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This is kinda strange but I noticed that Sony hasen't been updating there video drivers for my notebook or for notebooks that have Intel HD since last year. The latest driver date I have is 7/19/2010. So it's been a year since they updated the driver but is that ok and normal? Basicly there hasen't been new updates on the video card since then?
post #2 of 28
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I did get a new Sony computer for my boyfriend that is like mine and it is little faster than mine since it's newer and costed $600 like mine also. But that computer has the same driver and date as mine since it also has Intel HD. But the computer is basicly the same as mine just has bigger hard drive and little faster CPU just 133mHz faster but the same i3 type his is i3 - 380M I think from what I remember.
post #3 of 28
The drivers only normally get updated for a short while after release, once they are stable they normally keep the one version instead of updating anymore.
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I don't see a problem with it? as long as you don't have stability problems.
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So does that that my video driver is the latest and haven't been changed since a year agao? I assume that since Sony doesn't have an later version that this is the best driver and works for any games fine meaning it's patched and everything.
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I have had my laptop for 5 years and it has had a video driver update 2 times.I don't see a problem.
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post #7 of 28
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Ya Sony did made the original driver and then updated and that's it. So 2 drivers total. So it looks like the same as most people so that's good. So I guess I have the best drivers for my Intel HD that's great.
post #8 of 28
since you have an Intel HD gfx processor any updates are going to come from intel, not sony.

also wanted to note that Sony doesnt write the actual drivers, they just post the drivers the hardware manufacturer has available. You'll want to get any updates from the manufacturer, but most updates will come through Win 7
Edited by selectstriker2 - 7/18/11 at 5:48pm
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post #9 of 28
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But I thought you guys said that the current driver I had is the best since it's stable. Also Sony said that they always update there drivers to the latest and if you don't see any then there is no update. So that means for a year there hasen't been updates for the Intel HD. Apparently it's the best it can get already.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dustin_Broke View Post
But I thought you guys said that the current driver I had is the best since it's stable. Also Sony said that they always update there drivers to the latest and if you don't see any then there is no update. So that means for a year there hasen't been updates for the Intel HD. Apparently it's the best it can get already.
run windows update and if there aren't any for your hardware you are ok. Also there aren't many updates for Intel's integrated gfx chips because they really arent needed to improve performance because they aren't used for mainstream gaming - as opposed to AMD or Nvidia chips
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