
How about just using a Windows + SP1 installer? At least that issue would be avoided. As for the USB errors, have you installed the Fresco driver yet? Regular 2.0 drivers are included in Windows, so it wouldn't make sense to be getting errors from those.

Which Realtek driver did you use? I'd suggest getting the latest one directly from Realtek.


PS: I use the Intel Toolbox on my other laptop and, yes, it's very handy.

Installing Windows 7 + SP1 would have saved me a lot of trouble, but I didn't have the disc made, oh well. I have not installed the Fresco drivers and it does not make sense that I am getting errors on the USB 2.0 drivers but it is happening and Windows cannot update them.

dstrakele
11-03-2011, 08:28 PM
What is the exact text of the error messages you receive? It may help troubleshoot the failed driver installation issues.

Do you have Antivirus software (particularly if 3rd party) running? That can sometimes interfere with installations.

BrodyBoy
11-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Installing Windows 7 + SP1 would have saved me a lot of trouble, but I didn't have the disc made, oh well. I have not installed the Fresco drivers and it does not make sense that I am getting errors on the USB 2.0 drivers but it is happening and Windows cannot update them.
Re-install the USB devices:


Go into Device Manager, and expand the "Universal Serial Bus Controller" section
Select any entry you see that includes the word "controller" or "host"
Right-click and select "Uninstall"
Repeat for the other "controller" and "host" entries until there's no longer a "Universal Serial Bus Controller" section left in Device Manager
Reboot your machine
Windows will detect the USB devices and automatically re-install the drivers. Let this process run all the way to completion

See if that helps.

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 08:29 PM
Did you install the Intel Chooser inf drivers?

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Re-install the USB devices:


Go into Device Manager, and expand the "Universal Serial Bus Controller" section
Select any entry you see that includes the word "controller" or "host"
Right-click and select "Uninstall"
Repeat for the other "controller" and "host" entries until there's no longer a "Universal Serial Bus Controller" section left in Device Manager
Reboot your machine
Windows will detect the USB devices and automatically re-install the drivers. Let this process run all the way to completion

See if that helps.

Hey, I thought you wanted to keep chit-chst out of the driver thread...

BrodyBoy
11-03-2011, 08:37 PM
What is the exact text of the error messages you receive? It may help troubleshoot the failed driver installation issues.

Do you have Antivirus software (particularly if 3rd party) running? That can sometimes interfere with installations.
That's true, of course, but USB2 are low-level devices.....aside from the Windows and chipset installations, we don;t really install discrete drivers for them. This makes me think that Windows hasn't registered the devices properly.

@WhirledNews: I'll be honest....if it were me, I'd start over. I know that sounds like a pain after the trouble you had installing Windows, but I'm very demanding of a clean install, and if something fundamental got messed up from the get-go, I consider it a "bad batch" and throw it out. ;) I want a clean, successful, trouble-free install all the way through to the basic driver installs (chipset, audio, video, USB, network controllers). If I'm having any hardware or software problems at that point, I assume I have done something wrong or installed a bad/incorrect driver. No exceptions....I start over.

BrodyBoy
11-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Hey, I thought you wanted to keep chit-chst out of the driver thread...
Lol. The thread I was talking about doesn't exist..... ;)

BrodyBoy
11-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Yet.


@JR: I think you'd be a good man for the job, keeping a dedicated...and locked...G74 Drivers thread up-to-date. You ought to petition the powers-that-be for that position. A G73 guru should step up and do the same for a G73 Drivers thread. Just sayin'.....

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 09:00 PM
If nominated I will accept, If elected I will serve. But I'm not going to tout myself.

xeromist
11-03-2011, 10:17 PM
My personal feeling is that Chastity as an ASUS employee should be able to do it as well or better than Chastity as an enthusiast (after customer service training of course). Or even better, perhaps work with other ASUS folks to make sure that tested items appear on the ASUS website sooner. If that doesn't work out then JR would be my first choice. :)

JRd1st
11-03-2011, 11:47 PM
Thank you for that vote of confidence. :D

380mcn
11-04-2011, 12:03 AM
i have downloaded atk and sentelic drivers provided in this thread and i would like to inform that the Fn F9 combination is not properly functioning.
It disables the touchpad by default upon windows logon, and fn f9 enables the touchpad. but, pressing again makes nothing at all. one should be waiting that it would disable the touchpad again but that s not the case..

i have to reinstall atk xxxx08 and setellic drivers 9.1.3.5

best regards

JRd1st
11-04-2011, 12:11 AM
You already updated the BIOS to 203, right? ATK Package 1.0.00014 and BIOS 203 were supposed to fix keyboard problems. Did you uninstall that touchpad driver before you installed the new one? Anyway, some people like 9.1.7.7 because it has the new Asus SmartSense thing and some like 9.1.3.5.

dstrakele
11-04-2011, 01:00 AM
i have downloaded atk and sentelic drivers provided in this thread and i would like to inform that the Fn F9 combination is not properly functioning.
It disables the touchpad by default upon windows logon, and fn f9 enables the touchpad. but, pressing again makes nothing at all. one should be waiting that it would disable the touchpad again but that s not the case..

i have to reinstall atk xxxx08 and setellic drivers 9.1.3.5.

I've got BIOS 202, ATK 1.00.0014, and Sentelic 9.1.7.7 and do not observe that behavior. Fn-F9 cycles between "Touchpad Disabled" and "Touchpad Enabled" on my G74SX-A1.

I have observed that behavior in the past as I updated through various Sentelic driver versions. An uninstall - reboot to restore Microsoft Plug N Play driver - and reinstallation of the Sentelic driver resolved that problem.

zZdencheeZz
11-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Greetings! Im a newbie for this techie and need your help for my new asus g53sw-a1. i want to do the clean install but before that i need to download those new updated drivers for g53sw.
@JRd1st sir, can i used the drivers from page 1 to my g53sw-a1? thanks

JRd1st
11-04-2011, 01:48 AM
I'm not familiar with the G53. You need to see which devices your notebook has and see if I have the drivers for them. Look in Control Panel >> Device Manager then look at, for example, network adapter and see if you have the Atheros WiFi adapter. I have a better driver for that one in the first post.

I'm sorry, but you'll need to learn what is in your system in order to know what to update and with which drivers. I even went to the G53SW page and looked at the downloads but no drivers were listed. :rolleyes: So it's all up to you.

If you can't find something, ask and we'll see if we can find it for you. But, for tonight, I'm signing off. G'night!

WhirledNews
11-04-2011, 03:40 AM
Alright I'm going back to the drawing board here, wish me luck. I will burn a Windows 7 HP+SP1 disc for sure this time... we shall see. Thanks for recommending ABR though, that program is a champ!

BrodyBoy
11-04-2011, 05:54 AM
Just a reminder: You have 30 days to activate. I usually wait at least a week or so with an completed installation to make sure I'm happy with it. Then I plug in my little ABR thumbrive. ;)

380mcn
11-04-2011, 11:41 AM
You already updated the BIOS to 203, right? ATK Package 1.0.00014 and BIOS 203 were supposed to fix keyboard problems. Did you uninstall that touchpad driver before you installed the new one? Anyway, some people like 9.1.7.7 because it has the new Asus SmartSense thing and some like 9.1.3.5.

I uninstalled atk xxx08, rebooted, and the installed xxx14.
I really don't appreciate asus smart sense. i didn't uninstall touchpad driver, i run the setup immediately and a sentellic dialog pop up appeared displaying: checking version, updating driver, update complete.
pressing Fn F9 only says: touchpad enable, touchpad enable, touchapad enable, etc etc is doesn't cycle.

one thing is for sure, if it ain't broken it doesn't need fixing! that was my problem lol!

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 04:13 PM
I'm updating the OP to add drivers for the G73's, and I have to go by Asus's download pages for these notebooks, then transfer what I get from That, to Asus FTP files, so if something is wrong tell me asap.

Also, it would help if you guys/gals with G73's and G53's could post your Hardware ID's/manufacturer for LAN, WLAN, Audio, Touchpad, USB 3.0 (?).

I assume you all use the same ATK, KB Filter, and chipset drivers. Right?

JRd1st
11-07-2011, 12:50 PM
11/07/11
Added Realtek HD Audio R2.67 (6491) beta.

JRd1st
11-08-2011, 11:18 AM
11/08/11
Added Synaptics Touchpad Driver 15.3.25.0

JRd1st
11-08-2011, 06:23 PM
Added Intel SSD Toolbox v3.0.1. Though it's not something everyone uses, many people are stepping up to SSD's. Info (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=y&dwnldid=18455)

salami
11-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Hi JRd1st, I'm very new here. Are those drivers (listed by you) working with a G73Sw as well? I checked the official ASUS driver download page to my notebook and I did not find them, but older versions. Does that mean that I shouldn't use those new ones or the official site is out-of-date? Thanks.

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 03:37 PM
The offficial site is always out of date, theu the new drivers threads. If the date of the drivers is the only concern, use my links but be sure you have devices to match the drivers you install .

Aether
11-11-2011, 11:19 PM
For the G73JW-A1, which one do I download for the Audio drivers? Do I just download ( Driver Only Executable? ) and then run that?

matthew_eli
11-12-2011, 04:46 PM
I would inform you the latest version of wireless console (3.0.24) has the following problem, at least for me: I've a G53SW and I've changed the Wireless card (I updated it with an Intel 6230) and when I go into sleep and then I resume, the wireless goes off (sice it was on before go into sleep). If I use versione 3.0.21, all works flawlessy.

JRd1st
11-12-2011, 06:12 PM
I have the same card and it works for the wifi, just fine. But not for the BT.

Thanks for your report, but I doubt anyone at ASUS will read it. :shrug:

Aether
11-12-2011, 06:20 PM
http://xhmikosr.1f0.de/index.php?folder=bXBjLWhj
New versions of Media Player Classic Home Cinema

midihooker
11-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Thanks, JR!

I think for many users, your list (combined with your very useful signature! :D) makes it a lot easier to find the new drivers for their machines. While the driver thread is an important resource when all the links are working, I don't think it's organized very well at all. For new owners, especially, there's really nothing to tell them what they actually need out of the somewhat overwhelming assortment of versions listed there.

+1:)

JRd1st
11-13-2011, 07:25 PM
Wow, thanks guys! :o

JRd1st
11-14-2011, 01:39 PM
Reserved

JRd1st
11-15-2011, 12:17 PM
11/15/11
Added Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1003

thegreatest
11-17-2011, 04:05 AM
The GameFast link seems to be broken. Is it worth the download?

JRd1st
11-17-2011, 08:00 AM
It could be worth it. You can set it up to stop processes and services of your choice before you start to play a game. Then restore them afterwards. :shrug:

BTW, hopefully fixed the link. This is an ASUS WebStorage link I set up for here. lol

JRd1st
11-17-2011, 08:06 AM
11/17/11
Added DIPS-64

Just run the program and either Save or Restore your desktop icon layout.

or

Create shortcut on desktpop
"C:\Program Files\DIPS64\dips64.exe" S to save
"C:\Program Files\DIPS64\dips64.exe" R to restore

(include the quotes in the shortcut target.)

thegreatest
11-17-2011, 08:22 PM
I got the latest Power4Gear update and now my laptop boots to battery saving mode. It used to boot to entertainment mode. Any way to change it back?

JRd1st
11-17-2011, 08:33 PM
Go back to the one you used to have. Was there something wrong with the old one?

thegreatest
11-17-2011, 08:44 PM
No but I figured I would update.. Why would it change like that? lol

karlsmiley
11-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Hi just want to ask im planning on downloading the win 7 home premium iso to do a fresh install on my g74sx-a1 will there be a significant changes in its performance without the bloatwares or it will be the same just without the asus apps?

JRd1st
11-17-2011, 10:00 PM
YES!

karlsmiley
11-17-2011, 10:15 PM
Yes??

JRd1st
11-17-2011, 10:54 PM
Yes, its lots more responsive. Lol

But instaall new drivers and any asus apps you decide to keep. The apps I think are worthwhile are the ones I listed.

karlsmiley
11-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Thanks!! il try to give it a shot next week thank you providing us updated drivers :D

BrodyBoy
11-17-2011, 11:59 PM
Hi just want to ask im planning on downloading the win 7 home premium iso to do a fresh install on my g74sx-a1 will there be a significant changes in its performance without the bloatwares or it will be the same just without the asus apps?



YES!

@karlsmiley:
I think LOTS of people would enthusiastically agree with JR on this one! I always do clean installs on my computers.....I would never use a manufacturer's set-up on a regular basis. Browse around this forum....look at the various kinds of software issues that people are dealing with...I've never had anything like that on a clean install. Seriously...ever. A clean install doesn't guarantee trouble-free performance, of course, but it does make it much more likely.

To be clear, a truly clean set-up, IMHO, is not only a fresh Windows installation, but a Windows installation unencumbered by any of the Asus bloatware. All of it's unnecessary, most of it's redundant, and much of it is just plain bad software that does little but increase your odds of conflicts and problems.

karlsmiley
11-18-2011, 01:31 AM
Hmm.. Well can you guide me brodyboy can you share the methods/step you did on you g74sx. Thanks

BrodyBoy
11-18-2011, 02:04 AM
Hmm.. Well can you guide me brodyboy can you share the methods/step you did on you g74sx. Thanks
PM sent.

JRd1st
11-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Added Atheros Bluetooth v7.4.0.9.0

-Ontic-
11-18-2011, 05:48 PM
Wow, finally checked this thread out and I gotta say I am very impressed with it. I appreciate so much your including the useful tools section. Thank you !

JRd1st
11-18-2011, 08:30 PM
You're very welcome! If you can think of any additions I'd welcome them. Especially if you have a link. :D

-Ontic-
11-18-2011, 10:24 PM
I have too too many. I like so much that you keep it lean mean and clean. I would steer people to MaximumPC, or other to expand that selection themselves. KIS

fuzon1337
11-19-2011, 07:00 PM
Just wanted to let you know that ther is an update on Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3052&DwnldID=19105&lang=eng) version 2.1.23.0, but it won't run as microsoft gadgets, as the version you can get from the cd/web support.

JRd1st
11-19-2011, 07:46 PM
Thanks! Idont use the sidebar anyway. :D

Ill post it with that caveat. ;)

EDIT: this is the same version that Chastity has in her thread.

fuzon1337
11-19-2011, 08:15 PM
Ok, her thread didn't I think about. =/
Do you know if shes back in buisness here or is she just stopping by sometimes ?

JRd1st
11-19-2011, 08:45 PM
I have no idea. She was here longer than usual yesterday, though.

AQUASTEVAE
11-20-2011, 07:45 AM
would it be pushing it to ask for short descriptions to some of the apps listed. most of them have been discussed enough that it isn't needed, but several people are unsure as to what some of them are for, or if they are needed or not.
...or is this something the users have to go research themselves?

BrodyBoy
11-20-2011, 09:07 AM
would it be pushing it to ask for short descriptions to some of the apps listed. most of them have been discussed enough that it isn't needed, but several people are unsure as to what some of them are for, or if they are needed or not.
...or is this something the users have to go research themselves?
The list of essential drivers is pretty short. You need these drivers to get functionality from all the computer's installed hardware:

Intel Chipset installer
Asus ATK Package
Nvidia Graphics Driver
Realtek Audio driver
Fresco USB 3.0 Driver
Realtek LAN Driver
Atheros WLAN & Bluetooth Drivers (or alternate driver if you have replaced/upgraded to another card)
Sentelic or Synaptics Touchpad Driver (depending on which TP your unit came with)
Realtek Card Reader


Beyond that, there are some other drivers that are frequently used, but not required for your laptop to function:


KB Filter
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRST)
Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)


The next "tier" of programs are entirely optional. They are mostly add-on utilities, like Power4Gear, THX TruStudioPro, Wireless Console 3, etc. Choose amongst these programs carefully and only install the ones that you actually want.

JRd1st
11-20-2011, 11:13 AM
would it be pushing it to ask for short descriptions to some of the apps listed. most of them have been discussed enough that it isn't needed, but several people are unsure as to what some of them are for, or if they are needed or not.
...or is this something the users have to go research themselves?
I added descriptions for the Asus apps because Asus is always lacking in any sort of documentation, but beyond that it IS pushing it. Google is a wonderful thing, use it. ;)

MrAgapiGC
11-20-2011, 02:03 PM
@karlsmiley:
I think LOTS of people would enthusiastically agree with JR on this one! I always do clean installs on my computers.....I would never use a manufacturer's set-up on a regular basis. Browse around this forum....look at the various kinds of software issues that people are dealing with...I've never had anything like that on a clean install. Seriously...ever. A clean install doesn't guarantee trouble-free performance, of course, but it does make it much more likely.

To be clear, a truly clean set-up, IMHO, is not only a fresh Windows installation, but a Windows installation unencumbered by any of the Asus bloatware. All of it's unnecessary, most of it's redundant, and much of it is just plain bad software that does little but increase your odds of conflicts and problems.

Hi all. That is correct. a nice new clean intall, give you a better point. At least is not Sony. Asus blatware are desent compre with other brands. I make my way to buy the BBK8. not bad machine. I did find out the video card limitation. But that is ok. For xmas i will by a SX-A1 or another changes on on a websites for better procesor and video cards.

I check these threat, and thanks for it. But i have to say, that is a lot for a fresh start.

The home ED of win7 is a mess. I will install a W7 ultimate 64bits next weekend. That are the programs that i have to download. Realy.

That intel monitor, is just a monitor right? or it has the program to make the boost?

BrodyBoy
11-20-2011, 06:52 PM
The home ED of win7 is a mess. I will install a W7 ultimate 64bits next weekend. That are the programs that i have to download. Realy.
Is that a question....i.e., you're asking what programs you have to download? If so, I just listed the necessary drivers (http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5224-New-Drivers&p=44380&viewfull=1#post44380) a couple posts ago. If you're suggesting Windows alone is all you need, that's incorrect. You do actually need all those drivers if you want all the hardware to work.*


That intel monitor, is just a monitor right? or it has the program to make the boost?The monitor is just a graphical monitor.



* You could get by without the touchpad driver and just use the Windows generic driver, but you'd get very limited functionality of the touchpad, and none of the multi-touch gesture functions.

graywolf323
11-21-2011, 12:18 AM
help, I updated my bluetooth driver and now it no longer recognizes my mouse or any other bluetooth devices

I tried restoring to the system restore point before the update and it still doesn't work anymore :(

edit: nvm suddenly it works again after 2 weeks

MrAgapiGC
11-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Thanks BrodyBoy.

1. Sorry My miss undestanding. I will check the drivers and start the download.
2. How the CPU make the overclock. To 3.20 mhz. It is a chip capability or a software.

I do not use the touchpad on the laptop much. Normaly is desable cause i use a mouse insted. For the perfect gestire, I use my Mac. That are gestures.

I will check the link you add and start downloading the files for next weekend work. I all allready send for the drivers and the cd on ASUS just in case i mess something out.

AQUASTEVAE
11-21-2011, 12:30 AM
I added descriptions for the Asus apps because Asus is always lacking in any sort of documentation, but beyond that it IS pushing it. Google is a wonderful thing, use it. ;)

no need to stress yourself, i found descriptions on another board's list. it's all good. thanks.

btw, you have a clean install of win 7 hp 64, but not a win 7 ult clean install, why not? it would be nice to get a clean win 7 ultimate iso, with out all the bloatware on it, and one i could trust, including the service packs. is this doable?

finally, ok, just want to make sure everything is straight. when making a bios flash thumb drive, i reformatted the drive to fat32, and then extracted the 203 version of the bios for a g74 onto that drive. but it looks weird on there, so i want to make sure it was done properly. should it be a 203 File (.203)? as that is what it shows up as on the thumb drive. one file named, "G74SxAS.203". is that how it is supposed to be, with a numbered suffix? i am always a little over cautious when flashing the bios of a new computer, as the overlying possibilities are hard to ignore. thanks.

BrodyBoy
11-22-2011, 09:05 AM
btw, you have a clean install of win 7 hp 64, but not a win 7 ult clean install, why not? it would be nice to get a clean win 7 ultimate iso, with out all the bloatware on it, and one i could trust, including the service packs. is this doable?
Don't worry, the Windows Installer discs don't have any of the bloatware. They are just Windows (now with SP1 integrated).....the bloatware is all on the Asus driver disk. So you mentioned that you're buying Windows Ultimate.....that will be a clean disc or installer package.


finally, ok, just want to make sure everything is straight. when making a bios flash thumb drive, i reformatted the drive to fat32, and then extracted the 203 version of the bios for a g74 onto that drive. but it looks weird on there, so i want to make sure it was done properly. should it be a 203 File (.203)? as that is what it shows up as on the thumb drive. one file named, "G74SxAS.203". is that how it is supposed to be, with a numbered suffix? i am always a little over cautious when flashing the bios of a new computer, as the overlying possibilities are hard to ignore. thanks.(I could swear I answered this question an hour ago..... )

Hmm, anyway, yes, that's the file you want. EasyFlash will recognize is as a BIOS update file.

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 09:26 AM
no need to stress yourself, i found descriptions on another board's list. it's all good. thanks.

btw, you have a clean install of win 7 hp 64, but not a win 7 ult clean install, why not? it would be nice to get a clean win 7 ultimate iso, with out all the bloatware on it, and one i could trust, including the service packs. is this doable?

finally, ok, just want to make sure everything is straight. when making a bios flash thumb drive, i reformatted the drive to fat32, and then extracted the 203 version of the bios for a g74 onto that drive. but it looks weird on there, so i want to make isure it was done properly. should it be a 203 File (.203)? as that is what it shows up as on the thumb drive. one file named, "G74SxAS.203". is that how it is supposed to be, with a numbered suffix? i am always a little over cautious when flashing the bios of a new computer, as the overlying possibilities are hard to ignore. thanks.

If.I.include.a.link to win 7 ultimate, people with a home premium key will install it and be pissed off when they can't activate.

So you use bitlocker? How do you like it.

TheOriginalTO
11-22-2011, 04:51 PM
AMD 11.1a performance driver here : http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=354408

Also, if your into betas, I've got a AMD 12.1 beta build that seems to work very well : http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=354402

AQUASTEVAE
11-22-2011, 05:53 PM
If.I.include.a.link to win 7 ultimate, people with a home premium key will install it and be pissed off when they can't activate.

So you use bitlocker? How do you like it.

not sure where you got the bitlocker idea from? i don't use it. this is my first asus computer. i now have, and have been buying hp laptops for a while now. always thought they were sharp looking laptops, but the performance lacks a bit. so i decided to buy the asus for the performance and the warranty, but i'm reading soooooo many problems on this board, i'm starting to wonder if i made the right decision. while the hp doesn't have the performance of the asus, i have never had issues with my hp.

and to answer brodyboy's question, it's an installer package. which is why i was asking the question of jr uploading a clean iso of ult. couldn't you just put a large warning message that if you don't have a key, you will not be able to use this os?

the thing is, i haven't gotten my hands on this machine yet. i am in fiji, and i ordered it to colorado. i'm going to colorado in a week, and i'll pick it up then. so i don't know exactly how asus packages their software.

i have been browsing this board, and the one over at nbr to find out all the drivers i will need, and have already downloaded most of them, which i put in a folder called g74. i have also c&p a lot of the instructions on how to fix things, like the low sound, keyboard and trackpad problems. i also purchased a logitech m570 wireless trackball and a K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard. finally, i purchase a ssd from crucial, and will install it after looking over the computer. just trying to be full ready when i do get it in my hands.

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 06:36 PM
Bit locker is the only practical difference between Win7 Pro and Ultimate.

karlsmiley
11-22-2011, 06:49 PM
...

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 07:07 PM
What's the "..." for?

kb0sdq
11-22-2011, 07:14 PM
Hello Aquastevae,
Just read your post and wanted to offer some info. I purchased the g74 for my wife on Nov.5th for her birthday. she plays wow on it youtube videos and a lot of facebook games. The machine has not had any problems have not done anything more then windows update. I have the g73 both machines are from Bestbuy.
When I read the reviews on this machine I was like maybe should have gotten something else. But just because some folks have problems do not let it make buyers remorse. Before you go installing the updates you said you downloaded see how it is first. Just like a knowledgeable person on this bb said if it aint broke dont fix it I also use the n52te keypad and the razor deathadder mouse same as my wife on her g74, with no issues and sound is very good and loud on the g74. As far as wireless stuff goes I do not like it because with gaming on wow kills batteries and that gets expensive.
Just a thought. Congrats on you new Asus laptop enjoy it..

karlsmiley
11-22-2011, 07:17 PM
Oh sorry JRd1st i edited my post because i had a question regarding the asus apps listed but while backreading it was already answered :D so yeah my bad.

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 07:18 PM
Ok, no problem. :)

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 10:15 PM
11/22/11
Added Partition Wizard Home

AMD Catalyst 11.1a

fuzon1337
11-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Is it just me or do others have the same problem/issue with the latest synaptics touchpad driver?

When I was on the web, browsing different sites (facebook, local newspapers, this forum, google and so on) I suddenly went back to the previous site I had been on.

Example: (main site) www.google.no -> went to www.asusrog.com/forums -> then back to www.google.no without touching the back button :S

(I have rolled back to the previous driver now and doesn't have the same problem anymore)

JRd1st
11-23-2011, 11:39 PM
(I have rolled back to the previous driver now and doesn't have the same problem anymore)

Which version are you using now?

fuzon1337
11-23-2011, 11:42 PM
I used the latest you have posted here: Synaptics Touchpad 15.3.25.0

Now I'm useing Synaptics Touchpad 15.1.18.0 (the version that was installed on the notebook before I updated and went back)

JRd1st
11-24-2011, 12:30 AM
I used the latest you have posted here: Synaptics Touchpad 15.3.25.0

Now I'm useing Synaptics Touchpad 15.1.18.0 (the version that was installed on the notebook before I updated and went back)


Thanks!

OK, I added that one. If I get reports about the other one, I'll remove it.

fuzon1337
11-24-2011, 07:35 AM
Synaptics Touchpad driver 15.3.25.0 it could just be me it's something wrong with.
If others don't face the same issues that I got with it, there is no need for removing that driver :)

And the version I'm currently useing is the driver that follows the notebook when you're buying it :)

But it was pretty annoying that being on one website then suddenly the browser went back to the mainsite or opposite when useing the mouse with the touchpad :p

JRd1st
11-24-2011, 05:40 PM
11/24/11
Added CPU-Z RoG 1.59

AQUASTEVAE
11-24-2011, 06:34 PM
Hello Aquastevae,
Just read your post and wanted to offer some info. I purchased the g74 for my wife on Nov.5th for her birthday. she plays wow on it youtube videos and a lot of facebook games. The machine has not had any problems have not done anything more then windows update. I have the g73 both machines are from Bestbuy.
When I read the reviews on this machine I was like maybe should have gotten something else. But just because some folks have problems do not let it make buyers remorse. Before you go installing the updates you said you downloaded see how it is first. Just like a knowledgeable person on this bb said if it aint broke dont fix it I also use the n52te keypad and the razor deathadder mouse same as my wife on her g74, with no issues and sound is very good and loud on the g74. As far as wireless stuff goes I do not like it because with gaming on wow kills batteries and that gets expensive.
Just a thought. Congrats on you new Asus laptop enjoy it..

hey, thanks for the advice. but the reason i have been researching and collecting drivers, is because i am going to drop a crucial 256gb ssd in my notebook, as soon as i get my hands on it, and will do a completely fresh install of win 7 ult. i have found that normally laptops come with too much crap on them, with older drivers for programs, and buggy performance. if you wipe it clean, and only install that which you will need/use, then the machine will run better, faster and stronger, with more available space for the programs you wish to load. i'm glad your machines are working out for you and your wife, but i always start with a fresh load of the os. thanks again.

neoxes
11-24-2011, 11:17 PM
Sentelic new driver is better than 9.1.3.5 version, but some features are missing (like vertical orizontal scrolling, on-pad slide page, some gestures) there is a way to fix this?

JRd1st
11-24-2011, 11:32 PM
No. Not that I know of.

JRd1st
11-25-2011, 02:13 PM
11/25/11
Added Ubuntu 11.10 bootable ISO to use as a diagnostic tool.

neoxes
11-25-2011, 03:22 PM
11/25/11
Added Ubuntu 11.10 bootable ISO to use as a diagnostic tool.

Nice idea :p

JRd1st
11-25-2011, 04:04 PM
:D I know...

MatG
11-25-2011, 08:25 PM
Awesome work :) big thanks!
Just what i have been looking for.

A couple a month ago i even wrote to asus cause i couldn't find the app "GameFast"..still aint heard anything :(

Why is it that i don't see any of these updates at support.asus.com?
Until now i have used "asus liveupdate" (crap app, if u ask me) and then i often visited www.support.asus.com for new drivers and updates, but its like going to a cemetery :(

JRd1st
11-25-2011, 08:38 PM
Asus puts updates on their FTP but they rarely bother to add them to the support pages. They are shamefully neglegant in their driver support. And their FTP runs at about 29kB/sec. They must have a dial-up modem or something ridiculously backwards for a company of their size aand technology.

MatG
11-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Asus puts updates on their FTP but they rarely bother to add them to the support pages. They are shamefully neglegant in their driver support. And their FTP runs at about 29kB/sec. They must have a dial-up modem or something ridiculously backwards for a company of their size aand technology.
Hahaha..good description :D
The good thing is that its not only me who feels that way! Sad but true

BrodyBoy
11-25-2011, 08:48 PM
And their FTP runs at about 29kB/sec. They must have a dial-up modem or something ridiculously backwards for a company of their size aand technology.
It seems like it used to be faster, but now, it's so ridiculously slow as to be practically unusable. Whenever possible, I avoid the ftp downloads and just get drivers directly from the manufacturers. I think the ATK package, and the Sentelic TP and Fresco USB drivers, are the only ones you have to get from Asus or another third-party.

neoxes
11-25-2011, 11:04 PM
Do you think I have to replace old drivers and software with new ones or should I need a clean win7 install? If i make a clean install using zip files from asus support, do I loose something?

BrodyBoy
11-25-2011, 11:35 PM
Do you think I have to replace old drivers and software with new ones or should I need a clean win7 install? If i make a clean install using zip files from asus support, do I loose something?
If you've never done a clean install, I recommend it. That's the only way to really get rid of all the Asus clutter.

If you do a clean install, just use the latest drivers.....which are available in several locations. The ones on Asus' ftp site are fine to use, except that (1) there are zillions of them and it can be hard to find exactly what you need, and (2) they seem to take forever to download these days.

neoxes
11-25-2011, 11:41 PM
If you've never done a clean install, I recommend it. That's the only way to really get rid of all the Asus clutter.

If you do a clean install, just use the latest drivers.....which are available in several locations. The ones on Asus' ftp site are fine to use, except that (1) there are zillions of them and it can be hard to find exactly what you need, and (2) they seem to take forever to download these days.

Thanks for the reply, two little questions.
The Divers DVD is useless? I've got 3.02 version (June 2011).
If so it is, I think I'll use it only like a guide for needed drivers and installation order, but it doesn't have any patch or reg files that I should need later? Configuration files? Nothing?

BrodyBoy
11-25-2011, 11:44 PM
Thanks for the reply, two little questions.
The Divers DVD is useless? I've got 3.02 version (June 2011).
If so it is, I think I'll use it only like a guide for needed drivers and installation order, but it doesn't have any patch or reg files that I should need later? Configuration files? Nothing?
The Drivers DVD is useless in every regard! ;) Aside from maybe the Asus screensaver images, I can't think of anything you'd need off of it.

You have a G74, right?

neoxes
11-25-2011, 11:46 PM
G74SX-91085v

JRd1st
11-25-2011, 11:47 PM
You need the driver dvd to install Intel Turbo Boost Monitor the first time after a clean windows install. Ohter that that I never used it as I got new drivers from other sources.

neoxes
11-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Thanks for everything... I've just installed a fresh win7 enterprise copy on my laptop, now I go to bed (It's 1AM in Italy), tomorrow I'll download and install new drivers!

neoxes
11-26-2011, 03:20 PM
If I install NVIDIA 285.48 (Asus official relase) I don't need 3D drivers anymore, right?

JRd1st
11-26-2011, 03:25 PM
If you use 3D then you need the 3D drivers, if you don't use 3D then you don't have to install the 3D-Vision. I NEVER install it anymore.

neoxes
11-26-2011, 03:30 PM
I read this on NVIDA website:
Note: Starting with Release 270 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now bundled with the GeForce driver.

And if u download nvidia drivers from asus website there is a NV3DVISION folder.

I get confused with audio drivers too, ASUS ones are 6.0.1.xxxx, linked ones from realtek website (first post) are 2.6X version.

JRd1st
11-26-2011, 03:39 PM
Just run the installer and 3D vision and the nVidia HD Audio drivers (needed for HDMI Audio) should install automatically. OR you could use Custom install amd pick what you want to install.

Let me know how those drivers are. ;)

JRd1st
11-26-2011, 04:08 PM
11/26/11
Added instructions to Reinstall the Chipset (Core) Drivers

TheOriginalTO
11-27-2011, 03:19 AM
why can't you just install them via the .exe??

JRd1st
11-27-2011, 04:14 AM
You could but sometimes the installer decides not to update some of the files. -overall forces a complete reinstall.

JRd1st
11-27-2011, 03:17 PM
11/27/11
Added Catalyst 11.1b

neoxes
11-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Just run the installer and 3D vision and the nVidia HD Audio drivers (needed for HDMI Audio) should install automatically. OR you could use Custom install amd pick what you want to install.

Let me know how those drivers are. ;)

Works great and installs everything (3D vision and HD Audio included).

JRd1st
11-27-2011, 04:37 PM
Thank you much for the report, man! :D

JRd1st
11-27-2011, 09:17 PM
Should I remove the Asus apps from my list?

TheOriginalTO
11-27-2011, 09:48 PM
Wow, you were right, the -overall makes a lot of difference. Thanks! keep up the great work!

BrodyBoy
11-27-2011, 10:09 PM
Wow, you were right, the -overall makes a lot of difference. Thanks! keep up the great work!
Yup! The important thing to understand is that other drivers and programs sometimes replace parts of the Intel chipset driver with their own components. (An amazing number of drivers include their own USB drivers, for example....I have no idea why.) When an installation seems messed up, it can sometimes be because of these third-party "interlopers" causing conflicts.

When the -overall switch forces re-installation of all the Intel chipset driver components, it overwrites that third-party stuff and restores the chipset driver to its original, intended configuration.

BrodyBoy
11-27-2011, 10:10 PM
Should I remove the Asus apps from my list?
That would be my suggestion, JR, if only because those looking for guidance tend to get very confused about what they do/don't need. Alternately, you could put a clear warning about the Asus apps, emphasizing that they're optional...or their inclusion doesn't suggest a recommendation....something like that. I personally think they should be avoided in any clean install (but you already know that! ;o)), so it seems a good idea to help unknowing users avoid that mistake.

MatG
11-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Should I remove the Asus apps from my list?
Please no.. Someone may look for the apps.. And like i said earlier, "ASUS Gamefast" is nowhere to be found, so i was happy to see it here and the list you provided is even up to date with newer versions :)

JRd1st
11-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Please no.. Someone may look for the apps.. And like i said earlier, "ASUS Gamefast" is nowhere to be found, so i was happy to see it here and the list you provided is even up to date with newer versions :)
Sorry, I decided to do it for the good of the community. These apps are useless and I don't want to appear to be endorsing them. I believe they cause more problems than they are worth. If you want the updated versions that are on the Asus FTP, complain to Asus about them not giving you updates they already have. ;)

neoxes
11-28-2011, 09:14 AM
Gamefast came bundled with "Rotation Desktop for G series". This software is only on Asus DVD, i find no updates for it.

MatG
11-28-2011, 05:50 PM
I'll have to agree on the fact that almost every ASUS app are useless. And they don't update the website, so why care about it ;)

Gamefast bundled with Rotation Desktop? LMAO..that was the app that messed up my machine and the main reason i did a clean install, haha. Funny they didn't tell me that when i wrote them about it..ages ago.

neoxes
11-28-2011, 06:27 PM
I'll have to agree on the fact that almost every ASUS app are useless. And they don't update the website, so why care about it ;)

Gamefast bundled with Rotation Desktop? LMAO..that was the app that messed up my machine and the main reason i did a clean install, haha. Funny they didn't tell me that when i wrote them about it..ages ago.

Yep, when you install Rotation Desktop you get also Gamefast. If anyone need this application i can upload it (Rotation version 1.0.0.9, Gamefast 1.0.0.1)

JRd1st
11-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Sure, upload it. I'll take a look at it. :)

BrodyBoy
11-28-2011, 07:21 PM
During the brief times that I've had the Asus installation on board, I found the Rotation Desktop thing kind of balky. Made me think it wasn't a very refined program, like all the other Asus junk....so I'd be wary on using it on a regular basis.

JRd1st
11-28-2011, 07:31 PM
I just want to take it apart. :D . Hey, I have true image, so I can try things with no worries. :)

dstrakele
11-28-2011, 07:37 PM
C'Mon - Rotation Desktop is da bomb! You command line interface guys are just jealous! ;>{)>

JRd1st
11-28-2011, 07:44 PM
I don't know why they waste their time developing this crap. Just 1 good overclocking tool would overshadow everything on the list of cr-apps completely. They could use the extra money to invest on a quality department, too!

MatG
11-28-2011, 10:35 PM
They could use the extra money to invest on a quality department, too!

+ a support team..controlled by quality department, of course :D ;)

JRd1st
11-29-2011, 12:38 AM
No, I meant a quality dept. because I don't think they have one.

JRd1st
11-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Does anyone have a copy of ATI Crap Cleaner they could upload so I can add it to my post?

wanfeilwong
11-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Looks like there are new atheros and intel bluetooth drivers up
Atheros BT - ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_Win7_64_Z74098.zip
Intel BT - ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Bluetooth/Blutooth_Intel_Win7_64_Z1210608.zip

MatG
11-29-2011, 05:06 PM
No, I meant a quality dept. because I don't think they have one.

What?..do they really have a support department?? :D LMAO


Looks like there are new atheros and intel bluetooth drivers up
Atheros BT - ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_Win7_64_Z74098.zip
Intel BT - ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/Bluetooth/Blutooth_Intel_Win7_64_Z1210608.zip

WTF? someone has stepped on the connection from the ftp server.. d/l with 18kb/s Get the fook out of here. Damn they piss me off in that company :mad:

Cat
11-29-2011, 06:00 PM
Just for possible future reference, since I used to re-install my OS through the recovery partition I never had to input any keycode or anything. So if I'm installing with a burned ISO, where can I find the key? Is it the "product key" on the bottom of the laptop?

By the way, if you want any more "useful apps" recommendations, I recommend the KMPlayer. It's somewhat advanced, so it can be hard for new users, but it can playback basically anything and it's highly customizable.

http://kmplayer.en.softonic.com/

JRd1st
11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Yes, the activation key is on thw lable underneath.
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Thanks for the suggestion. :D

Cat
11-29-2011, 06:27 PM
Hmm, I just noticed the UMPlayer which I haven't tried out before. Gonna have to give that one a go.

Gah, I keep getting corrupted downloads with this crappy school connection.

BrodyBoy
11-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Just for possible future reference, since I used to re-install my OS through the recovery partition I never had to input any keycode or anything. So if I'm installing with a burned ISO, where can I find the key? Is it the "product key" on the bottom of the laptop?
The OEM key on the bottom sticker is different from the "internal" key that Windows actually uses, so sometimes owners have to go through the automated phone activation system when they use that one. But it IS valid and it DOES work. Just to avoid that potential inconvenience, many owners use utilities that can back up and restore the Windows activation. I use ABR (http://directedge.us/files/abr/ABRbeta.exe).....works like a charm. :)

JRd1st
11-29-2011, 08:29 PM
@Brody, I think ABR was what I was remembering when I thought you mentioned a different imager. Just a brain fart . . . lol

BrodyBoy
11-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Lol! ....yes, brain flatulence seems to be an inevitable consequence of surviving to middle age! Seems unfair, doesn't it?!? :)

JRd1st
11-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Lol! ....yes, brain flatulence seems to be an inevitable consequence of surviving to middle age! Seems unfair, doesn't it?!? :)
Well, sometimes it's fun, too. :D

Partial loss of hearing is LOTS of fun; whenever I mis-hear something it's in a funny way. lol

Cat
11-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Installed UMPlayer now. The installer apparently downloads a CPU optimized binary for your system.

Anyway, I'm testing it out to see if it's worth replacing KMP/CCCP for. So far it seems it has all the options KMPlayer has, including stuff like defining your preferred audio/subtitle tracks for DVDs and dual audio MKV files and whatnot, only it's a lot easier to find these options on UMPlayer than in KMPlayer. I'm gonna have to check if stuff like fancy subtitles/karaoke stuff for anime and whatnot is enabled by default or if it forces a custom font and if/how you can change that. It also lets you search and view videos from youtube and download them with UMPlayer, and also lets you search for and download subtitles for the movie you're watching, which is nice. The UI also looks good (especially with the Black or Modern skins) and is straightforward. The whole thing is a lot more user friendly than KMPlayer. It's probably not as advanced, but then again, I never had any use for all the advanced stuff in KMP, and probably couldn't be bothered to figure it out if I did. It only made it hard to change certain settings. Haven't had time to playback many videos, but the ones I have have been smooth and lag free.

Anyway, if you want me to test something with this, just ask. So far I like it more than stuff like CCCP/KMP/VLC and whatnot.

EDIT: Screencap http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/152/umpfv.jpg

Rufufu
11-30-2011, 11:54 AM
Have you already tried GOM player.

I like it very much, but some vids are laggy on my G73. It uses its own sodecs, so I think that's why.

Anyway, I wanted to know which soft you prefer

JRd1st
11-30-2011, 12:01 PM
I like MPC (Meda Player Home Cinema) and Power DVD

MPerni
11-30-2011, 12:30 PM
Yeah, MPC is great, so simple and works 10 points!! All formats and subtitles.

Rufufu
11-30-2011, 01:25 PM
Last time I used MPC, I was not convinced. I don't really know why. I suppose I need big improvment to give up GOM because I'm used to it.

And I tried UMplayer. Except for the youtube vids function, I don't really like it, it needs some polish to suit to me! But I will follow this soft!

Cat
11-30-2011, 02:41 PM
I never saw the point of MPC. Seems very old-timey and basic, and I don't know if it's just the default setting that suck or what, but it seems to have trouble going to the next file in the playlist and instead repeats the same file over and over again. Always got the CCCP just for the codecs for Windows, and then used WMP for music and something like KMP or VLC with their internal codecs for movies while letting MPC sit there and collect dust. VLC got buggy with some videos and subtitles so I abandoned it a long time ago. KMP had a lot more functionality anyway. I'll be testing UMP for a while before fully committing to recommending it.

JRd1st
11-30-2011, 02:49 PM
I don't watch a lot of videos and between mpc and power dvd they meet my needs. I don't see the sense in getting accustomed to a different program for no reason.

Cat
11-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Adjusting to new software only takes about 5-10 minutes. Not like learning a new language. I suppose there's no need to fix what's not broken, but if you at some point find yourself lacking a functionality or encountering some kind of buggy playback, might as well see what other options you have available. One way I seem to recall MPC and I think also VLC pissing me off was that I didn't find a way to make the Japanese audio the default track in dual audio files (admittedly I might have just been an idiot and missed the option in the preferences), so I had to constantly get up when the next episode played and change the track.

Plus, a lot of these programs are pretty straight-forward and similar to others. Makes learning them a quick process.

My criteria for changing software is not so much "is it broken?" so much as "are there any nitpicks?". First one is obvious, but the latter is something that just makes your experience a slight bit less enjoyable, and most people don't bother getting something better just for that. I try to if I notice something like that and I can't change it in the current program.

aviwil
11-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Well , from my experience , for whoever is interested - Iv'e tried all the media players and none of them can come near Splash ( Lite , Pro , Pro Ex ) from Mirillis - they just came out with a new recorder - Action .

Cat
11-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Well , from my experience , for whoever is interested - Iv'e tried all the media players and none of them can come near Splash ( Lite , Pro , Pro Ex ) from Mirillis - they just came out with a new recorder - Action .

Going by the reviews, it's apparently the best player for HD video playback, but apparently lacks some audio/video options, at least in the free version. So, I guess you could have Splash for movies and KMP/UMP/GOM for anime or something. Out of curiosity, can it do 3D video?

aviwil
11-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Cat , most products will have extra options in the paid versions . Forget the reviews and try yourself . There currently is no 3D support , as far as I know .
Performance wise - try it and see - the others are nowhere near that .
Anim - you mean animated movies like Toy Story , Rio ? If so , they play well .

Cat
11-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Anime=Japanese animation. Has less to do with HD video playback and more with how the program handles multiple audio tracks and whatnot. Some people wanna watch with Japanese audio and subtitles, others with English audio and no subtitles, etc, and generally you'll want the video player to always play the tracks you want so you don't have to keep getting up and change the audio from Japanese to English or the reverse whenever the next episode starts. Plus, if you watch fansubbed shows, some fansubbing groups use custom softsubs, and some programs don't support them very well, which means sometimes you'll see something like translator's notes stacked on top of dialog translation which just causes a huge and difficult to read mess.

I'll definitely keep Splash in mind next time I watch some huge blu-ray movie.

JRd1st
11-30-2011, 05:37 PM
11/30/11
Added Volumouse - helps dim display without causing the flickering that some users see.

Jallopy
11-30-2011, 11:18 PM
Hum...Seems that this thread went from an excellent "Drivers" thread to a rambling software thread. Stick with Drivers...Thanks

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 12:00 AM
Just stop when you get to the "rambling" part. This is my post, not yours.

BrodyBoy
12-01-2011, 12:07 AM
Just stop when you get to the "rambling" part. This is my post, not yours.
+1

Wow...rather presumptuous to be telling you what you should or can say in it!

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 12:14 AM
+1

Wow...rather presumptuous to be telling you what you should or can say in it!

Its not like its all mixed up. Its categorized and ordered and all he needs to do is not read further. :shakes head:

Cat
12-01-2011, 12:46 AM
True. All the important stuff is on the first page.

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 01:50 AM
Thanks to xeromist for helping me rename this rambling tome. :)

BrodyBoy
12-01-2011, 02:12 AM
Nicely done! :)

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 02:35 AM
Thanks!

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 06:02 PM
12/01/11
Added user's manuals

Icemanforlife
12-01-2011, 06:34 PM
Nice thread JRd1st. Is this replacing Chastity's or just a extra source. I like the arrangement using colors. It makes it easy to pick out stuff.

JRd1st
12-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Additional unless Chastity doesn't come back and fix her links.

jmkenz60
12-02-2011, 01:38 AM
Humble thanks for your contributions to this forum.

The post alone has help a n00b like myself.

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 02:52 AM
Humble thanks for your contributions to this forum.

The post alone has help a n00b like myself.
It's my pleasure to help. :D

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 05:08 PM
12/02/11
Re-added Sentelic Touchpad 9.2.3.5 - not the newest but recommended

front360
12-02-2011, 05:30 PM
AMD Catalyst Mobility 11.11 with OpenCL for Windows 7 x64 is available here->http://www2.ati.com/DriVeRs/mobile/11-11_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc_ocl.exe

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Thanks! Added! :D

mylasthope
12-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Thank you very much for the informative thread! Any chance there is a list of which drivers are necessary and/or recommended? I am going to perform a clean Windows 7 install using a 3.0 bootable flash drive. Since this is going to my first time (installing an ssd and moving the hdd) Thank you very much! :o

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Thank you very much for the informative thread! Any chance there is a list of which drivers are necessary and/or recommended? I am going to perform a clean Windows 7 install using a 3.0 bootable flash drive. Since this is going to my first time (installing an ssd and moving the hdd) Thank you very much! :o



Intel 6 Series Chipset Driver
Intel RST
Asus ATK package
Graphics driver (check your hardware manufacturer)
Realtek HD Audio driver
Fresco USB 3.0 driver
Touchpad driver (check your hardware manufacturer)
Ethernet driver (check your hardware manufacturer)
WLAN driver (check your hardware manufacturer)
Bluetooth driver (if applicable & needed; check your hardware manufacturer)
MultiCard Reader driver (check your hardware manufacturer)

mylasthope
12-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Intel 6 Series Chipset Driver
Intel RST
Asus ATK package
Nvidia GeForce graphics driver
Realtek HD Audio driver
Fresco USB 3.0 driver
Sentelic or Synaptics Touchpad driver (depending on which one your model has)
Realtek Ethernet driver
Atheros WLAN driver (or Intel if applicaable to your config)
Atheros Bluetooth driver (if applicable and needed)
Realtek MultiCard Reader driver


Thank you very much, Brody! I really appreciate it. Would you mind correcting my little plan for my Asus g53sx if necessary?

1. Make bootable Windows 7 flash drive using 16gb USB 3.0 flash drive.
2. Change boot order in Bios to usb 1st.
3. Open laptop, Install SSD, move HDD to other bay and close laptop.
4. Insert USB 3.0 flash drive into usb 3.0 slot and turn on laptop.
5. Install Windows 7 onto SSD
- http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7 (move users folder to HDD?)
6. Install drivers using above list/drivers cd that was included w/ laptop.
- place drivers cd into cd drive?
7. Reformat HDD using windows 7 flash drive
8. Enjoy laptop?

Also, how do I know if the following 2 drivers are needed?

Atheros WLAN driver (or Intel if applicaable to your config)

Atheros Bluetooth driver (if applicable and needed)

Also, do I find out if I have a Sentelic or Synaptics touchpad by looking at the device manger?

One more, considering purchasing a Bigfoot Killer 1102. Is this hard to install?

Sorry for all of the questions. Just want to make sure I do not screw anything up since this will be my first time doing any of this. Thank you!

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Hmmmm, I have almost everything. Are you sure all G-series use the same sound card? And the JH models have AMD/ATi graphics.

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Hmmmm, I have almost everything. Are you sure all G-series use the same sound card? And the JH models have AMD/ATi graphics.
No....I thought he was asking about the G74!

@mylasthope: While that list shows the basic drivers you need, you need to check and confirm the manufacturers of the hardware installed in your G53. So you need all those basic drivers, but you may need different brands for some of them.

I'll edit my post to make that clear.

mylasthope
12-02-2011, 08:22 PM
No....I thought he was asking about the G74!

@mylasthope: While that list shows the basic drivers you need, you need to check and confirm the manufacturers of the hardware installed in your G53. So you need all those basic drivers, but you may need different brands for some of them.

I'll edit my post to make that clear.

Thank you, Brody. Would it be safe to assume that I can find these additional drivers on the cd that came w/ the laptop? Also, could you please overlook my list of steps. Thank you very much for all of the help!

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Thank you very much, Brody! I really appreciate it. Would you mind correcting my little plan for my Asus g53sx if necessary?

1. Make bootable Windows 7 flash drive using 16gb USB 3.0 flash drive.
2. Change boot order in Bios to usb 1st.
3. Open laptop, Install SSD, move HDD to other bay and close laptop.
4. Insert USB 3.0 flash drive into usb 3.0 slot and turn on laptop.
5. Install Windows 7 onto SSD
6. Install drivers using above list/drivers cd that was included w/ laptop.
- place drivers cd into cd drive?
7. Reformat HDD using windows 7 flash drive
8. Enjoy laptop?
SInce you're installing a new SSD, check to see if it needs any firmware updates. If it does, do that before you start with the Windows Installer. Also, the WIndows installer can sometimes create a dual-boot set-up when it detect an installation on the other hard drive. You may want to just disconnect the cable to it while doing the install, then reconnect afterward.

Don't use the drivers CD. Download the newer, better versions.

Once you reformat your HHD, you will lose your recovery partition. If you want to save that, run the AI Recovery utility to make a set of back-up DVDs.



Also, how do I know if the following 2 drivers are needed?
Atheros WLAN driver (or Intel if applicaable to your config)
Atheros Bluetooth driver (if applicable and needed)

Also, do I find out if I have a Sentelic or Synaptics touchpad by looking at the device manger?If the computer still has the original Asus installation on it, you can just go into Device Manager and look at the driver for the different hardware components. That will tell you who the manufacturers are. I.e., if the touchpad driver is Sentelic, you have a Sentelics TP. Same thing with your wireless network adapter.....look at the driver to see which kind you have. You need the two drivers if you have an Atheros-based card installed.
One more, considering purchasing a Bigfoot Killer 1102. Is this hard to install?

Sorry for all of the questions. Just want to make sure I do not screw anything up since this will be my first time doing any of this. Thank you!It's not hard to swap WLAN cards, but I suggest you do that before you do the clean install.

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 08:26 PM
Thank you, Brody. Would it be safe to assume that I can find these additional drivers on the cd that came w/ the laptop? Also, could you please overlook my list of steps. Thank you very much for all of the help!
See my post.....the drivers CD is outdated before it ever even shipped! Determine which hardware you have, and download the newer drivers.

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 08:29 PM
No....I thought he was asking about the G74

Sorry, I should have read back further. :(

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 08:32 PM
Hmmmm, I have almost everything. Are you sure all G-series use the same sound card? And the JH models have AMD/ATi graphics.
Thanks for the quick heads-up, JR.

I think they do all use a Realtek audio chip. That seems to be one hardware manufacturer that's pretty much cornered their market. (Even if they use a different chip model, it's still the same Realtek driver.)


Sorry, I should have read back further. :(
No, I was the one who should have checked. I tend to assume G74s....gotta be careful about that.

mylasthope
12-02-2011, 08:39 PM
SInce you're installing a new SSD, check to see if it needs any firmware updates. If it does, do that before you start with the Windows Installer. Also, the WIndows installer can sometimes create a dual-boot set-up when it detect an installation on the other hard drive. You may want to just disconnect the cable to it while doing the install, then reconnect afterward.

Don't use the drivers CD. Download the newer, better versions.

Once you reformat your HHD, you will lose your recovery partition. If you want to save that, run the AI Recovery utility to make a set of back-up DVDs.

If the computer still has the original Asus installation on it, you can just go into Device Manager and look at the driver for the different hardware components. That will tell you who the manufacturers are. I.e., if the touchpad driver is Sentelic, you have a Sentelics TP. Same thing with your wireless network adapter.....look at the driver to see which kind you have. You need the two drivers if you have an Atheros-based card installed.It's not hard to swap WLAN cards, but I suggest you do that before you do the clean install.

Thank you so much! You the man, Brody! Based on your advice, I may just install windows on the SSD using another laptop (one where it's a lot easier for me to install the SSD without having to remove the keyboard.)

I will also look at the device manager to see what drivers are needed.

Cheers!

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Thank you so much! You the man, Brody! Based on your advice, I may just install windows on the SSD using another laptop (one where it's a lot easier for me to install the SSD without having to remove the keyboard.)

I will also look at the device manager to see what drivers are needed.

Cheers!

If the keyboard removal is anything like it is in my N73 (another model that's assembled that way), it's super easy. Just little plastic clips along one edge. On the other hand, if it's like the G73, where the keyboard is apparently "stuck" on with double-sided tape (whoever came up with THAT idea??), I can understand your reluctance. Doable, I'm sure, but not quite as easy.

Either way, SSD or HHD, your fresh Windows installation on the G53 will make it run faster and more reliably. :) Let us know how it goes.

PS: I'm not sure which of my comments became a deterrent to using the SSD in your G53. That wasn't my intention. :(

mylasthope
12-02-2011, 10:28 PM
If the keyboard removal is anything like it is in my N73 (another model that's assembled that way), it's super easy. Just little plastic clips along one edge. On the other hand, if it's like the G73, where the keyboard is apparently "stuck" on with double-sided tape (whoever came up with THAT idea??), I can understand your reluctance. Doable, I'm sure, but not quite as easy.

Either way, SSD or HHD, your fresh Windows installation on the G53 will make it run faster and more reliably. :) Let us know how it goes.

PS: I'm not sure which of my comments became a deterrent to using the SSD in your G53. That wasn't my intention. :(

Haha. Brody, never meant that I wasnt going to use it in my g53. I meant that I would just install it into a different laptop (all I have to do is slide the bottom part off) to install windows onto the SSD. I would then transfer it to the g53.

Cheers and thank you for all the help!

BrodyBoy
12-02-2011, 10:33 PM
Haha. Brody, never meant that I wasnt going to use it in my g53. I meant that I would just install it into a different laptop (all I have to do is slide the bottom part off) to install windows onto the SSD. I would then transfer it to the g53.

Cheers and thank you for all the help!


No no no! You can't do that. Windows configures itself to the specific hardware in the specific machine you install it on....you can't just switch the drive to another computer...even one that's the same exact model. Most of the hardware in a computer has serial numbers or other unique identifiers, and these are recorded in the registry upon installation. If you try to boot a Windows installation on different hardware (especially a different CPU), it'll let a big fart, scream and holler, and then go into a petulant funk and refuse to cooperate. (Okay....it's not quite like that....but the point is that it won't work. ;))

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 11:14 PM
No no no! You can't do that. Windows configures itself to the specific hardware in the specific machine you install it on....you can't just switch the drive to another computer...even one that's the same exact model. Most of the hardware in a computer has serial numbers or other unique identifiers, and these are recorded in the registry upon installation. If you try to boot a Windows installation on different hardware (especially a different CPU), it'll let a big fart, scream and holler, and then go into a petulant funk and refuse to cooperate. (Okay....it's not quite like that....but the point is that it won't work. ;))
Even with special migration software it rarely works.

AQUASTEVAE
12-03-2011, 12:26 AM
i have removed the atheros wifi card from my new g74sx, and installed an intel 6300 ult n. it shows up in device manager, and says it is working fine. however, i am not picking up any networds. when i click on the signal in taskbar, it shows no networks, when their are definitely networks available. so i am not sure why it isn't seeing the networks, but think i remember reading somewhere about having to mess with the settings a bit. any help is very much appreciated.

JRd1st
12-03-2011, 01:21 AM
This isn't the appropriate thread for this topic.

AQUASTEVAE
12-03-2011, 03:10 AM
Drivers, Apps, and How-to's

JRd1st
12-03-2011, 03:32 AM
How-to's are guides or tutorials.,

Icemanforlife
12-03-2011, 04:12 AM
Anyone have a good guide on how to use throttlestop?

dstrakele
12-03-2011, 04:17 AM
Here you go: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/531329-throttlestop-guide.html

Icemanforlife
12-03-2011, 04:54 AM
Here you go: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/531329-throttlestop-guide.html

Thanks, What settings did you assign on your throttlestop?

dstrakele
12-03-2011, 05:05 AM
Sorry, I don't use ThrottleStop.

Icemanforlife
12-03-2011, 05:17 AM
Sorry, I don't use ThrottleStop.

Np. Do you mind why i ask why not? I thought it was supposed to be good for all of the 2nd gen i-7

dstrakele
12-03-2011, 05:34 AM
Not at all. I'm not using my laptop for games and am satisfied with current performance. If I do find I'm experiencing a throttling issue that affects the applications I run, I'll certainly give it a try.

Cat
12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
I find the temperature monitoring of throttlestop to be incredibly convenient.

Adam Csaszi
12-03-2011, 01:52 PM
I don't know if this is the right topic to post this to. I've just finished installing everything on my g74sx. It came with a 8.7 GB partition on the HDD that the manual said not to touch. I suppose it's for backup purposes, right? However, I'm planning to use a portable HDD for backup. Is it okay to get rid of the partition? Any help is much appreciated!
Adam

JRd1st
12-03-2011, 02:13 PM
I got rid of it. I recommend you do, too. :D

Cat
12-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Just 8.7? Mine was 25GB.

WhirledNews
12-03-2011, 09:26 PM
This thread gets better and better every day!

tirezege
12-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Hey,

Can you tell me what "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" is? What does it do? Under what conditions should I install it?

Thanks!

JRd1st
12-04-2011, 11:11 AM
Hey,

Can you tell me what "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" is? What does it do? Under what conditions should I install it?

Thanks!This might help. Googled it for ya http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/cs-020784.htmq

You might want to use it ifyou have HDD's in your system, you definitely wanna use it if you havr an SSD.

BrodyBoy
12-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Hey,

Can you tell me what "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" is? What does it do? Under what conditions should I install it?

Thanks!
IRST is Intel's RAID driver and manager. But even in non-RAID setups, like most notebook owners use, it has features that are supposed to enhance drive performance and power management (of the SATA storage devices). Whether these enhancements are apparent in everyday use is questionable, but I install it in all systems now.

JRd1st
12-04-2011, 12:22 PM
Its effect is most noticeable with an SSD, but to me that means it has an effect whether noticeable or not on SATA mechanical drives, too.

kb0sdq
12-04-2011, 11:47 PM
Just updated the vbios on my g73 installed the new ati 11.11b all is good,
Thanks folks

JRd1st
12-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Just updated the vbios on my g73 installed the new ati 11.11b all is good,
Thanks folks
That's awesome. Good luck! :D

Ervins
12-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Hello, can someone tell me where to get latest vBIOS for G73-JH? Thanks in advance.

JRd1st
12-05-2011, 12:42 PM
Somewhere in this post http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?1150-G73-74-53-Series-Driver-and-Application-Reference

Ervins
12-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Thanks, but is it ok to use vBIOS for HD5870M if I have just HD5800M?

JRd1st
12-05-2011, 12:58 PM
I don't know. I guess wait for someone who knows. Sorry.

Ervins
12-05-2011, 03:27 PM
alright

kb0sdq
12-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Hello Ervins,
I also have the g73jh and I have the ATI hd5870m graphics card. I did a search on hd5800m and could not find one, maybe it means 5800 series?
Anyhow check it in device manager and if you do have the ati card hd5870m then ok to update the vbios.( I am in no way responsible if you brick machine) Also there is a system bios update to 213 that is in that section. Just make sure you follow all the instructions. If you mess up you can brick your machine. Hope this has helped,
Doug

mylasthope
12-05-2011, 10:07 PM
No no no! You can't do that. Windows configures itself to the specific hardware in the specific machine you install it on....you can't just switch the drive to another computer...even one that's the same exact model. Most of the hardware in a computer has serial numbers or other unique identifiers, and these are recorded in the registry upon installation. If you try to boot a Windows installation on different hardware (especially a different CPU), it'll let a big fart, scream and holler, and then go into a petulant funk and refuse to cooperate. (Okay....it's not quite like that....but the point is that it won't work. ;))

Wow. Thank you! Glad I read this first. It looks like the firmware is already up to date on my new SSD (says 0009 on it and it appears that this is the latest according to Crucial forums). Now I just have to wait for my RMA-ed laptop to come back.

On a side note, is it a waste for me to use a 16gb usb 3.0 flash drive to install windows 7? Will I be able to place other files on the flash drive? Should I just put windows 7 on a 4.7gb DVD-R and perhaps the drivers on the flash drive?