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    G73/74/53 Series Driver and Application Reference

    [This thread is a work in progress]

    Installation Discs

    Asus Driver and Application Disc for G73JH MD5: 8C6C99D11B1CD3BDBDFFE9411A209D23
    Asus Driver and Application Disc for G73JW MD5: 055193A34E8F9D6A8541EF3342891C01
    Asus Driver and Application Disc for G73SW MD5: EC5579E8DFE28218F58D13AF6A331C9B
    Asus Driver and Application Disc for G53JW MD5: 62D3B69FB64F9E91F63E5D3E04C47322
    Asus Driver and Application Disc for G74SX MD5: BDFA22EC2E263F3DC9324277166573EA

    Windows 7 Universal Installation DVD - Download MD5: B0320171563A7782B5DA2CC250878095
    (use license number on laptop sticker to activate Home Premium)

    Utilities

    Driver Sweeper 3.2.0 (10/10/11)
    ATI Crap Cleaner
    Windows 7 SP1 for x64
    D3DOverrider from RivaTuner (for those who want Triple Buffering support w/o having to install all of RivaTuner
    GPU-Z Asus Edition 0.5.4 (06/29/11)
    CPU-Z Asus Edition 1.57.2
    ThrottleStop 3.00.1

    Packages

    G73 Series Keyboard / Trackpad Fix NEW!

    Seagate ST9500420AS 500GB HDD v5 Firmware NEW!
    Copy files to bootable Flash drive and run included .bat
    MD5 Checksum: 6D81752AD6284E80FAB2D0CC7090012B
    SHA-1 Checksum: AB7B90FA6F387AC8CA9F5295D61C3AE7015F0D86

    Seagate Momentus XT Firmware SD25 Windows Installer MD5: BACB6813036B3568D1B053F524AAC8BB

    Momentus XT SD26 Update pack for Bootable USB users MD5: 46314CA89F84B49E432FA524768662DA

    SD28 Firmware Updater for Windows

    C++ and Silverlight Redistributables (07/26/11)

    DirectX Updates

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028560 "An update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 which provides new functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975243 "The DirectX Diagnostics Tool incorrectly reports DirectX 11 devices as DirectX 10.1 devices on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2"

    Latest DirectX Redist Package (June 2010)

    BIOS

    Latest Official : 213 - mirror [JH]
    G73JhAS.213.zip
    MD5 Checksum: 0EA6AB2FA570F45767776D46E9FA4FB6
    SHA-1 Checksum: C11AB28D52B601D557320CFB90211F079379C384

    203 [G73JW]
    205 [G73JW]

    211 for G53JW

    G74SX BIOS 202 mirror
    MD5: 1D7A47510E1ABA9A0BC3A94BBCAE1A63

    G74SX BIOS 203
    MD5: FE8C7BD4C9D0F3690EAEEB3B1C5A209D

    To flash: Easiest method is to place ROM file on a formatted USB flashdrive (FAT/FAT32) and use EZ-Flash BIOS utility, accessed by hitting F2 during laptop POST / Startup

    Betas:

    v93 VBIOS for HD5870M [JH] to fix GSOD issue need bootable usb flashdrive see instructions in sticky of this forum

    Modded v93 vBIOS with lower timings for battery life (updated)
    MD5 Checksum: 49e9cafccd83f36a71641c8194b68c07

    Core Drivers:
    Intel Chipset INF for Series 5 v9.2.0.1025 (this version was compiled as a self-installer that does a full install. Just use default settings and let her run.)
    Intel RST SATA Drivers 10.6.0.1002 WHQL (06/30/11)
    Intel RST SATA 10.1.0.1008 ----- Intel RAID and AHCI with GUI 10.0.0.1046
    Added older SATA driver packs to give options for possible stability issues and/or wake on sleep/hibernate

    Intel Management Engine Components (I prefer to use the Microsoft Drivers, since I do not use this for anything)
    Intel TurboBoost Technology Monitor (2.0) & Driver : Use the version on the Driver Disc through the Asus Installer Application. Only known way of installing the driver portion. Web download versions reports error on installation.

    Video System:

    [JH] AMD Catalyst WHQL : 11.09 (08/17/11)
    AMD Media Codec Mobility 11.09 Win 7
    AMD Hydravision Mobility 11.09 Win 7

    Beta : Updated beta: 11.10 Preview 3 (10/24/11)

    See AMD’s site for complete add-on list for Catalyst Mobility.

    [JW/SW/SX] Nvidia Notebook Drivers 285.62 WHQL (10/24/11)

    Modded INF version for those who need it: Verde 285.62 WHQL ModINF when available (10/24/11)

    [JW/SW/SX] Modified 285.38 Beta Updated INF Driver Pack (for those who cannot use the Verde notebook pack from NVIDIA)

    [JH/JW] Color Profile for Hannstar 1080p Panel

    Audio System:

    Realtek Audio driver v2.63 (07/20/11)
    Realtek HDMI Driver v2.61 (06/03/11)


    [JH] Creative Audigy HD MB package 1.0 (easiest to install if you use version on Driver CD)
    [JH] Creative Audigy HD MB Windows 7 Compatibility Update (install this after main suite is already installed) On Win 7 x64 system, run included FixAMD64.exe in /Driver directory after update is installed.
    [JW] Creative THX 1.00 package (as above + THX and EAX 5.0 support) License imbedded for JW hardware.
    [SW] Creative THX MUI 1.02 Package

    Alternatives:
    [JH] Creative X-Fi MB 1.1 package (30-day trial) Updated for Win 7, and supports Crystalizer and updated Alchemy. Requires licensing of $19.95 to continue to use.
    [JH] Creative X-Fi MB 1.2 package (05/07/11)

    Workaround for broken headphone detector
    Last edited by Chastity@ASUS; 01-07-2012 at 03:38 AM.

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