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    Anyone tried v14.12 for AMD Radeon 5870 on G73JH

    Hey There - I hear a lot of stuff from 2010 about the G73JH - but my 6gb / i7 still manages to be a comparable machine to run stuff on. Its about 8 months since i used it - but i got it going just fine - except for i updated the video drivers and wham - gsod issues (I never had them before).

    I see a lot about the vBios and so forth upgrading. I pulled out my old G73JH and tried to get it going with WOW again - wow complains about a video driver update, which is fine, but when I update the AMD Radeon 5870 drivers to the latest - i get all sorts of fun stuff (BSD on install, fixed with bios 213 upgrade), and GSOD about 5 mins into gaming. (It all starts ok). I have also had the driver crash a few times with just regular use. (browsing etc).
    I thought it was heat - but Asus GPU Tweak, HW Info and a few others all hang when trying to run.

    So my question is -
    a) what is the latest driver anyone has running for the Radeon 5870 on G73JH -
    b) what is the right vBios version (I see lots of upgrading notes but no explicit version - and links to rar files are suspecct)
    c) anything else to upgrade ?
    d) has anyone else got WOW / Warlords of Draenor to run without whining on their G73JH?

    I also noticed trying to download some of the rar files for vbios on links in posts set my anti virus warnings off - b ware.

    Thanks
    S

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array billyray520 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G73JH-A1, G73Sw
    MotherboardMaximus V Extreme, H97M-Plus
    ProcessorIntel Core I7 3770K, Core I5 4690s
    Memory (part number)32 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (MVE)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X OC (MVE)
    Graphics Card #2Intel HD Graphics 4600
    MonitorAsus ProArt PA248 (MVE)
    Storage #1OCZ Vertex 4 2.5" 256 GB SSD (MVE)
    Storage #2Seagate 1 TB 7200 SATA III 6.0 GB/s (MVE)
    CPU CoolerCorsair H80i Liquid Cooler (MVE)
    CaseCooler Master HAF-X tower on wheels (MVE)
    Power SupplyThermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W (MVE)
    Keyboard Logitech G110 Black LED (MVE)
    Mouse Asus ROG MOBKUL Gaming (MVE)
    OS Windows 7 Professional / Ubuntu 12.04 (MVE)
    Network RouterMotorola Surfboard SBG6580
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    I have 13.9 Catalyst on my G73jh A1. I have OD2 vBios on the ATI 5870. That was the last version, (and the best in my opinion.) I haven't tried updating the Catalyst driver since, but don't really have the need.
    Asus Maximus V Extreme BIOS 1903, see specs above avatar.

    Asus G73 jh A1 laptop, BIOS 213, vBIOS OD2, 8 GB Ram, 240 GB Intel SSD, 180 GB Intel SSD. Win 7 Pro. Purchased new from PowerNotebooks.com in May 2010.
    (both have 1920X1080 hd screens, mine above, hers below )
    Asus G73 Sw XR1 laptop 8 GB Ram, 160 GB Intel SSD, 80 GB Intel SSD. Purchased used >Ebay 1/10/13, Did clean install of Windows 7

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    Thank you - ill try the vbios upgrade again (OD2 v93) and try downgrading to 13.9 - thanks again.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array billyray520 PC Specs
    billyray520 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G73JH-A1, G73Sw
    MotherboardMaximus V Extreme, H97M-Plus
    ProcessorIntel Core I7 3770K, Core I5 4690s
    Memory (part number)32 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (MVE)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X OC (MVE)
    Graphics Card #2Intel HD Graphics 4600
    MonitorAsus ProArt PA248 (MVE)
    Storage #1OCZ Vertex 4 2.5" 256 GB SSD (MVE)
    Storage #2Seagate 1 TB 7200 SATA III 6.0 GB/s (MVE)
    CPU CoolerCorsair H80i Liquid Cooler (MVE)
    CaseCooler Master HAF-X tower on wheels (MVE)
    Power SupplyThermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W (MVE)
    Keyboard Logitech G110 Black LED (MVE)
    Mouse Asus ROG MOBKUL Gaming (MVE)
    OS Windows 7 Professional / Ubuntu 12.04 (MVE)
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    Let me know if you can't find a good virus free download. My file is called "Asus G73jh Notebook.zip" and is 173,957,026 bytes. MD5 checksum is 72fe2920a9d126a0f4299888327c04ca
    It contains all of the vBios's including the OD2, and the auxillary files needed.

    Then test your current Catalyst, it may work with this vBios.
    Last edited by billyray520; 12-25-2014 at 11:47 PM.
    Asus Maximus V Extreme BIOS 1903, see specs above avatar.

    Asus G73 jh A1 laptop, BIOS 213, vBIOS OD2, 8 GB Ram, 240 GB Intel SSD, 180 GB Intel SSD. Win 7 Pro. Purchased new from PowerNotebooks.com in May 2010.
    (both have 1920X1080 hd screens, mine above, hers below )
    Asus G73 Sw XR1 laptop 8 GB Ram, 160 GB Intel SSD, 80 GB Intel SSD. Purchased used >Ebay 1/10/13, Did clean install of Windows 7

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