How to Fix Your GSOD Blues

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by Gary Key, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. merony

    merony Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just tried this, it didn't work as well, same situation with the black screen. Does it matter if I use a Japanese flash drive as I moved here a week ago?
     
  2. Shiboe

    Shiboe Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the awesome support Gary, and everyone involved. Happily installed 211 + vBios + 10.8 and everything's running great so far. Did a quick 3 minute Furmark without a hitch and will test gaming in the coming days.

    Thanks again! This is the type of community involvement and support that makes a lasting impression on customers!
     
  3. HeavenCry

    HeavenCry Notebook Virtuoso

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    To everyone who wants to start complaining and bi7ching about my posts or my presence here: I couldnt care less what you have to say, so if you dislike me and/or my posts just ignore them and move on instead of littering threads and making it harder for everyone to find useful information.

    I took some time today and downloaded and flashed the new vBios and did a clean install of the 10.8 cats.
    Here are my findings:
    - No more GSODs/VSODs!
    Tested: 3 hours of Furmark (2x 1.5 hours with a reboot in between), 2 hours of StarCraft 2, 2 hours of DDO, 1 hour of watching flash and watched one blu-ray movie.
    - Powerplay works as it should.
    - Overdrive is still half broken.
    By half broken i mean that you can use it to overclock your GPU, but when it downlocks after GPU load drops, the memory stays at its overclocked state. This also means if you overclock the memory to more than what your GPU can take and make it crash, after you reboot the memory will still be at that frequency and youll most likely get an instant crash again and again after rebooting. But if you use it wisely it shouldnt be too problematic, so this is really up to you, but ive chosen not to use it in the end and just reflashed to a vBios with locked overdrive.

    I also tried how low i can push my clocks and found out i can use the same clocks as the newest MSI vBios (means it can go way lower than 250/500 Chastity used) and on top of that i dont even get any flickering when the memory clock changes using powerplay.

    A screenshot of what im using:
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    This came just in time. I was just about to go through with my 3rd RMA in order to get an entire new replacement laptop or a full refund, but now i luckily dont have to go through all that trouble.

    So i have to say thank you to Gary Key who kept at it and finally provided us with a much needed vBios. If only Asus did so from the start... Now we just need the promised solution to keyboard missing keystrokes and ill finally be able to fully enjoy my laptop. Would be a nice idea to also make a seperate sticky for the Synaptics drivers when you have them for us just like you did for this.
    And can you give us any update on the Synaptics driver package you said would be released next week now or a leaked beta perhaps :)?
     
  4. antisniperspy

    antisniperspy Notebook Evangelist

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    Glad it worked for you HellCry
     
  5. kaiten

    kaiten Notebook Guru

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    Ah ok thanks for the clarification. I thought I saw two different temps for it.
     
  6. kurtcocaine

    kurtcocaine Notebook Evangelist

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    @hellcry- you stressed on how the screen doesnt flicker when powerplay changes profiles in your vbios.. Is it harmful in anyway??
    or just an annoying thing to look at, which it is :/
     
  7. HeavenCry

    HeavenCry Notebook Virtuoso

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    Flickering is never a good sign and its very annoying, even if it were harmless.
     
  8. flatsix911

    flatsix911 Notebook Evangelist

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    So let me get this right... Gary released a new version of VBIOS that fixes the timing issue. Chastity then released a new, modified version of CCC 10.8? Or is this a VBIOS fix too?

    In other words, in what order would i update my computer? I would flash with Gary's then flash with Chastity's? and where would installing catalyst 10.8 fit in here?
     
  9. ConceptRage

    ConceptRage Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have been following these forums for about 2 months. Ever since i got my G73jh from microcenter. I would get GSOD on any driver above the 9.12 Stock one that came with it. Today i followed everything step by step and :cry: IT WORKED..

    211 Bios + 10.8 Ati Driver + Beta Bbios posted by Gary (not OD) = 10 minutes on furmark Full Screen 1920x1080 AA 8x Max Temp 91C .. No Repaste.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE :)

    Legit i cried when i saw 10.8 Working cuz it was amazing.... :D
    I have had GSOD with everysingle Ati driver since.. And i did the clean reinstall each time safemode Driver Sweeper.. yea i know the whole thing..

    This Vbios WORKS! :)
     
  10. HeavenCry

    HeavenCry Notebook Virtuoso

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    Gary released a new version of the vBios, Chastity edited it in RBE to enable overdrive and set the battery clock to 250/500.
    I edited the new vBios from Gary to lower the clocks more (and voltage on battery) to get lower temperatures and better battery life taking the MSI vBios as an example for core/memory ratios and also made an overdrive unlocked version of each of those.
    All of these are the same vBios, just the settings are a bit tweaked on the edited versions.
    Noone did anything with drivers. They come directly from ATI and should work as they are.
     
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