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Satellite P300-1H7 upgrade question

Question: Satellite P300-1H7 upgrade question

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

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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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Hello !

I just bought my Satellite P300-27X, but i found out, that the processor is a little to slow... so now i am looking about upgrading processor... I've been looking at the intel dual core P8700, P9500 or maybe T9300 ( I generates 10W more of heat ?)....

Now i would like to ask if its possible to upgrade with written processors ? I have the same GM45 and socket BGA479... But the voltage is differerent on these procesors.. .

How do i change that ?

Do i need to put new bios -does it exist ?
What about heat ? I the current heat dissipaton OK for the 2,5Ghz processor ?

Thank you for you answers !

My laptop specifications:


Answer:Satellite P300-27x - processor upgrade question

Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported and I think it is not best solution for you.
Check also

In my opinion CPU on your Satellite has enough power for all operations you need. To increase notebooks performance, upgrade the RAM. As I can see it can be upgraded up to 8 GB.

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I see that the new P300 have the ability to load up to 8gb of ram....
Does this apply also to my P300-133 as i use Vistax64?

Thank you very much!!!

Answer:Can I upgrade the RAM to 8GB on Satellite P300-133

Hmmm?. I don?t think that you will be able to install and to use 8GB RAM.
As far as I know the notebook?s RAM can be upgraded up to 4GB (2 x 2GB)

I think the same info could you find in the user manual.


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Hi, My wifes Laptop(P300-150) has developed a tick from the HDD1 device - I would like to replace this 250GB drive with another , larger capacity HDD. So my question is twofold

1) what is the maximum size HDD this Laptop can tolerate ?? - 500GB?
2) does it matter if I buy a SATA -II drive - when the original disk in a SATA drive?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Re: Satellite P300 -150 and HDD upgrade

Unfortunately there is no document where you can find this info about maximum HDD capacity that can be used with Satellite P300 but I?m 100% sure you can use 500 GB on Satellite P300.

I don't know if your notebook has an SATA II controller but, as far as I know, SATA II is backwards compatible and I think you can use it on your notebook but it will run with SATA I access speed.

Upgrade SATA I HDD and you will be happy with it.

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Hi there,

I have a Toshiba Satelite P300, model PSPC4A-03N017, and I need to upgrade the HDD. It came with a 320GB and I was hoping to put in a 1TB drive.
I've found one on the web, it's a WD10TPVT 2.5" SCORPIO BLUE, 1TB, 5400RPM, 8MB, SATA II.

Has anyone tried this before?
Has anyone tried a WD HDD in their laptop before?



Answer:HDD Upgrade on Satellite P300

I am pretty sure you are the first one with this question.
My brother has Satellite P300 with 500GB and it works well.
I am not 100% sure but I presume there should not be big problem with 1 TB.

WD HDDs are good products and there is no reason why you should not use it.
I hope someone else has more experience with 1 TB HDD.

Anyway, if you will make decision to buy this HDD test it please and post some feedback.

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Hello everyone,

I have a couple of questions about the Satellite P300-18Z.

What "video out" does this laptop have? (DVI, s-video or d-sub)
Can I link the laptop up to a LCD-TV and watch movies on a resolution of 1080p? (full-HD)
What is the warranty on this laptop?

Answer:Re: Question about the Satellite P300-18Z


According the notebook specification Satellite P300-18Z has follow interfaces:

DVI - No DVI port available
HDMI - HDMI-out (HDMI out port available)
Headphone Jack - External Headphone Jack (Stereo) available
.link - iLink (Firewire) port available
Line in Jack - No Line in Jack port available
Line out Jack - No Line Out Jack available
Microphone Jack - External Micrphone Jack
TV-out - port available (S-Video port)
VGA - VGA (External monitor port RGB port)

Also you can connect it to your LCD TV using HDMI cable.
Warranty is country specific and clarifies this with your local dealer but I know that all Toshiba products have 1 year standard warranty and also 1 year international warranty. you can of course expand it.

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I have a Satellite Pro P300-266 PSPCDE and I am quite content with it.

Since I have a WIN7 64 bit OS ready for use, and 8GB RAM I need to upgrade the BIOS to 64-bit.

I have found a WinPhlash file on the Toshiba support site ( called I have been trying to use this as discribed at the Toshiba support page about using WinPhlash ( Also I made an exception for WinPhlash in the DEP registry.

Still it will not work.

Since I am a user with very mediocre knowledge of modern computers I suppose I am doing something wrong or I may be overseeing something... can somebody please help me upgrading my system to its full capabilities?



Answer:Satellite Pro P300 - BIOS upgrade to 64-bit

You must not upgrade BIOS. If everything works well don?t change anything.
I have Satellite P300 with preinstalled Win7 32bit and runs perfectly.

How do your runs with 64bit version?

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Dear All,
I would like to upgrade my internal hard drive from 250 Gbyte to 1 Tbyte.

The 1 Terabyte hard drive have the following specifications:
?Capacity - 1 TB
?Interface type - Serial ATA-300
?Data transfer rate - 300 MBps
?Spindle speed - 5,400 rpm
?Buffer size - 8 MB

Model is: Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive

Laptop - Before upgrading, what are the considerations do I have to make?

(1) BIOS changes required? After upgrading
(2) Current hard drive contents
(3) Boot Disk
(4) How do I copy the orginal and format the new hard drive with the licensed operating system VIsta Home Premium edition 32 bit onto my new hard drive.
(5) Installing new hard drive once points 1 and 4 have been taken into account and acted on.

Please advise.

K regards

Answer:Satellite P300-20H - HHD upgrade to 1 TByte

Hi Reynold,

Read this article
I'm sure you will faind the awnser.

Consider your hardware and OS and take your conclusions.
It's a long article but ... but I'm sure it's all there.

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I want my P300 upgrade to windows 8. Is this possible, and easy to do ?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 8 upgrade on Satellite P300 - possible?

Yes, it is possible to install Win 8 but since the Satellite P300 is not a part of the Win8 supported notebook models, you will not find Win 8 drivers.
You will have to search and collect such drivers at your own hand?
So this can be a little bit problem but its definitely possible to use Win 8

recommend checkign this pages:
+Windows 8 Upgrade - Notes and Restrictions+

+Upgrade installation of Windows 8+

+Clean Install of Windows 8+

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so I've had my Satellite P300-172 for a while now, Windows Vista has allways done my head in, and now I THINK my warrenty has ran out, I feel its time to upgrade to Windows 7, the other reason im wanting to upgrade is because vista fails to search for updates keeps saying, an error occured while checking for new updates for your computer Code 80072EFD

Can some give me any advice into wether im going to be better upgrading to Windows 7 or doing a clean retail install of it plz?

Answer:Satellite P300-172 - Can you upgrade to Windows 7?


Personally, I prefer to make a clean installation than any kind of upgrade. If you decide to make a Windows 7 installation, check for the drivers on Toshiba driver page.

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Currently running the stock P8400, am probs gonna upgrade it soon, i know the natural route is probs the P9700 but [here|] has the T9900 and X9100 as compatible upgrades as well and 1-2 Quad-core processors, but they run at higher voltages, does any1 know if this laptop has adequate cooling for these processors?
Has any1 upgraded to any of these?

Will I have BIOS problems? Will i fry my motherboard?


Answer:Satellite P300-19Q - Processor Upgrade


CPU upgrade is not supported from Toshiba so everything happens on your own risk. I assume nobody has tested such quad core CPUs on P300 so it?s risky upgrade in my opinion and I wouldn?t do this. I doubt the cooling system, mainboard and BIOS is also designed for such high performance quad core CPUs?

Do you really need a quad core? The Intel P8400 is still pretty fast CPU and should enough for all applications. :)

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Hello. The graphics keeps failing on my Toshiba Satellite P300-161, even after a clean reinstall of Windows. I'm looking to replace the ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3470 graphics card (which is not soldered onto the board).

Can I instead upgrade it or get another card?

The reason I ask is because I've struggled to find the exact same one anywhere! Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite P300-161 - graphics upgrade

GPU upgrade is not supported so either you exchange the card or you must search whole mainboard.

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I was wondering if the screen of this notebook is like a mirror or if it is a dim screen.
Who can tell me?


Answer:Question about screen on Satellite P300-25C

I presume under mirror screen you mean TrueBrite screen.
On almost all new Toshiba notebooks screen is TrueBrite so I am 100% sure this notebook has this ?mirror? screen.
I have checked notebook specification and must tell you that this Satellite P300-25C is great piece of hardware. Very good integrated 1.3 MGPIX cam/mic, powerful graphics. You can upgrade RAM up to 8 GB. As far as I know you can also built in second HDD and sound is fantastic with harman/kardon speakers.

Few months ago my brother bought similar model but and it is great. If you buy it, believe me, you will love it.

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I've just purchased a very nice Satellite P300-1A8 Laptop. All has been restored to original state. The thing is, I'm quite sure someone has resized the HDD partition on the "D" Drive. It has a hard drive of 160 Gb but the "D" drive is showing as 54 Gb. I'd like to downsize it to give me maximum space on the "C" drive but am concerned that it might affect the "HDD Recovery" folder that exists on it.

Any help asap would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite P300 - question about HDD Partition

Create recovery DVD using ?Toshiba recovery creator? tool. After doing this you can do with HDD partitions what you want.
One day if you want to install Vista again and have ?factory settings? you can use this created installations DVD.

Please note: before Vista installation starts whole HDD and old partitions structure will be deleted. So data back up is required.

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I own a sattelite P300-1AE number PSPCCE-00K003BT.
The product specifications about the memory from this notebook are:
Standard: 4,096 (2,048 + 2,048) MB
Max to: 8,192 MB
Technology: DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)

I got the following problem:
I am not able to find the specifications to upgrade my memory from 4GB to 8GB.
I did download some programs from +Crucial+ for example, they said the follow:
My max memory is 4GB
Current installed 4GB
Available slots: N.A.
DDR PC2-6400
("our system scanner couldn't make a complete match")

On every single site I go for buying memory to upgrade like kingston or crucial, ... I can't find my laptop P300-1AE between the other toshiba's, I also can't chose a more general option for the P300's.

Also on the toshiba site I found after a long search: 4GB Memory PC2 DDR2 (800MHz) , but then again... the P300 or more specific my P300-1AE is not in the compatible models list.

So at this point I got very confused which memory I need to buy to upgrade to a total of 8GB RAM... I don't want to waste money on buying the wrong ones...
I even started thinking I might have more than 2 bank slots for memory in my laptop? I started up my BIOS and all it said was "total memory: 4,096Mb" , so this didn't help me out either...

So concrete...
Do I need to replace 2x 2 GB cards (currently installed) to 2 x 4GB cards? or do I need to buy 2x other 2GB and place in 2 other still empty slots? Or do I only have 2 slots?
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Answer:Satellite P300-1AE - specifications for memory upgrade

Ok, I just found out that I have 2 bank slots for memory by using the command: "+wmic MEMORYCHIP get banklabel, devicelocator, caption, capacity+"

But I am still confused about the maximum capacity and which specific memory i need to use. says I can max have 4GB, another program called SIW gives this message: "Maximum memory module size [Unknown] , Warning: Wrong values reported by BIOS"

Than again, my BIOS did not show my max capacity (or bank slots), and yes I have the latest update of my BIOS.

So... When I bought my laptop the productspecifications said I can upgrade to max 8GB and I am able to install 64-bit system. So that's why I'm so confused about my maximum capacity.

I'm sorry if I sound very newby, but actually I am very newby when it comes down to computers :)

Is anyone friendly enough to help me out? I would really appriciate! :D

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I have a Satellite Pro P300 and was wondering whether the CPU or Graphic card can be upgraded?

I really like my laptop but an upgrade is looming and before I take the plunge I just want to see if there any options other than a new laptop.

Answer:Satellite Pro P300 - Upgrade of graphic card and CPU


CPU and graphic card upgrade is not supported and there is no list with compatible CPUs. So everything happens on your own risk. In worst case a new CPU will not recognized from mainboard or BIOS, probably you need a new cooling module too so I wouldn?t do this?

Furthermore the graphic card is fixed on mainboard and cannot be exchanged.

=> [Can I upgrade the CPU, graphic card or mainboard in my Toshiba notebook?|]

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I have a problem to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Edition to Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit. I follow the upgrade process consists the 3 parts of the Windows Upgrade Guide. Part 1 was successful but when I was doining Part 2 (Insert the Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade DVD) I get a error message that the upgrade to 64 bit could not be done.

Now I have installed Windows 7 with 32 bit on my E: partition. But this is not this what I want and what it should be. I want upgrade my Windows Vista Home 64 bit to Windows 7 Home edition 64 bit and then I want to buy me a upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit professional.

Could it be that my Notebook Model must have a BIOS update?
Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P300-23F Model No. PSPCCE-06T03HGR

Please help me in this case.

Answer:Satellite P300 - Windows 7 upgrade couldn't be done


Do you get more infoarmations why the upgrade couldn?t be done?

On the Toshiba website I have found a step by step upgrade instruction that could be useful:

As you can read some programs must be removed before upgrade. Did you do this?

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I have this Toshiba Satellite P300-156 model in post.
I am looking last time on toshiba website.
I plan to change the CPU.

At now i have T5550 on G965 or P965 motherboard, but i see the same motherboard can't cooperate with CPU T8100 and T8300.

Is it possible or not.

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Answer:Can I upgrade the CPU on Satellite P300-156 to T8100 or T8300

Check the CPU type of other P300 models (that use the same Chipset), and use one of those CPU's.

If you use a CPU that was not designed with the P300, it may overheat and shut off the laptop intermittently. Or it simply may not boot due to Power Requirements or BIOS Compatibility or FSB/Memory Speed issues.

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My Satellite P300-133 laptop was delivered with a WiFi card Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG.
There is ease access to the PC card.

I acquired a new wireless router fit for N standard.
It is working fine with the existing laptop card under G standard.
New Satellite P300 models are for H standard.

I like to know if there is a card for Satellite P300-133 that I can use to replace the original laptop card with one matching also the N standard.


Answer:Satellite P300-133 WiFi card - upgrade to N


There are some WLan cards which support the 802.11 Draft N but as far as I know the draft N needs 3 wires WLan antenna.

The other WLan standards like 802.11 A B or G needs 2 wires antenna and I presume the notebook has been supplied with the 2 wire antenna and therefore the Draft N will not work in your notebook.

However, you could try some external WLan cards which would support the Draft N


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I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-1BB model PSPCCE and I would like to installed win XP.
Every time I start installation I got an error message: 0x0000007B.
I try several SATA Intel driver, put them on a floppy and push F6 key during installation process and after push S
with no sucess.

I did'nt find this kind on driver on the Thosiba download files for my P300-1BB?
If anyone could help me to solve this Win XP installation problem I would appreciated?
Hope to read you soon.

Answer:Question about SATA driver for Satellite P300-1BB


Which WXP version you try to install? Is it WXP SP2?

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I would like to have information about the 'illuminated' touch-keys on top of the keyboard. Which tool or application is responsible for let them work or configure them. I have upgraded my laptop from Vista Home Premium to Ultimate and was of course forced to download and install all the drivers and utilities separately.
The only thing leaks are these keys. I am not seucceeded to let them work. I have installed VAP, Assist etc.

Thanks in advance for monitoring

My laptop is a P300-23E

Jan van IJsseldijk

Answer:Question about multimedia keys on Satellite P300-23E

At first I must say that there is no difference between Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. All Toshiba tools are designed to be used for all Vista versions. So if you install all stuff from Toshiba download page you should have the same state as original preinstalled Vista Home Premium. The tools and utilities are the same and also the functionality is absolutely identical.

All you have done is right. VAP is ?package? and contains follow applications:
- Toshiba Components Common Driver
- Toshiba Utilities
- Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool
- Toshiba Power Saver
- Toshiba Button Support
- Toshiba Zooming Utility
- Toshiba Flash cards

Please install also ?Toshiba HWSetup?. There you can find option to enable/disable illumination.

All other buttons should work with Windows media player. You can also set them to work with Winamp but it is other theme. If you want to know how to do this let me know.

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I have a Satellite P300, model PSPCCA-01W073 (sold in Australia). Machine is fitted with two 320GB HDD. Yep, that is 640GB all up. I have upgraded OS to Windows 7 and I dual boot in to Linux Ubuntu.

My work involves editing/processing large media files and my HDDs are maxed out so I at the moment I am forced to swap large files back and fourth with various USB Hard disks. If I can replace the existing drives with much larger models then I will go ahead and do it. ..But at this point I am out of my depth!

I have asked Toshiba support if P300 will support bigger drives but they will not commit to any answers outside the original specs'. They did suggest that I should try Toshiba Users forum for more help.

Could some kind person tell me if it is possible to run disks over 320GB and up to what size. Also, I believe that the existing drives are 5400rpm. My local computer parts and bits online shop lists a choice between Hitachi, WD, Seagate and Samsung with sizes:

(2.5"/ 5400rpm) 320GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB as well as sizes: (2.5"/ 7200rpm) 500GB, 640GB and 750GB.

So my second question; is there any advantage or disadvantage to go for the higher speed of 7200rpm.

TIA, your help should prevent me making yet another expensive blunder.


Answer:Satellite P300 - Upgrade to larger HDDs and 7200rpm?


Theoretically bigger HDDs should be supported and there should not be an big problem to use such HDD since the SATA controller is not limited to any size.

Also the usage of faster HDD 7200rpm should not affect the notebook performance even if such faster HDD produce more warmness?

In my opinion you can upgrade the HDD to a bigger and faster one?

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Because I'm beginer, I have one questoion:
can I set other programs in media buttons (play/stop/FF/REW)?
When I use VAP I can set only MUTE and MEDIA buttons with others programs (e.g. notepad).


Answer:Question about media buttons configuration on my Satellite P300-1A7

Good question, as I really wish to use them with iTunes when it is minimized, however they have no effect.

Though it 'should' be possible, as they do work when iTunes is the window in focus.

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Hello guys ,
I got some questions about unpleasant recovery surprises :

*1)* I just made recovery DVD using Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator and it initially asked for 2 DVDs - but when the first one was done it didn`t require a second blanc DVD . Is it possible all system files of Windows Vista to be written on 1 DVD ?

*2)* Could I reinstall Windows Vista using the HDD Recovery option ( by pressing F8 ) without using recovery DVD ?

*3)* Which HDD partitions`ll be formatted ( just system C: or both C: and E: ) using HDD recovery ?

*4)* What is recovery DVD - Image of the hard drives or Vista installation files ?

Its pretty bad idea not to include OS on DVD when I have paid for it.
Thanks for all the problems to Toshiba :(

Answer:Some question about Toshiab reocvery disk for Satellite P300-133

1. I think the recovery disk creator means 2 CDs. I have a Portege M700 with Windows Vista and one DVD too. I recovered it and after this I have a clean Vista installation with all drivers and tools from Toshiba. Nothing is missing.

2. Yes, you can reinstall Vista using the HDD Recovery option when you press F8 at startup. You don?t need the recovery DVD but you should create one when your HDD get some errors or something else. If you need a new Recovery DVD, you have pay for one.

3. The complete HDD and partitions will be formatted, so backup your data first on a DVD, external HDD, USB stick or something else.
After the reinstallation you have the factory settings.

4. The recovery DVD is an image of the HDD about the factory settings. If you make a recovery, there are all drivers and tools already installed. Of course on the disk are the installations files of Vista, but you can only use this DVD on your Satellite P300. The disk can not be used on an other Satellite or on a PC.

When you have more questions, have a look in the user manual. There are a many in formations about the recovery. It?s in chapter 3.

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After performing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, then downloading the necessary drivers from the Toshiba support website there are issues with the DVD player in my laptop.

I downloaded the Toshiba DVD Player application, which auto detects which version you need. After allowing the application to run, I get the message "No Toshiba DVD installation could be found! You can only update an already installed version."

How do I get the DVD player to be recognised, so the application will install. Currently the DVD player will not play DVDs - which will be an issue for my daughter who is using the laptop.

Also, the Windows 7 driver page mentions updates will be available through Toshiba Service Station, but provides no link. A search of the Toshiba website fails to locate it, where do I get this utility from?

Answer:Satellite Pro P300 - PSPCDA-01L00D - DVD not found after Windows 7 upgrade

What you found on Toshiba download page is just update and not full version.

If you want to have really good player install VLC player. It is for free and you can find it Googling around. This player reads all video formats and I use it for a long time.

It reads DVDs without any problem.

Test it. If you don?t like it you can remove it from he system.

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Hello everybody,

I bought a Windows 7 upgrade to Toshiba.

And I have 2 DVD :
1 for the Toshiba upgrade and 1 for the Windows upgrade.

I have run the 2 first steps without problems.

But when I have run the 3rd step (which is the upgrade of the Toshiba tools), an error occured and I wanted to cancel thee process (I have even removed the CD from the CD reader) but the process kept running.

In conclusion the process went to the end but no tools are installed and when I want to run the CD again it acts as if all the tools are already installed and it doesn't run.

What can I do for the system to consider that the tools are not installed ?

Or where can I find another install program which will run the Toshiba tools on my system ?

Thank you very much.


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Answer:Satellite P300 - lost the Toshiba tools after upgrade to Win7

Hello Laurent

I don?t know which tools are you missing but check please if you can find them on Toshiba download page -

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I upgraded my Satellite P300 from Vista to Windows 7 professional. Initially everything worked fine, now for some reason the inbuilt microphone and the speakers do not work. I subsequently found that none of my 'Quick Start' buttons work, ie I cannot turn them ON or OFF, so perhaps the quick start Mute button is OFF, hence no sound. A computer check of the Microphone and the Speakers confirm that they are working so I guess the Mute button is On, no sound.

Is there any way I can get the Quick Start buttons to work again or turn the mute button OFF so that I can get sound. The funny thing is the speakers work if I use Skype, but I cannot play a CD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite P300 - Quick launch buttons don't work after Windows 7 upgrade

Is the sound card driver installed? Have a look in Device Manager for any unresolved devices.

To get the Fn keys and other features working, you need to install the Toshiba Value Added Package designed for Windows 7 and Satellite P300. Installing a TVAP designed for Vista can cause problems like this.

You can get TVAP from the Toshiba website, in the support section. While you are there, download the Sound Driver as well.

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I lost the product recovery disk for my P100, but I do have the disks for a P30 and P300, both of which are windows XP.

My P100 which my husband uses has become so slow that I feel I have to reload it. But when I tried starting up holding 0, F8 and F12 (one of them gave me a menu, I forget which), I couldn't find an option which allowed it to return to factory settings.

So I wonder if I can use one of the other product recovery disks on the P100? Would really appreciate advice. (I used to own a P30, and I still own a P300)

Answer:Can I use product recovery for Satellite P300 on Satellite P100?


Every single recovery image is designed for certain notebook model. Why?
Every notebook model has specific hardware infrastructure and also specific drivers are needed.

When you compare two different notebooks there are different CPUs, graphic card, modem, cam maybe and so on. So if you want to have properly working OS this will not work.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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

Message was edited by: Matrix Lover

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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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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I have a Sat A60 Laptop with a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. I want to upgrade to a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. I understand I have the choice between UJDA-750 and the SD-R2512. Can anyone offer a preference and will I need firmware / drivers for these to work?
Is it simply a matter of just replacing the unit?


Answer:Satellite A60: Question about CD-RW drive upgrade


I presume that the better idea is to have DVD burner. In this case there is possibility to burn all CDs and DVD formats. I have found info that A60 is also delivered with super-multi drive (TEAC DV-W24E) and this should be also compatible with your A60.

For functionality the firmware is not relevant as drive compatibility.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Helo everybody,
I need a major upgrade so i wanted to know if it's posssible to upgrade the processor. I am already playing Doom 3 at ulra high with 4X Ati, and 1024X768.
Giving me 46 fps,with 2gb ddr 533.

Can i upgrade the Satellite P100-188 T2400 processor to T2500 or T2600 and can i use ddr2 667mhz Ram?

Any suggestions how much performance increases if you upgrade hdd from 5400rpm to 7200 with 8mb cache?


Answer:Satellite P100-188: Question about Ram and CPU upgrade


The CPU can not be replaced. But you can extend the memory with those modules:
PA3499U-1M25(DDR2-667 256MB Memory Kit)
PA3511U-1M51(DDR2-667 512MB Memory Kit)
PA3512U-1M1G(DDR2-667 1GB Memory Kit)
PA3513U-1M2G(DDR2-667 2GB Memory Kit)

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

The max memory that you can use on this unit is 4GB.


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 am the proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite A110-153 that I've had for a couple of years.
I'm interested in upgrading RAM but came across this controversy.

1. Internal Memory expansion module sizes are 256, 512, 1024 MB.
2. Maximum Internal Memory is 4Gb
3. 2 Memory Slots.

Now I'd like to upgrade my laptop to the maximum 4Gb RAM, but how can I do this when I'm not allowed to use 2x 2Gb modules?

Is it humanely possible to upgrade my laptop to 4Gb?

Thanks for time.


Answer:Satellite A110-153: RAM upgrade question


If you want to upgrade the RAM to max 4GB then you have to use 2 x 2GB RAM modules!

The notebook should handle the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM modules

But note; the 4GB RAM can be used only by 64bit OS!!!
Win XP or Vista 32bit would recognize only 3.2GB!!!

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Hi everyone,

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

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

- model: Satellite A300-1Q PSAGCE-07000QIT

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

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

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

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

Many thanks,


Answer:Satellite A300-1QP - RAM upgrade question


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

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

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

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I have 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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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-803 laptop at the moment. There is an Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 cpu in it and it is a bit slow. It also doesn't support VT-x extensions.

My idea is to build a simple hobby-server which should run Gentoo with Xen on it. I can buy an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, but there are two things I would like to know.

1. Does the bios support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600?
2. If it does support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, is there any way to use the VT-x extensions?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-803 - CPU Upgrade question

>1. Does the bios support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600?
This is not known to me but you should check if the chipset would support the the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600. If the chipset does not support this CPU then you cannot use this CPU in your A100. but if the chipset would support the new CPU then you?ve good chances to use this part.

>2. If it does support the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, is there any way to use the VT-x extensions?
Hmm? this is a good question; as far as I know the BIOS needs to support the VT-x feature in order to use this? of course the CPU should support this too? so I think that the VT-x should be available if the upgrade to Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 would be successful?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all,

I am looking for some information on how to upgrade the RAM for my SATELLITE S3000-X4 (120MB RAM, 14GB HD I think!). Heres a little background...

This laptop is approx 5 years old, and I am hoping to speed it up a little. I dont not want to buy a new computer as it generally serves my needs.

I have cleared out my hard drive of unwanted programs and files. And I have run Jv16 Power Tools to clean the registry and minimise start up processes.

It is still a little slow and so I am considering upgrading the RAM as I believe I can do this for around ?50. My questions are:

What type of RAM upgrade should I look at buying? (Does this laptop have 2 RAM 'plug ins' or just one?)
What size of RAM upgrade is the maximum a S3000-X4 could cope with?
Could a novice like myself fit the upgrade DIY style?!

Thanks for any help you can offer!!


Answer:Satellite 3000-X4: Question about RAM upgrade

Hi Gabrielle

It is pretty old unit. I have searched some info but unfortunately I didn?t find much. The unit can use 512 MB of RAM and you can use two memory modules. I am not 100% sure but I think you can use module with follow part number PA3086U-1M25.

The unit is not known to me but please check bottom side. On most units there you can find memory cover.

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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 Versio... Read more

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 have had my Toshiba Satellite L450D-11W Laptop for about a year now and I play alot of gaming. It has AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core, 4gb RAM and Windows 7 Pro (32) but it tends to create a lot of lag and slow loading for the games I want to play. I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my laptops processor into AMD Athlon Quad Core or Phenom Quad Core.

The thing is, would it be compatible? Would it make a lot of difference? Where can I buy Laptop processors products? I would appreciate it for some answers or advice.


Answer:Re: Satellite L450D-11W- Question about upgrade

Please check this Toshiba document at first -

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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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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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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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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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My notebook model no is Satellite U400-138 ,Part Number : PSU44E-00500JG3

Technology :
type : Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processor P8400, Intel GM45 Express chipset and Intel WiFi Link 5100
clock speed : 2.26 GHz
Front Side Bus : 1066 MHz
2nd level cache : 3 MB

Operating system :
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)

System memory :
standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) MB
maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)

In intel webside they wrote about my notebook motherboard Specifications the following paragraph:

" 1.2 Intel GM45 Express Chipset Feature Support
All features supported by Intel PM45 Express Chipset are supported by Intel GM45
Express Chipset unless otherwise noted below. Additional features are listed below. "

" 1.2.2 System Memory
- Support for DDR3 at 667 MHz when FSB is 667 MHz only. "

"1.1 Intel PM45 Express Chipset Feature Support
1.1.2 System Memory
- Supports DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM
- Support for DDR2 at 667 MHz and 800 MHz
- Support for DDR3 at 667, 800 and 1066 MHz
- One SO-DIMM connector (or memory module) per channel
- Two Memory Channel Configurations supported
- Dual-channel Symmetric (with Interleaved access)
- Dual-channel Asymmetric (with or without Intel Flex Memory Technology)
- 8-GB maximum memory support
- 64-bit wide per channel
- 256-Mb, 512-Mb, 1... Read more

Answer:Question about RAM upgrade on Satellite U400-138


In my opinion you should follow Toshiba and not Intel specification. Toshiba?s info is based on own tests and facts.
So, following Toshiba specification for GM45 Chipset there is clearly written:

Min(on board)/Max Capacity - DDR2 800MHz 0MB/8GB max
Type of Expansion Memory - DDR2 800MHz 1GB/2GB/4GB
Module type - SO-DIMM

So if Toshiba write about 800 MHz modules you should use them and not faster modules.
You can maybe use faster too but they will not work with maximum speed but will goes down to 800 MHz only.

If you want to use max RAM amount use recommended and tested 2 x 2GB DDR2-800 (PA3669U-1M2G).
As compatible RAM it is listed 4GB DDR2-800 (PA3670U-1M4G).

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 would like to upgrade my 5 year old laptop, because of memory... I have now changed and a SSD hard drive added (500GB) and a new battery but I want more: the processor ... I have read in the Internet that this is but one has at its manufacturer which processors ask for the device suitable and this I want to do with it what better processor I could use in my good old laptop purely build the perfect works with all components.

Additionally the graphic chip (if possible) but ...

Answer:Satellite L670-134 - CPU upgrade question

Check for cpu upgrade in the cpu support upgrades forum section

and place a request there they will ask u to fill in some information with CPU-Z program then they can determin which cpu upgrade is best for your laptop.

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