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ASUS G71GX BIOS 1201 Update

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by Matrinix, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. Matrinix

    Matrinix Notebook Consultant

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    To all who need it or are interested, BIOS 1201 for the ASUS G71GX is now available (as of this post, ASUS hasn't put an official link out, but I found the URL to it). The BIOS file is on the official ASUS download server so I assume it is the official release. I take no responsibility for what happens using their file.

    To download it, it is available at:
    http://dlsvr.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/G71Gx/G71GX-ASUS-1201.zip

    Please see Edit 2 and Edit 3 for update instructions.
    ASUS WinFlash is available at:
    http://dlsvr.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/WinFlash/WinFlash_VT_080722.zip

    To update your BIOS, please visit this website for details:
    http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?no=195&SLanguage=en-us

    Please update to the this BIOS (ASUS and several users claim it fixes the throttling issue). Also, anyone who is willing, please write up a detailed review of the notebook after you have updated the BIOS. Thanks! :D

    Edit 1: I accidently put the wrong link to the BIOS update, it has now been corrected. Please make sure the file you downloaded is G71GX-ASUS-1201.zip or else it is not the correct update. I appologize for the mistake I made.

    Edit 2: It appears that WinFlash doesn't work, you need to use EZ Flash from a flash drive.
    Edit 3: Appears that the WinFlash method does indeed work, but you need to have the BIOS on a flash drive.
     
  2. DeliriumTrigger

    DeliriumTrigger Notebook Enthusiast

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    I downloaded the update, started WinFlash and flashed. When it restarted, it came up with an error message "error occurred while reading the file"

    I have the G71GX-RX05, anyone else having the same problem. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    octopusgarden Notebook Enthusiast

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    can someone please try running crysis for about an hour. if this is fixed im popping over to best buy today
     
  4. Matrinix

    Matrinix Notebook Consultant

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    Where exactly is it saying "error occured while reading the file"? Did you select the "Load Optimal Defaults" option in the BIOS menu after flashing?
     
  5. DeliriumTrigger

    DeliriumTrigger Notebook Enthusiast

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    lol, I have the entire box set of crysis installed so that once I get it fixed I can put it through the paces. The only problem is that WinFlash wont read the ROM properly...
     
  6. Matrinix

    Matrinix Notebook Consultant

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    You might want to try using the DOS method or it is possible that the BIOS file on the ASUS download server isn't ready (but I don't know why it would be on there if it wasn't).
     
  7. DeliriumTrigger

    DeliriumTrigger Notebook Enthusiast

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    When i select "Flash", it restarts the computer and enters the "MS-DOS" style (sorry, lack of a better word, my terminology is not up to par) and immediately gives me the error message. I then pressed the spacebar and the computer booted up the OS

    EDIT: is the EZ Flash option in the setup the "Dos version" and could I use that to install the new BIOS. I just worry about bricking the computer. I def dont wanna do that to a new machine. NEWB ALERT :)
     
  8. mattmar1

    mattmar1 Newbie

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    Same here...basically the Winflash utility doesnt flash this ROM file while in Vista...it asks you to hit FLASH and when you do it says it will reboot and flash the BIOS. But...when the Lappy reboots it starts the DOS level FLASH routine and says "Error reading the file"
     
  9. Melinapayne

    Melinapayne Notebook Deity

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    wow, they can't even do a bios right
     
  10. kyriacos

    kyriacos Newbie

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    Hey, i think winflash version in the link is not working in win vista! Check the screenshot in the third link it says it goes until winxp!! Maybe bios file its fine just need to find another software to update the bios!
     
  11. kyriacos

    kyriacos Newbie

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    Melinapayne Notebook Deity

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    that's windows XP. People need it for vista.
     
  13. kyriacos

    kyriacos Newbie

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    DeliriumTrigger Notebook Enthusiast

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    yeah, I was thinking about DLing the V2.11 and seeing if that would help. I'm not a big fan of the 64bit version, so immediately I feel like its a complication in that regard. My two cents, I dont have any evidence :)
     
  16. kyriacos

    kyriacos Newbie

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    On the link i posted above click Technical Documents from the menu on the left, choose how to update bios and then try Flash Notebook BIOS under DOS Mode (1) or mode 2!!
     
  17. DeliriumTrigger

    DeliriumTrigger Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, I went through the EZ Flash 2 program in DOS, and I received the error "Boot block in file is not valid". I don't have a clue what that means, but its news i guess.
     
  18. da1writer

    da1writer Notebook Evangelist

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    Has anyone gotten these bios to work yet...
     
  19. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    Make sure you run the bios off of a Jump drive IE USB stick :)

    Also use EZ flash to do so , reboot and hit i think its F3 cant remember now but you will see the message pop up on what key to hit .

    If your not seeing the option its because you have the Asus logo that pops up and covers up the bios screen upon boot so disable that in the bios options you will see it in there.

    That bootblock error is because your running it straight from the harddrive

    Hope this helps .
     
  20. mattmar1

    mattmar1 Newbie

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    Quadzilla was right...when I ran it off the USB stick...it loaded OK. Sooooo...I tested the new 1201 BIOS and stress tested it with Furmark and allowed the GPU temp to rise above 90 Deg C without any framerate reduction. Wooohoo!
     

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