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I currently own a Sony VPC-EB3QFX notebook and I was wondering that am I suppose to only download drivers from esupport Sony website? Can I use generic drivers like from Intel to download the latest drivers for my video card? I just noticed that there is a more current driver from Intel.com website than the one on Sonys website.
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Didn't you already ask this? And didn't everyone tell you that you can get them from intel but considering that this is a prebuilt machine you are running the risk that they have changed something to make the intel generics not work (properly)? Why update? Intel graphics don't do much in the first place. We've gone over this...
     
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@Rookie1337

Yes he already made a thread about it.

@OP Use only the drivers from Sony. Oh yes I forgot to explain it seems he wanted an explanation after spamming posts in his previous thread.

First off Dustin OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. It is a confusing title considering most OEM's do not actually manufacturer their products.
Basically in pure essence an OEM owns the legal rights to a product in terms of design, name, model, etc.

Integrated graphics cards and chipsets fall under a difference license. Intel creates the chipset technology and integrated graphics, then licenses it to motherboard manufacturers like Foxcon who then take their chipsets/integrated graphics chips and produce motherboards to what most people know as OEM's like Sony, HP, Apple, Dell, etc.

These OEM (Sony, HP, Dell, etc) can have motherboards made to the OEM's specs by the manufacturers of the motherboards. They can have modifications to the parts done like adding on-board memory, difference memory modules, different frequencies (speeds) or changing hardware used by the IGP or chipset thus requiring new drivers to operate.

So in the end you end up with what's considered an OEM motherboard made to specifications for Sony in your case. The chipset and IGP may have a few different functions or lack a few functions depending on the OEMs, often times involving new hardware. This requires drivers to operate the new hardware that Intel did not plan to use in their original Chipset/IGP designs so Intel's Generic Drivers will not be able to work properly with an OEM motherboard.

So basically it means, stick with OEM's drivers unless you know what you are doing.
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Ok I think now I understand better now with what the last person said. I just been hearing too many different things that I get so confused and I thought if I worded it differently it would help. I recently talked to Geek Squad and some say that it is totaly ok to use the Intel drivers and some say that I recommend you use OEM drivers from Sony basicly so I hear two different answers. But it seems like most people are saying that I should keep the OEM drivers to make sure it will work right.


So it seems like that Sony has did some changes to the hardware and so the drivers need to be different from the original Intel drivers. So it's that the case then forsure I need to use OEM drivers to make sure it works right. But if this is the best thing to do then why some people use drivers from ATI, Intel, Nvidia then? But eather way I probley should use the Sony drivers.
Edited by Dustin_Broke - 12/21/10 at 9:07pm
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Don't ever listen to geek squad. Most of them are high school kids, or college kids who wouldn't be able to realize the reason their overclock is failing is due to bad memory timing. Their tests consists of crap that is too easy to fail.

I nearly fell at college from laughing when my friend told me about his cousin, a geek squad agent, who tells unsuspecting customers that Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast steal your credit card information.
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