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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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TheOriginalTO
Level 7
Restored my laptop with a clean install. The latest 9.3 drivers from intel are fine, I have no idea why my cpu was going crazy... so odd.. but it's fixed now.
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Boosted_R
Level 8
After installing Intel Chipset INF Update Utility 9.3.0.1019, INTEL RST doesn't work anymore, wasn't useful to begin with though....... Also tried reinstalling it and it wont install, just a heads up for those who use INTEL RST
GL702VSK / GTX 1070 / M.2 960 EVO

HTPC MINI-ITX / FRACTAL CORE 500 / GIGABYTE GA-AB350N / GTX 1050 Ti Windforce OC 4G / RYZEN 5 1600 3.9GHz / M.2 960 EVO / G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 3200MHz
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ASUS G74SX-XC1 / INTEL 7260 AC / Samsung 850 PRO / TUNIQ TX-4 / BIOS 203 / 335.23

I'm a noob when it comes to drivers, what's Intel RST? Also, I have my laptop on ASUS auto update, how do I know whether my chipset drivers have been updated or not?

Another topic, if I may, I finally found the source of my high ping problem. It was apparently my Trend Micro Internet Security Anti-Virus that came with my notebook when I bought it. It actually has an issue with increasing ping times dramatically. I'm thinking of replacing it with another anti-virus, which I don't mind paying, what would be a reliable and good anti-virus (sub based/payed)? I know a bit about Norton and it seems to be popular, but I have had bad experiences with it's free version.

Xerthil wrote:
I'm a noob when it comes to drivers, what's Intel RST? Also, I have my laptop on ASUS auto update, how do I know whether my chipset drivers have been updated or not?

Another topic, if I may, I finally found the source of my high ping problem. It was apparently my Trend Micro Internet Security Anti-Virus that came with my notebook when I bought it. It actually has an issue with increasing ping times dramatically. I'm thinking of replacing it with another anti-virus, which I don't mind paying, what would be a reliable and good anti-virus (sub based/payed)? I know a bit about Norton and it seems to be popular, but I have had bad experiences with it's free version.


As I can understand, you want to get the best performance from your notebook 🙂

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) is a utility for you're hard disc to make it work faster/better.

Take a look at my thread New notebook? Look here! In there is a link for all bloatware that comes preinstalled on your notebook that you don't need and direct link to intel support and graphic support 🙂

Also I have posted some direct links to AV programs that I recommend 🙂

I hope this helps 🙂
Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
- BIOS 205

Thanks! I'll check it out

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem
1 Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer,
2 Choose your language settings, and then click “next.”
3 Click “repair your computer.”
Screen says windows\system32\config\system
Status: oxoooo14c
Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.

i dont know what to do
please help
TIA

goloo wrote:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem
1 Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer,
2 Choose your language settings, and then click “next.”
3 Click “repair your computer.”
Screen says windows\system32\config\system
Status: oxoooo14c
Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.

i dont know what to do
please help
TIA

Responded to your double-post in the other thread.

Xerthil wrote:
I'm a noob when it comes to drivers, what's Intel RST? Also, I have my laptop on ASUS auto update, how do I know whether my chipset drivers have been updated or not?

When you say "auto update," are you talking about Windows Updates, or the Asus Live Update program? Windows Updates don't generally update the Intel chipset...you need to do that yourself. And Asus Live Update is bad, glitchy, intrusive software. It's best to uninstall Asus Live Update and do your driver updates manually.

Intel RST has several functions. In RAID-enabled systems, it's obviously the RAID driver and offers an array of functions associated with that. This doesn't apply to most of out laptops, of course, because we're not running RAIDs in our laptops.

But we do often have AHCI enabled in our laptops (and should if we don't), and the RST is an alternate AHCI driver (to the generic Windows AHCI driver). It offers a few other perks that are meant to optimize performance and power use by the storage devices.....native command queuing, SATA hot plugging (not really applicable to most laptop situations), large disk support, disk password protection, and ODD power optimization. (Yes....it evens affects the ODD.)

I always install it in every system I build or set up, but I disable all its notifications.

front360
Level 8
If you can boot into Windows normally or via Safe Mode, try running Command Prompt as Administrator then type "sfc /scannow" and hit enter. (without quotes and a space between c and /)