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Memory issue while upgrading my Satellite A100-181

Question: Memory issue while upgrading my Satellite A100-181

Hello all,

I want to upgrade RAM on my Satellite A100-181, because 512Mo is a bit limited...
I ordered a noname 1Go dimm one month ago, put it in, with the 512dimm. As a result, we have only 1Go recognised, and the laptop won't boot if the 512 module is not mounted.

I thought it was a bad memory module, and ordered a 2Go kit from crucial, memory modules that come paired, and guaranteed by Crucial to be compliant with the toshiba A100-181.
Result is the same: with the 2dimms inserted, the PC won't boot: it just turn on and off, and again... With 1 dimm only, it won't boot except if the original 512 module is joined to it... And one time again, only 1Go is recognised (915456Ko in the bios, but I suppose that video reserved memory is not counted here)

Does anyone has ever heard an issue / solution about this ?

Thanks a lot.

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Answer: Memory issue while upgrading my Satellite A100-181

This is typical behaviour when you use non-compatible modules.
Your notebook can handle with 2GB max and compatible 1GB Ram is DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G). Use this part number to order compatible module.

You can also buy /order Kingston module. Kingston offers high quality products and using them you will not have such problems.

The "Value" RAM Modules use a lot of cheap chips utilizing multiple banks/channels, which can cause compatibility problems with some Chipsets/CPU's.

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I am looking at upgrading the following Toshiba laptop Ram: TOSHIBA Satellite A100 PSAA0C-LE400E

The Ram that I can upgrade is as follows:
Memory Slots / Max: 2 RAM slots - bottom of the unit (user accessible), one occupied with 512MB DDR2 PC2-4200S; can be filled with 128MB, 256MB, 512MB or 1GB DDR2 (2048MB Max = 1024MB x 1 + 1024MB x 1)

Memory: 512MB PC2 - 4200S DDR2
Running windows 7 by the way 32 bit

My Question is I have found Ram named G.SKILL SQ Series DDR2 533MHz (PC2 4200) 2GB SODIMM Memory (F2-4200CL4S-2GBSQ)
Where I can put in 4GB of ram instead of the max 2GB as stated above.

I'd say if it fits it and operates it should be able to use up to 3GB of it with a 32 bit operating system but has anyone tried it?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 - Upgrading the RAM

Hey,

If the specifications say that you can only use 1GB in each slot and a maximum RAM capacity of 2GB, why you think about buying 4GB RAM?
Furthermore on an 32bit operating system you can only use up to 3.2GB?

In your case I would buy 2 RAM modules with 1GB capacity and this will work.

I can recommend RAM modules from Kingston because they make high quality products and never had a problem with them.

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Hi, I have a Satellite Pro A100 with a FUJITSU MHV206OBH HD, it has been loyal and has worked for at least three years continuously, now my HD is full with software data etc etc. I have just changed the memory and upgraded to 2 Gygs and really the A100 now is as fast as my Dell XPS. I love my Satellite and would like to install a new bigger drive,
Has anyone in the forum upgraded to a bigger HD, any tips, any HD recomendation, where can I find the service manual to do this.

Best regards,

Thor Hedderich

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - HDD upgrading

Hello

Generally speaking all Satellite/Satellite Pro should have SATA HDDs and upgrade is not problematic. You can do this alone.
If your notebook has 60 GB HDD only you can upgrade it with 120 GB or even 160 GB.
These HDDs are not so expensive.

Is this enough capacity for you?
Replacement is easy to do and you don't need manuals.

At the bottom side is HDD cover fixed with one screw. On the HDD cover is also placed notebook retainer (one of 4).
- Remove the HDD cover
- Remove the HDD pack by pulling on the cushion attached to the pack, following the direction of the arrows
- Place the HDD pack on a flat surface (such as a desk), and remove the two cushions

I presume you will now know how to put back the new one.

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I have had my laptop since March and have been using a compact flash 128 or 256 Mb via adaptor with no problems.
However, I have now purchased a 1Gb (for my Eos 300D) but my laptop says cannot find software???

I then purchased a memory stick USB 2.0 1Gb, but my laptop wont accept that either??? In both cases it searches windows for solution, then asks for the disc to accompany the hardware. My husband (good PC knowlege) is at a lost as am I.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A100-447 wont accept 1GB flash memory or memory stick?

I have now bought a 512mb compact flash card and it doesn't work either still requests drivers.

Have dug out a mulitmedia card 512mb with photos on it, and tried it in the multimedia slot at the front and requesting drivers for that too?????

Help!!

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Hi guys,

I would like to ask you for advice. I would like to change my 2x512 MB (SO-DIMM DDR2 533MHz PC4300) to 2x2048 MB ( I am using Vista 32bit and I know that it won't use 4 GB of RAM, but I heard it is better to use two same modules). But I would like to ask which modul i can use:

1st http://kingston.mironet.cz/2048mb-sodimm-ddr2-533mhz-cl4-kingston+dp71838/

or

2nd http://kingston.mironet.cz/2048mb-sodimm-ddr2-667mhz-cl5-kingston+dp71837/

Thank you for your advice :)

Answer:Satellite A100-784 PSAANE RAM upgrading

Hi

So you have a choice between the 667Mhz and 533Mhz module.

The point is that both modules should be compatible but the supported speed depends on the FSB (front side bus)
If the FSB is 533Mhz then your 667Mhz will run ONLY at 533Mhz.

Simply said the FSB would slow down the memory speed.
So you should check what FSB your notebook supports.

You could install an free tool like Everest Home edition to for a hardware diagnosis.

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Hi.

I have notebook Toshiba Satellite A100-529 and I want to change my Celeron M 380 for something better but I don't know what CPU can I insert to this computer.

When I was looking for similar models I only found same CPU with same chipset. I know how disassemble my Toshiba and change CPU, I have also the newest BIOS.

More technical information is in links with screenshots.
What the best CPU I can use in this computer?

Thanks a lot.

[Screenshots|http://img694.imageshack.us/g/cpuzc.jpg/]

Answer:Satellite A100-529 - Question about upgrading CPU

What is the model number of your A100? If you have a PSAA9E, look at the other PSAA9E-xxxxxx models and choose one of those CPU's.

Installing other CPU's may cause overheating, instability, or simply wont boot.

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I'm confused. Very confused.

I've got myself an A100-225 and leafing through the documentation I notice that although it comes with 1Gb DDR2 533Mhz RAM, the maximum system (RAM?) memory upgrade it'll take is quoted as an impressive 4Gb. "Cool" thinks me "I wonder where that goes?".

Now, I've had laptops apart before - and rebuilt a few - and I've never seen one with more than 2 RAM slots. So knowing that the biggest single RAM chip you can buy for a laptop (commercially) is 1Gb, I'm thinking there must be four slots. Open the back . . . nope, just the usual two.

So any ideas what am I missing here? I've had a scout round the Tosh site and looking at this - http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/productPage.do?PRODUCT_ID=116145 -

I see the same boast - maximum expandability 4Gb. How exactly do you do that then? Or am I getting confused with something else?

Help. And thanks all.

Neil

Answer:Satellite A100-225: Question about RAM upgrading up to 4GB

Hi,

the info that 4GB is the maximum is right.
The A100 is able to work with 4GB, I think 2GB modules will be available in the future.

Bye

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Hi. Sorry for my English in advance :) I own a Toshiba Satellite A100-289 notebook. Despite I'm satisfied with the notebook, there is a possibility for me to upgrade it, so I have some questions about it.

Does the notebook support 2GB RAM SO-DIMM Modules? Also, which mobile CPU's are supported for upgrade? Is it possible to replace the Core 2 Duo T5500 (default) with some other Core 2 Duo CPU's, such as T7400, T7600, T7700? And if I install a new CPU, will it influence the energy consuming and warming temperatures drastically?

Thanks :)

Message was edited by: mister yetti

Answer:Upgrading Satellite A100-289 with extra RAM and a new CPU

Hi there,

regarding your question: Yes you can.
Usually your chipset is able to do a maximum of 4GB of RAM, but due to the limitation of the slots (1 Slot can only handle a 1GB module) you can upgrade only to 2GB maximum, because your machine has only 2 slots.

And whats with your CPU? You can surely try it, but you won´t have much luck. Excluding the little fact that every machine has it´s own cooling system for the processor which is equipped in that machine,
the CPU won´t run at full speed.

Why not? The problem is, and here is now talking my experience ;), that when you exchange the CPU in a intel pentium M or Core(2 Duo) system, something in the bios changes, so the new CPU
will not correctly be recognized. And then the old one? Nope. After you exchange such CPU, you have to bring your machine to an ASP.

They have some software which reactivates something in the BIOS and the CPU is running at full speed. Since they at the ASP will notice that you tried to exchange something on the board,
you will face an revocation of the warranty and you will have to pay for everything what is going broken after the revocation.

So I suggest you: upgrade your RAM, but don´t touch your CPU.

Nice weekend

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 today and, having only 256mbRAM i wish to upgrade my RAM to 512. If i uncover the RAM slots and replace it, will this void my warranty?

Thanks

(NB Multiple opinions would be appreciated)

Answer:Satellite Pro A100: Will RAM upgrading void my warranty?

Hi

You warranty still valid. You can upgrade the memory without any problems but you have to use the right and supported modules.
As far as I know these modules are compatible:
DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

But are you sure that you like to upgrade the memory to 512MB?
As far as I know the unit was delivered already with 512MB.

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Hi!

Is it possible to upgrade preinstalled WinXP Home to Pro on Satellite A100-906?

I tried to upgrade installation but installer reports that it cannnot copy some installation files, the most strange thing that it couldn't copy _different_ files when I tried to install from different locations - from CDROM, from mounted image of the installation CD and from the directory with the content of the WinXP Pro installlation CD. The installation disk is ok for sure, no errors on it.
When i chose ignore that error, installer refuses to continue with upgrade after reboot. Names of the "missed" files seem random, like "auhpstkb.sys", at least I couldn't find any pages with these names on Google.

I didn't try clean reinstall, only tried to upgrade currenst installation (as I have a lot of stuff already installed and don't want to reinstall it from scratch), but without success so far.

Any comments on the problem?

Answer:Satellite A100-906 - Upgrading WinXP Home to Pro

Hi!

Please, following you have a hint for the copying problem faced by me recently several times during a WinXP and Win2000 clean and repair install.

Note, that the install machine should during the install procedure be temporarily ripped off of all extra hardware incl. PCI-devices, USB-devices, audio devices, questionable memory sticks etc., as they may disturb reading the install-CD leading to errors on copying important system files.

OK, I know, this is not so easy with the laptops as with the desktops, so, you could begin with some of the easy rippings. And, if nothing else helps go on with the Laptop opened and ripping continued by a technician, who would believe on and agree with this hint of mine ...


Best regards,

Pete V.

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Hi.
well, I'm thinking of upgrading my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A100 (PSAA9)) to windows vista. I was researching (little) about drivers and hardware compatibility with vista, and it seems that if I upgrade now, I won't find major problems. Is it true?
I'm asking because when I was searching for drivers to vista, I didn't find many (and some of those that exists, I can't download them!) But even without drivers, will vista recognize and install "default" drivers for my laptop's hardware?? Can anyone answer this with certain?
My major concern is connectivity: lan and wireless!! Will I be able to install the hardware's drivers to make those two things work?

Thanks very much to anyone who somehow tries to help with these questions!!
Bye.

Answer:Question upgrading to Vista - Satellite A100 (PSAA9)

Hi

I upgraded mine and it installed all drivers except the SD card reader for which i just used the XP drivers and they worked fine. There are a bunch of vista drivers now available for this model although I am having some trouble with the value added package to enable me to use the hotkeys and function keys.

Apart from that I have had no other problems!

Good luck...let me know if the value added package works for you, seems to work fine for some but not for others.

Cheers

Gareth

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Hi

I have Satellite A100-233 and I want to increase his memory. The question is, if on my motherboard can I put memory DDR2 with the speed of 667MHZ or I have use only 533 MHZ?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100-233 - Which memory I need?

Hi

It?s depending on your chipset that you have ;)

If you only want to buy a second memory module I would be the same module as first one. So you know that his module is compatible with the notebook and normally only two identical modules should be used in the notebook to avoid incompatibility issues.

But as far as I know A100-233 can handle up to 667 MHz modules. If the first module runs with 533 MHz, the second module will also run on 533 MHz. That means the modules are downgrade compatible.

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I have (only) 512MB of RAM and I need to upgrade it. Which memory should I buy? From which models, that could be found on the market, could I choose? And do I need to have the same memory modules, eg. 512+512MB or 1GB+1GB (or even the same producer?) for better performance, work properly, or something? Please help me, I need to upgrade it ASAP and I couldn't afford any possible mistake :]

The notebook is Satellite A100-294
PSAA8E-02T02CPL

Best regards,
Lukas Witecki

Answer:Satellite A100-294: Which memory should I buy

Hi

Hopefully I will receive some reward points from you because I think I can provide useful answers ;)
The laptop seems to support the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.
You can use such modules from different manufacturers but in my opinion it?s better to buy a brand name module instead of no-name module due to the better performance

This site provides some compatible Kingston modules for Satellite A100-294
http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=24854&ft=m&st=3

You can also mix the modules; I mean you could use 512+1024 or 1024+1024 or 512+512. All these options are possible

Best regards

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hello, i have a toshiba a100-237 with a core duo processor & 512 mb memory with bus 533.
i want to upgrade it to 2 gb memory with bus 667.
will it accept the new memory bus?

Answer:Question about memory bus on Satellite A100

Hello

Why bus 667? I presume that you know that it is recommended to use module with the same bus speed.

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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,

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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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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Can someone tell me how much memory I can put into my notebook "A100-692 PSAA9E"?

On the Internet there are pages which state that 4GB is the max memory amount, whereas the handbook says that 2GB is the max amount (The handbook seems to be made for a group of different notebooks and also states
that my notebook should have a GForce but it has an ATI GFX card).

If 4GB is the max amount, can I go with the following memory constellation?:

2GB Stick Port 1
512 MB Stick Port 2

Also can I use DDR2-667Mhz Ram instead of 533Mhz Ram and and/or a mixture of these?

Regards

R4DIUM

Answer:Satellite A100-692 PSAA9E: What is the max memory

Besides the internt pages I think you really can only use a maximum of 2GB, as the biggest official memory module is only a 1GB one.
Anyway, more than 4GB are useless if you dont't use a 64Bit operating system.

I would suggest that you use 2x1024GB 533mhz modules.

Mixture of 533 and 677 might work but wouldn't risk any incompatibility issues.

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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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What types to memories supports this notebook?
DDR2 -533, 667 thats all? 800 supports?

Answer:What type of memory I need for Satellite A100-906

The notebook was delivered with DDR2-533 RAM.
But you can check this with tools like Everest. There you can see that kind of RAM the notebook (chip set) does support.

Of course, you can buy DDR2-667 RAM or DDR2-800 RAM but it runs only with the speed of the lowest module or chip set does support.

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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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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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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 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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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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I am using Satellite A100-599 noetbook with installed memory 1Gb-533Mhz ,the system supports memory upgrade up to 4Gb.

I need to add another 2GB ram but I only found it with 667Mhz, the question is can I add he 2GB-667MHz ram to the existing 1GB-533MHZ ram .
Regards,

Answer:Satellite A100 - Adding memory RAM

You can do this but the 2GB-667MHz module will run only at 533Mhz.
The slower module would lock the faster module and would allows the module to run only at 533 MHz

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Hello!

I would like to increase memory of my Satellite A100-036 (psaan), as 1 GB seems to be insufficient to run Vista. The problem is, I can't find out what my A100 would support. Now I have 512x2 Samsung DDR2 (533). I'm sure 1x2GB (DDR2, 533) would run OK, but what about some more? Say, 2x2GB?

First, I'm not sure whether 1x2GB chip would be supported by my A100. Any ideas?

Secondly, I've read somewhere that 4GB would be supported by my 945 Intel chipset, but there is no point in it unless I have a 64-bit OS, as 32-bit only support ca.3.2 GB. If that's true, would I be able to install 1GB + 2GB (3GB total) and use it efficiently? Are there any recommendations as to the combination of memory chips of different volumes (like 2 GB and 512MB)? May be it is better to have similar in volume?

And one more thing: not sure whether the chipset supports faster memory (higher than 553). And Can I combine 553 and smth faster?

Seems a lot of questions, but I hope someone could find some time and help me!

Thank you!!!

Answer:Satellite A100-036 memory increase

Hello,

Well first of all, try to remove the current memory cards to look the model. For my A200, the memory cards are in the middle of the computer. You could go to the shop with one of them and buy one that's about the same model or even bring your laptop directly to the shop and try them there. The people at the shop will probably be able to determine the right card for your computer.

Good luck,
MrRoy

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Hi. I just buy a Toshiba Satellite A100-528, and i want to buy more memory for him, 512mb DDR2 533.
Where i can see which memory is compatible with my notebook? My option : Kingston, Kingmax !

Tks a lot !

Answer:Compatibility of memory for Satellite A100

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=Toshiba%2BSatellit e&mfr=Toshiba&tabid=AM&model=Satellite+A100+Series &submit=Go

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Hi,
I have a question about memory compatibility, it seems like the Toshiba Satellite A100 series has the newest motherboard (945PM).

On the intel website it says that this motherboard supports DDR 667. Although if you look carefully at the specifications the A100 comes with DDR 533 memory, isn't that strange? Or did toshiba do this to reduce cost?

Thanks to anyone who is willing to clearlify this issue

Answer:Satellite A100 compatible with DDR 667 memory??

Hi

There are different Satellite A100 models but I have found a information that these memory modules are supported:
DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Depending on region, may ship with either DDR2-533 or DDR2-667. These can be mixed, however, when mixed they will default to DDR2-533.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satelilte A100-440 that I want to upgrade with more memory but I'm having trouble finding info about what memory that is compatible (there is a lot of info about other A100-models but not the A100-440).

Anyone have info about where I can find info and/or suitable memory?.

Answer:Satellite A100-440 - what memory that is compatible?

Hi

All modules which are compatible with Satellite A100 are compatible also with an Satellite A100-440? the 440 is just an sub model number and it?s not really important fro RAM upgrade.

You should be able to use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM or the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.

The speed of modules depends on the FSB (front side bus). If FSB supports max 533Mhz then your 667Mhz modules would run also at 533Mhz?

Greets

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Hi,

Can someone please tell me the max memory speed for the Satellite Pro A100-828, i am wanting to upgrade to the maximum 4GB but am finding that some sites say the max speed is 533MHz whilst others say 667MHz. For example, the Toshiba site only lists 533MHz memory under the 'Compatible Options' yet other sites list 667MHz memory as compatible.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-828 Max Memory Speed

Hi

You should check what FSB (front side bus) would support.
Install the hardware diagnostic tool like Everest home edition and you should be able to find out this value.

If your chipset would support the 667Mhz then you could use such modules and the modules would run with 667Mhz too.

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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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I have this model of board: V000068460 it has the docking port/blue tooth/fingerprint/microphone/infra-red/external graphics capabilities and the pci-e connector for the wi-fi accepts dual use pci-e cards but the system memory is limited to 3gb due to chipset revision.

So does anyone know of a compatible board that has all the same options (infra-red is optional) but has a later revision of the chipset so the memory can utilise the 4gb or nearly the 4gb of ram?

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - 4GB memory motherboard?

Hi

As far as I know the Toshiba Satellite Pro A100-196 PSAACE-001009AR supports 4GB RAM.

Googled a little bit and found out that V000068140 board is compatible for Satellite Pro A100-196

Hope this helps

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I'm in the process of purchasing a Satellite A100-756 which has a 120GB HDD and 1GB memory.

I have seen what appears to be easy access hatches to both these areas. Is it easy to upgrade them and will this effect the warranty ?

I'm also trying to find out if the HDD with the laptop is SATA ? Can anyone help me with how to do this ?

Answer:Need advice about HDD and memory on Satellite A100

Hello

I am not 100% sure but all latest and newest Toshiba notebook models have SATA HDDs. To be honest to you I really don?t understood why HDD upgrade. A100 is newest model with really enough HDD capacity. Compare it with other notebook models and you will see that 120 GB is more than enough. RAM upgrade is always good.

Anyway the decision is yours and you can do what you want. Memory upgrade should not be problem because memory cover is at the bottom side. Sorry but I can not tell you where is the HDD placed but the fact is that probably keyboard must be removed.

I recommend you to contact your local dealer and clarify this with him. Memory upgrade should not be problem but for HDD upgrade it is necessary to disassemble the unit (not the whole) and it will definitely cancel the valid warranty.

Bye

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Can I upgrade my Satellite A100 ( 512MB (PA3412U-1M51) inside ) with a 1GB Module ( KTT533D2 by Kingston equiv. to PA3411U-1M1G ) ?
If I want to mix it the system just recognizes 1GB instead of 1,5 GB. Is it possible to use both?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 - using 512 MB + 1GB Memory togehter?

Hi

First of all you have to check if the notebook would support the 2GB RAM.
If the chipset would support the 2GB RAM then you can use the modules together:
one 1GB RAM and one 512MB RAM module.

But note; then RAM modules should support the same specifications to ensure that no error would be detected while booting.

By the way; more details about ?how much RAM is possible? should be mentioned in the user manual.

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Good day,

The reason for the question is that Rectron in South Africa says that the A100-599 is supplied with 2x512mb Memory modules and not with 1x1Gb as indicated on the Toshiba site. Rectron advices to purchase 2 x 1Gb memory but will not refund for the 2x512mb memory, thus leaving you pay 2x for what you are actually going to use.

Please just confirm whether the A100-599, sold in South Africa, are indeed with 2x512mb or 1gb as indicated on the site.

Thank you,
Iam

Answer:Question about Memory on Satellite A100-599

Hi

The A100-599 seems to be sold in European, Middle East and Africa.
I think the notebook was delivered with the 1GB memory module in one slot.
The second memory slot should be free.

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I've an A100 -02M with 512MB in the 2 slots
What's the maximum memory I can have in each slot?
I've had some websites telling me 1024 MB & others telling me 2048MB

Phil W

Answer:Satellite A100-02M: Memory Upgrade question

Hi

As far as I know the Satellite A100-02M can be upgraded up to 2GB RAM.
This means that you can use 2 x 1GB RAM? 1GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz) in each slot?

Greets

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Hy!

I'd like to buy A100-906 notebook. It has 1024Mb DDR2 533mGz memory but I want to rise DDR2 memory upto 2Gb. So my question is:
Are these 1024Mb the single DDR2 1024Mb plate in one DDR2 slot and the second DDR2 slot is empty or they are the couple of 512Mb DDR2 plates and both DDR2 slots are occupied?

Thanks

Answer:Question about DDR2 memory on Satellite A100-906

Hi

In my knowledge the notebook was delivered only with one 1024MB module and the second bank is free.
So it should be no problem with a memory upgrade to 2048MB

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hello, im sorry to say that i am not able to remove the memory cover on the bottom of my notebook (satellite pro a100-491). i learned from the user guide that there is only one screw to open the cover. but despite removing the screw (as far as possible) the cover doesnt move. i dont want to use some force so i am asking if theres any trick to open it easily. i really tried a lot befor posting here.
if anyone is able to help me i would be very grateful.
thx kai

Answer:Can't remove memory cover! Satellite Pro A100

Hi,

you just have to pull up the cover with a little force.

Bye

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Hello my device is equiped with the G-Force GO 7600 Driver Graphics Card , i read in some site that this model can by Expandable from 128 Mbit to 256 Mbit by sharing with the RAM Memory, but i cannot find anything in bios that allows me to do this . How can i do it ?

I also have another Question sorry ;P i bought 2x2Gb PC 5300 Memory but it says 4Gb of Memory 3 Gb Usable , Why ?
Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A100-376 (PSAAR) and Expandable VGA Memory

Hi

The graphic card shares the memory but this is controlled automatically by an graphic card driver.
You cannot assign or add the memory manually.

> I also have another Question sorry ;P i bought 2x2Gb PC 5300 Memory but it says 4Gb of Memory 3 Gb Usable , Why ?
Do you use Win 64bit or 32bit system. The 32bit system can handle only 3.2GB RAM

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I have a Satellite Pro A100-830 and I bought the maximum allowed memory for it which is 2x2Gb which in my world totals 4Gb. When I put the dimms in on their own in either slot, the BIOS reports 2Gb. Well done bios! When I put them both in together, I only see 3Gb in the bios!

I did find this link on the Crucial website. http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.asp?qid=4251

It would suggest that page files, devices etc take up memory on you system at start up, before the OS kicks in I assume. If you have not got the maximum memory installed, you should see the total memory. If you have got the maximum memory installed then you will not see the memory in use by the page files etc. Why would this be? Why would you see 2Gb if you only have 2Gb but then see only 3Gb if you have 4Gb because of the system!

Can anyone shed any light on this subject and either qualify or reject the information in this link. Do I need to replace the memory and/or the pc?

Thanks

Mark

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-830 with 4Gb of memory but BIOS tells me I only have 3Gb

This not a BIOS problem but a Windows issue.
I found this info:
Windows XP Professional 32-bit is limited to 4GB of address space. If you have 4GB of RAM installed, it will not show 4GB within Windows. What you'll probably get is the size of your pagefile subtracted from the 4GB.

Some of this address space is reserved for hardware and the OS... so you'll never have access to the full 4GB anyway. If you want to access 4GB+ of RAM... your best solution is to pick up XP Pro 64-bit... but that will only work if your P4 CPU has EMT64. (64bit)
You can also try enabling DEP if it isn't already enabled... this will also enable PAE which may give you access to all 4GB

So finally a answer:
> Do I need to replace the memory and/or the pc
-> No, everything is ok... you don't need to change teh hardware

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Cannot read Memory Stick *pro Duo* from my Sony Camera to edit fotos

Is there any update or possibly a solution via USB-Adaptor?

Answer:Satellite A100-775 - Can't read memory stick pro duo

I don?t have Memory Stick Pro Duo cards but I have looked in the user manual and the card reader supports SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD memory cards and it looks like that MS Pro Duo cards are not supported.

I think you should use an external card reader. I bought an external card reader from Kingston and it works fine.

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Hi,

I've just bought a 1 Gb RAM memory to upgrade my Satellite from 2*512 to 1*1024 + 1*512.
The memory brand is Crucial.

Wherever I put my memory (1 Gb in slot 1, 512 Mb in slot 2 or the opposite), my computer only recognize 1 Gb.

Some ideas about this concern ?
Do I have to put the same size of memory in each slot, may be ?

Thx in advance for your help.

Regards.

SBL68

Answer:Satellite A100-551 recognizes only 1GB RAM after memory upgrade

Do you run in Windows Vista?
Some days ago I put an extra 1GB in my mom's laptop and it showed only 800 MB instead of 1.5GB of RAM. It seems that Vista is taking some memory for itself (that's what I've been told).

If that is not the problem, are you sure you bought RAM memory compatible with your laptop? Does it use DDRI or DDRII? I am asking for you didn't write anything about the memory except for the manufacturer.

Message was edited by: ClockworkPlum

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Hi all,

i have a question.... i can change the quantity of memory available for the video card?
Now the pc with Vista home premium have only 64mb dedicated for the video card and 271mb of system memory available and 0 of system memory used.
It's possibile change by software the setting of video memory?

tks
regards
Fabrizio

Answer:Satellite A100-750: How to increase the graphic memory

Hi

Are you sure your notebook graphic card supports a shared memory?
As far as I know the A100-750 was delivered with a nVIDIA GeForce FX Go7300 and this card supports own 64MB video memory. This is not shared memory and therefore you cannot increases this graphic card memory to a higher value.

In this case the graphic card uses own memory and the notebook do not need to share the main memory with graphic card.

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for start.. i own a satellite a100-192...
i'm thinking of upgrading my ram and i know that the type of ram inside my notebook is ddr2 pc533 so-dimm...

But I cannot find what brand of ram is it shipped with my kind of notebook?

Answer:Satellite A100-192: what is a brand of my memory modules

Well, I assume the Toshiba delivers the own notebooks with the Toshiba memory modules.
It seems these modules are compatible:
DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Also the Kingston modules support a great performance and could be used.

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I just bought a A100-819 and according to the specifications the Geforce Go 7600 has 256Mb of dedicated memory. However, when I check the properties I see it shows 256Mb dedicated memory and 255Mb shared memory. How do I turn of this shared memory?

Answer:Set Memory of Geforce Go 7600 in Satellite A100-819

Hi

The A100 with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 don?t support the shared memory!!!
This graphic card supports own 256MB of graphic memory!
Could please post how did you check the graphic memory amount??

In my opinion you should run the DirectX. There you can check all the details!!!
The DirectX can be started with the command: dxdiag

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Consider me as 1 of the thickie bunch.. Not even sure wot im talkin bout but here goes n e way...........
Have a Satellite A100 570 ( PSAA2E)..........

Have tried several different online sites lookin for memory upgrade. Didn't have the witt to use toshiba site...... Ended up going with Crucial.........
Ran diagnostic on laptop and was sent the module a needed.or so i thought....... wrong 1 or 1s as i bought 2 x 1G modules in order to " double up".....

Got my money back as they were not compatable with my system.. something to do with density problems....
Tried company called OFFTEK........ they seemed to know what they were talkin about....... I have from Offtek. at present a..........

200 Pin 1.8v DDR2 PC2-4200 SoDimm....... but Toshiba have recommended below......

1GB PC2-4300 DDR2 Memory (533MHz)
Part Number: PA3411U-2M1G
1024MB (1GB) Memory PC2-4300 DDR2 (533MHz)


Theres an obvious difference ...... 4200 and 4300. But im not sure if its a significant difference........... or what it means
Have updated bios to most recent version and basically updated everything toshiba had to offer for this model...........

Ran EVEREST and it recognises the 1G module but when i take out the original 512mb module the laptop starts for about 3 seconds then shuts down...
this repeats about 5 times then complete shutdown.....

I dont like opening the back cover too often but this is the 3rd module ....
Not sure whats meant to happen if the module is ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A100 shuts down after memory upgrade

PC4200 is the speed of the RAM. PC4300 sounds incorrect, maybe its a misprint being confused with PC5300?

Anyway you can generally mix RAM speeds, the system will simply run both Modules at the lowest speed.

Note that some systems cannot run with RAM only in Slot B, so ensure at least one module is in slot A

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Hi!
I am looking for information how reduce graphic memory. I have Satellite A100-692, PSAA9E-09900QGR and install 1024MB RAM but 512MB is dedicated for graphic memory. Because of that I have 512MB RAM in real only.
I like to change it. Only 256MB should be dedicate for graphic memory. I have checked BIOS (ver. 2.00) and graphic drivers and anywhere is option regarding changing graphic memory.

Please help how to do it.

Answer:Satellite A100-692 - how reduce graphic memory?

Hi

You have described your situation but it sounds very strange.
As far as I know the notebook uses a ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 128MB graphic card and this is NOT a sheared memory graphic card!
This card uses own 128MB and should share the main memory!

I don?t know why you have suggested that you have only 512MB.
How did you test it?

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Bought a week ago, just want to upgrade memory to 2048 MB ( the manual says it can be expanded up to 4096 MB) The A100 has already 1024MB ram as came from factory with two slots of 512, but.. where are the other slots for upgrading
memory ? I' dont see any space downside except those already occuped by the two
512 DDR2. Please help

Manuel

Answer:Satellite A100 T2400 upgrade memory

Hi,

your notebook has only this two memory slots. So if you want to upgrade you can't use the 512MB modules.

Bye

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Hi

I have a Satellite A100-496 which states:
Memory Type : DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM
Will the following memory work or not

Specifications:
Total Size: 2GBMB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Form Factor: DIMM 200-pin
Memory Speed: 667Mhz (PC-5300)
CAS Latency:555-12
Unbuffered
Non ECC
1.8v (+/- 0.1v)

Regards

Answer:Question about memory compatability for Satellite A100-496

I do not know who the manufacturer from this RAM module is but I hope you use high quality product. Unfortunately I can not test it with my Satellite A100 but I believe you can use this RAM module.

According some reports here on the forum, maybe you will have problem to get it work together with one old RAM module. Test it please and please let us know how it works.

Anyway, I think you should use 100% compatible module. If you want check it here

Bye

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I have ordered a 1GB stick of memory from Crucial and decided to have a trial run accessing the memory slot. The single Philips head screw retaining the memory cover is easily unscrewed but does not lift out of the cover. The cover then seems to be reluctant to lift off. Does anyone have any info on this seemingly simple task as I do not want to damage the lappy?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 memory upgrade

and the memory cover comes off without too much trouble. Make sure the screw is fully undone, and then gently lever off the cover using a screwdriver or knife under the small tab.The cover has two smaller tabs on the sides, and these click into (and out of) slots.Just take it gently but firmly, and I'm sure the cover will come off.

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Hello Friends,

Just bought memory Upgrade for my Satellite Pro A100-229 from Crucial.com but these modules are not working in my Laptop ?

Product Details is :- _*CT12864AC667.8FG ( 1GB 200PIN DDR2 SODIMM 128M x 64 PC2-5300*_ ).

Does anyone know which memory modules will work in my Satellite Pro series please ?

Or is there anyway I can make these modules work please ?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-229 - Incompatible Memory from CRUCIAL

Hi

If the modules are not compatible then you will not get it to work?
I think you should check some Kingston modules: *DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM*

I?ve bought some Kingoston modules and they work properly,

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Hi,
I just installd 4gb ram. The (updated) BIOS shoes 4gigs in bios setting, but the memory test will only go to 3071 MB
I checked the two rams single - the check goes to the full 2gb in both cases... So where has the 1GB ram gone?
Toshiba sais, that my notebook supports up to 4gig ram, I have a Toshiba A100 - 153 (PSAA9e), Bios version 6 Phoenix CSS 2005 Q4 Version Mak -r1.53
Ram support up to 800 MHz FSB

Has anyone gon an idea?

Answer:4GB RAM limit in memory test on Satellite A100

Hi friend,

man thats easy to solve. You must only read this [article from TAbBlogger.com|http://blogs.msdn.com/hiltonl/archive/2007/04/13/the-3gb-not-4gb-ram-problem.aspx] and this [Toshiba Support Document|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB82022E0000R01.htm].

Everything will be clarified and you will be enlighted about the fact that the system itself without the operating system needs also his amount of RAM to work properly.

Thats it, nice weekend

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I have an old Satellite A100-811 with Windows XP SP3. It has 1 GB memory (2x512). I want to upgrade the memory. What should I do?

1. Put another 2GB memory so the total is 2.5Gb (will i have any problems for using two types of memory 512Mb and 2 Gb ?)

2. Put 2x1 Gb total 2 Gb (for better combatibility?)

3. Put 2x2 Gb . But will i have the full 4Gb memory or just 3Gb because of Win Xp limitations of memory?

Do I need any BIOS update for this?

Thanks in advance for any info!

Answer:Satellite A100-811 - Maximum memory capacity

Hi skga100,

The maximum RAM capacity of Satellite A100-811 is 4GB. That means you can install 2GB in each slot.

Usually for Windows XP 2GB is enough but I you want to upgrade to Vista or Windows 7, you should think about 3 or 4GB?

In your case I would buy one 2GB memory module. So you are on the safely side.
Why? If you want to install Vista or Windows 7 later, you can buy a second memory module and keep your 2GB module. That?s the easiest way. :)

And no, BIOS update is not necessary.

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Greetings
I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.

However when the orignal 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.
Please help me to solve this problem.

Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when thay had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Thanking you all for your kind help in this matter.

Regards

Answer:Question about memory & CPU upgrade on Satellite A100-551

Hi Mike


> I've had the misfortune to get 2 KVR667D2S5/1G sodimms for my Toshiba Satellite A100-551 laptop which don't work by themselves either as a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go into - they don't work.
It?s clear -> modules seems to be not compatible ;)

> However when the original 512Mb sodimm is put back into one of the slots - it doesn't matter which - either of the kvr etc sodimms work giving a total of 1.5Gb of ram.

Cannot believe that! As far as I know this notebook was delivered only with one 512MB DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM module.
Of course you can upgrade the memory up to 2GB using two 1024MB modules.

The compatible memory can you find here:
http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=20890&ft=m&st=3


> Also is it poss. to upgrade cpu ie is cpu socketed. I've already upgraded many a laptop cpu when they had socketed cpus, so I'm aware of the problems involved
Well, what to say, the CPU is socked? you can find out it easily using an hardware diagnostic program like ?Everest?. It would provide many useful information about your notebooks hardware.

But to be honest, I?m very skeptical about CPU upgrade on the notebooks.
If you have already changed several CPUs on the notebooks then you should know that this is not very easy and more tricky like the CPU upgrade on the desktop PCs.

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Hi
I have a Satellite A100-496 and it states
Memory Type : DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM

Straight forward question - WILL DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM
work in this machine

Regards

Answer:Memory type compataility for Satellite A100-496

I am pretty sure it will work but I am asking myself why to use RAM with different FSB. If possible try to obtain recommended and tested RAM module:
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Bye

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Hi all!

I'd like to add some memory to my laptop and been trying a couple that do work but I am getting some bugs because that seem to be related to the fact that I put pc5300 memory rather than pc4200 memory... The odd thing is that it works fine and only bugs when playing music and flash movies!

Does anyone know with certainty what type of memory can I use ... what is actxually the most important , the frquency (533) or the pc4200 ... how can I know what memory i can buy and be sure it will work, even if I have to throw the actual one if there are compatibility problems?

Many thanks for any guidance!

Answer:Satellite A100 - 386 PSAA9 Memory compatibility

you can delete this post i was going in the wrong direction .... sorry...

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I have a Satellite A-847 with a IntelŽ CentimoŽ Duo Mobile Technology featuring IntelŽ Core???2 Duo Processor T7200, IntelŽ PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection and IntelŽ 945PM Express chipset
clock speed : 2.0 GHz
Front Side Bus : 667 MHz
2nd level cache : 4 MB
The memory originally is DDR2-533 MHz, i need to know if my laptop supports memory modules of 667 MHz.
How do i know that?

Answer:Does Satellite A100-847 support 667 MHz memory modules???

Hi there,

yes, your machine supports 667Mhz modules:

http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/945pm/index.htm

Thats your chipset and if it supports it then you are able to work with such modules..

Greets

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please i need help because i can't take the cover off to install the memory expansion. thanks in advance.

Answer:How to upgrade memory expansion on Satellite A100-192

Hi,

I don't have this laptop, but I think you normally just need to remove the screws around the plate.

Bye

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Hi,

I recently bought 2x2Gb modules for my A100-828. However, i cant get any memory module to fit in the second expansion slot. I have tried both the new modules in it as well as the old 512Mb module that was originally in the laptop. The new memory is definately compatible as both new modules work in the first expansion slot.

The memory doesn't seem to fit properly in the second slot (i have put it in the right way ;-p ) it wont push all the way in.

Anybody have any ideas what the problem is?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite A100-828 - New memory module wont fit

Hi

I don?t know why the module cannot fit in the second slot.
Both slots are completely the same and support also the same standard.

I think you used simply not compatible modules or you tried to insert the modules in wrong way
As far as I know you need the DDR2 667MHz ( *PC2-5300* ) 200-PIN SODIMM module.

What module do you use?

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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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Two years ago this May, I bought Satellite A100-225. I have always noticed that it has gotten very hot but until a few months ago it has not been a problem. However, a few months ago it started to overheat when running demang tasks, but I never thought much about it.

Then, a couple of weeks ago I started up my computer to realize that the fan was now not spinning at all, and I have no idea why. I have tried installing a new BIOS update, and checking if there was any debris stuck. You can still use it, but only for short periods. However, today when I was about to shut it down as it was too hot, the fan went on for 3 seconds then it turned of. It has not done this again even if I leave it at the same temperature.

Must I buy a new fan? My father and I have been looking for one that fits but so far we have been unsuccessful.

Can anyone please offer me some advice?

Answer:Fan issue on Satellite A100-225

>Must I buy a new fan? My father and I have been looking for one that fits but so far we have been unsuccessful

I think you should firstly clean the ventilators before you would start further actions?
The dust and debris inside the notebook could prevent the fans from rotating with full performance and this could lead to a higher temperature.

A usage of the compressed air spray could get rid of the dust and could helps to sort out this issue?
But if it doesn?t help you should contact the ASP in your country for a help.
The guys could check the notebook and if necessary could replace the ventilators.

The big problem is that the notebook disassembling procedure is very tricky and risky.
Therefore such replacements should be done only by an notebook technician.

Bye and greetings

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Hi guys,

I have a Satellite A100-158, model code PSAA9E-01700VPT. It came with an 80 Gb 5400 rpm S.M.A.R.T. hard drive and 1 Gb DDR2 RAM (533 MHz).

I think my computer is slowing down to a crawl as a result of maybe the hard drive being old and memory low for recent programas so I was thinking of upgrading the hard drive and the memory.

Would a Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB 7200 rpm 16 mb 2,5 inch fit ? They say it spins at 7200 with the power consumption of a 5400 rpm drive (maybe just bad marketing).

And would a Kingston Memory module 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz work ? It has a higher frequency than my current ram but then I suppose it can fall back to the max allowed by the motherboard ? I assume that would be 533 Mhz like my factory memory module. I can also buy a 2 GB module from the same exact maker DDR 2 as well but 667 MHz instead.. still higher than my current memory module.

Thanks a lot for any tips... hopefully this will bring my A100 more into today's standards without going for a new laptop :)

Answer:Satellite A100 - Memory and hard drive upgrade

Hello

Generally speaking a HDD with more rpm isn?t a problem but it needs a little bit more power and produces more heat but it should work.
It?s depending on your applications that you run. For normal usage 5400rpm should be ok.

Also RAM modules with higher specification are no problem because it?s downgrade compatible to lower speed (533 MHz).
Kingston is always recommendable, I never had a problem with these modules. :)

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Hi,

Does Satellite Pro A100-828 has a 64bit memory interface on X1600 GPU? Please help as I only get 2500 marks on 3dMark05 on a Satellite Pro A100-828. The GPU is X1600 with 128MB dedicated memory + 384MB Hypermemory. This card should do around 3500 marks.

Thanks,

Shahid

Answer:Does Satellite Pro A100-828 has a 64bit memory interface on X1600 GPU?

I have investigated in the World Wide Web and it seems that the X1600 supports a 128Bit interface?
I do not found any x1600 with 64bit therefore I think it?s a 128bit

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Dear all how are you
hope ur doing good
i am using toshiba satellite a100-785 with windows 7 ulti and i am a gamer i installed new game need hght graphic crd
and mine is 256MB so is there any whay i can upgrad from bios please let me know the steps if its can be done

thanks best regard


Anas Taha

Answer:Satellite A100-785 can i upgrade vedio memory from bios

No, you cannot increase RAM of graphic card.
The graphic card memory is always controlled by graphic card driver?.
This means that if additional memory would be necessary, then the graphic card driver would add a part from main memory to graphic card memory?

The whole process runs automatically and you cannot assign anything manually.

Greets

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I am a proud owner of a Satellite Pro A100-81. I inserted a Memstick Pro Duo into the cardreader slot...

The card slided too deep into the slot so that I unfortunately cannot remove the card anymore.
Any ideas how to remove the card?

Answer:Satellite Pro A100-81: Memory Pro Duo card is stuck in the Cardreader

hi gorbita,

me too...proud owner of A100-813...same thing happened to me...Alhamdulillah i had one memory stick adapter...i inserted the backside of the adapter and fortunately the stuck memory card get into it and Alhamdulillah i removed it safely...do not put anything hard...otherwise it will damage the slot...go to toshiba service center for help...ask the toshiba professional how to use that slot for me also?

best of luck!
najam

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The original user manual (1997) for this machine says 2-Gigs is the maximum memory capacity for this 2-slot machine, but nowadays compatible 2-Gig chips are available.

Can I upgrade to 4 Gigs? (or is there some other aspect of this machine that limits Memory to 2-Gigs? )

Answer:Question about memory expansion Satellite A100 PSAA9E

Hi

The memory upgrade depends on the chipset!
If the chipset would support only 2GB then you could use max 2GB.

I think if the user manual said that 2GB are max which is possible then this will be right?

Of course you can check this as well.
Check your Intel chipset and then search on the Intel website for more details and properties of this chipset.


Cheers

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Hi,

I have a Satellite A100-626 with 2Gb of RAM memory.

As stated in specs for this model:
standard : 1,024 (512+512) MB
maximum expandability : 4,096 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)
expansion module sizes : 256, 512, 1,024 MB

It says that it can go up to 4Gb, but only shows module sizes up to 1Gb. (maybe 2Gb modules didn't existed at the time).
Anyone knows or tested if it is possible to install 2 modules of 2Gb or 1 module of 4Gb to reach the maximum expandability of 4Gb?
Also, does it supports frequency's up to 800MHz? If not, whats the maximum value?
And at last, does DDR3 work on this model?

Thanks in advance for the replys.

Answer:Satellite A100-626 - Maximum system memory supported?

Hi

I found this Toshiba product page:
[Satellite A100-626|http://pt.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=PT&DISC_MODEL=0 &ACTION=PRINT_WITH_BACK&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT _ID=119571]


It?s a Portuguese Toshiba page because I believe that this notebook model was designed for Portuguese market.
There you can find a info that it?s possible to upgrade the RAM to 4GB (2 x 2Gb RAM).

But note; the 32bit Operating system will be not able to use the full 4GB RAM.
Just the 6bit OS can use and recognize the full 4GB

> Also, does it supports frequency's up to 800MHz?
This depends on the chipset. If the chipset would allows the 800Mhz then the memory module would run at 800Mhz? otherwise they would be clocked down.

> And at last, does DDR3 work on this model?
No, as far as I know just DDR2 modules are supprted.

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I have Toshiba A100-712. I'm planning to replace my 2x512 MB DDR2 533 into Kingmax DDR2 2x1GB. How about the warrany? I don't want to lose it...If someone know something about it I'll feel grateful for help...

Answer:Satellite A100-712: Will memory upgrade cancel the warranty

No, definitely not!!!

If you want, you can upgrade the memory on the Satellite A100-712 and the warranty will be available!!!

These RAM modules should be compatible:

DDR2-533 256MB (PA3389U-2M25)
DDR2-533 512MB (PA3412U-2M51)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Greetings

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Hi, whenever I stick the memory stick from my Sony Ericsson P990i Smartphone into my notebook it says it has detected new hardware and needs to reboot to use it.

I kinda expected this first time, but it does it EVERY TIME now. Which means transfering files onto the memory stick takes a lot longer than it should and it is far easier (but a lot less convient) to transfer them via my network to my main home PC and use the card reader in my Epson printer to put the files on the memory stick.


Anyone know why this happens and how to stop it. I need to regularly update files on the memory stick as they are edited both on the laptop and the phone (via QucikOffice which comes pre-installed and alows editing of word and excel files).

Any help or ideas is appreicated.

Andy

Answer:Low data transfer with memory stick on a Satellite A100-207

Hello

I don?t know which memory card you use with your mobile phone but please be sure this card can be also used in Satellite Multiple Digital Media card slot.

Maybe you need Memory stick pro dup adapter.

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Hello!
How I can activate memory remapping in BIOS (5.90) on my notebook?

Thanks.

Answer:How I can activate memory remapping in BIOS on Satellite A100-192

Hi,

which memory remapping do you mean? What do you want to remap? The video memory?

Please, be a little clearer with your question. :)

Cheers

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Hello, i'm french, and i've a Toshiba Satellite A100-768 computer,
the graphical memory of my lapto is like this :

Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 HyperMemory up to 512MB - PCI Express x16
Video Memory: DDR SDRAM - 128 MB
Max Allocated RAM Size: 384 MB

I'm looking for the location of the adjustement of the 384 Mo sharred with RAM) I want to change this amount (actually it's 384 and i want to reduce to 128 or 0 in order to keep only the 128Mo ) i've looked at the bios and i've found nothing

Thanks and excuse my english

Answer:Allocated memory for mobility radeon on Satellite A100-768

Hi

This is not possible.
As far as I know you cannot change this value manually.
The graphic card controls the HyperMemory and assigns this value automatically.

If you want to have more RAM (main memory) then upgrade the memory modules on your notebook?
2GB (2 x 1024MB) are advisable.

Bye

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I've got a Satellite Pro A100 (Not sure which one...)
It came with 2x256mb RAM, both of which are fitted. I noticed my laptop running slow, so I checked what it said on the properties of My Computer - which said 192mb RAM...

Any idea what's going on?
I've had a look inside, both are fitted sturdily, although the one on the right won't push in fully? There's a small gap (about 1/2mm) inbetween the little nick and the actual fitting. Is this what's causing it? Or maybe it's faulty?

Please help me out!
Thanks in advance,

Diana

Answer:Strange issue with RAM on Satellite Pro A100

According to your problem description I presume one of memory modules is not recognized by system and the result of shown 192 Mb Ram only indicate to me that your notebook has shared memory graphic card.

Satellite Pro A100 is pretty new notebook and, in my opinion, you should contact service. The warranty must be valid and if everything is defective it will be replaced for free.

If possible tell us which Satellite Pro you have exactly. This info you can find on bottom side of your notebook.

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Everytime I try to turn off my A100-383 the screen goes black but the power blue light on the left side and the little blue power light and the blue battery light remains on.

As I do not know if the computer is finally off or still working I press the the power button and switch off it. The little blue power light and the blue battery light still remains on


What I have to do then is taking out the battery pack to stop the lighting and when I start again the laptop I always get the message from the system advising that the computer was not properly switched off.

What can I do? Is it a failure of that model?

Fernando

Answer:Issue while Satellite A100-383 turning off

Hello Fernando

It is not easy to say what is wrong there. This behavior has noting to do with notebook model but rather with operating system configuration. I can not imagine this happen since first day and I believe some process blocks regularly switching OFF.

I can say for sure that with clean OS installation something like this will not happen. What you can do is to check all running processes and try to switch some of them manually and then try to switch the notebook OFF. Test it a little bit and also try to remove some applications if any of them can be responsible for this.

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Hi

I just bought a notebook A-100-599 and I began to notice that after 10-15 minutes the lower part of the LCD (the one that is near the place where it connects with the rest of the computer) begins to overheat at the point that I can see the black plastic colored different near the overheating area. The image doesn't change there are no problems in that area, the laptop doesn't freeze or anything.

Is this normal or i should worry? :)

Answer:Strange LCD issue on Satellite A100

I have Satellite A100-504 in front of me and watch the display. Everything is ok. Reading your problem I can really not understand what happen exactly and how it looks like. It will be very useful to see picture of it.

Anyway, Satellite A100 is pretty new notebook model and, in my opinion, you should contact service and show them what happen there. According to your description I can not say if this is normal or not but it sounds pretty suspect.

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Hi,
I just both a Satellite A100 - 788, 8 of 10 times when I am trying to play something in media player I get a blue screen with a message regarding a problem with a file called aativvaxx.dll .... Page fault in nonpage area..... I tried to find a newer driver for the ATI X1400 card but I didn't find any.
Please help!
Thanks in advance,
Eugen

Answer:Bluscreen issue on Satellite A100

Hi

Did you mean the ativvaxx.dll?

I found a useful page which provides a single .dll files:
http://www.afreedll.com/dll/info/ativvaxx_dll.html

You could try to download this file and could replace the old version with the downloaded version.
But you should firstly check if the downloaded file is a newer version and backup the file before replacing it with a new copy.

But generally you should always use the graphic driver from the Toshiba page.
If you want to use another drivers, you can do it at you own risk.

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Hi,

I have noticed that after about 1 hour of being switched-(note fan is already on low), the fan speeds up by an amount and maintaines it until i turn it off, however it does not speed up to its full speed, it just stays at medium speed.

This hasn't happened before but i first noticed it since i updated the BIOS this morning.

Is it a problem? and has anyone else noticed anything similar?

It is an A100-225


Thanks

Answer:Fan speed issue on Satellite A100

i seem to have the same problem. For example the fan is running on low, then when i sleep and then reopen it the fan turns on to a higher speed and does not turn back down until i restart the laptop.

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Hi

I bought a Toshiba A100-803 laptop two years ago and now I can not turn on the PC.
We have check the laptop and the problem is on motherboard.

Does anyone know which is the motherboard?s ID? thanks

Answer:Satellite A100-803 - motherboard issue

Hi

The motherboard is from Toshiba.
You have to use motherboards manufactured for Satellite/Satellite Pro/Equium A100.

So you can use google to get a new motherboard or you can ask an ASP for help.
You can order the mobo from authorized service partner in your country but new mobo costs a tiny fortune.

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Hi..I can normally play any type of cd or dvd...the cd or dvd just turns in the computer and it does not open, when i restart the computer and put the cd/dvd in straight after the cd/dvd will play..if i go to play another cd/dvd at a later date, i have to start the whole procedure again, by restarting the computer.

There is no drivers appearing on the computer...that I can see....however everytime I download the latest version of itunes, this seems to cause the problem. In the past this was ok, but now, the problem is just constant.

I don't know how to put this problem right.

I hope this helps...

Answer:CD/DVD drive issue on Satellite A100

hi chelsea50,
if you are in doubt that itunes causes this problem the easiest thing is to deinstall it...

but you should try to delete the filter drivers of the drive - there are already some posts in this forum - use the search function

the badest thing would be that your drive is defective.. but check out all other possibilities before....

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I am new to Toshiba notebooks, and have just bought an A100-201 (Windows XP MCE)

When I switch off by using Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off, the system closes down to a black screen but the blue "Power Indicator" stays on.

Is this correct - it would appear to me that it is still powered up??

Answer:Satellite A100-201: shut down issue

Hi Bob

When you check ?System indicator panel? in front side of your notebook there is placed ?ON/OFF light? (the second one from left side). When notebook is off this light must be definitely OFF.

Can you please describe what happen with this light (LED) when you switch off the unit?

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Hello,

I have a problem with my disk player (Toshiba MK1032GSX).
When I introduce a CD-R with no data (empty), I have this error message:

"E:\ n'est pas accessible
Fonction incorrecte"

in english :

"E:\ is not accessible
Incorrect function"

But when I introduce a CD with music, game or video, it's work !
What is the problem ?

Thank you...

Answer:CD drive issue on Satellite A100-253

The problem is there is no data on the disk, so the computer can't read from it. The error message "incorrect function" doesn't mean that the CD is broken or unusable.

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Hey,

I really need some help with how to remove my Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot.

The laptop has read the stick fine and I can see all the files in it however I can't seem to get it out. I've tried to push it in a bit to make it pop out but this doesn't work and it's also quite far in so I can't pull it out.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100 - How to remove Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot

Hi

In my knowledge there is no additional help for Memory Stick Pro DUO removing like on the PCMCIA slot.
You should try to pull it out. If you don?t manage to pull it out with you fingers you could use a pair of tweezers.
But be careful.

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0x02459962 referred memory at 0x5902adf8 the memory could not be read.

This error keeps showing up.
Can anyone help? It comes up in norton when I do a check up.
I also get an error when I close internet explorer telling me msvcr.80.dll could not be found.

Apart from that my laptop works ok it is a A100 satellite.

Answer:Satellite A100: Norton error appears - memory could not be read

Hi

I think that file msvcr.80.dll is part of the .NET 2.0 Framework.
I would try to install the released version or see if you can do a repair on it via add/remove software.

I have investigated and waned to find out why the Norton error appears.
But the memory address does not help.
However, it seems you have installed something that could have a bad influence.

Maybe a switching the OS to the early good working point could help to clear this issue.

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The laptop was originally supplied with only 512 MB RAM.

I have installed 1 GB of Kingston RAM (part no. KTT533D2/1G) into the remaining free memory slot. However, every time I switch on the computer, the system freezes up within a few minutes and I have to re-boot.

Is this because there is an uneven amount of memory in the 2 slots? Do I need to have 512 MB in each slot or 1 GB in each slot etc?

I would appreciate your advice.

Answer:After memory upgrade at Satellite A100-1401E the system freezes up

Have you tried to change the places and put 1 GB RAM into slot A?

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Hello Friends,

I own a Toshiba Satellite A100-785 PSAANE and its configurations are as follows:

1.87 Ghz C2D, 1 Gb Ram (512 + 512), Windows Vista Basic, CD/DVD read/write...

Issue: Its been quite long, i m facing a certain problem with my Optical Drive. When ever I insert an CD which is originally produced by any company it works fine. The moment I insert any CD which is personally burned with some data from any normal CD/ DVD writer or the CDs which were previously created by the same laptop mentioned above, its been read as a blank disc. The data of the disk is not shown.

For eg: Lets say if I insert any software cd like my webcam's cd or my printer's cd they can be read normally and work fine. But the moment I enter any cd which is been burned by me which contains my personal files, that is been read as a blank disc.

This issue does not exists with any of the DVDs. Doesn't matter which every dvd I insert either being a normal software dvd or being the one which is burned as a personal data dvd, everything works fine and all the data in dvd can be read.

I have tried reinstalling the driver, I have tried reformatting my laptop using the Toshiba Recovery CD provided with the laptop, but the issue still exists.

In between few months ago, I tried doing some tweak, like first i insert the cd in the drive and then disable the cd drive and then enabling it again would actually read the cd. But after few tries, this also stopped working.

Now I really hav... Read more

Answer:Satellite A100-785 PSAANE - CD/DVD drive issue

Hi, whats an A785? Tell us the model number on the Base Sticker. There should be a PSAxxx-xxxxxx number.

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hi everyone!

i just upgraded my toshiba Satellite A100-151 with Win7 ultimate.
Now i have a problem with the brightness adjustment of my display.
On win xp, i could adjust the brightness by using the FN+F6/F7 key.. but all the hotkeys and FN-keys dont work anymore on win7 and i cannot find any drivers...please help!!

thank you

Answer:Satellite A100-151: Win 7 + brightness adjustment issue

Hi

You need to install the Value Added Package.
I visited the Toshiba page and found the Value Added Package for Win 7.

Download and install it!

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Hi, my laptop Satellite A100-022 show vertical artifacts. Is graphic card broken?

The NVIDIA Go 7600 can be replaced?
Thank's in advance.

Answer:Satellite A100-022 NVIDIA Go 7600 issue

It is possible that your graphic card is defective.
If possible connect external display to your notebook and check if the same issue occurs there. If yes, it is definitely graphic card issue.

Generally speaking graphic card cannot be exchanged. You must exchange whole mainboard.

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I have two of these pc's and both have what I would descibe as an irritaing issue.
When placing the mouse on the reduction, enlarge, close window boxes it is not always accurate. The same applies when selecting OK boxes etc. If you are not right in the middle, it does not work, makes a annoyong "ping" noise and you have to move the mouse somewhere else, click on a blank space or something, then return and try again.

Also selecting the bar on the right to drag down can result in reducing the window and sometimes I have had to enarge the screen a few times having tried. I have never had this problem with any other laptop or desktop.

It makes slecting items in drop down boxes tricky and uncertain, especially passwords!

I notice it seems to happen when selecting with a tap rather than using the left button which seems more accurate.

Sometimes when tapping a small box appears which has in itself a drag button with an up and down arrow. It would seem there is no use for this small box either?

I know there is a pointer accuracy option but it does not help in this case.

Message was edited by: d_j_c

Answer:Satellite A100-583: Mouse accuracy issue

Hi,

That is maybe a Touch pad Driver Problem from the Driver, I have a similar Problem. Use the Recovery CD and made a Driver Update from the Toshiba Website.
that is the Adress

By

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Hello, I am new to this forum so please bear with me if I am in error.

I have just bought a Satellite A100-049 and inadvertently pressed the F10 key. The LED below the key illuminated and I discovered to my horror that I could not type certain letters and, worse, I could not turn off F10, whatever that is! I eventually had to restart.

I can see what F1 to F9 do from the drop down list at the top of the screen, but I cannot work out what F10, F11 and F12 do, and am in constant fear of pressing them again! The handbook and Toshiba web site don't seem to offer any help, although it is probably because I don't know where to look.

Can any of you kind experts out there fill me in?

Many thanks,

John

Answer:Function keys issue on a Satellite A100-049

Hi there,

maybe I know how to resolve your problem. Try to press "Fn+F10" (Hold Fn and press F10 at the same time).
Then your keyboard should work properly again.
Maybe you pressed a key combination (e.g. "Fn+F10") and then the alternate keypad on your keyboard was activated.

Please give some feedback if my hint helped you.

Greets

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HI

We have a Satellite A100-206 in the office.

A colleague trying to protect the laptop has set user password in bios.
I don't know what exactly she do but at the bootup a password is requested.

Then she ask me to remove the password so I have typed the password, entred the bios and clear the user password.
But doing this I 've also note that the supervisor password was already set but not selectable (grey colored) .

Anyhow I've saved and reboot.
The problem is that now the O.S. start without asking a password, but I cannot enter the bios anymore because it ask a password and is not the one the collegue remember to have set.

Why I cannot enter anymore in th bios as user?
I've also search the hwsetup in windows to re set the user password as indicated in the manual but this software is not present.

best regards
Diego

Answer:Satellite A100-206 supervisor password issue

Download the password utility / hwsetup from the Toshiba Website, this software will allow you to modify the passwords.

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Already tried updating the BIOS as sugested in a similar thread on the forum but still the Fn+F6 won't work.

Please help!

Answer:Satellite A100 - Cannot adjust F6/F7 brightness issue

Vista or XP?

If its XP, I think you need to install the Hotkey Utility. I read that the Common Modules are important so try that as well.

For vista, try the TVAP driver

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