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Sony Vaio V505EX - Works Perfectly!


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Hello guys.


I own a Vaio V505EX, with

1.5 Ghz Intel M (centrino), 60 G hard drive, Radeon Mobility 9200, Intell 2200bg, Yamaha sound board, and panasonic DVD/CD-R/RW.

( SSE 2 Processor )


I installed MacOS from the generic DVD onto a 14 gig partition, and on first boot, almost everything worked.


Sound card did not work until I followed the sound guide for Intel ac97 PCM audio found on this site.




1. The video card works with the VESA 2.0 driver, running the laptop panel at 1024X768X32@60.

( my screen only supports that resolution so its okay)


2. DVD / CD-R/RW drive works perfectly. I'm able to read disks (mac and pc) and burn discs.


3. USB ports. All Usb ports seem to be working. Anything I plugged in worked so far.


4. Firewire or the s400 as sony calls it also works


5. Sony Memory stick - Its detected but I dont know if it works, since I dont own a memory stick.


6. Built in Intel ethernet ( 10/100 VE pro) works.


7. Touch pad works. but I cant tap.


8. PCMCIA Slot works. I used my CF card reader and it works fine.


9. VGA out works fine. but since my card is only VESA 2.0 the refresh rate is stuck on 60hz.




1. Intel 2200BG ( for now...maybe mr. tuxx will figure this out )


2. Fn keys ( stupid Sony, only works in windows or in linux with SonyPI )


3. Power management...gone out the window.


4. Built-in Modem - But who cares




I like the speed of Tiger, the graphics are okay but no QE or any of that jazz.


I can see myself using Mac OS as my main OS if i can get QE, power management, and Wireless.


But for now, Its a neat little toy. If anyone has a V505 and wants to install mac os GO ahead it will work nice.


I'll attach my X bench results too.



OH. Heres a neat trick. If you want to lower the brightness of the screen, boot into Windows lower the brightness and reboot. The computer will be stuck in that level of brightness.


- DD


MY X BENCH RESULTS, with the 10.4.3 patch. Sorry if its a long post.


Results 36.23

System Info

Xbench Version 1.2

System Version 10.4.1 (8B1025)

Physical RAM 512 MB

Model ADP2,1

Drive Type TOSHIBA MK6021GAS


CPU Test 42.25

GCD Loop 76.73 4.04 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 33.58 797.75 Mflop/sec

vecLib FFT 31.17 1.03 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 50.55 8.80 Mops/sec


Thread Test 56.25

Computation 42.81 867.20 Kops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 82.02 3.53 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads


Memory Test 47.84


System 47.73

Allocate 109.99 403.92 Kalloc/sec

Fill 46.19 2245.94 MB/sec

Copy 31.13 643.06 MB/sec


Stream 47.96

Copy 43.35 895.30 MB/sec

Scale 43.72 903.16 MB/sec

Add 53.59 1141.63 MB/sec

Triad 53.21 1138.20 MB/sec


Quartz Graphics Test 38.49

Line 36.41 2.42 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 31.59 9.43 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 31.24 2.55 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 71.80 1.81 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 40.26 2.52 Kchars/sec


OpenGL Graphics Test 26.33

Spinning Squares 26.33 33.40 frames/sec


User Interface Test 38.59

Elements 38.59 177.11 refresh/sec


Disk Test 24.40

Sequential 42.41

Uncached Write 35.65 21.89 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 36.72 20.78 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 71.71 20.99 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 39.86 20.04 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random 17.12

Uncached Write 5.97 0.63 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 34.72 11.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 49.96 0.35 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 58.33 10.82 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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Where do I get this generic DVD? I want to try to install on my v505, if you can lead me to installation guide, I would really appreciate!

I saw the result of xbench, it seems very slow...


I once installed tiger on my v505 almost 2 years ago, at that time, the fan was running at highest speed constantly, and things were very slow,,, with battery running out instantly...


What is your impresssion of your macos v505 compared to when u were using winXP?


Thanks! ;)



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