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JRd1st
Level 12
ROG Drivers


Chipset

New Intel Chipset INF Update Utility 9.3.0.1019 (core drivers) - Run in command line with -overall parameter
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1003 - Release Notes



Keyboard

ATK Package 1.0.0014

KB Filter 1.003 x64



USB 3.0

Fresco Logic USB 3.0 v3.5.4.0



Touchpad

Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.3.5 - Recommended
Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.7.7

Synaptics 15.3.17.0 - from Asus FTP (excruciatingly slow)
Synaptics Scrybe Driver v 15.2.20 - from Synaptics



Audio

Realtek HD Audio ALC269 Drivers R2.67 Official



LAN Adapter

New Realtek 8168 LAN Driver v7.050

Atheros LAN Adapter Driver v1.0.2.43



WLAN

Atheros AR9002WB-1NG WiFi v9.2.1.470

Intel 6230 WiFi/BT Combo Card and Intel 6150 w/WIMAX (for those who replaced their Atheros WiFi/BT Adapter) - Intel WiFi 14.3.0.6



Bluetooth

Atheros 3304 7.4.0.98 Bluetooth Drivers

Intel 6230 WiFi/BT Combo Card (for those who replaced their Atheros WiFi/BT Adapter)
Intel Bluetooth 1.1.0.0



Graphics Adapter

Look HERE for the latest nVidia Graphics Drivers.

Catalyst Software Suite 11.12

Look HERE for ATI Crap Cleaner



Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader

Driver 6.1.7600.10001





Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 Integrated ISO
(burn to DVD with Windows Disk Image Burner for install disk, use activation code on label under notebook)



User Manuals - for those who RTFM first. 😉

G74SX

G73SW,JW G73JH

G53SX
G53JW G53SW



Asus Apps to Keep

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Useful Apps

7-Zip

ABR (Activation Backup and Restore) - Info Just may save you a call to Microsoft. Be sure to download the Beta version.

CCleaner (Wait for the "Slim Build" or D/L the Installer version but don't forget to uncheck the toolbar option!!)

CPU-Z RoG 1.59 - Monitor CPU info with RoG skin

EaseUs Partition Master Home - is a ALL-IN-ONE partition solution and disk management freeware.

DPC Latency Checker - Very useful for troubleshooting lag or media dropouts

Driver Sweeper - Latest Version

GPU Tweak 2.0.3.0 - Public release. (updated by MarshallR)

HWInfo64 - Temperature Monitoring

Intel SSD Toolbox 3.0.1 - info

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Notepad++ - Open Source source code editor and Notepad replacement

Partition Wizard Home - freeware partition manager. Allows copying (cloning) a partition to the same sized disk (must be rezized before copy operation begin). Also comes in bootable ISO version which has no limitations! .

Throttle Stop - Latest Version

Ubuntu 11.10 Bootable ISO - If you have a suspected hardware problem that doesn't involve playing games or using Skype etc, burn this iso and boot from it. Do you still have the problem? If yes, then hardware, else maybe Windows/drivers. Be sure to download the 64-bit ISO! 😄

Volumouse - to dim display without causing flickering (Read THIS Post)



Useful Links

Black Viper's Win7 Super Tweaks

Black Viper's Win7 SP1 Service Configurations



Reinstall the Chipset (Core) Drivers

1. Put the installer infinst_autol.exe into a folder
2. Using Windows Explorer click on empty space in that folder
3. Shift +Right-click that empty space then select Open command window from the menu
4. In the Command Window type infinst_autol -overall and press enter
5. Allow the installer to do it's thing.
6. Restart Windows



The Safer Method to Flash a System BIOS

1. Format a USB drive to FAT32 format.
2. Download the new BIOS and unzip it to the USB drive.
3. Remove USB drive after you're certain the file transfer is complete.
4. Restart your notebook and while the ASUS logo is on the screen press F2 or del a few times to enter the BIOS setup.
5. Find the Easy Flash Utility and insert the USB drive. Tell Easy flash where your BIOS file is then follow directions explicitely!!!
6. When your notebook restarts, enter the BIOS Setup utility again and select "Load Optimized Defaults" (I think it's f9 )
7. Save and Exit, then continue into Windows.
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

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dstrakele
Level 14
That is a possibility, hard to believe as it is... I've also seen posts where the user said it came back from ASUS with the cable connected upside down.

If it is not flashing on POST, that would suggest a hardware cause. I recommend you PM Chastity@ASUS for further recommendations.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

it's not very important after all... but i payed for that !

is there any way to open the laptop and check if a cable is not correctly connected without break the warranty ?

tkd_ron
Level 8
This is a great thread that all g74sx owners should have easily at their disposal 🙂

The Windows 7 ISO.... can I use it with my Swedish Product Key?
Asus G74SX-TZ226V:
Standard Setup: Intel i7 2670QM, GEFORCE GTX 560M 3Gb, 8Gb Ram, 750Gb Harddrive, BD/DVD-RW.
Future Setup: Kingston 16Gb Ram, Kingston HyperX 120Gb SSD, Seagate Momentus XT SSH 750Gb.

JaniOnROG wrote:
The Windows 7 ISO.... can I use it with my Swedish Product Key?


I think so 🙂 It worked for me with norwegian/laptop product key
Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
- BIOS 205

JaniOnROG
Level 7
Fuzon, Thank You.
Asus G74SX-TZ226V:
Standard Setup: Intel i7 2670QM, GEFORCE GTX 560M 3Gb, 8Gb Ram, 750Gb Harddrive, BD/DVD-RW.
Future Setup: Kingston 16Gb Ram, Kingston HyperX 120Gb SSD, Seagate Momentus XT SSH 750Gb.

tkd_ron
Level 8
Greetings Jrd1st, there is a new realtek lan driver available on the realtek site and also a new Intel centrino 6150n driver and an updated chipset driver on the Intel site..just fyi I installed them last night and got a great boost in game smoothness.:) Thank you again for keeping this thread I try and bump it when I can , have a great day.

tkd_ron wrote:
Greetings Jrd1st, there is a new realtek lan driver available on the realtek site and also a new Intel centrino 6150n driver and an updated chipset driver on the Intel site..just fyi I installed them last night and got a great boost in game smoothness.:) Thank you again for keeping this thread I try and bump it when I can , have a great day.


Thanks! 🙂
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

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PILGRIM
Level 11
So.. we (the Forum members) are not alone after all..

Thanks to the admin for resurrecting this pit-stop of a thread.

And more thanks to you, JRd1st, for your tireless efforts in
maintaining this thread.
ASUS G74SX-3DE

PILGRIM wrote:
So.. we (the Forum members) are not alone after all...


Perhaps . . .

Now about that no-holds-barred BIOS? 😄
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

JRd1st on DeviantArt.com