Just wanted to report to anyone wondering what latest NVIDIA Geforce GPU driver release will work on the ASUS G56JR Notebook. Will update this post whenever I have tested a more updated NVidia driver out on my G56JR with GTX 760M GPU.
Before updating, I have used the GeForce Version 332.33 that was available through ASUS’s website and it was unfortunately very outdated due to ASUS insisting that all users of their notebooks shoud download the latest GPU drivers from their support site in order to avoid system stability issues. That is fine by me, but ASUS unfortunately never seem to update their support site drivers fast enough to release an officially supported version on their site for some notebook GPU drivers like the one found in the G56JR Notebook.
In short what I did was to go to this site called http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com and downloaded the latest driver and their modified inf file that includes support for the G56JR GPU. After doing that, I extracted all the files using 7-ZIP compression software and replaced the original inf file with the modified inf file. Then afterwards you can click on setup.exe in order to start installation of the latest NVIDIA GeForce driver.
21/09/2014: Tested and confirmed as working with ASUS G56JR Notebook, is the NVidia GeForce version 344.11 GPU drivers.
I have finally managed to make a decision towards purchasing an upgraded notebook to replace my trusty HP DV5000 notebook (See Repairing my HP notebook’s power adapter) and have decided to pay some coin towards the purchase of the ASUS G56JR-CN177H notebook after some online research (Google).
Some Pics (Box and Accessories):
ASUS ROG in the box
ASUS ROG Accessories
Yet some more pics after unpacking and installation :
ASUS ROG Installation
ASUS G56JR CPU
Main points from myself on this notebook:
Best performer in it’s class IMO, but then again I am rather biased toward it after my long online research towards a good gaming notebook. (Jumped from MSI to ASUS during this process)
The screen is FHD (1920×1080) anti-glare IPS panel. The IPS panel display is in every regard the biggest advantage this notebook has over any other notebook in its category (gaming) as it provides for clear and crisp colors over many TN panel displays that is far too common in many notebooks. It came with the 1TB 5400rpm HDD and but with the SATA3 port it is possible to upgrade to an SSD later. Great battery life thus far and it also has two RAM slots for upgrading the included 8GB to 16GB at a later stage. The GTX 760M is also not too shabby and although it’s not the best performer, it’s a great value gaming card. This laptop has totally shed any remnants of USB2.0 in favor of the newer USB3.0 by having all 4 ports as USB3.0.
- FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel
- 1TB 5400rpm HDD (SATA3)
- Great battery life
- Two SO-DIMM RAM slots – Upgrade from 8GB to 16GB
- 2GB GTX 760M GDDR5
- 4 X USB3.0 ports
- IMHO maybe the exclusion of an SSD drive or faster HDD (7200rpm)
IMO ASUS is one of the leading notebook manufacturers and this notebook is further prove of that statement.