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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
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    USB 3.0 (Fresco)


    [JW/SW] Fresco 3.5.4.0 from Asus (10/27/11)

    Keyboard (These are good for all models)

    Keyboard Filter 1.003 (Use of Microsoft HID driver is acceptable)
    ATK Package 1.0.0008 (Enables custom keys) This plus Power4Gear Hybrid enables Twin Turbo Button with animation.

    ATK Package 1.0.0009
    ATK Package 1.0.00010 (07/22/11)
    ATK Package 1.0.0.00014 (10/25/11)

    FIX: Loss of Keyboard Lights After Flashing BIOS

    USB (All)


    MS Hotfix KB2529073 Post SP1 - fixes USB updates of drivers for more info : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2529073

    Touchpad

    Synaptic 15.2.16.1 driver package

    Synaptics 15.3.17.0 driver package (10/12/11)

    Synaptics 15.3.13 pack (My current recommended) (10/25/11)

    Synaptics Driver Fix for missing "Disable pointing device when mouse attached" Option

    SX: Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.3.5
    Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.7.7 (10/22/11)

    LAN

    Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet v1.0.0.29
    Atheros AR813X/AR815X Series PCI-E Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) v1.0.0.36 WHQL 10/22/2010

    WiFi

    Atheros WiFi 9.2.1.432 (10/12/11)

    Intel 6200/6300 Wireless N x64 - Drivers Only - Drivers + Utilities (popular upgrade card)


    Bluetooth

    [JH] Bluetooth drivers for BT-270
    Bluetooth 6.3.0.55

    Memory Card Reader

    Alcor AU6433 Multi-Card Reader V1.7.17.25416 [JH]
    Realtek Multi-Card Reader [JW]

    Webcam

    Chicony Camera v061.005.200.310

    Azureware 5.8.54000.206

    ASUS Applications

    Power4Gear Hybrid v1.1.43 Has Super Hybrid Engine, SW Only
    Power4Gear Hybrid v1.1.37 For JH/JW series
    WinFlash BIOS Flashing Utility v2.31.1
    ExpressGate v2.1.81.393 * mirror
    LiveUpdate v2.5.9 same as per Driver CD
    PowerDVD 9 OEM 7.02.815 9.030.0950
    LifeFrame 3 v3.0.21
    Virtual Camera v1.0.20
    FancyStart v1.0.8
    AI Recovery v1.0.15 < 10/5/11 New Version, works!
    SmartLogon v1.0.0009
    Splendid v1.02.0031
    Control Deck v1.0.9
    FastBoot v1.0.7
    NBProbe v3.0.0041 * Consider using HWINFO32 instead
    Net4Switch v1.0.0020
    Wireless Control 3 v3.0.19
    Asus PowerDVD OEM
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    Chastity, Realtek has updated to 2.56 for the audio, hdmi is still at 2.55 though.

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    Chas -- regarding the Windows 7 rar linked at the beginning of this thread:

    If reconstructed, is this a Windows 7 ISO to make up for the windows CD that was not included with the system?

    Also; you said use the CD key on the bottom of the laptop. I ran a quick look with Magic Jellybean Finder -- and got a different Registration Key. I wanted to know if that if that is to be expected.

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    Yes, it's a Win7 ISO that can be used for a fresh install and system repairs.

    If the key on the laptop doesn't match what is installed, well, shame on the refurber.
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    hello chastity

    do you think you can find the driver for BestBuy version of webcam?
    I can't find one... please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnfromtaiwan View Post
    hello chastity

    do you think you can find the driver for BestBuy version of webcam?
    I can't find one... please help
    Copied from my reply to you on NotebookReview.com...


    I'm not Chastity, but which webcam is installed?

    Go to device manager, double click the camera device to see its properties, go to the "Details" tab, and use the "Property" combobox to choose the "Device instance path" item. What is the text in the "Value" box?

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    I believe the BB model has the Chicony 1.3M model.

    Let me know if this works, I'll add it to my driver page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chastity View Post
    Yes, it's a Win7 ISO that can be used for a fresh install and system repairs.

    If the key on the laptop doesn't match what is installed, well, shame on the refurber.
    The key on the bottom of the laptop isn't always the key that Windows is actually installed with. In OEM machines usually they keys on the computer will be generic OEM keys that depend on the SLIC on the motherboard being ASUS OEM. The sticker on the bottom of any OEM computer is usually gibberish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chastity View Post
    I believe the BB model has the Chicony 1.3M model.

    Let me know if this works, I'll add it to my driver page.
    Links to mirrors of both drivers as well as the corresponding hardware IDs here if it helps.

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