Sony :: VAIO W211 Memory Upgrade

May 20, 2010

Sony VAIO W211 comes with 1GB installed with max. upgrade limit of 2GB.

Can someone tell how easy or hard (as in Dell 1010, forget about doing it because you have to disassemble the whole thing) to upgrade the memory on this

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Sony :: Vaio FW (VGN-FW56007B) Memory Upgrade

Mar 14, 2010

Considering buying a UK spec Vaio FW laptop. How easy is it to upgrade the memory on this?

From 4 to 8 GB. Looking at the spec on the Sony UK site it looks like it's already fitted with 2x2GB RAM

And would either of these brands be compatible? - or .....

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Sony :: Tz 298 N Memory Upgrade

Dec 27, 2009

Anyone could tell me if this is feasible to be installed on the TZ.
> OSWIN32 >

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Sony :: Memory Upgrade

Jun 2, 2009

I'm looking at purchasing an FW with only 2g of RAM and upgrading it myself cheaper than I can do buying it from Sony. The RAM from Sony is DDR2-800 PC2-6400. where to buy a couple 4g modules (2x4, 8g total)?

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Sony :: Z Memory Upgrade

Apr 23, 2010

I got a Vaio Z620D, it's a Canadian Model. It's got only 2GB of ram, so I am looking to add 2 more. I was told that it should match the frequency or something like that, I am not too sure about the whole deal.


Here is the detailed specs for this laptop, just scroll down for the RAM info.


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Sony :: Sz750 Memory Upgrade To 4gb Not Showing Up

Sep 23, 2009

Ive recently bought 2-2gb sticks to upgrade my memory to 4gb. Ive seen that for vista it can only support up to 3gb, which is fine,

but my computer still says that it is only 2gb? whats wrong

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Sony :: Laptop Won't Start After Memory Upgrade!

Feb 23, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio S460 laptop.

Recently it had been lagging really bad, and so I was advised that it might be a power supply problem, or, another solution would be to upgrade the memory.

I went to my local computer store asking about it, and he recommended trying to upgrade the memory (I currently had two 256 MB memory sticks, for a total of 512).

I told him my model number, and he pointed me to a Kingston 1 GB memory stick, and said he was pretty sure that it would be compatible. Since it was only $10, I bought two of them.

so I went ahead and replaced the two 256 MB memory sticks with my newly acquired 1 GB memory sticks. But after I put the laptop back together, and I pushed the power button, nothing showed up on the screen (although the lights indicated the power was at least on)

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Sony :: Memory Upgrade For VPCZ11 Series

May 22, 2010

DDR3 PC3-8500 or DDR3 PC3-10600 modules? Two 4 GB modules or a matching pair 8 GB kit?

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Sony :: Vaio Z : 4GB Vs. 8GB Memory

Apr 21, 2010

My configuration is with 4GB single slot right now. Considering that an extra 4GB single 1066 DDR3 aftermarket DIMM would cost me about $170, what would I gain by upgrading it to 8GB in total?

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Sony :: Vaio FZ Model And Regarding Memory (RAM)

Jan 16, 2010

Regarding the FZ model, what type of RAM stick does it take?

Im not a technology expert but I know there are different types of memory sticks (in terms of the physical size)

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Sony :: Memory- VGNSZ645P3 Vaio

Apr 22, 2009

I have a VGNSZ645P3 Vaio which I got as xmas gift. I decided to Max out the RAM and purchased Crucial 4GB kit. Sony recommends Crucial as only authorized after market RAM. I have previously upgraded memory on desktops and laptops and am fully aware about the ESD. I changed the memory 45 degree angle, snap it down....I try turning the computer back on and it will not turn on. Power light is on, the battery light is on but the other 3 lights will not light up and screen does not turn on. I put the original back on and it still will not turn on. I took it to sony store and the guy tries same thing I do and it does not work. He says the motherboard is probably toasted...I said how could it be I followed every direction possible and he said sometimes that the Memory has ESD on it. So they put the original factory RAM back in and shipped it out to San Diego. I thought that warranty was void if you mess with original RAM? Im hoping they'll fix whatever that is wrong with it and not come back with "you messed with RAM warranty is void".....

Has this memory issue happened to anyone?

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Sony :: VAIO Memory Install

Jan 12, 2009

family member install some additional memory in her Sony VAIO laptop, but seem to be having a problem. Its a VGN-C290 model (May 2007) and currently has one 1GB chip installed & has one open slot. It allows a max of 2GB.

Now, I have purchased an additional 1GB chip from, but after installing it in the one open slot, it appears that it is not recognizing it at all. The laptop will turn on, but doesn't get to the XP screen. Not even the Sony VAIO/Phoenix welcome screen either.

I have never had a problem with Crucial memory, but I contacted them directly to maybe help with this problem. They basically told me to make sure it is really seated in there good and apply a lot of pressure. They also had me put the Crucial memory in the slot #1 where the original Sony memory was. Neither worked.

The only other thing they suggested was that it was a BIOS related issue & to somehow update the BIOS. I checked & it currently is running BIOS version #R0080J4. I'm trying to determine if this is the latest version. If not, then how to update it.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Memory Speed Diff From I5-520 To I5-540/i7-620?

Mar 26, 2010

While eagerly scouting the Zs, I've greatly enjoyed this forum for the past few weeks. I've been stopping by (ok stalking) my local Sony Style store to check them out in person, and became curious about a discrepancy.

Does anyone know off hand if there is an inherent memory speed or bandwidth difference between the 520m and 540m (or 620m)? I haven't noticed anything official from Intel or the Sony specs, other than they all use DDR3/1066 sticks.

Last week I snapped a picture (rather fuzzy cellphone, sorry) of the WEI screen for the lone silver GX/S (i5-520m) floor model. It shows a lagging score of 5.9 on memory, which doesn't jive with other performance scores mentioned on this forum (that I could find).....

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Sony :: Upgrading Vaio Vgn-z540 Memory

Mar 5, 2009

what sort of memory should i purchase for the machine? i know it's ddr3 but what pin count?

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Sony :: Vaio TZ Video Card Memory

Dec 19, 2009

I just got my brand new Sony Vaio TZ

everything is great till now but i was checking to video card memory and its only showing 64MB ,, its should be 224 according to the specs "i know its 64MB dedicated memory"

i took a look to the BOIS and didn't find any option the increase the memory ,,, so what i have to do to take the full 224MB

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HP EliteBook 8540w :: Identifying Correct Memory Slot For RAM Upgrade To Enable Dual Channel Memory

Jan 12, 2015

I just purchased a used Elitebook 8540w with i7 quad core and four memory slots (I love it!).  It is running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional  It came with one 4gb memory module and I purchased an additional 4gb module to bring total RAM to 8gb.  
I have the HP document that shows for two 4gb memory modules, one should be in memory slot 1 and the other in memory slot 3 for correct functioning of dual channel memory.  All set right?
Not quite.  In the Elitebook 8540w, the primary memory slots under the keyboard are clearly labeled "1" and "2"  However, the expansion memory slots on the underside of the chassis are also clearly labeled "1" and "2"  Opps!  There is no "3" and there is no "4"  In which of the unfilled three slots do I install the second 4gb module for correct functioning of dual channel memory?

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Sony :: VAIO SR190 Line Support 8GB Memory

Sep 11, 2009

I have the VAIO SR190 and want to upgrade to 8GB, but I have seen conflicting information if it will support 8GB.

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Sony :: Upgrade Cpu In Vaio

Jan 6, 2010

How hard/easy is it to upgrade the processor in a Vaio?

For e.g., T6600 to P8700?

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Sony :: Vaio Z Blu-Ray Upgrade

Jul 8, 2009

So I got my hands on two Vaio Z's, one (VGN-Z27GNX) with Blu-Ray and 2.53Ghz, the other (VGN-Z36GDB) with DVD+RW and 2.66Ghz.

I am keeping one of them and selling the other, however, ideally I would like the faster CPU and Blu-Ray drive on the one machine. Not only that but I would also prefer the Z36 as it is the third generation model (in Australia) as opposed to the Z27 being second gen.

My question is, whether it is even worth the trouble to gain the 130Mhz and whether there was any significant changes from 2nd to 3rd generation in design, architecture, efficiency, etc?

At the end of the day I do want the Blu-Ray drive. Also, I plan to upgrade to a single SSD in the near future and have read on this forum that there are some issues with having an SSD with Blu-Ray but I am not sure why. Can someone please clear this up because if this is correct then I will also need to consider SSD vs Blu-Ray?

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Sony :: New Vaio Windows 7 Upgrade

Nov 12, 2009

I recently purchased a VGN-SR490PBB which came with preinstalled XP Pro. According to all the literature, I am entitled to a Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) upgrade.

I proceeded to install the Recovery Media Kit that came with my laptop. The recovery media says basically, "Use this Recovery Kit to recover the preinstalled operating system and applications..."

It installed Vista Ultimate (64-Bit). I am being shipped the Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) upgrade from Mentor Media. So you can probably see the issue already, 64-Bit OS installed, 32-Bit upgrade disks in the mail. Not going to work.

So here's what happened so far (whole process below took 2-hours).

1. Chatted with a live person from Sony's Tech Support person, who directed me to Mentor Media .....

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Sony :: Vaio SR Window 7 Upgrade 64 Bit

Oct 25, 2009

Well basically I brought a Vista Busi. 64 Bit Laptop that included a Window Xp Prof. 32 Bit which I use since I always hated Vista. But now the Window 7 Prof. UPGRADE that I'm getting in a week or so is 64 Bit .....

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Sony :: VAIO TT 11LN Upgrade

Oct 1, 2009

I just thought I could share my recent experience regarding several changes I made to my Vaio TT.

I bought a Vaio TT11LN last year. I wonderful computer but the hell slow !!!
I ran a few benchmarks on the built-in 1.8" HDD. Let me show ya all how well it performs...

(originally it was running on Vista Home 32bits, 2GB RAM...)
Let me introduce the wonderful Toshiba MK1216GSG - 1.8" / 5400 RPM :
System : Win7 x64 / 1600MHz C2D SU9300 / 4GB DDR3-8500.
Antivirus & Microsoft Search indexer OFF

Err... I won't comment.
Now what ? Well I wanted to buy a photofast v3 but I could not find any. All resellers I mailed told me "sorry, dude but hold on, we're expecting smt better soon"... Well same answer for Intel's X18M. Out of stock or way too expensive. So I went to ebay and found my candidate :

KingSpec (uh ? whazzat ?) 128GB microsata. 150MB/s Read, 85MB/s write (specs)... Well waaaaaay better than the above right ?
I bought two of them as I intend to go for raid 0.
I bought those babies on Sept. 22nd from a chinese comp. and got them yesterday (free express shipping). I must say that I was expecting worse.
Plus, I got them duty free (19.6% off).

After buying them, I decided to take the laptop apart to check if everything was in place... I mean the ribbon connectors... I followed the tutorial on that
kunkoku website and especially those 3 pics .....

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Sony :: VAIO FZ Windows 7 Upgrade

Oct 24, 2009

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ240E and found out on release day that Sony will not support me in upgrading my Windows Vista system to Windows 7. I had purchased a pre-release from Microsoft of the Home Premium version.

I have seen some replies in other treads that imply that some users have been partially successful and would like this tread to be the master for solutions. Do not use this tread to rant about Sony - even if you are mad as hell just like I am

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Sony :: Win 7 Upgrade With Vaio NW11 Z T

Dec 10, 2009

I just bought a Sony Vaio NW11Z/T laptop which has Windows Home Premium 32 bit installed. I am very happy with it (I got it for about 250 less than the new NW21) but obviously want to upgrade it to Windows 7.

I have read through most of the threads dealing with the many problems that can arise with drivers, etc and given that this a brand new laptop I don't want to do anything that will disable most of its functionality.

I have just bought a Windows 7 upgrade disk as well as I want to get Win 7 working befrore I go abroad for Christmas and didn't want to wait weeks for Sony to send me one through. The problem is that the Win 7 from Sony comes with a compiliation disk of drivers, etc whereas I don't have that right now.

I am minded to do a custom (clean) install of either the 32-bit or 64-bit, rather than simply upgrade it to get rid of most of the bloatware, etc.

Does anyone know if I can get ALL the drivers I need from Sony's website or is it safer to wait to get the disk from Sony (some posts I have read suggest that even then there may be problems with Fn keys, blu-ray drivers, etc. which seems crazy with a laptop released less than 6 months ago!). I am almost minded to take it back having read about all the complications but I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction.

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Sony :: Upgrade Vaio Z-Series

Apr 4, 2009

Does anyone have pictures or instructions to upgrade Z series wireless network card?

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Sony :: Vaio TZ SSD Upgrade Boot From 2.5HD

Mar 3, 2010

I am in the verge of upgrading my 64GB SAMSUNG SSD >> to a 128GB SSD

The options are down below :







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Sony :: Ram Upgrade Vaio AW11Z/B

Dec 9, 2009

I have a Vaio AW11Z/B and am currently running a 32-bit version of windows vista. I am going to upgrade to Windows 7 and am looking to install the 64-bit version as I can then use more ram. I would also like to know if I can upgrade my current ram from 2 x 2gb to 2 x 4gb,

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Sony :: Upgrade Vaio Z To Windows 7

Aug 30, 2009

Keeping in mind, not just speed, but battery usage, drivers compatibility, headaches, etc.

I have access to full professional version of Windows 7 dvd through our university, and am considering whether I should take this route.

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Sony :: Vaio SR590 BD Upgrade

Dec 11, 2009

I have a Sr 590 CTO

250 Gb HD
ATI 4570
Extended Battery

DVD RW (because Sony did a bait and switch on my BD drive )

What are the dimensions of any BD drive that I might want to upgrade this laptop with? Also what form factor and connector (SATA or PATA)

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Sony :: Vaio Z11 Bios Upgrade

May 6, 2009

Can the Z11 bios be upgraded with the Z31 bios, if so is there any advantage?

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