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I do remember btw that Sony did say that they recommend using there drivers to update and not use Intel.com website but they did say they got the drivers from Intel but they recommend using the drivers from Sony since it's OEM. They said that using thrid party drivers could cause problems and Sony will not help. I will need to talk to Intel for this if I get problems. Does this mean that Sony has modified the drivers that Intel makes? If so will I have problems using Intel.com drivers?
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I do remember btw that Sony did say that they recommend using there drivers to update and not use Intel.com website but they did say they got the drivers from Intel but they recommend using the drivers from Sony since it's OEM. They said that using thrid party drivers could cause problems and Sony will not help. I will need to talk to Intel for this if I get problems. Does this mean that Sony has modified the drivers that Intel makes? If so will I have problems using Intel.com drivers?
I highly doubt Sony has made any modifications to the Intel drivers, but they wont support anything they havent tested but after a year they won't bother testing new drivers on an old model laptop.

Also curious if you have any source showing that the Intel HD has dedicated memory. There is nothing on Intel's website stating so which would definitely be documented if it did.

Edit: After a bit of research and lots of googling what the system shows as "dedicated" ram is just the amount of system ram currently reserved for the gpu. It is not RAM physically separate from system RAM. Depending on available BIOS settings you could probably increase this base amount at the expense of RAM available to the system
Edited by selectstriker2 - 7/18/11 at 8:59pm
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post #23 of 28
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Well eatherway the tech guys did say that the Intel HD graphics card is a entry level dedicated video card and can play mainstream games. I don't know why they said that but they did. Also even the specs on websites I seen say that the Intel HD is a entry level of dedicated video card and is for mainstream games. They said that the new Intel HD is a new design and is alot better than older models and is like a low end dedicated video card.
post #24 of 28
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Well this Sony notebook is just almost a year old so it's not that old. Also I got a new notebook almost 2 weeks agao and that has Intel HD graphics and the drivers for that is the same too. Basicly his notebook and mine is the same system but he has a bigger hard drive and little faster CPU but only 133mHz faster. The price for his notebook was the same as mine meaning $600.


Eatherway since all of the drivers he has the same video card and the Intel HD is exactly the same drivers as mine and the latest driver is a year old.
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Nothing wrong, lol
post #26 of 28
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Well actualy the second notebook that is new I got is not for me but is for my boyfriend but my point was that the drivers are the same as mine and haven't been updated since exactly a year agao. But do you guys think that it's better to use Intel drivers and uninstall the OEM drivers for my video card? Since I will have to uninstall the OEM video driver in order to install the generic drivers from Intel.com. But if it's best to use OEM drivers then I will just keep what I have and wait for updates if they do come.
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All I know is that if I try to install the generic drivers from Intel.com it says that I need to install drivers from the manufacture like Sony basicly. I did ask some people and they said I probley need to uninstall the OEM driver in order to make it work. But if Sony is a modified version of the software then I might have no choice but to use Sonys drivers. Also if they haven't been updating the drivers for a year it must be a good driver and no longer needs updates. But maybe there will be one in the future but as of now it seems like what I have now is current and the best.

This is the driver version I have now that is from Sony. 8.15.10.2182

It was made in July, 19 2010

It says that it's a Intel Corporation for driver provider
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All I know is that if I try to install the generic drivers from Intel.com it says that I need to install drivers from the manufacture like Sony basicly. I did ask some people and they said I probley need to uninstall the OEM driver in order to make it work. But if Sony is a modified version of the software then I might have no choice but to use Sonys drivers. Also if they haven't been updating the drivers for a year it must be a good driver and no longer needs updates. But maybe there will be one in the future but as of now it seems like what I have now is current and the best.

This is the driver version I have now that is from Sony. 8.15.10.2182

It was made in July, 19 2010

It says that it's a Intel Corporation for driver provider
If it is running fine and there are no issues I don't see a need for a updated driver.I am running old drivers on all my desktops.They run more stable for me with what I am doing.
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