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CladMaster
06-11-2017, 11:34 AM
New BIOS for all the G752 laptops listed below.

Select the one that is for your laptop from the list below.

BIOS 303
Support XG Station 2

This new BIOS can be found on the support / drivers section for your laptop under 'Others' in the OS drop down section. You will see a new download area for the XG Station 2 with a new BIOS for your laptop.
I have included the links here for direct download for each model.

G752VL
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G752VL/G752VLAS_XG_303.zip?_ga=2.197052396.1140846584.149 7178265-1970578423.1497178265

G752VY
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G752VY/G752VYAS_XG_303.zip?_ga=2.195872492.1140846584.149 7178265-1970578423.1497178265

G752VT
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G752VT/G752VTAS_XG_303.zip?_ga=2.200280046.1140846584.149 7178265-1970578423.1497178265

How to flash the BIOS

1/ Use WinZip or 7-Zip to unpack the file

2/ Copy the unpacked file to a USB flash drive (not inside a folder)

3/ Reboot the laptop and press F2 repeatedly until you get to the BIOS and select the Easy BIOS Flash utility
If you end up at Windows Login, repeat step 3, you need to be fast when pressing F2 before the ROG logo comes up.

4/ In the left window there will be a list for drives -- ie F01, F02 F03 or FS0, FS1, FS2 etc.
Select each one until you see the firmware file in the window on the right that you copied to the flash drive.

5/ Once found, select it and press enter and answer yes to flash the new firmware (should take around 30 - 40 seconds).

6/ Go back into BIOS and press F9 to load Defaults and save and exit.

After that, enter bios again to make any changes that you need in the BIOS for your BOOT device (RAID 0 etc).

Thunderbolt Firmware plus new drivers / software, follow the links below.

Thunderbolt 3 Firmware update for G752 VL / VY / VT -- Visit the link below for details on how to update / flash the new Firmware.
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?93231-Asus-ROG-G752VY-Thunderbolt-3-firmware-upgrade-(2017-5-12)!

Thunderbolt Driver -- Version 16.3.61.275
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?94002-NEW-Intel-Thunderbolt-Software-Driver-Version-16-3-61-275-WHQL

UPDATE 1
06-11-2017

I don't know if the BIOS is a cumulative BIOS update, there are no notes (ASUS does not post notes on updates / fixes for some strange reason). I would suggest that you update to the latest BIOS in the BIOS section for your laptop before flashing the BIOS listed above.

UPDATE 2
08-21-2017

New BIOS released for
G752VS: BIOS 310 Intel® Core™ i7 6820HK Processor, Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ Processor
G752VM: BIOS 306 Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ Processor
G752VS: BIOS 302 G752VS (7th Gen Intel Core)
G752VSK: BIOS 302 G752VS OC Edition (7th Gen Intel Core)

Visit the support section for your laptop to download the new BIOS, follow the steps above to help find and flash the new BIOS.

UPDATE 3
06-26-2017

If you need to downgrade your BIOS, download the last BIOS before BIOS 30x (ie G752VL 219 BIOS)
Make sure that you have downloaded the correct BIOS for your G752 model before flashing the BIOS

Follow the steps below to flash the older BIOS.

Download Winflash for VL / VT / VY models from the link below
Version 3.1.0
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/...669.1498478639

G752 VS / VSK / VSK OC
Download the latest WinFlash for your model from the support section for your laptop.

Uninstall Winflash from the laptop.
Unzip the new Winflash from the link above and install it. (VS models, same applies, install the new version)
Unzip the older BIOS file and place it in the ROOT of C: or on a USB flash drive
Unzip the 302 BIOS (VS models) 303 BIOS (VL / VT / VY models) file and place it in the ROOT of C: or on a USB flash drive (This is so you can re-flash it if needed using the steps above 1 - 6)
Make sure that you have downloaded the correct BIOS for your G752 model before flashing the BIOS

Make sure the power lead is connected to the laptop.

Reboot laptop and log back in.

Right click on Start icon and select Command Prompt (Admin) to run it, answer yes to continue.

Type the following and press enter

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\WinFlash

Type the following and press enter

dir

Look for Winflash.exe

Type the following and press enter

winflash /nodate

Select the option that allows you to select the BIOS from the laptop and not the Web / Internet

Select the old BIOS that should be in the root of C: drive or on the USB flash drive.
Make sure that you have downloaded the correct BIOS for your G752 model before flashing the BIOS

Proceed with the flash, do not touch / turn off laptop while it is flashing the BIOS. Laptop will reboot after the flash has completed.

Go back into BIOS and press F9 to load Defaults and save and exit.

After that, enter bios again to make any changes that you need in the BIOS for your BOOT device (RAID 0 etc).


UPDATE 4
07-01-2017

Added link above in main post for details on how to flash the new Thunderbolt 3 Firmware for the G752 VL / VY / VT models.
Added link above for new Thunderbolt Drivers

ekkachit
06-11-2017, 02:28 PM
Great!! I will try it tomorrow for VT

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davemon50
06-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Nice little tutorial. I own both the VT and the VY, but they are both running nicely. Since I live by one of life's tenets - "If it aint broke don't fix it" - can you say whether there are any marked improvements that are actually worth running the risk over (for either of these laptops)?

EttoreA
06-11-2017, 03:35 PM
I still run the BIOS 208 on my G752VY.
Does anyone can tell if I need to update to BIOS 213 before to BIOS 303 or is the latest a cumulative BIOS update ?

BoutTime
06-11-2017, 06:59 PM
Why put the BIOS there? Why not under Windows 10 and why not under BIOS? Very strange. It's almost like they only want people to find it who are actually looking hard for it.

CladMaster
06-11-2017, 07:15 PM
First post above updated

EttoreA
06-11-2017, 09:10 PM
Humm, I think I'll follow Davemon50's golden rule: if it aint broke dont fix it. Any ASUS's guy who sheds some light on ?
Thanks for the really good tutorial anyway.

CladMaster
06-13-2017, 10:04 PM
So, now that ASUS has released two new updates (new Thunderbolt 3 firmware and new BIOS) for these older flagships with GTX 9xx series GPU's, does that mean that ASUS will be releasing the XG Station 2 to the USA market soon ?

Can someone @ASUS please respond to this post with some news for us ?

Faberge
06-14-2017, 04:03 AM
I believe they had to make some serious changes to BIOS, to go for 303 ver. right after 213 one. Going to install that today, very curious about it.

Such a shame they do not comment on all the changes, still better than nothing. Thanks for the info!

DVSSi
06-15-2017, 03:47 AM
Flashed BIOS to 303 ver. After many hours of listening to music and watching movies I can say with certainty that this update has resolved my issue with the excessive heat coming from the audio port side of my G752VY. There is little to no heat emanating from there now consistently. Just thought I'd let the forum know. Hopefully this helps.

Bahz
06-15-2017, 08:52 AM
Flashed BIOS to 303 ver. After many hours of listening to music and watching movies I can say with certainty that this update has resolved my issue with the excessive heat coming from the audio port side of my G752VY. There is little to no heat emanating from there now consistently. Just thought I'd let the forum know. Hopefully this helps.

Great to hear, thanks for sharing this with everyone.

EttoreA
06-15-2017, 09:58 AM
Bahz,
could you please tell if I can flash directly to 303 ver. from 208 ?

CladMaster
06-15-2017, 11:52 AM
could you please tell if I can flash directly to 303 ver. from 208 ?

It would be best to flash the latest BIOS before hand that's in the BIOS section for your laptop, then flash 303 from the XG Station 2 section under 'Others' for the OS selection, this way you cover all bets.

CladMaster
06-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Flashed BIOS to 303 ver. After many hours of listening to music and watching movies I can say with certainty that this update has resolved my issue with the excessive heat coming from the audio port side of my G752VY. There is little to no heat emanating from there now consistently. Just thought I'd let the forum know. Hopefully this helps.

This is good to hear.

I've also noticed that my Thunderbolt external hard drive (Lacie) is not being lost / disconnected with BIOS 303.

I have also noticed that the audio from the built in speakers seems to be more punchy / louder.

JustinThyme
06-15-2017, 03:41 PM
Bahz,
could you please tell if I can flash directly to 303 ver. from 208 ?

All BIOS rom files are 100% and not updating what is there, EPROMs dont work that way. When flashing the bios the old bios is first deleted and all registers set to zeros before the new file is written. No need to perform more than one update unless you just want to see what the difference is if any.

Asd with any bios flash, especially in a laptop, there are risks. Never interupt the flash. On desktop motherboards they have the flash back feature. For a laptop you have to tear it down and use a clip to fix a botched flash.

Bottom line is if you have any doubts and are not having issues or going to run hardware that is addressed with a new BIOS then......If it aint broke....

EttoreA
06-15-2017, 07:51 PM
All BIOS rom files are 100% and not updating what is there, EPROMs dont work that way. When flashing the bios the old bios is first deleted and all registers set to zeros before the new file is written. No need to perform more than one update unless you just want to see what the difference is if any.

Asd with any bios flash, especially in a laptop, there are risks. Never interupt the flash. On desktop motherboards they have the flash back feature. For a laptop you have to tear it down and use a clip to fix a botched flash.

I agree with you 100% Justin.
Mine was a deliberately insolent question for the same reason 'BoutTime' has already questioned: why on the earth a new BIOS update has been placed in that section ? It looks like ASUS makes its best to complicate simple things sometime.




......If it aint broke....
Yeah :)

Thanks.

Faberge
06-16-2017, 11:08 AM
Flashed BIOS to 303 ver. After many hours of listening to music and watching movies I can say with certainty that this update has resolved my issue with the excessive heat coming from the audio port side of my G752VY. There is little to no heat emanating from there now consistently. Just thought I'd let the forum know. Hopefully this helps.

Great news to hear! I will remember to check this place from time to time in future days, as I believe I had this problem also. Just updated to 303 ver. and actually I think they have changed the boot up logo. At least it looks like so to me. If someone consider updating the BIOS, please take attention to this fact, as I am not 100 % confident but very curious to know for certain.

JustinThyme
06-16-2017, 01:56 PM
Great news to hear! I will remember to check this place from time to time in future days, as I believe I had this problem also. Just updated to 303 ver. and actually I think they have changed the boot up logo. At least it looks like so to me. If someone consider updating the BIOS, please take attention to this fact, as I am not 100 % confident but very curious to know for certain.

Im not having any issues so Im not going to update at this time. IF they ever release the XG2 in the US market that was promised more than 2 years ago I may consider it. At the rate this is going the XG2 will be obsolete before it hits the market. A friend with the same G752VY bought a Razor Core LAST YEAR that works just fine with 1080.

karl6774
06-16-2017, 06:35 PM
Apologize for a question
But this bios 303 is official? Because on the asus site there is nothing about it, but first there are 2 bios now only one of the 213 I speak of the g752vy rogue
regards

Faberge
06-16-2017, 06:37 PM
Yeah, like it is on their website, just under Other section as mentioned.

karl6774
06-16-2017, 07:03 PM
Yeah, like it is on their website, just under Other section as mentioned.

ahhh sorry its ok

I updated to 303 and the bugs that made a strange sound seem to have disappeared

Gustave
06-20-2017, 09:05 PM
Today I received my, in December ordered, OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. I wanted this dock for the firewire port, to digitize old Hi8 and Digital8 tapes with my Sony DCR-TRV820E.
I had already upgraded the TB3 firmware (found at the XG2 tab) and now I upgraded to BIOS 303. The dock works as expected. The G752VY runs without problems, so far.

CladMaster
06-21-2017, 10:00 AM
First post updated with new info.

Faberge
06-21-2017, 07:05 PM
After some time with new BIOS I think I can confirm that this version solved some major issues (at least for my G752VY)

1) Strange sound from speakers on occasions
2) Random top panel overheat near the TB3 port and audio jack
3) Cold boot is clearly faster than before

Pretty happy with the update, definitely worth doing.

karl6774
06-22-2017, 06:04 AM
After some time with new BIOS I think I can confirm that this version solved some major issues (at least for my G752VY)

1) Strange sound from speakers on occasions
2) Random top panel overheat near the TB3 port and audio jack
3) Cold boot is clearly faster than before

Pretty happy with the update, definitely worth doing.

I confirm the 1 and 3 i voice 2 had no problem

CladMaster
06-26-2017, 02:19 PM
First post updated with new info.

Julskey
07-01-2017, 04:15 AM
Bios 303 for g752vt improved my boot time by 3 secs, but had high system usage on cpu core0 and subsequently higher cpu temp and noisy cpu fan even on idle. Installing TB3 firmware update, resolved the cpu and temp issue. Me happy.*

Bahz
07-03-2017, 04:28 AM
Hi Clad,

I really appreciate you taking the time to update users on the information you know on your side. The XG2 is still a new product line for us so support resources are limited at this moment in time. BIOS for notebook based on what I've seen so far tend to frequently be pulled or delayed due to a lot of additional issues. I will contact our notebook team to get some updates on the status of the missing BIOS versions for the mentioned models. Thanks.

Bahz
07-03-2017, 04:31 AM
So, now that ASUS has released two new updates (new Thunderbolt 3 firmware and new BIOS) for these older flagships with GTX 9xx series GPU's, does that mean that ASUS will be releasing the XG Station 2 to the USA market soon ?

Can someone @ASUS please respond to this post with some news for us ?

Unfortunately we can't share this information but I already contacted our VGA team regarding this. They're still discussing internally on the launch date for US, I have contacted them a few weeks ago regarding this and our VGA team is already discussing with local sales team.

Clintlgm
07-03-2017, 01:50 PM
I got it from the windows 10 64 bit from Asus Support Downloads (https://www.asus.com/support) site standard location.

Jimbet45
07-05-2017, 02:16 AM
I've bought Asus ROG G752VY . It has 128Gb NVMe SSD M.2 and it has windows 10 home 64 bit in it . Then I don't feel comfortable with Win10 home , i WANT TO upgrade to Win10 enterprise . When i want to upgrade , my SSD was showing up in windows install but i cant install in it because it was GPT . So i clean the M.2 and change to MBR using CMD . After that it not showing up anymore in Windows install . Even in bios not detect my SSD ! Before that it written in bios as windows boot manager . But then no more . I updated bios to newer version 303 also nothing can do . Change Sata configuration from RAID to AHCI and vice versa also cannot . Then i installed windows in my HDD , it can . And then checked in DSKMGMT , my SSD was showing up as unallocated space . So i create new simple volume and mark as active . I enter bios to install win10 from usb , and it showing up in Windows install . Ive installed as usual then when i want to boot from SSD , it crash . Help me guys . Im fed up already , ive spent about 12 hours searching the solution .

Clintlgm
07-05-2017, 04:33 AM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)

Jimbet45
07-05-2017, 06:41 AM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)

thanks for reply ,
but that's not help when i wanna select my partition to install windows it said my drive is in GPT ( i convert GPT by following the steps given ) . I can continue install but failed .

CladMaster
07-09-2017, 11:35 PM
First post updated.

GunsAndRozer
07-09-2017, 11:39 PM
Where is the BIOS for Asus GL502VMK , grrrrr

CladMaster
07-10-2017, 12:00 AM
Where is the BIOS for Asus GL502VMK , grrrrr

I take it that your laptop is the ROG GL502VM (7th Gen Intel Core) ?

If so, the new BIOS is 300 released on the 2017/02/09 in the support section for that model.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/GL502VMK/GL502VMK-AS300.zip?_ga=2.46201634.441833815.1499641752-1053744242.1499641752

jcavm
08-01-2017, 09:35 PM
Today the BIOS 310 update has been released for the g752vs model

https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ROG-G752VS/HelpDesk_Download/

CladMaster
08-21-2017, 09:28 AM
First post updated.

Thunderbolt Firmware info.
If your having problems flashing the latest Thunderbolt firmware for VL / VT / VY models, please visit the link below for more info and read post 4.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?93231-Asus-ROG-G752VY-Thunderbolt-3-firmware-upgrade-(2017-5-12)!