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Can someone explain to me the logic behind ASUS Driver updates?

Pale_Moon
Level 7
How come older drivers are posted at later dates. these are just example but this is all over all the driver categories I don't know what to download or install anymore. You find a driver, after a few days, and older version of that driver is posted. I thought later a driver is posted, the newer its version should be;





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chrsplmr
Level 18
Logic ?? What does that have to do with computers ? Its all 'fuzzy' to me.
Just look at the dates ..
The question is, does 'YOUR' driver need updating? If it's not broke, don't fix it.
We should never fall into the trap of thinking a new update means a better driver for all.
Some are for issues that some have and others do not.
And that is where the lack of logic in computers lives.

Best of Luck. .c.

Pale_Moon
Level 7
I know you don't need to update a driver unless you ar facing trouble.

But we all know the Bluetooth Driver 8.0.1.306 will have a slow boot issue if you update your VGA Drivers. Whereas v 8.0.1.314 doesn't have that issue.

Same with the WLAN Driver. 10.0.0.268 suffers from random disconnecion of the WiFi signal whereas 10.0.0.274 doesnt. And that is the drive being used wit the latest G750 models like the JM, JZ, and JS. Also other manufacturers like ACER also include that same driver in their laptops. so seems like 10.0.0.274 is gold. But why do they post older drivers on newer dates? and why duplicates sometime?

like you find a driver posted in January, then that same driver is posted in March for example.

So my question still stands, what is the logic in their driver versions/dates/posting? it's either the drivers team are on crack or there is something that we don't know

Pale Moon wrote:
I know you don't need to update a driver unless you ar facing trouble.

But we all know the Bluetooth Driver 8.0.1.306 will have a slow boot issue if you update your VGA Drivers. Whereas v 8.0.1.314 doesn't have that issue.

Same with the WLAN Driver. 10.0.0.268 suffers from random disconnecion of the WiFi signal whereas 10.0.0.274 doesnt. And that is the drive being used wit the latest G750 models like the JM, JZ, and JS. Also other manufacturers like ACER also include that same driver in their laptops. so seems like 10.0.0.274 is gold. But why do they post older drivers on newer dates? and why duplicates sometime?

like you find a driver posted in January, then that same driver is posted in March for example.

So my question still stands, what is the logic in their driver versions/dates/posting? it's either the drivers team are on crack or there is something that we don't know


Funny, I haven't seen that before in the Asus downloads, and I look for things like that, good catch - thanks for the heads up.

Now, report it to Asus so they can fix it 🙂

vip.asus.com

Look for newer drivers in download areas for newer releases of similar hardware. Like the JZ/JS/JM, or newer motherboards using similar tech.

G750 range:
http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=g750&ps=10&pn=1

Last I checked, the JW / JM areas had the newest, if it has changed, let us know.

Thanks Pale Moon!

hmscott wrote:
Funny, I haven't seen that before in the Asus downloads, and I look for things like that, good catch - thanks for the heads up.

Now, report it to Asus so they can fix it 🙂

vip.asus.com

Look for newer drivers in download areas for newer releases of similar hardware. Like the JZ/JS/JM, or newer motherboards using similar tech.

G750 range:
http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=g750&ps=10&pn=1

Last I checked, the JW / JM areas had the newest, if it has changed, let us know.

Thanks Pale Moon!


Thanks chief. Actually, that's what I do. I am using all the drivers from the G750JS and they all work perfectly, including the Thunderbolt Driver which isn't even listed on the G750JH/JW/JX page. Wonder why we don't have a driver even though we have a Thunderbolt slot.

The only reason I made this thread, is that I have been noticing this trend about the ASUS drivers and it confused the crap outta me since many months so I finally though wait, it's either there is something we do not know or those guys are really sloppy in their work and just randomly post any driver.

Here is another example from the VGA drivers download section. Baffles me, VGA Drivers are very important and each update bring in more performance. After 9 days, they post an older driver. this is just one example, I could pull out 10 examples in less than 10 mins