Hello, this post will be in English, so don’t bother too much. This intended only as a backup Link for ASUS A43SV driver, which ASUS suddenly take down when migrating their site. The original link is https://www.asus.com/id/Laptops/A43SV/helpdesk_download/. I can’t access it since 2 weeks ago, I’m quite lucky to backup the driver. ASUS A43SV already reach 9-10 years old til this post is posted, but as I know for a machine the driver should be available for at least 15 years before taken down. I never seen other vendor like ASUS take down driver before it reach 15 years of its first launch. This’s really bother me, but as a consumer, I can’t argue much, since vendor like ASUS only support a device only for 4 years and they intend to make us change device(laptop, smartphone, even desktop, I dunno why) for each 4 years, beyond that they reject any device repair or such on service center level, at least in Indonesia. I could bring it to any local independent repair shop luckily and they say they still support it, so I’m quite lucky.
I don’t think this applied to other brand like Dell, HP, Lenovo/Thinkpad, or even Axioo or Zyrex (Local brand in Indonesia). So this post also a rant about how ASUS do apply other business standard that deviated from the industry standard. To the point. the link for the driver and BIOS backup is https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kRGBlPu2g7kXplj76bQGEPwQIGHeVmxw/view?usp=sharing. I just hope Google Drive also not put it down, and I hope it last for year to come. I still use A43SV for my daily driver, and it’s already 10 years now, still strong, could stand about 2 hours of usage which is okay, but less by today standard. Anyway I hope we could advocate any computer brand especially ASUS, about their business practice, please follow Industry standard, by providing 15 years of driver support and you can take it down beyond that, because nowdays laptop is still powerful enough for year to come!
I still develop heavy application using C#, Flutter, Ionic, or NodeJS on this A43SV even I run lastest Windows 20H2without any hiccup til I wrote this post(and year to come), so as my point of view this laptop still capable at least 5 years more. What ASUS did really break my heart. Anyway for anyone seeing this, you could share it to anyone that need this driver too. I hope it help people that need A43SV drivers. Thank you.
2 tahun lalu, tepatnya tahun 2017, saya membeli HDD 1TB HGST, dan RAM 8GB 2 Stick Cross Air dan juga saya membeli sebuah CPU pengganti untuk i3-2330m bawaan laptop menjadi i7-2670qm. Tujuan saya simpel pada saat itu, hanya untuk memperpanjang umur dari Laptop saya ASUS A43SV sehingga dapat menjalankan program berat beberapa tahun kedepan. Laptop yang saya ini miliki belum rusak dan masih dapat digunakan dengan baik, hanya part yang sudah tidak dapat digunakan adalah baterai bawaan nya. Saya sudah mengganti baterainya beberapa kali dengan membeli baterai ke beberapa gerai yang menjual baterai OEM untuk A43SV, tetapi tidak ada satupun yang memenuhi kebutuhan saya, hanya dalam 1 jam baterainya sudah habis dari 100% ke 0%. Hal ini cukup mengganggu bagi saya. Di akhir tahun tersebut saya give up menggunakan baterai dan terus mencolok laptop ke powercord kemanapun saya pergi.
Awal tahun ini, saya menjual Thinkpad X240 yang saya punya, karena saya jarang menggunakan nya dalam keseharian saya di dalam beraktifitas, karena kegiatan mengajar di kampus dan juga untuk menyiapkan materi terkunci di operating system Windows (Karena Office 365, Visio, Project, Windows Form C#, Crystal Report, dll) dan mahasiswa yang saya ajar juga mostly menggunakan windows. Hal ini membuat Thinkpad pertama saya menjadi mubasir untuk disimpan, karena base on Linux (CentOS, lebih tepatnya XFCE CentOS serta Fedora 32 XFCE), dan ketika saya menggunakan crossOver di Fedora ataupun CentOS, untuk menjalankan Office 365, baterainya menjadi boros dari awalnya 15 jam jadi tinggal 5 jam saja. Padahal sudah dual baterai di Thinkpad nya, tetapi masih saja boros, jadi saya berkesimpulan sih memang Windows product boros, hal ini dikuatkan karena banyak exe app yang saya jalankan dengan WINE itu minim CPU usage nya konstan di 2-3%. Jelas masalah sih itu, kalau CPU usagenya bisa di 1% saya rasa ga akan masalah harusnya. Thinkpad yang saya miliki itu juga sudah di undervolt menggunakan script intel-undervolt (Hanya bisa di generasi 4 ke atas, kalau gen 1,2,3 silahkan nangis dipojokan ga bisa undervolt), efeknya ya tadi itu bisa 15 jam, karena power draw nya kecil sekali.
Windows 10 is a great operating system, some for developer like me, with bunch new tools like natively support docker without having an help from Oracle Virtual Box like old days, with new fresh features, like emails, syncing between computer even the new clipboard can be sync between two computer simultaneously without any problems. But still privacy is a problem in it.
It’s about six months, since I’m writting my blog. So long, until I can’t remember it. But for now, I could recall that I’m very stress about my project, my life, and my hosting (Hosting , wtf is wrong with it). For my project, it’s end well, the team grow and become powerful. My own life, it’s going to be better, because my goal is becoming bigger than ever before. I want to conquer my own destiny, but now it’s not an utopia anymore, it’s a working goal that I really work very hard to achive it. I want to have a master degree in Information System. I want to be a super multi-trillioner. It become closer and closer. I work my ass off, day and night, taking part time and full time project in software engineering, but not stop learning and playing games. For my server, now my server is on Digital Ocean. I like their service very much. I could have a remote server for deploy and develop my own software, and also this blog .
Last time, about 2 years ago, I dream about moving my entire computer to my ASUS Fonepad 8 Tablet because I like the way it works because it’s tiny 8 inch tablet that based on Intel Atom mobile processor and I want a very simple computer(Tablet is also considered as a Computer, it do compute anything ) to be arround me everytime(I event bought ezCast for cast a presentation from my tablet and that’s the only reason I bought my tablet). The only problem is my limited knowledge about the entire linux or *nix environment(Especially Bash, because when you introduced to windows environment, you will rarely touch the terminal I guess, only if you geeks or maybe a programmer then it is not applied to you then). That’s because my University use Windows all the time (That’s because the entire Indonesia industry use Windows and the university curriculum must support it , not all of them but mostly for PC and if server that would be linux or *nix), and It sucks. Even for now many people arround me use Windows 10 and I stuck with Windows 7, that’s because compatibility issue with my laptop overheating for nonsense because of the windows telemetry(and that’s how they invented WaaS to copy google also that’s the way make money by giving out windows for free <remember the free upgrade?> , but they really sucks) and M$ just fucking around with saying they support old laptop, but in the reality is they don’t[1,2] (Fuck M$!!). Last time I tried Ubuntu, I’ve no luck, because my laptop use dedicated Nvidia graphics for it’s graphics show or such and also it is overheating also .
Ah.. it’s been a while, I never post anything on my blog except my unversity homework, project or such.. Yep, I done so much things in this semester, outside project, I mean side-project from my mates, yeah mates, I mean they give me a few bucks to works on their project, and yeah I need money too, because last time my laptop broke. The power port for the thin power cable on the mother board fuck up, and the cable also fuck up, and it happena few days ago, on Christmas Day to be exact! How could something happen on Christmas Day! Yeah that happened to me, and I need to bring it to Hi Tech Mall(If you are Surabaya-yan, then you should know what’s it, just search in Google what’s Hi Tech Mall, hehehe…), but many people told me that hi tech are closed, because it’s Christmas, and who the hell will open their tenant or store on Christmas day! Lucky me, a a repair center is opened, It’s General IT on First Floor on Hi Tech Mall, near Borneo Computer and Discount Notebook (I quite recomend it, and I just wrote the review on Google Maps a few days ago for them). First time it’s quite hard to talk, because they just want to change the thin cable, awm cable or such, that used on DVD for same purpose, like wiring and such.
I think, it’s been sooo long, I never touch this blog. Really. Yes really, also I even blog this post using old software, Windows Live Writer. Ha! You maybe never know it. It’s a product under windows essentials family, that used to write blog post or edit them, and support wide variety of blog service. I come back to this blog because when I tried to set it up with blogger, it fail about 10 times. It made me frustated, so I began to search for wordpress, but I forgot that I have an account on wordpress for a long time ago. Yeah, this blog, the blog that I never touch. First time I tried to register rw-win.wordpress.com but fail, so I close my laptop, and do other thing. Sleep…. hehehe.. <— this even an old emoticon from windows live era.
I keep my machine, Asus A43SV as my primary machine, and the secondary is Asus Fonepad 8. Back to the topic of my post, I could say, I’m lucky I could factory reset my asus laptop with the original windows, because I realize, there’s something wrong with my winload.exe, cause I can’t even boot, so Just let it go my precious environment. When I factory reset my laptop, I realize that the battery consuming is very low, and I really wanted to know why it happened. I search the entire internet with many queries, using bing and google. (yes now bing is my default search engine, because I use IE 11 as primary browser). And I couldn’t find any clue about it, so I experiment with sort of software that I know use or suck many battery.