Video Card in Sony® VAIO F Series
Tips to upgrade the video card in the Sony VAIO® F Series
The Sony VAIO® F Series has been built around the thoughts of enhancing business performance without the need for more resources, thus saving on costs of acquisition of multiple computers. This is has been proven by its Intel® Quad Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB of hard disk space and 16-inch High definition display. Topping the list is the NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics card that is truly well approved of by ardent gamers as a long awaited answer to true dual graphics. Nevertheless, some are still not satisfied with the current video card and will always want to get higher performing cards.
Discussed here are tips to upgrade the video card in the laptop, what issues that may occur and what to keep in mind:
- What to know before undertaking an upgrade
- Issues that may occur
- Tips to upgrade
What to know before undertaking an upgrade
Unlike a desktop PC that has additional slots for upgrading a card, the laptop lacks that option. Moreover, the current video card is attached (glued) to the system board making it extremely difficult to upgrade and you will have to remove the present hardware before adding a new piece of hardware. Other than that, the manufacturer is not known to produce graphics cards that can be used as an alternative for upgrades in laptops. But in the event that you succeed in coming across a card that can be used in the PC it may not be compatible with the motherboard and then you will need to replace the system board itself.
Issues that may occur
Given that an upgrade will involve a change of the motherboard, hardware compatibility problems may rise given that it could be a newer model that may not fit with the previously installed internal hardware components. Software compatibility will definitely be compromised as the existing device drivers may not support the new system board.
Upgrades can easily be facilitated by utilizing an external USB Express Card Interface card. All that needs to be done is insert the hardware into the USB port and install the supporting drivers. Once the installation process is completed, it will be used as the primary video card over the inbuilt graphics card. Alternatively, when purchasing the PC, request for an appropriate card to be installed which the vendor will gladly oblige to at an extra cost.