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How to upgrade memory expansion on Satellite A100-192

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

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

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

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

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

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

TIA for info.

Answer:Upgrade memory for Satellite A100-02M

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

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

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I 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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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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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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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'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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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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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'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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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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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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*Good at all.*

I am a happy owner of a Satellite A100-044 with Windows Vista based.
I read the manual that I can expand the RAM up to 4 gb. I purchased 2 by 2 GB bars on the site of Kingston but do not work together. I also updated the BIOS. I asked explanations to Kingston but I have not yet responded. Someone can help please?

Thanks.
DoPPioClicK

Answer:Satellite A100 - RAM expansion to 4GB

I don?t think that you can upgrade this notebook up to 4GB.

Check this:
[Memory for Toshiba Satellite A100-044|http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=28855&ft=m&st=3]

Here you can find the info that this notebook supports max 2GB memory (2 x 1024MB)

Bye

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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 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 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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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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Hi,

I have a Satelite Pro L10 which has only 128mb RAM. I'd like to increase this but can't find any information on this in the Manual.
I'd like to know,

How much RAM I can put in the L10 ?
What type of RAM does the L10 take ?
Is this as One stick or two ?
Where can I buy this type of RAM ?

regards

David U

Answer:Satellite Pro L10 memory expansion

Hey there ,

There is no internal memory , 2 slots available, 128 or 256 MB in 1 slot, PC2100 DDR-RAM 333MHz , 1024MB max

You can buy the RAM from anywhere :) from any computer store or online from Toshiba.

Cheers

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Dear Forum,

I found no futher details to my problem in the past posts.

I own Satellite L40-137 (PSL40E) and tried to increase the RAM-Memory from 2x1GB to 2x2GB.

In a datasheet I found a max. capacity of 4GB, but with both chips the computer is not booting.
Equal if I only install one of them in any of the slots it runs normally.

Isn't this computer able to handle 4GB?

I also found no information about the latest Bios. I have V2.80 installed.

Any help and idea is welcome ans sorry for my english.


Best Regards and a Happy New Year!


Christian

Answer:Satellite L40-137 - Memory expansion from 2 to 4GB

Your notebook model cannot handle with 4GB. Max RAM on this notebook model is 2GB only.

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Hi all,

this is my first time here and I was hoping that someone could help me please.

My brother has a Satellite M70 that currently has 1Gb of memory and he was wanting to expand this to 2Gb.
Does anyone know where We can get hold of the parts to do this in Australia, Toshiba's website in Aus does not appear to sell direct or online???

From the technical info that I have it appears that a 1Gb expansion card is part number KTT533D2/1Gi, does this appear correct to those of you that might know???

Don't really know much about this so hope that I don't sound completely stupid!!

Thanks
June

Answer:Satellite M70 - Where to get memory expansion

Yes, DDR2/533 should work.

You can buy laptop memory from many stores. Search google for "DDR2 533 laptop"

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=DDR2+533+laptop&btnG=Search&meta=cr %3DcountryAU

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Does anybody know if i can put DDR2 memory in this laptop.
If i look at the specs on intel of my chipset it should work but i want to be sure.
Specs.: M730 1.6GHz 533MHZ FSB
Intel chipset 915GM
Would like to install DDR2 533MHz memory!!

Answer:Satellite A80-115: Memory expansion

Hi,

the Satellite A80 only works with this memory:
PC2700 DDR SODIMM (333MHz)

The internal clock speed of the CPU has nothing to do with the memory.

Bye

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Hi,

The spec for my Satellite Pro A200-1JV says:-

standard : 512 MB
maximum expandability : 2,048 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

2 x memory slots (1 to configure)

I have inserted two 1024 memory cards but when the machine starts it only sees one of the cards.

I assume that I need to "configure" the second memory slot, but cannot figure out how to do this.

Any help gratefully received

T

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-1JV Memory Expansion

As far as I know you must not configure anything. All you must do is to use compatible high quality RAM module.

Which memory module you use for RAM upgrade (manufacturer)?

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I have a Satellite S1800-514 TV EN with the standard 128mb ram. What is the maximum memory expansion available and Toshiba memory part number for this product please. I tried the product/expansion page but this section assumes that you know the part number that you are looking for.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite 1800-514 memory expansion

http://www.offtek.co.uk/product.php?manuname=Toshiba&maincat=1&subcat=1&mo del=Satellite%201800-514

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Hi, apologies new to this ! I would like to increase the memory of my Satellite A60-672, where can I find out what I need ( including part number) etc

Answer:Satellite A60-672: Question about Memory Expansion

Hi

Your unit can handle with 1280MB max. The compatible modules are:

PC2700 256MB (PA3311U-1M25)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

Bye

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Hi

I have a Toshiba Satellite L30-105 with 1GB of memory (2 X 512MB modules).
I bought 2 X 1GB compatible modules to expand the memory to it's max.

When I install both the new modules the laptop will not bootup. I have tried installing them one at a time and both work individually. I have also tried 1 X 512MB
and 1 X 1GB which also worked.

Can any help on this as I have upgraded the bios but still can't get the it to work with 2GB of memory?

Thanks
Rebmark

Answer:Satellite L30-105 will not bootup after memory expansion

The L30 should be able to take 2x1GB.

Perhaps your memory has a compatibility problem when running in Dual Channel.

What is the brand and model of the memory you purchased?

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Have a Satellite S1900-303, wish to upgrade to 1gb. manual states 144pin so dimm pc133. some websites check recommended memory as 200pin, nothing on Toshiba site on this model, which is correct please?

Answer:Memory expansion for my Satellite 1900

Hello

According the specification this unit can handle just with max 786MB of RAM.
I don?t know how many pins the modules have but I have found that compatible module for your unit are:

PC2100 128MB (PA3126U-1M12)
PC2100 256MB (PA3127U-1M25)
PC2100 512MB (PA3164U-1M51)

Please notice that this machine has two expansion slots but 1 slot is not user upgradable (probably this one with original 256 MB)!!!

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Hi

I am planning to expand the memory of my Satellite 2410-601. It has 256 MB DDR at present. I am planning on using one more 256 memory module to expand the total memory to 512 MB.

What I would like to know is whether I can use any of the DDR memory modules available in market? Would there be any compatibility issues?

Answer:Memory expansion on Satellite 2410

Hi

Do you know this site?
http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=5548&ft=m&st=3

Here you can find the details about compatible memory modules for Satellite 2410-601.

It seems that the notebook is able to handle the 200-Pin PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SODIMM memory modules!!!
You could upgrade the memory up to max 1GB (2x 512MB)

>Would there be any compatibility issues?
Generally you shouldn?t have any compatibility issues. It?s only important that you use the supported modules.

Greetings

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I have a question regarding the memory compatibility.
(The A8-117 is a 1.6 GHz Centrino (Pentuin M processor 730) with 533 MHz FSB, and 2 MB of 2nd level cache, IntelŽ 915GM Express chipset)

At the moment i have 1 chip of 512MB (333MHz, CL 2.5) installed. I plan to upgrade to 1.5 or 2GB. So what bothers me is: can I install a 533MHz DDR2 modules on this laptop (in that case the old 333MHz one goes out)?
At the official Toshiba site only 333MHz DDR are provided, while the 915GM express chipset allowes it.

If 533 is not possible i guess i'll just buy additional 1GB of 333MHz DDR.

Thanks in advance!
Bostjan

Answer:Question about memory expansion on Satellite A80-117

Hello

At first I want to say that is always recommended to use compatible and tested RAM modules. On this way you will be sure it will work well and without any problems.

According the notebook specification you can upgrade RAM to 2GB max and compatible modules are: PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-2M51) and PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-2M1G).

You can use faster RAM modules but for me it is really not necessary. The notebook specification is 333MHz bus speed and faster modules will not help that notebook runs faster. It is better to buy 2 x PA3313U-2M1G and you will have no problem and notebook will runs much much faster than before.

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Hello,

I really enjoy this new laptop. Only having this problem with memory expansion.
It currently has a M2 256gb SSD built in, and I want a 2,5'' 500gb HDD in it aswell.
Therefor I need a bracket.
I have found a picture of this bracket, add in attachments.
Found on the following site (picture 4/8): http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/in...grade-options/
In this picture is no M2 slot to be seen.
Looks like only one of these posibilties has been add into the laptop.

Question is; where can I find this bracket, so I can add more memory to my laptop?

Greetings

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Hi,
I???ve got a Satellite A200-1AB, Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit, which has 1GB RAM (2 memories of 512MB). Now I want to expand its RAM capacity to 2GB. If I only change one of its 512MB memories to 2GB will it work like 2.5MB or it is not possible?
Should I match two memories of 1GB each to obtain 2GB instead?
If I set up 1GB + 2GB will it work as a 3GB?
What is the RAM limitation of this notebook?
Thanks.
De

Answer:Satellite A200-1AB expansion memory

Hi,

when you place a 2GB and 512MB modules together than you will have 2.5GB RAM memory installed. It works, so don?t be in doubt (the times have changed and we live now in a world with DDR memory which is more flexible than EDO-RAM or SD-RAM) the configuration works and it?s possible.
Check this link to learn more about Random Access Memory and its possibilities.

To match the modules is always a good idea since then the modules will work in the "DUAL-Channel mode" together which brings some more performance.
Here?s a link with more informations about DUAL-Channel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_channel

Yes, the 1Gb + 2GB configuration will also work but not in DUAL-Channel mode.

The RAM limitation is 4GB but you cannot use the whole 4GB due some chipset related limitations.
Please check this link to know more about the "4GB Boundary": http://www.brianmadden.com/content/article/The-4GB-Windows-Memory-Limit-What-does-it-really-mean-

Hope that I answered your questions.. :)

bye

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Hi

We have a Toshiba Satellite L30-101 with 512 MB of memory

We also bought 2 X 1GB compatible modules to expand the memory to it's max.

When we installed both the new modules the laptop will not bootup.

We have tried installing them one at a time and both work individually. I have also tried 1 X 512MB
and 1 X 1GB which also worked.

It does appear we are not the only ones with this problem !

1.5 runs much improved on the .5 but it does appear to be a shame to have the other .5 but its unusable !


regards db

Message was edited by: db133

Answer:Satellite L30-101 will not bootup after memory expansion

What brand/model of memory did you buy?

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I found in product specs that this model could have only 128 MB memory expansion. However in user manual they say that also 256 MB expansion is supported. Which of them should I believe? And if 256 MB is supported what is the suitable memory model? Or is the limit really 128 MB and why? For some HW reason?

Where can I find information about how big hard drive is supported by this model?

Answer:About old Satellite 2800-200 memory expansion

Hello,

my best friend has also a Satellite 2800 and we upgraded his notebook up to 192MB.

I talked with a Service Partner and they told me the following RAMs will fit.

PA3003U-1M03 32 MB
PS3004U-1M06 64 MB
PS3005U-1M12 128 MB


With the Part (P) Number you can order it at a Service Partner or a authorized reseller.

Bye Chris

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Wonder if i can upgrade the memory (now 2 x 2GB in 667) with two others in 800 mhz..

Answer:Memory expansion for Satellite A200-23W

Hello

You can upgrade the RAM with 800 MHz modules but as far as I know this will not improve the speed and the RAM will ?only? run at 667 MHz.
The reason for this is that the chipset doesn?t support 800 MHz.

The Satellite A200-23W supports up to 4GB so any upgrades are not necessary.

Greets

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I have a Satellite 1110 notebook. It came with 256 Mb Ram which I increased recently to 512 Mb by adding another memory module in one empty slot. The specifications of the machine say that I can increase the Ram to a maximum of 512 Mb so I am already using the capacity.

Is there any way I could increase the Ram by using the PCM/CIA port or USB ports? Or is the capacity linked to the motherboard and I could only increase it to the given limit only?
Roohbir

Answer:Satellite 1110 - Memory expansion

Hi,

You have answered the question yourself.

The max is 512Mb.

Regards,

Nick

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Hello,
I have a Satellite 1110-z14 notebook. It came with 256 Mb Ram and I will increased it by adding another memory module in one empty slot. The specifications of the machine say that I can increase the Ram to a maximum of 512 Mb but the describtion on the Toshiba site say that I can increase up to 1024 Mb, which conclusion is right.

Can anybody help me to figure out which is the maximum memory expansion.

Thanks Stathi

Answer:Satellite 1110-z14 Memory expansion

Hi Stathi

As far as I know you can upgrade the memory size on your notebook to max 512 MB Ram (2 x 256MB).
On this unit are 2 slots available and you can use PC1600 SDRAM.
Furthermore these ram modules are compatible:

PC2100 128MB (PA3126U-1M12)
PC2100 256MB (PA3127U-1M25)

Best regards

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Hi,
I want to expand my Satellite M100-222 from 1 Gb to 2 Gb. But, when I opened the cover, I couldn't see the second memory slot. Where is the second slot in your opinion. Thanks...

As you realized, not 1 GB and 2 GB. 1 MB and 2 MB. I'm sorry...

Answer:Memory Expansion with a Satellite M100-222

It's under your keyboard. You have to open the panel covering speakers (silver one with Toshiba's special buttons).

Regards

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I was wanting to pursue the memory upgrade for my 6 GB HP-ac143wm...do you have the precise name/type of modules to perform either the 8 GB or 16 GB upgrade? I am a poweruser/programmer and would benefit from more memory. Thanks, Joe

Answer:Memory upgrade/expansion for HP-ac143wm

Here is the Service manual: Manual p. 2 the Manual says 8 gigs is the max. I personally think it will take 16 gigs since it will take an 8 gig module, but to be safe assume 8 is the max.  To go from 6 gigs to 8 gigs you have to discard the existing 2 gig module and replace it with a 4 gig module.  How to on p. 46: 4-GB (PC3L, 12800, 1600-MHz) 691740-005 This is really only supposed to be done by an authorized technician to keep the warranty, but it is actually not terribly hard to do. There are a lot of screws involved, however so if you are not used to tech work you might want to take it to a shop.  Post back if you need more help. the 6 gig to 8 gig upgrade should be somewhat noticeable and does enable dual channel memory operation which is a bit faster than single channel and the extra 2 gigs is needed by any intensive computing. 8 to 16 gigs might not even be noticeable.  This is the module you need: https://www.amazon.com/HP-691740-001-1600MHz-PC3L-12800-memory/dp/B00CI08FX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=... If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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1. Expansion SlotWhat is the expansion slot specification for this model as we would like to add a dedicated graphics card with DisplayPort ? 2. MemoryHow many memory slots does it have on the motherboard ?What type of memory is required ?What is the maximum memory supported on the motherboard ? 












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Answer:XC-704 Expansion Slot & Memory Upgrade

Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country.  With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit...  James

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Satellite 1805-s203
Intel Celeron 800 MHz
128MB expandable to 512MB
15 GB HDD

I've recently installed 256MB of memory and there appeared to be only to slots for memory. To expand my memory to 512MB do i have to remove the 128Mb memory and replace it with a 256?
Also, how else can i upgrade this laptop? Could I increase the HDD? How much could i increase it with 512MBs of memory?

Answer:Memory and HDD expansion on Satellite 1805-s203

Hello

It is not easy to find precise info about older notebook models. According the notebook info it can handle with max 512 MB RAM. Compatible RAM module is KTT-SO815/256 256MB Memory- (Kingston). Using two of them you can have max RAM and notebook will run much faster.

About HDD is not easy to say for sure but I think you can upgrade to 30 or even 60 GB, but 30 should not be problem.
Bye

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What memory types can be used for a S1800-204, Product No PS181E-0F2DC-SW ?

Answer:Question about memory expansion in a Satellite 1800-204

Hi there,

if you want to expand your memory then these modules are the one you need:

PC100 256MB (PA3069U-1M25)
PC100 128MB (PA3005U)
PC100 64MB (PA3004U)

You will need PC100 memory and you can upgrade your system to 512MB of RAM max. .

Greets

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I have a toshiba 2450 and want to install an extra 512mb of memory. I can't find where to put it in . There is nothing on the bottom so i suspect it is under the keyboard. I can't seem to get the keyboard off.
All the screws are taken out on the bottom. It also peels up on all 4 sides. It seems to be caught in the middle somewhere. Can someone please tell me how to seperate the top so I can get to the memory.

I do not know what to do from there..

Answer:How to install some memory expansion in a Satellite 2450?

Hi buddy,

did you really took all screws from the bottom out? What you?ve described sounds like a screw in the middle of the bottom of the machine is still holding the keyboard.

Please give some feedback if you succeded or not.

greets

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Hi,

I would like to upgrade the memory in my Satellite 1110-Z15 laptop and have been trying to find a list of approved memory manufacturers from toshiba, with no luck.

Does anyone know of any approved manufacturers for toshiba laptops as i cannot find the type of memory required on the toshiba electronic components site?

Thanks,

Sherbert

Answer:Memory expansion for Satellite 1110-Z15 laptop

Hello Sherbert

I have found information that your notebook can handle with 512 Mb max. I suppose that your unit has 256 MB already. You can use second 256 MB module and put it in a second slot.

Part number for 256 MB memory module is PA3127U-1M25.

Bye

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Hi,

I have a Satellite Pro 4700 and two memory modules:
1. Samsung CL2 144-pin SODIMM PC100-222-620 128 MB
2. NEC 144-pin SODIMM PC100-222-620 128 MB

Each of these modules works great separately.
When I put both in to achieve 256 of ram, the system won't boot under Windows XP - just tells that driver pci.sys is missing/corrupt. Proposed repair with XP setup disk hangs at the end.

Is there any good advice or similar experience (I noticed that there is a BIOS upgrade for 4270 - is that key)?

Regards,
Ed

Answer:Memory expansion issue on Satellite Pro 4270

Hi

Maybe this document can help you http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330181

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I'd like to upgrade the RAM on my Satellite 2450-101. Some websites (mainly Crucial) say I can have a maximum 2GB RAM, but others (mainly Kingston) give a maximum 1GB. Can I expand the RAM to 2GB?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Satellite 2450-101 - memory expansion - what is the maximum?

Hi there,

since that intel mobile chipset is in your machine you can only upgrade to 1024MB (1 GB) MAX. Ram. Any other informations are surely not true. :)

Greetings

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I want to expand the memory of my U200 but not sure where to locate the expansion slots. Nothing in the user manual helps.
Not really wanting to take the thing apart if I do not need to.
Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite U200 - Where do I find the memory expansion slots?

Have you checked the ?User?s Manuals? document, especially page 157?

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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 there,

I have bought 2x2GB memory cards to insert into the RAM slots in my Satellite A200.

However I can't remove the old cards because one of the plastic latches that releases the card bay is broken off.

Doesn't anyone know how to activate the spring to get the cards out despite a missing latch?

Thanks!

Jules

Answer:Satellite A200 - memory expansion card latch is broken

managed to move a metal clip without zapping anything and the modules are working fine.

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I have an A200-1M7 laptop. I just want to upgrade the memory to 2+ GB. What i have planned is that to buy 2GB DDR2 to replace one 512MB. Where can i get a single 2Gb memory card which is authorised and compatible with this model?

I didn't get any options in Toshiba site.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1M7 - Expansion Options - Upgrade to 2GB DDR

A good brand-name memory module with the same speed and timing should be fine. I believe Kingston memory is a good choice.

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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 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 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,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi there,

I have an Equium A100-027 notebook with 2 x 512 MB RAM installed. I'd like to add extra memory.

I have used Crucial's (www.crucial.com) website to scan my system and recommend memory modules. According to Crucial the A100-027 will support 2 x 2 GB modules giving 4 GB in total.

However a quick search using Google suggest I can only install 2 x 1 GB (2 GB in total) modules.

Can anyone clarify please.


Thanks in advance,

Stephen

Answer:Question about memory upgrade in a Equium A100-027

hi mate have a look here, i think its only 2gb... http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=28154&ft=m&st=3

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Hello there.

The time has come to upgrade my laptop, but I'm not sure how to get the full 4 GB RAM in to it.

Toshibas page for this computer says I can have 4 GB but also that its two memory slots will only cope with maximum 1024 MB cards. Is the extra only achievable through vista ready boost or something??

It currently has two '512mb pc5300 667mhz' cards in it.

Please help me....... I am looking to order these items very soon and I do not want to buy something that wont work.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Equium A100-02L: Question about memory upgrade to 4GB

Is there nobody who can shed any light on this problem for me ?

Toshiba page.

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.c...9&DISC_MODEL=0

Includes.

standard : 1,024 (512+512) MB
maximum expandability : 4,096 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
expansion module sizes : 256, 512, 1,024 MB

The information is there. How is it interpreted ?

Thanks.

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Hi,

first post here. I just got myself an A100-338 and it comes with 2 x 512mb sticks of pc2-4300 ddr2 memory and I want to add a further 1gb. Do I need to buy 2 x 512mb sticks or can I buy 1 x 1gb stick? Does it make any difference if you mix different sizes of memory?

Thanks

Answer:Equium A100-338 - memory upgrade question.

Hi Jonathan

What do you want to do?
Do you want to upgrade the memory to 2GB?

How do you want to upgrade the memory to 2GB using 512MB modules? ;) 4 x 512MB???
Sorry but something like that is not possible.

The notebook supports only 2 memory slots
Therefore you have to use 2 x 1024MB memory module. Are you agree?

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