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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array dstrakele's Avatar
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    Here's a good guide for all your future BIOS flashing needs:
    G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

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    ROG Enthusiast Array ricksaint's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    Here's a good guide for all your future BIOS flashing needs:
    When using this guide, make sure you follow these instructions:
    Caution! Users of newer ASUS laptops (N71JQ, for instance) report that, at least when using the EasyFlash method, placing the BIOS file on an NTFS harddrive partition and then updating from there results in a failed flash and a "bricked" computer. So, please DO NOT place the BIOS file on a harddrive partition when using EasyFlash, but use a USB key instead, and for safety make sure it is formatted using FAT32 and not NTFS.
    Asus G74SX-DH73-3D, Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM, Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-bit - 14gb of RAM,
    Clean install on 128gb Crucial M4 SSD + 750gb WD 7200 rpm HDD for storage,
    Blu-ray™ ROM/DVD±RW combo drive, 3 GB (dedicated) NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 560M graphics, driver v. 285.62, 3D Capable.
    BIOS ver 203

  3. #13
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array
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    I think it's almost criminal that Asus doesn't specify that ONE single method, and make those instructions very clear.

    WinFlash is B.S. and their techs know it. But I guess marketing wins out, and they insist on that extra bullet point in the "features" list.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Lorca's Avatar
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    Oct 2011

    I guess my logic was correct after I read the link posted above:

    When should you update the BIOS?

    "The BIOS should be updated only if the update is needed. For every BIOS update that you are considering, you should first check the list of changes and bugfixes on If some of those changes solve issues that you have been having (e.g., you've been having problems with loud fans, and the new BIOS corrects the temperature thresholds where the fans kick in), then you should update. If none of the changes are relevant (e.g., microcode for a new CPU has been added to the BIOS, but you're using the older CPU), then you should not update. So, the rule of thumb is: don't fix what ain't broken."

  5. #15
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array
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    Nov 2011

    if it ain't broken, it doesn't need fixing!
    i updated sentellic drivers and atk and i lost the Fn F9 touchpad enable/disable cycle.. it is always on. i rolled back both drivers/softwares. it works! i just wanted to update and had no need of that!

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