Sony :: Vaio SZ 4 Series Fan Replacement And Wifi + Processor Upgrade (Win7 + Ubuntu Feedback)

Nov 25, 2009

I had replaced mobo on my dead SZ 4 series (don't ask why) and couldn't stop there since I was in the move thus consequently contemplated about possible upgrades. For now I settled for fan, WLAN card and CPU upgrade. If it works well, I might install SSD also.

1.Fan Modification

As you all proud SZ owners know, fan is very noisy on this machines so it made me think if there is any possible modification to reduce the noise. Since the BIOS is controlling it there is not much to do on the RPM part (in win at least, but more on that later) I settled for a fan and fan casing swap from SZ 4 to SZ 7 series.

In the photos you can see that fans, fan casings and heat-sinks are of different design. Besides design differences, voltage and the amperage are the same, 5V-300mA.

Only way was to install the fan and the casing of the SZ 7 heat-sink to my old one as one of the heat-sinks bolt bushings is off for a few millimeters.

There has to be some care exercised when prying off the fan casing, some heating was required from the aluminium side on three pins were casing is attached.

Not to be simple, the difference is also in the inlet hole. One on the SZ 7 heat-sink is bigger and off centre compared to SZ 4s. Had to do some filing there, to match it to the size of the new fan. Fan of SZ7 is not bigger, it is due to different design of the fan eye and its volutes...................

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Sony :: Can't Upgrade To Win7 On A Z Series

Aug 8, 2009

I have the new Win7 disks from MSDN (pro and ultimate). Tried multiple times yesterday to upgrade my Z690 from Vista. Uninstalled all of the conflicting drivers/programs, it goes all the way through the install process, gets to the point where it copies over the old files, but then abruptly restarts and uses the Rollback program to get me into Vista again.

I tried 4 times, same result each time. Anyone have an idea if there's something I can do get this machine upgraded?

A clean install is not an option, too many programs I can't find the disks to...

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Sony :: VAIO SZ Processor Upgrade To X9000, T9500, X7900

Apr 14, 2009

several people here who have been able to upgrade their SZ's to x9000 processors. I want to do the same but I want to know if it is as simple as putting the processor inn or do you have to do some modding. I am also interested in upgrading to a x7900 or t9500. Basically the x9000 is my first choice, x7900 is second and t9500 is 3rd and I want your advice as to what to do, and will I need to do any modding to put these processor in my SZ670?

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Sony :: Vaio F Series I7 Processor

May 2, 2010

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( I didn't download much, and I scanned with both avg and adaware and no viruses or problems found).

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Feb 19, 2009

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Feb 18, 2009

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https://www.inet.se/datorer/baerbara...erien/1968497/
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I know that many of us have been seeking an inexpensive third-party RAM upgrade for our new Vaio Zs. Fortunately, I've found a great solution. Not only does this module use precisely the same RAM ICs as the currently shipping Vaio Z11 8GB machines, those RAMs just happen to be manufactured by the world's largest DRAM manufacturer (by far), Samsung. This module has been tested for over a week, and it has truly been a completely stable solution. Plus, I don't suppose that it'll hurt to point out that this is the least expensive 4GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM module that I can find in the United States right now! Moreover, it's sold by a very reputable vendor, whom I trust - EWiz.com (they're still making the transition from their old name, SuperBiiz). They've got great prices, ship fast, and stand behind what they sell - no, I have nothing whatsoever to do with them, other than being a customer.

Rock-solid RAM that's the cheapest, too! For details behind all the testing that allowed me to finally post this, see this thread (which started off as a look into RAM speeds on the new Vaio Zs). To pick these up, check out the Super Talent 4GB DDR3-1066 Samsung Chip Notebook Module at EWiz.com - literally priced below any other 4GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM on Pricewatch, as of 3/30/2010!

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Oct 25, 2009

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Sony :: Vaio Z Series Upgrade To X9100

Feb 24, 2009

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Sony :: Vaio Z Series Windows 7 Upgrade

Dec 19, 2009

I just recently upgraded my Z from Vista x64 to Windows 7.

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Everything works except the brightness controls both in stamina and speed mode.

I tried reinstalling numerous drivers but nothing seems to work.

Does anyone know the fix for this issue?

I have a Z790CJ model if that is any help

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Sony :: Blue Ray Drive Upgrade For Vaio Z Series

Apr 24, 2009

I just have a question regarding aftermarket upgrade of blue ray for Vaio Z series, did any one try upgrading with any aftermarket blue ray drive for Z series? If so what is the compatibility criteria and did anyone find one for Z series

I found a notebook blue ray rom for $79

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Jul 3, 2014

i have an x130 with amd e-300, and i would like to improve it, is there any possible processor to change it? 
 
i bought it with the expectation of better performance of this processor and i already upgrade it to 6gb of ram now, but doesnt impruve much.
 
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Jan 23, 2009

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Sony :: Old Vaio Z: Win7 + Gaming

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Nov 14, 2009

I have just received my upgrade for my VGN-Z21WN/B (my baby, love it!)... anyway, I did a bit of research before receiving it and everywhere I read suggested to do a fresh install - so thats' what I did. It actually all went okay, and it's happily running.

I visited vaio-link.com where I found some Win7 drivers, including:

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- Ethernet Driver
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- nVidia graphics driver

All great , except now I am missing my FN keys. The FN keys for brightness, volume, switching display etc no longer work, and I cannot find a solution. One site I researched says to download the vista driver, but I cannot find that anywhere .. and then even people said that didn't work.

Secondly, although not a biggie, is there a VAIO Update driver?

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Jan 11, 2009

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Nov 1, 2009

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May 8, 2010

I have a Sony VGN-AR38G.

I have upgraded the HDD and RAM 2 months ago after a hardisk failure.

Current specs as follows:
Intel Core2 CPU T7400@2.16GHz
Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 GT
2x2G RAM
2x320G HDD

Optical Drive: Mata BD-MLT UJ-210S ATA Device
In device manager it says the device is working properly.
Current driver version is 6.0.6001.18000, which should be the latest (Ver1.06)

The laptop was purchased in June 2007. Broke Dec 2009 due to hardisk failure. Then I upgraded some hardwares (HDD & RAM), reinstalled Vista Home Premium (Burnt disk) then upgraded to Win7 (Retail disk).

Then 2 weeks ago, I left it on battery only, thought it would go into hybernation when the battery drains, however I had a nasty system loss, basically all I had was the Vaio logo and BIOS info, not even F8. So had to reinstall the system. Did pretty much the same thing as before, except I did the firmware upgrade of the optical drive, which I don't recall doing the last time. Then, I'm stuck with the Win7 upgrade.

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Sony :: Vaio Power Management In Win7

Dec 21, 2009

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i used to have this feature when i was running xp but its no longer listed under win7, only 'cpu fan control

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Nov 23, 2009

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after moving to Win7 home premium (clean installation) i've downloaded and installed all drivers, utilities and updates for my series from sony site.

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Jan 6, 2010

I'm on windows 7 rc1 and I'm having trouble disabling the CDrom drive.

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Is there a more direct way to turn it off?

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Sep 27, 2009

I have a Vaio VGN-CS16G/R and why is is that after installing Win7 RTM x64 and installing the necessary drivers, I DON'T see the "adjust brightness slider" on the power options? With my other laptops with the same OS, I can see that slider completely.

Also, I when I install Vaio Launcher which I got from the extracted Sony Notebook Utilities installer, it returns an error of:

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Setup will now terminate. "

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Aug 11, 2009

I just installed Win7, sticking as much as possible to this method:
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everything's working, all FN keys, volume multimedia zoom LCD out,
all but brightness.

problem is, using the FN keys, the brightness dialog is showing, but I can't increase or decrease it. brightness does not show up on power managment nor on mobilty center. the power plans from vaio ("VAIO optimized") are showing, but still if I pull the plug screen stays on maximum brightness...

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Sony :: VAIO Z WIN7 X64 Fingerprint Driver

Dec 17, 2009

Does anyone with VAIO Z and installed with win7 x64 notice the fingerprint driver have a little problem?

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Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date: 2009/12/17 22:32:13
Event ID: 219
Task Category: (212)
Level: Warning
Keywords:
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Oct 25, 2009

for now it looks like Sony will not offer any possibility of Windows upgrade for machines bought before January 2009. So the only possibility will be to buy new OS from MS and install drivers by myself.

Right now, I have original Japanese Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit shipped with the nb and I'm thinking to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate 64-bit. Is it possible for me to buy just Win7 Ultimate Upgrade for $219.99 from MS Store? Is it possible to make clean install with that?

And what's the difference between OEM and regular version? I have possibility to buy OEM version for much less...but I thought OEM versions are just shipped with new computers.

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May 10, 2010

I install window 7 32bit for Sony Vaio Model VPCEB - 12EG but i can't search driver for it. Who can give me driver for my notebook.

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Sony :: VAIO Z Win7 WEI (Windows Experience Index)

Nov 23, 2009

if anyone is willing to share their WEI result in Win7 with Vaio Z in Speed mode. Would be curious, if it'll show some differences with different CPUs, HDDs, ... You can show the additional specifics by clicking on "View and print detailed performance and system information". (Thanks NHT about the info, didn't know about that ) As the chart doesn't show, what kind of HDD you got,

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Sony :: Vaio Z Win7 Apls Pointing Driver

Nov 15, 2009

However, poking around the European Vaio link site I've found a couple of news: first an updated Graphics driver here, but also poking around (in the Originally Installed section) saw an updated Alps Pointing device driver. The version I have installed is 7.2.* while the one for the VGN-Z51XG is a 7.5.*. Downloading the driver I could see that it supports two finger browsing, pinching to zoom and a couple of other features.

Nifty I thought; however I cannot install the driver in my computer - it says "Your operating system is not supported".

Has anyone else tried this? I thought that the pointing HW in all Vaio Zs was the same? Surely Alps cannot build a driver that only works in Win 7 x64 Professional but not Ultimate?

Can someone with a Win7 x64 Professional try to install the driver and then report back with both succcess or failure?

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Dec 5, 2009

I have a sony z46gd with vista business 64bit edition.

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But now I'm trying to install the drivers from the europe sony site as pointed out in another thread , but sadly. ikeep getting the battery is not compatible error pointed in this thread

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