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Satellite A100 - Video card upgrade

Question: Satellite A100 - Video card upgrade

Hello. Sorry for my English, I'm studying this language byself.
I ask to treat my request seriously. I long studied schematics and possibilities of the computer.
Support of GeForce Go 7600 512MB of video memory is officially declared, I found necessary modules of memory and replaced them on the video card. I checked all currents and voltages.

The notebook operationally works, but defines only 256MB memories from 512 possible. As I understand this restriction is set in BIOS or VideoBIOS.

Please, prompt as me to solve this problem, any special version can eat BIOS for increase in memory of video.

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Answer: Satellite A100 - Video card upgrade

Problem is that Toshiba doesn?t support such upgrade and doesn?t offer any BIOS update that will help you with this.
If someone make decision to make such update it is on the own risk.

You can be happy that everything works well and that there is no some serious problem with it.

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Hi ,

i have a satellite A100-599 notebook, Can i upgrade/change the video card on this model ?

Have fun, Marian

Answer:Satellite A100-599 - Can I upgrade video card

No. This is not possible because the chip is fixed on the board!

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I have A100-599. I want to upgrade video cart. Which video carts avaliable and where can I get?

Answer:Satellite A100-599 - video cart upgrade

Sorry but you cannot upgrade video card. You have notebook with limited upgrade possibilities and not the desktop.

Please check - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hi,

I got an old Toshiba Satellite A100... and I installed omega ATI drivers for better performance but it?s not working out, games crash due to overheating I believe...
I am wondering if there are any other drivers from other Toshiba Satellite series that would work on the A100 and they would be better.

ATI and Toshiba made drivers.

Answer:Need better video card driver for Satellite A100

Hi!

In my opinion it?s normal that Omega ATI driver not works properly because this driver is designed for desktop cards and not for mobile cards. Such drivers are don?t an overheat protection so be carful with 3rd party drivers.

You can get all drivers for your notebook on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Bye

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I have Satellite A100 - How would i know that I have Nvidia or ATI video card in my laptop?

Answer:What Video card does my Satellite A100 supports?

How?
That easy! You will see all your notebook devices in the device manager.
You can also start the DirectX tool using the command +dxdiag+ where all graphic details would be shown.

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Hi everybody,

I cannot find any driver suitable for my Satellite A100-768 where I just installed Win8, my graphic card should be Ati x1400 but nothing work even with Ati and/or toshiba drivers.

Please help me!

Answer:Satellite A100-768 - need video card driver for Win 8

Satellite A100 is old piece of hardware and not supported for Win8. Even much newer models are not supported. I?m afraid you will not be able to get it.

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Hello everybody

I have a question. I have a Satelite A100 with 7300go graphic card and I want to change it to another one. Is it possible ?

Answer:Graphic Card upgrade on Satellite A100

Hi

The answer is no. unfortunately it is not possible to exchange graphic card. Graphic card is part of mainborad and can not be removed separately.

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Hi!
I would like to know if are any possible to upgrade my graphic card to a some other one like a GeForce 8600GT or a M. Radeon HD2600, something like that, with the DirectX10.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Graphic card upgrade on Satellite A100-215

Hi friend,

unfortunately there is no chance to upgrade the graphics card of your machine because the graphics unit (or graphics chip) is soldered ("hardwired") on the mainboard.
This whole system was aligned together with this chip and there is no way to exchange or upgrade your graphics subsystem.
If you want better graphics and a more powerful graphics chipset then you will have to purchase another computer with a better graphics card.

Thats all. Sorry dude.

Greets

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Is it possible to upgrade the Graphic card on the A100-033 ?
I am not sure if the PCI slot on the side will accept a seperate Graphic card ?

Answer:Satellite A100-033: Is it possible to upgrade the Graphic card

Hi George

It?s definitely not possible to upgrade the graphic card. The notebook technology is a little bit different and you should not compare it with the common PC desktop.
The GPU is fixed and not removable.

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Hello there,

can anyone tell me if it is possible to replace the original networkcard (3945ABG) of the Satellite A100 683 with a new, n supported networkcard (4965AGN)?

I would say it should be possible since both are mini pci cards and I'm using Windows Vista (which is a system requirement for the 4965AGN), but it would be nice to have some confirmation before I buy this card.

Thanks in advance.

Wouter

Answer:Satellite A100 683: Can I upgrade internal card?

Hi

What card do you mean exactly?
Do you mean the WLan or LAN?

I ask it because I?m not 100% sure what car you mean but from my knowledge only the WLan card is removable!
As you said it?s a miniPCI card and mostly two wires connect the card with the mobo?
The both cables white and brown connect the WLan antenna.

However, theoretically it should be possible to use another WLan card but I see really no reason for such upgrade.
If you have a compatible Vista driver for your card then everything should work great.

Bye

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Hello,

Good Day everyone. I just need to know if i can upgrade the video card of my satM70 laptop?
i have upgraded the hard disk to 320GB, the memory to 2GB, the bios and operating system
to Windows Vista. everything is working except the DVD maker and other software regarding
DVD authoring tools. the reason is that my video card is not capable of running the software.

So please can anybody help me. Can i Upgrade my video card?

Edwin...

Answer:Satellite M70 - Video Card (Intel Video Card) upgrade

Unfortunately, laptop video cards don't use a standard design due to the complexity, so you cannot upgrade it.

More info:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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Hi
I have this satelite and i will upgrate the video card is that possible ?
I shold help some details . What video card cand make in .

Answer:Satellite L670-1H1 - video card upgrade

GPU card on mobile machines cannot be upgraded.
More about that you can read on - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hey,

I own a Toshiba Satellite X200-15K with nVidia 8700GT and I was wondering if its possible to upgrade it for lets say 9800GTS like the new Qosmio.

I know that most likely the card is smoldered in the motherboard and cant be changed, but isnt there a possible for an upgrade? otherwise, how do they fix malfunctioned cards?

I just need to knw if its possible, and thx.

Answer:Satellite X200-15K - Is Video card upgrade, possible?

Hello

you are right. The graphic card is soldered on the meinborad and if the graphic card is defective the whole mainboard must be changed.
Upgrade is definitely not possible. Not just because of connection between card and mainboard but also about other reasons. As you know notebooks have specific design and common problem is heat.

Check this document: http://195.182.196.33/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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Hello

At me model A300-15J. A question such: there is a possibility to change a video card on the given model.

Thanks.

Answer:Video card upgrade on Satellite A300-15J

>is there is a possibility to change a video card on the given model.
NO!

It?s definitely not possible to upgrade an notebook?s graphic card.
In most cases the GPU is soldered on the board and it?s not removable!

Bye

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All the spec. on my machine goes well over the requirements to run most games.

Currently its at 64 MB and has a Intel graphics card
but i wondered if this can be completaly changed or the GPU memory upgraded on a Sattelite Pro A10?

All help and advice would be grateful.

Ps: please excuse any stupid spleeing mistakes thanks:P

Answer:Can I upgrade or changing the video card on my Satellite Pro A10

Hi

Unfortunately, the graphic card upgrade is not possible.
The GPU chip is simply fixed (?i think it?s soldered) on the motherboard and cannot be removed.

Best regards

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Hello, All!

my s1900-704 laptop has native GeForce 440 go gpu.
but under the keyboard i`ve found empty slot, allegedly, for another video card. so, am i right with the slot and is it possible to upgrade this model? and what gpu`s will "fit"?

p.s. sorry, not sure, if you can post links here, but there you go, photo of the slot:
ttp://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/holyan1/?action=view&current=DSC_00042.jpg

Answer:Satellite 1900-704 video card upgrade?

Hi,

Unfortunately you can't upgrade the Video card in laptop since they are custom designed. There is no standard VGA slot for laptops.

That slot in your picture is a Mini PCI slot, which is designed for Wireless LAN cards, MPEG decoder cards, modems, and other "accessory" PCI devices.

The Mini PCI port would be far too slow for a Video Card. Plus there would be no space for the VGA monitor port.

Video cards need an AGP port or a 16x PCI Express port. Your GeForce 440 is internally connected to the AGP bus. PCI Express does not exist in your laptop model.

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Hello!

When I turn on my X200 I hear 3 long beeps and there is no video at all (black screen). After searching on the internet I found it would most probably be a video card failure. Actually all GeForce 8600M with G82 and G84 processing units suffer from blowing away because of the heat and the poor quality of its material.

Well, I found some video cards identical of mine on eBay. But if I buy a new card like this it will be a matter of time to have the same problem again. So, I decided to upgrade the video card. But I really don?t know if a GeForce or nVidia 1GB MMX II video card will be fully compatible with my notebook.

Anyone could help me on this? Will everything be fine after the upgrade? No trouble with the BIOS?

Thank you all!

Cristiano

Answer:Satellite X200-21R video card upgrade

Hi

Forget it buddy!

You would not be able to upgrade the graphic card on the notebook!
The BIOS will not handle this and the notebook would not boot up!

Please don?t compare the desktops PC with notebooks. The technology is different and GPU upgrades are not possible!

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Hi

I have the X200 23G

I wonder can I upgrade my video card (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT) or change it ?

Thanks.

Answer:Re: Satellite X200 - Can I upgrade the video card?

Hi, unfortunately you cannot upgrade non-generic parts in a laptop since they are custom designed.

The only parts you can upgrade are the CPU, Memory, ODD, and HDD. But even then, not all components are compatible. For example if the BIOS cannot recognise the new CPU, the system may not boot, or it will overheat, or run at a slower speed.

I found an article on the Toshiba website explaining it in more detail:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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I just found out that the video card in my notebook it temperamental and was wondering what video cards I can upgrade to. Any answers?

Video card is GeForce 540M

Answer:Satellite P770 - video card upgrade

Generally speaking Toshiba doesn?t support CPU and GPU upgrade. On this forum we have many positive reports about CPU but not about GPU upgrade.
On some models it can be exchanged but not upgraded.

Please don?t forget that you have mobile device with very limited upgrade possibilities. Specific construction with limited cooling system doesn?t allow such upgrades too. More powerful hardware part means more heat and it can ends with hardware damage.

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Is it posible to upgrade the video card for this model?

Thanks!

Answer:Video card upgrade on Satellite C660-12T

Hello

Check this toshiba document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hi peeps, I have a Satellite A10 Pro laptop and was wondering if any of you could help me.

I want to upgrade my Ram memory and video card. The video card in now is an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller and want a graphics card with at least 128mb of memory on it.
Any Recommendations???
Any help would be muchly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite Pro A10: Question about the video card upgrade

Hello,

From most of the A10 models I have seen the video card is built onto the motherboard. Meaning it can not really be upgraded without changing the entire motherboard. The ram is an easy upgrade. Your best bet is to purchase RAM from Toshiba so as not to use one that is not compatible with your computer. This 512MB SO DIMM should be compatible with your computer P000331680. Have a nice day.

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Hey guys!

I have a Toshiba Satellite L30-113 and I'm very happy with the way it looks and works. I managed to upgrade the RAM to 3 Gb, the processor is in a pretty good shape, although it's only 1.7 GHz.

My only problem now is that the Video Card the laptop is equipped with (ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M) is pretty weak. Do you have any idea on which other (preferrably better) video cards is compatible with the Satellite L30 - 113 default setup?

Thanks!

Answer:Satellite L30 - video card upgrade question

Generly speaking GPU cannot be upgraded on mobile computers. Due to specific design and cooling system with limited cooling performance it cannot be done.

Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hi, I hope this question is not repeated, I search the forum but no found solution to my problem,

I search online for information on my toshiba is able to video card, ATI or another, and if so, what models are compatible?
I hope not to be a nuisance and someone can help me.

Thx.

Answer:Satellite C645-SP4131L - video card upgrade possible?

Hi

You want to upgrade the graphic card?
Sorry mate; this is not possible.

The GPU is mostly soldered on motherboard. It?s not possible to upgrade this like a desktop GPU for example.

Greets

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Hi,

I recently bought a 1GB SD card and have tried to plug it into the 5-in-1 card reader built into my A100-163. Nothing appears in My Computer. I tried going to device manager and under 'disk drives' appears 'Secure Digital Storage Device' with a little yellow ! mark. I tried updating the SD Module Driver, but everytime i do that, the installer comes up with an error basicly saying it can find SD Secure Module.msi. It is trying to find it in an obscure temp folder which to me implies the installer is not extracting properly.

Can anyone help me read my SD card? Please help!

UPDATE: On the odd occassion, it will appear in My Computer as "Secure Digital Storage Device". When i double click on it, it says:

"E:\ is not accessible. THe request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."


Thanks.

Mike.

Message was edited by: toto8462

Answer:SD card wont work in 5-in-1 card reader on my Satellite A100-163

Hello Mike

One thing confuses me. If the unit has ?factory settings? the multi card reader should be configured properly. Do you use your own OS installation?

Anyway, try to remove ?Secure Digital Storage Device? from device manager and restart the unit.

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Hi,
Is there anyone to help me? I inserted a 64 MB SD card in the card reader slot of my Toshiba A100 model. It's the first time i have inserted the card. The card is inside the slot. I can not take it out! I don't have any idea how to remove the card from the card reader slot. I can see the contents of my SD card, can open the files too. But how to remove it out from the slot. Please help me giving your idea to remove the card out from the slot.

Arjun

Answer:How to remove SD Card from the Card Reader slot - Satellite A100?

Hi

In my knowledge the SD card slot doesn?t has a any additional helps like the PCMCIA slot to remove the card.
You have to remove it simply. Try to grab the card and move it out. You can try to use the pair of tweezers. Maybe it helps

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Hi, I'm fixing an A100 Satellite for someone. I can't get video out of the LCD, an external monitor, or the s-video port.
The system does power up and you can hear the fans, and from the looks of the lights the hard drive seems to be booting windows.
I reseated both RAM modules and tried using FN+F5 but no luck.

Is there some common problem with these machines?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 - can't get video out of the LCD

Sounds like the Video Board may have a problem.

What is the model of the laptop? PSAAxx-xxxxx

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Hey all
I have a Satellite A100 - 746. And I want to extend its memory. But I cannot find its specification anywhere on the internet. Not even on Toshiba's website. Its just like that this model doesn't exist and I'm the only one to buy it.
I want to upgrade my RAM and I cannot find any information that up to what memory I can Upgrade, can I upgrade it to 4GB?
And should I use the memory in pairs? Like I have 2 x 512 MB RAM now. I want to remove one 512 MB and put 2GB instead. Will it work? Or I should use in pair?

Anyone who can help me please do, I'm so frustrated.
Thanks alot

Answer:RAM upgrade at Satellite A100- 746

You are right. This notebook model can handle with max 4 GB RAM. You must not use two identical RAM modules. According notebook specification you can use DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G) RAM module. Using two of them you will have fantastic 2 GB RAM and it is more than enough for WXP.

Unfortunately I was not able to find 2 GB RAM module for your notebook.
Do you use WXP or Vista?

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Hi all, looks like a good forum here! I'm looking for information on upgrading the processor on my Satellite A100-521.

The current main specs are:
Intel Celeron-M 360 (1.4Ghz, 400Mhz FSB)
2Gb of PC2-4300 RAM
60GB OCZ Vortex 2 SSD
Windows 7 (Runs fine, albeit without Aero)

So it's the CPU that's the weak link, verified by Windows Experience Index.

I've done some digging and it seems the chipset is the AMD Radeon Xpress 200m http://www.amd.com/u...s-200m-amd.aspx which is apparently compatible with some Pentium and Core 2 CPU's: http://en.wikipedia....s_200_for_Intel

Any ideas what I could upgrade to? Doesn't need to be very fast, just a bit quicker with everyday processes....

Thanks!

Answer:CPU Upgrade on Satellite A100-521

Hi

Usually the CPU upgrade is very tricky because of the BIOS compatibility.
Even if the chipset would be able to handle new CPU, the BIOS might cause some problems.
But nobody is able to say if notebook would run stable after such upgrade? if you want to be 100% sure, I would recommend choosing an CPU which was already used in the A100 series?
Otherwise it might be possible that new CPU would not be handled by BIOS properly.

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I945PM Chipset supports C2D T7200/400/600 processors according to Intel's site (http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=22817 - compatible products),
but I cannot find any information on compatibility of the BIOS.

What processors are compatible with the latest BIOS version for A100?

Answer:Upgrade of CPU in Satellite A100

Hi

Such informations are not available on the Toshiba page.
But there are different A100 with different hardware components.
You can check some A100 with different CPUs and then you will know what CPUs would be supported for sure.

But there is a still small kind of risk for all other CPUs. So you will need simply test this?
But note; stronger CPUs could affect the notebook functionality due to higher heat dissipation.

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I'm looking to upgrade from the bundled 1GB 533MHz to 4GB 667MHz - possible? The specification page does not agree with the user manual (4GB on spec., 2 x 1GB in manual).

I have a feeling it's ok, but since I'm grabbing this from the US and I'm in the UK I'd like to know before I enter into a returns nightmare.

Cheers

Answer:Satellite A100-487 - 4GB RAM Upgrade Possible?

HI Scott,



As far as I can make out the A100-487 will accept up to 4Gb RAM (2 X 2Gb cards). Please check out the following link :-

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=26212&ft=m&st=3


regards,

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Hi All,

I own an A100-0FH laptop with the T2050 core duo processor @ 533MHz FSB. I plan to upgrade the CPU to a T2700 core duo @ 667MHz FSB. Does anyone have any information that would prove helpful before I go ahead and complete the upgrade? I have already upgraded the bios and the memory is maxed at 4GB - I just want to make sure the thing will work before I do it. HAs anyone done this upgrade in the past? WIll my cooer handle the extra heat?

Thanks for the input....

Answer:CPU Upgrade on Satellite A100-0FH

This Satellite notebook looks like an Canadian machine?.
Anyway, the CPU upgrade on notebook is very tricky and mostly not possible due to different reasons.
The higher performance and the higher temperature level could be the biggest trouble?

The T2700 2.33Ghz CPU is faster as a T2050 1.6MGhz CPU Core Duo and it produce more heat. So possibly the notebook would not run stable after the upgrade.

Check this Intel page:
http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/coreduo.htm

So I would really not recommend upgrading the CPU on the notebook.

PS; don?t forget that you will lose the warranty if you would remove the covers and would open the notebook?

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hi, can someone tell me if it is possible to upgrade the T2500 cpu in my A100 192 notebook to T7200 cpu, thanx

Answer:CPU upgrade on Satellite A100

Hello Helium

CPU upgrade is very often posted theme. About that you can read different comments but yesterday I have found very good posting written by swordbreaker. Check it please under http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=20417

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Hi all, I'm considering upgrading RAM on my *SATELLITE A100-667* (PSAARE-02700DIT). Does anyone knows the maximum amount of ram I can install? Which clock is supported? (553, 667...)

And what about CPU? The notebook comes with an Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5500 @ 1,66 GHz over Intel i945PM chipset.

Thank you in advance for any information.

P.

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-667 - RAM and CPU upgrade

Hi

I think you should also check your user manual regarding RAM upgrades. As far as I know you can upgrade your notebook to 4GB RAM. Therefore you can use DDR2-533 modules. You buy it from an authorized service provider or Kingston modules also recommendable.

The CPU upgrade is not supported. The BIOS and mainboard are only tested with the preinstalled CPU.
Check also similar threads about this question.

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Hi @ all,
I want to upgrade my notebook with a new CPU and a new GPU.
In my notebook is a current a Intel T2050 CPU and GPU is an ATI X1400.
My Question is, can I build a bigger CPU and GPU in this book?

Greetz Yaku79

Answer:Satellite A100-718 Upgrade

Hi,

since these components are "hard-wired" (which means they are soldered on the mainboard which makes it impossible to exchange them) in your system, you cannot upgrade it. The only way to gain some more performance is to stick some more RAM in it or to purchase a bigger and faster harddrive.

I would suggest you to check some hardwarestores (google is your friend) and check at least for one of the previously mentioned components (RAM, harddisk).

bye

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Hi

I am running out of memory on my A100-062 on the Vista (C) drive on my notebook (currently 62.6MB/37.1GB left!), however I have 32GB/35.9GB left on the Data (E) drive.

Is it possible to move itunes and my music library onto the D drive where there is more room? Or should I look at upgrading the hdd (internally or externally)

I am a complete novice when it comes to this so *_basic detailed explanations_* on what best to do would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Max1210

Answer:Satellite A100-062 - Upgrade the HDD

Before you buy a new HDD you should try to move the folder ?My documents? on the second partition. Also the mp3 files that you have.
I save my documents, photos, music and so far only on the second partition. On the first partition I install only the programs that I need.

If you want a new HDD it?s your choice if you take an internal or external HDD. On the external HDD you can save your data.

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Is it true that i can change my CPU on Satellite A100-906 ?! For example with Core2 Duo 2.16Ghz ?

Answer:Is it possible to upgrade the CPU of Satellite A100-906?

Hi buddy,

shortly I can say: no

And if you want to know why then read this post. It should answer almost all your questions.

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=23852&messageID=87516

Nice weekend and greetings

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What CPU can be used to upgrade the Satellite A100-683. Currently the Intel Core Duo T2250 has been installed.

I would like to upgrade my CPU and memory.;

(1) What is the maximum CPU that is supported by the mainboard?
(2) What kind of CPU kan I use. Thinking about a Intel Core Due T7200 or T7600?
(3) What kind of memory can I use to upgrade to 4Gb?

Looking forward to any reply thagt is usefull!

Answer:Upgrade CPU for Satellite A100-683

Hi,

I think since your machine is not anymore in warranty, you won?t get any problems or a revocation of some kind of warranty when opening your machine and doing some techie-like work on it. :)

1. It should be the Core2Duo T7600
2. Use the T7600
3. 2GB+2GB? ;) T
Seriously: Try to use DDR2 with a FSB frequency of 667Mhz.

Thats all, still some questions?

Greets

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I have a 478 Intel Celeron? Processor 2.80 GHz, 128K Cache, 400 MHz FSB cpu and wonder if i can put it in my Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 mainboard ati sb450.

If not what can i upgrade my cpu with, thanx

Answer:Satellite A100 - CPU upgrade

Hi

Take a look here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

Usually the CPU upgrade is not supported but some users here in the forum were able to upgrade the CPU.

You would have good chances with such upgrade using a CPU from the same family.
Furthermore you should check the chipset properties. It?s important that notebook?s chipset would support the new CPU. Otherwise you will not be able to use it.

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Hello,

I want to buy some RAM for my laptop Satellite A100-702. I think I can use the "Kingston 1GB SO-DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300", these exist with 2GB as well. So, my question is: Can I put 2 x 2GB RAM in my laptop so I have 4 GB in the end??? Thanks for your answers!

Greets
Manuel

Answer:RAM upgrade at Satellite A100-702

Yes you can. According the notebook specification it can handle with 4 GB RAM.

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Hey

I have recently tried to upgrade the existing 512 MB in my laptop with an additional 1n GB sourced from the internet.
Both chips work individually but when I try to boot on both installed the screen goes blank on boot but pc is running and making all the right sounds.
Any help would be great.

Satellitte Pro A100
PSAACE-007002EN

thanks

Answer:RAM upgrade at Satellite Pro A100

That sound really strange dude? fact is that if a memory module would be not compatible or not supported then the notebook would not boot up.

But listen buddy; nothing is impossible. Maybe the both modules cannot run together and therefore this issue happens ?:|

Generally it?s advisable and recommended using both, identical memory modules.
In such case you can be 100% sure that both RAM?s would run together trouble free!

Check this !

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Im just wondering what can I upgrade the HDD to for my A100? The hard drive in now is a 120GB and its useless at this point because of an issue I had with it.
I was thinking of going with this one but I don't know about Toshiba's Hardware Upgrades policy.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42252&vpn=ST9320423AS&manufacture=Se agate

Thanks,

Valentin

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-172 - Can I upgrade the HDD?

That HDD will work in the A100. The only problem is that its 7200RPM, which can get very hot. 5400RPM might be a better solution.

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Hello

I have Satellite A100-011 notebook. And i want to upgrade its memory. It has 1GB DDR2 533 hz ram. My questions are as follows;
1-How many ram slots does it have?
2- Can i add 2GB DDR2 533 hz ram more, if yes , will it be 3GB total? Or shoud i replace 2gb with 1gb?
3- ?s it possible to use DDR3 rams or diffrent frequence like 800 hz?
4- Which mark i should use for upgrade? Kingston etc?
5- ?f i upgrade my notebook's memory, can i install windows7 32 bit (i have windows vista at the moment)

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite A100-011 - RAM upgrade

Hi

I?ll try to give you some answers:

# According notebook specification it has two RAM slots
# Your notebook can handle with 4 GB max so you can do whatever you want and it depends how many RAM you want to have inside. You can buy one RAM module with 2GB and have 3GB RAM. This should be enough to work with Vista or even Win7. Of course you can upgrade it to maximum and buy 2 X 2GB.
# it has no sence at all. If FSB speed of your mainboard is 53MHz why to use 800MHZ modules. Your notebook will not be faster due to RAMs with more MHz.
# Yes, Kingston produces high quality modules and using Kingston you should not have any compatibility issues.
# I don?t see any reason why you should not be able to install Win7 but before you do this visit Toshiba support page and check if your notebook model is supported for Win7.

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Hi,

I would like to upgrade the RAM of my Satellite A100-803, which actually uses PC2-533, to 4 Gb.

Can I upgrade to PC2-667?
Do I need Dual-Channel?
Any advises on which brand or best model to use?

If I'm not wrong and for what I could see around the internet, I should be able to upgrade to 4 Gb PC2-667, and Dual-Channel should not be needed. But an expert confirmation would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards.

Javier.

Answer:I would like to upgrade the RAM of Satellite A100-803

Hi

Notebook supports Mobile Intel? 945GM Express Chipset.
This supports single-/dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM
Maximum Memory supported: up to 4 GB at 400, 533 and 667 MHz
http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/309219.pdf

So PC2-667 modules are supported

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Hi,

I want to upgrade my hard drive but I am unsure if it?s an IDE or SATA. I?ve found software that gives me all laptop information and under the hard disk drive its got interface IDE SATA, so I am non the wiser the hard drive is a TOSHIBA MK6034GSX.

I have a Satellite A100-259 PSAA2E.

Many thanks.

Answer:HDD upgrade on my Satellite A100-259

Hello

According the notebook specification your notebook is delivered with 60GB HDD. Interface: Serial ATA Rev. 1.0a.

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hello

i have a Toshiba Satelitte a100-768
is it possible to upgrade the cpu ?
i would buy a merom cpu, and install that one...
or is the cpu soldered to the motherboard ?!

kind regards
brechtvm

Answer:Satellite A100-768: Cpu upgrade?

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/remove-motherboard-1.htm, watch this. may be helpful for you.sorry for my english.
edit : if the link dont work go to homepage and search for satellite

Message was edited by: fizzban

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I would like to upgrade the RAM for my A100-847 from my current 512 MB by adding another module for 512 MB but i face a compatibility problem because looking at the manual the only compatible modules are the following:
256 MB: PA3389U-1M25
512 MB: PA3412U-1M51
1 GB: PA3411U-1M1G
I tried looking for a module with these codes but I didn't find any in Romania. I could find a module from another manufacturer with the same specification but I don't know if these would function properly .
So I need some advice .

Thanks,

Bobby

Answer:RAM upgrade for a Satellite A100-847

Hi,

which manufacturer you have seen? If they have the same specs, then they should fit. The best decision would be to take some kingston or crucial modules. They were tested to work well with toshibas, so just consider buying some kingstons with the specs of the original toshiba modules and have fun with them.

In case of some further question just ask.

Greetings

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The spec for the Satellite Pro A100-840 says the memory has a maximum of 4 GB of memory. But there does not seem to be any memory supplied by Toshiba which allows me to upgrade to 4 GB. It current has the default 1gn which was shipped when ordered. Anyone knows how to get from the 1 GB to 4 GB?

Many Thanks in advance of any help

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite Pro A100-840

Hello

I just wanted to check notebook specification but I was not able to find Satellite Pro A100-840. Can you please check notebook model and please send us notebook model number.

Anyway I really do not understand what your problem is. It seems to be that your notebook model can handle with max 4 GB RAM. According to your posting your notebook is delivered with 1 GB of RAM.

So if you want to use maximum RAM on your Satellite notebook you must buy 2X2 GB RAM module. As far as I know 2 GB RAM module are available and if you want to be sure about compatibility please check Kingston products.

Please check this Kingston Memory configurator

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Hi

can i use 667 MHZ ram in my a100-692 and will it run in 667 MHZ or slow down to 533?

And can i upgrade my cpu (core duo 1.66ghz) to core 2 duo or core 2quad?

Answer:Upgrade a Satellite A100-692 with another RAM or CPU?

You can use 667Mhz in your machine but it will not run on 667Mhz because the FSB runs with only 533Mhz since these models are just clocked with 533Mhz due to mobile issues (powersaving, heat generation, etc,,)

And no, you cannot upgrade your CPU because the Bios does not support it, also the cooling system in your machine is specifically designed for a couple of CPU?s which were shipped only with the model series of your notebook.

By the way, if you really exchange the CPU you will loose your warranty.
Greets

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Hi,

I'm trying to connect my notebook A100-819 to a TV, using the S-Video output on the notebook and the S-Video Input on the TV, but I don't succeed!
I only get a black screen that sometimes flashes white when I push Fn + F5 or when I try to clone the screen in the settings of my GeForce (nView).
The notebook doesn't find the TV when trying to detect it in nView.

A friend of mine already used the cable, so there is no problem.
My TV is also set for S-Video.
I installed the latest driver for my GeForce Go 7600 and my BIOS.

Does anyone have a solution?
Do I have to change something in the BIOS?
Is there some-one with the same notebook (or with a GeForce Go) that already did try the same? And did you succeed?

Greetings,
Philippe

Answer:No picture on TV when using S-Video on Satellite A100-819

Hi there,

may I ask you which operating system you have? And could you please post which driver version you have and where you?ve downloaded it? That would be useful since without that information it wouldn?t be possible to help you with your problem.

Did you already checked your bios on some options regarding tv-output?

Greets

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Hi I just recently bought a brand new satellite pro a100 with XP pre-installed- one of my main reasons for choosing this as well as the price was the built-in s-video connector so I could get my screen up on to my tv. However I havent yet got this working and would appreciate any assistance.

It is connected to my TV via a s-video cable connected to a working s-video/scart adapter. Nothing is displaying on the screen and, in the ATI displays setting, panel is the only option available to me. The other 2 including TV are greyed out.

Maybe something else needs to be configured but I havent found any information of any use yet.

Thanks

Marcus

Answer:S-video problem on Satellite Pro A100

Hi Marcus

make sure to disable the 2nd screen in the display properties.
It is the same place where you set display resolution and colour depth. THere is also the possibility to have 2 active pictures.
They are visualized by 2 monitors (1 and 2). Make sure no 2 is disabled.

BR

Tom

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My A100-192 has s-video output. Can i use it for view DVD on TV-screen? What's needs? May be no problem - simple connect notebook with TV and relax. Or problems will be?

Answer:Satellite A100-192: How to use s-video output?

Hi

Generally all information about the notebook connection to TV you should find in the Toshiba user manual which is preinstalled already on the notebook.

The notebook supports an easy display switch to the TV.
By using the FN+F5 key combination you can switch between display devices.
Therefore you should connect the notebook with the s-video cable to the TV, enable the s-video on your TV and use the FN+F5 to change the display output to TV.

If you want to watch DVDs you have to use a DVD player software like WinDVD.

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Hello.

Ii have a Satellite A100-165 (PSAA9E-00V00HFR)
Does it accept SO-DIMM of 2GB?

Answer:RAM upgrade question for Satellite A100-165

why i cant view this thread??

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My laptop has the original 1GB memory and I want to upgrade it to 2 GB.

I have identified the 2 x 1GB Memory PC2 DDR2 (667MHz) modules that I need but am confused whether I should choose module type PA3512U-1M1G or PA3512S-1M1G.

Both of these parts are available as Toshiba parts,, but Kingston only lists PA3512U-1M1G as correct for my laptop (A100-02M).
Are both parts compatible with the laptop and is one better than the other ?

The Toshiba price of the "U" part is listed ?14.20 and the "S "part at ?16.54 each.

TIA for info.

Answer:Upgrade memory for Satellite A100-02M

I presume Toshiba has better info about compatibility and according the notebook specification you can use both of them. Now it is your choice.

Kingston is also good place to buy RAMs. They offer always high quality products.

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I want to be as sure as I can be, I have already bought memory from Crucial - it doesn't work........so I want to be sure I get it right next time.

Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

Next - WHICH?? memory - based on a search on their website I bought 2 x 1GB sticks from Crucial, they advised DDR2 PC2 5300 and it did not work. Despite repeated emails they insist that these sticks are the 'replacement' for DDR2 PC2 4200 (which is now strongly indicated to me from my recent research as the correct memory - part # PA3411U -1M1G).

If I now buy 2 x 1 Gb - DDR2 PC2 4200 (from a different supplier of course) will I be doing the right thing ?????????? Assuming the new memory works, I'll be getting in touch with Crucial for some money (of course).

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade

>Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

You can upgrade the RAM up to 2GB and usually you should use 2 x 1GB RAM 533Mhz.
In my case one big module was not recognized. I had to use 2 x 1GB RAM? but I don?t have this model.

I recommend using brand name modules; Kingston is good and provides good quality modules.
Different manufacturers provide cheaper modules but the performance and the quality is not really good.

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Anyone can help?
I've got laptop Toshiba Satellite A100-451 with geForce go 7600 dedicated video card (DDR Video RAM 128 MB
connected bus : 16x PCI Express).
Is it possible to upgrade my graphics?
Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100-451 graphics upgrade?

No, the graphic card cannot be upgraded because it?s fixed, soldered on the motherboard!
Something like that is definitely not possible!

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Satellite A100-523. Why can I only increase my memory to 1536MB & not 2048MB as stated in product scan?
The laptop will not fire up on 2048MB.

Answer:Satellite A100 and memory upgrade

Has your notebook shared memory graphic card?

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Hi all

I have some questions.
I have a Satellite A100-495 with 2GB Ram, Core2Duo (2 x 1,83 GHz; T5600) and a NVIDIA Geforce 7600go.
I want to upgrade the CPU and GPU. Is it possible?
I do not want to make it. I search a shop (if its possible in Germany) that can do this.

If its possible, what it costs? And which shop can i contact?

If its not possible -> why?! It is fixed ; It get too warm?

Which alternative do I have? I dont want buy a new Notebook.

Kind regards
Dave

Answer:Satellite A100-495 (PSAA9) - CPU and GPU upgrade

CPU and GPU upgrade on mobile computers is either pretty complicated or not possible. At first I must say that GPU is part of mainboard and graphic card cannot be upgraded at all.

What to say about CPU upgrade? Toshiba Authorized service providers will not do this and CPU upgrade is not supported at all. Few people on this forum have reported about CPU upgrade but for me the risk is too high. All hardware components are adapted to work well together and also reduce risk of hardware damage. The BIOS is also adapted for specific hardware configuration. The values for cooling fans are also tested and there is no risk of overheating.

Changing CPU you will not get more powerful notebook. The modern CPUs are powerful enough and few more MHz will not make more difference. What you can do is to upgrade RAM to the maximum level - 4 GB. That?s all what you should do and your notebook will run much faster.

Pay also attention about OS configuration. This will also help to make your notebook faster than before.

By the way: for which operations you need more power? What you want to do with your notebook?

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Help me with upgrade memory on TOSHIBA Satellite A100-250 up to 1024 mb.

I want to buy another slat of memory ddr2-533 512 mb, what exactly model am I necessary to search, that they worked in a pair.

Sorry for bad english. From Russia with Love.
PS. I like drink russian vodka :)

Answer:Need help with memory upgrade on Satellite A100-250

Hay

Your notebook can be upgraded up to 2 GB and compatible RAM is DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G).

Use this part number in Google and you will find it.

Bye and don?t drink too much Vodka. ;)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-803 laptop at the moment. There is an Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 cpu in it and it is a bit slow. It also doesn't support VT-x extensions.

My idea is to build a simple hobby-server which should run Gentoo with Xen on it. I can buy an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, but there are two things I would like to know.

1. Does the bios support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600?
2. If it does support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, is there any way to use the VT-x extensions?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-803 - CPU Upgrade question

>1. Does the bios support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600?
This is not known to me but you should check if the chipset would support the the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600. If the chipset does not support this CPU then you cannot use this CPU in your A100. but if the chipset would support the new CPU then you?ve good chances to use this part.

>2. If it does support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, is there any way to use the VT-x extensions?
Hmm? this is a good question; as far as I know the BIOS needs to support the VT-x feature in order to use this? of course the CPU should support this too? so I think that the VT-x should be available if the upgrade to Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 would be successful?

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Hi all,

I have a Satellite Pro A100 PSAACE that I want to upgrade. I currently have 1GB of RAM in two 512MB modules. I looked on Crucial.com and it said I need DDR2-PC2 4200 (240 pin DIMM) modules, but they of course want to sell their own stuff that only comes in 1GB modules.
So what is the maximum amount of RAM my comp can take? I would like to have more than 2GB in order to make my paging file smaller. Is 2GB the maximum I can put in?

Answer:Question about RAM Upgrade on Satellite Pro A100

Your machine should be able to take 4 GB of RAM (but read first this article about the 4GB limit on 32Bit systems -> http://www.brianmadden.com/content/article/The-4GB-Windows-Memory-Limit-What-does-it-really-mean- ) but I would suggest you to upgrade only to 2GB since you won?t recognize personally more than 2GB when you?re working with your machine.

So, if you want you can also upgrade to 4GB but only 3GB would be available for work (4GB limit !! ).

Greets

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Hi,

I have a Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit installed and 3GB RAM 667MHz.
I want to upgrade my hdd. But I am not sure which model is the most suitable for my computer.

There are two options: 7200 rpm or 5400 rpm HDD.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of these type of HDDs?

If I buy a 7200 rpm HDD, will I have a problem with heat and noise?
If you can give me some HDD model names which you suggest, it will be better for me.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help

> There are two options: 7200 rpm or 5400 rpm HDD.
> What are the advantages and disadvantages of these type of HDDs?
The 7200rpm HDD is faster than the or 5400 rpm HDD. This helps to read and write the data faster on the HDD but to be honest; in most cases this difference is not noticeable?

> If I buy a 7200 rpm HDD, will I have a problem with heat and noise?
No, usually you should not get any problems? both type of HDD are compatible with notebooks?

> If you can give me some HDD model names which you suggest, it will be better for me.
To be honest you can use any 2.5? SATA HDD. The SATA controller is not limited to an HDD capacity so you can take any HDD of your choice?

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I currently have a Satellite A100 with a Centrino Duo T2400 (1.83GHz) CPU inside of it. I was thinking of upgrading the CPU within the system, and was wondering what options do I have available?

I am thinking of going to a Core2Duo processor as well as upgrading the RAM to 2GB (Vista Ultimate is a little sluggish when a lot of applications are running hence wanting to upgrade both CPU & RAM).

Upgrading the processor isn't a problem to me (and I am not worried about voiding the warranty as the price of the notebooks has come down drastically that buying a replacement would be less of a hassle than sending the machine back to Toshiba).

Thanks in advance

PS. Vista runs perfectly fine on the A100 with full Aero tirned on with the Mobility X1400 module as supplied.

Answer:CPU Upgrade on Satellite A100 (PSAAA9)

Hello,

at first I have to say, I don?t understand such people which are trying to change core components of a NOTEBOOK. It?s not a desktop! ;)
Why you?re then buying such machine? Why you don?t buy a machine with a Core2Duo cpu? Maybe you then don?t have to risk the revocation of your warranty. So, it?s not my problem but I just wanted to tell you.

On the technical side (now we?re coming to my thing :) ) upgrading your machine will not be possible in that manner which you expect.
So if you?re familiar with chipset specs, then you should know that the intel 945GM chipset which is embedded in that machine-series, is just specified to handle pure mobile cpu?s, so the centrino duo is a pure mobile cpu.

And what you think is the core 2 duo? It?s not a mobile cpu and it?s not possible to handle a core2duo with this chipset. Maybe a CoreDuo..
Just a little reminder: centrino duo has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the Core2Duo architecture!!!

Did you even think about the heat dissipation? How would a cooling system which was designed for a centrino duo handle a Core2Duo with a absolutely different waste heat??

I recommend you to upgrade your RAM and not installing useless Software which is breaking the performance of your machine so you won?t have to void your warranty...

I wish you a nice weekend and good luck in upgrading your machine

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Can I expend my memory up to 4 gigabyte?
667MHz

exp
Kingston DDR 2048MB 667MHz DDR2-667 * 2

Answer:Satellite A100-036 - is memory upgrade to 4GB possible?

Yes you can upgrade it up to 4 GB.
The right Kingston modules list you can find = Here

Good luck!

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I own a Satellite a100-912 and I want to upgrade its memory!
As it seems, this model supports only PC2-4200 DDR2 SODIMM modules (533 Mhz). Before bying a memory module that might regret, I want to know if there will be any compatibility issues if I use to this laptop PC2-6400 DDR2 SODIMM module (800 Mhz).

Is it going to work even at lower clock speed (533 Mhz) or is it going to be a total waste of money?

Answer:Memory upgrade on a Satellite A100-912

As far as I know the FSB is able to handle 667Mhz modules.
You can use lower modules (533Mhz) without any problems but modules with higher Mhz will not run with full speed due to the limited FSB.

So I don?t recommend buying 800Mhz modules. Firstly they are not supported and secondly it?s waste of money!

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Hi

i have a Toshiba Satelite A100-200 i want to upgrade to 4 gb.
I'm thinking of installing 2x 2GB kingston kvr667d2s5/2g 667mhz pc 5300 ddr2.

Every time i do a check on websites it tells me to install PC24200 ddr2 533.
Will the above work the same as the 4200 ddr2 533hz as the ones i want to put in are a lot cheaper.
Thanks.

Will both sets of ram pergorm exactly the same as long as they are paired.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100-200 RAM upgrade question

Hi

Everything depends on your FSB (front side bus).
If the FSB supports 667Mhz then the inserted PC5300 667Mhz modules will run with full performance (667Mhz).

But if the FSB supports only 533Mhz then the RAM modules will run only at 533Mhz even you would use the faster modules (PC5300)

So what you should do is to check the FSB value. You can install a hardware diagnostic tool (i.e Everest home edition) in order to check the FSB.

Cheers

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Hi,
New to this. Doh. Put a 'Legend' 1GB memory upgrade (alongside the existing 500MB) into my A100 which was behaving slowly. Nothing seems to happen - in fact seems even slower. THe new memory does't show up under control panel - System....Should it? Do I have to do anything else to set it up and get it working apart from slotting it in?

Thanks for any advice,
Mark

Answer:Memory upgrade to Satellite A100

Someone has recommended that the Laptop will not recognise two different sized memories in at the same time and that I should try the 1 GB by itself and remove the old 512. Could this be the case?

Thanks,
Mark

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Hi,

Was just wondering whether I was able to upgrade my current ram in my Satellite A100 laptop and if so how much?

It is a Satellite A100 (PSAARA) with 2 GB RAM currently.

Processor: intel(R) core (TM)2 CPU [email protected] 1.60 GHZ 1.60 GHz

Running 32-bit Vista.

What kind of RAM upgrade could I get on this system? And what pin number would it be?
And I know this may be a shot in the dark but is it possible to upgrade the graphics card at all?

Sorry am new to this....no idea what I am doing so if you could help I would appreciate it!

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100 (PSAARA) - possible RAM upgrade?

> And I know this may be a shot in the dark but is it possible to upgrade the graphics card at all?
No, graphic card cannot be upgraded?

> It is a Satellite A100 (PSAARA) with 2 GB RAM currently. What kind of RAM upgrade could I get on this system? And what pin number would it be?

I think the notebook use the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules but as far as I know the 2GB RAM is max and this would mean that it?s not possible to upgrade it to 4GB or higher?

But to be 100% sure you should check your user manual ?.

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Hello,

I'm using Satellite A100-847 (PSAA9E) for almost two years now. 2 year warranty period be over in month, so I guees it is good time for an upgrade. I could use more RAM and a faster HDD (for CAD purposes mostly when I'm on the run) so I would like to know more about it.


*What I already found out is that my notebook:*
(please say if I'm wrong with something)

1) ...Can take 2 modules of So-DIMM DDR2; max 4GB; which means 2X2GB. I already have 2X512GB, and this is not enough.
- The question is which DDR2 memory!? The FSB is running on 667 MHz, so I guess I should buy PC-5300/667 or even 6400/800?
- Which is the best memory for my notebook? The one which doesn't heat up a lot!? Which model is cool enough?

2) ...Has a Hitachi Travelstar 5K100, 2.5", 5400RPM, 8MB cache, 100GB SATA drive. Capacity is enough for me, but it is way too slow. So I guess I should for a 7200RPM 16MB cache drive.
- The question here is does my notebook support SATA2 or is it just SATA1? Which shlould I buy?
- Does my notebook support 7200RPM drive?
- Will my notebook overheat with this drive?

3) ...Could have a more efficient cooling system. Is there any solution to this?


Thank you in advance,
adambar

Answer:Satellite A100-847 - upgrade advice

Hello

Googling around I?ve found follow information:

The computer has two SO DIMMs slot comes standard with DDRII 4200 module. It
supports PC2-4200 and uses SO DIMMs (DDRII SDRAM) driven at 1.8 V, accepting
BTO/CTO for your memory requirements. It can incorporate up to 4 GB of main
memory.
Using the following sizes of memory modules:
256 MB (16M?16?8P)/533/667 MHZ
512 MB (32M?16?8P)/533/667 MHZ
1024 MB (64Mx16x8P)/533/667 MHZ

If you want to use maximum RAM you must use two 2 GB. Toshiba recommends using
2 x 2 GB PA3513U-1M2G DDR2 RAM. Alternative to this RAM module are high quality Kingston memory modules.


About HDD I can say follow:
The HDD interface conforming to Serial ATA (for 40/60/80/100/120 GB).
The computer accommodates one 2.5-inch HDD with any of the following storage capacities:
40 GB (9.5 mm thick) SATA (5,400rpm)
60 GB (9.5 mm thick) SATA (5,400rpm/7200rpm)
80 GB (9.5 mm thick) SATA (5,400rpm/7200rpm)
100 GB (9.5 mm thick) SATA (5,400rpm/7200rpm)
120 GB (9.5 mm thick) SATA (5400rpm)

As far as I know SATA2 is backward compatible and theoretically you can use it but I am not sure about that. If I were you I would by SATA1 HDD.
As you can see Toshiba has tested 7200rpm HDDs with this notebook model and you can use it too.
Overheat maybe not but I can imagine that plastic cover will be warmer than before. Be just sure the notebook is placed properly and nothing blocks cooling fan.

More efficient cooling system? I don?t know wha... Read more

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Hi,
I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the graphics in the Toshibe Satellite A100-163. In the specifications on this website, it states that it is connected by the new PCI Express x16 bus, does this mean that it is infact a seperate graphics card in my laptop that at a later date I would be able to upgrade?
Thank you for your help,
M_Taylor40

Answer:Graphics upgrade for a Satellite A100-163

Well, the unit was delivered with a ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 128MB.
But generally it's not possible to upgrade the graphic card on the notebook.
The graphic cards on the notebooks are simply different as the cards in the desktop PCs.

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Hello!

I wold like to upgrade my laptop memory from 1gb to 4gb. I got the Satellite A100-467.

What is the best memory for me?? I will get the Win7 32bit OS

Can I use this http://www.fcenter.ru/products.shtml?eshop/act=h:a:0:115:a:a:a:0:a:1:30:r:1:1&oper=74198 (SO-DIMM DDR2 SDRAM SEC (PC6400,* 800MGz*, CL6) or only 533?

Thannks for the help

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite A100-467

FSB speed on mainboard is 533 MHz and compatible modules are DDR2-533 but you can use DDR2-667 RAMs. 2 GB RAM has part number PA3513U-1M2G.

More info about compatible RAMs you can find on KINGSTON page.
Check it out.

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I am a complete noob, so please forgive my dumb question!

I would like to replace the HDD from my laptop, is there any combatibilty issues that I should be aware of, or should it just be a case of getting a 2.5" HDD?

Is it easy to buy an external one, and to use the internal drive from the inside the enclosure?

This seems to be the best value way of doing it. Any specific recommendations?
Thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-830 - HDD upgrade questions

Hi magicmat,

Usually HDD upgrade is not complicated and therefore you have only to remove the HDD cover on bottom side on your notebook to replace the HDD.

Satellite Pro A100 already uses HDDs with SATA interface so you need such an HDD. Furthermore I would recommend a model with 5400rpm because it?s fast enough and doesn?t much power.

So that?s all what you must know about upgrade. Theoretically you can use the old HDD as external one with a external HDD case. Also no problem. :)

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Hi Toshiba,

I have an old *Satellite Pro A100* _PSAAAE-type_ and i would like to upgrade the CPU. I've seen that the socket is 479, and i've found that it exists Core 2 Duo on this socket. The chipset 945GM supports Core 2 Duo, but i don't know if the BIOS of my laptop supports these CPU.

Can anyone confirm or not ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-PSAAAE CPU upgrade

Hi

Generally speaking, the CPU upgrade is not recommended.
Of course you can use the CPUs which are supported by chipset but the BIOS compatibility is other story. Nobody can say if your notebook would run stable after such upgrade due to the higher heat dissipation.

But I read in this forum that some guys have upgraded the CPU and the notebook still run?

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Hi All,
I Have a satellite A100-583 which currently has 1gb of ram and want to know what is the largest that it can be upgraded to and is it worth doing,Also does it have to be replaced with 533ddr2 or can it be replaced with 667 and is that a better upgrade ?
Can you also tell me what is SODIMM and if this make a difference ?

Answer:Satellite A100 memory upgrade

Hi,

the machine can be upgraded to a maximum of 4GB of main memory, and if it´s worthy can by no one be answered, but only by yourself.

Do you really need it? I think the best would be that you upgrade to 2GB since you´re not a graphics designer which has larger pictures (which can be some gigabytes tall :) ).

As a normal user under vista/XP you only need 2GB. You won´t even recognize the jump from 1GB to 2GB of RAM or more.

Regarding the modules FSB frequency: it doesn´t matter which frequency you use, you really won´t gain any performance when using the 667mhz modules, so just obtain a fine pair of 2x2GB sticks with 533Mhz and just enjoy the "speed".

Here´s a little explanation for S0-DIMM:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SO-DIMM

have fun ;)

Greets

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Would my laptop support [WD Scorpio Bule 500GB|http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=506] ?

Answer:Satellite A100-599 - HDD upgrade question

Hi

I think it should be possible because the notebook supports SATA 2.5? HDD.
Therefore you can use nearly all 2.5? SATA HDDs.

Greets

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I want to know if can i upgrade my Satellite a100-405 with a fujitsu hdd 7200 sata-II

The original one is FUJITSU MHV2160BT sata 150 mb/s acording to Everest software.

Answer:Satellite A100-405 - Upgrade of HDD 7200 rpm

SATA controller is downward compatible and therefore it should not be a big problem to use the SATA II HDD in connection with SATA I (150Mb/s) HDD.

But of course the SATA II HDD will not reach the full performance and the speed will be slowed down du to SATA controller limitation.

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Hello,

I'm the owner of a Satellite A100-991. Thanks to Toshiba, I have upgraded from XP MCE to Vista Home Premium at low cost.

Now I would like to upgrade to Windows 7, but I don't know which version of Windows 7 I have to buy.

Did Toshiba offers special "Vista to Windows 7" offers for older Notebooks ?
Otherwise, which kind Windows 7 do I have to buy at Microsoft ? Is this one compatible with my current OS ? http://emea.microsoftstore.com/fr/Microsoft/Mise-a-jour-Windows-7-Edition-Familiale-Premium

Thank you,

Answer:Satellite A100-991- Upgrade to Windows 7

At the moment there is no info which notebook models will be supported for new Windows 7 operating system.
To be honest I think your notebook is pretty old and it will not be supported for Windows 7.
You can buy it but without right drivers, tools and utilities you will not have configured OS as with supported WXP or Vista.

Maybe you should wait few weeks until support starts and you will see how it will works with Satellite A100.

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Hi there,

I want to install Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007 onto my laptop (Satellite A100-201). I ran the Windows Upgrade Tool which told me that my Toshiba Configfree (version 5.90.07) would have to be uninstalled before update and would not be able to be reinstalled after installation of Windows 7...what is the Configfree, do I require it for my laptop to do anything "special"?

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Satellite A100-201 and Win7 upgrade

You dont need ConfigFree, its just an optional networking utility that configures network settings.

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hello all and happy new year .

First of all , sorry for my bad english .

I bought a Satellite A100-386 few years ago and i'm really satisfied, but my hard disk drive is down .
So i wanted to know if i could put a 2,5'' S-ATA II Hard drive in, like this.

http://www.materiel.net/disque-dur/hitachi-travelstar-5k500-b-s-ata-ii-250-go-8-mo-48900.html

because when i see satellite features, they mention a hard disk with only S-ATA .
Is there any compatibility ?

Thank you for answer :)

Bye bye

Answer:Satellite A100-386 - HDD upgrade question

Hi

Yes, I think this should be possible.
The A100 supports SATA HDDs controller and theoretically you could use any 2.5? SATA HDD.

Greets

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Hi,

Just got an A100-596 laptop & keeps locking up on me. I think I need to upgrade the memory as it only has 512MB.

Question is what sort do I need? I know it DDR2 RAM (533MHz) but what voltage. The Toshiba website info doesn't help much & Crucial's system scanner doesn't list the laptop model.

Cheers,

rocksasga

Answer:Satellite A100-596 - I need to upgrade memory

The voltage is not very important.
You can use the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=28732&ft=m&st=3

The notebook supports the FSB 533Mhz and therefore it does not make sense to upgrade the memory with a 667Mhz modules.

So take the PC2-4200 200-PIN SODIMM and you are on the safe side ;)

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ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics driver doesn't display correctly on a JVC wide screen 16:9 TV, 50Hz european standard, traditional (no flat screen) PAL-B. The problem could be that ATI driver has only 60Hz and higher refresh rates, so the image flickers and scrolls vertically or disappears.

Is it possible to solve this using software, maybe 3rd party utility that allows to change display driver settings not supported by ATI or Toshiba? Will this affect warranty, or damage the TV with wrong settings?

Or do I need to buy a $100 adapter that converts any PC signal to TV?

Answer:Satellite A100-565: TV flickers with s-video to TV connection

Hi

I don?t think that the screen refresh rate has something to do with your issue.
The 60 Hz is a standard and every notebook and graphic driver support this setting as a default.
As in this forum suggested the Toshiba recommend using own graphic drivers because the Toshiba graphic drivers are not the same like original ATI drivers.
But many people have installed the drivers from omegdrivers.net site and it seems to works.

One question: Did you test the notebook on another TV?

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I have just got an A100-811 notebook, and I could install almost all drivers, but the video driver and LAN driver no...What should I do?

I know the chipset for video card on my computer is from Intel and I tried also Intel driver for it...also ATI driver...both of them are rejected when I try to install.
What should I do?
If someone has a pack with all drivers for this type of notebook

Please contact me at [email protected]

Answer:Which video driver should I choose for an Satellite A100-811?

One question; did you choose and install the right drivers???
According to you post you have a Satellite A100-811 and therefore you should choose the drivers from the PSAA8E section!

I have visited this site and found the ?installation instruction? document. Did you read this? I think you didn?t.
The guideline shows you an installation order which is important!
So follow this and you will get a solution ;)

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Hello all,

Is there any body knows how to adjust the video card memory of Toshiba Satellite A100-811 laptop?
The physical memory of my laptop is 512MB I want to share to my video card of about 128MB, nomatter if 384 will be left in my physical memory.

Your imediate response is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Jilvir

Answer:How to Adjust the Video Memory on Satellite A100-811

Hi,

the Satellite A100 supports an Intel 945GM 8MB-128MB shared memory graphic card, thats right. But
afaik it?s not possible to assign this shared memory manually, it happens automatically.

If the running application needs more graphic card memory then the OS will increases this value automatically.

It seems this notebook was delivered with 512MB memory. In my opinion you have to upgrade the memory to 1024MB if you want to use the full 128MB of shared memory.

Greets

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Hello

I bought a new video HD camera and I am wondering if I can edit video with premiere 2 on my laptop Satellite A100-192 with 2GB ram.
If not is there any other program that will be faster but professional as premier to do te job?

Thank you

Answer:What software can I use to edit HD video using Satellite A100-192

Hi

Personally I don't have an experience using the Premiere software but a friend of mine uses this program and it's not bad.
I use the Nero for editing and for movie creating... The Nero burning rom supports additional plug-ins which are really useful.

Of course there are a million of another programs and products on the market. For example a WinDVD movie creator is not bad.

But in my opinion you should google a little bit and should read some articles regarding such applications...

Greets

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I have downgraded my Vista A100 (PSAAKL-00E002) which i purchased from Malaysia to XP Media Center Edition and I couldn't install the video driver.

I already tried downloading the most recent catalyst from ATI, including the one for XP media center but the driver won't install. I tried downloading different drivers from ati. One message even said that I had to install the VGA driver first.

Can anyone help??

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAAKL: Need WXP video driver

You shouldn?t use the graphic drivers from the ATI because these drivers don?t support the GPU overheating protection and therefore the installation fails.

You should choose the GPU driver from the Toshiba page.
This is a Toshiba European driver page;
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

Seems your notebook supports a *ATI Radeon X1400* graphic chip.
Many A100 were delivered with the same graphic card.
Check what Satellite A100 European notebooks were equipped with this card and try to install the graphic card driver.

Good luck

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Satellite A100-036: Need WXP video, LAN, WLAN driver
[email protected]

Answer:Satellite A100-036: Need WXP video, LAN, WLAN driver

Hi

The Satellite A100-036 is a part of the PSAANE series;
Go to the Toshiba European driver page and choose the A100 PSAAN.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

There you can find all drives for your notebook ;)

Bye

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I can not view TV video clips on my Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop, they just will not play.

Any suggetions what part is missing please?

Many thanks BRIJOY

Answer:Satellite A100 - TV video clips will not play

Hi

I think you should give us some more details and explain the situation better.

What OS do you have?
What you mean with TV video clips? Do you mean videos on YouTube for example or the videos are stored on your computer?
What player do you use?

If you want to watch videos on your computer you should try another player. I prefer VLC media player. It can play the most video and audio files.
Check this!!

Bye

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I can't switch to the s-video since I installed windows Vista and I don't know why.
I downloaded all Vista drivers but nothing. When I have my original WXP everything is. My win vista is an original version and I don't know what to do.

Please can anybody help me?
Please send me the solution?

Answer:Cannot use S-Video port under Vista on Satellite A100-906

Firstly it would be necessary to know what notebook you have.

Secondly you should check the options in the graphic card properties which could helps to enable the output on external TV.

Also the usage of FN+F5 key combination should helps to switch to the external monitor!

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Hello Forum!

I wish to upgrade from a 120GB (Hitachi) hard drive to a 500GB (Western Digital). I do not know whether this A100 supports SATA2.

I believe it is to do with the hard disk controllers that are on the mobo. This is the information that I cannot find (using pc wizard). I am quite happy to use a SATA drive if this is the only one that is compatible, but if it does support SATA 2 then obviously I would like to install one as they are 3GB bandwidth instead of 1.5GB like SATA.

Any help would be very greatly appreciated as my hard drive is full.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A100-065 (PSAANA) - Can I upgrade it with a SATA2 HDD?

Hi

You can use a SATA2 HDD without problems. These HDDs are downgrade compatible to the older SATA1 standard so you can use the 500GB HDD as you have suggested.
But don?t forget it will only run with SATA1 speed but this should not be a problem normally.

So have fun with the new HDD! ;)

Bye

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Hello,

I downloaded the toshiba A100 PSAA8 bios update from the toshiba site and applied it using bios update procedure from windows XP MSE. On reboot following the update booting stopped at the toshiba welcome screen.

On the boot screen pressing ESC shows text mode. The message shown there confirms the upgraded version of bios. The POST messages are:

_________________________
Genuine Intel CPU
No TPM or TPM has problem
1015M System RAM Passed

Press <F2> to enter SETUP
_________________________


Pressing F2 just erases the last line message and then no change is noticed.

The Notebook shipped with windows XP media center edition. I am not sure why the TPM is enabled. One possibility is that now toshiba is shipping with TPM enabled in bios updates which breaks notebook. If this is the case, they should have clearly marked the upgrade as 'Not applicable' for machines that are not relevant.

I found similar messages around the forum without convincing answers.

Is there any way to repair this without sending in? Even if it turns out affordable, it doesn't make much sense in paying for problems caused by toshiba.

Answer:Satellite A100 does not boot after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Please don?t blame someone for you mistakes ;)
As far as I know only some notebook series are delivered with TPM.
If you want make a BIOS update on units with TPM you have to contact the ASP!!!

It looks like you have used a wrong BIOS or a wrong BIOS update procedure!!!!

On the Toshiba page you will find a BISO update documentation which describes how to update the BIOS on every notebook series!!!
On the Toshiba driver page you will find the compatible BIOS and in the ?More info? a lot of details!!!

> Is there any way to repair this without sending in
Don?t think so and therefore you will have to contact the Asp for the help!!

Good luck

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Hello,

i have a A100 mit Intel T2300 (FSB667) an 2x512MB RAM (@ FSB553).
I want to upgrade to 2x1GB FSB667 (http://www.alternate.de/html/product/details.html?articleId=125766&showTechData=true)

Is this possible? Are there any known problems with modules from MDT?
I think, beside the benefit of 1GB more RAM, there should be a increase because of the equal FSB - is this right? Even the timings of the MDT-RAM are not that bad (for FSB667-modules).

Thanks in advance

Answer:Want upgrade 2x1GB FSB667 RAM von Satellite A100

Hi

If notebooks FSB supports 667MHz, the memory modules 667Mhz should be compatible and should run ok.

I have no experience with the MDT memory modules because my favor the Kingston modules.

Anyway, it?s your choice what you want to use? but generally the performance of brand name modules is much better as the performance of no-name modules.

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Hey,

I've just bought a RAM module to fit in my currently empty RAM slot but I have never installed any laptop memort before this. I have checked out a few guides but none seem to show the kind of clips the Pro A100 has.

Could anyone please help me by pointing me in the direction of a specific guide or taking their time to explain the process to me.

Thank you in advance.
Jason

Answer:How to upgrade RAM module in Satellite Pro A100 (PSAACE)?

Hi,

I don't have an A100, but normally the process is always the same.
Insert the module in the slot and push it down until the brackets will fix it.

Bye

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