multi media video controller

January 20, 2010 at 04:53:23
Specs: Windows 7
cannot find driver software for Sony VGCRA840G running windows 7

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#1
January 21, 2010 at 20:20:44
"Don't I need drivers from Sony for Microsoft® Windows® 7?

Not necessarily. Basic system functionality should be automatically enabled with the drivers included within the Windows® 7 operating system.

However, if one of the drivers that came with the operating system does not work with your system, you can try installing the Windows Vista® version of the driver provided by Sony for your model. Many of the Windows Vista® drivers are compatible with Windows® 7 based on current testing. Make sure you choose the bit version (32-bit or 64-bit) that matches your version of Windows® 7.

Note: Sony software applications that originally shipped with the computer may not work after upgrade. "

http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/os...
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Sony Vista Drivers:

Downloads
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/sw...

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VGCRA840G
User Guide, Specs
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/mo...

Excerpts:

Processor
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820
(2.80GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)

Front Side Bus Speed
800MHz

Chipset
Intel® 945P

Memory
1GB PC2-4200 533MHz DDR2 (Expandable to 2GB)

Hard Drive
250GB2 7200rpm SATA (RAID ready)

Graphics
ATI Radeon® X300

128 DDR SDRAM
Graphics Interface
TV-Out / VGA-Out / DVI-D Out
16x PCI Express
Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime Encoder board with TV Tuner
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The AMD web sites lists no graphics drivers for the notebook X300 video chipset, for Windows 7 (or Vista, XP, or 2000).
Support may be already built into Windows 7, or you may be stuck with generic support for it.

Windows 7 automatically installs the 945P main chipset drivers.
It may auto install other needed drivers for hardware for the system too.
If it doesn't, you'll have to examine the MCE and Vista drivers info and possibly the specific specs of the computer in order to be able to figure out which Windows 7 drivers you need to look for on the web.
The other Sony specific software for Vista may or may not work in Windows 7.


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#2
February 13, 2010 at 07:09:46
I have installed Window 7 64 bit on the VGC-RA840G and had success with the realtek High Definition Audio Drivers for Vista/Windows 7 found on www.realtek.tw . The 3d beta is also working so I have full 5.1 surround as well. The only piece missing now is a multimedia video controler that is missing a driver. I think it is the TV tuner card. But audio is working great. So far I am loving Windows 7 on my Vaio VGC-RA840G .

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#3
February 13, 2010 at 15:43:27
The sound drivers at the Sony link for Vista downloads in Response 1 probably would have worked. Did you try those?

I searched the web using: Sony VGCRA840G TV Tuner and found it has a:

"Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime Encoder board with TV Tuner"
It's probably a PCI card.

I searched using: Giga Pocket drivers
and
Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime Encoder board with TV Tuner drivers

There does not seem to be a Giga Pocket web site.


E.g.

This reveals -
Sony has used several versions of Giga Pocket cards.
Sony includes the drivers with the original software installation but people are not finding them on their web site(s).

Drivers links here - examine the card to find it's model:
".... forum thread for topic Sony giga pocket drivers. "
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_...

If you can't find Vista or Windows 7 drivers, there are only so many makes of TV tuners - e.g. Philips
ATI (AMD) makesTheatre chips for the mpeg support, etc.
Find the make and model of the larger chips on the card and post them here.

OR

If it has a FCC ID number on it, post it here
- that will at least reveal who made the card (it wasn't Sony probably), and I may be able to find drivers for it.
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You may need this if you or I find drivers that work ...
VAIO® TV Tuner Library Update - Vista
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/sw...



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