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Satellite M60 Hardware Upgrade question

Question: Satellite M60 Hardware Upgrade question

Hi all,

I have a Toshiba M60 Laptop just after some info to upgrade it for online gaming (if its worthwhile) specs as follows -

[PC Information]
Model Name Satellite M60
Part Number PSM60A-02F00D
Serial Number
OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
BIOS Version V1.20
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz
Memory 1024MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity 79,826,342,400 [Byte] 74.344 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity 61,610,532,864 [Byte] 57.379 [GB]
Video NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 ver=
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050 Pixels
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Realtek AC97 Audio ver=
Network Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC ver=5.709.1121.2008
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection ver= MacAddr=
Modem TOSHIBA Software Modem ver=
IDE Device 2 None
IDE Device 3 MAT****A DVD-RAM UJ-840S Firmware=1502
IDE Device 4 None
IDE Device 5 None
IDE Device 6 None
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

EC/KBC Version ""
PS-MICOM Version ""

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Answer: Satellite M60 Hardware Upgrade question

What you can upgrade is RAM or HDD.
With more RAM notebook will have better performance in general but I dont know if this will help much for online gaming.

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I want to upgrade the hardware in my old satellite 4090xcdt so I want ask what is possible.
1. HDD: is there a maximum or something else?
2. DVD: is it possible to replace the cd-drive to a dvd-drive? How could I remove the cd-drive?
3. CPU: is it possible to replace the CPU with a little bit newer one? If yes, how?

Thank You in advance!

Answer:Satellite 4090xcdt - Question about hardware upgrade?

OK, I've found a guide for dissassambly the laptop, so I need only the infos, what is possible to do.

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Hi all,

I was Just wondering, I own a Satellite c855-s5133 and I want to upgrade my hardware to make it faster and more compatible with new games and programs.

So the question is what is compatible with the model and what can i upgrade to make my computer bettter.

P.s. i have already upgraded the ram to 16gb, and I don't really care if i am over doing it.


Answer:Satellite C855-S5133 - hardware upgrade question


To be honest you are very limited if it comes to upgrade the notebook?s hardware.
You have already upgraded the RAM. That?s OK.

You could also switch from HDD to the SSD drive. This would improve the notebook performance since the read and write process would be much faster. Also the notebook would boot faster and would run much smoother.

But to be honest, for gaming purposes such upgrade isn?t very helpful.

To get better gaming performance, you would need a better graphic card but the point is that GPU upgrade isn?t possible.

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hi guys
1.i want to upgrade the hdd with a new one(INTERNAL), what can i install?
inform me for the specifications..
2.i also want to upgrade the ram, the type is sodimm 333 MHz?

Answer:Hardware upgrade on Satellite P10-792


Memory Information?s for the P10-792
PC2700(TBD) 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700(TBD) 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51), PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G),
PC2100 512MB (PA3164U-1M51), PC2100 1GB (PA3278U-1M1G)

Maximum 2048 MB


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I want to know if I can plug in a new processor or may be a graphic card to my laptop Satellite L655-183.

Thank you.

Answer:Is hardware upgrade on Satellite L655-183 possible?


Generally speaking such upgrade is not supported -
On some models CPU upgrade is possible but it can be pretty risky.

Supported upgrade is RAM and HDD.

Problem is that notebooks have specific design and use certain cooling system for this hardware platform. Hardware produces pretty much heat and hardware must be cooled down properly. More powerful hardware will produce more heat and result can be hardware damage or overheating.

If you want to have more performance I recommend you to upgrade RAM to maximum level and exchange HDD with much faster SSD. Both upgrades are without any risk for your machine and you can do this alone.

I have done this with my machine and I?m really happy now. Windows (Win7) starts in 30 seconds only.

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Satellite Pro M70-199 : PSM76E

How much can i UPGRADE ? ( HW )

Answer:Satellite Pro M70-199 (PSM76E) - Can i upgrade the hardware

Everything what you can do is to upgrade the HDD and the RAM.
If you need more space on the HDD you can upgrade the HDD. This shouldn?t be a problem.
The RAM can be upgraded to max 2GB using the DDR2 PC2-4200 memory modules

The CPU or graphic card upgrade is not possible.


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Hello again! I'm going to update my Toshiba hadware a bit....

1: upgrade RAM to 196 mb - I bought SODIM 128 but how to put it inside - do I have to unscrew whole notebook?

2: upgrade CD to DVD: but can give me all necesarry details: how is it attached and size and what is most important, is it possible???

Thank you for your answers, Paj

PS. I read about hd upgrade, what can you say about that???

Answer:Satellite 2210CDT: hardware upgrade


1. Not the whole notebook but pretty much hardware must be removed. First of all you must remove the keyboard. After that on the top right corner the modem board must be removed. Under the modem board is the Ram slot.
2. drive upgrade is not so simply because you can not do it with any drive but the drive must be compatible with the system. Sorry but I don?t have info which drive you can use. Just Toshiba service partners have this information.

HDD upgrade is the easiest part and you can do it alone without any problem. The only question is the maximum HDD capacity that can be recognized properly by the system. I believe that 10 or 12 GB should not be problem but more than that can be problematic. The ASP has also info about that.


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Hi friends, i have a Toshiba P200-1HM laptop;

1: It includes T2330 cpu, i wanna change this, which one i can ?
2: It's graphic card is so weak, i wanna change it too, is it possible ? there are some pictrures i uploaded here i opened laptop and i found a empty area on case this is not hdd case, hdd is different, this empty area aim is what ?

pictures uploaded this link:

Answer:Satellite P200-1HM - hardware upgrade


Check please this Toshiba document -
CPU or GPU upgrade is not supported.

Supported is RAM or HDD upgrade.
This P200 is pretty old Vista machine. Without any risk you can upgrade RAM to maximum level and HDD exchange with very fast SSD.

This notebook is also supported for Win7 32bit. On my old P200D I use Win7 too and I?m very happy with it. Performance is very good and notebook runs without any problems.

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Hi! I have a satellite 2450-401 with 512 MB RAM ; 40 GB,and Nvidia GeForce4 420 go. I would like to know if is possible to updgrade my pc to an 1GB RAM , more disc space and a better graphic card!
Is that possibele??

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite 2450-401- hardware upgrade


you can upgrade your S2450-401 with the following things:
RAM: Upgrade possible up to 1GB with two 512MB modules (Part-number PA3164U-1M51)
HDD: I think you should ask a Service Partner what possible is!
Graphic card: Upgrade is not possible because the card is fixed on the mainboard!


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Hello all

I have the specified model

and I want to use the designing program rhino3d v5.

Program minimum specifications can be found here:

Minimum practical system requirements are as follows:

Intel Core i5 4400 Quad Core or AMD equivalent
500 GB HD
Open GL Graphics Card
Windows 7 64bit

Is there any chance I can upgrade my laptop to be able to use the program (ram, ssd, graphics' card)

or is another laptop needed?

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13W - hardware upgrade

You can upgrade the RAM and HDD. The CPU upgrade is tricky and not supported by notebook manufacturers. Graphic card cannot be upgraded.

The Satellite L505-13W was equipped with Intel Core i5-430M 2.26 GHz (2 cores) CPU
You can also upgrade the RAM up to 8GB RAM and the HDD could be also upgraded to your favorite size.

The suggested minimum practical system requirements are very similar to the notebook hardware specifications and I think after the RAM upgrade you should be able to run the application.

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I ask if i can upgrade my laptop ( Ram - Processor - Hdd - Video card )

Which can I upgrade?

Model : Satellite C50-A538

and thx

Answer:Can I upgrade hardware on my Satellite C50-A538?

Hardware upgrade on notebooks is very limited. Supported is RAM and HDD upgrade only.

Check please

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Hi Guyz,
I have Toshiba Satellite C660-195 with Celeron Dual Core CPU T3500 @ 2.1 Ghz and 4GB ram. I want to upgrade my CPU for a better speed and performance (not videos and games!! ) because usually i have to run many virtual machines and heavy softwares. Are there any suggestions? would it be compatible with Corei 7 or something ? Is this possible anywayz?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite hardware upgrade

Most likely not, and it certainly won't work with the new generation (i5/i7) CPUs. If you're running VMs all the time I'd recommend replacing it with a laptop that has a 4 core, 4 thread (8 in total) CPU with lots of RAM (6GB+).

You current CPU is far from ideal for running VMs, given its lower performance characteristics.

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Hi everybody,
I wish to completely upgrade my toshiba satellite U300-140, mounting VISTA and default technical features, posted above.

I need your help to choose best (and economical) SSD device and RAM slot. It is very important for me to know what is surely compatible with my device. Please, could you help me according to your experience?

And... an SSD disk is worthy, to speed my notebook? I was thinking to kingston 120 Gb or 240 Gb V300

Answer:Satellite U300 - hardware upgrade help for SSD and RAM

According notebook specification you can upgrade RAM up to 4GB so you can use 2 x 2GB RAM. Compatible RAM modules have part number PA3513U-1M2G.

I think with SSD you should not have some problems. I have upgraded my old P500 with 250GB Samsung 840 SSD and it works perfectly.

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Hi to all.

I have Toshiba Satellite L300-11M, but my video card is very slow and i can't play games good. So I wanna upgrade it trought buy new video card. But i don't know is my laptopl support AGP slot or only PCI? So what;s best video card from N-VIDIA who support?

Please help me. Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L300-11M and Hardware Upgrade


I hope follow document can offer answer to your question:
Is it possible to upgrade the CPU/GPU of a Toshiba Notebook

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Hey there, I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the graphic card, sound card and processor on this laptop? Please tell me need to know

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-2JE - hardware upgrade

Mobile units are no build like desktops and such upgrade is not possible. Hardware upgrade on notebooks is very limited and can be done with RAM and HDD.

If you need machine with more performance either upgrade RAM to maximum and change HDD to much faster SSD or you must buy new notebook.

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Hi all.
I am wondering if some of you might be able to help me. I am going to be upgrading my current system (specs in bio) to the following hardware:
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 mATX
Memory: Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM X 2 for a total of 16 gig.

What I am wondering is if I can just upgrade the hardware, install the hard drive and boot up normally. Will Windows 10 recognize the new hardware and automatically load the drivers? I really do not want to to a re-install of of Windows and loose all of the other applications on the machine. I have roughly 500gb of programs and data on this hard drive.
I do have a new hard drive that I can use, but it currently has Windows 8.1 installed on it, but nothing else, just the operating system. It was also installed with my current configuration.
That hard drive that I want to keep is running a retail version of 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10.
Thanks for any help you can offer and I can post more information if needed.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Hardware Upgrade Question(s)

Welcome to TenForums!

If you're changing out the motherboard (and it's different from the one you activated Win10 on) and CPU as well, the MS activation servers will see that as a differnt machine and will not re-activate - this assumes you have OEM license - if you have a retail license you could change what you want by gong rolling back (if that option is still available, or you have a full disk image to restore into that state) to the older retail licensed OS and redo the Win10 upgrade. Memory and/or disk drive upgrade will not impact Win10 activation status, based on what MS has said and others' experiences discussed here.

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Ok. I've been wanting to upgrade my computer for while but didn't want to because I've heard that you need to reformat your harddrive when upgrading Pentium 3 to a Pentium 4 processor. I also want to upgrade my video card so I be able to go and buy the newer computer games out their since alot of them need better computer specs. My computer is like 4 years old.

Do I need to actually reformat my computer. Is their anything I can do so I don't have to do it so I can keep everything I have on my pc and can upgrade my hardware.

Current Computer Specs:
Intel Pentium 3 Processor 866 Mhz
512 MB of Ram
Geforce 3 ti200 Video Card
Window XP Pro ServicePack 1

Answer:Hardware Upgrade Question

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Hi all.
I am wondering if some of you might be able to help me. I am going to be upgrading my current system (specs in bio) to the following hardware:
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 mATX
Memory: Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM X 2 for a total of 16 gig.

What I am wondering is if I can just upgrade the hardware, install the hard drive and boot up normally. Will Windows 10 recognize the new hardware and automatically load the drivers? I really do not want to to a re-install of of Windows and loose all of the other applications on the machine. I have roughly 500gb of programs and data on this hard drive.
I do have a new hard drive that I can use, but it currently has Windows 8.1 installed on it, but nothing else, just the operating system. It was also installed with my current configuration.
That hard drive that I want to keep is running a retail version of 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10.
Thanks for any help you can offer and I can post more information if needed.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Hardware Upgrade Question(s)

Welcome to TenForums!

If you're changing out the motherboard (and it's different from the one you activated Win10 on) and CPU as well, the MS activation servers will see that as a differnt machine and will not re-activate - this assumes you have OEM license - if you have a retail license you could change what you want by gong rolling back (if that option is still available, or you have a full disk image to restore into that state) to the older retail licensed OS and redo the Win10 upgrade. Memory and/or disk drive upgrade will not impact Win10 activation status, based on what MS has said and others' experiences discussed here.

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In first....sorry for my English.

My Neighbor bring me an an L500-1UR which he bought with defect. Panel broken, no HDD, no RAM, Optical-LW. If i can change the TFT and and and ?

What he & i did not know: there is no Fan in Case. Before i will work, i like to testing the l500; ist CPU & GPU working etc. Now my Question:

There is no Fan in Case: need the Motherboard of the L500 an Fan-Signal ?
When no Fan-Signal, no Reaction (exept the greenLED / Accu/Power & ?) after press the Power-Button possible ?


Answer:Hardware Question for an Satellite L500-1UR


I didn?t make such experiments but I think you should have complete hardware including cooling fan. At the start up CPU reaches very fast high temperature and on most notebooks cooling fan starts to run immediately when machine is switched on.

Check on eBay if you can buy already used cooling fan and build all together before you start to check notebook functionality.

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Hello Seniors and Technical experts,
I have Satellite U300-130 Laptop. Can i upgrade my Satellite U300-130 with 4GB RAM of DDR3 and also can I add new hard drive. I mean can I have 2 hard drive in my laptop. Please need advice as I am not a technical person.

Answer:Need recomandation regarding hardware upgrade - Satellite U300-130

If this is notebook that you have
Then you can NOT upgrade to ddr3.
As i see in this link you could put in 2x2gb ddr2 and that is maximum amount of ram you can put in that notebook.

You could change your hard drive but not add another in your notebook case. Also you can use a external USB disk drive.

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How can I find out what I can upgrade my laptop to?
I just want to be able to upgrade my laptop so that it works that best that it can.

1.) upgrade RAM
2.) upgrade HDD
3.) upgrade CPU

(TOSHIBA) Satellite A135-S2276
CPU-Genuine Intel(R) T2060 @1.60GHz 1.20GHz
RAM-512 MB
System Type-32-Bit Operating System
Video Card-ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series
OS-Windows Vista Basic

Answer:Hardware upgrade on Satellite A135-S2276


Generally speaking CPU or GPU upgrade is not supported on mobile computers -

RAM and HDD upgrade is not so problematic. Info about RAM upgrade and compatible RAM modules you can find in detailed product specification. You can find it on Toshiba US support page under
Choose your notebook model there and you can find it under ?Detailed Specs? tab.

About HDD upgrade, I?m afraid you will not find precise information but in my opinion you can upgrade it with 160 GB SATA or even 200 GB SATA HDD.

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Hello !

I'd like to upgrade my ram, but on the Toshiba site, the specs indicate that the max ram is 2048.
Is that correct, or can I replace my 2x1024 putting i.e. 2x2048 ?

I'd like to upgrade the processor too. Is it possible ?

Thanks in advance !

Answer:Satellite L300-12K PSLB0E : hardware upgrade

> Is that correct,

Notebook Satellite L300-12K PSLB0E supports the Mobile Intel GL960 Express Chipset
Here you can find chipset?s specifications:

As you can see this chipset supports max 2GB RAM. This means that you can use 2 x 1GB RAM modules

> I'd like to upgrade the processor too. Is it possible ?
Such upgrade isn?t officially supported by notebook manufacturers. Therefore its difficult to say if new CPU would run properly.

Fact is that such upgrade depends on the chipset support and BIOS support. In case the CPU would not be compatible with one of the mentioned parts, the notebook will not function

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I was going to ask about if I needed to re-activate or have problems re-activating if I upgrade my mobo/cpu/ram but I did some google searches and found I will most likely have to re-activate. I can understand that from their EULA.
The question I have now is the following. Would it be worth my time to just tear down the computer and rebuilt it with the upgrade then update all the drivers?
I knew about all of this kind of stuff with the 9x and xp days. I have not had a chance to play around with major upgrades to 7 though. Would it be worth it to use the same win7 install with the new hardware or should I just format the drive and re-install/re-activate with a clean install? Does win7 handle these kind of updates well or not?

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I am about to upgrade my mobo, cpu, and vid card. Am I going to have to reinstall Vista if I do this? I know on earlier OS's you have to. I just wasn't sure if that is still the case with Vista.

Answer:Vista hardware upgrade question

Sig says Windows 7?

If your aren't running Windows 7, you could use this as an opportunity to upgrade.

As per your question, yes, it can be done, but you had better be up to the headache when/if something goes wrong.

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alright christmas is comin very fast, if u havent noticed lol well anyways my dad is going to buy me some stuff for my computer i need a new hard drive graphics card and maybe another 512 ram right now i can play ut2k4 at max everything and doom 3 at alittle abouve average and i want to upgrade my grpahics card the most but what would affect my games the most a new grpahics card or more ram? and hard drive wise. whats a better company in general maxtor, western digi. or seagate? thanks u guys if u reply it would be a mojr big help. i am looking at buying a ati 9800 256 mb and right now i have a 128mb nvidia 5200 ultra or somthing like that. i want to play doom 3 and counter stirike better.

so to sum it up more ram, or a better graphics card or a better processor chip i have a p4 2.7 ghz and can buy a p4 3.0 ghz w/ HT

Answer:computer hardware upgrade question!!!!

alright i found my video card i remember now it is a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 Ultra

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I'm shopping for a laptop and want to make sure it will be easy to upgrade memory and/or hard drive before purchasing a system. I can't find hardware manuals for Ideapad notebooks. How are the hard drive bay and memory slots accessed on 14" consumer notebooks, especially the G450 and Y450?

Answer:Ideapad hardware upgrade question

y series - u series

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) at the moment. I want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and memory. I heard that Win 7 will "un activate" it's self if you have a lot of hardware chances and won't be able to re-enable it? Is that true?

Answer:Windows 7 hardware upgrade question

Yes, I would expect those hardware changes to trigger an activation request. You should really do a clean install anyway when changing major hardware like your motherboard. Thats the basic foundation for your system and if the chip-sets are different you will likely end up with driver conflicts and all kinds of problems down the road.

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I did an upgrade of my P755-PSAY3E to Windows 10 today and a subsequent clean-install. After this I installed everything Toshiba related with the Toshiba Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant tool. Win10 is now running well so far, but I have problems to get the hardware-buttons between the keyboard and the screen working (Eco-Utility, WiFi, Backlight, Volume). The Fn-Keys are working properly.

Can anyone tell me please which driver package(s) is(are) responsible for these buttons? Should it be Value Added Package? VAP is installed, can't find anything which helps. Good idea to try Windows 7 drivers?

Thanks and best wishes,

Answer:Satellite P755: Hardware-Buttons after Win10 Upgrade

Hi Alex...

I managed to have some of the buttons working on my P855, installing Flash Cards Support Utility for win 8.1 (64):

There are multiple versions (win 7, win 8.1, etc.).

Some of the buttons are mixed up, but still, better than nothing.

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Hi everyone

Ive a simple question, On most recent laptop (any brand like DELL, ACER, AlienWARE ect) i know we can upgrade parts like RAM, HDD and cards slots.

But what about the Graphic card and CPU can they be upgraded. After a laptop is bought, i decide to upgrade its Processor and the Graphic CArd. Can this be done????

Thank you

Answer:Laptop hardware upgrade Simple question

Not really. Only in higher higher end models like Alienware laptops and the like. All others, things like the GPU and CPU are integrated together.

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I have Qosmio F50-108B. I'm considering to buy new processor for my pm45 chipset, but I cannot find information about my bios cpu support. I've stopped on Q9100... its very very fast. The chipset support it, but what about the bios? I think to give a chance the ddr3 memory so i'll buy two 4gb ddr3 1333 corsairs, which i suppose to work normally on 1066.. may be little more if i can clock the FSB :P.

Btw i successfully clocked the video (9700M GTS) from 540 core clock 1325 shader 799mhz memory to 690 core clock 1700 shader 1040 memory. Just be sure to clean well your computer from inside so the heat is not going to stop you :P

Do you know more about using it at those frequencies? I hope the laptop can handle it? Give opinions please about future updates on it:)

Answer:Qosmio F50-108B - hardware upgrade question

> The chipset support it, but what about the bios?

This is not mentioned on any Toshiba page which I could find in the internet ;(
But I assume that you would have good chances using a CPU which is supported by chipset? but this is my personal opinion?

Additionally I found this Toshiba doc:

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I have a toshiba qosmio G30-149RU and my question is possible to make these changes ?

Intel? 945PM Express chipset

Intel Core Duo T2500 processor to Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
2x512MB DDR2 533 to 2x2GB DDR2 667
2x100GB 5400rpm HDD RAID to 128gb SSD+ 500gb 7200rpm HDD

one more thing, on my qosmio I have NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB but I dont know if it is possible to change or not. If possible which video card will be the best ?

Sorry for my bad english, and thanx for help :)

P.S. : I have at home 128gb ssd and 500gb hdd but others I will buy. CPU nearly 100$, ram nearly 40$...

Answer:Qosmio G30-149RU - Question about hardware upgrade (CPU)

>one more thing, on my qosmio I have NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB but I dont know if it is possible to change or not. If possible which video card will be the best ?

No, graphic card cannot be upgraded

What you can do is the memory and HDD upgrade. This should be very easy and should not cause any big problems.

The CPU upgrade is little bit tricky.
On the Intel Ark page you can check what CPUs are supported by the Intel 945PM Express chipset

These are:
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor L2300 (2M Cache, 1.50 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor L2400 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor L2500 (2M Cache, 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2050 (2M Cache, 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2250 (2M Cache, 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2300 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2300E (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2400 (2M Cache, 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2500 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2600 (2M Cache, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2700 (2M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor U2400 (2M Cache, 1.06 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Duo Processor U2500 (2M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core? Solo Processor T1300 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Inte... Read more

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My Gigabyte EP45-DS3R went out today. I have checked around, and nobody sells this board any more. That means I have to get a DDR3 board, which means I need to get new DDR3 RAM, which also means I need to get a new CPU.

Question: when/if I get new hardware, do I just need to run Windows 7 repair to get the OS working? Or do I have to do a complete install from scratch?

Answer:Hardware upgrade -- Windows 7 migration question

The best choice is to do a complete reinstall.

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I know I'm not the only one that's sought to upgrade this particular computer, having seen two previous threads here about the same computer and an upgrade involving a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5570 HD. I know that will work without much issue. However, I want to see if I can go further with the same minimalist upgrading. Because of this, I made an account here in hopes of getting some answers.

I am currently looking at this card, also from Sapphire. Only, this one's higher end, being a Radeon 6570 HD found here. For those curious about the 5570 HD, that's here. I have looked at its benchmarks and it looks promising, but I have two questions.

First, is this a sufficient upgrade compared to the HD 5570? It's only a few dollars difference, but I'm seeking the best performance that I can get without doing a ton of upgrades. Second, it looks like it'll fit (looking at the card, it seems to be a low profile, which is necessary), but if anyone has the same computer, perhaps one can be a better gauge of that? Thanks for any answers anyone can give.

Answer:Hardware question, seeking graphics card upgrade for Acer X1420G-U5832

Wait, wrong area. Ignore this thread, it'll be reposted in the right location.

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I've recovered my son's old A40 from Virus and spyware infections. Now I want to upgrade.

At present, I still have the old Bios and a 30GB 4200RPM IDE disk. (model n PSA45E-007N1-EN)
Is it like the A10 that accepts maximum 60GB drive or can I go bigger ?

One supplier suggests I stay at 4200RPM but to ask Toshiba what they recommend, so far no reply.
Any suggestions ?

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite A40: Question about HDD upgrade


How did you try to ask Toshiba??? As far as I know you can ask the authorized service provider in your country for information but not a Toshiba directly.

However, I have investigated a little bit here in the forum and found this thread:

and this one

It seems there are no official informations but the user ?henrivdw? has upgraded the A30 (similar to A40) with the 80GB HDD successfully.

Good luck

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I have found out how easy it is to remove the current DVD Writer on my Satellite S70-A (10 seconds) so no problems there.

I see that there is a small lug at the back of the writer allowing the writer to be locked in place by the small bolt that holds the HDD/RAM cover in place

Can I buy a Blu Ray player which has this lug already fitted or I can I fit the lug afterwards?

Can anyone suggest a suitable Blu Ray player to buy as a direct replacement.

Answer:Question about Blu-ray upgrade on Satellite S70-A

Most of S70-A notebooks are offered with DVD-multi optical disc drives. Just few of them are offered with 9.5MM BD-ROM. Unfortunately I don't know which model of BD-ROM is this exactly.
It is not easy to find any information which model can be used on your machine.

I’m not 100% sure but it could be UJ162 UJ-162.

Let’s see if someone else can find exact info about that.

Anyway, in worst case you can order it and test it. if there is some problem simply send it back.

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Hi can someone please tell me what I need to upgrade my laptop? I cannot work it out exactly what I need please can someone tell me e.g. pc2100 or pc 2700??? also what mhz?

Answer:Satellite A60-108 Ram upgrade question

This is the relevant Crucial Technology memory upgrade page.
Satellite A60

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I only have 192mb of RAM on my laptop, is it possible to increase this, if so how and how much to?

Answer:Satellite A60-672: RAM upgrade question


according the notebook specification you can upgrade RAM up to 1280MB max. Compatible modules are:
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

You can use 1 GB RA module and upgrade the notebook to the max level.


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is the above laptop easy to upgrade with an ssd?cant find any info anywhere on it not evan a review

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I want a bigger hard drive but xp home edition is pre installed. If i change the hdd i dont think the recovery disk would work to re install xp. How do i do this without buying a new version of windows? Oh it is a notebook satellite pro spa10.

Answer:Satellite Pro A10: Question about HDD upgrade

Sorry but why you suggest the Recovery CD will not recognize the new HDD?
Fact is if the BIOS will recognize the new HDD then you will not have any problems with recovering and the OS installation.

If you want to upgrade the HDD you have to use an compatible one. Then simply boot-up from the recovery CD and the OS will install on the new HD drive.

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Hi there people.

I have upgraded the memory on my gf's quite old a60 laptop, but want to upgrade the cpu as well now as she is running the celeron 2.8.
The laptop manual says i can have the followng cpu's:

Intel celeron up to 2.8ghz (which i currently have)
Mobile intel pentium 4 processor up to 3.06 ghz
Mobile intel pentium 4 processor up to 3.2 ghz supporting htt

other processors may be introduced and a level 2 cache from 128kb to 1mb

I am trying to work out whether this means i can have the northwood 130nm 3.2ghz or whether i can have the prescott 90nm 3.2ghz.

If I could have the prescott, would I not be able to get the 3.46 ghz prescott?
As these cpus are quite hard to find, i am just checking to see if i can have any of these..., also how easy is it to get in and change the chip inside the laptop :D

While I am asking, is it worth upgrading the hard drive from 40gb 4200 rpm to a 7200 rpm one?

Many thanks for your time people

Answer:Satellite A60 - CPU upgrade question

I wouldn't install a Prescott, they get very hot! The cooling fan may not be able to keep the CPU cool.

Installing a Northwood would be the best option. Looking in google, it appears this laptop can definitely accept Northwood CPU's.

The jump from a Celeron to a Northwood is a big step. But from Northwood to Prescott is only a small step.

I would choose this one:

As for the HDD, 7200RPM drives can get hot and are noisy, and are not that much faster than a 5400RPM drive. A 5400RPM HDD would be the smart choice.

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I want to upgrade my notebook with a new CPU.
The (hardware) socket ist a 479. But when I ask Intel about my current CPU, it tells my that it is a 478.
The Chipset is an Intel 852/855 GM/GME, after Intel ChipsetUtility.

I am a little confused about the different data about the socket.
With CPUs will fit?

Answer:Satellite A10: CPU Upgrade question


I?m not sure about the CPU socket in the Satellite A10 but I use the tool called ?Everest home edition? and this tool provides all necessary information about the kind of socket and another important CPU info.

But as far as I know the Satellite A10 and Pro A10 was delivered with different hardware specifications and different CPU?s.
It seems the Intel Pentium 4-M and the Mobile Intel Celeron CPU are compatible:

Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M model
A 1.80/1.90/2.00/2.20GHz Pentium 4 processor with a 1.80/1.90/2.00/2.20/1.20GHz internal clock, 400MHz bus and 1.30/1.20V core operation
Mobile Intel Celeron model
A 1.80/2.00/2.20GHz Celeron processor with a 1.80/2.00/2.20GHz internal clock, 400MHz bus and 1.30V core operation

But I really don?t recommend the CPU upgrade.
As far as I know the microcode must be updated after the CPU and motherboard replacement. If you don?t update the microcode the CPU will run only at 600Mhz.

Be careful!

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I am having a Toshiba Satellite A60 S-131 bought 2 years ago.
I want to know whether it is possible for me to upgrade the 40GB HDD to a higher capacity HDD(internal) and to upgrade my RAM from 512MB to higher.

Also I had already inserted a 256MB DDR RAM in the empty memory slot almost 1 year ago.

Help will be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A60-131: Question about HDD and RAM upgrade

Hi Pranjal,

You can definitley upgrade your hard drive to a larger capacity version. You should find that an 80Gb or 100Gb will work just fine. You will need to make sure that you obtain a new drive with the same physical characteristics as you existing one. The following link will help you to remove the hard drive.

You may also wish to get a new hard drive with a faster rotational speed (5400rpm or even 7200rpm).

I believe the maximum RAM for the A60 is 1.25Gb which comprises 1 X fixed module (I presume yours is 256Mb which means that you can install one further module of up to 1Gb capacity. RAM modules are available in 256Mb, 512Mb, and 1Gb capacities.


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Hello, just wanted to update my laptop, and just interesting. Is this laptop supporting 160 gb ?
Maybe even, what the biggest HDD support this computer ?
Because i am thinking on 120gb or better 160gb... And dunno what to do :)
Satellite A10...
Thanks for any advices

Answer:Question about HDD-upgrade on a Satellite A10

Hey there,

I think you should try it, because I think that machine was shipped with a maximum of 80GB, but I am not sure. You have the following options:

1. Buy a HDD with about 120GB. Test it, you cannot damage anything. If the drive would not be recognized then bring it back to the shop and try a HDD with less memory (100GB). Repeat the procedure, if the drive was recognized, hold it. :)
2. Buy a 80GB HDD, which is known to work in that machine. Thats the "secure" way.
3. Do nothing and buy a external USB-HDD. ;)

I hope I could give you some thoughts on your way.


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I would like to upgrade the standard HGST HDD to a faster Seagate SSHD, and the problem is that in this model L50-A-19N there is no HDD cover, the whole laptop bottom must be removed like in this Link: [Video|]

My question is can I upgrade the Disk by Myself and if not what can I do to replace the Disk not losing the warranty. I read the manual for this model and there is nothing about HDD upgrades there.


Answer:Satellite L50-A-19N HDD upgrade question

Usually on most notebook models HDD is placed at the bottom and access to it is not complicated. As you can see on your notebook model it is not so easy and HDD exchange is not supported. With other words it should not be done by notebook owner.

Valid warranty is very important so please don't do anything on your own. HDD exchange in your case can be done by authorized service provider. If they do this warranty will not be cancelled.

Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Addresses and phone numbers you can find on

Good luck

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i want to change the processor of my laptop that have a intel t2310 (1.46Ghz/1Mb cache) and i've tried with a intel t7200 but doesn't worked.
Can anyone tell me what processors i can install in the laptop.

Thank you,

Answer:Satellite L40-15G - CPU upgrade question


You can use only the CPUs which are supported by chipset and BIOS.
As far as I know the Satellite L40/EQUIUM L40/Satellite Pro L40/Satellite L45 computer is equipped with an Intel Pentium Duo Processor or Intel Celeron M Processor.

These processors were built in:

Pentium Duo Processor (533MHz) 1.6GHz (T2060) /1.73GHz (T2080)/1.86GHz (T2090)/1.86GHz (T2130)


Celeron M Processor (533MHz) 1.73GHz (430) /1.86GHz

I think you can use these CPUs.

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My Satellite A30-104 has recently come to the end of its warranty, and having had to open up the heatsink for cleaning and seeing that the CPU was accessible, I wonder if there is any (likely) scope for upgrading it.

The processor is a Celeron (Northwood) 2.6GHz. I'm not looking for more grunt, I'd prefer a lower-power chip, though the much larger L2 cache of a Pentium 4 is also desirable. I'd be very grateful if anyone could advise whether any upgrades are likely available, and if so which chips would be appropriate? If I can give any more useful spec information, please ask.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Question about CPU upgrade for Satellite A30-104?


Generally it?s not advisable to upgrade the CPU on the notebooks because nobody can say if the notebook will run properly and stable after the upgrade.
The heat and high temperature inside the notebook could be a serious problem.

Anyway, I think the notebook supports an Intel 852GME chipset.

The Intel 852GME chipset is optimized for the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor, features a 533 MHz system bus and up to 2 GB of high-speed DDR 333/266/200 memory.

But I?m not sure about the socket? it?s either 479 or 478

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Hello everybody!
Can I upgrade bios on my notebook, from Bios v.2-20 to v.5-10?

In instructions, it is written:
This Bios is only compatible for Notebooks with Windows XP!!!
And this Bios is only for models with Modelnumber PSL48x, PSL49x, PSL4Bx or PSL4Cx

Two reasons:
1. I use XP operational system.
2. I have the laptop of series L4*

Answer:Question about Bios upgrade on Satellite L40


I think the BIOS description says everything;
Bios is only for models with Model number PSL48x, PSL49x, PSL4Bx or PSL4Cx

This means that if your notebook *does not* belong to one of these series number then you cannot use the BIOS!
The wrong BIOS can damage the motherboards ROM module!

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If I upgrade my Satellite A40 processor to hyper threading technology to 3.00Ghz, the problem s does not pass my chipset to hypo threading, should I have a problem to my notebook conditions?.......

Answer:Satellite A40 - question about processor upgrade


If you open your notebook and make something on your own you will lose your warranty.

Just for info; the processors used in portables are connected to the system board using a process called TCP (Tape Carrier Package). This is a permanent connection method and is used in the interests of miniaturisation and heat dissipation. As far as I know because of this connection method the CPU upgrade is not possible.

Good luck!

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I would like to upgrade my laptop (p100-240), where could i find 2gb of ram for this from at 667mhz + can you add another HD and run a raid setup?

Answer:Satellite P100-240: Question about RAM and HDD upgrade

You can buy you're RAM in any other shop, it just should be compatible with you're RAM, check that out on the toshiba main homepage, or order the RAM over the Toshiba homepage (options).
You can't ad another HD but you can buy an external HD with USB 2.0 or FIRE WIRE (FIRE WIRE recommended because of higher speed).

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I'm thinking of upgrading to Vista but some things are confusing me. I have a Satellite P15 with an OEM XP Home package installed. Am I fine to buy another OEM DVD of Vista to use to upgrade or will this cause some sort of conflict with the hidden recovery partition etc.

I understand either way that if I choose to upgrade and want to completely install Vista from new I will have to reformat my hard drive? That's a tough call. Is there any way to simply upgrade to Vista but keep everything I have already installed at all? I have tonnes of useful stuff and tonnes of rubbish which I'm equally not keen to lose and don't fancy spending hours backing it all up, equally I don't want to have dual boot to be honest. It's either Vista or XP, not both for me.

Any ideas?

I guess my biggest concern is OEM compatibility with another OEM package and whether the P15 will allow it at all.


Answer:Question about Vista upgrade on Satellite P15

To be honest, you're probably not going to get a decent reply, unless it's from someone who's also tried to do something similar. Pretty much, Vista has an upgrade feature, but it follows similar series (WXP Home - Vista premium, WXP Pro - Vista ultimate, and variation in between).

I personally setup a dual boot to test Vista, and enjoyed it, but I keep my WXP just in case. An upgrade install, even if you go for it, will be messy. To get the most out of Vista, and to have a clean nice slate, I'd definitely go for a fresh install. I know, backing stuff up, a pain, dual boot, a pain, but in reality, people are probably going to say 'deal with it, no whining' or try an upgrade install which could cause much more head aches than it's worth.

You could also put everything you want into a folder on your C: and then after you do a fresh install (you don't HAVE to format on a fresh install, you can install OVER a previous OS) you can delete whatever is left of the old OS that you don't need. In all honesty, there's no 'Care free' 'easy' way to install a new operating system, it took me about 8 hours to configure everything and install all my programs to how I like in vista, and that already knowing where most of the commands are and more or less knowing what I'm doing. So, put a weekend aside, and get through it, or just avoid it and stay with WXP.

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I have a C650d 003 with a AMD e-240 single core and was wondering if I could swap it for a 1.5 AND duel core?

Answer:Satellite C650D - CPU upgrade question

Just for your info:

Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported due to cooling system performance.

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I have Toshiba Satellite L300-1A3.
Its performance good.
But the futre if i change cpu, how is supported Core2Duo series?

Thank you very much.

Answer:Satellite L300-1A3 - CPU upgrade question


The CPU upgrade is not supported by Toshiba and nearly all other notebook manufacturers.
Generally you should know that the notebooks components like CPU or GPU are not upgradeable.

In most cases the graphic card is soldered on motherboard. The CPU upgrade is more complicated and tricky because of different reasons.
The main reason would be the heat dissipation. The stronger CPU produces more warmness which can affect the notebook functionality.
In other case the CPU could be not supported by BIOS and in worst case the notebook would not boot up?.

So if you want to upgrade the computer components in the future with new CPU or better graphic chip then you shouldn?t buy a notebook but a desktop PC!

That?s my personal opinion

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I have the Satellite L40-16D PSL48-E and i want to know which is the fastest cpu that i can put on?

In the top right corner i have a dummy card. What i can put on this socket?


Answer:Satellite L40-16D: CPU upgrade & PC card question

Don?t think that you could upgrade the notebook with an faster CPU because of the overheating issues. A faster CPU produces more heat and this leads to the overheating.
But as far as I know the 1.46GHz Dual-Core CPU T2310 was installed in this notebook.
Theoretically another Dual-Core CPU could be inserted but practically it?s not advisable and in most case the notebook wouldn?t run stable.
Last but not least you would lose the warranty!

Regarding the card slot question;
Well, some websites said that this notebook handles the Express Card. Therefore it?s a ExpressCard slot ;)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-138

Parts no :psls9e-00u00wg3
Serial: no:1a511094k

The processor i have now is the i3 330

I want to upgrade to i7
Is this possible and can you link me where to buy the right one that is fitting to my laptop

Answer:Satellite L505-138 - CPU upgrade question

> Is this possible?
Maybe, in case the new CPU would be supported by chipset and BIOS, you?ve got good chances to upgrade the CPU.
But Toshiba as well as other notebook manufacturers don?t support such upgrade and therefore everything you do is your own risk!

First of all I would recommend you to get details about your chipset. On Intel ARK page you could check what CPUs would be supported by this chipset.
Fact is that this notebook series were equipped with the Intel Dual Core CPUs belonging to the Intel Arrandale CPU family. In case you want really try an new CPU, I would suggest you to choose one from this family.

But note: even if chipset would support new CPU, the BIOS might be one of the parts causing troubles. Unfortunately I did not find any information what CPUs might be supported by BIOS

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I have decided to upgrade my Satellite Pro 4600 from a 20 gig hard drive to a 60 gig.
I only get a blank screen.
When I refit my original 20 gig, it works ok.
Is there any special procedure for fitting larger drives?

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: HDD upgrade question

Do the BIOS recognize the HDD correctly?

Possibly the HDD size is too large and therefore you?ve got some troubles with the notebook.

Fact is that not all HDD sizes are supported and the BIOS does not recognize all HDDs if the size is too large. Therefore you should try an smaller HDD?

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My PC has 2 RAM memories from 2GB to 1066MHz. I want to expand it with 2 modules of 4GB each. My question is: each module can have 1066MHz or each one can only have 533MHz to complete 1066MHz between 2? Thank you

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How to find out what memory to buy for this notebook?

i now that: ddr2 533 mhz PC 4300, but what producer? Kingmax? how to find out what producer is compatible?

Answer:Satellite L30-115: memory upgrade question


I often heard that people use Kingston memories.


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Hi, there

The minimum recommended memory for Windwows XP is 256 Mb and I do not understand how the company could get away selling notebook with 256 MB with built-in graphic adapter sharing the system memory.

Anyway, I want to upgrade my Toshiba and my intention is to buy additional 512 Mb memory, such as

Will it work properly with 768 Mb or shall I buy only the same pairs : 256+ 256, 512+ 512?

Thank you very much.

Answer:Question about memory upgrade on Satellite L20-181


Firstly you are not right. The Windows XP runs also with the lower memory value.
But of course, it depends on the memory if the OS applications will run faster or slower.

However, the fact is that you can upgrade the memory on you notebook and it doesn?t mater if the modules have the same memory value or not.
In this case the notebook was delivered with 256MB and you can install easeful the second 512MB memory module.

PS: I would recommend installing the 512MB in the first slot and the 256MB in the second bank.

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I want to upgrade the HDD of my U200-128 notebook. What is the maximum HDD size that can be used? Is it possible to use 250GB HDD? My current BIOS version is 3.7

Thank you

Answer:Question about HDD upgrade on Satellite Pro U200-128

Hi there,

yes it?s possible to upgrade to 250GB since that size probably the chipset (ICH7-M) can handle. Feel free to put such big drive in your machine and be happy. :)

If you need more information on your chipset then check this site:


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I want to ask if there is an option to insert a new hdd in my toshiba. As far as I know there is no official support for this??

There is an access to the place where the disk is placed on the side of notebook. S
o my question is
1. is it possible to place a new disk (faster and bigger)
2. is it possible without loosing warranty
3. what disks do you suggest

Thanks Szczepaan

Answer:Question about HDD upgrade on Satellite M40X-184?


you can replace the HDD. Warranty should not be affected.
I know 80GB will work, but I think 100GB will also do.
The interface is Enhanced IDE (ATA-6).

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Sorry for the beginner question. But if I have 512MB memory at the moment, what are my upgrade options?

Do I have to buy pairs of memory? So I can either buy 2x 1GB=2GB, or 2x 512MB = 1GB + 512 existing. Or can I say just buy a single 512MB or 1GB chip?

Answer:Question about memory upgrade for my Satellite M40-307

Since nobody wants to answer:
1. Check if your notebook supports Dual Channel Ram (it should, but just ckeck in the manual to be sure)
2. Find out what kind of RAM you have. This will add or remove a possibility to upgrade

The thing with Dual Channel is, that you have the best performance, if you using 2 RAM of the same type (really same type: company, size..)
you could:
3a. Add a 512MB RAM of the same type which you have
3b. Buy 2 pieces of new RAM of the same type (1GB + 1GB, or 2GB + 2GB) and be sure that your Notebook supports this ammount (again: manual to check)

You can find also in the manual, if your notebook is supporting DDR or even DDR2 RAM (faster)

If you lost your manual, you can download it here on the toshiba webpage

I hope I could help a bit.

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Can anyone tell me which types of memory can be installed in my Laptop? Currently I have one 512 Mb DDR (PC-2700) installed and I was thinking about changing it to 2x256Mb DDR2 (so the dual channeling should work). Is it a good idea? Will it work? And what specific type of DDR2 is compatible with my Toshiba?

Answer:Satellite M40-101 memory upgrade question


As far as I know the notebook uses PC2700 DDR-Ram modules.
You can upgrade the memory to max 2048MB and these modules should works properly:
PC2700 256MB (PA3311U-2M25)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-2M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-2M1G)

Hope I could help

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I am looking into upgrading my HDD which with the P100-286 is the Fujitsu MHV2200BT. I wish to find an HDD with a faster RPM and maybe a slightly greater capacity too.

I have found information on the MHV2200BT and see that it has a slightly larger casing than most notebook 2.5" HDD. Its is 12.5mm in height rather than the usual 9.5mm.

Will this make it unsuitable to purchase another HDD?
Will I need to find another housing or casing for the HDD?

Here is the stats on the current model...

I am thinking about getting this HDD to replace it .....

Thanks for any further information.

Answer:Satellite P100-286 - HDD upgrade question


Hmm? the old HDD is 12.5mm and the new is 9.5mmm
Well buddy? I don?t exactly how the HDD has been mounted in the P100 but in many cases the HDD is placed in the holder (bracket).

So the new HDD would not blend with this bracket.

But why you don?t take a 12.5mm HDD? There are a lot 2.5?, 12.5mm, SATA HDDs which would be 100% compatible with your notebook!
Search a little bit...

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Hi all

I am looking for RAM for a Satellite P200 although I cant find it on any compatibility list.

I am hoping to get two 2GB DDR2 880 RAM.
Can you help me please.

Will the RAM be downrated to a slower speed in the Toshiba or will the 880 work fine?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Satellite P200 - RAM upgrade question


> Will the RAM be downrated to a slower speed in the Toshiba or will the 880 work fine

Sorry but I don?t know what you mean by 880?. Do you mean the DDR2 880Mhz module???

There are different Satellite P200 models but generally you could use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM memory modules

The compatible module is running at 667Mhz!


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I would like to replace the internal hard drive for a larger size but i am unsure which ones are compatible.
Below is a link to dabs where they have 5 hard drives but unsure if they will work.

Would be great to get some advice on this thanks.
I have a Satellite P100-160 which currently has a 120GB hard drive it is not enough! y=50540&NavigationKey=40970000&CategorySelectedId= 11154&PageMode=1

Answer:Satellite P100-160: Question about HDD upgrade


I downloaded the user manual for this notebook from the Toshiba page and it says that you can use the 160GB HDD.
I think it wouldn?t be a problem to use a bigger HDD like 200GB or 250GB.

The Sat P100 supports an SATA HDD controller and therefore you should use the SATA 2.5? HDD.


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can anyone reassure me I am buying the correct, and best RAM for my 2 Satellites. One is the P100-423.
The other is Satellite Pro P100.

1) Can I use PC2 5300 DDR2 SO DIMM 200 pin modules - 667 Mhz in both machines.
I want to buy 4x 1 GB chips (all the same), so both PC's will have 2 Gig ram.

2) I have seen the above chips with 533 Mhz, but I have been told I can use this or the 667 Mhz. Is this correct?
667 Mhz would be faster and preferable would it not?

3) Some chips also are designated PC2 - 4200 - rather than PC2-5300. Again, can I use either?

4) Finally, I always thought it was best to fit 2 ram chips of the same size -which is why I want to use 2x 1 GB chips.
Yet I have been recommended to fit 1 x 1GB and 1x 2 GB in each pc.
I know a total of 4 Gig is theoretical ie only 3.25Gb is possible.
But will the unbalanced formation offer much greater performance over the balance 2x 1GB formation. ?

Many thanks for any advice offered


Answer:Question about RAM upgrade on Satellite P100-423

Using slower RAM is possible. I have a other notebook at work with 4200 iso 5300. It runs ok.

However using the exact speed is better because this gives the best performance. The timing of your system is tuned to these memories.

Nevertheless slower modules but more RAM will still give you an improved performance.

3G seems to be the max for Vista-32. The unbalance is of course not optimal but still I expect the performance is better then with 2GB.

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I'm confused. On one part of the Toshiba site it says my laptop is supported for upgrade but somewhere else, it isn't listed.

Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade safely and what, if any, Toshiba drivers will I need to reload. I'm not very technically minded so hope you can answer this without too much tech-speak. LOL

Answer:Satellite Pro C670 upgrade to Win 8 question

Check please Toshiba Win8 support page on and Toshiba Compatibility Matrix.
Is your notebook listed there?

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Who are you? Ttime for some upgades for this great laptop and some few questions and I will be pleased to answer to me.

1.Is there any empty space to install a second hard drive SSD?

2.If there is not can I put off the DVD hard drive and in the empry space to fit a ssd drive? I will need something like that? ----> fb4d
This is an adapter.

3.How much max memory RAM support the Satellite L500D? I have already installed 2GB and I have an extra socket and I want to install a single 4GB RAM and total 6GB RAM

Its sounds this idea good to you? Thank you very much and have a nice day

Answer:Satellite L500D - SSD and RAM upgrade question


As you can see on bottom side of the notebook it doesn?t support a second HDD because there is no second HDD bay on bottom side.
The adapter that you posted is not an official one so nobody can say if it?s compatible part or not. As far as I know for Satellite notebooks there is no CD/DVD bay adapter but you can ask an authorized service provider for further details.

The maximum RAM capacity is depending on your exact notebook model. L500D was delivered with different hardware so you must post your exact notebook model number.

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What are the limits to upgrade my Satellite P10 Notebook? Currently I use 1GB RAM (2x512) and I still have the original 60GB 4200/min HDD. Mainly I'm interested in upgrading my harddrive to get at least one 100GB 7200/min drive. Best would be one of the 24h server ones like the Hitachi HTE721010G9AT00, as I hardly power off my computer. Which one to take and are there any limits (BIOS) (keeping in mind that there will be 200 and even 250GB drives next year)?

About the RAM: Should I put two 200pin SO-DIMM in 333 or 533 or shouldn't I change at all as it works fine and stabil now?

Answer:Satellite P10: Question about RAM and HDD upgrade limits


you have to use DDR SODIMM memory with 333MHz.
But I don't know the max capacity of HDD that will work.


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ich have a Satellite Pro 2100 with a harddrive capacity of 40GB. Now I want wo upgrate it with a 100GB or 120GB HDD. Is it supported? Where is the upper limit of supported capacity? Is there something I have to look out? Are there special attributes which I have to look for?

forward thanks for your support

Answer:Satellite Pro 2100: Question about HDD Upgrade


It's very improbable that the 100 or 120GB HDD will work.
I assume the BIOS will not recognize these HDDs.
I don't found any officials documents about the supported HDDs but I think the 60GB HDD is biggest HDD which would works on the Satellite Pro 2100.

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Hi, new to this forum.
I tried to find a direct contact to ask this, but could not locate any email options on the website, only phone numbers, which aren't an option right now as I have other obligations during business hours at the moment.

I'm a computer technician of 30 years and have today purchased a new Satellite Pro R50-C PS566A-004001 with an i7-5500U, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD Notebook for a customer of mine. He has requested an additional 8GB of RAM, which I purchased at the same time from my wholesaler. On opening the box I discovered there is no access to the memory slots or the Hard Drive. The Toshiba Website states in the specs that the RAM is expandable to 16GB, but it appears the back cover has to be fully removed to gain access. I would like to check if I remove the back cover will this void the warranty. The specifications on the Toshiba website do not state that it is not user accessible to change the RAM, where as from the research I did for the customer, other cheaper models do state this. I have sold Toshiba and other brands Notebooks in the past and have always ensured that the specifications for the laptop did not say the RAM was non user accessible, and as such that I would be able to upgrade the RAM as customers request.

As above, I just wish to check that upgrading the RAM on this laptop will not void the Toshiba warranty, since the specifications do state that the laptop is expandable to 16GB of RAM, and do not state that it is not user accessible/u... Read more

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

Answer:RAM upgrade question for Satellite A100-165

why i cant view this thread??

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Would my laptop support [WD Scorpio Bule 500GB|] ?

Answer:Satellite A100-599 - HDD upgrade question


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


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Hello, CAn you help me ? my system is very slow i and i want to upgrade, i have this system actualy : standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) Mo
m?moire maximale : 8,192 Mo
technologie : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz) whay model of memory card can i upgrade on my slots ? Kingston or others ??? what the maximum i can find please ?? merci

Answer:Satellite P300-1H7 upgrade question

Originally Posted by Thomas1973

Hello, CAn you help me ? my system is very slow i and i want to upgrade, i have this system actualy : standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) Mo
m?moire maximale : 8,192 Mo
technologie : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz) whay model of memory card can i upgrade on my slots ? Kingston or others ??? what the maximum i can find please ?? merci

Hello Thomas

Your notebook has an Intel Dual Core T3400 processor and 667Mhz FSB and 1MB cache only. And you are in Vista 32 bit. Your DDRII RAM is of 800 MHz. All this does not allow you to speed up your system.

If you want to upgrade to speed up your system, you need:
- Either change your processor by a more powerful dual-core (1066 MHz FSB as P300-20E eg with a 3MB cache).
- Or place your system on a 250 GB SSD drive (I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO 250 Gb), the migration of your HDD to the SSD software is included in the Samsung box). Modified the price is less than € 100.

I think for a beginner computer the most effective solution is the latter, especially since it is not easy to find a P8600 processor to replace your T3400.

Take the opportunity to buy a dry air bomb to remove the dust from the ventilation of your laptop.

Good luck and good Christmas holidays.


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I upgraded the ram last year and im running at top capacity for my model, 2.0gb.

This really helped for a while, but after a couple of heavy programmes were installed this year (one software, one game) ive noticed it running as slow as before, its worth noting that my computer passed all the spec needed for both apart from the game where im running on 1.7ghz and it needs at the very least 2.0ghz from the processor, and i am running on the slowest peformance speed from the game itself.

It currently has a pentium centrino, bearing in mind a new laptop is not in my budget, is it worth getting a new processor and which would be best?

Thanks again, Rebekah.

Answer:Satellite Pro L20-PSL25E - CPU upgrade question


My personal opinion is that Satellite L20 is not designed for heavy operations and it is definitely not gaming machine. If you compare price for Satellite A and Satellite L notebooks you will understand why. I am pretty sure this notebook is designed for Internet, Office and all simple ?every day? activities.

RAM upgrade is very good and I am sure it helps a lot but CPU upgrade is not the solution. CPU upgrade is not supported. You must also understand that every hardware platform is designed for optimal hardware activity. CPU, graphics, cooling system and other hardware components must work harmonic and without overheating. Stronger CPU means more heat.

In my opinion you should optimize preinstalled operating system in hope software you use will runs better and more stabile.

Bu the way:

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200-13O ,with (512+512)GB ram.
I want to change the ram to 2GB but i cant find same type of ram.

Is it possible to change it with any type or not?


Answer:Satellite A200-13O: RAM upgrade question


You have to use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM memory modules. Usually it?s no matter what RAM manufacture it is. It?s only important that you would use the right memory modules which support the right specifications.

By the way; you can also order the right memory module from the Toshiba ASP. Just contact the ASP technician and ask for the compatible parts.


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I have Satellite A200-1CR, PSAE0E-02G01TSK
I have 2Gb of RAM
Can I install 4Gb of RAM (because I try 2x2Gb, 800MHz) and don?t working.

Do I need only 667 MHz or my laptop supports only 2Gb?

Answer:Question about RAM upgrade on Satellite A200-1CR


Your notebook can be upgraded up to 2 GB only and for upgrade you must use compatible 667 MHz modules.
For successfully upgrade I recommend you 2 X 1 GB DDR2-667 with part number PA3512U-1M1G.

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Hi to all.....
I would like to ask something.....

I have toshiba Satellite A200-1cr with 120GB HDD.....

I would like to change my HDD. I 've found a hard drive 2.5" with 250GB.

My questions are the following:

1) My knowledge of desktops are very very good. Is it easy to change it on my own?
I guess it is but i want to be sure.. I suppose it gets IDE on it, right?? No SATA at all?

2) If i changed it am i losing my guarantee?

3) Can i give my notebook in a Toshiba official shop in greece and let them do the change?
Can i take it in an unofficial shop, too??

4) Can i put on the notebook 2x 250GB such us new toshiba laptops?
Is there enough space in the notebook for such a change?

thank you in advance.......

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR: Question about HDD upgrade

Hi buddy

It?s good that you ask this.

1) The Satellite A200-1CR supports SATA and not IDE interface and therefore you would need a SATA HDD. It?s really not difficult to replace the HDD and as far as I know you should find some details in the user manual. There is a useful instruction and pictures which explain the whole procedure.

2) Hm? as far as I know the HDD replacement does not cancel the warranty and has no affect on the warranty state.

3) You can also contact the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country for a HDD replacement but in my opinion this is really not necessary because the replacement is not very tricky. As I said above, check the user manual.

4) I don?t think that your notebook would support 2 x 250GB HDD.
Of course, there are some other notebook series which are abele to support two HDDs but I don?t think that your A200 notebook support it.

Just a little comment about the new HDD:
Fact is that some bigger HDD are not supported by BIOS. I mean a upgrade from 120GB to 250GB HDD is really a big step an possibly your BIOS would not recognize the HDD correctly.
Therefore I would recommend testing the HDD firstly before buying.


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hello all and happy new year .

First of all , sorry for my bad english .

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

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

Thank you for answer :)

Bye bye

Answer:Satellite A100-386 - HDD upgrade question


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


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Would the following ram work on the above mentioned laptop??

kingston KVR533D2S4/2G 2048mb so-dimm , 200 pin

Any input would be appreciated

Answer:Question about RAM upgrade for a Satellite A110-133


Maybe this page would be helpful for you:

You need the DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM memory modules.

But I doubt that the Kingston KVR533D2S4/2G 2048mb would run properly because the A110 can be upgraded up to 2GB and in such case you could use only 2 x 1GB RAM modules

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

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


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


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

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


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Hi everyone

I have an A120-107 that I'm generally pleased with but the hard drive is far too small and I'm thinking of upgrading to around 100GB. What do I need to look for when buying? Any suggestions on the best drive to get? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro A120-107: Question about HDD upgrade

Hi there,

you just have to take care, that you purchase a Sata drive in the "Form Factor" 2.5". Thats everything.
Like I know, the biggest drive wich was shipped with this machine was a 120GB SATA drive.

Regarding the manufacturer: Feel free to take every manufacturer which you like. The best would be Toshiba at all ;)


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

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

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


Answer:Satellite A100-200 RAM upgrade question


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

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

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


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Hi all,

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

Answer:Question about RAM Upgrade on Satellite Pro A100

Your machine should be able to take 4 GB of RAM (but read first this article about the 4GB limit on 32Bit systems -> ) but I would suggest you to upgrade only to 2GB since you won?t recognize personally more than 2GB when you?re working with your machine.

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


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I want to purchase some internal memory for my A200 Satellite Pro Mod No,PSAE1E but I cannot find my model in the drop down lists, which memory do I need, I want to upgrade using two 1GB memory sticks, at present I have two 512MB sticks installed.

Answer:Question about Ram upgrade on a Satellite Pro A200

Hi friend,

what you need are two "DDR2 PC5300" RAM sticks with a frontsidebus of 667Mhz.

Like these one:

I would recommend kingston since they are known to work well in almost all mobile computer devices from a big brand..


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I wanted a laptop and my partner who is not real PC savvy(bless his heart) went out without my knowleadge and bought me a second hand laptop. Which I really appreciate his thoughtfulness.

I got a Toshiba Satellite Model Number PSA50A-7k047.
I know a little bit about PC's but not a lot I can change a hard drive and add memory and processor to a desktop but have little knowledge with laptops.

This one has a 40gb harddrive and 240 ram and I am guessing is a Pentium 4.

- What I would like to know is how old is this model and how much can I upgrade it.
- What is the maximum memory, hard drive and will it take a duo core processor.

I've never had a Toshiba before but I've heard they are really good and reliable.

Another question is I went into device manager then system devices, then system speakers I found out there was a driver that wasn't installed. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller - 24CC

The reason I ask is I tried to plug in external speakers and they wouldn't work, I couldn't find a speaker port only mic and headphones. I thought this may be because the above driver wasn't installed. Would anyone know where I could find and download this driver.

Please when you answer remember I am 50 years old and 5 years ago I didn't even know how to bring up a browser, I have taught myself everything I know now..I have 2 blogs and do a lot of marketing, but I am not so good on the tech side.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite A50 PSA50A - CPU, RAM, HDD upgrade question

hi pauline28
goo gle is your best friend... ;-)

i guess this one is about 4 or 5 years old...

i am only guessing but the limitation for ram upgrade should be 1024mb depending on the operating system and the chipset...
take a look at the manual (it can be downloaded at toshibas website)

all drivers for this notebook can be downloaded at toshiba too.

upgrading the hdd up to 120gb may work but there is no garanty, maybe you have to update the bios

upgrading the cpu is the silliest thing to do... why?
ok the cpu that is working in your laptop will be not cheap
a core-duo wont run in this socket/chipset... (not for sure)

but be sure this device will do all the things like surfing the internet ;-) not in water ;-)
play musik, if the driver is installed
and the harddrive with 40gb of space will be enough, if you dont put all your cds on it ;-)

it may be a good idea to pay a specialist for this 20min to check and install the correct drivers...

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Hello, i'm from greece and i'm new here, i know im newbe..

I have toshiba Satellite A200-23q (motherboard: intel gm965, cpu: t5550 (1,8ghz) )...

Resently i bought Intel T7500 (2,2ghz)..
Can i upgrade this laptop with this cpu?? What bios can i updated it to?

Sorry for my language mistakes...


Answer:Satellite A200-23Q - Cpu upgrade question


Usually the CPU upgrade is not advisable.
First of all the BIOS which was developed for this unit, has not been tested with different CPUs and in worst case the BIOS will not be compatible with the new CPU.

The Chipset should support this CPU;

Chapter 1.1.1 Processor Support:
The chipset supports the Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processors 533Mhz and 800Mhz FSB support.

The Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T7500 supports 800 MHz FSB so it should be supprted by chipset.

But once again; there are other reasons why the CPU upgrade should not be done;
The BIOS is one reason.
The second reason is the higher heat dissipation which would be created by stronger CPU? this could affect the notebook functionality as well.

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hiiiii everyone i need to ask a critical question about my Toshiba laptop model name: satellite a110-195, model nu:psaboe.

1- I have a Ram with Buss 533 512 MB DDR2, if i changed it to Buss 667 2 GB Ram does it downgrade to 533 buss & works fine & not cuz troubles & be stable in my laptop or not?

2- what's the maximum Ram Sizes & Busses that can my laptop deal with it ?

plz replay quickly cuz i have problems in Rams upgrades thx

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Answer:Satellite A110-195 Ram upgrade question


What does the user manual say about the RAM upgrade?
Usually such info is always mentioned in user manuals?

But generally you have to know that RAM upgrade depends on the chipset.
The chipset FSB (front side buss) is important for RAM speed.
If the FSB supports only 533Mhz then your RAM modules would run max with 533Mhz speed even than the RAM modules would support a faster speed; ie 667Mhz.

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hi friends,

i`ve a Satellite A200-13O with 120GB HDD, 1.8GHz Intel Centrino Duo, 1GB ram but it has 2 512 chips installed.

if i upgrad 2 1 GB ram is there any chance of improvement in performance....??

and what if i upgrade to 2GB dual channel....??

it has Windows Vista Ultimate...!!


Answer:Question about Ram upgrade on a Satellite A200

Sure, the performance will improve highly since the difference between 1 GB and 2GB is big.

Be sure, that you use DDR2 PC 5300 modules to get the most out of your machine.
If you got still any questions, then ask please


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I have a satellite A40 that I have recently fitted a new motherboard to. Everything is now working perfectly, and I am considering changing the CDRW/DVD drive for a dvd writer.

The current drive is a panasonic UJDA750. I am planning on replacing this with a UJ-850 for the dvd writer. Could anybody please inform if this is a good drive to go for any alternate suggestions, and if I will need any different drivers for the drive to work or should it just be a straight swap out.


Answer:Satellite A40: Question about UJ-850 DVD drive upgrade


Before you will buy an slim drive you have to be sure that this drive is compatible with the A40 Satellite.
There is a big difference between external drives for desktop PC and notebooks drives.
The master/slave/c-sel settings on the slim drives are fixed and not changeable.

If you will buy a slim drive with wrong settings the BIOS will not recognize the drive and you will get an IDE #1 error.

I would recommend contacting the authorized service provider in your country and ask the guys for compatible DVD writer for you A40.

As compatible DVD-R/RW drive you could use the Toshiba SD-R6112 or DVD?RW drive Pioneer G8CC0001L810.
I found also some compatible DVD-Multi (CD-R/RW DVD-RAM/R/RW) drives:
Panasonic G8CC00019810
TEAC G8CC00013810

Sorry for the strange numbers but I assume this are Toshiba part numbers.
Try to google. Maybe you will find a whole name.

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my satellite 1110-z14 has an intel mobile celeron @ 1,5 ghz. The cpu is based on p4 architecture - it should be a northwood-256.
Is there any chance to upgrade the cpu?

The 1110-z20 is powered by the mobile celeron @ 2,0 ghz - all other technical specs except the harddisc are the same... (ati radeon mob m6 with 16mb, usb 1.1 and so on...).

What do you think, can i upgrade the cpu?
Which cpu's can i use?

thx for your answers!

Answer:Question about CPU upgrade for Satellite 1110-Z14


As far as I know the 1110 series computer is equipped with an Intel 845MZ system controller.
I found on the Intel page some details about the Intel 845MZ chip set. It should handle the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor - M with 400 MHz FSB
On the Intel page you can find the whole CPU family.

But generally the CPU replacement and upgrade is not advisable and nobody can say if the OS will run stable after such upgrade? Therefore be careful.

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