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JMourao
01-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Dear friends,

After like one year with a ROG G750JX, and thinking about many stuff, i think that for the price the pc is awesome, but that it could have been a more refined in quality control, enginnering and post service(specially drivers).

I had some problems about some drivers in the past and manually i would search for them(time consumming ) i was trying to find some solution for wi-fi card with asus broadcon wifi drivers would give lag spikes on Online games - league of legends in my case

after discovering that you would need to desinstall the drivers and use the generic drivers, i found an app that untill now helped me solve my problems and never had a major issue after this

Driver booter from IO(i will not post the link cause i am not sure if it is allowed)

This app might help some problems that many of you guys have related to drivers, try it and i would like some feedback :D

Thanks and hope you enjoy

hmscott
01-13-2015, 08:21 PM
Dear friends,

After like one year with a ROG G750JX, and thinking about many stuff, i think that for the price the pc is awesome, but that it could have been a more refined in quality control, engineering and post service(specially drivers).

I had some problems about some drivers in the past and manually i would search for them(time consuming ) i was trying to find some solution for wi-fi card with asus broadcom wifi drivers would give lag spikes on Online games - league of legends in my case

...

JMourao, there is no need to use a 3rd party program, as Asus has all of the drivers on their site, but you need to know where to look for them. See list below.

If you don't do the updates manually, and a program does them all automatically, do you know which update fixed your problem? If not, then all you can offer is to tell someone to update everything, and not which specific update fixed the problem.

If you were on Wifi it was likely the Wifi driver. It isn't tough to tell which is the right driver. You look in the Programs and Features for the driver name and the version number - with those 2 pieces of info you can find the right driver packages, and find a newer version to install.

It's really better to do driver updates 1 at a time, and live under each one to make sure it doesn't cause side-effects/problems that are new. If you do them all at once, you don't know which driver is causing a problem, or provided a fix.

Asus continues to post new drivers to new versions of our ROG laptops, and also to central locations for drivers of a type, but stops updating older model support areas - except for BIOS updates.


Here is the list of places I look for updates for my G750JH; the best way to get a stable fully functioning G750/G751 is to update all the drivers / apps to the latest Windows 8.1 release.

The G750JW/JX/JH/JM/JS/JZ download areas haven't had new updates for a while, BIOS updates still happen in your model's support area, so check there from time to time.

The G750/G751/551/500/etc share the same basic hardware components; check support download areas for new hardware for newer drivers.

Asus maintains central support areas for hardware component features common to all products, those areas usually have the latest drivers after new hardware releases, sometimes there is a lag before the newer drivers show up there, so still to new product releases support downloads for the latest drivers.

Asus G751 Support / Download areas - Asus hasn't updated all the versions of these support areas, this link discusses the 3 locations were started independantly and not sync'd/updated through to the latest driver releases - check them all to be sure.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?55572-Asus-G751-Support-Download-areas&p=461698&viewfull=1#post461698

This G751JM/JT/JY/JL download area has the latest drivers of all the G750/G751 support download areas:

G751 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has all 4 G751 models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g751

G750 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has the G750JY/JZ/JS/JM/JH models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g750

G750JX - new support location, updates?
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JX/

G750JW - new support location, updates?
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JW/

Here are the latest Asus posted VGA drivers currently 347.25 ; it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - 347.88

Asus doesn't modify the drivers, they release the identical driver packages as Nvidia releases.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111

Notebook Audio drivers - Realtek 7443 - current confirmed to work on G751/G750, some G750 users say 7335 works best for them, if you find a newer release version that works, please let us all know which version and G750/G751 model it works on.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Audio&os=30

Notebook Card Reader (realtek) G750 / G751(?)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Card+reader&os=30

Notebook Bluetooth drivers
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&p=3&ft=27&os=30

Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=WLAN&os=3

Notebook LAN drivers
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=LAN&os=&hashedid=n%2fa

KBFilter driver
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=KBFilter&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1 download
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=Backtracker&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Backtracker FAQ
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/

Asus SmartGesture
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+Smart+Gesture&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Touchpad
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Touchpad&os=30

Asus ATK Package
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ATK%20Package&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.7.9.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH and G751JT/JY
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=9&m=ASUS%20GPU%20Tweak%20for%20Graphics%20cards&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ and other new ROG laptops with Optimus
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&hashedid=n%2fa

Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 347.88
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111

Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest chipset INF - currently 10.0.26
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility-

For the G750JH/JZ RAID and G751JY PCIE SSD, or if you have implemented RAID, the latest SetupRST.exe is currently 13.6.0.1002
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel+RS T%29+RAID+Driver

If you are running games from the HDD, then also try quiethdd - it stops pauses/freezes due to APM.

https://sites.google.com/site/quiethdd/

Put these config lines in the quiethdd.ini file, make sure APM/AAM is set to 255/255 in settings, and select "disable APM" in the systray app - you need to start quiethdd each boot.

FirstRun = 0
AC_APM_Value = 255
DC_APM_Value = 255
AC_AAM_Value = 254
DC_AAM_Value = 254
AAMEnabled = 1
APMEnabled = 1

It will also stop the clicking from the head parking noise.

Jaitsu
01-14-2015, 11:23 AM
Also worth mentioning: At least in my G750JM, I've noticed that with Bluetooth enabled, the wireless can be unreliable, since they run on the same chip and can interfere with each other, since the Bluetooth frequency is almost the same as Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz). You can get around this problem either by switching off Bluetooth, or by using a Wireless-N or Wireless-AC 5 GHz network instead of a 2.4 GHz network. Figured that out when I noticed my net kept cutting out when I tried to connect a Wiimote to my laptop over bluetooth. Kudos for the driver links, hmscott.

Raffai
01-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Thank you very much! :)
I had also looked for a solution also with G750JM (Broadcom AC). I had already problems with it, but the chip was exchanged and so was it better. I could use wlan at home on G-network, but on this I am in a hotel and here is 300Mbps N-network with 2 Channels. Talking on Skype was a nightmare, throughput falled back to 0 in every 3-5min, packet loss was 5%...
Disabling BT helped, I haven't thought, this could be a reason... So thanks again :)

Protervis
02-17-2015, 12:52 AM
JMourao, there is no need to use a 3rd party program, as Asus has all of the drivers on their site, but you need to know where to look for them. See list below.

If you don't do the updates manually, and a program does them all automatically, do you know which update fixed your problem? If not, then all you can offer is to tell someone to update everything, and not which specific update fixed the problem.

If you were on Wifi it was likely the Wifi driver. It isn't tough to tell which is the right driver. You look in the Programs and Features for the driver name and the version number - with those 2 pieces of info you can find the right driver packages, and find a newer version to install.

It's really better to do driver updates 1 at a time, and live under each one to make sure it doesn't cause side-effects/problems that are new. If you do them all at once, you don't know which driver is causing a problem, or provided a fix.

Asus continues to post new drivers to new versions of our ROG laptops, and also to central locations for drivers of a type, but stops updating older model support areas - except for BIOS updates.


Here is the list of places I look for updates for my G750JH; the best way to get a stable fully functioning G750/G751 is to update the drivers to the latest Windows 8.1 drivers.

G750/G751 support areas - The G751JM/JT/JY download area has the latest of the G750/G751 areas, with G750JM/JS/JZ/JY next, and the G750JW/JX/JH are out of date:

G751 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has all 3 G751 models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g751

G750 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has the G750JY/JZ/JS/JM/JH models
http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g750

G750JX
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JX/

G750JW
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JW/

Notebook Audio - for G750 => Realtek driver package Version V6.0.1.7335
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Audio&os=30

Notebook Bluetooth drivers
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&p=3&ft=27&os=30

Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=WLAN&os=3

Notebook LAN drivers
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=LAN&os=&hashedid=n%2fa

KBFilter driver
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=KBFilter&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=Backtracker&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus SmartGesture
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+Smart+Gesture&hashedid=n%2fa

Asus Touchpad
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Touchpad&os=30

Asus ATK Package
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ATK%20Package&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.7.1.8 for the G750JW/JX/JH and G751JT/JY
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=9&m=ASUS%20GPU%20Tweak%20for%20Graphics%20cards&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ and other new ROG laptops with Optimus
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&hashedid=n%2fa

Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 344.11, except for the JM owners you probably

want to keep using 332.60 to avoid random crashes - as reported by a lot of people.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111

Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest - currently 10.0.13
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=42&ProductID=816&ProdId=816

For the G750JH/JZ, or if you have implemented RAID, the latest SetupRST.exe is currently 13.2.4.1000
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel+RS T%29+RAID+Driver

Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.6.4.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=9&m=ASUS%20GPU%20Tweak%20for%20Graphics%20cards&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&hashedid=n%2fa

If you are running games from the HDD, then also try quiethdd - it stops pauses/freezes due to APM.

https://sites.google.com/site/quiethdd/

Put these config lines in the quiethdd.ini file, make sure APM/AAM is set to 255/255 in settings, and select "disable APM" in the systray app - you need to start quiethdd each boot.

FirstRun = 0
AC_APM_Value = 255
DC_APM_Value = 255
AC_AAM_Value = 254
DC_AAM_Value = 254
AAMEnabled = 1
APMEnabled = 1

It will also stop the clicking from the head parking noise.
Apologies for bringing up this thread but i was wondering how i do the update of the driver as i think this might be the issue in my case of small lags/spikes. I got the G750JS and under my network adapters i see 4 different ( 2 bluetooth, 1 qualcom atheros and the broadcom 802.11). Any step to step manual would help as i already failed to do it once ;/. Thanks

Protervis
02-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Any ideas how to do the uninstall or update those god damn wlan drivers?