Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Techniques For Upgrading Memory On The Sony Vaio

For a computer system there exist different forms of storages. RAM (Random access memory) is a form of computer storage; with RAM, data can be accessed quickly. Sony VAIO laptops also use different forms of RAM memory, such as SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM and DDR3 SDRAM .Among these, DDR3 SDRAM is used in newer models of VIAO, but most of the legacy models use SDRAM. Compared to SDRAM, DDR SDRAM has twice the throughput i.e. at each level of increase RAM performance goes up to twice as much.
RAM is packaged inside the memory modules in the form of small chips. Sony VAIO uses a technique for packaging the memory chips called SODIMMs (Small Outline Duel In-line Memory Modules).SODIMMs comes in different pin configurations such as 72-pins, 100-pin, 144-pin and 200-pin configurations. As the pin number increases, memory capacity may also increases. For different models of laptops, different pin configurations have to be used, according to specifications. By using the upgraded versions of SODIMM, memory modules recommended by Sony laptop support, you can improve the performance of your Sony VAIO.
Memory Upgrading Technique


It is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows. First introduced with Windows Vista, this technique converts the flash and SD card memory to cache memory, which increases the performance of the system. Compared to Windows Vista, Windows 7 can utilize multiple flash memories as cache memory, while the former utilizes only one flash memory. In order to configure Ready Boost, insert the SD card or Flash drive into the proper slot on your computer, and then choose Speed up my system from AutoPlay, and change the settings.

Compatibility Check

Most of the desktop and notebook computers maintain a general database of information. As you enter the product information, you can see the memory specifications of your Sony VAIO. With this information you can select the appropriate size and type of computer memory. Manufactures may specify the list of memory modules compatible with your Sony VIAO; you can use this information to purchase memory.

Upgrading Tips

1. Before you upgrade the memory, make sure that you turn of the computer and unplug it from the power supply.
2. Use an antistatic wrist strap to prevent damage of your computer’s memory due to static electricity.
Make use of the above instructions to upgrade the memory of your Sony VAIO. Contact Sony laptop support for further assistance regarding memory upgradation.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tutorial To Install Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, formerly known as MSN Messenger is a popular instant messaging client from Microsoft, compatible with Windows operating systems, Xbox 360, BlackBerry OS and IOS. Since 2005 onwards, this messaging facility has been an important component of a Windows Live set of online services. It is quite easy to install Windows Live Messenger on your computer. However, it is better to uninstall Windows Messenger first, a pre-installed application in Windows, before adding Windows Live Messenger. The following Windows support guidelines will help you in this aspect.

  • You can begin the procedure by clicking on the Start menu button on the Windows screen. There open Control Panel.
  • You should double click on the option Add or Remove Programs. This option allows you to install or remove programs and Windows components. A new window appears, on which you can see currently installed applications. On the left side of this window, four options are given, among them you have to click on Add or Remove Windows Components. This brings up a list of pre-installed Windows components.
  • You have to scroll down to Windows Messenger program and uncheck the box near to it. Then click on Next. This will initiate the uninstall process. Once it is finished, you get a prompt and you need to select the Finish button.
  • After uninstalling, Restart the computer. Now your system will be ready for installing Windows Live Messenger.
  • You can download Windows Live Messenger from any of the official Windows support sites.
  • After downloading it, again select Control Panel. There you have to choose and open the option Add or Remove Programs.
  • A new window appears and from the various options on the left side of the window, you need to select Add new programs.
  • There you can see an option Add a program from a CD-ROM or Floppy disk. Alternatively, there is a direct option to have Windows updates from the internet.
  • On the right side there is a box saying CD or Floppy, click on it. Another window opens and you should click on Next to proceed. Then you will get an option Browse. Using this you can move to the location on the hard drive where you have downloaded the Windows Live Messenger application.
  • Select the program and click on the Finish button to complete the installation.
This should install Windows Live Messenger in your computer. You may now start enjoying Windows Live Messenger facilities!