Sony UX still alive 2018

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Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby bigs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 22:50

Just wondering how many Sony UX users there are still, and if so how many still use it!

My Anh Modified U7700 UX is still working! Still using the UX as my daily driver. It does seems to be getting a little slow for come web sites, but otherwise still a brilliant machine to run Ubuntu 12.04. What I have notice though, with the aging components, the UX is not as reliable as it used to be when running at full speed 1.33Ghz. I found by down throttling it to 1.07Ghz, stability is improved. Also to further improve reliability, I have found that decresing the undervolt feature also improves reliability. It seems as the UX gets older, it is becomes less tolerant of running at higher frequencies and where it used to be stable at a lower voltage (save battery and heat) now requires more volts. Suspect the voltage regulator may be getting temperamental. Wonder if this can be easily repaired or replaced.

Look forward to hearing from anyone out there in the UX land :)


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Re: Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby TheGuyNamedGuy » Mon May 07, 2018 15:53

I still use mine. It sat idle on my desk for the past two years, but I've been using it again on vacation this week. Forgot how much I missed this thing. I do wish it had more RAM though lol.

Mine also has the Anh upgrade.

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Re: Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby TheGuyNamedGuy » Mon May 07, 2018 15:54

Mine is very stable btw. Have underclocked it a bit with Throttlestop just to cool it down; otherwise it gets up to about 70C.

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Re: Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby anh » Sat May 19, 2018 06:56

Glad to see you guys still around here.
It's almost 10 years from the first one I modded.
Even though I don't do it anymore but just did another upgrade for one in CA.

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Re: Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby Aibomick » Sat May 26, 2018 15:55

Oh yes - still out here and still using the UX (390 with Samsung 64Gb SSD - Windows 7)

Have to say - especially to Bigs - am now running Xubuntu 16.04.4 on more or less ALL my other micros (Sharp WS016SH, U810, U8270, Samsung Q1..... not on Sony Vaio P - runs like a dog and overheats even with 64Gb SSD :cry ) and just finally given up and put it on my MacBook Pro.....

I just like having all the bits work on the UX with Windows :thumbup:

Hi to all you UXers!

Also have to say the Fujitsu FMV8270 knocks spots off all my other UMPCs..... fast, slick... 128Gb SSD.... touch screen, keyboards lights, etc..... sorry Sony! 5.6" screen running at 1280x800!

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Re: Sony UX still alive 2018

Postby Aibomick » Sat May 26, 2018 15:59

PS
Believe it or not just picked up 2 x OQO Model 01+s at a BOOTMARKET in Spain with dock cable for 17€.... yes - seventeen! One worked for a while - HDD failed - have one on order (50-pin PATA 1.8") and the other already had failing HDD but dodgy screen.... so spare case/motherboard etc.

Yes - I know they're rubbish - had them before - but simply couldn't leave them there!

Yes - I'll be putting Xubuntu on it - yay!

UMPC collection ever growing....


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