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Satellite 300CDS - CPU and memory upgrade

Question: Satellite 300CDS - CPU and memory upgrade

Dear Sir or Madam!

I own a bit old laptop, and I would like to increase the processor's and the memory's clock speed, but I have no idea how to manage it.BIOS 6.30 version Toshiba Satellite 300CDSI haven't found the clock speed settings in the BIOS.

I tried out some programs to increase the clock speed, but it failed. Thats the reason, why I write this letter to you.

Please help me to figure out, how is it possible to increase the clock speed.

Yours faithfully,
B?lint Kecskes

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Answer: Satellite 300CDS - CPU and memory upgrade

I’ve googled bit around but I was not able to find any useful information about RAM upgrade.
It is originally offered with 16MB RAM and can be upgraded up to 144MB but I don't know which modules can be used.

It is very interesting what you can do but I really don't know what you can do with this old piece of hardware designed for old Win95.

I mean it is nice if it still works but I cannot imagine that you can do anything useful with it. Am I wrong about that?

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Hi!

Today I borrowed a friends computer, a satellite, I think the brand i s 300CDS (it is an old one).

since it's rather old, it didn't have the software I wanted to use, so I tried to install "Office Premium 2000". I worked and I shut down the computer.
Now begins my problem. I couldn't get access to it anymore (It worked just fine before the installation).

I got an error message (in swedish so the translation may be a litlle odd)

When unit IOS started
Error: An I/O-partsystemdrive wasn't loaded or the file in the subcatalogue \iosubsys is damaged or there are not enough memory

What does this mean? I have no clue. I realized later that the problem was because I tried to install a 2000 software to a windows 95 OS, that doen't work. So I unistalled the software (in safemode?), I made an disckfragmentation, scandisc, but noting! I still don't get access to windows.

The computer is as I said, old, so I don't know how to find som kind of recovery unit. My "newer" stationary computer at home has it, but I can't find it here.

Please help me, I don't know what I have done! :-(

Anna Larson

Answer:Help! What is this on my old Satellite 300CDS?

Hi,

when you have another Win95 system runing you can try to copy the IOsubsys file with a boot disk!

I'm not sure if the Win95 safe mode has the option "Last know good configuration"!

It can also be that the Office 2000 installation damaged your system very hard, so only a fresh new installed system will run witout problems! You can also take a "normal" Win95 setup CD and install the missing drivers from https://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com , Driver Download and then choose Archive!

Bye Rudi

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Hello,

I think the RTC battery in my old Satellite 300CDS laptop is dead and I want to replace it, because the system date is lost if I don't use the computer for some time. The battery in itself seems relatively easy to find on web-shops (standard Varta part).

I have, however, not found a manual with enough detail on how to "disassemble" the computer without any risk to damage it.

Would you have any such guide or manual?

Thanks,
Maxime

Answer:Satellite 300CDS - RTC battery replacement

After more intensive web search, I found the following:

http://www.eserviceinfo.com/download.php?fileid=31274

This service manual is for 300/310/320/330 Series. The images are in poor quality, but this should help anyway.

Maxime

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

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

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

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Hello together !

For your information:

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

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

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

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

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.

Greetings

L0nestar

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

Answer:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

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

Have a nice day.

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Hello there,
I have recently installed Vista Ultimate on my Satellite M60 Laptop, it is activated and updated but I think it is short on memory. I have two 512 banks of memory and have bought two 1gb memory chips from crucial to install instead of the 512 banks.
Question is, I can find one bank under a lid on the bottom of the laptop but no other, where abouts is it situated and how do I access it?
I have done a similar upgrade on an older model and have no problems with working on the machine but in that case they were both underneath and easily accessed.

Hope you can help.

Russell.

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite M60

Hi Russell

If both memory slots are not placed under the memory cover (bottom side) one of them is usually placed under the keyboard. To access it you must remove the plastic cover placed over the keyboard and after doing this the keyboard itself.

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Can anyone please advise where is the best place I can get a memory upgrade for my Satellite Pro A40 laptop.

I think my machine is a PC2700 DDR. I am looking for either 512mb or 1gb.

Thanks in advance.

Christine

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite Pro A40

Hi

On the Satellite Pro A40 you will find 2 memory slots and you can upgrade the memory to max 2GB (2x1024MB)

It should be possible to use these modules:
PC2100 512MB (PA3164U-1M51)
PC2100 1GB (PA3278U-1M1G)

And

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

I purchase the compatible parts and devices always form the Toshiba service partner in my country because so I'm 100% sure that this parts are compatible.
So I would recommend you also to buy the modules form the ASP in your country.

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Hi guys

so I've got a Toshiba Satellite A80 and I was hoping to upgrade the memory. I know that it can go up to a max of 2x 1gb slots what I was wondering if you guys could help me out is tell me will any memory chip work or will only some work? I've had experience of a chip not working on it , which I found very strange.

I've done some googling and found something along the lines of PC2100 DDR-RAM specification could somebody explain?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A80 - Help for memory upgrade

hi,

I have just made a search for your lap specifications and found out that you can upgrade up to 2 gb DDram 533 mhz. So, you can use ddr ram 533 mhz, preferably Kingston memory modules

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I would like to put in a 1gb memory chip in my current A60 as it only has 256mb built in.

When viewing the parts on the Toshiba site, it is not showing the part available. Are these no longer available?

Thanks,
Manic

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite Pro A60

Hello

Compatible PC2700 1024MB RAM has part number PA3313U-1M1G. you can add it to existing 256 MB.

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Can anyone advise me as to the correct RAM type to upgrade my Satellite Pro A10. Its a standard 256mB at the minute and I'm thinking of slotting in an additional 512mB next to it - but am bemused by the array of memory types and nomenclatures - DDR - SODIMM etc !!!

Handy with the screw drivers but not so hot with the acronyms. Many thanks to you all out there who know the score!

Answer:Memory Upgrade on Satellite Pro A10

Hi

I understand you very well and sometimes I?m also a little bit confused because of the whole notations in the computer world.

The Sat Pro A10 supports 200-Pin PC2700 (333Mhz) DDR SODIMM modules and you can upgrade the memory on this notebook up to 1024MB (2 x 512MB)

You could check this memory module page:
http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=21046&ft=m&st=3

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I NEED TO FIND A 512MB MEMORY UPGRADE FOR MY A50/104 ANYONE NO THE CORRECT ONE TO BUY, I WAS TOLD ON EBAY THAT 512 DDR SODIMM IS THIS RIGHT. ALSO HOW DO I CHECK ON MY LAPTOP FOR THESE DETAILS IF THERE ARE ANY AND ANY OTHER SPEC BATTERY ,HARDDRIVE ETC

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite A50-104

Hi

You have several ways to find out what memory module is compatible and supported.
You can use a diagnostic too like ?Everest?, you will check the user manual or the Toshiba website for details or you will contact the service in your country for supported modules.

I will try to answer the question: The Satellite A50 should support PC2700 DDR-RAM like these parts:
PC2700 256MB (PA3311U-1M25)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

Now it?s your choice. You can also google for the offers
By the way: Visit the Toshiba Options & accessories site. There you will find compatible parts

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can anybody tell me if i can get extra memory for my laptop

Answer:Memory upgrade on my Satellite L20

Hi

Your unit can handle with 2GB max of memory. Compatible modules are:
DDR2-400/533 256MB (PA3389U-1M25)
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

The part number will help you to find it on the net by some online supplier. You can also order them by service partner in your country.

Good luck!

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Hi there,

I have a satellite Pro A10 laptop. I would like to add 512MB to my memory. Can you please tell me what kind of memory I can use?

Thanks

David

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 memory upgrade

Hi

I have investigated a little bit on the Toshiba pages and I have found a short information:
This unit supports PC2100 DDR ram modules. In this case you can use this Toshiba recommended memory modules:
PC2100 128MB (PA3126U-1M12)
PC2100 256MB (PA3127U-1M25)
PC2100 512MB (PA3164U-1M51)

regards

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Hi, I have a Satellite A60-217 (Intel Pentium IV HT 532 ,3.06GHz), and I would like to upgrade the memory adding a 512 MB to currently installed memory (256MB, with 64MB shared to video card).

I tried to install a 512MB S3+ PC2700 DDR SODIMM module, but system won't boot up: it emits a long whistle, then shuts down automatically. If I remove the module, system boots properly.

The manual reports the supported memory speed is only PC2100. Is this true? Maybe the module is faulty?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A60-217 memory upgrade

Hi Stefano

Obviously the added module is not compatible and makes troubles. I have found info that compatible module is PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51).

Google a little bit and you will find a lot of information about module with PA3312U-1M51 part number.

Bye

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I'd like to upgrade the main memory of my notebook.
I know the installed memory is DDR2700 (333mhz) but I also would like to know wich brand is already installed and/or which brands/types are aproved by Toshiba.

thx in advance

Answer:Memory upgrade for [b]Satellite A40-261[/b]

Hi

normally You don't need to bother with brands, MHz'es and stuff like that. If You point out that You want to buy either (recommended) Toshiba original memory option for that model, or a f.ex. use a Kingston 3rd party memory - You just have to say "I have this model, give me a 256, 512 or whatever memory".
It will then work perfect in Your system along with any memory You already have.

Best regards

Tom

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Hi,

I have a Satellite Pro R50-B-12u with 4Gb of RAM.
I have purchased an additional 4Gb RAM stick but cannot see how you fit it.

My last Satellite Pro had a memory flap on the back but all I can see on the back is about 20 screws but no flap!

Can somebody please help me or point me in the right direction?

Thanks in anticipation.

Wozza

Answer:Satellite Pro R50-B-12U and memory upgrade

Hi

The Satellite R50 does not contain separate memory bay.
The memory modules and slots are hidden under the bottom cover.

In order to get access to the modules, the bottom cover has to be removed.
But I would not recommend doing this because this would cancel the warranty!!!

I guess your warranty is still valid and in such case only authorized technician should perform such upgrade to keep the warranty valid.

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I use a sat pro L20 - PSL25E. What does this PSL25E mean in terms of sat pro L20- 102 up to xxx. On the support site they are maintaining only numbers but not this alphanumeric expression. I would need this in order to select the appropriate upgrade module.
If this cannot be answered, could anyone than tell me, what upgrade module I should select in addition to the existing 512 MB?
Thanks in advance

Klator

Answer:Memory Upgrade for Satellite Pro L20

In the meantime I have found that the crypt PSL25E with the extension 00h018GR means 259, thus my Sat pro in an L20-259.
I congratulate all the Toshiba-Name-Designer who succeeded to keep me alert and I apologize the forum for asking a question which not would not had to be done had I made my homework as it is expected from every user of a Toshiba.

Kind regards anyhow

Klator

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Can i add 512MB to the 256MB memory already on my laptop? And also what is the name of the memory supported by Satellite Pro L10.

Thanx
Femi

Answer:Memory Upgrade for Satellite Pro L10

Hi Femi,

Your L10 has two memory slots available and will support a maximum of 2Gb RAM (2 X 1Gb modules).

Check out the following URL for details of compatible modules for your notebook :-

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=11979&ft=m&st=3


HTH

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I have Satellite m70-159 with 512 RAM and want to upgrade memory.
Is kingston ddr2 sdram so-dimm PC5300, 667Mhz 1G memory compatible with my notebook?
I know that this memory will run as PC4200, but I don't know where to buy PC4200.
Thanks.

Answer:Re: Satellite M70-159 memory upgrade

The Satellite M70 can be upgraded to 2GB RAM.

The Kingston RAM should be compatible with your notebook because Kingston makes high quality RAM and a lot of users here upgraded it with Kingston modules.
And as you said the RAM will run as PC4200, this is no problem.

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Hi

could anybody tell me where to buy extra memory for my laptop?
It has 256MB. At moment have been reading around is it best and possible to just buy a 1GB and take out 256 and put in same slot.

Any help well received thank you.

Answer:Satellite P10-304 - memory upgrade

Hi

The Satellite P10-304 supports the *200-Pin PC2700 (333Mhz) DDR SODIMM* modules.

It looks like it would be possible to upgrade it to max 2GB RAM and therefore you could use 2 x 1GB modules.

Greets

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Hi

I have Satellite Pro L40-15d with 512 memory (Samsung) but I wont upgrade to 1GB. I have Kingston ktt667d2/1g I have tray to put in to both slots but nothing work I cant switch on computer.

But when I change for old one laptop is ok. What can I do? Install special program or update BIOS or maybe the memory stick is broken.
Regards

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite Pro L40-15d

Hi

The notebook doesn?t boot after the memory upgrade due to these different issues;

- memory modules are not compatible together
- memory modules are not compatible with the notebook
- memory modules are faulty
- one of memory slots is faulty

In most case the memory module replacement helps.

One hint; did you try to switch the memory modules in the slots? Sometimes this helps.
Several weeks ago I have updated my memory and the notebook didn?t boot.
I thought it?s a memory malfunction but after module switching the notebook booted correctly.

Good luck

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Hello.
I have a question about my Toshiba Satellite A30 memory.
I want to upgrade my memory (one chip 256 DDR SoDiMM 333 Mhz PC2700 installed). If I add to the original 256Mb a 512Mb chip will the two work together and is a 512 DDR SoDIMM with a frequency of 400 Mhz compatible with the laptop computer and 256Mb chip?
Thanks

Answer:Satellite A30 RAM memory upgrade

Hi

>If I add to the original 256Mb a 512Mb chip will the two works together?

Yes, both modules will work together. In such case you will have 768MB of main memory.

> is a 512 DDR SoDIMM with a frequency of 400 Mhz compatible with the laptop computer and 256Mb chip

This depends on the front side bus (FSB). As far as I know the A30 supports a 533Mhz FSB. So the 512MM module should run with full 400Mhz speed.

But note; if the 256MM memory module supports only 333Mhz then the faster 512MB module will also run with 333Mhz. The 256MB module will make the second, faster module slower.

Best regards

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Hi, I have a Satellite Pro A60 PSA65E which currently has 192mb RAM and Celeron 2.8GHz CPU.

My problem came when I tried to install Adobe Creative Suite 2 onto it but it wouldnt allow me to do this as it needed 384 mb RAM to run it. I was wondering if somebody could tell me which RAM upgrade is compatible with my machine and whether it slots into another port or if I have to take the old one out and replace it?

Thank you
Donald

Answer:What Memory Upgrade should I buy for my Satellite Pro A60?

Hi,

your notebook has 256MB internal memory, I'm not sure why it shows only 192MB. This internal memory can only be replaced by a service technician. But you also have a currently unused memory slot, in which you can place a maximum of 1024MB RAM.

Here are the modules from Toshiba you can use:
PC2700 256MB (PA3311U-1M25)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

Bye

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I have a Satellite L30-134 which appears to be running quite slowly - I think due to large amount of photos and itunes music.

I am wondering which is the easiest way to resolve - buy a memory upgrade (no idea how to change the memory though) or get an external hard drive?
And if I change the memory will I lose what is already saved on the laptop?

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite L30-134

Sure you can improve performance by upgrading your notebooks memory. The maximum amount of your notebook is 2GB and if you want to buy memory modules, make sure the following specifcations are present:

DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4200) 200-PIN SODIMM

An external HDD won't improve performance but keeps your data safe, if you have to reinstall your system. For me, it is best way to store pictures, music videos and stuff like that.

But there are other things to make your machine faster. Depending on your operating system, there are several guides around the internet.

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Hello,

I need some memory for my Toshiba Laptop it's a Satellite P30-143 (PSP30E-21301GS4) PC2700s DDR333MHZ CL2.5
I want Kingston RAM but I can't find on the kingstonmemory website. And I don't know the maximum I can use.

Any idee ?

Thanks
Johann

Answer:Satellite P30-143 - Need memory to upgrade the RAM

Hi Johann

Well, regarding the user manual you can upgrade the RAM up to 2GB. That means you can put in 1GB module in each memory slot.

The new RAM should have the following specification: DDR-RAM PC2700 (DDR333)
Normally you should find such RAM modules on the Kingston website because I bought DDR-RAM PC2700 last year from Kingston for my older notebook and it works perfectly.

By the way: In the user manual of Satellite P30 you can find useful instructions how to upgrade the RAM.

Bye

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My wife recently purchased a Satellite L10-114 which has 256 RAM. She is finding use a little on the slow side compared to my L20 with 512. Am I right in assuming another 256 could be added in the second memory slot to achieve 512?
Or does the existing 256 need to be replaced with a 512?

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite L10

Hi Brian,

You can leave the existing 256Mb module in place and add an extra module to the second bay. PLease see the following link for suitable details http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=13380&ft=m&st=3

regards,

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Have a Toshiba Satellite 225 CDS / 1.4 running Win98SE
Model # PR1240U VCD
It has 16MB of EDO RAM, am wanting to upgrade to 144MB. What I NEED TO KNOW, PLEASE, is what TYPE (My own research suggests that it takes the PC133 SO DIMM 144 Pin. Is this correct? If not what type is needed, and who still makes 128MB modules as Curcial only goes upto 64MB & Kingston's are discontuned.
All feedback & help is apreciated, plus I thank you in advanced
 

Answer:Satellite 225 CDS Memory Upgrade

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I have a Satellite L30-11D and I am wanting to upgrade the memory modules in it, I have found this;

Part Number: PA3411S-2M1G
1024MB (1GB) Memory PC2-4300 DDR2 (533MHz)

and it will work but im unsure on this - can you have more than one plugged into my laptop?

Please help!!!

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite L30

Of course you can do more then one memory module. On your Satellite notebook there are two slots available and you can put two memory modules. Your notebook can handle with max 2 GB of RAM.

According the notebook specification you should have now 512 MB of RAM. New 1GB module put in place where is now placed 512 MB module and old one put into empty slot.

If you need more assistance please write again.

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Can I use memory Kingston KVR533D2S4/512 [512MB 64M x 64-Bit DDR2-533 CL4 200-Pin SODIMM] to upgrade memory to 1Gb on Satellite M70-122?

Answer:Upgrade memory Satellite M70-122

Hi

You can check it on Kingston site http://www.kingston.com/products/default.asp

Bye

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I have upgraded an A60 Pro with a 1GB memory up but the Control Panel /System/ General tab still shows it as having 192MB RAM. This limits me downloading some Security Software from BT Yahoo.

Can anyone advise on how I can make the machine recognise the new RAM or is the 192 MB RAM noted different memory from the new memory upgrade?

Answer:Memory Upgrade on Satellite Pro A60

If you use non-compatible RAM module it is logic that system can not recognize it correctly. I do not know who is the manufacturer of this 1 GB RAM module but if you want to use compatible one pick up some info about PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G) or check Kingston web page.

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Hi,
I have Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1DG with 4Go and I have to questions :
1) I would like to upgrade it. Could I add 8Go from crucial (http://www.crucial.fr/eu/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=92951A9AA5CA7304) to the 4 existing one ?
2) If I replace the HDD by a SSD do you know if it will be possible to connect it very quickly like with an ultrabook (intel spec) ?

Thanks for your help

Vince

Answer:Satellite L50-A-1DG - memory upgrade

According notebook specification it has 4 RAM slots and can be upgraded up to 32 GB of RAM.
Compatible RAMs are:
4GB DDR3L-1600 - PA5104U-1M4G
8GB DDR3L-1600 - PA5104U-1M8G


I recommend you to buy high quality modules from Kingston and you will be 100% sure about compatibility.

With SSD I think there is no problem at all. I have upgraded my older notebook and it works perfectly.
Which one do you want to buy?

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I'm looking for memory upgrade and I need some advice. Please let me know if any of below works on my laptop?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMS...ct_top?ie=UTF8

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-Impa.../dp/B00KQCOV5C

My Laptop: Satellite C50-A-157

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Hi,
i have upgraded my memory from 2 x 256 mb to 2 x 512 mb, but nothing works. i bought the ram modules compatible to pa3312u-1m151.
this system doesn't boot, nothing happens. after reinstalling the old module, system starts normally.
what can i do?

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite M30-344

Hi

If the unit doesn?t start properly it is probably because the new modules are not compatible for this unit.
According the specification you need PC2100 512MB (PA3164U-1M51) RAM module. Please bring your back and buy PA3164U-1M51. Those are tested and they should work properly.

Good luck!

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I have Satellite A60 and I want to update the memory from 256MB to 1GB

Please can I do it?

Answer:Memory upgrade to 1GB RAM on Satellite A60

Good news for you. It is possible to upgrade your notebook to a maximum of 1,2GB of RAM.
Just make sure you buy one module with this specifiactions:

1 GB - SO DIMM
333 MHz / PC2700

You will have to buy one 1GB module, because you have only one slot available. The 256MB are onboard.

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I have a Toshiba L40-15G with 1GB DDR2 ram (2x512MB). It works at a frequency of 266Mhz.
I want to upgrade to 2GB of ram by going 2x1GB sticks or a 2GB stick.

However, i don't know if the 2GB stick will be accepted on one slot.
Should i buy a 2GB stick or 2 1GB sticks?

And, can the frequency of the new sticks be higher? like 800Mhz/500Mhz?

Message was edited by: Ruixituh

Answer:Memory Upgrade on Satellite L40-15G

Hi

The memory module frequency depends on the chipsets FSB (front side bus)
If the FSB is limited to 266Mhz then your modules will run only with 266Mhz even the modules would support a faster speed.

As far as I know the notebook supports the Intel GL960 Express Chipset.
This chipset handles max 2Gb RAM so you could use only 2 x 1GB RAM modules.

I thing the chipset will handle 533Mhz
http://www.intel.com/products/notebook/chipsets/gl960/gl960-overview.htm

Cheers

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I understand that part of the system memory can be used to enhance performance. (up to 4gb?)
If this is true......
1. How do I do this?
2. Do I need to increase the basic 6gb that came with the machine?

Thanks in advance for any constructive advice :).

Answer:Satellite Pro C70-A - memory upgrade

You can enhance performance of your notebook with memory upgrade. I don't know which notebook model do you have exactly and cannot check specification.
Please post full model name.

I presume you will be able to increase memory up to 8GB anyway.

Are you satisfied with notebook?s performance?

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Hey all

I want to do a memory upgrade on my Toshiba Satellite L20-181.
Now i have 256MB and i want to add another 256MB memory stick.
Could you please inform me about the type of memory this laptop has?
On the site it says:
System memory standard : 256 MB
maximum expandability : 2,048 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM

DDR2???
A link with such memory would be very helpful.
Also any way to buy online memory?

Best Regards

Answer:Satellite L20-181 memory upgrade

Hi

The info that you have is absolutely right. Toshiba has tested this notebook with follow memory modules:
DDR2-400/533 256MB (PA3389U-1M25)
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)

As you can see it is DDR2 memory module and if you use part number (PA?.) at the Google you will find a lot of online offereor where you can order this tested memory. I recommend you to buy original one or maybe Kingston module. On this way you will be sure that new module will be recognized properly.

Good luck!

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Hi Everyone

I have an OG (Original Giant) P20-504.

On Friday 13th (seriously!) my hard disk died, luckily I had a recent backup.

I need a few recommendations :-

1) Best 80GB drive to buy.
2) I want to upgrade my memory, who's can I use? (2048MB is the target)
3) Can the modular 2nd drive adaptors still be bought
4) Do the adaptors only let you add an 2.5 inch drive?

Also, anyone got any views on how the P20 (mine has a 3.2 GHZ processor) will handle Vista? I think the graphics card may be a little wussy.

Also, how does the P20 compare with current machines?


Regards

Richard

Answer:Satellite P20-504: HDD and memory upgrade

Hi,

You become a information for Vista premises of the Website.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/relperf/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/feat/relperf.mspx


Part numbers for your Memory update.
PC2100 1024MB (PA3278U-1M1G)
PC2100 1GB(PA3278U-1M1G)
Maximum 2048 MB

By

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I wonder if there are any ram upgrade for my A40-221 notebook. Non of our stores here in my area which sells Toshiba has it, and when i ask I only get the message that they don't have ram to my notebook because it's to old. So Im at loss....

Thank you in advance.


~Nusselita~

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite A40-221

Here you go. You can upgrade your notebook to a maximum amount of 2GB ram. You can buy this ram nearly everything. Just make sure it has the following specifications:

200-Pin PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SODIMM

Would suggest you buy 2x1GB modules for your machine to give it a nice performance boost.

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Hi,

I have a Satellite Pro L10 Celeron M Processor 360 1.4GHz/ XP HE/ 256MB/ 40GB/ 15TFT/ DVD-CDRW/ OneNote. I wanted to upgrade the RAM memory, and I noticed that in the User's Manual it says:

Before you install a new 512 MB memory module be sure to remove any memory modules already installed.

Does this mean that I cannot install a 512 MB module in addition to the 256 MB it already has for a total of 768 MB?

Thanks for any advice,

Luis

Answer:Satellite Pro L10 Memory Upgrade

Hi Luis,

The specification for your notebook indicates that it can accept up to 1,024 Mb RAM. If you have 2 RAM slots then you can use any combination of RAM modules as long as you do not exceed the quoted maximum. Obviously if you only have 1 RAM slt then you must remove the original 256Mb module before inserting you new 512Mb one.


HTH

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What type of memory, specific for SATELLITE L10-202 ( i.e.Toshiba part number or equivalents), should I use on operation memory upgrade up to 1GB?

Answer:Re: Memory upgrade on Satellite L10-202

Hello

Just short info for you: according the specification your notebook can handle with max 1 GB RAM. Compatible memory modules are:
PC2700 256MB (PA3311U-1M25)
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)

Bye

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Hi,

Is it possible to upgrade the memory for the Satellite A60-218 models?
I've heard that the memory is onboard (internal) and cannot be replaced. Is this true?
If not, could somebody give me a hint where can I find the memory modules on this model?
I have tried disassembling it without success.

Thanks!
Levente

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite A60-218

Hello

Just for info: Satellite A60 has 512 MB internal memory and one sot only is available for upgrade. This unit can handle with max 1,5 GB of RAM. On the bottom side in the middle there is placed memory module cover. Remove it and you will find RAM slot.

For RAM upgrade you can use follow compatible memory modules:
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

If you have more questions please write again.

Bye and good luck!

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i have a satellite pro m30 and i want to change memory and i was wondering if it supports DDR2?

Answer:Satellite Pro M30: Memory upgrade

Hello

This unit supports PC2700 DDR-RAM. Furthermore you can upgrade the memory to max 2048 MB (2x1024MB)
These modules are supported

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

Bye

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Hello, could someone tell me:
Ive had 2 modules of RAM 512 (Samsung) & 256 Hynix. After I decided to install 1024 Mb (Crucial(Micron), Bios and OS doest see 256 MB module - only 1024 MB.

The same picture as I install 1024 Mb + 512 MB. I've already flashed with new Bios - it didn't help.
But the utillity CPU-Z in Windows recongnizes 2 modules in both cases?

P.S. Should I install the same module as my Crucial (Micron), or my laptop doesn't support more than 1 GB?

Now using one module of 1024, quite enough, but may be in the future I would like to have more.

Answer:After memory upgrade Satellite L20-206 shows only 1GB

Well, this is very strange because the L20-206 could be upgraded to max 2GB memory!
In this case you could use 2x1024MB memory modules!

The notebook should recognize both installed modules! But maybe the both modules are not compatible?! Anyway, I would recommend using the same modules with the same specifications.
I found some modules recommended by Toshiba. So maybe you want to use these:
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

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Hi,

I decided to upgrade my laptop to 8Gb RAM from the standard 4Gb, so I purchased two "Corsair 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 PC3-8500 C7 1066MHz 204-Pin SODIMM Module".

I inserted both of them into the slots and powered up but all I got was a black screen.
So next I took one of the modules out and tested again and still didn't boot up, so I moved the 4Gb module to the other memory slot and this time the laptop booted up.

I repeated with the other 4Gb module and the same, so I also repeated with the 2Gb modules that originally come with the laptop and these both worked in either slot.

So basically one of the slots on the laptop does not work with a 4Gb module but the other does.
I am now running with the 2Gb in the top slot and the 4Gb in the bottom slot to give me 6Gb but ideally I would like both 4Gb to work.

I have downloaded the BIOS update (12 May 2010) but it says my BIOS is currently at that version or higher.

Please, someone help me. Toshiba, what is the problem?

Thanks
Shawn

Answer:Satellite Pro L550-19T - memory upgrade to 8Gb

Problem is modules compatibility. The "Value" RAM Modules use a lot of cheap chips utilizing multiple banks/channels, which can cause compatibility problems with some Chipsets/CPU's.

I recommend you to buy high quality modules from Kingston.
Check please this page. There you can find info about memory modules for your notebook.

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I have purchased 2Gb of Crucial memory for my L30. After removing the 512Mb module and adding two 1Gb modules the L30 would not boot. With 1Gb alone boot ok, with the other 1Gb alone boot ok.

With either of the 1Gb modules and the 512Mb module boot ok. Both 1Gb modules together won't boot. Crucial have given up and have offered a full refund but I would rather have a solution if possible.

The BIOS level is 2V30, that I understand to be the current available version.

Any ideas please, John

Answer:Satellite L30 does not boot after upgrade to 2GB memory

Hi

You are right, this problem sounds very strange and I wonder why it happens.
The Satellite L30 supports definitely the 2GB memory and you should be able to upgrade it with 2 x 1024MB modules!!!

This is strange but it seems that these both modules are not compatible together?
I found Toshiba recommend module on the options and accessories site.
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G) maybe you could try this one...

Anyway, I don?t think you will be able to solve this issue on another way. The modules must be replaced.

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Hi,
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

Hi

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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Please can anyone assist with providing some insight or details regarding memory upgrade options for a Satellite L350 - 107 laptop

According to the Toshiba spec sheets this unit can only be upgraded to a maximum of 2gb RAM - There are web sites that advise that this unit can take a maximum of 4Gb RAM..... Can this unit be upgraded to 4GB RAM and if so, how is it done? I have installed 4Gb RAM into the unit and the BIOS recognises the RAM during the POST. Windows starts to load and then crashes.....

The unit is a Satellite L350 - 107, Model number PSLD0E - 00500TF3

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite L350 - 107 Memory Upgrade

Hi

Generally speaking the memory upgrade depends on the chipset which is placed on the motherboard.
The Satellite L350 ? 107 has been supplied with the Mobile Intel GL960 Express Chipset and this chipset handles max 2GB RAM
This means that you can upgrade the RAM to max 2GB RAM using the PC2-5300 Memory Modules.

Hope this info could help you.

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hi, guys..I am the proud owner of a Satellite M70-160.
I'm considering upgrading my ram memory ( I have 512 ddr2 at 533mhz)and I woul like another 512 and i've encountered 2 problems. The first one is which one of the toshiba memories is better? I mean they offer 2 types of 512 ddr2 memory PA3412U-2M51 and PA3412U-1M51.

The second question is '' can i use other brands of 512 ddr2 memory modules?'' I mean do they have to be exactly the same as the one that's inside the notebook? Because I've seen other brands that offer 512 ddr2 at 50% of the Toshiba ones.. Actually someone from the main Toshiba dealer in Romania offered me another brand, SILICONE-something..( or something like that).

Thank you very much!

Answer:Satellite M70-160 ram module memory upgrade

Hi,

I think the two memory modules from Toshiba have the same performance, because they are both PC2-4300. You should also be able to use other modules from the same typ. They are just not tested by Toshiba.

Bye

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Hello, I want to extend memory from 4GB to 8GB, the memory that has installed is 4GB 1rx8PC3L-12800S-11-13-B4
I bought 4gb kigston kvr16s11s8 / 4 but the laptop does not recognize it.

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Where is the memory located on this model as can not see it with any removableable panel?

Ta

Answer:Re: Memory upgrade on Satellite U200

Do you mean the Satellite U200?

The RAM slots are placed under the keyboard. So you must remove the keyboard holder (between keyboard and LCD), remove the screws securing the keyboard and then remove the keyboard.
On the right side are the memory cover and the RAM slots.

I have no experience with notebook disassembling, to go an local ASP and ask an technician for help.

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Have two Satellite Pro A200 #PSAE1E-00T002EN laptops and wanted to know if I can upgrade the 2 x 1GB memory to 2 x 2GB?

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite Pro A200

As I understand you request, you want to upgrade the notebooks memory to 4GB.

Well, I think it?s not possible.
The Satellite Pro A200 supports max 2GB RAM (2 x 1GB) so you will be not able to use 2 x 2GB modules.

Best regards dude

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P25S-507 P4 2.8 ghz 800fsb with a intel 865pe chipset. With pc-2100 memory.Can i use pc-3200 memory in this computer.Thanks

Answer:Satellite P25S-507 memory upgrade

Hi,

sorry, but as far as I know your notebook will only work with PC2100 memory.

Bye

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I have just bought 2 x 1GB memory PC4200 for my L30-134 and installed them they work fine in BIOS, show up and read as they should do, but when windows is booting up it will crash with both modules installed, only ever gets to the screen with the loading bar going across and then I get blue screen.

Forgot to make a note of the error code I am afraid... (Fool I know). If I remove one of the modules and install the original 512 module with just 1 of the 1GB ones it will work fine. BIOS has been updated to the latest 3.10 version and still I get the same problem...
because all seems fine from within BIOS I am thinking that its more likely to be a software (windows) problem of some kind maybe some corrupt data in the registry or a virus maybe... has anybody any ideas?

Also, the laptop is actually my step sons and he really wants to have the CPU upgraded from the Celeron 410 to one that's a little faster. When first looking into this we was told that several CPUs were compatible (although not really worth the hassle of installing) they were cel m 450 2 GHz, pent dual core t2060 and t2080, and also the core duo t2250,so he bought the t2250,and no surprises it wouldn't work, or should I say it powered up with no display and the shut off and just epeated the cycle. So did not take a genius to work out it wasn't compat...

I know the t2080 are used in the L30's and are 1.73 533 FSB with 1MB L2 cache- 65nm and do stepping. The t2250 is identical apart from the L2 cache is 2MB... Read more

Answer:Memory upgrade problems on Satellite L30-134

If you use the search engine of this forum, you'll find some (many) topics about memory problems with L30, and you'll find the answer. L30 series is not compatible with some brands, if you use 2x1 Gb modules. Especially there were problems with Crucial memories. Just check the topics! I have L30-134 (BIOS 3.10) with 2x1 Gb Kingmax 533 Mhz, and I have no problem with it! 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Celeron M410 to Core Duo T2450 (2 Ghz), and it works like a charm! Maybe your CPU is wrong, or something is happened when you installed it. Any question?

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Hi,

I don't know if I'm in the right place because all the other threads are videos with an answer and this is a question. But if I'm not, please point me to the right place.

I have a Toshiba Satellite U840 10M with 4GB of RAM and I want to upgrade to 8GB. Can anyone tell me where I can find information on how to install an extra memory module?

Thank you,
Gon?alo

Answer:Satellite U840 10m - Memory Upgrade

Hi

You can use DDR III SDRAM 4GB 204-pin SO-DIMM memory modules
You can use DDR3 1333MHz or 1066Mhz modules?
But the memory speed depends on FSB (front side bus)
If FSB would support only 1066Mhz, the 1333Mhz modules would be clocked down.

The upgrade is little bit tricky because the whole plastic cover at the bottom of the unit needs to be removed. Its secured by 13 screws. So you need to remove all the 13 screws to be able to remove the cover and to get access to the memory.
As far as I know you could loose the warranty removing the cover? so would ask a service guy to do this job for you.

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Just want to confirm this realy as I've been caught out once before buying the wrong memory. I have read another thread so am pretty sure I'm ok with this.

Ok the RAM I require for the Satellite Pro A60 upgrade is:
200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 Unbuffered (Non-ECC) CL2.5

Maplin:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A31CG&DOY=24m12
A31CG DDR SODIMM 2700 512M

Crutial
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.asp?mtbpoid=04FE6CD8A5CA7304
512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 Upgrade for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A60 Series Laptop/Notebook

I don't think 1GIG RAM is necessary for my daughter :-)

Note: On my main PC I did have faulty Crutial Ballistix memory, but Crutial were very good in replacing it for free.

Many thanks and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you on this forum.

Answer:Memory upgrade from 256 to 512MB on Satellite Pro A60

Ah, just one other thing I'm not clear about.

Does the NEW RAM replace the existing, in other words I remove the 256 and replace with the 512? From reading the user manual it's not clear and talks about expansion module. It would probably be obvious if I opened it up but I'd rather not at this stage.

Thanks

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Is it possible to upgrade the RAM in the Satellite W30t? I have heard rumours that there is an empty slot for a 4GB SODIMM. Does anyone know if that is true and if so, where it is? If this slowcoach cannot be upgraded I am returning it for a refund.

Fred

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I own a Satellite a100-912 and I want to upgrade its memory!
As it seems, this model supports only PC2-4200 DDR2 SODIMM modules (533 Mhz). Before bying a memory module that might regret, I want to know if there will be any compatibility issues if I use to this laptop PC2-6400 DDR2 SODIMM module (800 Mhz).

Is it going to work even at lower clock speed (533 Mhz) or is it going to be a total waste of money?

Answer:Memory upgrade on a Satellite A100-912

As far as I know the FSB is able to handle 667Mhz modules.
You can use lower modules (533Mhz) without any problems but modules with higher Mhz will not run with full speed due to the limited FSB.

So I don?t recommend buying 800Mhz modules. Firstly they are not supported and secondly it?s waste of money!

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Hi

Sorry for the easy question - I have a Satellite A210-1CO currently with 2gb.
I would like to bump this up to 4gb. Any idea what kind of memory chip I would need, and if possible, any recommended retailers (UK).

Thanks in advance.

C

Answer:Memory upgrade to 4GB for Satellite A210-1CO

Maybe you should check this page:
[Memory for Toshiba Satellite A210-1C0|http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=42587&ft=m&st=3]


You need the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM

But note; the common 32bit OS will not recognize the full 4GB of RAM but only 3.2GB due to the 32bit OS limitation.

Greets

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Can I expend my memory up to 4 gigabyte?
667MHz

exp
Kingston DDR 2048MB 667MHz DDR2-667 * 2

Answer:Satellite A100-036 - is memory upgrade to 4GB possible?

Yes you can upgrade it up to 4 GB.
The right Kingston modules list you can find = Here

Good luck!

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Hello everyone, first time poster needing some help please....

My Satellite P15 has 512mb (2x256bm) ram installed and I'm looking to put 1gb ram into each of the two slots to bring it up to the maximum supported 2gb. At first I wasn't sure which sort of memory but I ran a search on crucial.com's system scanner and discovered I need DDR PC2700 SODIMM modules of the 200 pin variety I believe. I opened up the flap next to the heat sink / fan and found the existing memory sticks but i'm amazed how difficult they are to get out. I can't seem to get them to budge and obviously I'm wary of applying to much force - does anyone know of an easy way to remove the memory sticks via the bottom of the laptop or will I have to go through the whole taking apart the keyboard etc which there are no guides on the net that i can find?

Also, as 2 x 1gb sticks is quite an expense I want to make sure I get it right. I was looking at this item on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-2GB-2-X-1GB-PC2700-333-SODIMM-LAPTOP-RAM-2700-1G_W0QQitemZ230079253310QQihZ013QQcategoryZ172QQss PageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and it seems like the sort of thing i'm after although I'm not too sure about the chipset config sizes quoted as I'm not particularly sure what this P15 laptop requires. Is that ebay item the sort of thing which will work in the P15?

Sorry this has got quite long winded but I really want to get it right and I don't have much expertise in the area.

Thanks for any help and a... Read more

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite P15: How to install it?

Hi,

I think the memory from ebay will work in your machine.

Removing the memory module normally is very easy.
After removing the plate on the bottom you just have to push apart the brackets, which hold the module at its side. Then the memory will jump up and you can pull it out.

Bye

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I have notebook Toshiba Satellite L40-17R with 2GB RAM and I want to upgade my Video memory from 256MB to Max(384MB). How I can do this?

Answer:How to upgrade video memory on Satellite L40-17R?

Unfortunately you cannot upgrade you RAM physically since your video RAM is just shared memory.

You could try to raise the RAM amount in the BIOS because the video RAM should be some kind of shared memory. If you cannot find some options in the BIOS which allow you to raise the amount of video RAM then you won?t be able to upgrade it...

To learn more about shared memory, please check the following site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_Memory_Architecture

I must also tell you that if you even would be able to raise the amount of shared graphics memory, it won?t affect the performance not really since the system RAM is slower then some kind of dedicated RAM.

Greets

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Hi

How can I upgrade the Satellite L650 1PN RAM?

I need to know the 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz modules part numbers or equivalent modules that actually work in the L650 1PN.

Thank you for your kind attention

Vitor Delgado

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite L650-1PN

According notebook specification you can upgrade your notebook up to 8 GB.
Compatible RAM modules are:
1GB DDR3-1066 - PA3675U-1M1G
2GB DDR3-1066 - PA3676U-1M2G
4GB DDR3-1066 - PA3677U-1M4G

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I have just installes a new 512 memory card which works fine.
Is it possible to include the old 256 card as well?

Having tried to do so it didn't seem to connect and I am frightened of doing damage. If possible would somebody please give me the proverbial 'idiots guide'

Thanks

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite L-series

Hi

First of all you should post the notebook name!
How should someone help you if the notebook is not known!?

Anyway, if the notebook is able to handle the 1GB of memory then it should be possible to use both 512MB and 256MB memory modules!

But I recommend using same modules. Sometimes happens that different modules are not compatible and therefore the notebook cannot boot or run correctly!

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Just bought a L30-113 with 512MB and bought a Crucial 512Mb upgrade.
It fitted but it was not recognized on boot-up.
Have tried both memory modules in both sockets together and as a single, however only ever recognises 512MB memory, obviously both modules work and both sockets work, but not together.

Checked in the bios and only recognises 512Mb, also checked in config/advanced and not limited to 512MB MEMORY, As far as i am aware the bios is the latest available.

Answer:Satellite L30-113 does not recognize memory upgrade

Probably it's compatibility problem. Send back the new module and buy another one from a reliable brand. But you really shouldn't open a new topic, because there are already two topics for this problem:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=22984
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=22405

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I purchase a 1GB, 200-pin SODIMM from crucial (marked on module as 1GB 2Rx16 PC2-4200s-444-12-A0) and added it to the existing 256MB module (marked as 256MB 1Rx16 PC2 4200s-444-12-C3)

I can not get the 1GB memory module that I bought working with the existing 256MB module. The PC will recognise the 256MB module in either slot and it will also recognise the 1GB memory module in either slot. However, when both modules are installed the PC only recognises the 1GB module, no matter what order they are installed in. The crucial online memory tool seems to think that one slot is empty when it scans the laptop even though both slots are populated. The BIOS also reports that only 1GB is present when both modules are fitted.

Any idea of how I can get both modules recognised?

John

Answer:Memory upgrade problem to Satellite Pro L20

Hello John

I presume there is some compatibility problem. If possible try to obtain 1 GB RAM module from Kingston or module recommended by Toshiba.

If you have time take a look here

By the way: 1 GB RAM is enough for your L20 notebook. In my opinion with 1 GB RAM you can work well on this notebook model.

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I have a big time spending in searching memory that works and I am frustraded by Toshiba technical support as I could not find resource to help me.

I have for 3 years 6GB (4GB+2GB) Elpida PC3-10600S-9-11-F1, so 1333MHz working on 1066 because of FSB. Everything worked just fine (no issues) unti my 4GB module died. So I was seeking for 2x4GB set and there starts the story. I have tried dozens of different modules (new, from 2014-2016): Hynix, Samsung, Kingston, Micron ranging from 1333-1600, either DDR3L (1.35V) or DDR3 (1.5V), with 2R and with 1R and ALWAYS the same behavior: after POST when entering Windows (either Win7 or Win8.1) I got BSOD. MT86 got stuck if I test. So definately something wrong with SPD on newely produced sticks and BIOS (I have newest there is)

Can someone tell me which exaclty memory will finially work like my Elpida did? Soething is vary weird, and there is no QVL to find out. It is very dissapointing that such a company could not solve such a simple issues like list with all recommended and tested mem modules that fits.

Thanks

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I own a Satellite Pro 4320. It has the factory installed memory (64 Mb), and I want to expand it. I read in the manual that it is possible to install up to 576 Mb. But in other web pages and documents, I read that 320 Mb is the maximum memory.

Does anybody know what is the right number?

Does anybody know where to find 256 Mb modules(if they can be installed)? I have found only 128 Mb modules.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Memory Upgrade for a Satellite Pro 4320

Hi

I have found information that 320 MB are max. for this unit. I have also no lucky to find 256 MB RAM module for this unit. There are two possibilities. Either you can contact service partner in your country and order one module or you must find some notebook hardware parts offerer in your country.

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Hi,

I have just tried to add 516MB in my memory expansion slot, but the additional memory has not been recognised. The notebook boots up fine, but only shows 465MB available.

I have tried switching the original and new memory cards, and either card in either slot ( 0 or 1) on their own works as a 516(which proved both cards and both slots are working) but together they still show as only one in use.

Has anyone any ideas on what the problem might be, and how to get it to use them together?
thanks

Answer:Satellite M50 Memory upgrade problems

The 465MB is normal, because of the shared video memory. If I understand you correctly, both modules plugged in, only show 512MB?
Maybe you should perform a BIOS update. Could help. You can find an update at the emea support&download page.

Do both modules meet the needed specifications? They should be PC2700 DDR-RAM.

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I would like to upgrade my sp2100 RAM with 512MB additional but the online manual and the online technical specs contradict each other.

The online manual states (on page 1-3) that for the celeron
models max memory is 1GB (SDR) and for the P4 models 512MB (DDR)
The online product specs state a maximum of 1GB (DDR)
When I take a look at the 'per model' expansions page from the toshiba site the 512MB modules are available for my laptop.

My laptop: SP2100 P4 1700/256/30G/15XT/DCW/LM
I suppose it is the same as "Satellite Pro 2100 P4-M 1.7GHz/256MB/30GB/15"/DVD_CDRW/L/XPP tri" since that resembles mine most

Maybe 2 modules with the same capacity should be installed?

thx in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro 2100 memory upgrade

Same user as KinGcoBRA.
@the mods here: sorry, I hadn't noted down that I was registered here. now I did so no more double accounts. KinGcoBRA can therefore be removed.

The FAQ just learned me that 1GB is the max but then there still is the contradiction to the online manual...


Message was edited by: Illuminat0r

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Can anyone help? having trouble getting the right memory module.
tried Crucial Uk, was sent wrong module. Tried Orca Logic, was sent wrong module.
The manual says use only part number PA3126U -1M12: 128 MB. Anyone know where I can get this?

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite Pro 6000

Hi Bob

I have found info that compatible memory module for your unit are:
PC133 512MB (PA3108U-1M51)
PC133 256MB (PA3086U-1M25)
PC133 128MB (PA3085U-1M12)

You can order them from service partner in your country and also by some online notebook parts dealer. Google a little bit around and you will find a lot of online stores where you can order them. You can also try by your local dealer.

Bye

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Hi,
I asked toshiba service here in greece about upgrading the memory that my A200 23W has and they told me to buy a 2gb memory module (I saw than that there was no need for 2 as there was only one module on it but anyway...).

I did so and installed the new memory but since that in System information i can only see this:


OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name COMSPI08-PC
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite A200
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA V2.40, 15/5/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale Greece
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name ------------------
Time Zone GTB Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4,00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3,00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2,01 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6,19 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5,12 GB
Page File Space 3,29 GB

So my question is WHY AVAILABLE PHYSICAL MEMORY IS STILL 2.01 GB? when i have installed 4GB and the system can see that only in theory.

Answer:4GB memory upgrade on Satellite A200-23W

There is nothing wrong with your system. As you already posted, windows shows your total amount of 4GB physical memory and the total physical memory of 3GB.
The part with the available memory is a windows thing and shows how much memory is left for other programs, because windows needs some of it your its own.

So, if you want to use the full amount of your 4GB you will have to use a 64bit version of Vista, because 32bit versions are limited to a maximum size of 3,29GB as your page file space already indicates.

Hope this cleared some things now.

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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite P100 PSPAAE-01D00UEN
System Serial Number: 17172416W

Could anyone tell me the maximum amount of USEFUL memory I can install on this machine please?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, (32 Bit) and do a lot of graphics and file management work, with file sizes up to 4Gb.

I cannot afford a new machine, before anyone suggests it !!!!

Thank you,

Ian

Message was edited by: Whiteboat

Answer:Memory Upgrade on Satellite P100

You can upgrade your Satellite P100 up to 4 GB of RAM.

Compatible RAM modules for your notebook are:
PA3512U-1M1G (DDR2-667 1GB Memory Kit)
PA3513U-1M2G (DDR2-667 2GB Memory Kit)
DDR2-533 1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)

Bye

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Hi all.

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

Question: notebook will see 3GB ram or not?

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

Hi

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

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

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

Cheers

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Hi

I wanna upgrade memory to 2GB in this notebook. Does anyone has or know how to find some manual (with pictures) about this.?

Thanks in advance
Tomasz

Answer:Satellite Pro U200: I want to upgrade memory up to 2GB

Hi Tomasz,

The SP U200 comes with two memory slots and is upgradeable to a total of 4Gb. RAM modules are available in 256Mb, 512Mb, 1GB and 2Gb sizes. The RAM modules are normally accessible from underneath the notebook but for specific details I suggest you check your user manual which will have full instructions for how to locate, remove and replace them.

Please be particularly careful to avoid any static electricity when you access the RAM modules since they are very sensitive and easily damaged.

You can find more information about the available RAM modules here :-

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=25067&ft=m&st=3


regards,

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I have a P100-160 with 2gb memory installed.
I am using Win7 (32bit) and do some really serious graphics, management and alterations.
I use approx 2.75Tb of attached (USB) hard drives.

Can anyone please let me know if I could reasonably expect to see any performance/reliability improvement by increasing the installed memory.

Any other suggestions (other than buying a new laptop) for performance improvement would be welcomed.

Thank you,

Ian

Answer:Satellite P100-160 and memory upgrade

If you are happy with this old piece of hardware you don?t need new notebook. RAM upgrade is OK and you can do this alone. According notebook specification your P100 can be upgraded up to 4GB RAM.

Compatible memory modules for your Satellite are:
1GB (PA3411U-2M1G)
2GB (PA3513U-1M2G)


If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi,
I have Toshiba Satellite C600-1MK with 3 GB ram ( Samsung) . I will upgrade to 8 GB 2x4 GB 1333Mhz. I will buy Goodram 4GB GR1333S364L9/4G modules but i don't know about working on my laptop. Some uprgaded laptops and work it?
Sorry for my english

Answer:Satellite C600-1MK - Ram memory Upgrade

should support:
2x4gb. 8gb total

try searching on google
For the following:
manual toshiba c600-1mk

Just to make sure

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I have a toshiba satellite pro 6100 model no: PS610L-04NVN from singapore and it currently has 256MB pc2100 memory installed and am wanting to install another 256 so that i have 512, but now would like to know :

1. if i get memory from a kingston supplier, will it work with this laptop, as there are 2 different types of the memory, as there is KTT3311 (333mhz) & KTT3614 (266mhz)?

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 memory upgrade

Hi

The manufacturers of the memory modules are not very important. But of course the "no name" memory modules have not so good performance as a other modules for example from Toshiba or Kingston.
Very important are the module properties. This unit uses PC2100 DDR-RAM modules.
I have found compatible modules:

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

If you use same modules and only the speed is different so the notebook will use support low speed.
In your case one module supports 266 MHz and other 333 MHz. The notebook will support 266MhZ.

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Hi.

I am wanting to upgrade the memory and put a 1g bd in.However how do you find where it is, how to replace it.Or do I simply take it to a shop and have them do it??
I know by the specs its a ddr2 and the lap tops ok to upgrade up to 2g.

My other notebook was simple as, but I have never tried to get into this one and find where it is...
Thanks
Greg

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro S200 memory upgrade

Sure it is only 2GB maximum amount? I've read that it is 4GB for the Pro S200-15T, think it should work for yours as well. Maybe you could post exact type.

The specifications are 2x2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 677Mhz.

To get to the memory slots simply turn your notebook, and in the middle, near the battery pack there is a plastic cover with a little symbol, a memory module to be more precise. Just remove screw and cover and there you have the two slots for your memory.

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Hi

My Toshiba Satellite Pro M30 is 4 years old with 512 RAM (2 x 256 PC2700 DDR SDRAM 166 MHz). I would like to upgrade my RAM to the highest possible capacity. How much is this? (BIOS version upgraded from 1.50 to 1.70, Windows XP Pro SP 3).
I would be glad not only to get the answer to my question but also to learn where I could have found out the answer myself.

Thanks and regards
waltgallus

Answer:Satellite Pro M30: memory (RAM) upgrade - max capacity

If you want to search it alone then use Google and you will find this info somewhere. Using Google you can find almost everything.

So now the question: do you want to search it alone or you want your answer? ;)

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Hi all.

I have Satellite L505D-S5965 laptop. It has 3 GB of DDR2 333 MHz SDRAM. Specifications are here:
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-l505d-s5965/4507-3121_7-33695859.html

Could I install 2 times x 4 GB DDR3 800 MHz in this laptop? Does my CPU/motherboard support it? Or can I install DDR2 600 Mhz SDRAM?

I saw a couple of the same laptops on ebay that had DDR3 mentioned.

I'm not sure, but the motherboard is likely V000185540. It has AMD X2 QL-65 processor.
CPU info can be found here:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%20QL-65%20-%20AMQL65DAM22GG.html
It is stated that the bus speed is
Dual-channel 333 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory controller
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
This makes me confused - is it the maximum speed of memory I can install?

Chipset is AMD 780G with SB700 southern bridge.

OS is Windows 7 - should be no problem with it.

If anyone would be able to answer my question, I would appreciate it greatly.

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Answer:Satellite L505D - Possible memory upgrade?

>Could I install 2 times x 4 GB DDR3 800 MHz in this laptop?

I don?t understand why you asking this question?
You posted the page with the specs and it says clearly: Max RAM Supported: 8GB
So you can use 2 x 4GB RAM modules

The RAM speed depends on Front Side Bus speed: specs page says: 800Mhz.
So all RAM even faster would run at 800Mhz

>Does my CPU/motherboard support it? Or can I install DDR2 600 Mhz SDRAM?
You cannot mix DDR3 and DDR2. Both are physically different.

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Hi have sat 2100 and want to upgrade to 1 gig but laptop only reconises 512 meg and wont work at all with 2 x 512's.
Would a bios update help?

Thanks
Steve

Answer:Satellite Pro 2100: Is it possible to upgrade memory to 1GB?

Hi

According to this website about Satellite Pro 2100 memory, the notebook support max 512MB.
http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=7444&ft=m&st=3

This is the max value which can be used in the notebook.
The BIOS will not help because this is a motherboard hardware limitation!!!

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I installed kingston 512 mb ram module dedicated for my notebook and my system doesn't start. Notebook doesn't see its partition with windows. I tried recovery system from dvd and it does't help. Recovery goes ok but after reboot problem is the same. I also tried install this memory without 256 mb module (installed by factory) and then my LCD display black and computer doesn't want to shut. Only akku remove help to shut it off.
I tried any combination of this modules in memory slot 1 and 2.
I use bios 1.8 and there I can see expended memory.

Answer:Satellite L10-117 and memory upgrade problem.

What wrong with with my computer (or memory) ?
What should I try ?

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Hello there,

I have to expand the memory of a Satellite Pro C70-B-11T by adding 1 module 8GB.
The datasheet says that the laptop can go up to 16GB.

I can not find the door to open for accessing to the memory slots.
Should I remove the entire rear panel?
Do you have a procedure?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro C70-B-11T - need help in order to upgrade memory

RAM upgrade on this Satellite Pro is a bit complicated and I think it should not be done by notebook owner.
Problem is that you will have full access to memory slots if upper notebook cover is completely removed and it should be done by Toshiba service only. In case that you do it on your own you can lose valid warranty.

Try to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. They can do this for you and I think it cannot be so expensive.

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Gents, is it possible to increase RAM memory to 6 or 8 GB Windows 7 in the Satellite P205-S6337?
Can it use Windows 7 , operating in 64 bits ?

Thank you

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite P205

Maximum RAM capacity for this notebook is 4096MB.

Generally speaking you can use 64bit OS but check at first if this model is supported for 64bit operating systems. Without support there is no sense to install 64bit OS version due to missing drivers, tools and utilities.

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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 http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=20049&ft=m&st=3

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

Hi

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 Have a satellite A100-583 which currently has 1gb of ram and want to know what is the largest that it can be upgraded to and is it worth doing,Also does it have to be replaced with 533ddr2 or can it be replaced with 667 and is that a better upgrade ?
Can you also tell me what is SODIMM and if this make a difference ?

Answer:Satellite A100 memory upgrade

Hi,

the machine can be upgraded to a maximum of 4GB of main memory, and if it´s worthy can by no one be answered, but only by yourself.

Do you really need it? I think the best would be that you upgrade to 2GB since you´re not a graphics designer which has larger pictures (which can be some gigabytes tall :) ).

As a normal user under vista/XP you only need 2GB. You won´t even recognize the jump from 1GB to 2GB of RAM or more.

Regarding the modules FSB frequency: it doesn´t matter which frequency you use, you really won´t gain any performance when using the 667mhz modules, so just obtain a fine pair of 2x2GB sticks with 533Mhz and just enjoy the "speed".

Here´s a little explanation for S0-DIMM:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SO-DIMM

have fun ;)

Greets

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Hi there

I own Satellite P200 17c. My current memory is DDR2 PC2-5300 2gb. I would like to upgrade it to DDR2 PC2-6400 4gb ram. Can i do that and is there going to be some improvement of the speed if I upgrade to PC2-6400 instead PC2-5300?

On my P200 17c I have 2 HDDs. 2x100gb. I would like to upgrade one of those two HD from 100gb to 320gb 5400 rpm. Can i do that? and is it going to be some difference if I upgrade with HD that has 7200 rpm?

Thank you

Answer:HDD and memory upgrade on Satellite P200-17C

First of all: your machine is able to handle a maximum RAM capacity of 4GB but please be aware that you won?t be able to use the full 4GB due to some chipset limitations which are explained in the following article: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB82022E0000R01.htm

Regarding the module speed: the chipset specifications are defined for PC5300, so it will not enhance your speed when installing faster modules.

If you would like to upgrade your harddisk then just do it like you want, because there shouldn?t be any limitations, you can install a drive with 7200rpm together with a slower one.

The only difference will be that the faster drive will be faster. The whole system performance would only raise when you?re installing your OS on the faster drive (which is recommendation from my side :) )

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Guys,

I upgraded my Satellite to 4GB but I was wondering if I could take it higher? The web site says 4GB max, but in the upgrade section it offers an 8GB upgrade. I thought it may have been limited to 4GB by the chip set so I don't want to buy the memory if it won't work. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Jim.

PS. I did try to look heavily on Google for any info, but I couldn't find anything.

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Hi, I want to upgrade my memory (2x256mb 266mhz).

I think 266mhz is PC2100. Can I get PC2700 (333mhz) or PC3200 (400mhz) for my laptop Satellite A25-S207 ?

I will buy one or probably two 1GB memory.

Don't know what's my laptop upgrade limit.

Answer:Memory upgrade for Satellite A25-S207

Hi there,

you can use PC2700 DIMM?s and your machine is upgradeable up to 1 GB of main memory (2x 512MB PC2100/PC2700). So feel free to upgrade.
I think the best would be to use original toshiba modules since they are known to work very well in toshiba machines... ;)

Greets

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

Thanks for any advice,
Mark

Answer:Memory upgrade to Satellite A100

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

Thanks,
Mark

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