BIOS for VAIO PCG-GRS515M

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MaryJ, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. MaryJ

    MaryJ Guest

    Hi can anyone help me I'm after a newer bios for my Sony notebook VAIO PCG-GRS515M .
    At the moment it has bios version RO232BO/RK232BO thanks for any info.:)
     
  2. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    have you got the model number of the motherboard as its too dangerous for me to find it just by sony vaio as you may have a different motherboard version than what the update is made for and that would kill your notebook
     
  3. MaryJ

    MaryJ Guest

    XP Abuser thanks for get back to me but no idea what the MOBO number is all I know is that this is a new unit from Sony built for UK. One thing I've read else where is that Sony set there bios form ram low on most of their new units why? My ram is running @200Mhz and not 266Mhz as it should be.Also found out that a bios upgrade will fix my issue but I can't locate a bios for my unit I managed to get into a Sony ftp site with bios But since I don't know which one will fix my problem I'm at stuck.:(
    All setting for memory are setting via Sony in there bios and not on the mobo.
    Below a report of my memory

    SiSoftware Sandra

    Int Buffered iSSE2 (Integer STREAM) Results Breakdown
    Assignment : 1447MB/s
    Scaling : 1413MB/s
    Addition : 1416MB/s
    Triad : 1406MB/s
    Data Item Size : 16-bytes
    Buffering Used : Yes
    Offset Displacement Used : Yes
    Bandwidth Efficiency : 90% (estimated)

    Float Buffered iSSE2 (Float STREAM) Results Breakdown
    Assignment : 1458MB/s
    Scaling : 1433MB/s
    Addition : 1433MB/s
    Triad : 1421MB/s
    Data Item Size : 16-bytes
    Buffering Used : Yes
    Offset Displacement Used : Yes
    Bandwidth Efficiency : 91% (estimated)

    Test Status
    Memory Used by Test : 127MB
    SMP Test : No
    Total Test Threads : 1
    SMT Test : No
    Dynamic MP/MT Load Balance : No
    Processor Affinity : No

    System Chipset
    Model : Sony Corp 82845MP/MZ Brookdale Mobile Host-Hub Interface Bridge (A3-step)
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 99MHz (396MHz data rate)
    Max. Bus Bandwidth : 3168MB/s (estimated)

    Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
    Bank 0 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 2.0-2-2CL
    Bank 1 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 2.0-2-2CL
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 99MHz (198MHz data rate)
    Max. Memory Bandwidth : 1584MB/s (estimated)

    Features
    MMX Technology : Yes
    SSE Technology : Yes
    SSE2 Technology : Yes
    HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : No

    Performance Tips
    Notice 5008 : To change benchmarks, click Options.
    Notice 5004 : Synthetic benchmark. May not tally with 'real-life' performance.
    Notice 5006 : Only compare the results with ones obtained using the same version!
    Notice 5406 : System bandwidth appears memory limited. Attempt to use higher-performance memory.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.

    Mary J Thank you so much.:)
     
  4. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    Notice 5406 : System bandwidth appears memory limited. Attempt to use higher-performance memory.

    it looks like your memory is slower than the motherboards standard bandwidth it could be your memory or maybe a setting in your bios
     
  5. MaryJ

    MaryJ Guest

    Yeap its the setting in bios thats way I'm on the hunt for a new bios or one I can use on this note book. Read that Sony fix the setting in the bios and you can'y change these setting.
    Check out my ram which is made by Micron and it does run @266.MT8VDDT3264HDG-265B3 (old code MT8VDDT3264HDG-265B1)
    Thanks once again for your time.
    Mary J