Sony :: When Will Update The Graphics In The Z

Aug 23, 2009

How long, its been over a year and Nvidia have two generations of newer gpu's that could fit in the Z.

They can use the Nvidia GeForce G210M or GeForce G110M. They can even use Ati's 4000 series.

Why can't they leave the Intel intergated graphics and just use Nvidia? The macbook pros use two Nvidia gpu's.

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Dell :: M1530 Update Graphics Driver To 185.20

Jan 14, 2009

I'm thinking of updating the graphics driver on my M1530 from Dell's 176.44 version to the latest 185.20 version from Laptopvideo2go.

Wanted to ask a few questions before doing so, mainly:
Are there any problems when "waking up" from sleep with these drivers?Anyone got any benchmarks or comments on performance for these drivers? Mainly play COD4, Fallout3, Farcry 2...Notice any difference in temps.?
Anyone who has installed them i would appreciate your comments!

Should mention I'm running Vista SP1, 4GB RAM, T7250 and i usually overclock my card to 610/902.

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HP Display :: Cannot Update Nvidia Graphics Card In P001tx

Jun 28, 2014

i cannot update my nvidia graphics card gt 830m in my hp p001tx laptop and it says it has the latest driver software and also i checked in nvidia website

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HP DV7t 6100 Display :: How To Update The Drives On AMD Graphics Card

Dec 18, 2010

How can I update the drives on my AMD graphics card since 1) HP hasn't updated them in over 3 years and the vanilla AMD drivers do not work on the HP laptop?
Model DV7t-6100
Graphics card AMD Radeon 6100m
Win 7 home premium

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HP Envy M6 Display :: Updating Switchable Graphics Using Windows Update

Apr 12, 2013

I have an HP Envy-m6 with switchable graphics, with the usual combination of an Intel HD 4000 and an AMD Radeon HD 7600M card.
When I had just bought the laptop and hadn't realised it had switchable graphics, I made the mistake of updating the drivers for one of these cards via the manufacturer's websites, causing it all to go haywire. I eventually managed to restore this, and was told that the only way in which you can update these drivers is via the driver software offerend on the HP website (or perhap using HP Support Assistant).
However, just today Windows Update indicated it had updates for both the AMD and Intel drivers. My question is simply this: can I update both drivers through Windows Update, or will this cause switchable graphics to break?

If I cannot use Windows Update to update these drivers, is HP going to release a combined driver package that incorporates these new drivers on the Support website at some point?

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Acer :: Extensa 4420- Error Message (update Your ATI Graphics Driver)

Dec 18, 2008

Every time I start up my Extensa 4420, I get the following error message window:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your adapter using the Displays Manager."

Why is this happening? If I go into the device manager, it says that the graphics adapter is working. If I tell it to check for updated drivers it says that the driver I have installed is the most current one. Everything seems to work fine on the computer. How can I stop the message from popping up every time?

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HP Envy Dv7-7250us Display :: No Update For OEM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver?

Oct 4, 2013

I got my HP Envy dv7-7250us back in May 2013, and realized that the most recent version of its Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver software is from November 2012.  Intel's official driver is now at version ( from March 2013. I am unable to install Intel's update though, because it detects HP's version of the driver and refuses to install a generic version.  However, HP's current version is very dated, and I'm running into severe performance issues in many games.
Is it possible that HP could ever bring their Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers up to date? 

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HP OS/Software :: Pavilion 15-n209TX - NVidia Update Error / No Graphics App In Startup

Apr 1, 2014

Product no.: F6C49PA
Model: Pavilion 15-n209tx Notebook
I have in my system NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated) video graphics preinstalled. I had downloaded & installed latest updates for NVIDIA i.e., nvidia graphics driver 335.23, geforce experience 2.0 & physx sytem software 9.13.1220 via hp support assistant following a software update alert 1 month back after i bought my lap.
Today i had to refresh my system due to an error in search charm not listing hp recovery manager {,following uninstall & reinstall of latest hp support assistant 1week back (details can be read from this link: Search Charm Win8.1 Error). anyway search charm error has been resolved.}
But when i checked hp support assistant today for updates, couldnt get any related to nvidia. my nvidia is still old version - nvidia graphics driver 327.02, nvidia physx system software 9.13.0604, nvidia update 1.14.17.

I'm getting update error while clicking Update on nvidia control panel in system tray icon & in nvidia settings.

when i checked nvidia website the update is there for download & also latest nvidia graphic driver update is there in HP Product website too. mine is not the version present in the website at present.
My question is should i download it from websites or should i wait till it come in support assistant. Though there is no visible issue in my system without the update that im aware of. But an update error message is showing while i click update in nvidia settings. also nvidia is not present in start up apps in task manager (or rather no graphics app is present in startup). What should i do?

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Sony :: Viao Update Site Not Recognising Update 4

Jun 2, 2009

I have a SONY VIAO VGN-SZ433N_B. I'm constantly reminded that there are new updates for my lap top, but when I try to install I am told 'VAIO Update 4.0 is required. VAIO Update (Ver. 4.0 and above) is required on your VAIO Notebook.'

So I installed Sony Update but still it isnt recognised. I have even tried to uninstall the previous Update module and then re install without success. I keep getting the same message, indicating that the Viao Update 4 I have isnt being recognised.

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Sony :: Why Oh Why Does Not Specify Graphics Card

Apr 28, 2009

What is the reason behind this obscure leaving out of useful information

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Sony :: Vaio SZ Graphics

Jan 16, 2010

I use my Sony Vaio SZ691N for the most part playing games on Speed mode. Yesterday while I was playing a game the screen started getting really fuzzy and blocky with static and then shut down and whenever I tried to restart it, the screen would be fuzzy/blocky/staticky from startup and then go into startup repair. Startup repair couldn't fix it as well as restoring from an earlier point.

I tried switching to Stamina mode and it worked fine. The screen was normal (just had to adjust the resolution) but when I try switching back to Speed mode, its the same problem and my laptop wouldn't start up.

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Sony :: FZ11S- Graphics

Jan 17, 2009

I bought a FZ11S from ebay a few days ago, the owner had a graphics issue with it, i thought it would be a LCD error but i have tested the screen, and the inverter on another laptop and it seems to work fine. It looks like the graphics card on the board has gone or is going, as im getting greay matrix style lines down the screen. I have read that you are unable to repair/replace a graphics card on the vaios..

Here is my dilema ..

1: Pay upwards of 250 for a new mother board, but keep the laptop?

2: Scrap it and sell the parts off one by one and try and recover some of the cost i paid?

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Sony :: Z: Z11 Bad Company 2 Graphics

Apr 24, 2010

When playing BC2 the graphics are constantly tearing and flickering and sometimes the walls show up when they aren't supposed to be there.

Because we have hybrid graphics drivers we are unable to updated to the latest drivers as desktop users can so I sort of found a solution to this problem.

Manually set your DX version to 9 in the BC2 settings.ini
The ini can be found in my documentsfbc2
Change DxVersion=Auto to DxVersion=9

I get a solid 40 FPS on 1280x800 @ medium detail. Make sure HBAO is off and I also turn my shadows to low.
1x AA and 4x AF

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Sony :: Graphics Card

Jul 16, 2009

Sony is providing Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD graphics card with vaio cs 24. Actually I am familiar with NVIDIA and other graphics cards but not with Mobile Intel one. So I want to know about performance, quality, limitations of this graphics card .

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Sony :: Switchable Graphics For All I5, I3, Some I7

Feb 9, 2010

Read up on the new Nvidia optimus tech

From the looks of it, it will support any pc running windows 7, a 200m or 300m 40nm Nvidia gpu, and an IGP.

Their new driver scheme allows both GPUs to be used on a per application basis. The discrete GPU can power down completely when using apps that don't need its power, and power up in 300ms when you start an app that needs it.

Best part is, no more relying on sony to package new drivers or hacking them together for you Z series guys. It is supposed to let you independently update drivers for each GPU.

For other models, this looks like it will enable switchable graphics provided we can get the IGP enabled in BIOS. So the challenge now is to find the offset for the IGP like people did for the VT hacks.

I'd be interested to see some of the Z owners install the optimus drivers and see what happens since they already have an enabled IGP.

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Sony :: Z Series Graphics

Apr 14, 2009

I recently bought the sony vaio z620 (canadian) [url] and according to the website it says that it has 256mb dedicated video memory and max is 1500mb but when i go to display settings>advanced settings> it says that I have 128MB dedicated video memory and the max is 1372mb. is it supposed to be like this? also, does this even make a lot of difference?

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Sony :: VGN-Z790 DND Graphics Glitch

May 30, 2010

I did a fresh reinstall of Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-Z790DND laptop.

I tried following the guides posted on the forums on what order to install the utilities, etc to get everything working.

So far, I think I got almost everything working except for the "speed" video card. It runs the Nvidia 9300M GS chipset. I downloaded the driver straight from Sony and tried to install it .....

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Sony :: VAIO FZ Graphics Card

Jul 30, 2009

when i play WMP videos the video gets all messed up. is this a problem with the graphics card?

i have a geforce 8400? or something like this. ive heard of booting problems but i have none...its just windows media player. PES 2009 and project64 run fine graphics wise

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Sony :: How To Change My Graphics RAM Allocation

Mar 15, 2010

I own a Vaio VGN-FE770g, and I have recently upgraded my RAM to 2gb plus I bought a SanDisk 4GB Extreme IV Memory Stick Pro Duo to utilize the windows 7 readyboost utility.

I thought this would help with my gaming but it isn't the case. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I play Age of Empires III a lot and I still can't run it at any decent resolution without the screen freezing when a battle is taking place (any other time it is fine).

I looked into the Vaio's graphics capabilities and it said about the dynamic allocated RAM, which i further read can be modified (?). Could anyone offer a simple step by step how to do this? (or some insight as to whether it could/should be done at all).

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Sony :: Slow Graphics On Z117

Mar 31, 2010

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?

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Sony :: Blu Ray- Graphics Card- HD Screen

Feb 9, 2010

laptop that has

1. Great style

2. Blu Ray

3. A graphics card that can do ok in gaming

4. A nice HD screen

I was looking at the E series and I kept hearing that the E series had a 5660 in it well
I went to the Sony website tonight and only shows the 5470 I think. The question I had was will Sony put the 5660 in the laptop or is the 5470 for a different country like the UK? Will the Full HD screen be available in the near future, or will they keep it like it is?

I was also looking at the f series with the i7. will the 330gt be that much better then the 5470 and if so Is it worth the difference in price? If you had a choice which one would you choose

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Sony :: Vaio Sz Display / Graphics

Oct 12, 2009

I've problems starting my Vaio SZ2. They occured one day without changing anything (Hardware or Software) before.

If i push the power button, the screen backlight turns on but remains grey/black. No vaio logo, no boot screen, no bios access! I unscrewed the whole computer (3 years old) and checked all the cables. Then i released the screen cable from the graphic chip and tried booting with an external display! And that worked!

It seems to be a problem of the display/display cable or the graphic card.

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Sony :: Graphics Card- VGN-AR61M

Jun 1, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, model number VGN-AR61. It is factory installed with an Nvidia 8400M GT graphics card which seems to have failed. Vista disables the device fter the machine has been ruuning for 5-10 minutes, with the generic error code of windows disabling the device after it has stopped working.

I read a thread somewhere that these graphics cards are prone to cooking themselves and failing.

If the video card has failed, is it integrated into the motherboard or is it a part that can be changed?

The machine failed 1 month after the warranty expired (13 months old).

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Dell Inspiron 7520 :: AMD Switchable Graphics Stuck On Intel HD Graphics 4000

Apr 4, 2013

I have an InspironR Special Edition 7520 and my AMD 7760 2GB will not activate or do any graphics processing. It is stuck on the Intel Graphics. I am running windows 8.

-My laptop is set on high performance and is plugged in.

-I ran NovaBench and it used the intel graphics card

-FurMark detected Intelgraphics as my main graphics card

-I ran a small game called "Slender: The Arrival" on the lowest settings it could barely handle it

-During the game and the graphics run I had Catalyst Control Center Up and it showed 0% usage of the graphics card, indicating it failed to switch

- All the drivers are up to date, per the windows solution and from downloading them from the AMD website.

I would like a solution to either, have the switch start working, or to change a setting so only the graphics card is constantly used. If this does not work I fear I'll have to return the laptop for faulty hardware.

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Sony :: VPC-Z1190X Crashing When Switching Graphics

Apr 4, 2010

Just got my new Z-series laptop last week and I discovered one bit of annoyance. I can crash the laptop consistently by simply using the "Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System" switch.

Here's what happens:
- Push the switch over to "Stamina" mode
- Reboot the system

- Push the switch over to "Speed" mode
- Screen flashes, goes black, then the system crashes instantly and powers off. Sometimes it reboots, but most of the time it simply shuts down .....

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Sony :: Upgrade To 1gb Hd 4650 Graphics Card

Aug 4, 2009

If I do absolutely no gaming, should I pay $50 to upgrade from 512MB to 1GB on a HD4650 graphics card on the FW 490 I am about to order?

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Sony ::HD 4570 Series Graphics With 512MB

Dec 1, 2009

if any one have this card in his lab specially SR ,please give me windows 7 score about this card graphics and gaming

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Sony :: SR Series With Ati Graphics Battery Life

Jul 23, 2009

how long does the battery last on this laptop with the discreet graphics?

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Sony :: Is The Graphics On The Vaio E Series Overclockable

May 28, 2010

I'm looking to buy the new Sony Vaio E series laptop which has a ati mobility radeon 5650. Thing is, the graphics card is underclocked to 450mhz so I was wondering is it possible to overclock it to its default clockspeed of 650mhz?

I've heard that the temperature is barely affected when overclocking this graphics card to its default speed. So would it be safe if this is true?

Also is it possible to install new ati drivers as I've heard that Sony doesn't allow you to. Alternatively does anyone know if Sony actually keeps up to date drivers on its site?

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Sony :: Vaio Graphics Card Is Messed Up

Aug 12, 2009

I've got a Sony Vaio FE model. The screen, processor, ram, wifi, etc. all work well except the graphics card (geforce go 7600). I can get my computer working but only at a resolution of 640x480. If I go to display properties and increase the resolution, the screen shows a bunch of white lines all across for a second and then restarts.

Its very hard to use a pc at that resolution! Sometimes I can change it to 1280x800 if i get the computer hot enough (weird, i know) but then (i guess) as soon as it starts to cool down the screen goes blank (after some time it will go back to 640x480 in 8-bit colour mode and show a nvidia nv4 error) and then I usually hold the power button to turn it off cuz I don't want to wait for the nv4 error which takes 10-15 mins.

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