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Satellite A100-692 - how reduce graphic memory?

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

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.

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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 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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Hello all

I need help with some issue:
My system says that I have 2,66GB RAM available for applications, services etc. The rest of it (between 1,1 and 1,3 GB RAM) is shared and reserved for the graphic card. I searched for a way to reduce it via BIOS (how it normally works), tried an update for the bios hopping that it would add this feature. But that wasn't the case.

I can't understand why Toshiba doesn't allow his customers to modifity this setting!
I can understand to put such a setting by default, but also giving an option for advanced users to modifiy this setting.

2,66GB RAM are not very much and I often need more than that... 500MB more RAM for sys would be really nice.
And 64bit OSs are currently not supported in our company.

So does anyone know a way to reduce the shared memory to e.g. 500MB?

My system specs:

Windows 7 Pro SP1 (32bit)
Modell: TECRA R850
Serialno.: 7B042670H
Partno.: PT525E-03E00KGR

Thanks in advanced for your answers!

null

Answer:Tecra R850 - How can I reduce the shared memory of the graphic card?

As far as I know shared memory works automatically and notebook user cannot control it.
It is nothing new and the same principle is on all Toshiba notebooks.

Sorry but there is nothing to do about it.

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Hello,

I deleted wrong things on my laptop and now direct 3D cant run anymore.
I want to install new grafik datas now but i dont know which are the right ones from that long list..

Please help me!!

Martin

Answer:Need graphic driver for my Satellite A100-773

All drivers you can find on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Do you need display driver only or what?
Which operating system do you use?

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Hello Everybody,

my english isnt very good, but i try.
I've buy a TOSHIBA A100-02b with win vista. But Vista dont work with corel 10< or photoshop.
So i remove vista and install xp.

BUT xp don't find the graphic card. ->geforce (i am no specialist).

What have i to do that xp works with this card???
HELP
you can also write me on icq 150667202

THANKS
Patrick

Answer:Satellite A100-02B: Need XP graphic driver

Hi

The Satellite A100-02B is a part of the PSAARE series.
I have checked the Toshiba driver page and found only the Realtek XP sound driver?.

So what to do???? In my eyes only the sound driver was published because other XP drivers can be found and use from another A100 series.

Therefore I would recommend checking other Satellite A100 and Equium A100 series and try to install the single XP drivers.

Good luck?.

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I have purchased an L20 today with 256mb memory in, the video is set at 128mb, can any one tell me how I can reduce this, I have tried in the bios but the only option is 128mb, as a result the laptop is quite slow. I will get more memory when I can, but for now if I can sort this it should help a bit.

Thanks
Simon

Answer:Satellite L20: How can I reduce video memory?

Hi

Which is the exactly name of your notebook - Satellite L20-xxx?
And what graphic card did you use? Intel or ATI?

But I don't understand why you want to decrease the memory.
If the graphic card will need the memory so it will take it from the main memory.
But if the graphic card doesn't need the further memory so it will not share.
All depends on the applications which are running on the OS.

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Recently I've had a GeForce Go 7600 graphic card in my beloved Satellite A100-011 laptop suffer damage due to the known issue with copper thermal bumps on GeForce 7/8/9 series of mobile graphic chips. :_| I work at HP and we get a lot of these problems too, hope Nvidia burns down for this. Card is partially faulty now, 3D is completely busted, but at least 2D works for now.

I've had almost the same problem a year and a half ago when laptop just came out of the warranty and I've carried it to Ideal Electronics, that's the company that provides service for Toshiba here in Athens, Greece.

They were very nice about it and allowed me to purchase additional year of warranty so they could change my graphic card for free. I've took a snapshot of that faulty graphic card they replaced, here it is:
http://img357.imageshack.us/i/12062008gq8.jpg/

However, when I went today to that same company for the second time after the second card suffered the same fate as the first, I wasn't so lucky. This time around there was some kid there who tried to convince me that graphics on this model can't be changed without changing the whole motherboard.

I've tried to explain him that they've already changed graphics in my machine without changing the board, but he arrogantly stood his ground, so I turned and left, since changing the board too would cost more than this laptop is worth.

The only option left to me if I want to save this laptop is to somehow get the graphic card and ch... Read more

Answer:Satellite A100-011 graphic card replacement

Never mind, I've got the answer from Toshiba service point in another country.
They also told me they tried several different Toshiba cards in that model and no other would work. :(

New one is over 300 euros, but maybe I'll be lucky enough to get a used or refurbished one for some reasonable amount.
No use spending money to repair it when it will just brake again.

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

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

Hi George

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

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Hello,

I've bought a Toshiba A100-253 and I would like to upgrade the driver of my ATI Radeon Mobility X1600. What's the last driver ?

Answer:Satellite A100-253: What's is the last version of graphic driver

HI Benoit,

There are currently three downloads available for the SA100 depending on the model series, although only two relate to ATI graphics cards :-

For the PSAA2 series - the latest driver is 8.162.050803A2

For the PSAA9 series - there are two ATI drivers the later one being 8.241.034065C


The third download relates to the PSAA8 series and is for Intel graphics cards (14.18.2.4436)

You can download these drivers from the Toshiba web-site (Support and Download section).


regards,

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Hello, I would like to exchange gladly the graphic Card X1400 against a X1600 or a X1800. Is that possible?

Sorry for my bad English.

Greetings

Answer:Graphic card replacement on Satellite A100-773

What computer do you have? Search for it on the knowledge base.

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I have the Satellite A100 with a radeon mobility X1400 and it is impossible to change the graphic drivers : I am stuck with the old 6.14 version and cannot install the new 6.7 or 6.8 ATI drivers :(

Does anyone has a solution ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Cannot install graphic driver on my Satellite A100

Hi,

Maybe is this the possible for you Problem.
Search the new Driver of the Toshiba Download site http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp
Made you a update over the Device Manager and go to of the Graphic Card/Properties/ Click it of Driver update.
Go this not made a reinstall from the old Driver and made a update or a Install from the New Driver.

By

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba A100-405, which has a Geforce go 7600 graphics card (according to spec).
Yesterday, while playing a game, suddenly the screen froze and showed many horizontal stripes.
I tried to restart the computer, but only succeeded in safe modus. The stripes have not disappeared. (funny colours, like low-res, stripes, blocks, etc.)

Question 1: Is my assumption that the graphics card has broken down correct?

Question 2: Can this card be easily replaced? And if so, what would that cost? (in EUR)

Looking forward to your replies,

Roel

Answer:Graphic card failure on Satellite A100-405

hi,

These funny funny colours, like low-res, stripes, blocks are called artifacts (undesired alteration in data, introduced by a technique and/or technology). it looks like the graphic card malfunction. To be sure, connect the external monitor to check. Talking about the replacement, if it is integrated into the motherboard, the whole motherboard need to be replaced. It costs about 35% from total laptop price, as you see it's pretty expensive.

By the way, from my own experience I know, sometimes these artifacts happen because of the graphic card overheating because of dust. Don't be lazy to clean the laptop with the compressed air spray. Otherwise, contact the ASP (service center) and prepare money.

Greets

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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Hello!

Where can I download same new drivers for my laptop. I have a100-599 laptop. It have nvidia go 7600 graphic card.
So at the nvidia page I cant found drivers for my graphic card.

I ask because my drivers are very old (6.12.2006) ...

Thanks!

Regards,
Janez Zajc

Answer:Where can I download graphic drivers for Satellite A100-599

All drivers for the Toshiba notebooks can be found on the Toshiba European driver page.
Other driver versions are not released :( The latest driver version is always this version which is available on the page.

So what to do?. You could try to use the drivers from 3rd party websites like www.omegadrivers.net or www.laptopvideo2go.com.

But such drivers are not tested on the Toshiba notebooks and therefore you could use it only at your own risk.

Bye

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Hello everybody

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

Answer:Graphic Card upgrade on Satellite A100

Hi

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

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Hi all

How can i make my Nvidia 7300 graphic card run faster? On StarTrek Legacy if i turn anti-aliasing on it starts to become very slow. Any chance to do an upgrade?

Thank you

Ricardo

Answer:Want to have faster graphic card on Satellite A100-326

The nVidia GeForce FX Go 7300 is a powerful graphic card with 256MB own memory (No shared memory)
Generally there is no much to do but some settings can be changed in the nVidia GeForce tab which can be found in the graphic card properties -> advanced

There is an ?Performance & Quality setting? area. You can change the ?Antialiasing settings? manually or ?Application controlled?.
You could also set the PowerMizer settings to ?maximum performance?. The graphic card will waste more power but will run much powerful. But this setting is not recommended if you run the notebook on battery.

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

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Graphic card upgrade on Satellite A100-215

Hi friend,

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

Thats all. Sorry dude.

Greets

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Hi I have a laptop and i want to change my grapic card (Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub) because it is not support Hardware T&L and Vertex Shader version 2.0

Is this possible and if not can i update the grapic card from 128 MB memory to 512 and how?

Answer:Satellite A100-784 - Change graphic card

Hi buddy,

Just check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=57984&tstart=0

It?s one of hundreds of them about upgrading the graphic card.

Graphic card memory upgrade is also not possible because it will be controlled automatically and a part of RAM will be used for GPU RAM.

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I have installed Vista Beta 2 and have downloaded the latest ATI Vista Beta 2 Driver with X1600 Support. But with the ATI X1600 on the A100-188 will the driver not work. The Driver did not find my X1600. What can I do ?

Answer:Satellite A100-188: How to install Vista graphic driver?

Hi,

you have to use the inf file to install the driver.

Bye

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Hi all,

Having probably heat problem with my satellite a100, I ran to the point were the screen remains dark and ... no boot at all !
All was cleaned inside for the dust, thermal pate applied on the three places needed.

Some months ago, I put 2 RAM at 2Go to boost it a bit : it was fine till some days with instant shuts down after about an hour to the great end : no more boot with no bip, nothing on except the fan and the led power.

Opening it, I saw the thing near the fan that could be the video card which seems to be removable, pretty rare isn't it ?

If it's really remplaceable, do I have to find the exact same, nvidia geforce Go 7300 Tc, said on specs, or is there the possibility to put there a better card ?

As far as I know, one does not reserve an emplacement for a removeable part if there is no way with the others parts of the computer to change it (compatibility), unless it's for cost reasons...

Thanks for help

Answer:Can graphic card on Satellite A100-386 be replaced/upgraded?

As far as I know GPU is not upgradable and on some model GPU is not fixed on the mainboard and can be exchanged. If you want to replace it than just with the same one if you will be able to buy one.

>..no more boot with no bip, nothing on except the fan and the led power.
That?s a bit strange that there is no beeping sound. For me it sounds as BIOS problem.

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Hi,

I'm trying to run a game and it requires that I have the NVIDIA ForceWare 163.44 Driver.

My notebook has an NVIDIA Go 7600 and I can only find 97.54

Are there any other driver updates for my notebook model or a place where I can recent drivers that will work?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAARA: Where to get the newest graphic driver

Some people also reported same problems with Go 7600. It is not on the compatibility list of ForceWare 163.44, so, I'm afraid...

The card is close to three years old, right? Most updates are for newer cards, I think they don't bother testing new driver releases with older cards. So - get a new card :) or, maybe, try to install 163.44 (anywhere from the Net) for your system (32/64, XP/Vista) and see what happens. People did that, but a lot of them encountered just more problems and had to roll back... :(.

Good luck!

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I'm using a Satellite A100 and found no option for this in BIOS. Maybe i'm overlooking something?

Answer:Satellite A100: Is is possible to disable graphic card RAM sharing

No, this is not possible.
Everything is controlled automatically and the memory value will be assigned automatically if it is needed.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to expand the video memory on the satellite p10-504, or replace the video card. Because the memory is too small to play most good games.

Answer:Is possible to expand graphic memory or replace graphic card on the Satellite P10-504

Hi

Unfortunately, it?s not possible to increase the graphic memory or to replace the graphic card on the notebooks.
Please don?t compare notebook technology with the simply desktop PC.
Notebooks use other motherboards and the graphic cards are mostly soldered on the boards!!!

Nothing to do, buddy?

I would not buy a notebook if you want to play the newest games!!!! Why??? Because of the hardware upgrade possibilities?.
The desktop PC can be upgraded very easily but not the notebook?

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I have a toshiba A100-095 with nvidia geforce go7300. I use my pc to develop application in .net, today after some hours i put the laptop in standbymode, when I resume the system, windows vista told me that video drivers caused problems and were reverted to original version. I really do not know what's happened, so I went to toshiba site, download the latest driver for my laptop but when I try to install them I receive an error telling me

"Your system is not windows vista, this version of driver is made to work only with vindows vista, etc etc etc"

I try for a copule of times, same error, I reboot the system and now the driver install fine, but my system is little instable, sometimes, after some hours of work when I do right click on folder I do not see cut and paste option, and soon after the explorer.exe chrashes. I ve italian operationg system since I bought my laptop in italy.

Any clue on what is happening?

Gian Maria.

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Answer:Satellite A100-095: graphic card issue - Vista OS but driver says it's not

Hi

You are right. This is really strange and I?m also not 100% sure what could happen.
In my opinion there could be something wrong with the system files and /or the registry entries?
I don?t know how difficult is to reinstall the OS on your notebook (because of the backup) but it?s really, really interesting if the same would happen after installation of ?clean? Vista?

So check it out

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Hello,

Could anyone tell me where I can find the ATI driver for my on board video card in Vista Home Premium - 32Bit?

the device name is: RADEON XPRESS 200M Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
hardware ID is:
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A62&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A62&SUBSYS_FF101179
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A62&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A62&CC_0300

inf section is:
ati2mtag_RC410M

currently, only the ATI driver V7.14.10.8333 from Microsoft update can be used.
it is using inf section:
"RADEON XPRESS 200M Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)" = ati2mtag_RC410MB, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A62&SUBSYS_FF031179

I have tried to download the driver "7-4_vista32_dd_ccc_enu_44985" from ATI, it does not recognize the video card. I check the INF file, it does not contain the inf section: ati2mtag_RC410MB. So the ATI install manager does not recognize the video card, and shows: no matched hardware found.

my laptop is Toshiba A100-570. I also checked Toshiba website and tried the driver "display-vista-8311003206112", not worked too.
It said driver installation failed. but no other info showed.

so I hope there is something modified driver that based on 7.4 for Vista that can recognize my video card.

Many thanks to you.

Answer:Satellite A100-570: Need Driver For ATI Xpress 200M graphic card

Hi

It?s very strange?. Usually the Toshiba ATI graphic driver for Vista should run!!!
The Satellite A100-570 belongs to the PSAA2 series.
So you should choose always this series from the Toshiba download page if you want to use any Tosh drivers!

I checked the download page and it seems that this driver package contains the ATI UMA chipset software and the display driver.
Maybe something went wrong during the installation process?

The last possibility could be the manual installation of the graphic driver.
You can download this driver package and then you could install the driver via device manager.
There you should assign the driver source manually!!!

It's worth a try

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hi everyone,

most people know that onboard graphics or shared graphics struggle with high end games. Well I am just about playing pro Evo Soccer 6 on my home pc with a old geforce 3d prophet card. Now imagine my suprise to be playing it on my A100-207 standard intel job.

It was good on low detail, but when i hooked up an external monitor to the notebook even better.
Don't know why but this game shouldn't run on it at all.
I'm very pleased with the model indeed.

It's nice

Answer:Satellite A100-207 onboard graphic card working very good

Hi

I can only confirm your suggestion. I have another Satellite notebook but it supports also a shared memory graphic card. Many games run properly on it. Of course I have to change the graphic detail level to a lower step but it runs.

I think the sheared memory cards are not really bad. Many heavy performance applications (games) run properly but with a little bit lower graphic details.

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hi all,

i know that this particular laptop uses the intel grahics media accelerator 950. Why then were nvidia's drivers installed on my laptop as well during OS (Vista Basic) installation?

I visited Toshiba's site for updated drivers and again i find nvidia's drivers on the download page.

If i need to update graphics drivers what do i update? Intels GMA drivers, nvidia's drivers or both?

thanks

Answer:Satellite A100-784: Could I use Nvidia driver on Intel graphic chip

Hi

You?re right: This notebook uses Intel 945GM graphic card.
BUT it seems that Toshiba delivers this A100 series with different graphic cards (Inel, nvidia, ati) and therefore the Vista image includes 3 different graphic drivers: NVidia graphic driver, ATI graphic driver and Intel graphic driver.

But if you want to update the graphic card driver you have to chose only the Intel driver package?

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Hi all,

I need Help.
I just installed Windows Vista Ultimate on my Satellite A100-326, (PSAA9 series).This system has a NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 7300 graphics card with 256Mb dedicated memory that worked just fine on Windows XP MCE!
The default graphic card driver doesn't work, so I dowloaded the new VISTA driver from Toshiba.
It just doesn't install!!! I get always the following message, " The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."
Does any one know what the the problem could be?
Has anyone come across the same situation?

This is really frustrating...

Thanks
Jota

Answer:Can not install VISTA graphic card driver on Satellite A100

Nearly everybody. Right now I use built-in Nvidia drivers from Vista.

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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

Is there any other URL where I can get updated version of Toshiba Power Saver for my laptop Satellite A100 PSAARE other than the drivers homepage?

It seems that it is not controlling CPU fan anymore (it keep it always at maximum speed).

Also, I've noticed the graphic card (GeForce 7600) too noisy.

If the monitor is off I can't hear it (just the CPU fan), but as soon as I start working it's audible and like a continuous small beep.

Is there any fix (software/hardware) for this?


Regards.

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAARE: Toshiba Power Saver + Graphic Card noise

Hi

The Toshiba European driver page is an only place where you could get the drivers and tools for your Satellite A100 PSAARE European model.
At this time it?s a Power Saver v7.03.07.I for Windows Vista!!!

But I have to say that I don?t see any software problems on your notebook.
The cooling modules and fans have to run with higher performances to ensure that your hardware parts could be cooled properly.

Maybe a cooling module cleaning could help to improve the internal cooling and to reduce the noises.
From time to time I clean my notebook ventilators using the compressed air spray and then the fans run quieter.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Good day,

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

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

Thank you,
Iam

Answer:Question about Memory on Satellite A100-599

Hi

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

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

Thanks for any advice,
Mark

Answer:Memory upgrade to Satellite A100

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

Thanks,
Mark

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

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

Answer:Satellite A100 - Adding memory RAM

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

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Hello Friends,

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

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

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

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

Thanks a lot.

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

Hi

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

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

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Hi 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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Hi,

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

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

Anybody have any ideas what the problem is?

Thanks for your help.

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

Hi

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

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

What module do you use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manuel

Answer:Satellite A100 T2400 upgrade memory

Hi,

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

Bye

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

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

Hi,

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

Bye

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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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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 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

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

Thanks.

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

Hi,

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

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

Cheers

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for the replys.

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

Hi

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


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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks,

Shahid

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks and excuse my english

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

Hi

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

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

Bye

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

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


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

Any help or ideas is appreicated.

Andy

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

Hello

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

Maybe you need Memory stick pro dup adapter.

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

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

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

hi gorbita,

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

best of luck!
najam

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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Hey,

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

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

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

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

Hi

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

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