i had this notebook from quite a while which i bought from ebay.
The configuration is as follows:-
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ58GN
Intel core 2 duo T7700, 2.4ghz Ram= 2gb, Windows Vista Business and 160 gb hard drive.
Before it use to run pretty good but now the notebook is driving me nuts as it gets very slow and lags after running for a while. I had the latest version of avg installed into it and it does not have any viruses or spywares. I have never opened any website which suspects me, all i use it for checking my yahoo email and listening to music or movies.
Sometimes it works pretty good but after a while all of a sudden it starts lagging on me and gets so slow that i have to restart it. Takes a long time to boot as well and at times after restarting the problem remains the same. I don't play any high graphic games or any kinda games on it, just surf internet and with such a high configuration its running as a old pentium 1.
I'm using Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio Z21MN/B and it is slow. Whenever I'm doing two things at a time, it is lagging. When I move windows, its often slow and you have to stop working for a second or so. I am wondering whether the graphic drivers could be the reason for this.
I'm currently using the graphic drivers version 184.108.40.20684 which is the current driver on the sony homepage.
I'm wondering whether there are newer drivers and where I could get them from?
When I open an audio file with Windows Media Player, it takes about 3 seconds before it plays. The same thing happens whenever I jump to a different part of the track. It has been like this since I first got it.
I am having this problem with my USB flash drive (USB HDD powered from the USB itself seems to work fine). My flash drives are not operational after waking up from sleep in Vista. After a minute or so, it finally goes through, and it starts working. But right after sleep, for what seems to be an insanely long time, it doesn't respond at all. If I reconnect the flash drive, it starts working instantly.
I have Compaq Presario CQ42-273TU NBPC. Â In my laptop , if i play video , it becomes very slow. After video becomes slow, everything else on the laptop becomes slow. recently i gave laptop for service also, then also i have issue with video.
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")
I just got a new VGN-NW230 and the wireless seems very slow and has had problems connecting at times. The laptop has an Atheros AR9285 (it's N and the specs say it's 150 Mbps capable) and my router is a Netgear WNDR3700. I've updated the drivers on the Atheros and the router firmware is up-to-date.
The card only reports connecting at 65 Mbps. I have another laptop with an Intel 5100 card and it connects anywhere between 150-300 Mbps. For a "real world" test, I compared the speeds on speedtest.net. The Atheros (Sony) is getting at most 1.5 Mbps down, while the laptop with the Intel 5100 gets 17 Mbps down
When I try to rip a CD, I'm getting some very slow rip speeds. Here's what I'm using:
Windows 7 Winamp Pro 5.571 & Windows Media Player 12 Sony Vaio Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7450 (2.13GHz)with Intel® Centrino® processor with Blu-ray Disc(which seems to be a Pioneer BD?), 4GB RAM. Lame version seems to be 3.98
Well, this morning working in the TZ wasn't at all the same..even the most simple task like opening the control panel it makes for ever...Is very strange, just from today! It doesn't even open some things as disk defragmenter, is incredibly slow, what can I do?
I checked the task manager, the processes are 64 but the strange is that the CPU Usage is stuck to 100%..
I own the VPCCW27FX from Best Buy. Last night, after burning a DVD, I experienced the blue screen of death. I noticed that my DVD writer only burns at 2.4x speed. I called Sony Customer Support and they could not provide me the with the optical speed of my drive and could not help me increase my burning speed. To the other people who own this computer or a similar model, what is your drive speed? Is there something wrong with my computer? It takes me 23 minutes to burn a DVD, a lot slower than my old Toshiba laptop.
When I am working in speed more for a while, when I try drag around windows i get this really annoying lag.
The window will kind of sputter as I drag it... but if i do it a few times then the dragging gets smooth again. Its as if the nvidia chip needs to wake up and run fast or something. It feels like garbage
I'm the proud (?) owner of a new Sony Z117 bought in Australia. Not sure if it's the same specs as elsewhere in the world so: i7 M620, 2.67Ghz, 8GBram, GeForce GT 330M, 250GB SSD, 1080 HD screen.
My main question is why is this machine so slow at playing 3D games? Not that I have much time for games these days, but when you buy the most expensive laptop on the market you expect to be able to play a game on FULL 3D settings!
I have Just Cause 2 running on my HP DV7-2111x running very smoothly - admittedly not on high 3d settings and at 1600x900 resolution.
But the Sony z117 with an i7 only manages 15FPS on medium settings. On full settings it runs about 10FPS - using the inbuilt benchmark.
I've done a bit of research and found that the graphics card is really second rate in this machine. But then I looked into it further and found that the sony ships with very old drivers, with NVIDIA offering much improved drivers (with countless performance improvements and bug fixes), BUT NOT TO SONY USERS.
Sony it seems does not want us using the newest drivers from NVIDIA, but do not offer their own update.
Anyway, after hours more research I realised that with some modification of the .inf file on the driver you can use the NVIDIA drivers. This improved the benchmark FPS to about 20 on medium settings.
I have seen on several forums people averaging 30-60 FPS on JC2. Are their graphics cards really that much better than the Sony's?
I really don't see the point of an i7 with 1080 screen if you're going to team it up with an average video card!? What is i7 for if not for intensive graphical applications?
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 ?
I don't know whats the diference (besides the price), between VAIO TZ295N & VAIO TZ395N. Specs in all the websites I've checked say they have exactly the same components: Intel coreduo 1.33Ghz 2GB RAM DVD-RW and 64GB SSD Hardrive. I was wonder if the diference might be in the hard drive interface, with the TZ295N being PATA and TZ395N being SATA.
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.
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).
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.
I have this "problem" since I got my Z. When I start vaio update 3 utility I get this error "messageID=0008" there are no updates for your model bla bla...
However when I go to vaio support page, there are some new updates for my Z590N model (new Bios, USB patch...)
I have downloaded new version of Viao Update utility 3.2.something but I had to uninstall my current version (3.1.something), which I did. However when I started this new setup message poped up "there is no previous version installed" - abort.
I have checked esupport page where is said if you have problems with Vaio Update 3, to download Sony Shared Library which suppose to contain vaio update utility), I run installation but it doesn't install Vaio Update 3
Now, I can live with this esupport page regular visit updates,
Whats the major difference between 16.4" VAIO Display (1600x900) and 16.4" VAIO extra-wide HD display (1920x1080). Upto what angle I could see my display in VAIO Display (1600x900)? Can I watch HD movies perfectly in VAIO Display (1600x900) ?
I recently discovered that my Vaio Z will go completely silent (the fan turns off ) after about 10 sec the HDD has turned off..
And, as soon as i click somewhere and the HDD is read again, the fan goes back on. (you can try this by defining the hdd to turn off after 1 min in the power management and closing as much processes as you can,
then watch resource monitor for example, where you can see the disk usage
Time to clean up the basement and digging out some good old comps. I got this Sony a few years back due to its screen sharpness and elegant profile.
The sleek and stylish 15.4" x-black display provides a perfect viewing area. With a strong GPU at the time in GO7600 it was a perfect choice for business and some gaming machine.
Pricing at 1.500Euro-ish, this machine was not competitive in price comparing to others. But its packed specifications and performance can easily justify the difference. The sleek design, the simple beauty and the solid hardware live up to the reputation of Sony performance and quality....
I uninstalled Vista from my Vaio FZ445D/B when I bought it and installed Ubuntu and XP pro on it,
never erasing the partition with Sony's loader stuff. After just 9 months, my DVD drive is broken and I am still under warranty, with one catch - I need to restore my Vaio to its factory condition for the warranty to be honored by Sony .....