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Can I upgrade memory up to 3GB on Satellite A300-145

Question: Can I upgrade memory up to 3GB on Satellite A300-145

Hi all.

I want memory upgrade in my Toshiba A300-145.
Now i have 1GB base model and i want to buy 2Gb memory module and so up memory to 3 Gb.
Official specs says that upgrade can be done only to 2Gb.

Question: notebook will see 3GB ram or not?

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Answer: Can I upgrade memory up to 3GB on Satellite A300-145

Hi

This depends on the chipset which is installed in your notebook.

The notebook with the Intel GM965 chipset supports max 4GB RAM but the A300 with the Intel GL960 supports max 2GB RAM.

So check your chipset and you will known if theRAM can be upgraded up to 3GB or 4GB.

Cheers

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Hello,

I have a notebook with the following characteristics:

Product: Satellite A300-20C
Model No.: PSAG8E - 04V00CGE.

Currently it has 2 memory modules and the Operating System (windows XP) reports 2.87GB total memory.
My question is if i can upgrade its memory up to 8GB.
If yes, then which memory modules are compatible with this Notebook?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A300-20C memory upgrade

Your notebook model can be upgraded up to 4GB. You can use 2x2GB modules.
Compatible 2GB memory modules have follow part numbers:
2GB DDR2-667 - PA3513U-1M2G
2GB DDR2-800 - PA3669U-1M2G

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi all

I wold like to upgrade my laptop memory from 4gb to 6 or 8 i got the Satellite A300-23j.

What is the best memory for me?? I will get the Win7 64bit OS
I understood that I will have to do a clean install of the OS, so my 2 Q is where can I get all the programs from Toshiba that I got with the pc?

Thannks for the help

Answer:Satellite A300-23j and memory upgrade

Hello

According notebook specification you can upgrade RAM up to 8GB.
You must use DDR2 800MHz 1GB/2GB/4GB RAMs. If you have 2x2GB at the moment you can buy additional 4GB RAM or maybe two of them to use maximum RAM.

Compatible 4 GB RAM module has part number PA3670U-1M4G.

Win7 drivers download page you can find under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/windows7_drivers.jsp
Unfortunately drivers for your PSAGCE models are not available at the moment. I am pretty sure the drivers will be ready for download next days. From time to time check this page and you will see when the drivers will be there.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 and I want to upgrade the RAM.
My installed memory is PC2-5300 555 but I can?t find the available is 667.

Is it possible to use that kind of memory module?

Answer:Satellite A300 - memory upgrade and module compatibility

Hello Harold

Yes you can use it. Compatible RAMs are:

1GB DDR2-667
PA3512U-1M1G

2GB DDR2-667
PA3513U-1M2G

Bye and good luck!

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We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 is not supported by Toshiba nor by Microsoft.
The only possible way to upgrade (go from 1 installation with some data to Win7 and keeping your settings and data) is from WinVista SP1 or later.

So regardless of how You look at it, You need to get XP out and either begin with WinVista factory installation + any 1 million updates that were released after this, OR
you can boot up from the Win7 media directly and install clean.
The second method saves a lot of time BUT have some negative side effects - namely not all drivers and utilities will be available in the final system if installed clean.
Some packages from WinVista works well in Win7 and are for that reason expected to be in the system during the update.
Hence, if You do a clean install, they will be missing.

However, they might not cause any trouble for You if they are not there, but that is not known until You're there and can see what You are missing.
Basic functionality should be expected though (WLAN, LAN, Sound, video....so on)

So, think about what You want to do and get busy with either recovering your unit with the WinVista set, updating, and then running the Toshiba Upgrade DVD, Win 7 upgrade and finally the Toshiba upgrade DVD again, OR just install Win7 clean + adding as much as possible / needed from the Toshiba Upgrade DVD.

Good luck!

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Does not work with 3GB or 4 GB memory, only 2 GB!
And if I plug one memory module of 2 GB in bank1 (bank0 is empty) - it's does not work too!

It's happened with 3 notebooks. (Sorry, my English is not good :) )

Answer:Satellite A300-1G2 does not work with 3GB or 4GB of memory

Did you think about one fact that the notebook doesn?t support 3GB or 4GB RAM?
No?
Maybe you should check the user manual firstly which is preinstalled on the notebook.

I think you would find very important info.

Notebooks with Intel Mobile GL960 chipset supports max memory capacity of 2GB!!!
As I?m not mistaken your notebook was equipped with the Intel Mobile GL960 chipset so the case must be clear now?. or not?

Additionally is important to know that you have to use always first memory bank/slot (bank0) if you are using ONLY one memory module!!

Bye

I think you can assign 10 points ;)

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So I'm new to this forum so firstly greetings to all!

I'm planning to buy the Satellite Pro A300-1EA and I've come to the conclusion I need to buy more memory than the thing has already installed (2048MB).
I've tried searching for some information through Kingston and OCZ, but haven't found anything solid on what memory modules are supported on the A300-1EA.

The A300-1EA is using DDR2 800Mhz type of memory (max. 8192MB) and instead of just dealing with one 2084 module installed, I was planning to get two of those.

Do I need to buy two identical modules, or can I increase the memory by just adding one module to match the installed one?
So if someone has any idea where I could find out the memory modules supported, that would be swell! :)

The other thing is quite the same, but only with harddrives. I've found a lot of potential drives that fullfill my needs for a faster drive (upgrading from 5400rpm -> 7200rpm) but I'm not sure which ones work with this laptop.

After all, I'm in the impression that laptops are not that easy on these parts than desktops.

Thanks ahead!

Answer:Upgrading memory and HDD on Satellite Pro A300-1EA

Satellite Pro A300-1EA belongs to the PSAG9E series and it seems that it was equipped with the Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset.
As far as I know you can upgrade this notebook max to 4GB RAM so I wonder that you said something about 8GB support.
You can upgrade the memory to 4GB and you could use the 200-PIN SODIMM 800 MHz modules.

But to be honest I don?t understand why you want to upgrade it if the Windows OS 32bit will see only 3.2GB due to the 32bit OS limitation.

Regarding the HDD;
You need a SATA 2.5? HDD.

Regards

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So, I now got the laptop on my desk and a new HDD and 2GB memory module arrived in the mail few hours ago... opened the hatch for the memory in the bottom of the laptop and got a clue how to install the thing.

Don't I just have the courage to press it hard enough to it's slot? It starts sliding in nicely but then in some point it just stops going in.. I haven't even opened the HDD hatch yet. Does anyone have any experiences on these tasks that maybe would like to tell me about it..?

Thanks fellow 'puterists!

Answer:Memory and HDD update on Satellite Pro A300-1EA?

Hello

The RAM upgrade procedure is described in user?s manuals. Please check it out.
HDD upgrade is also not complicated but can you please tell me why you want to update HDD on brand new notebook?

Is there no enough free space or what?

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My notebook has a memory capacity of 320GB but is split into two different sections each containing 150gb.
My first section is almost complete. Will it automatically just start saving into the next memory capacity ?

Answer:Satellite A300 and 320GB Memory on HDD

hi,

> will it automatically just start saving into the next memory capacity ?

No, it won't . You will get a message like ,,Low space available on C ,, But you can move files/folders to local D: manually. Remove unnecessary stuff from local C:

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Hi all

i have a toshiba a300 that i am sorting for a mate.
Its a little bit slow so I've upgraded from 1GB ram to 4GB as i am aware this is the max the system can take.

Now the system recognizes both sticks of ram, however when i go to fresh install windows 7 it wont let me.
So have used UBCD (ultimate boot cd) memory tester and the laptop shuts down.
So i tried with 1 stick of 2 GB this works in one slot but not the other.

Would i need to do a bios update or is this a motherboard issue.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - RAM works only in one memory slot

Hi,

what is the model/part number on the sticker? Some CPU's/Chipsets are limited to 2GB in total.
You may be able to get a 2GB module working in the first slot but that may cause instability.

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Hi everybody.
I need to increase video memory, but I didn't find where I can do that. (It was written that on this comp can be up to 1gb of video memory (from full 3,25, but now due to easy calcularion is about 128.) There is no such option in BIOS.

Please help to solve this problem.
Thanks

Answer:Increase of video memory on Satellite A300-20H

As far as I know you cannot do this manually. It depends on RAM in your notebook and it will be set automatically.
With more RAM more memory will be used for graphic operations.

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*I want to work with my A300 without Shared Memory!*
*Can I or not?!*
*and does Toshiba have a Notbook Product , that it doesn't have Memory Shared?!*

Answer:Satellite A300 - Can I work without shared memory?

Hello

I think it?s not possible to work without shared memory because the graphic card needs video RAM and this is depending on the RAM.

If you want to work without shared memory you need a full graphic card with her own memory and this is not possible because the mainboard and BIOS does not support this or let?s say there is no slot where you can put in the graphic card.

Bye

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-20P laptop and the MS DUO memory card stopped working.
It always asks to format the card.

I have tried three memory cards of the same type but still same problem.
All the cards work in my PSP and my Sonyericsson mobile as well as all hp laptops.
I gave the laptop to the Toshiba service center here in Bahrain and they tell me this card is not compatible with Toshiba? but this card has worked before in this same laptop...

My laptop is not even four months old and this is the reply i get.
What is the use of two year international warranty if they cant rectify problems...

Please help me? so sad i bought a toshiba laptop....


thanks

Answer:Satellite A300-20P - MS Duo Pro memory card does not work

Hi

The notebook?s Satellite A300-20P card reader support these cards:

SD Card 8MB-2GB
SDHC Card 4GB-16GB
xD picture card 16MB-2GB
Memory Stick 8MB-256MB
Memory Stick Pro 256MB-4GB
MultiMediaCard 8MB-2GB
miniSD (with adapter) 32MB-2GB
microSD (with adapter) 512MB-4GB
Memory Stick Pro Duo(with adapter) 256MB-4GB

As you see the Memory stick Pro Duo is compatible and can be used with adapter. But only card up to 4GB are supported.

In your case I recommend removing the card from the card reader slot.
- Then to uninstall the card reader driver in device manager.
- Then to download the card reader driver from the Toshiba European driver page.
- Then to install the card reader driver
- reboot the notebook and check the card reader again.

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hi i was checking methods on how to make my graphics card work a little harder and people kept telling me to dedicate some memory to my video.
these are my settings right now:

total graphics memory: 358 mb
*dedicated video memory: 0 mb*
system video memory: 128
shared system memory: 230

so i was looking for a solution on how to do that and i found this :
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRBDNDvMwU]

but i cannot get to this menu,

please help,
Nathan

ps. do u think this graphic card is good enough to play new games? (eg. cod5, far cry 2, etc.)

Answer:Re: Satellite A300: How to dedicate video memory

You didnt include a model number, what is the Graphics Card? I'm guessing its an ATI Mobility card of some sort.

Anyway, you should be able to play those games if you use a low resolution and/or disable AntiAliasing, HDR, Bloom, and other high graphical settings.

I believe the Video Memory size is dynamic according to the amount of System RAM.

So if you upgrade the RAM to say 2GB or 3GB, the VRAM allocation should increase. Check your Users Manual for more info.

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Hi,I need to upgrade the memory installed on my PC.  It is currently 2GB DDR3 RAM and would like to upgrade it 4GB. I can't find the model and serial number on my PC and no idea how and where to buy additional RAM. Also, is there any online help I can use in upgrading the RAM? Appreciate your immediate help.  Thanks.  

Answer:A300 IDEA CENTRE MEMORY UPGRADE

Hi medinac, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
The A300 support docs are here:
 
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/UserGuide/Guide_list.aspx?CategoryID=994528
 
The Hardware Maintenance Manual describes how to upgrade the RAM.
 
According to the icbook, the RAM is PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity, and there are two slots.
 
Hope this helps!

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Hello everybody!!!

Can I change my HHD Hard disk with an SSD Hard disk at this model?
Because this one supports only SATA2, will I have problems with compatibility?

thanx in advanve guys

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I need to upgrade my laptop
Product Name = TOSHIBA SATELLITE A300-15D
Operating System = Windows Vista Home Premium

My problem is that I am fed up with windows vista which I have on my laptop I am searching for more than 6 months how to upgrade and still I didnt get a useful way now what i want to do is to purchase the upgrade from you because I want to continue on the original operating system which but with the latest version so please advice and help

Answer:I need to upgrade my Satellite A300

Hi

Since few years I use A300 too and have pretty good experiences with this machine. To be honest I was not happy with original Vista version.

I have done follow steps:
-I?ve upgraded RAM
-I?ve bought 265 GB SSD
-and last step was Windows 7 installation.

Believe me machine runs like a ?rocket?. Windows 7 is fully supported and all drivers, tools and utilities you can find and download from Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

All stuff should be installed following right installation order. If you need some help or assistance please let me know.

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Hello from greece,

I have toshiba satellite A300-1MM an now when finished the education i won t to upgrade my laptop.
For this motion i will change the ram the processor and the hard disk.
But i don't know i f the system will recognize it.

_Below quote you the features that i want change_

Fisrt from T3200 (1MB cache 2.00 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) to
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T9400 2.53 Ghz 1066 MHz 6MB CPU
Second from 3 gb ram to 8gb
Third ocz vertex 2
Fourth another video graphics a dont know particular

?hanks for your time

Answer:Satellite A300-1MM: RAM, HDD, CPU upgrade

To be clear: HDD and RAM upgrades are supported.
CPU upgrade is not supported due to several reasons. Check lease - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

You must understand that hardware upgrade on mobile machines is pretty limited due to specific construction and cooling system. I don?t know for which kind of operations you use your notebook but my A300 runs perfectly with Win7 32bit and has enough power for everyday activity and all multimedia operations.

Upgrade RAM to maximum and be happy with it.

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Hello to all I have Satellite A300-247 PSAGCE.
I have memory 4 RAM. My question of alphabets I can upgrade to 8 RAM?

Thank you to all soneg78 Jerusalem

Answer:Re: RAM upgrade on Satellite A300-247

Hi

According the notebook specification you can upgrade RAM up to 8 GB.
You can use 2 x 4 GB RAM with part number PA3670U-1M4G.


Bye

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hi everyone,

I have Satellite A300 Hi and wonder if it is possible to change a graphics card in this laptop A300 (ATI Radeon 3400HD)?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A300 GPU upgrade

Hi,

Read here from *Toshiba Technical Support*

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=13

As you see, Cpu and Gpu upgrade isn't a good idea. Even if your motherboard can handle it but Bios is not pretested for it. Anyway, you should contact the Asp (service center), they can say exactly if it supports or not.

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Just wondering, can I upgrade my T3200 2x2,00GHz, 1MB, 667FSB with another, which has more cache and maybe higher frequency?

TNX

Answer:Satellite A300-1MT - Can I upgrade the CPU?

Many people want to upgrade her CPU but to be honest this is not very useful.
A newer or faster CPU costs a lot of money and maybe it will not work. Furthermore Toshiba does not support the CPU upgrading.

This could be useful for you:
http://195.182.196.33/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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Hi all,
Quick question. I have still six months toshiba warranty on my A300-1ED. Notebook is very good. Never fail. But it lacks in performance so i want to upgrade my PDC T2390 to some C2D class processor.
Tell me truth what model of C2D my A300-1ED will run (mainboard and bios)? T7500? T5750? What FSB frequency? 667 or 800?

Anyone do this before?

Thanks for all advice!!!

Answer:Satellite A300-1ED - CPU upgrade from PDC to C2D

Hi

First of all you would lose the warranty if you would disassemble the notebook!
This should be clear for you.

Secondly there is no warranty that your notebook would run properly and stable after such CPU upgrade.
I?m thinking about compatibility issues between CPU and BIOS since BIOS was not pretested with other CPUs.

However, I read some threads here about CPU upgrade and some users done this?
Seems that some notebooks run without any big problems after CPU upgrade but I think this is not regular for all series?

Maybe this topic could be useful:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53802
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums//thread.jspa?messageID=205508

Greets

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Hello,

I have Satellite A300-210 and I want to buy SSD disk. Can I input in into second place for disk in my notebook? I can't find there any connection to the disk.
I even can change my disk for the new disk.

I have one more question is there SATA 1 or SATA 2 interface.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Upgrade with SSD

Hi przybi,

It?s no problem to install SSD into second HDD/SSD place if there is an additional connector for such a drive.
If you don?t have a second SATA connector you can only exchange the current HDD with your new SSD.

Regarding SATA interface: I think it?s SATA2 already but it?s not important. Newer SATA2 drives are compatible to old SATA1 interface. :)

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I swear I read somewhere you can in the BIOS settings, but can?t find any info in the user manual. Any ideas?

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1BZ can you allocate any system memory to the graphics?

When you start your notebook you will see way to enter BIOS settings ? Press F2 to enter BIOS settings?

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Hi,

I've got some real problems with a brand new Sattelite A300 1QD.
After updating Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit (Service Pack 2) Vista doesn't start anymore. After the forst reboot it showed up a message:

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000221
Info: the file is possibaly corupt. its header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

After booting from the original Vista Home Premium CD or the Systembuilder OEM another Error appeared:

Error: 0xc000000f
\Windows\system32\winload.exe missing or corrupt

Even pressing F8 during booting doens't work. I have no chance to even start a repair becuase there is no option i could choose.

After some reboots the A300 seems to have some problems.
Some times the Display won't start, after another it doesn't boot, hanging up during selftest etc.
I reseted the BIOS Options to default but it doens't help.

The A300 is one week old. Am I allowed to remove a RAM bar without loosing warranty?
I've read that sometimes it help. I was able to do a memtest witth vista. It says that some Hardware Conflicts appeared.

I'm desprate, please help.

EDIT:
I did another memory test with linux 64bit (openSUSE 11.1) and many erros occured.
What can I do now? The Notebook is a present fpr my girlfriend on Monday the 15th. Can I order other RAM and send the broken one back with an RMA-Numbor or something?

EDIT2:
I recognized, that sometimes, when I start the notebook, the power led is lightning up, ... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300-1QD - Won't start sometime and errors in memory test

Hello

Normally I would suggest you should check the RAM with a special tool because the issues could be related by the RAM but you have already done this.
And yes it seems that the RAM must be replaced.

You can exchange the RAM yourself without loosing the warranty this isn?t a problem. RAM upgrades or exchanging the RAM can be done from user without loosing the warranty.

But you can also bring the notebook to an authorized service provider. They can exchange the RAM and it should be for free because it?s warranty.
Maybe you should contact them and ask how long it takes if they exchange the RAM for you. It takes only few minutes.
On the Toshiba website you can search for the nearest ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider

I hope I could help you a little bit.

Greets

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Hello,
My question is, "Does the A300/M00 have room for Intel Turbo Memory and if so is there a tutorial to placing the module in".

Regards,
Matthew Gill.

Answer:Does the Satellite A300/M00 has room for Intel Turbo Memory?

I dont think it does. Intel dropped the Robson cards earlier this year due to the lack of performance benefits.

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My question is, "Does the Toshiba Satellite A300/M00 have room for Intel Turbo Memory and if so is there a tutorial to placing the module in".

Regards,
Matthew Gill.
 

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Hello all,

Could you please suggest a program to test the mainboard of my laptop Satellite Pro A300 and RAM on reliability and compatibility issues.

Thank you.

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A300 - Program to test mainboard and memory

Hi buddy,

There is no software tool to test the mainboard. This can only be done with special diagnostic tools from an authorized service provider.

But for the RAM there are several diagnostic tools like Memtest86. It?s DOS based diagnostic tools that checks every sector of memory with different methods. Really nice freeware tool that you can download here:
http://www.memtest86.com/

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Hi..

I have satellite a300-148, I upgrade my laptop RAM from 1 to 2Gb but the VRAM is still 128mb. and in the toshiba site write this:

((Graphics adapter:
manufacturer : Intel?
type : Intel? GMA X3100
memory amount : up to 358 MB total available graphics memory with 2 GB system memory
memory type : shared ))

But my laptop graphics adapter not (intel GMA X3100) it is (mobile intel 965) how can i solve this problem?
Is there different between the two adapters? how to increase my laptop graphics memory size?

Please help me....
thanx

Answer:Satellite A300-148 how to increase graphics memory size?

Hi

>how can i solve this problem?
Problem? What problem?

Take a look here on this Toshiba hardware specification page:
[Satellite A300-148 |http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=150445]


Notebook supports Intel? GM965 Express chipset but the graphic chip is Intel? GMA X3100
As you can see the memory type is ?shared?
What does this mean?
This means that graphic card shares the memory with the main memory. Everything is controlled automatically by graphic card driver.
If the graphic card memory is required then graphic driver would assign the memory automatically to GPU.

Hope this helps...

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My TOSHIBA Satellite A300-1MM has 3072MB of DDR2 800MHz but the memory works at 667MHz. Is there a posibility to make the memory to work at 800MHz?
Since my laptop came with ddr2 800, why not to work natively at this frequency?

Maybe a future BIOS update will solve this problem.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MM - can I make the memory to work at 800MHz?

hi tony_roti,
sure a bios upgrade will do the job and let your hardware speed up....

as far as i know the speed of the memory bus is depending on the used chipset..

are the used memory modules both the same (brand, modell, speedstep)?
is your chipset able to handle that speed?
ask "sandra" if your chipset is able to run 800mhz bus speed
install the correct chipset driver
are you sure that the application reports the correct value?

as long as the modules are compatible they will run also at lower speed...

and no idont know which speed the memory has to run on a a300...
who cares if the system runs stable...

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Hello there,

I have a satellite A300-1J1 laptop and I was wondering if it will work with SDHC Cards.

Could some kind informed person tell me if I can use them in this model laptop.

Thanks.

Answer:Does Satellite A300-1J1 supports the SDHC memory card

What does the user manual said?
I know what it said?.

It said you can use the SDHC Card 4GB-16GB

Greets

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Just want to know, can i change my 250GB, 8MB, 5400rpm SATA HDD in my laptop with this one
HDD 500.0 GB WESTERN DIGITAL Scorpio Blue 5000BEVT, SATA, 8MB c., 5400 rpm

Will it work, or should i better ask, will my laptop recognize it??

tnx

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1mt - HDD upgrade question

Hi

I think the notebooks BIOS should recognize the new HDD.
The new HDD is a SATA HDD and this is most important thing.

You need a SATA 2.5? HDD!
The size and the speed are not really important because the new SATA controller should handle such HDD trouble free.

Greets

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Hello,

I am thinking of buying a satellite A300-15B, which sounds like a great machine for its price, but when I asked at the store if I can upgrade to Vista 64 bit, they told me that I cannot do that.

What is the point in having 4GB of RAM then (expendable to 8 GB?)?

Can someone please confirm if I have the option to upgrade or not? (Live in the UK)

Thanks

Answer:Can I upgrade a Satellite A300-15B to Vista 64 bit?

Have you checked Vista 64-bit drivers and tools availability on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com ?

Check if the drivers are available for this notebook model ? PSAJ4E.

>What is the point in having 4GB of RAM ?
Good question for Microsoft. ;)

By the way: maximum RAM capacity for this notebook model is 4 GB.

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Hey,

So the old HDD in this laptop is on its last legs and I'm looking to replace it and upgrade the RAM at the same time. If you guys know how much RAM the chip set can take and if a SSD SATA 2.5 is okay to replace the drive with that would be great. Also any suggestions on best RAM and HDD would be much appreciated.

Model : A300
Part #: Psag8u-0el01x

Answer:Satellite A300 - HDD and RAM replacement/upgrade

Good old A300. I had it 2 years ago. It is very good old machine and it runs very well with Win7.
I don’t know how many RAM you can use with it but I think from 4 up to 8GB should not be problematic. SSD is very good solution. Your A300 will run pretty fast and much faster than before.
I can recommend you Toshiba or Samsung SSDs. I’ve tested both models on different machines.

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Can I put SSD to my computer and what size is available?

Answer:Satellite A300-17S - Can I upgrade with SSD drive?

Hello

Yes, you can also install a SSD instead HDD this should be no problem because the notebook supports already SATA interface. So you need a 2.5? SSD that will fit into your computer.

The HDD exchange is described here:
[Satellite A300 - How to replace first HDD?|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=127]

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When I want to upgrade my bios 2.70 win, there is an error and the program says that it couldn't find bios.wph file. So I cannot upgrade my BIOS.

Thank you for your help.
Vehbi Tirnakli M.D.

Answer:Cannot upgrade BIOS for my Satellite A300

What exact error message appears?
And most important, have you unpacked the BIOS files, after downloading? If not, do that and try it again.

BIOS update version depends on what operating system you are using. I guess you have WinXP installed if you use version 2.70. For Windows Vista you should use version 1.30.

Please check the right BIOS versions.

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Hello,

I purchased a Toshiba A 300 in May so I am not eligible for a free upgrade. I have these questions that I wasn't able to answer after extensive trips to the Toshiba and Microsoft websites:

I assume that if I purchase the Windows 7 and install it (clean install) I would lose the ability to use some of the Toshiba functionality and the recovery partition functionality which is based on Vista for my machine.

I'd be happy to pay for an installation CD from Toshiba that would create a clean install of Windows 7 on my machine with the original Toshiba software as well as create recovery partitions.
I just haven't found any mention of it anywhere. It all about the "free upgrade" which I don't qualify for by virtue of one month. Can anyone out there point me in the right direction?

Many thanks,

Dave

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade on Satellite A300

Hello Dave

Your notebook is delivered with preinstalled Vista. Vista recovery image is saved on second partition in folder called ?HDDRecovery? and there is no some kind of ?special hidden recovery partition?.
You can install Vista on your notebook so often you want and after fresh Vista installation you will have ?factory settings?.
You can install Vista from HDD using F8 and ?repair my computer ?option or you can install Vista using installations DVD. This DVD must be created by you using preinstalled "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator". Please create this disc; maybe twice to be sure you will not lose it. After creating this DVD you can do with your notebook whatever you want. You can delete whole content and ?kill? all partitions. Using created DVDs you can have everything as before.

So now you can install new OS. I agree with you and best way to install Win7 is clean OS installation using Microsoft installations DVD. When Win7 support starts all Toshiba drivers and Toshiba specific tools and utilities will be offer for download. All this Toshiba stuff you can install alone and you don't need Toshiba Win7 recovery media.

If you have more questions let me know.

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Hello

I got Satellite A300-23J and I was wondering if it can work with Windows 7 (I think it can but must be sure). More important if I will upgrade my Vista Home Premium throw the Toshiba upgrade plan could I get Windows 7 professional?
And when I upgrade will all the Toshiba programs will still be on the PC and will still work?

Any help would be great!!!!
Thanks in advance!
Shaked

Answer:Satellite A300-23J - Can I upgrade it to Windows 7?

You will get the same Win7 version as your current Vista version.

So if you have Home Premium installed, you will get a license for Windows 7 Home Premium.
If you have Business installed, you will get a license for Windows 7 Professional.

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Hi,

I would really appreciate some help as I am going around in circles. I have a Satellite Pro A300-1C2 and I want to replace the HDD and install Windows 7, whats the best HDD I can get for the laptop?

Also what's the maxium RAM I can install into the Laptop.

Any advice would be great the machines running poorly at the moment and I think the HDD has a bad sector in it.

Cheers,

James

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1C2 - HDD upgrade advice

Best HDD? For this question I don?t have precise answer. You don?t need best but compatible HDD. According notebook specification your original HDD was 250GB SATA HDD.
In my A300 I have Samsung HDD inside. Visit your local dealer and buy high quality SATA 2,5? HDD with 300 or maybe 400 GB. It will be enough capacity I think. It can be Toshiba, Samsung or Hitachi HDD. Check the prices and make decision.

RAM upgrade: your notebook can handle with 4GB RAM. not more than that. If you have 2 GB inside you can buy one more RAM module with 2GB. Compatible 2GB RAM has part number PA3513U-1M2G.

Bye

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Hello everybody!

I have a satellite A300-1a9 (Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, Ati 3650, WXGA lcd 1280*800, 2 hard disks etc...) running Windows XP + SP3 + Toshiba utilities etc...

These are my questions...

1) Can i upgrade the CPU to Core 2 Duo P8400?
(I know that T8300 and P8400 use the same socket)

2) Can i upgrade my WXGA (1280x800) screen to a WXGA+ (1400*900) or WSXGA+ (1680*1050)?
How this will affect battery consumption?

3) Having the computer plugged in (a/c power), when i close the lid, computer goes to standby mode.
When i open the lid, computer wakes up.
Unfortunately, having the computer running on battery this is not the case.. I open the lid and nothing happens,
i have to press power button to wake up pc...

can i fix this?


thanks in advance...

Answer:Satellite A300 - CPU & GPU upgrade questions

Satellite A300 is newest notebook model and I am wondering you think about such hardware upgrade after so short time of use.
Generally speaking such upgrades are probably possible but definitely not supported by Toshiba.
On other way such radical upgrade like display upgrade is definitely not logic to me. You probably know how expensive such parts are.

In my opinion you should sold your notebook and buy new one with exact hardware like you want to have.

What to say about last question? Please check all settings in system settings and be sure you have chosen right option when notebook is on battery or plugged in.

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Hello!

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1MM laptop.
It is running Windows Vista that came preinstalled.
Can I upgrade it to Windows 8?
Thanks for advice.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MM - Can I upgrade to Windows 8?

Generally speaking your old A300 is not supported for Wn8. It is supported for Win7 only. Not even A500 is supported for Win8 upgrade.
I have it too but running with Win7 32bit and I?m very happy with it.

As far as I know Vista to Win8 upgrade is not supported so what you can try is to install Win7 and install upgrade for Win8. With drivers and especially with Toshiba specific tools and utilities can be a bit problematic but you can try to use stuff offered for newer notebook model.

Unfortunately on this forum we don't have much information about such upgrade.
If you will try to install Win8 please post some feedback.

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This model i have has a 250GB hdd installed, Could i take it out and say put a 320GB hdd in instead. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite A300-1J1 - HDD upgrade to 320GB

Yes it could be possible to use a bigger HDD like a 320GB HDD.
The notebook supports a SATA controller so there shouldn?t be an problem!

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Sorry for mistakes, english is not my native language.
I want to ask a couple of questions about upgrading a300-144.

*Some info first.*

CPU: T2370 ([http://ark.intel.com/products/34445/Intel-Pentium-Processor-T2370-1M-Cache-1_73-GHz-533-MHz-FSB]).
Chipset: GM965 ([http://ark.intel.com/products/29821/Intel-82GM965-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller]).

*Questions.*

1. My notebook memory frequency is 533 MHz, memory controller supports 667MHz, memory modules can work at 667MHz. Is this because CPU FSB frequency 533 MHz and new CPU with 667/800 MHz FSB will fix it or this is hardcoded in BIOS?

2. Intel says that max memory size for my chipset is 4 GB (2x2 GB), but Toshiba says that only 2 GB (2x1 GB), who is right?

3. As I know, socket of my CPU is μFCPGA-478 aka socket P, max FSB 800 MHz, max TDP 35 W, so will T9500 ([http://ark.intel.com/products/33918/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T9500-6M-Cache-2_60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB]) be compatible processor or there are some limitations in BIOS?

Answer:Few questions about upgrade on Satellite A300-144

>1. My notebook memory frequency is 533 MHz, memory controller supports 667MHz, memory modules can work at 667MHz. Is this because CPU FSB frequency 533 MHz and new CPU with 667/800 MHz FSB will fix it or this is hardcoded in BIOS?

The speed of the memory is related on hardware. This means that FSB is responsible for the limitation.
If FSB would allow support 667MHz then the memory would run also at this speed.

>2. Intel says that max memory size for my chipset is 4 GB (2x2 GB), but Toshiba says that only 2 GB (2x1 GB), who is right?
The memory depends on chipset. So if chipset supports the 4GB RAM, you should be able to upgrade this to 4GB RAM

>3. As I know, socket of my CPU is ?FCPGA-478 aka socket P, max FSB 800 MHz, max TDP 35 W, so will T9500 (http://ark.intel.com/products/33918/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T9500-6M-Cache-2_60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB) be compatible processor or there are some limitations in BIOS?

It could be possible that the new CPU would not be fully supported by BIOS but in most cases it should not be a problem if the chipset would support the new CPU.
But as far as I know the CPU upgrade is not supported by Toshiba or any other notebook manufacturers and its your own risk to run notebook with new CPU.

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Hi.

I plan to buy the Satellite Pro A300 1NT but want to be sure that I will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 and specifically the touch screen features.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my question.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 1NT - Possible to upgrade to Windows 7?

Hi!

I think nobody can say if the Satellite A300 compatible with Windows 7.
Windows 7 is not on the market yet and it I think it will take few times to release.

And the Satellite A300 has no touch screen so I think you can not use these features on this notebook.

Bye

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Hey there,

sorry I'm a n00b, thus forgive me if it has been asked before.

I do have a
+Satellite A300, Dual Core T6400 @ 2GHz+
my graphics is a
+ATI Mobility Radeon 3650+ and it is NOT ENOUGH... especially for editing full HD videos

Q: +would it be possible to upgrade my graphics+ (not sure whether it's a chip or card)?

Thanks for reading ans answering, your help is greatly appreciated

tOm

Answer:Satellite A300-25K - Graphic upgrade possible?

Hi,

Please, read here http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=13

As you see, Cpu and Gpu upgrade isn't a good idea. Even if your motherboard can handle it but Bios is not pretested for it. Anyway, you should contact the Asp (service center), they can say exactly if it supports or not.

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Hello

I would like to replace the internal disk drive in my Satellite A300-1J1 laptop. Despite searching the Toshiba websites I cannot find out sufficient information about the specification to ensure I buy a fully compatible drive. I would be grateful if someone could advise the required specification for suitable drives (250GB and above). Are installation instructions available please?

Thank you for any help you may be able to give.

Answer:Re: Disk upgrade for Satellite A300-1J1

The computer contains an extremely low-profile and lightweight, high-performance HDD.
The HDD incorporates 9.5 mm and 12.5 mm height magnetic disk and mini-Winchester type magnetic heads. The HDD interface conforms to Serial ATA.
Storage capacities supported for your notebook model are 120, 160, 200, 250, 300, 320, 400,500 GB.

Just be sure you will order SATA HDD.

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I want to upgrade CPU on my Satellite A300-PSAGCE, BIOS 2.20.

Now I have Core2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz - PPGA478 (Socket M)
PM45 (Revision / Stepping 07 / B3) + Intel 82801IM ICH9M (Revision / Stepping 93 / A3)

Intel website - Compatible Processors

Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9800 (6M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9500 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9600 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9700 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8800 (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8700 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P7570 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T6670 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9100 (12M Ca... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade

Generally speaking Toshiba doesn?t support CPU upgrade so before we start discussion about CPU upgrade check follow Toshiba document at first - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Hi everyone,

after few years I decided to spend some money to upgrade the RAM.
Now, I am quite stuck to understand what to do.

I have always known that my notebook may be upgraded to 8GB.
I also have many references for this information:

- model: Satellite A300-1Q PSAGCE-07000QIT
(http://www.toshiba.it/discontinued-products/satellite-a300-1qp/)


I physically checked the slots: there are currently two slots of 2GB each.
As non-expert, I thought that the most logic way to upgrade such a configuration is to buy other two chips of 4GB each to reach the 8GB.

However, it seems that this combination is not feasible becasue I do not find it (I checked on Kingston and Amazon website). The RAM upgrade I would like to achieve is:
-DDR2
-800 Mhz
-8GB

If this can be of help I jot down all the data on the other two RAM modules:
2GB 2Rx8 PC2-64005-666-12-Z3
800 Mhz DDR2-SDRAM

Can anybody help me to figure out what to do for upgrading the RAM to 8GB?

Many thanks,

Francesco

Answer:Satellite A300-1QP - RAM upgrade question

Hi

The notebook was equipped with the Intel GM45 Express chipset and according to Intel ARK page this Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset is able to handle the 8GB RAM
The chipset seems to support the 667MHz / 800MHz / 1066MHz modules

If you want to upgrade the RAM up to 8GB RAM, the best option would be the usage of 2 x 4GB SO-DIMM (DDR2 800Mhz) modules
The present modules has to be removed and replaced with two 4GB modules.

Usually you can use different brand modules but cheap modules can cause many different and strange issue. Therefore I would recommend you to purchase good quality modules like Kingston, Toshiba, etc?

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I have the Toshiba Satellite A300-1G5 which has the Intel GM965 Chipset. The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection was preinstalled in it.

Currently I want to upgrade it to the Intel N wifi 5300 wirelss card. Is it possible to do this?
As I am not sure whether the motherboard is compatible with it.
If yes, Is there any guide on how to do it?

Thanks

TipTip

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5 - Can I upgrade it to WiFi draft N?

Hello

It?s not possible to upgrade the notebook to draft N only with a new WiFi card.

Draft N uses 3 antennas and all older standards uses 2 antennas. So your notebook has only 2 antennas and so it?s not possible to use draft N.
You can install an WiFi card with draft N but it will not work with draft N.

I hope I could help you a little bit.

Greets

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Hi,

in the recent c't Magazin (germany) there was a very good article about replacing the wlan card with a newer 11n(draft) 300Mbit Card. They said it would require your notebook to have the card accesible (it is) and to have two antennas (it has). 11n can or does use three but it does not require all three.

The mag said, some manufactures prohibit this and present you an bios error if you replace the card, some dont and even provide help and instructions.

So my questions are:

1. Does Toshiba allow me to change the card or do you have to use "tricks"?
2. Does Toshiba offer some original parts to upgrade or do you have to use third party parts?

Thanks for any adivce or help!

Mirko

Answer:Upgrade WLAN card 11g to 11n on Satellite Pro A300-15U possible?

That?s not so easy.

Look on the notebook bottom side. There is a label and there you should see that WLAN card is built in.
If the card has A/G or B/G standard, then the notebook does not support the N standard because for the new N standard you need 3 antenna cables and the old standard has only 2 antennas.

I hope I could help you a little bit.

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I decided to upgrade my old Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 PSAG9E-00700TTE Vista to Windows 8.

After two trials it was succesful. Vista was driving me crazy and when I decided to give to my son, I wanted it to function better.

Toshiba does not seem to be willing to give support to the older models. (older than 3 years.)

I can't even find this model code in the lists, the website does not seem to recognize the serial number.

Therefore all the tools provided for Windows 8 upgrade are irrelevant.

I have come accross with some minor problems before, but Toshiba Turkey never responded the messages, even the ones concerning new products when I considered buying a new notebook. At the end I went for an Asus, which outdid my expectations.

I don't expect any support this time either, due to the past experience. But I still want to try one last time.

Is there a way to get the hardware in this notebook work under Windows 8?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAG9E - Win 8 upgrade issues

>Is there a way to get the hardware in this notebook work under Windows 8?

Satellite Pro A300 is not Win 8 supported? this means that you will not find Win 8 drivers for this series? but of course you can use Win 8 on this unit.

In some cases the common Win 7 drivers would be compatible.

Also the Toshiba tools like VAP (value added package) for Win 8 can be used but you have to look for a Win 8 VAP released for other newer models.

Touchpad driver can be downloaded from Synaptics driver page? also other drivers like LAN or WLan can be found on chip manufacturer pages.

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Hey there, sorry if this has been asked before but my search was not leading anywhere.

Currently I do have a

- Satellite A300-25K (with painful Windows Vista Home Premium),
- Intel Dual Core T 6400 @ 2GHz
- 4GB RAM
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

I wish to *upgrade to Win7* (in hopes of less pain)

Q:

- Would it be *possible* to upgrade to Win7 *64bit* version?
- Would it give me some *advantage* over the *32bit* version?

Your help is greatly appreciated, thanks for spending the time reading and replying

tom

Answer:Satellite A300-25K Upgrade to Win7, 32 or 64 question

Hello

I have installed Windows 7 on my Satellite A300-1LI and can confirm that everything works perfectly. I am very satisfied and it runs really good. I use it for 6 months now and until now I didn't notice any problem or some strange issue.

I have done clean Windows 7 installation and not an update.
If you need some assistance with Win7 installation let me know.

I don't know which version do you use now but if you use 32bit you cannot upgrade it to 64bit. It must be clean installation.
Advantage? I didn't test it on my satellite with 64bit but theoretically OS should use more hardware resources but it can happen that many software you use is not designed for 64bit OS.

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Hello.

I have Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW with BIOS 3.5 version. Can I make upgrade it to 1.7 version which i will download from Toshiba site?
Whay i want to do this?
Because I have a lot of problems with this notebook. For example:

1) Slow system loading on Compatibility mode
2) When I will set AHCI mode and install SATA drivers then loading is faster but I have problems with Critical Error

I don't know what to do :/ Maybe I have bad drivers (it is not possible because all drivers are from Toshiba site) or maybe I didn't install some drivers (there are a lot of drivers on Toshiba site, I didn't download and install all of them)

Can someone write the list of drivers which i need to install?

Thanks in advane and have a nice day.

Yours,
Tralla

Answer:BIOS Upgrade on Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW

Hello Tralla

As I can see you have already posted one thread with the same question and I am wondering you ask the same again.

You have these ?problems? because you didn?t install WXP properly. If you want to have well preinstalled WXP and use it with full speed use AHCI settings in BIOS and load WXP with all SATA drivers.
After doing this notebook will run fast, you will not have problems and BIOS update must not be done at all.
This theme is discussed very often on this forum and please take a little bit time and check this forum about WXP installation using SATA driver.

Bye

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Hello.

I decided to upgrade BIOS on my Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW
I found something like that http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?FID=TRO0000000b07 but I can't found Satellite A300 there

After downloading BIOS Update from Toshiba site and unzip it I have something like that:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1120/67302832.jpg

What should I do now?

Answer:Satellite A300-1MW - BIOS upgrade instruction

Hi

The BIOS update should be executed from running Windows system.

Have you tried this?

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Hi,

I wanted to ask, how can I upgrade to Vista 64bit without loosing all the software I got packed with my Toshiba Satellite A300-1EG laptop?
Would I miss the Toshiba disc creator and so on?
Is there a way to extract them somehow from the recovery DVD?


Thanks

Answer:Question about 64-bit Vista upgrade - Satellite A300-1EG

Please don't mix two different things. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are not the same and if your notebook is supported for 64-bit Vista version you can find all drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Have you already checked this?

BTW: recovery image cannot be used for single parts. It can be used as package only.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 1J1 which I would like to use for gaming. It seems to play the older games alright but I recently bought some 2008 games and it is really slow.

What can I do to improve the way this machine plays the latest games?
What do I need to have upgraded?

Thank you.
Joe

Answer:Re: Can I upgrade my Satellite A300-1J1 gaming capablities

Does it have Intel graphic card? This might be the problem..
Well in my knowledge I think you cannot upgrade the graphic card of A300.

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Hi,

I bought my A300 with Windows Vista on board, afterwards I was provided with Windows 7 upgrade DVD.
Unfortunately I have lost the disc and as far as I know even if I use Toshiba recovery solution I will be back to Windows Vista. Is there any option to request the Wind 7 delivery or I have to buy the new one ?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite A300: Missing DVD with windows 7 upgrade

As far as I know this was special offer from Toshiba when Win7 was launched. I think you cannot order it anymore.
What you can do now is to buy original Microsoft Win7 installation disc and install clean Win7 version on your A300. I have the same machine and Win7 runs perfectly on it. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba support page.

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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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I'm upgrading the hard drive of my *toshiba a300-1mz*, but I'd be sure that I can use the *recovery disks* maked at the first boots for the s.o. (vista)

I expect your support...
thank you very much...

Answer:Satellite A300-1mz Can I use the recovery disks after a HDD upgrade?

Hi

Yes, you can do this!
If the HDD has been recognized by BIOS then you should boot from Toshiba recovery disk in order to reinstall the OS which was preinstalled by Toshiba.

Greets

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Hello,

I bought Toshiba Satellite A300-24X notebook WITHOUT preinstalled operating system.

I'm running Linux and I want to upgrade my BIOS from version 1.8 to 1.9 via some DOS/FreeDOS utility.

The main problem is what the BIOS flash utility running only under Windows OS.

Why Toshiba do not provide DOS flash utility for people who bought notebook without Windows OS and want/need to upgrade BIOS without buying/installing Windows OS only for these purposes???

Is it possible to upgrade my BIOS (Insyde H2O) with some DOS flasher?

regards,
Zarko

Answer:BIOS (Insyde H20) upgrade from DOS - Satellite A300-24X

Hi

You could update the BIOS using the floppy disk but you would need a traditional BIOS update.
But fact is that ONLY Win-based BIOS is available on the Toshiba page and it can be updated only running a Windows OS.

But as far as I know the local ASP (authorized service partner) in your country could update the BIOS using a floppy disk.

So if you need the BIOS update and don?t have installed Microsoft Windows OS then you would need to contact the ASP guys.

Bye

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Can I upgrade my Vista Home Premium to Windows 8?
Satellite A300-1MC

Answer:Can I upgrade Vista Home to Windows 8 on Satellite A300-1MC

Hi

Yes you can:
http://windows.microsoft.com

Installation of Win 8 should not be a problem but you will need to search the Win 8 drivers at your own hand since I did not find A300 in the list of supported models which would get the Win 8 drivers

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G'Day All,

I have made 2 posts to Microsoft Discussion groups:

*Post 1:*
G'Day All,

Just upgraded two (networked) Vista Systems to Win 7 HP (32-bit).
Minor network/Homegroup problems - all resolved.

Desktop - Fine.

Laptop - ??
Toshiba Satellite 300.

After restart, any login shows 'Performance Options' dialog - no pagefile.
Administrator a/c may change (Automatic/Managed/Manual) - 'Restart required'
as expected.

GoTo previous paragraph (loop).

Any offers?

Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia



*Post 2 (Self-reply):*
For those who may follow ...

The solution may be found at:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/ec146153-6439-4d09-be00-1798990e6d2f

>Run the following from an elevated CMD prompt:
> sc config afs start= disabled
>
>(note that the syntax of the command is very particular -
>there is no space before the =, but there is one after it)
>
>Then, reboot.
.....
>To start an elevated CMD prompt, click the start orb,
>type cmd.exe {in the search box at the bottom that has the focus},
>and then in the list right-click CMD.exe and choose "Run as Administrator".

AFS - APPEARS TO BE a distributed network filesystem ...

It would be wonderful if somebody knowledgeable could clarify all this ...
... how it came to be on a Toshiba laptop ...
... Could it be "SQL Server Active Directory Helper" (the only difference
between deskto... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300 - Windows 7 post upgrade issue

Hi mate

First of all it seems that it?s not clear for you that this is a user ? to user forum?
You can start a discussion with common Toshiba notebook users?

Back to your posting;
To be honest it?s not clear for me what you are talking about or what the problem is?

You try to upgrade the Vista to Win 7?
Well, please note that there are some installed applications which could not be supported by Win 7!


Maybe you should take a look here:

+Windows 7 upgrade: Step-by-step Upgrade Guide+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9902P60000R02.htm

+Windows 7 upgrade: Notes and Restrictions+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9A02PE0000R01.htm

Check it! Maybe it could be useful.

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Hello,

I can't find the way to upgrade the graphic "Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family" on Toshiba satellite A300-1J1 :
- all downloaded drivers show a error message which explain that the computer is not fit ;
- Intel website told me it's a specific driver they can't give but I have to find it on the constructor website ;
- Toshiba website can't offer me only an old version of driver (2008) & can't show the model (satellite A300-1J1) in the list of Labtop.

So, how can I update the driver of the graphic Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family on my satellite A300-1J1 ?

I have already upgraded a lot of computers but here I waste many hours without find a solution... :-(

NB : I need to update this driver in order to to use OpenGl.


Thanks

O.D.

Answer:How to upgrade Mobile Intel 965 driver on Satellite A300-1J1?

Hi

The latest driver for the [Mobile Intel? 965 Express Chipset Family|https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Graphics& ProductLine=Laptop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct =Mobile+Intel%C2%AE+965+Express+Chipset+Family] can be downloaded from the Intel page.

But to install such driver, you have to use the advanced installation procedure.
Download the ZIP package containing the latest driver.

Then go to device manager and choose the graphic card. Now click on the driver update button

As I said above, you need to choose the ?Advanced? installation procedure which allows you to point to the driver folder you have downloaded from Intel page.
The system should pick up the driver files and the driver should be updated.

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HI all,

i have with me toshiba Satellite A300 notepad.
Bought from UAE. I just upgraded my pc to windows 7 and it seems to have effected my battery life, i guess.

Anybody has idea about hw long the battery last , i mean hours.

Now i can use it only for nearley 30 min... Some blog answered me of updateing the bios.

Is that realley the reason or is the problem of windows 7,or with my battery,experts please advise.

Many thanks,arundev vb

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - short battery life after upgrade to Win 7

Hi

I?m not sure if the BIOS update would help you but if the new BIOS is available for you notebook series, then it?s worth to update it.

But you should also check the Win 7 power management settings.
Please check this Toshiba HowTo:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=41

It?s about vista but Vista power management is very similar to Win 7.

There you should change the options to ?more battery friendly?.
Check this!

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Hello everybody,

I just did an upgrade for my Satellite A300 to Windows 7 32. I started my laptop and everything was fine but after I write my username and password and log on my display goes black.
I can hear that it is working but I can?t see anything.

When I used the safe mode it worked fine. I checked the display info and it said unknown
I downloaded the latest drivers for ATI card from the Toshiba site but when I installed it, it said driver not detected because I think I am in safe mode and it is not connected and I can't install it in normal mode because I can't see anything

What should I do?

Please help

Answer:Display issue on Satellite A300 after Win7 upgrade

Hello

It is not easy to say what is wrong there. I have Satellite A300 too and since last week I use Win7 too.
On my notebook everything works perfectly.
I also found small Toshiba group on Facebook and one guy there described how to install Win7 on Satellite A300. If you are on Facebook too you can check it HERE .

I recommend you to install Win7 again following installations order posted there.
If you have more questions please let us know.

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Does anyone know where I can upgrade my Toshiba A300 PSAG8C-02W13 Motherboard? This is the worst laptop I have ever thought of getting!

The graphics card is terrible and cant play any game! I mean what is this im wasting my money on this garbage so you guys can convince me to buy another motherboard for this garbage! I never even knew they put this stuff in a laptop!

Can someone tell me where and how I can upgrade my laptop!? Its funny how the only reason I am upgrading this is because of the terrible graphics card!

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAG8C-02W13) - Can I upgrade the motherboard?

You cannot upgrade the Mainboard in laptops due to their custom design.

Unfortunately you chose a laptop with an Intel Graphics Chip, which is designed for business use, not gaming.

You would need to sell this laptop and purchase another model with an ATI or nVidia graphics card.
The A350 has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 which is designed for games.
Here's a link to the specs: http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?lg=en&section=1&group=1&product=8970&c ategory=

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Hello,

I need an advice. I've just took a 1GB memory (Samsung) module from older model Satellite A200 and put it to my newer model Satellite Pro A300. The following is the information about SPDs:

_Original one (that was installed on factory):_


DIMM1: Kingston (2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
Manufacture Date Week 20 / 2009
@ 333 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 200 MHz 3-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-26-2-3-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

_From old Toshiba Satellite A200:_

DIMM3: Samsung M4 70T2953EZ3-CE6
Manufacture Date Week 42 / 2007
@ 333 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-35-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-28-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 200 MHz 3-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-21-2-3-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)


According to the information provided was it a good or bad idea? I mean the differences in SPDs and will it affect on performance, stability, etc.?

Thanks very much for your time!

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - RAM upgrade from older A200 model

Hi xosman,

According the information you posted it seems that the other module from Satellite A200 has the same specifications so if your notebook works with this module it?s no problem I think.

Satellite A200 and A300 using the same DDR2 memory modules so changing the RAM is no problem.

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Hello.
I have A300-PSAG0E with Insyde 1.8 latest firmware.
All work great.
But when I try to upgrade memory modules from 2Gb (2x1Gb) to 4Gb (2x2Gb) Windows do not want run - BSOD Bad_Pool_Header.
OK - memory modules All Samsung and when I test Memory modules one by one (by memtest+) - only 1 SODIMM module with 2 Gb RAM - All modules test OK and on ONE 2Gb module Windows work and on the another module Windows work too. But when I put in slots 2 modules 2x2Gb and try run memtest - memtest freeze and on the screen I see color blocks. And Windows cann not run on both modules, but on one or one another module works correctly.

Where is the trouble?
Thanks.

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Hi

Please I need your help.

I have my Satellite A300-15D and I have got a problem with my sound.
When I upgrade to Vista ultimate or go back to XP my sound turns very bad quality and i tried to update drivers and utilities but no way and finally I have to go back to Vista home that came in recovery.

I hate that and I need a solution.

please reply

Answer:Bad sound quality after XP or Vista upgrade on Satellite A300-15d

Hi

What do you mean exactly by "bad sound quality"?
Is it too low or what?

The A300-15D seems to belong to the PSAJ4E series.
The Conexant audio driver for Win XP and vista is available on the Toshiba European driver page.

I've got the same sound chip in my notebook and the sound is ok... I have also noticed that I've got a SmartAudio in the control panel.
This seems to be a additional tool to improve the sound quality.

Maybe you should check this.

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Hi :)

i'm quite a new user to laptops...
Can graphic cards like nvidia geforce be installed in my Sat A300?? to what max extent of mem can i install??

Answer:Satellite A300: graphics card upgrade question

No, the graphic card cannot be upgraded.
In most cases (except of MXM module) the GPU is soldered on the motherboard and I don?t think you could remove it.
But even if you were able to remove the chip you will not find any GPUs which would be compatible with notebooks motherboard and BIOS.

So in my opinion you should forget this upgrade?

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Hello.

I got 2 problems with Toshiba tools on my Satellite A300-15B (Vista)

1. The alert reminding me to register my computer appears at every system startup, and i have already registered my computer some time ago...
I tried to turn off the alert, but once i used an option of turning off registration alerts, it turned gray and nothing changed. What should i do to get rid of this alert? :)

2. Toshiba Tempro reminds me of upgrading firmware of DVD-ROM. But i can't find if my version should be upgraded... The readme file wants me to check if i got "TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-1632H (TO02)", "TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-1632H (TO01)" or "TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-1632H (TO03)" ... But i got "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA T-40N (JT03)". Maybe i've done something wrong...

I'd be glad if someone answered my questions. :)

Answer:Firmware upgrade & Registration alerts on Satellite A300-15B

Hi

Regarding the point;

1) This alert can be disabled very easily in ?MSCONFIG?.
Use the command msconfig to start the system configuration tool. In the tab called ?system start? (it?s a second last) provides a list of applications which loads automatically when Vista is loading.
There you could try to disable (unmark) the application which is responsible for such alerts.

2) Tempo alerts always if a new drivers was released on the Toshiba page.
The point is that many different notebook series were equipped with different CD/DVD drives. So possibly the firmware is not available for your drive and the update is not needed?. Anyway; my recommendation is; never change a running system and don?t updates anything if it?s really not necessary ;)

Regards

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Hi there,

Im not sure what to do. And I cant seem te find an answer trough google.

I have a satelite A300 notebook and want to upgrade to Windows 7 But im not sure if I need to upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit version as the OS I have now is vista 32bit. Or can I also update to Windows 7 64 bit version. I dont know if the system can handle and coop with the 64bit version.

Is there someone with a clear answer??

many thanks in advance

GReets Gerald

Answer:Satellite A300 - Upgrade to Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?

after an extended research my question has been answerd by microsoft trough:
[http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions]

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Hi,

I was trying to upgrade the BIOS after reading an alert from TOSHIBA TEMPRO, after some time, it didn't seem to launch so I ran it a second time, then both BIOS application showed up in the taskbar only and it froze while I didn't start upgrading or anything, I had to power off.

I tried to reboot but now, it just stays on black screen ( the monitor isn't even powered, as if the system wasn't running ), all leds are powered with the "accessing hard disk" flashing, the led from the DVD reader keeps on flashing while making a noise every 3 seconds or so.

I've read on the forum that there may be no solutions but to take it to an authorized service provider, but I'm willing to take any possible solution before doing it.

Thanks for any advice.

Alex.

Answer:Satellite A300 Won't boot after powering off during BIOS upgrade

Hi, mate

Unfortunately, you need to reflash the Bios as something gone wrong during update. You should contact the Asp and ask them to reflash. There is no other way to get your laptop working.

Good luck!

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When i enter my Satellite Pro serial number, it says that it is not found on the database and I can not go any further to get Windows 7.

Can anybody help?

Answer:My Satellite Pro A300 serial number isn't found & cannot get Win 7 upgrade

Hi

What notebook model do you have exactly?

What Toshiba website did you use for Win 7 upgrade?

Are you sure your notebook is supported and Win 7 upgrade ready?

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Hi!

I'd like to know if somebody has got the same error message when trying to install new sound driver update on the model A300.
''Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MEDIA device for this driver.'' If someone solved the problem please help.

Regards,
JP

Answer:Satellite A300 - sound driver upgrade failed

Which driver version? Which operating system?

Hey buddy nobody here can read your minds. Please explain a little bit better the whole situation.

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I bought a Satellite Pro A300 which came with Windows Vista pre-installed on it. I was offered a Windows 7 Uprgrade for ?30 by Toshiba which I purchased and received 2 discs:

1) Windows 7 Upgrade disc
2) Toshiba Win7 Drivers Upgrade disc

I have upgraded successfully however the Toshiba Drivers disc does not list my notebook model. I tried installing the drivers on the disc for OEM software such as the web cam drivers (which are unavailable online) but they're not working. Also now my DVD drive won't open and I can't view the disc contents??

Can someone advise who I get in touch with about getting a suitable disc for my model notebook?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300: Win 7 Upgrade DVD does not list my notebook model

Hi

What notebook model do you have?

Did you try to choose another model instead of your notebook model?
Do this!

I read about similar question here in the forum and the user could solve this choosing another notebook model number.

By the way; all Win7 drivers can be downloaded from the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Cheers

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Is there any possible way in the world that i can upgrade my graphics card to make it faster and/or better.

Thanks a million in advance, Levi

Answer:Satellite A300 (PSAGCA-08W01N) - Upgrade the graphic card

Hi

I have noticed that this question is asked pretty often. Did you found similar threads and have you used the forum search before you started this?

It seems that a graphic card upgrade is not possible and you can check this here:
[Is it possible to upgrade the CPU or GPU of a Toshiba notebook? |http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=13]

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I'm getting frustrated so I've come here to see if anyone knows a way to help resolve this issue.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 which came with Windows Vista 64-bit pre-installed. After about a year or so of having the laptop, I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. In the process, I believe the driver to my webcam (Chicony usb 2.0 camera) was deleted.

When I go into devices manager in the control panel, the webcam isn't listed; neither is "imaging devices."

I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."

If anyone knows how to fix this, please, I beg you, let me know.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Chicony webcam not working after windows 7 upgrade

> My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."
> I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

This means that the webcam driver is not installed properly.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page and install the right webcam software/driver for this notebook model.

If the installation fails, restart the notebook and tries again.
This should solve the issue.

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Hello

Is it possible to somehow "upgrade" 5 in 1 card reader in order to read Memory stick duo *PRO*, as for now this reader reads only memory stick duo (which is not in use any more with sony photo/cameras).

Thanx

Answer:Satellite A300-N20 (PSAGUE) - Can I upgrade 5in1 card reader?

Hello

The card reader on a notebook can?t be upgraded. As far as I know it?s soldered on the mainboard and so it?s not possible to exchange it with another model.

So if you want to read cards they are not supported from the internal card reader you have to buy an external reader. I have also such an external card reader from Kingston. It was very cheap and can read all available cards.

Greets

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Hello all

I have a question about my laptop it has a HD3470 256mb mxm II video card it's a 64bit memory interface
I would like to upgrade it to a 9600m GT 512mb mxm II card that is a 128 bit
What I do know for sure is that the A300-o2c019 has a 3650 128 bit witch I assume that mine can handle the 9600m gt
The 9600m gt uses 20 watts and the 3650 uses 35 watts so I have been told but am not sure about the 3470 on how much watts it uses.


So in the end is it safe to use the 9600m gt in my Satellite A300-06H019??

Thanks for reading

Chris

Answer:Satellite A300-06H019 - Special Edition Video Upgrade

Before we start discussion about GPU upgrade check please follow document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

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Thanks in advance for your help :)

Answer:Can I upgrade the graphics card in an Satellite A300 (PSAG4A-02M00M)?

If you would search a little bit in the forum then you would find more threads regarding this theme.
And all threads provide the same answer; No it?s not possible to upgrade the GPU.
The GPU is a part of the motherboard and you cannot remove it because it?s soldered.

Bye

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Floor of year back I have bought the laptop Toshiba SATELLITE A300-1EG (Short Model No PSAG4E) . Because of some problems it was necessary to reinstall Windows.

When bought in the laptop stood Windows Vista Home. Now to me have established Windows Vista Ultimate. A problem with some drivers, I can not adjust brightness and sharpness of the screen, and screen prompts do not work. Writes "or for screen prompt the updated video card is required, or the video card compatible with Direct3D" is required.

Help please!

Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - after upgrade to Vista Premium missing some options

Hi

I think you didn?t install the right graphic card driver?
It seems your notebook supports the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphic chip and I think you should simply reinstall the graphic card driver placed on the Toshiba European driver page?

What do you think?

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Hello to everybody,

I'm italian, I've a Satellite A300 with Vista Home Premium, I payed 30 euros for the free upgrade to Windows 7 that reached my house yesterday. I received 2 DVDs:
- 1 to "make ready" my laptop : *TOSHIBA UPGRADE DVD*
- 1 to upgrade the O.S. : *WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM UPGRADE DVD*

+The first step:+ to use the first DVD: all right, "the system is ready to install Windows 7, please insert the second dvd". When I insert the second one, I accept the license and after that, the first step of istallation: *"system compatibility check"*
*This steps is my problem.*

I restated more than 10 times the praxis but it jams at that step, I left laptop at this step all night long but today morning it was still there, no advances, it's obvious that there's a problem, but I cannot understand if it depends on my laptop or on the DVD.

I tried to start the laptop with Windows 7 DVD inside, the system start by the DVD but it ask me to format the partition in which are vista files and this is not an upgrade. I bought an upgrade just to not delete previous programs and to not format the first partition of my laptop's disk.

How to do, whom can i turn to?
Does anyone have the same problem?
Does anyone know an escape?

thanx 4 your replies

Dread One

Answer:Satellite A300-1RZ - Windows 7 upgrade stucks on first step of installation

Hi Dread One

That?s strange because I didn?t have a problem with my upgrade disk from Toshiba. Everything worked fine! :)

I don?t know if you read this but here is a step by step upgrade instruction:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9902P60000R02.htm

As you can read before upgrade you have to remove some programs if they are installed on your computer.
Check this!!!

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Hello,

Since I upgrade my system to Windows 7 64bit my webcam don't work. After installing the driver I keep getting the message "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer". The camera also don't appear in the device manager and the mic don't work also.

I have a Satellite A300-1LT.

help!

tal

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi pro.surfer,

Do you know the forum search? If not you should use because you will find many threads with this error message and a lot of useful instruction what do to.

I don?t know which driver you mean but you need the Camera Assistant Software for webcam. The microphone is a part of webcam so you have to install the webcam driver. ;)

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Hello,

I am sorry for bad English.
Satellite A300.
Conducted updating to Win7 on the program Toshiba Upgrade.

Does this program work;
TRDC Reminder and Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator after updating to Wins7?

The program TRDCReminder did not find "Renewal of computer".
On the program Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator was created and that incomprehensible?

If is not it these programm how to recover computer in the case of failure?
Does Tempro work in Win7?

Many thanks.
With kind regards.

Igor.

Answer:Satellite A300: Does TRDC Reminder & Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator work after Win 7 upgrade?

Hello Igor

In my opinion you should create recovery disc before you upgrade it to Win7. I have done the same.
Later if something goes wrong you can use your discs and install Vista again using created recovery discs.

I don't understand why you want to wait and create these discs after upgrade. This recovery disc creator doesn?t create recovery image of current state but always the same recovery image you got with your notebook.

Tempro should work in Win7 too.

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Hi all,

Is Satellite Pro A300-1NT (or Satellite Pro A300-1GT) eligible for adding a second hard drive?

Thanks,

Peter

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1NT (Satellite Pro A300-1GT) -- second hard drive

Hmm?. As far as I know you cannot use an second HDD in this notebook.
There could be an second HDD bay but this would not mean that an usage of second HDD would be possible.

What you have to know is that A300 series has been equipped with different motherboards and not all mobos provides an second HDD controller.
If you want you could remove the cover secured the second HDD bay and could check if connectors are available.

If not then you cannot connect and use the second HDD.

Bye

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I upgrade my laptop's ram to 8GB (2*4Gb). A 64-bit version of Windows 7 shows that I have 8GB of memory but there is only 3 GB of usable system memory. How i can use the 8GB. My version of the Bios is 2.00. In the Bios, i have not found the option "Enable the memory remapping feature".

Answer:Satellite A500-1GR - RAM Memory upgrade but 3GB usable system memory

Such option doesn?t exist in BIOS and the whole thing is controlled automatically. BIOS update will not change anything.
As far as I know on Toshiba notebooks you cannot ?force? notebook to use defined amount of RAM.

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Hi!

There is some trouble with the builtin card reader in my A300-1NO. If I put an SD card into it (SD or SDHC), it wants to recognize the cards as XD memory cards. So in the Device Manager window is a "Ricoh xD-Picture Card Disk Device" appearing now, with a yellow exclamation mark, and the card is not appearing as drive at all.
With Memory Sticks there is no problem, the reader handles them with almost no trouble.

I did try to reinstall the drivers by executing the setup "Card Reader Ricoh", which is downloadable from the toshiba website, but it didn't help.

So what's next?

Answer:Satellite A300-1NO - Card reader and SD memory card problem

Hi!

Have you removed the old driver before you installed the newer one?
And can you format the SD cards using the Toshiba SD memory utility?

Normally the card reader should be able to read SD cards and SDHC cards too. Did you try cards from different manufactures?
I use SanDisk Extreme III cards and don?t have problem with these cards.

Bye

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
DDR-SDRAM, SO-DIMM
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.

Greetings

L0nestar

P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

Answer:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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I did a BIOS upgrade from version 1.6 to 2.10-win at the recomandation of the Toshiba site, for my notebook A300 1N0 - PSAGUE model.
Touchpad not working anymore. I have 2 operating systems, XP and W7 and is the same.

I boot the notebook with Live Windows CD and Live Ubuntu CD and nothing changed.
The mouse is working but the touchpad is still dead.
Any advice?

How can I find the old version of BIOS to make a downgrade ?

Answer:Satellite A300 - BIOS downgrade after BIOS upgrade

Try to contact Toshiba authorized service provider in your country. They have access to Toshiba database and access to BIOS archive.
I am sure they can send you old BIOS version and you can downgrade BIOS on your notebook.

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Why does the Satellite A300-1EC stand dearer as Satellite A300-1EG, but on configuration loses him?

What is their substantial distinction in?
What model of notebook can advise, in this price range?

Answer:What is the difference between Satellite A300-1EC & Satellite A300-1EG

Hello

Satellite A300-1EC belongs to PSAG0E group and Satellite A300-1EC to PSAG4E. When this model numbers are different that means they don't have the same hardware configuration.

The first one has Intel 965GM (Crestline) graphic controller. The second one has ATI M82XT (256MB). The HDD capacity is not the same. The first one has 160 GB HDD and second one 250 GB.

So that is the difference between these A300 notebooks.

In my opinion the second one is better. You must make your decision and choose the right one.

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