...chipset drivers include something that controls the boost states. I'm not really sure how this works... That might cause some sort of resource hicup.
Did you install ad-aware and run a check, by the way? Won't hurt, at least.
Tried ad-aware free. Did no difference. Would you recommend ad-aware for use as sole protection. Used to run MSE or panda, with windows firewall!
An other thing. Is the usb-ports, after installing 3.0, supposed to shut down external drives on reboot, or normal boot. I have to unplug my usb-drive, each time I boot into windows. Before installing usb-3.0 it doesn't shut down tid drive on reboot?
They should be able to do a better job for the money, but still, in spite of the flaws, I wouldn't be able to settle for what else is out there in change.
Luckily I'm responsible for the returning of something between 8 and perhaps a 100 n56vz or more. That ought to send some kind of message to asus.
I guess we started getting the 204 bios in the shipments about a month ago.
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It seems like a flaw occur frequently all the way through the same shipment of a product line. I had to work my way through 8 n56vz's, before settling on one I consider as good as it gets. That's from the first shipment, with green indicator in the brick, BIOS 202, and logo light working
To answar Nipsen earlier question, I guess we get the same shipment in north of Europe, that is Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. I noticed some sereous flaws with sticky keys, and cosmetics like no lit logo on the back of the screen.
My other one didn't have the lit logo either but I didn't notice it then. And the speakers are not that very good either, in my opinion. They distort during some songs, like Lotus Flower - Radiohead. "Persistent Perfection" my .
Mine seems to play the music just fine, at max(Lotus Flower - Radiohead). That's what I like about it, it doesn't just play louder at the expense of sound quality. It simply just doesn't go louder, but still has a decent volume.
BIOS version, hit F2 when booting, as long as you see the ASUS logo. Then you can read the BIOS ver. from BIOS.
If you do an ver. upgrade, do it from BIOS, and use a FAT32 formatted USB-pen. NTFS is known to 'brick' your ASUS laptop. If this applies only to DOS of 'easy flash', I am not sure, but better be safe!!!
To find the BIOS version, you can also press the Windows key, type msinfo32.exe and press enter. Look a little above the middle of the list. My laptop shows American Megatrends Inc. N56VZ.204, 11.05.2012, which is the newest version now.
To find the monitor brand, press the Windows key, type device manager and press enter. Then expand Monitors, double click Generic PnP Monitor, go to the Details tab and chose Hardware Ids from the drop-down menu.
Hi all, I've noticed that sometimes my n56's video+audio will freeze for 1-2 seconds during any sort of videos - youtube, mkvs, mp4s and it's sporadic. Also happens in games too including non-intensive ones, I was wondering what could be the potential cause? Video drivers perhaps or hard drive related? Thanks!
I'm also having the same issues. Nvidia drivers are up to date. Windows live update doesn't show anything either. Not sure what's up. Kind of annoying that's for sure.