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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)


    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


    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 "An update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 which provides new functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform" "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)


    Latest Official : 213 - mirror [JH]
    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


    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 WHQL (06/30/11)
    Intel RST SATA ----- Intel RAID and AHCI with GUI
    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

    [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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