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VGN-AR320E Graphics card updates trouble. I run windows vista. 34 Bit. Centrino Dou processor. I have a NVIDIA Go 7400 graphics card, the version is updated to 7.15.0010.9813. The Vaio update site has no better drivers. I'm trying to play a video game that keeps demanding that the graphics card needs to be updated in order to play. Don't know how to fix it and would like to play fun games. Any help would be awesome, thanks.

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Not quiet sure what you mean by its only using a fraction of your graphics card?

If you go in to device manager it will tell you what graphics card you have.

What game is it you are trying to play?

If it is lagging then it suggest that your card isnt powerfull enough to cope with the game.

Have you tried dropping the display settings in the game to see if that helps?

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Sony Vaio VGN CR-220E

Haha!

I had such dreams too with one of my old Vaio. I really wanted to upgrade the processor and graphic chipset. Turns out that the latter is impossible (it was soldered to the motherboard - it wasn't a graphics card, just an all-in-one chip), as for the processor I was able to take it out but I ran into several problems:
1) vaio added electronic components to the motherboard that made higher CPU speeds unachievable even if the motherboard's cipset (VIA) was able to do that.
2) the cpu maker (AMD in my case) kept telling me that their mobile cpu were custom designed for that specific laptop, so new cpu would be incompatible. Also mobile CPUs are, apparently, only sold to laptop makers, unlike OEMs... (eBay but at ur own risk!).
3) When buying a new CPU, u need to check factors such as the number of pins (mobile cpu are much smaller), voltage, current, wattage and heat dissipation (very important, ur current heat sink was designed for ur current cpu).

But maybe things have changed now. In my case, I could only upgrade the RAM and the hard-drive to larger and faster versions, and the difference was quite significant difference. Faster booting and better internet experience.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: motherboard replacement instructions vaio vgn

IF YOU CHANGE THE MB.. SHOULD THE PCU IS COMPATIBLE WITH THEN MB.. ABOUT THE RAM SHOULD BE COMPATIBLE ALSO...LOOK THE COMPATIBLITY OF YOUR SPESIFICATION OF YOUR SYSTEM.... THE VIDEO GRAPHICS ACTUALLY IS BUILT IN THE MB JUST INSTALL THE RIGHT DRIVER.. ABOUT THE BIOS NO NEED TO RESET.. AFTER THE FIXING THE MB..FORMAT YOU HDD. OR INSTALL NEW ONE NOT OLD.. BECAUSE NEW MB.. IF YOU USE THE OLD OS YOU WILL MEET A LOT OF PROBLEM,, LIKE BLUE SCREENN,, AUTOSHUT OFF,, SOUND NOT WORKING, OR ANY POSIBLE BECAUSE OF FEATURES SOMTIMES.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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This IS very likely a hardware problem. I'm not very sure about your model but I know that many SZ users w/ G84xx/G86xx NVIDIA card out there are having similar problem -- could be due to NVIDIA chip failure.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/09/nvidia-g84-g86-bad

Sony had just acknowledged this problem (failed G84/G86 NVIDIA chips) recently but unfortunately SZ series models were not included in the list.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1528907/sony-admits-failing-nvidia-chips-months-late

In case you're using SZ model and are having G84/G86 nvidia card, just give sony service center a call, at least to let them take your issue into their record.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony Vaio VGN-FE770G windows 7 upgrade problems

hello, try the link below;

ftp://download.sony.com/US/pc/TIDMSC-01424702-US.EXE

the driver above is for vista and should work with windows 7.
I hope this helps.
Kind regards,

Amar Sondhi

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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