Latest VPC-Z1/330M Drivers for the BIOS Hack People

Discussion in 'VAIO / Sony' started by ComputerCowboy, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Virtuoso

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    Didn't work for me the last time I tried it. Seems the display output is routed through the Intel device/driver somehow. Black screen. :( Had to reboot in safe mode and re-enable the Intel adapter.
     
  2. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops MY FRIENDS CALL ME JEFF!

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    Yeah, doing it without the BIOS hack. Misunderstood your previous post I guess saying it could be done.

    So, it causes Optimus to work,but it uses more battery life overall, or just when in nVidia mode?
     
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  4. ComputerCowboy

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    I don't know why people mess with Optimus mode. The BIOS hack gives the best battery life and performance with only two issues:
    1) you have to reboot to switch from Intel to nVidia
    2) HDMI/DVI output doesn't work in Intel/Stamina mode

    Furthermore the BIOS hack gives you a very stable environment to run an eGPU.
     
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    Hi, ComputerCowboy
    Is intel HD driver included in nVidia driver ore I need install it separate?
     
  6. ComputerCowboy

    ComputerCowboy Sony Fanboy

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    Is display automatic brightness working after installing new drivers?
     
  8. ComputerCowboy

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    Yes it sure does
     
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    I have an HDD version. Rebooting takes a lot longer for me than for you SSD guys. :p
     
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    So buy an SSD, a single 2.5" job should be pretty affordable!
     
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