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
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
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)
Memory Used by Test : 127MB
SMP Test : No
Total Test Threads : 1
SMT Test : No
Dynamic MP/MT Load Balance : No
Processor Affinity : No
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)
MMX Technology : Yes
SSE Technology : Yes
SSE2 Technology : Yes
HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : No
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Notice 5406 : System bandwidth appears memory limited. Attempt to use higher-performance memory.
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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