Problem installing ATi 5870 Asus G73 laptop


Asus G73 ATi 5870 intel i720
Asus G73 ATi 5870 intel i720

The Asus G73 is a very nice laptop but one of the flaws with this machine is that it comes loaded with bloat ware and in my opinion the only way to correct this issue is to format the hard drive and reinstall a fresh copy of Microsoft Windows 7.

I recently upgraded the standard 500Gb Seagate Momentus hard drive in my Asus G73JH to the OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 SATA III SSD which I’m happy to say added considerable performance.

The problem with doing this is that when it comes to loading your GFX driver, things may not work as expected, running the default setup.exe may seem to run ok but  you may have noticed in device manager your still using the default windows driver, don’t worry there is a simple resolution to this…

After you downloaded and run the correct VGA driver from download the notebook version of the 5870 from and the setup.exe run as normal then reboot your laptop.

The final step to install the video card driver is go to device manager > right click your GPU and select “update driver software” on the next screen choose “browse my computer for driver software” and enter the following location….


Just follow the default options and you should be up and running. If you run into issues you may need to check your Ati installation folder location and edit the file location above accordingly.

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3 Replies to “Problem installing ATi 5870 Asus G73 laptop”

  1. Ok this driver update issue is horrid. Unable to update this thing.. I get it to install but in device manager have the yellow “!” whats going on … why we have to jsup through hoops to install a damn video driver is beyond me… i have tried everything cannot get it to install correctly..

  2. Same issue.
    I browse to the path with the 12.8 driver and Windows just insists the latest driver is already installed.
    However I cannot select any resolution other than 1165x whatever, and no games will launch at all now.

    Catalyst Control Center crashes completely so don’t install that either. But it appears to be impossible to actually install an updated driver newer than 2009.

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