1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 11, 2010 6:58 PM by ric

    Driver update for my Intel GMA 500 on my Sony Vaio P not allowed, why?

      G'day guys,


      I own a Japanese Sony Vaio P which has an Intel GMA 500 in it. I have been attempting to update the drivers for it (this is the first time I have done it manually). I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. To download the file I went to Intel's downloads page where you can select the graphics chip, the operating system etc... and downloaded the drivers for win7. I unzipped the downloaded file and clicked setup. Upon execution I was greeted with the message that went along the lines of "This update is not supported for your computer. Please download the drivers from your manufacturer". However, the Sony Japan website just re-directs users back to the Intel downloads website.


      If you look at the information regarding my computer and its driver versions below you will notice that the driver versions have a different code to that of the newest which is 5.0. 0.2023


      What should I do?




      Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for ultra mobile Report



      Report Date: 06/16/2010

      Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 22:29:08

      Driver Version:

      Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium* ,  (6.1.7600)

      Default Language: English

      DirectX* Version: 10.0

      Physical Memory: 2037 MB

      Minimum Graphics Memory: 64 MB

      Maximum Graphics Memory: 762 MB

      Graphics Memory in Use: 41 MB

      Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2

      Processor Speed: 1999 MHZ

      Vendor ID: 8086

      Device ID: 8108

      Device Revision: 06



      *   Accelerator Information   *


      Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500

      Video BIOS: 0016

      Current Graphics Mode: 1600 by 768 True Color (40 Hz)

        • 1. Re: Driver update for my Intel GMA 500 on my Sony Vaio P not allowed, why?

          to update the gma 500 drive from intel site, you must follow the procedure in the read.me file:


          1.  Click on the Start button, right click on "Computer", and
              then click "Properties".


          2.  Click on "Device Manager" in the "Tasks" pane.


          3.  Double click "Display adapters". Double click on the
              graphics controller shown.


          4.  Click on "driver" tab and click the "Update Driver..." button.


          5.  Select the "No, not this time" when asked to connect to Windows Update,
              then click Next.


          6.  Select the "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" option,
              then click Next.


          7.  Select the "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." option
              and click Next.


          8.  Scroll down to "Display Adapters" on the Hardware Type window and select it.
              Click Next.


          9.  Click on the "Have Disk" button and then the "Browse" button.


          9.  Enter the directory where you unzipped the file you
              downloaded, and then enter the "LPCO" subdirectory.
              Double click the "igdlh32.INF" file.


          10. Click on the "OK" button. A window listing all of the
              available display types should open. Select the Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500
              and then click on the "Next" button.


          11. Click on the "Next" button. The operating system will
              install the driver. Click on the "Finish" button when
              done and then click "Close" on the Properties window.


          12. If a dialog asking to reboot is displayed, click on the "Yes"
              button to automatically reboot.  Otherwise, manually restart
              the system.  The driver should now be loaded. "


          I've update to the gma 500 driver version (jun2010) in a vaio p 1.3Ghz (vgn p6xx series) and it works fine, except i've to downgrade VLC player to version 1.0.5 because I get noisy sound in avi movies.

          With the driver in vaio p 1.3gz I am surprise that movies play smoother than in vaio p 1.6ghz with SSD (vpcp11 series - driver version 2024 which came in the notebook).

          I tried install the 2026 driver on the vpcp but the computer lost the resolution of 1280x600 and it made the switch resolution button useless. I hope Sony be fast and delivery the new gma 500 driver for the vaio vpcp soon.