Graphics Card for Sony® VAIO X Series
Sony VAIO X Series is embedded with Intel GMA 500 integrated graphics which brings liveliness to the screen. Graphics card is an expansion card, generally used to generate and output images to display. A lot of graphics cards come with added features like, accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, video capture, fire wire, light pen, TV output or ability to connect to multiple monitors. Like, you can upgrade your laptop’s other software and hardware, similarly, you can upgrade the graphics card of your Sony VAIO X Series.
It needs to be updated, if the current card is giving poor performance and also, when you need a faster video performance. To upgrade the graphics card, the laptop needs to be tuned up. It involves running Defrag, scandisk, virus checkers, etc. Upgrading the graphics card is a time consuming process, which involves disassembling, virtually, your entire Sony VIAO X series laptop. You have to be careful while doing this, as the laptops are very much prone to errors. Below are some of the issues that you can face while upgrading graphics card on your Sony VAIO X series laptop.
The tips to resolve these issues are also explained below.
- Overheating of the system
- Compatibility issues
- HDD failure
Overheating of the system
Be sure that your Sony VAIO X series laptop has adequate case cooling, as overheating is another issue that this series can come across while adding a powerful graphic card. The cooling system for a high-end graphics card, generally, takes up the space of two expansion slots. You can use any of the available cooling options and thus, can prevent overheating to some extent.
You have to know which type of graphics card suits your Sony VAIO X series laptop. Many of the latest graphic cards require the use of a hard drive power connector in order to function properly. Be sure that you have a connector and necessary adapters available. Also if your connectors are not long enough, you can buy an extension, known as hard drive Y cable. See that your laptop’s power supply has the wattage to support the new card. This can fix the problem to a certain level.
Be cautious while upgrading your graphics card; follow the procedure correctly or rely on an expert. At times, when you try to upgrade your graphics card you might get drive errors or failures. Sometimes, the slot could be placed on the mother board which might cause hard drive failures. So, it’s always better to keep a back up of your hard drive while you upgrade your graphics card of Sony VAIO X series.