Sony :: Replacing CPU In Vaio SR41 (T6400 -> P8800)

Aug 6, 2009

I'm currently thinking of buying a Sony SR series laptop, but unfortunately here in Sweden we only get two configurations:
Vaio SR49 - P8800, Radeon 3470 256MB
Vaio SR41 - T6400, Radeon 4750 512MB

Since I would like P8800+Radeon 4750, the only possible way seems to get a SR41 and upgrade the cpu. Has anyone here got any experience on upgrading a laptop CPU? More specifically, upgrading from a T-series to a P-series.

I guess they use the same motherboards, so I can't imagine it would be incompatible, but I'm wondering whether it requires any BIOS changes which would be hard to do in a laptop bios.

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Sony :: Replacing HDD On Vaio VGN-TZ37

May 9, 2010

I am a frequent traveller who needs a reliable and ultra-portable notebook. I have owned a Sony Vaio VGN-TZ37 for almost 18 months. While I like it very much, it is very slow to boot up (XP). For that reason, I decided to replace the notorious in-built HDD with a SDD.

I have succeeded in replacing the original one with a Photofast G-Monster 1.8 ZIF SSD V 4 and am very happy with the result. The following is my experience.

When I decided to change to SSD, I did a lot of internet search and finally took 3 key decisions:
(1)Which SDD? After a lot of search, I settled for G-Monster 1.8 ZIF SSD V 4. It is not the least expensive, but I am happy with the results.

(2)DIY? A few repair shops could provide the service but they could not assure compatibility or system installation.

I decided to do it myself which is a good decision because I had to re-open the case 3 times.
(3)Secret of opening the case There are a few weblinks offer pictures and tips on the internet. They are essential for non-technical people like me .....

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Sony :: Replacing Hard Drive On A Vaio FW

Jan 30, 2009

I'm about to pull the trigger on a FW, but it has a 320GB 4200rpm. HD.

I've planned on buying a WD Scorpio Black later and the replacing it.

How complicated would that be? What I mean is, that I can do the hardware replacing and all that, but is it enough that I would do a recovery disc with the original HD inside and then replace the HD's and then just boot from the disc. Or do I need to fiddle around with the SATA drivers,

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Sony :: Re: Upgrading From P8800 To P9700 On A VGN-Z890

Mar 4, 2010

How complicated is it to upgrade to a P9700 CPU[ 2.8 GHx with 6MB L2 Cache) on a Z-VGN 890.

Is it the same motherboard or a totally different motherboard. My Laptop currently has a P8800 [ 2.66 GHz 3MB L2 cache)

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Sony :: P8800 Best Undervolting Numbers (RMClock)

Nov 17, 2009

My P8800 reaches 97 Cels. when I run Orthos, and today I tried playing COD 4 Warfare, then it went to 99 Cels. degrees and my Z was blowing FIRE from the vent.

Now, I'm planning to use RMClock to undervolt my CPU, my system specs is in Signature, except that I Updated from Vista SP2 64 to Windows 7 Pro 64 .....

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Sony :: Replacing HD On Vaio Z590, No Links Are Working

Dec 13, 2009

Just received a z590 that I want to repalce the 5400rpm HD with a faster one.

I did a search, but all the links no longer work.

Looking specifically for directions on how to remove the keyboard to get to the hardddrive (e.g. what screws or tabs to pop open)

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Dell :: Studio XPS 13 '' Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 Or P8800?

Dec 9, 2009

hey im looking now for a xps 13'' and i dont know what taken between the 2.53 p8700 or the 2.66 p8800 i saw a couple of benchmark but it doesnt mean anything to me ...

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HP/Compaq :: T6400+LED Or P7450+LCD

Mar 10, 2009

I'm purchasing HP pavilion DV4t laptop. I have to take a decision.

Shall I go for T6400 processor + LED screen option
P7450 processor + Normal LCD screen option.

LED screen and T7450 processor both costs me $100 more.

I do run computing intensive tasks like Virtual Machines on my laptop as well as I need power efficient and good screen .

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Dell :: Inspiron 1720 And T6400 Or T6500

Mar 31, 2010

I have an older Inspiron 1720 laptop with T5450, which is showing it's age. Based on the Intel Santa Rosa platform. I have maxed out RAM to 4Gb already. I have a chance to cheaply acquire Intel T6400 ($50) or T6500($60) CPU.

I know that 1720 supports 800FSB CPUs according to docs (officially T9500 is the fastest). What I was wondering if it will support this newer T6400/T6500 cpu...

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Dell :: T6400 Vs T7300 On A D630 ... Vista X64

Jul 19, 2009

I have a D630 running vista basic x64, 4gb ram, 500gb drive and currently have a T7300. On specs it seems like the T7300 07' & T6400 09' are basicly the same. I'd like to know if there is any reason to make a change since I have one available.

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Acer :: Aspire 8730G CPU Upgrade (C2D T6400)

Sep 8, 2009

get a 2nd hand Aspire 8730G.

Wonderful machine I might add, far superior screen saturation, contrast and colour gamut compared to the Sony, but the CPU performance difference is immdediately noticeable (almost similarly specced, the Sony had a 7200 RPM 320GB Seagate HDD, the one in the 8730G is a 320GB RPM WD Blue, and the RAM in the Sony VS 8730G is 800MHz VS 667MHz, also noticeable to me).

I plan to upgrade the RAM and HDD soon enough, no problem, but the main question lies with the CPU...

The T6400

With the latest updated BIOS for the Phoenix based BigBear2 mobo on the 8730G (if the 8930 and 8730 share a similar mobo, AFAIK, the newer 8730 and 8930 all use the PM45 based chipset), I believe it should be able to support even the Core 2 Quad processors (I need this power, I do a lot of Photoshop work, compositing, video editing and 3D rendering).

My biggest fear lies in the TDP, where the Q9100 I'm eyeing has a TDP for 45W, but the Penryn based Txxx0 family of processors has a TDP of 35W.................

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HP/Compaq :: NewPavilion Dv3 [Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 & P8600]

Apr 20, 2009

check here

Specifications HP Pavilion DV3 2020el

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4 GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB
Memory: 4096 MB DDR2
Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 103M, 512MB dedicated
Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA 5400 rpm

Specifications HP Pavilion DV3 2010el

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2:00 GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB
Memory: 4096 MB DDR2
Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 512MB dedicated
Hard Disk: 250 GB SATA 5400 rpm

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Sony :: Replacing An SZ With?

Oct 26, 2009

I have just upgraded my old Sony Vaio VGN SZ370P to WIN 7 and I am very happy with it.

The computer still performs beautifully. However, I know that as a laptop its end is near (Three years and hundreds of thousands of miles.)

It is already running very hot, though that does not seem to be affecting it at this point.

My question is simple, I have noticed that the SZ line seems to have disappeared. It looks like it has been replaced by the Z line

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Sony :: Replacing SSD's In Z

Apr 30, 2010

I'm about to order a Sony Z but want to use my own SSDs (Intel X25-M 160GB x 2). I checked out the manual

on the Sony website but there is nothing about upgrading/swapping out the hard drives.

Is this possible to do and how

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Sony :: Replacing SZ61WN HDD

Apr 30, 2009

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Sony :: Replacing DVD Drive With Bluray In New Z

Apr 5, 2010

I have the new Z model VPCZ117GG..and unfortunately for my region it didn't come with a Bluray drive and I had no choice of customization as well..

My version is the one with the Full HD screen,256GB SSD and 8GB Ram.

I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the DVD drive with a bluray drive. I know this will void warranty, but i'll be doing it after my warranty expire

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Sony :: Replacing Keyboard Keys

Apr 17, 2009

I have ruined the C key.
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Sony :: Replacing CPU Cooling Paste

Apr 9, 2009

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it will yield some results getting rid of all the dust, although i did feel like i could have done better if i managed to disassemble it further to reach all affected areas.

I'll continue to my question though, I unscrewed the heatsink and noticed that the thermal paste on the cpu looked really misapplied.

It has some big lumps of paste and seems very unevenly applied. I have owned this computer for about 2 years or so, and i have never disassembled it until now

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Sony :: Replacing Power Plug VGN-AW Series

Jul 16, 2009

My power plug on my laptop finally gave out. I cant find any articles on taking a VGN-AW series laptop apart. This is my second AW series which is a VGN-AW120J. I know theirs 2 different plugs for them. The on I have doesn't have a enclosure inside the plug and has 2 prongs that touch the pin in the power adapter.

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Jan 23, 2010

Does anyone know how to apply thermal paste to the Sony TZ series? I've opened it up and not really sure where the CPU/heatsink is. Looks complicated to further disassemble the thing

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Oct 27, 2009

I think I need to replace my 4965AGN on my SZ71WN/C as my laptop will loose connectivity with my router for no reason. I get the dreaded unidentified error and the only way to resolve the issue is to reboot my laptop. This was happening even before I upgraded to Win7. Even on a vanialla Win7 install, with no antivirus, it happens. You could ask if it's my router (Netgear DG834GT), but another Vaio SZ that I have works fine....

So has anyone changed their WIFI module and if so, should I upgrade to one which is WIN7 compatiable out of the box?

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Apr 18, 2009

Does anyone have a link to a website or PDF describing how to properly open and disassemble a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN?

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN, bought about 8 months ago, and now I want to exchange the built-in hard-disc with a solid-state disc.

I need some guide with illustrations/pictures, how to reach the disc

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Jan 15, 2010

I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.

Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.

So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?

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Feb 25, 2009

Just performed a successful XP downgrade on my Vaio Z520, but have noticed that on this copy of the Vaio Silver Desktop Theme/Appearance doesn't exist.

I had it on my SZ and loved it over the XP Blue. Is there a way to get it back? I still have the restore discs from the SZ.

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Mar 27, 2010

I'm wondering if the Blu-ray optical drive (Panasonic UJ-232A) of the (old) VAIO Z series will be able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series? I would really appreciate it if anyone is able to answer my question.

The reason I'm asking is because I'm seriously thinking of selling my VAIO Z690 & just buying the base Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ112GX/S). I may just be able to afford that base model & the icing on the cake will definitely be the UJ-232A drive being able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series & work.

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Mar 22, 2010

Am planning to get a sony laptop for me. The design simply rocks I am getting mixed reviews about cw and E series. But i made up my mind to get one.

My budget is aroung 40000rupees. Thats around 800$. So suggest me a better one between these two for occasional moderate and less(mosltly) demanding games. I dont care whether its 14 or 15 inch.

Am looking at lower end versions of both the models.

Only difference is CW uses Nvidia Geforce 310 and the E series uses some Radeon 5000 series one. CW has 14 inch screen whereas E series has a 15.5 inch screen. In the models which i am looking at both have matte finish and both has WXGA:1366 x 768 VAIO Display.

which one should i go for. whether the screen quality will be on par to Inspiron one atleast? ( I dont need HD).

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Apr 9, 2010

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The Vaio F Series only has 330M Nvidia Graphics Card with i7QM and up to 8GB of Ram and up to 256GB SSD.

The E Series has ATI 5650 (a less powerful version, reduced clock speed) combined with a i5 520M with up to 6Gb of Ram and up to 500GB of HDD ? Why can i not choose SSD ?

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Jan 2, 2009

if I can use the AC Adapter of a Vaio TT on the Vaio Z. The standard AC Adapter that comes with the Vaio Z is of 19.5V and the one for the Vaio TT is of 16V, which I don't know if it's enough for the Vaio Z to function properly or if there could be any problem or damage. Both machines have batteries of 10,8V.

I have an undervolted Vaio Z by the way (last multiplier at 0.9875) so I don't know if this could help in any way for my Z to work ok with the TT AC Adapter.

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