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mobility hd 5870 latest catalyst driver won't work for me

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May 16, 2013 6:44:49 PM

I tryed to update my ASUS G73JH-RBBX05 with the latest catalyst driver (13.4) but it will crash and return to the VGA settings.
Using the automatic driver update I get an version that I have no ideea which one it is but I can get back to the max resolution (1600x900) but any game will crash at start after.
Please help me.
Can I replace this card with a newer one, if yes any compatibility out there?
thanks alotta
May 16, 2013 7:57:09 PM

I own a G73JH and let me tell you this, trying to update that thing is hell on earth...first off you need to make sure you have the newest BIOS (213) to even attempt to update the littlest driver. And secondly, ASUS hasn't released any new compatible updates for the G73JH in at least a year. I just run the built in windows drivers on mine, if I try and update it I get the grey screen of death or the BSOD every time I try and turn it on...as for replacing graphics cards in a laptop, it's pretty much impossible to do. To solve your problem I would suggest restoring from a system image right before you installed the new catalyst driver.
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April 17, 2014 12:45:50 PM

Drew010 said:
I own a G73JH and let me tell you this, trying to update that thing is hell on earth...first off you need to make sure you have the newest BIOS (213) to even attempt to update the littlest driver. And secondly, ASUS hasn't released any new compatible updates for the G73JH in at least a year. I just run the built in windows drivers on mine, if I try and update it I get the grey screen of death or the BSOD every time I try and turn it on...as for replacing graphics cards in a laptop, it's pretty much impossible to do. To solve your problem I would suggest restoring from a system image right before you installed the new catalyst driver.



That's some of the worst advice I have ever seen, sorry not trying to be mean but the G73JH is really easy to take apart. I do it once every 3 months to re-paste and blow it out I also put a i7 920xm in here. Plus the GPU comes out as its own unit attached to the mainboard with just a few screws. I am going to be trying the 6970M upgrade in a few months which requires some modding. Link for mod: http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-fo...
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