Sony :: Nvidia GT430M On VAIO Z Refresh

May 1, 2010

Will the new Z refresh ever get GT430M? The desktop version of Nvidia 4xx has already been released. I think it won't be long for the mobile version to be released.

I am planning to get a new laptop around August or September but I don't mind waiting for a couple of months if I can get GT430M. However, if the GPU will never get an update, I think I'll buy the Z earlier since I don't think there will be much of an update before August. From what I see on the old Z, the GPU never got updated. However this time the GPU on Z is a little behind with no DirectX 11 support.

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Sony :: When Does Usually Refresh- Vaio Z

May 7, 2010

My friend is thinking about pulling the trigger on a new vaio Z. He needs it for the fall school semester so he doesn't need it now, but it would be nice to have. I know no one knows when Sony will do a refresh but do they typically refresh this early? I read others talking about a refresh coming in May or June, but that's only 3-4 months after the Z was actually released. Is this a realistic refresh time frame or should he just buy it? Really don't want to buy and have a refresh two weeks later.

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Sony :: New VAIO B Series (refresh Of BZ)

Jan 20, 2010

Not announced officially yet, but take a look here at the German sonystyle:

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Sony :: Vaio Z5x0 Refresh (z690 And Others)

Jan 12, 2009

I understand the z690 is available for our friendly neighbors to the north, but apparently, the z690 CTO is still unavailable through

Just wondering if anyone has heard any rumors or anything on the retail availability of the z540 / z590 refresh. That's one of two things keeping me from settling on a notebook to order.

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Sony :: Any New Models On The Horizon (VAIO Summer Refresh)

May 16, 2009

I have been waiting for the Vaio Z to be refreshed with a new and improved graphics card, i was hoping by the summer as other pc makers are doing this. Do you think Sony will use the new ATI 4000 series or the new nvidia series? Will it get refreshed by the summer?

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Sony :: FW Refresh- Refresh In General

Jan 29, 2009

How exactly often do they happen? I plan on getting an FW very soon, I could buy one early Feb, or wait until middle march will be the best times for me to buy one financially wise. My question is if I wait until middle March sometime, do you think there will be some upgrades on it opposed to the current FW390CTO?

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Sony :: Vaio + NVIDIA + Windows 7

Apr 21, 2010

I own a Sony Vaio Laptop, VGN-FZ21M. This laptop comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU Graphics card.

Originally, the laptop came with Windows Vista. I had no problems there. Once Windows 7 came out, I upgraded. Problems started there, with Windows not recognizing my video card correctly. It was displayed not as NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT, but as a Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.

At the time, the problem was more or less easily solved. I downloaded the drivers from NVIDIA, but I wasn't able to do a direct install (an error would occur). So I updated the Graphic card manually, by browsing the disk and chosing the nvmt.inf file that came within the drivers given by NVIDIA on their website, as the file to update my Graphic card with.

This worked out perfectly. My Graphic card was updated and working as great as ever.

However, more recently, I decided to format my laptop, and give it a clean Windows 7 install. I did this because my laptop was giving some graphical weirdies. I thought a format would solve it. It didn't.................

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Sony :: New Vaio Z Nvidia 330 GPU Temp 84c Ok

Mar 18, 2010

seems to max out at 84c under heavy wow dalaran stuff


using GPU-Z app monitor

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Sony :: Vaio Z-series NVidia Card

Jan 10, 2009

I've been eyeing a Vaio Z-series (555 or the the 590 online-only in Canada) but I want to make absolutely sure that it contains a nVidia card (9300M GS 256MB).

When I go to the stores to look at the store model (Sony store & Best Buy), in Device Manager and Display setting, I only see the Intel Mobile graphics chips. No where on the system does it appear to say that it contains a nVidia card. I tried using the Stamina/Speed slider to see if there was a different (setting it to Speed), and the graphics card still says INTEL.

For all those who own a laptop from this series, what do you see?

Do *all* Vaio Z-series have a nVidia or only certain ones? Is it just a driver/software issue for the ones at the stores?

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Sony :: Repaired VAIO Nvidia Video

May 26, 2010

I have a VAIO SZ series laptop which got the typical video isue with Nvidia GPU (vertical lines). I was very disaponted from what I read and from the 750-1000 Euro repair cost that sony Greece (I live in Greece) offered me so I started looking for a motherboard on ebay. I was very lucky and surprised to find a company offering a repair service for my laptop located in Greece. I bought the service for 200Euro I packed the laptop and send them my pick up info.

Next day a courier picked up my laptop and 10 days later it was returned fully functional and they even solved the problem with the noisy fan! This happened one week ago and today they even refunded 50Euro of my payment because I am located in Greece and the offered price was calculated for shipping in EU! So it actually costed me only 150Euro in total!

Checing their listing I show that they are offering repair services for FZ series laptops for much less but they are asking to send them only half of the laptop. Anyway I prefer not to mention the company's name but if you check on for VAIO SZ video repair you should find them and maybe more proffesionals closer to you who could repair your laptop for a fruction of what sony is asking.

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Sony :: Vaio Z (nvidia 9300m) HDMI

Jan 24, 2010

my vaio z21wn/b with hybrid graphics (nvidia 9300m en intel gpu) wont allow me to output graphics trough HDMI on a 720p tv. However, when i connect the laptop to a 1080p tv trough HDMI it does work.. strange huh?

i've tried several drivers (Nvidia, sony presentation helper, sony control center) and display resolutions, but i cant manage to get it working..

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Sony :: Defective NVIDIA Graphics VAIO Z Windows 7

Nov 6, 2009

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit onto my UK Z21WN. Having first flashed the BIOS to R2170M3 I installed all drivers including the NVIDIA driver

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Sony :: Vaio Z11 Nvidia Crash Screen Shot

May 26, 2010

maybe someone who knows how to get through to Sony can send them this image link

this has happened about 50 times since the 2 months i've had the computer... and i know it has happened to a lot of you too.

in fact, then it doesn't recover successfully, you get the BSOD and a reboot

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Sony :: Affected Vaio Nvidia Laptops Temp

Aug 24, 2009

my fz38m since march 08 and the average gpu temp using gpuz is 58 deg C.

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Sony :: Windows7's NVidia Driver For Vaio VGN-FE31M

Jul 31, 2009

i have managed to install Windows7 in my 3years old Vaio VGN-FE31M laptop. so i just need the nvidia graphics card driver now. i have tried the latest one from nvidia website, but its not compatible. my nvidia is Nvidia Geforcego 7600.

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-SZ780 NVidia 8400M GPU Failure

Aug 15, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ780 that passed its 1 year warranty a few months ago.

My laptop was experiencing overheating and would either reboot suddenly after the blue screen of death or would just shut down in the middle when using the nvidia 8400 GPU.

From Sony's explanation, I read that the shutdown of the system is a normal behavior under high temperature and I assumed it was not a problem and just an inconvenience.

Just 30 minutes ago, my laptop screen turn white completely and froze so I shut down the system immediately and since then, my SZ780 DOES NOT BOOT when using the Nvidia GPU!

Sony's recent replacement annoucement of defective Nvidia GPUs EXCLUDE the SZ models so for me, I have no additional warranty that can cover this.

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Sony :: How To Upgrade Nvidia Geforce Driver On Vaio

Aug 25, 2009

I'm trying to install the latest driver for my Geforce 9300M card. But when I find the driver dowload page from the Nvidia site, they invariably state that...


The following notebooks are not supported in this release:

Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

The Sony site does NOT contain drivers for the gfx card.

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Sony :: Vaio VPCZ11Z9E Nvidia Drivers Slows Down

May 6, 2010

My question:

What i have;
I have, as the title sais, a Vaio VPCZ11Z9E with the hybrid graphic system. The drivers i use are the latest ones published by Sony.

The problem;
When i have my computer on stamina mode ie. not using the nvidia geforce card and i right click my desktop to reach the meny for personalize, create new folders etc the meny shows up instantly, no delay at all.

When i have the switch to speed, using my nvidia geforce card(which always use while at work and plugged in) the right click on desktop has delay/lag to show the meny, the windows 7 thinking animation shows up, for up to 3 seconds before it actually pops up.

My conclusion is of course, that it has to do withe nevidia card/drivers.

Are there any solution to this? Does anyone else have the problem? Should i do a total reset with the recovery tool?

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Sony :: Brightness Control And NVIDIA Driver Updates For XP Downgrade VAIO

Jul 22, 2009

One of the most troublesome consequences of downgrading your VAIO to Windows XP is not being able to adjust the screen brightness using the F5/F6 keys.

This tutorial aims to (i) resolve that issue, and (ii) retain the ability to adjust brightness when you update to the latest LaptopVideo2Go drivers. The below methods have been tested on VAIO FZ, FW, and NS laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8X00M cards, and they are working flawlessly with the LV2G 190.15 driver.

Part 1: Enabling Fn Brightness Control

Skip this step if your brightness control is already working

In order to be able to use the brightness control on a XP-Downgraded machine, you need:

1. VAIO Event Service Hotfix (Which updates the VESConfig.ini file for the VAIO Event Service)
-> You can get this at[url].
-> If you have an FZ, you can use the VESConfig.ini I have attached

2. NVIDIA Driver with Customised nv4_disp.inf (Refer to Part 2)............

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Sony :: Request For Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Flash ROM ( Vaio VGN-AR61M)

Oct 27, 2009

Can anyone be kind enough to share a flash ROM copy of Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT notebook graphics display for

Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M? A backup copy done with Nvflash, NiBiTor or any similar flash app perhaps will do.

I need to flash my video graphics display which is no longer recognized. For some unknown reasons,

after installing and playing some high resolution games, my pc crashed and suddenly Windows 7 display won't accept any video driver except the standard VGA adapter

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Sony :: No SR Refresh

Jan 6, 2010

I just finished watching the keynote and I didn't see a S in the lot of them? Anyone know if it is going happen, or should I start saving for the Z?

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Sony :: FW Refresh

Nov 1, 2009

Now that new windows 7 and new intel processor came to market, do you think Sony will upgrade VAIO FW? I really like it, but want to take it in white + I really hope NEW video card arrives + DDR3 RAM is available. I'm not hard core gamer, but still want to play from time to time.

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Sony :: SR Refresh

Jan 11, 2009

On the SonyStyle site the SR can only be configured in 2 colors and you have to order silver to get the ATI card.

Are they just clearing mass stock to come out with a new SR refresh?

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Sony :: VPCZ11: How To Adjust Refresh Rate To 60 Constantly

May 23, 2010

When I adjust the refresh rate on my Z to 60 Hz and restart it, it plunges back to 40.

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Sony :: I5 Z: Customized Configurations Outside Of Style, Is Only Signature Collection 1080p, How Often Does Refresh?

Feb 22, 2010

Been having mini wars in my mind pitting HP Envy 15 vs MacBook Pro vs Sony Z. Right now Sony Z's got the edge and my interest, and so these questions:

1. I'm interested in getting the Z with the 512GB SSD. Is ordering this configuration only possible via Sony's site?

At first I thought that to be the case, but then I saw in the several hundred page Sony Z thread, links to and where they have the Z on sale in various configurations, but no 512GB SSD .....

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Sony :: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Vs. NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

Apr 2, 2010

you can see here two vaio graphic cards ..
9600M GT and GT 330M
That really surprised me that 330M doesnt support DX 11

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Sony :: Vaio Z720D: Uninstalling VAIO Care, VAIO Update

Jul 26, 2009

Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")

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Dell :: Precision M4300 Installed The NVIDIA Drivers For The NVidia Quadro FX 360M ...

Dec 29, 2008

I recently got a Dell Precision M4300 from a friend and had a few questions.

When i got the laptop, I reformatted the Laptop and Reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP2. I proceeded from Microsoft to Update to SP3 and so on.

Well I also Went to Dell's Website and downloaded all the necessary drivers (using the service tag) for this laptop and installed them.

Now here is where I ran into a problem,

When I installed the NVIDIA drivers for the NVidia Quadro FX 360M video card, everything seemed to go fine. Then I rebooted the Laptop, and now every time I reboot, my hardware acceleration is defaulted back to None, and it gives me multiple pop ups about this issue. I go into the settings and turn the Acceleration back to full and it goes away.

This is a major problem, and is really frustrating to deal with everytime the laptop is booted up.

My other problem, is when I open up Internet Explorer, It tends to lock up the browser for no reason when Loading a website. I then CTRL+ALT+DEL and attempt to close iexplore.exe via the task manager. It closes the browser but does not shut down the browser, making it impossible to browse, so then I have to reboot.

here are the specs of the PC, from the device manager and drivers I have gotten

Dell Precision M4300
NVidia Quadro FX 360M 512mb Video Graphics Card
TSST 8x dvd+-R burner
120GB Hard Drive
3.5GB of Ram
2.5GHZ T9300 Core 2 Duo Processor
1394 Port
2 USB ports
External Monitor Ports
Wifi Support
Bluetooth Support
Windows XP SP2 Pro

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Dell :: NVidia GFX Owners - Refreshed My Color Settings Under 'nVidia Control Panel' And Now My Colours Look Crap

Jan 8, 2008

I refreshed my colour settings under 'nVidia control panel' and now my colours look crap. Can someone plz give me your personal prefered percentage numbers of these following slide bars in 'Desktop Colour Settings'.

Brightness: %
Digital Vibrance: %
Contrast: %
Image Sharpening: %
Gamma: %

I know most you guys have LCD monitors, but just to be sure i'd like it in good colour for an LCD...

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Sony :: Nvidia 3D Vision And The New Z

Apr 18, 2010

From what I know a fast Nvidia card+ 3D Glasses + 120HZ MONITOR= Nvidia 3D vision for 3D gaming.

My question is has anyone tried outputiing to a 120hz compatible monitor via HDMI and the glasses and see if this worked?

Would be cool if the Z could.


If so, I would probably get the glasses and a compatible monitor.

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