New Update G-Helper: Lightweight Armoury Crate alternative for Asus laptops

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G-Helper (GHelper)​


Control tool for Asus laptops​

Lightweight Armoury Crate alternative for Asus lapopts. A small utility that allows you to do almost everything you could do with Armoury Crate but without extra bloat and unnecessary services. Works on all popular models, such as ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, G16, M16, Flow X13, Flow X16, TUF, Strix, Scar, ProArt and many more! Feel free to try :)

🎁 Main advantages​

  1. Seamless and automatic GPU switching (without asking you to close all apps, etc)
  2. All performance modes can be fully customized (with fan curves and PPTs)
  3. Very lightweight and consumes almost no resources, doesn't install any services. Just a single exe to run
  4. Simple and clean native UI with easy access to all settings
  5. Doesn't need administrator privileges to run!

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This is an amazing little (~4 MB) tool that I found out just last night. Armoury Crate is so crap it runs tons of services/processes and is a bloatware, keeps crashing for no reason but without it I can't change the performance/fan behaviour of my Asus TUF F17, so I was stuck with it. This also includes the feature of limiting battery charge for which I was using MyASUS app earlier. Best part you don't even need to install it, just run the .exe file. Read the FAQs on Github link before proceeding.

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Disclaimer: This app is not an offical app by ASUS, so use it at your own risk.
 
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GHelper v0.74 released

Changes since last "final" release 0.69
Experimental Fn-Lock feature. F1 - F12 will trigger corresponding Fn+Fx hotkeys without Fn.
(Can be enabled with corresponding checkbox under Extra settings)
  • Added Polish translation #475 (thanks to pan @MDowski )
  • Added Vietnamese translation #468 (thanks to @etylix )
  • Adjusted PPT slider labels to be more accurate (depending on model)
  • Added option to "Stop all apps using GPU before setting Eco mode" (under Extra). For users who experience issues with disabling GPU
  • Added separate keyboard backlight timeout settings for plugged / on battery cases
  • Improved clock offsets UI (under fans + power) #483
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+F12 binding to toggle main app window from external keyboards (same as M4 key does) #473
  • Fixed backlight brightness controls on some Scar models #379 (comment)
  • GPU section will be completely hidden if there is no dGPU #419 (comment)
  • UI fixes (like #486 #489 #474 #478)

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GHelper v0.76 released
Changes since last "final" release 0.74
Mainly FN-Lock improvements
  • Added new hotkey (FN+C), and option to bind it or any of the M-keys to "Toggle Fn-Lock"
  • App will remember backlight brightness independently for plugged / on battery cases (just set it once and it will auto change next time)
  • Extended Fn-Lock support to G14 2020 model #504
  • Added Fn-Lock support for situations when Optimization service is running
  • Added Fn-Lock support for Z13 models #497
  • Added hardware Fn-Lock support for VivoBook models #422
  • Extra Chinese translations #500
  • Fixed possibly not working automatic backlight switching on battery #502
  • Fixed incorrect RPM-axis scale in Fans+Power on some models
  • Fixed possibly not working auto-updater :)
 

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GHelper v0.80 released

Changes since last "final" release 0.76
BIOS / Driver Update checker
  • New button "Updates" will open bios & driver updates. New versions will be marked with bold red color.
  • Added support for CPU power limits for M16 (2023), G17 (2023) and F15 (2022) models
  • "Stop all apps using GPU" (option under Extra) now supports AMD GPUs too
  • Added AMD Varibright checkbox (to be able to disable varibright even without Adrenaline) #499 (comment)
  • You can drag all fan curve dots at once by holding SHIFT key #518
  • Fixed Screen detection for cases when Optimus is set to Nvidia GPU #521
  • GPU mode detection for S15 #541
  • For X13/X16 models on startup app will check if device is in tablet mode or not and disable / enable touchpad accordingly
  • Fixed fan speed / GPU temps display for some old models w/o Eco-switch #463 (comment)
  • Extended some translations #527 #524 #507 #526
  • Automatic keyboard backlight on start will be set only if Optimizations service is not running #530

Screenshot 2023-06-05 172536
 

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GHelper v0.82 released

Changes since last "final" release 0.80

  • Added button to Stop / Start asus services (i.e. integrated "debloat.bat" and "bloat.bat")
  • Improved backlight synchronization when optimization service is still running
  • Speedup and fixes for Driver update checker
  • Added Korean translation (thanks to @hellotale #554 )
  • Added OSD notification when laptop is plugged / unplugged (also mentioning current performance mode) #557
  • Added bindings for M-keys to adjust brightness #322
  • XG Mobile button layout fix #568
  • Fixed Animatrix clock layout for 2020 models
 

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GHelper v0.86 released

Changes since last "final" release 0.82

Experimental : More custom profiles in addition to current Silent / Balanced / Turbo

  • Now you can create more custom profiles (modes) under Fans+Power
  • Fix for driver update checker #611
  • Added aura support for Rog Ally
  • Added Aggressive at Guaranteed and Efficient Aggressive at Guaranteed CPU boost modes to dropdown #613
  • Updated Portuguese translation #616
  • UI Fixes #623
  • Fixed app crash when admin permission was rejected #593
  • UI fixes #614 #594
  • Fixed brightness control when both optimization and FN-lock was active #605
  • Fixed Fn+F6 hotkey for some laptops #603
  • Fixed Fn-Lock for GA401IHR #591 Screenshot 2023-06-11 184610
 
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GHelper v0.89 released

Experimental : AMD Ryzen* CPU Undervolting

* Works for Ryzen 9, as Ryzen 7 and 5 don't seem to support undervolting in general, but you are free to try!
  • Under Fans+Power -> Advanced you will find sliders to undervolt CPU (and on some models iGPU). **
  • CPU Temperature limit (i.e. throttle temp) **
  • Redesigned Fans+Power layout a bit, now CPU / GPU (Nvidia) / Advanced slider sections have separate tabs
  • App will check for updates more often (every time app is shown, but not more often than 12 hours)
  • UI Fixes
** If you use those features - you use them on your own risk!
 

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GHelper v0.91 released

Old devices get some love :)

  • CPU power limits for older models with AMD CPU (like G14 2020)
  • Added button to Stop all applications using GPU (for models that don't support Eco mode)
  • App will show a warning if you try to set Eco mode while Nvidia GPU is driving display on 2023 (that could prevent brightness controls from working till next reboot) #660
  • Minor UI tweaks and fixes #665
 

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GHelper v0.95 released

Changes since last "final release" 0.91
  • CPU Temp limit slider now has a "Default" value (i.e. option to not to override system default setting)
  • Automatic re-apply for CPU Temp limiter every 30 seconds (as it seem to reset by itself) #666
  • Fix with reseting undervolting settings to 0/0 when "Factory defaults" is clicked
  • Lowered "safety margin" in fan curve editor, so it should be possible to set 0RPM up to 70C (but not recommended) :)
  • App will adjust windows power mode only when needed (i.e. won't touch if they are already same)
  • Fixed hotkey listener not reconnecting after sleep sometimes #728
  • Fix for misbehaving power limits on GA402XI #720 (reply in thread)
  • Extended Platform limits slider range for G713QY #716
  • Optimized mode now can be selected from Ultimate (prompt for a restart) #703
  • Translation updates #702 #673
  • App will add 1 second delay for a startup task (as it seem to solve issue when some people don't see icon in tray)
  • Removed unsupported backlight modes / colors for X13
  • Under the hood tweaks and improvements
Released last week, I forgot to update the thread oops!
 

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GHelper v0.98 released

Changes since last "final release" 0.95
  • Updated UI of "Extra" screen
  • Removed Undervolting sliders for not supported models #736
  • Added and updated translations #746, #750, etc
  • Improved FN-Lock functionality when Optimization Service is running #735
  • Added keyboard backlight initialization on every startup / wake up #776
  • Added [Log] icon that will open log directly from app #749
  • Mic Mute toggle will affect all system default recording devices #744
  • Added 1 second delay before setting NVidia Temp limit / Dynamic boost after setting mode #743
  • Added ScreenPad brightness control (for DUO models) #783
  • Fix for possibly incorrect internal display detection #786
  • Extended FN-Lock support for some old TUF devices #775
  • Fixed unnecessarily "manual" mode for M16 2022 #782
  • Fixed possible incorrect button label to Stop/Start services (under Extra)
 

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GHelper v0.100 released

  • Improved battery discharge readings and added charge readings #799
  • Fixed possible incorrect laptop display detection when optimus was set to Nvidia #825
  • Added Aura initialization on app start / wake up #811
  • Fixed case for G14 2023 when only custom power limits, but not fan curve were applied #809
  • Added Ctrl+M1/M2 to control brightness, Shift + M1/M2 to control backlight #813 (thanks to @jadonclegg )
  • Added "Clamshell Mode" (keep laptop awake when external screen is connected and lid is closed) under Extra #817 (thanks to @IceStormNG )
  • Added "Battery Health" (as tooltip for mouse over discharge rate) #835 (thanks to @IceStormNG )
  • Renamed CPU power limits for Intel to PL1/Pl2
  • App now can force stop/disable asus services #814
  • Added option to disable OSD (via config)
  • Fixed tab order for buttons on main app window (for navigation from keyboard / with narrator)
Screenshot 2023-07-21 131018
 

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GHelper v0.103 released

Asus Mouse support #887

Thanks to @IceStormNG for a big contribution!

🖱️ Currently supported:

  • ROG Chakram X (P708)
  • ROG Strix III Gladius III Aimpoint Wireless (P711)
  • ROG Gladius III
  • Rog Keris Wireless
  • TUF Gaming M4 Wireless (P306)

Other Changes​

  • Added new backlight mode called "Heatmap" that will set color proportionally to CPU temperature
  • Added backlight support for Z13 rear-window (controlled via "Lid" checkbox under "Extra") #930
  • Added support for Rear Lightbar on Strix 2023 models #858
  • Fixed FN-Lock bindings on Duo models #906
  • Fixed BIOS misbehavior for TUF 707 #932
  • Fixed launching executables from macro-keys #874
  • Added binding for FN+Numpad Enter for TUF models #885
  • Corrected key bindings for old TUF models #853
  • Added option to skip update-checker completely #883
  • Improved Auto refresh rate switching for some cases #801
  • Under the hood tweaks to make app a bit smoother :)
  • Keyboard backlight settings should change a bit faster
  • UI Tweaks
 

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GHelper v0.107 released

Changes since last "final release" 0.103
  • TUF Gaming M3 and Gladius III Wireless support #984 #957 (thanks @IceStormNG)
  • Bindings for Rog Ally Backpedals and Control Center buttons #977 (thanks @ktemkin for addition)
  • Added battery Charge % to main window (battery health now appears when you move mouse over Charge %) #972
  • Added support for FN+Numpad Enter on all TUF devices #963
  • Fixes for some key bindings on TUF models #975
  • Fixed incorrect Mic-Mute notification for some rare cases #983
  • Fixed Optimized mode switching when both USB-C AND Barrel Plug are connected #1008
  • Fixed Ctrl+M1/M2 brightness controls on TUF devices #960
  • Fixed Heatmap for some devices #967
  • Fixed some ROG Ally bindings
  • UI Tweaks #981 and others
  • Binding to mute microphone from external keyboard #1015
 

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GHelper v0.110 released

Power Mode setting under Fans+Power.​

Since the first releases by default app would couple each Asus BIOS mode with matching Windows Power mode. Now it should be possible to visually see and edit that for each mode in the app.
Again : it doesn't change app behavior, only gives your a bit more control over it :)
  • Added Windows Power Mode dropdown to Fans + Power section
  • Factory Defaults button would reset Power Mode selection to default for current mode in the app
  • Removed "Auto adjust windows power modes" checkbox from Extra as it's not needed anymore
  • You can still manually override Windows Power Plans (don't mix with Power Modes) via config as before
  • App will select default windows “Balanced” power plan, unless other is specified

Other changes​

Changes since last "final release" 0.107
  • Option to set Minutes till Hibernation in sleep on battery (configurable under Extra)
  • "Eco mode fix" will be enabled for all G14 2023 by default (can be turned off under Extra) and available for X13 2023
  • CPU power slider for X13 will be limited to 75W #1029
  • New FN-Lock Toggle / Indicator on main screen (removed from Extra)
  • Fixed backlight options for GA503 #1033
  • Fixed backlight modes control for G14 2023 that have only white color.
    ( G14 2023 owners with RGB colors - please let me know if colors still work!)
  • Improved app accessibility #1020
  • Re-init anime matrix on wake up for old G14 #1038
  • Removed iGPU undervolting slider for models that don't support it
  • Minor UI Tweaks

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GHelper v0.112 released

Changes since last final release 0.110
  • Added ability to limit GPU Core Clock (to keep your GPU a bit cooler and consume less power)
  • Fixed a case when manually editing Windows Power Mode under Fans + Power wouldn't save sometimes #1091
  • Added FX506 and GU603V devices to the list of models that support "Eco mode fix" #1072
  • "GPU Mode" backlight (Green for Eco, Yellow - for Standard, Red for Ultimate) #1068
  • UI Tweaks
Screenshot 2023-08-14 172534

How to Undervolt GPU​

Now app lets you do both : Set clock/voltage offsets (same as always) and set Clock Limit
With 2 sliders you can achieve same "curve" as afterburner would do with it's "undervolting"
  1. Increase Core Clock Offset until your 3dmark / furmark / game runs stable. Start with +100, +150, +200 ... This should make your scores / fps better within same power / heat as before.
  2. Limit your Core Clock to a certain value (it really depends on application / game that you use), to lower your power / heat consumption
Undervolting (1)
 

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GHelper v0.115 released

Changes since last final release 0.112

  • Support for ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition and ROG Keris Wireless (thanks @IceStormNG for dedication with this mice) #1137 #1109
  • Improved (one more time) laptop screen detection #1121
  • Added support for performance modes for Vivobooks (2023 and probably others) #1089
  • Anime Matrix fix for M16 2023 (thanks @IceStormNG) #1096
  • Fixed UI white / dark theme detection for some cases #1092
  • Ability to (optionally) set even lower cpu temp limit / undervolting via config #1105
  • Internal improvements for mouse support
  • Improved GPU detection for some old models #1112
 

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GHelper v0.118 released

Changes since last final release 0.115
  • Custom fan settings support for ancient models (like Strix 2019 / TUF 2021 or older) #1206
  • Fixed modes order for VivoBook models #1168
  • OSD notification for backlight mode changes (Fn+F4) #1191
  • Option to toggle RPM / % by clicking on RPM-Axis in Fan editor #1149
  • Backlight / mic-mute led light support for Vivobooks #1208
  • Added Screenpad hotkey support for Duo models #1215
  • Added Arrow-lock hotkey for Duo models #1224
  • Fixed Toggle Screen binding for some situations #1218
  • Added tooltip explaining what Clamshell mode is #1207
  • Fixed exception when windows prevented connection to anime matrix from lock screen #1165
  • Added Ctrl + Shift + Alt + F5 hotkey to cycle via modes backwards (next to existing Ctrl + Shift + F5) #1167

 

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GHelper v0.120 released
Changes since last final release 0.118
  • [Experimental] Anime Matrix Picture / GIF editor (pan / size / set scaling quality)
  • Improved Anime Matrix Clock mode (using native font and date now) #1260
  • "Boot Sound" toggle (under Extra) #1257 #1199 #1045 #355 #184
  • Support for ROG Pugio II Mouse (thanks @IceStormNG) #1236
  • Single color backlight fix for G14 2023 #1230
  • Added XGM initialization command that should prevent situations when custom fan curves might not work #1123
  • Allowed XGM connection from any GPU mode for iGPU-only models #1235
  • Added "Alternative" XGM Activation method for people who experienced lower power limits with their XGM 6850XT #729
  • Added driver dates to Updates screen
  • Added backlight support for new TUF models #1250
  • Hide backlight OSD if Asus OSD is running
  • ARCNM special button support (via config only) #1254
 

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