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  • Page 2: Notice

    OTHER INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL The model number and serial number are located on SONY ELECTRONICS INC. BE LIABLE FOR the back of your Sony VAIO computer. Record the ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR serial number in the space provided here and keep SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON in a secure location.
  • Page 3: Safety Information And Caution

    Safety Information and Caution To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest DVD-RW Laser Diode Properties Sony Service Center. Laser Output 1.3 mW (CD-read) Caution—The use of optical 1.1 mW instruments with this product (DVD-read) will increase eye hazard. As the 21.9 mW...
  • Page 4 Pour changer la pile de rechange, 1-888-476-6972 in the United States or 1-800-961-7669 in Canada. veuillez contacter votre centre de service Sony le plus près. Sony Computing Support can be reached at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. Avertissement : L'utilisation d'instruments optiques avec ce produit augmente les risques pour les yeux.
  • Page 5: Regulatory Information

    PCV-MXS10 harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference Responsible Sony Electronics Inc. will not occur in a particular installation. If this Party: equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by...
  • Page 6: Fcc Part 68

    Repair of this equipment should be made only by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized agent. For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972).
  • Page 7: Disposal Of Lithium Battery

    Une batterie non conforme may be prohibited. présente un danger d'explosion. La remplacer seulement par une For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call batterie identique ou de type 1-888-476-6972 in the United States or équivalent recommandé par le 1-800-961-7669 in Canada.
  • Page 8: Industry Canada Notice

    viii VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Industry Canada Notice Avis de l’Industrie Canada NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies AVIS : L’étiquette d’Industrie Canada identifie le certified equipment. This certification means that matériel homologué. the equipment meets certain telecommunications Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est conforme network protective, operational and safety aux normes de protection, d’exploitation et de...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents NOTICE ....................... ii Owner’s Record................... ii Safety Information and Caution ............iii Regulatory Information...............v FCC Part 68 ..................vi Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (United States) ..vi Telephone Consumer Guidelines (Canada)........vi Disposal of Lithium Battery ............vii Industry Canada Notice..............
  • Page 10 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Chapter 3 — Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components ............... 25 Removing the Side Panel ................26 Replacing the Side Panel .................27 Removing a PCI Add-in Card ..............28 Installing a PCI Add-In Card ..............30 Replacing the Lithium Battery ...............32 Removing a Memory Module ..............35 Installing System Memory ..............37 Removing a Slot Cover................41...
  • Page 11 Chapter 7 — Specifications..........79 Processors ....................79 Chipset ......................79 AGP Bus .....................79 PCI Bus ......................79 Memory Modules ..................80 Memory Configurations .................80 L2 Cache ....................80 Graphics ....................80 Audio ......................81 Communications ..................81 Giga Pocket I/O..................81 I/O and Expansion Slots .................82 Hard Drives and Controllers ..............82 Optical Drive....................82 System BIOS .....................83 Index ...................
  • Page 12 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 - Identifying Components

    Chapter 1 Identifying Components The following sections identify and describe each component that is visible from the exterior of the VAIO® MX computer. Internal components are identified in the appropriate section of this manual.
  • Page 14: Front View

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Front View...
  • Page 15: Drives

    Identifying Components Drives DVD-RW drive MiniDisc drive MUTING DISPLAY FUNCTION PC CARD MagicGate Memory MEMORY STICK PC card slot PHONE Stick media slot i.LINK S400 Drive Description MiniDisc drive Plays and records music to and from a MiniDisc media. Supports Net MD protocol for secure music transfers.
  • Page 16: Buttons And Switches

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Buttons and Switches Optical disc eject MiniDisc media eject Previous/Rewind Play Next/Fast Forward Stop MUTING DISPLAY FUNCTION Function Power on/off Display Muting Volume control PC CARD MEMORY STICK PHONE i.LINK S400 Button or switch Description Play button Plays the current DVD, CD, or MiniDisc media...
  • Page 17 Identifying Components Button or switch Description Previous/Rewind Skips to the previous track on the current playback button of a DVD, CD or MiniDisc media. Next/Fast Forward Skips to the next track on the current playback of a button DVD, CD or MiniDisc media. Function button Selects the operation mode of the computer.
  • Page 18: Indicators And Receivers

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Indicators and receivers LCD display screen MUTING DISPLAY FUNCTION Infrared receiver Power/Stand by MagicGate Memory Stick media access PC CARD MEMORY STICK PHONE i.LINK S400 Indicator or receiver Description Infrared receiver Enables the computer to receive signals from the remote control.
  • Page 19: Connectors

    Identifying Components Connectors MUTING DISPLAY FUNCTION PC CARD MEMORY STICK PHONE i.LINK S400 Headphone jack USB1 port Microphone jack i.LINK port Connector Description Headphone jack Connection for headphones. Microphone jack Connection for a microphone. USB1 port Connects to USB devices. i.LINK®...
  • Page 20: Rear View

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Rear View OPTICAL FM ANTENNA (75 ) antenna Mouse S/P DIF KEYBOARD MOUSE Keyboard (IN/OUT) NETWORK USB2 AC Input LINK Ethernet PRINTER Printer/ Parallel i.LINK S400 i.LINK (IEEE1394) SERIAL Serial VHF/UHF Monitor LINE Line IN MONITOR DVI-D LINE...
  • Page 21 Identifying Components Icon Description Ethernet port (for LAN connection only) Printer port i.LINK (IEEE1394) port Serial port Monitor port DVI-D (LCD) monitor port Connector Description Audio Out jack Connection for an audio cable (supplied). Video/S-video Out Connection for a video cable adapter (supplied) or port an S-video cable (optional).
  • Page 22: I/o Connectors

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual I/O Connectors The following section identifies the various I/O connectors. Keyboard and Mouse Ports The keyboard and mouse ports are physically identical and have the same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2® compatible female ports. USB Ports The USB ports are standard 4-pin USB ports.
  • Page 23 Identifying Components Serial Port The serial port is a standard 9-pin DB-9 male port. Printer/Parallel Port The printer/parallel port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female port.
  • Page 24 AGP plug-in card. DVI-D Port The DVI-D port is a 24-pin DVI-D port that can be attached to a Sony XGA LCD panel (PCVA-15XD2), which uses a DVI-D connector cable (sold separately). The DVI-D port is located on the AGP plug-in card.
  • Page 25 Identifying Components Mic and Headphones Jacks The microphone and headphones jacks are physically identical, but have different connections. They are standard 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks, located at the front of the computer. Headphones Connector Description Headphones 1.0 Vrms (typical). Electret condenser microphone input. Telephone and Line Jacks The telephone and line jacks are physically identical and have identical connections.
  • Page 26 6-pin port supplies 10 V to 12 V and a maximum power of 6 watts. ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices.
  • Page 27: Expansion Slots

    Identifying Components Expansion Slots There are three PCI slots on your system unit. ❑ PCI slot No. 1 is occupied by a fax/modem card. The installed V.90 compatible modem has two RJ-11 jacks (Line In and Phone), while an optional HomePNA modem has only one jack (Line In). ❑...
  • Page 28 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual...
  • Page 29: Chapter 2 - Configuring Your System

    Chapter 2 Configuring Your System This chapter contains information on configuring your system. Configuring your system can consist of the following: ❑ Making changes to the BIOS settings. ❑ Making changes to the display's power management settings.
  • Page 30: Accessing The Bios Setup Utility

    Before rebooting the system, save and close all open files, and exit open applications. Reboot your computer by selecting Shut Down... from the Start menu, then selecting Restart. When the Sony logo appears, press F3. The following message appears at the bottom of the screen. Press <F2> for setup. Press F2.
  • Page 31: Changing The Display's Power Management Settings

    Configuring Your System Changing the Display's Power Management Settings A display that has power management capability is designed to operate on reduced power or shut itself off after the system has been idle for a specified period of time. From the Start menu, point to Settings, click Control Panel, then click Display.
  • Page 32: Vaio Mx Computer System Reference Manual

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Select the power scheme that is most appropriate for the way you use your computer. To change a power scheme, change the settings for Turn off monitor, and Turn off hard disks, System standby, and System hibernates. The Turn off monitor option allows you to specify the period of inactivity (in minutes) that you want to elapse before your monitor turns off when your computer is running on AC power.
  • Page 33 Configuring Your System Click the Advanced tab. Select the desired settings.
  • Page 34 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Click the Hibernate tab. Select the settings most appropriate for your system.
  • Page 35 Configuring Your System Click the UPS tab. The UPS tab enables you to select and configure an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) device for your system. Select and configure the settings most appropriate for your system and click OK. For more information about configuring a UPS device, refer to your Microsoft®...
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  • Page 37: Chapter 3 - Removing, Installing, And Replacing Components

    Chapter 3 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components This chapter describes removing, installing, and replacing major components for upgrading, reconfiguring, and troubleshooting the components. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 38: Removing The Side Panel

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Removing the Side Panel Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as your printer. Unplug your computer and any peripheral devices. Gently place the system unit on its side, as shown in the illustration. Locate the release tabs on the edge of the side panel.
  • Page 39: Replacing The Side Panel

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Replacing the Side Panel Carefully align the tabs on the side panel to the chassis frame. The side panel should lie flat against the chassis, with approximately 3/8 inch of clearance between the front edge of the side panel and the front of the chassis.
  • Page 40: Removing A Pci Add-in Card

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Removing a PCI Add-in Card Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Remove the side cover (see “Removing the Side Panel”...
  • Page 41 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Remove the add-in card from the PCI slot and store the card in an anti-static wrapper for future use. ✍ Grasp the card with one hand on each end, and gently pull up as you rock the card from side to side.
  • Page 42: Installing A Pci Add-in Card

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Installing a PCI Add-In Card Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Remove the side cover (see “Removing the Side Panel”...
  • Page 43 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Attach any necessary cables to the card (see the instructions that came with the add-in card). Replace the amplifier block unit to cover the PCI slots, as follows: ❑ Without disconnecting or twisting the attached wiring, slide the amplifier block unit into its frame.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Lithium Battery

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Replacing the Lithium Battery Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. You may need to replace the lithium battery if your computer consistently loses the date or time settings after turning it off.
  • Page 45 ✍ The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended. Using a type of battery other than a CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion. Replace any add-in cards that were removed.
  • Page 46 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer. If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings.” appears during the reboot sequence, press F2 during the reboot process to access the BIOS Setup Utility. If no error message displays, the computer’s BIOS settings were retained during the battery replacement and you can skip the remaining steps.
  • Page 47: Removing A Memory Module

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Removing a Memory Module You may need to remove a memory module if you change the memory configuration or replace a bad module. By default, all of your computer's memory sockets are filled. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 48 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Push down the handle on each side of the memory module to eject the module from its socket. Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static electricity in your body before handling the memory module. Grasp one edge of the memory module and lift out.
  • Page 49: Installing System Memory

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Installing System Memory Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Choose the size of the memory module and configuration as shown in the following table.
  • Page 50 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Remove the AGP add-in card. ✍ Grasp the card with one hand on each end, and gently pull up as you rock the card from side to side. Hold the add-in card by its edges and do not touch any components or contacts on the card.
  • Page 51 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Align the module over the appropriate socket, noting the location of pin 1 on the module and pin 1 on the socket. Latch Memory module (DIMM) 1 1 1 1 Pin 1 side Carefully but firmly insert the edge of the module into the socket. Press down firmly and evenly at both corners until the module is fully seated.
  • Page 52 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Replace the AGP card and secure using the screw removed earlier. ✍ Press down firmly on the AGP card, until the latch locks it into place in the slot. Replace the power supply (see “Replacing the Power Supply”...
  • Page 53: Removing A Slot Cover

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Removing a Slot Cover Remove the slot cover when you install an add-in card that occupies a previously-empty slot. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 54: Covering An Open I/o Slot

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Covering an Open I/O Slot Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Slot covers prevent air from escaping through the empty hole.
  • Page 55: Installing A 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive

    3.5-inch hard disk drive. The drive you install must not require front panel access. Your system can support ATA-33, ATA-66 or ATA-100 hard disk drives. Sony recommends installing an ATA-100 hard disk drive to take full advantage of the system's features. The hard disk drive access light blinks when either internal drive is active.
  • Page 56 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Disconnect the drive connector (A in diagram). Drive connectors (A) Power supply connectors (B) Disk drive holder Disconnect the power connector (B in diagram).
  • Page 57 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Pull out on the tab (C) that secures the drive holder to the chassis. Tab (C) Disk drive holder (D) Slide the disk drive holder (D) holder up and out. Slide the new drive into the bottom part of the drive holder and align the holes on each side of the drive holder.
  • Page 58 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Push in on the tab (A) to securely latch the holder to the chassis. Power supply connectors (D-inner, E-outer) Drive connectors (B-inner, C-outer) Tab (A) Disk drive holder Connect the inner drive cable connector (B) to the first drive. Connect the outer drive cable connector (C) to the second drive.
  • Page 59: To Identify Additional Hard Disk Space

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components To identify additional hard disk space When you initialize the new hard disk drive, it must be configured as an extended partition in Windows NT file system (NTFS) format. Log on in Windows® as Administrator. Click Start in the Windows taskbar and right-click on My Computer.
  • Page 60: Removing The Power Supply

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Removing the Power Supply You remove the main power supply before you insert a memory module (see “Installing System Memory” on page 37). Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 61: Replacing The Power Supply

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Replacing the Power Supply Rotate the power supply down and slide it down along the rails on each side of the chassis opening. Replace the screw that secures the power supply to the rear of the chassis.
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  • Page 63: Chapter 4 - System Board

    Chapter 4 System Board This chapter identifies and describes components on the system board. CPU Fan Processor Memory Keyboard, Mouse Power Supply Fan USB2, Ethernet Aux Power Supply Power Supply Printer, i.LINK Secondary IDE Primary IDE 1394 Header 2 Diskette Serial Port, Mic In, Line In, Line Out...
  • Page 64: Memory Module (dimm) Slots

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Memory Module (DIMM) Slots Both sides of each Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) look very similar. The side with pin 1 has a small "1" to the left of pin 1. Be sure to orient a DIMM correctly in the DIMM slot (a small triangle on the slot indicates pin 1).
  • Page 65: Power Supply And Aux Power Headers

    System Board Power Supply and Aux Power Headers The power supply header on the system board connects to the power supply header labelled P1. Power Supply header Signal Name +3.3 V +3.3 V Ground +5 V Ground +5 V Ground PWRGD (Power Good) +5 VSB +12 V...
  • Page 66 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Power Supply header (Continued) Signal Name Ground No Connection +5 V +5 V Aux Power header Signal Name Ground Ground +12 V +12 V...
  • Page 67: Clr Cmos Jumper

    System Board CLR CMOS Jumper The CLR CMOS Jumper clears the BIOS password setting. CLR CMOS CLR CMOS Jumper settings Jumper Plug Position Function Normal Clear CMOS Password ✍ The configuration jumpers should never need changing unless otherwise directed by a technical support or service technician.
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  • Page 69: Chapter 5 Cmos Setup Options

    Chapter 5 CMOS Setup Options This chapter describes each screen in the Award BIOS Setup Utility (see “Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 18). The Award BIOS setup has five menu items on the menu bar. These are: ❑ Main ❑...
  • Page 70 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Press F10 to save the changes and exit, or press Esc to discard the changes. Follow the on-screen prompts for other choices. The bottom of the screen presents a summary of the keys to use for navigation and control.
  • Page 71: Main Screen

    CMOS Setup Options Main Screen System Time [00:00:00] System Date [01/01/2001] Primary Master (see “IDE Sub-Menus” on page 60) Primary Slave (see “IDE Sub-Menus” on page 60) Secondary Master (see “IDE Sub-Menus” on page 60) Secondary Slave (see “IDE Sub-Menus” on page 60) Supervisor Password [Disabled]...
  • Page 72 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual IDE Sub-Menus Type [Auto] User Type HDD CD-ROM LS-120 ZIP-100 Other ATAPI None Translation Method [LBA] Large Normal Match Partition Table Manual † Cylinders [1024] † Heads [255] ‡ Sectors [63] CHS Capacity 8422 MB Maximum LBA Capacity 80026 MB (depends on model) Multi-Sector Transfers...
  • Page 73: Advanced Screen

    CMOS Setup Options Advanced Screen CPU Internal Frequency [1700 MHz] I/O Device Configuration (see “I/O Device Configuration Sub-Menu” on page 62) PCI Configuration (see “PCI Configuration Sub-Menu” on page 63) * Depends on model.
  • Page 74 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual I/O Device Configuration Sub-Menu Onboard AC97 Audio Controller [Disabled] Enabled Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled] Disabled Onboard Lan Controller [Enabled] Disabled Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4] 2F8H/IRQ3 3E8H/IRQ4 2E8H/IRQ10 Disabled Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7] 278H/IRQ5 Disabled 3BCH/IRQ7 Parallel Port Mode...
  • Page 75 CMOS Setup Options PCI Configuration Sub-Menu Slot 1 IRQ [Auto] Slot 3 IRQ VGA BIOS Sequence [PCI/AGP] AGP/PCI Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] Enabled...
  • Page 76: Power Screen

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Power Screen Power Up Control AC PWR Loss Restart [Disabled] Enabled PWR Up On Modem Act [Disabled] Enabled Wake On LAN [Disabled] Enabled Hardware Monitor MB Temperature [(displays actual temperature)] Ignore CPU Temperature [(displays actual temperature)] Ignore CPU Fan Speed [(displays actual RPM)]...
  • Page 77: Boot Screen

    CMOS Setup Options Boot Screen 1. ATAPI CD-ROM [(displays installed drive)] Disabled 2. Removable Device [Legacy Floppy] LS120 ATAPI MO USB FDD USB ZIP 3. IDE Hard Drive [(displays installed drive)] Disabled 4. Other Boot Device [Disabled] INT18 Device (Network) SCSI Boot Device Silent Boot [Enabled]...
  • Page 78: Exit Screen

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Exit Screen Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes...
  • Page 79: Chapter 6 - Miscellaneous Technical Information

    Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Technical Information This chapter contains information on the following subjects: ❑ User and Supervisor password ❑ Beep code error messages ❑ PCI configuration status and error messages ❑ DMA channel assignments ❑ System I/O address map ❑ Memory map ❑...
  • Page 80: User And Supervisor Passwords

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual User and Supervisor Passwords The system allows you to specify up to two passwords (a User password and a Supervisor password) in the CMOS Setup Utility. The User password is required; the Supervisor password is optional. Access to the CMOS Setup Utility depends on which passwords were previously set, as indicated next.
  • Page 81: Beep Code Error Messages

    OK. Other beep patterns signify errors. The number of beeps indicates the specific error that occurred. The Sony Online Support technical representative needs to know how many beeps your system produces if there is an error, so be sure to count...
  • Page 82: Pci Configuration Status And Error Messages

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual PCI Configuration Status and Error Messages The following is a list of status and error messages that may appear on your system from time to time. Message Meaning Floppy Disk Controller The floppy disk controller has requested a Resource Conflict resource that is already in use.
  • Page 83 Miscellaneous Technical Information Static Device Resource Conflict A non-Plug and Play ISA card has requested a resource that is already in use. System Board Device Resource A non-Plug and-Play ISA card has Conflict requested a resource that is already in use.
  • Page 84: Dma Channel Assignments

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual DMA Channel Assignments This shows the factory default values. The Windows® operating system reassigns resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration. Default Channel Assignment Standard floppy disk controller. Direct memory access (DMA) controller.
  • Page 85: System I/o Address Map

    GeForce2 MX with external TMDS (Sony) 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Intel® 82845 Processor to AGP Controller 0x000003C0-0x000003DF nVIDIA GeForce2 MX with external TMDS (Sony) 0x0000D800-0x0000D8FF Sony MPEG2 Encoder Board (WDM) 0x0000FE00-0x0000FEFF Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller 0x0000FD00-0x0000FDFF Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller 0x0000FC00-0x0000FCFF...
  • Page 86 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Address Range (hex) Description 0x00000062-0x00000063 Motherboard resources 0x00000065-0x0000006F Motherboard resources 0x00000074-0x0000007F Motherboard resources 0x00000091-0x00000093 Motherboard resources 0x000000A2-0x000000BF Motherboard resources 0x000000E0-0x000000EF Motherboard resources 0x000004D0-0x000004D1 Motherboard resources 0x00000020-0x00000021 Programmable interrupt controller 0x000000A0-0x000000A1 Programmable interrupt controller 0x00000080-0x00000090 Direct memory access controller 0x00000094-0x0000009F Direct memory access controller...
  • Page 87: Memory Map

    Intel® 82845 Processor to AGP Controller 0xF8000000-0xFBFFFFFF Intel® 82845 Processor to AGP Controller 0xF0000000-0xF7FFFFFF nVIDIA GeForce2 MX with external TMDS (Sony) 0xED800000-0xED80FFFF Sony MPEG2 Encoder Board (WDM) 0xFFDFF000-0xFFDFFFFF Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller 0xFFDFE000-0xFFDFEFFF Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller...
  • Page 88 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Address range Default configuration 0xFFDFCF00-0xFFDFCFFF Lucent Win Modem 0xED000000-0xED0000FF Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC 0xEC800000-0xEC8007FF Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller 0xEC000000-0xEC003FFF Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller 0xFFA00000-0xFFBFFFFF Motherboard resources 0xFFE00000-0xFFFFFFFF...
  • Page 89: Irq Summary

    Intel® 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller 1 Intel® 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller 2 MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering nVIDIA GeForce2 MX (Sony) PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port Numeric data processor Intel® 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) Intel®...
  • Page 90 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller Sony MPEG2 Encoder Board (WDM) WDM Communication Device Intel® 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller 1 Intel® 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller 2...
  • Page 91: Chapter 7 - Specifications

    Chapter 7 Specifications This chapter describes the technical specifications for your VAIO® MX computer. Processors See Specifications sheet for details. Chipset Intel 845 chipset AGP Bus AGP interface specification, version 2.0 (supports 2x/4x) 1 AGP slot PCI Bus PCI Level 2.2, 33 MHz zero wait state 3 PCI slots - not all PCI slots are available.
  • Page 92: Memory Modules

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual Memory Modules for details. Installed memory See Specification sheet Maximum memory 512 MB (256 MB in each socket) Voltage 3.3 V memory only Pins 168-pins with gold-plated contacts Memory type 3.3 V PC-133 MHz unrestricted CS latency 3, unbuffered, 64 bits (NON-ECC) SDRAM DIMM modules Memory Configurations...
  • Page 93: Audio

    Specifications Audio Sound chip Sony Digital Audio System Wave synthesis Software synthesis Sound effects DirectX® software Audio sampling rate Up to 48 kHz at 16 bits Front panel connectors Mic (for microphone) Headphones (for stereo headphones) Communications Modem Lucent 1648 technology V.90 compatible data/fax (Installed modem may modem (REN 0.7B)
  • Page 94: I/o And Expansion Slots

    VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual I/O and Expansion Slots Serial port One high-speed NS16C550-compatible port Parallel port One high-speed bi-directional Centronics-compatible port with ECP and EPP modes Modem ports Two RJ-11 ports (for line and phone) USB ports USB1 (front panel) USB2 (rear panel) PCI slots Not all PCI slots are available for expansion.
  • Page 95: System Bios

    ACPI-1.0 compliant hardware for use with APM and PNP BIOS APIs Plug and Play devices Supported with steerable DMA channels and interrupts Special features PC-99 compliant, multi-boot, PCI add-in card auto-configure * Flash-ROM update utility is available from the Sony Computing Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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  • Page 97: Index

    Index cover removing AGP bus specifications cover, slot audio specifications covering I/O slot CPU - See processor battery - See lithium battery beep codes display, power management BIOS Setup Utility disposal of lithium battery See CMOS Setup Utility DMA channel assignments BIOS setup utility drive advanced screen...
  • Page 98 VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual memory module connector Giga Pocket specifications removing graphics controller - See graphics specifications graphics specifications messages error status and error hard drive specifications microprocessor - See processor MiniDisc drive location of i.LINK connector modem - See Also communications I/O connectors monitor - See display i.LINK...
  • Page 99 Index memory module optical drives See Also communications PCI bus slot - See I/O slot processor slot cover, removing status and error messages specifications supervisor password AGP bus system board audio CLR CMOS Jumper BIOS memory module connector chipset power connector communications system memory, installing Giga Pocket...
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