View Full Version : Asus G73jh - Do I NEED to update my bios before I update my Vbios?

11-10-2011, 09:19 AM
Hey guys, Iv updated my ATI drivers to catalyst 11.9 and Iv come across the GSOD, also at times my game will freeze and the sound will loop/I have to reboot. (Im assuming its an audio driver issue) Either way, back to the point. I read that updating the Vbios will fix this issue, however people are also saying to update to bios 213, do I have do that as well or can I just update Vbios?

I really don't want to brick my laptop as its my desktop replacement/I need it for school, and if I brick it Im royally ****ed.

Atm my bios is according to catalyst.

11-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Just do the flashes the correct way. A short procedure for the notebook BIOSflash is at the end of my New Drivers sticky.

As far as the vbios goes, I have no idea, so look for goon instructions.

Good luck!

11-10-2011, 11:15 PM
No - it is not necessary to flash your BIOS prior to flashing your Vbios. In fact, unless the BIOS flash resolves an issue you are currently experiencing, I recommend against it. Read http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?519-G73Jh-GSOD-Vbios-Update for more info on the Vbios flash procedure.

Here is another Vbios post you should read: http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5734-Upgrading-Vbios-for-Asus-g73jh-(Mobility-radeon-HD-5870)&p=41900#post41900

Should you decide a BIOS flash is needed, see http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/174395-bios-update-guide-asus-notebooks.html

11-10-2011, 11:28 PM
As far as the vbios goes, I have no idea, so look for goon instructions.

Good luck!

And JR is known as one of those goons that gives goon instructions! ;>{)>