Video Card in Sony® VAIO W Series Laptop
The VAIO W series is a light and stylish laptop series from Sony. The 1366x768 resolution provides razor-sharp images with outstanding clarity. It also provides a brilliant battery life of around 8 hours at a stretch. The keyboard provides easy typing and an easy-to-use touchpad. It is equipped with two USB ports which provide excellent connectivity. The built-in camera and microphone help you stay connected with your family and friends. The video card transfers graphical images to a display device like the monitor. The Sony VAIO W Series is equipped with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 card. You could, however, upgrade your video card to enhance the display of graphical images. Upgrading your video card involves removing the existing video card and replacing it with a new one.
- Uninstall existing card
- System compatibility
- Install drivers
Uninstall existing card
Before upgrading your existing video card to another advanced one, you require to uninstall the existing card and its drivers. You need to right-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon and then select ‘Properties.’ In the hardware, you can find ‘Device Manager.’ You need to select your video card and then click ‘Uninstall.’ Similarly you need to uninstall the drivers as well.
You are required to ensure that the new video card you desire to install in your system is compatible with it. The Sony homepage provides details regarding your VAIO W Series and the website of the video card vendor furnishes details regarding its requirements. You are required to ensure that your laptop meets the requirements needed by your new video card. It also has to be compatible with your operating system.
After successfully upgrading the video card in your laptop, you are required to install the drivers needed by your card. The drivers can be downloaded from the website of your driver manufacturer, or you could also use the CD that comes with your video card. These drivers are essential for proper functioning of your card. They need to be compatible with both the newly installed video card as well as your laptop hardware. You are also required to update the old drivers available in your laptop as well.