Upgrade Sony VAIO Graphics Card
One can upgrade the Sony VAIO graphics card by downloading other drivers that could make it work more effectively or by installing a new video card into the laptop computer.
When doing this operation, handle with care all of internal components. In fact, try not to touch them at all. The motherboard is very sensitive, that’s why the replacement of a graphics card must be performed by a skilled technician. To avoid electrical shocks, disconnect all the external devices connected to the computer and unplug the computer. Use a wrist strap to discharge static electricity, because this one could affect negatively the hardware components.
Before an upgrade of the Sony VAIO video card, backup all important data, because it is a small risk, but still a risk of data loss. You must do this every time when you install or replace a hardware component. Not mentioning, a backup must be performed on a regular basis.
Before you order a new video card for your computer, check out the technical specification of your laptop and search for a compatible and proper video card. If you don’t have your user manual anymore, read the information provided on the Sony website.
Specific computer specification are available there for free use. The next procedure is used when adding a new graphics card into the computer. First, check the Sony website for BIOS upgrades, unplug the computer, remove the cover, insert the new video card and turn the computer on. Of course, each step that I’ve told you here has an entire procedure as well, with more or less steps. For example, removing the laptop’s case is not such an easy operation, as it looks like. You must disconnect all peripherals such as: scanners, printers, speakers, keyboards, mouse and external monitors, projectors and other electronic devices connected to the computer. Remove the power cable from the computer. Remove the screws to reach the interior of the computer.
There are also many things to know before starting such a process. As a usual user, you may not know all the tips and tricks needed for a proper installation of a new hardware component. That’s why it would be wise to address to someone more experienced. For example, a thing you might not know about your Sony VAIO video adapter is that the one that was shipped with your computer can’t be disabled in the system BIOS.
In this situation, a technician would know how to treat a malfunction, if it appears. Buy only genuine graphics cards, because they were tested and validated on Sony products. And because they have been tested, they also will not affect negatively the warranty provided by Sony for all its products.11