Question about upgrading RAM on Satellite Pro A100
I have a Satellite Pro A100 PSAACE I want to upgrade. I currently have 1 GB of RAM in two 512 MB modules. I looked on Crucial.com and he says I need DDR2 PC2 4200 module (240 pin DIMM), but of course, they want to sell their own stuff that only comes in 1 GB modules.
So, what is the maximum amount of RAM my computer can take? I would like to have more than 2 GB in order to make my page file smaller. Is 2 GB maximum I can put in?
To be honest, I read several threads where people were not so happy with the RAMs from crucial. In my opinion, you should spend your laptop with 2 x 1 GB RAM. With 2 GB of RAM, your laptop will work fine and I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
As recommendable modules, you must use either 1 GB (PA3411U-2M1G) or module recommended by Kingston.
The specification for the Satellite Pro A100 840 said that memory has a maximum of 4 GB of memory. But it does not seem to be all provided by Toshiba that allows me to level to 4 GB of memory. This current has the default 1gn that was shipped when ordered. Anyone know how to get the 1 GB to 4 GB?
Thank you in advance for any help
I just wanted to check the specifications of the laptop but I was not able to find the Satellite Pro A100-840. Can you please check laptop model and send us the laptop model number.
In any case I really don't understand what your problem. It seems that your model of laptop can handle with 4 GB RAM max. According to your assignment, your laptop comes with 1 GB of RAM.
So if you want to use the maximum RAM on your laptop satellite, you must buy RAM 2 X 2 GB module. As far as I know, 2 GB RAM module are available and if you want to be sure of compatibility please check the Kingston products.
Please check this Kingston Memory Configurator
can someone reassure me I'll buy the correct RAM and the best for my 2 Satellites. One is the P100-423.
The other is Satellite Pro P100.
(1) can I use modules of PC2 5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM 200 pin - 667 Mhz on both computers.
I want to buy chips to 4 x 1 GB (all the same), so both will have 2 Gig ram PC.
(2) I saw the bullets above with 533 Mhz, but told me I can use or 667 Mhz. Is this correct?
667 Mhz would be faster and better is not it?
(3) some chips are also designated PC2 - 4200 - instead of PC2-5300. Again, I can use either?
(4) Finally, I always thought that it was better for if adapt to 2 memory chips to live the same size - that is why I want to use 2 x 1 GB chips.
Yet, I was recommended to mount 1 x 1 and 1 x 2 GB in each pc.
I know that IE a total of 4 GB is theoretical only 3.25 GB is possible.
But asymmetric training will offer much greater performance on balance training 2 x 1 GB. ?
Thank you very much for all the advice offered
With the help of RAM slower is possible. I have another laptop to work with the iso 4200 5300. It works ok.
However, using the exact speed is better because it gives the best performance. Your system calendar is set on those memories.
However slower modules, but more RAM still will give you better performance.
3G seems to be the max for Vista-32. The imbalance is obviously not optimal, but I expect that the performance is better with 2 GB.
My laptop model is Satellite U400-138, part number: PSU44E-00500JG3
type: technology Intel Centrino 2 processor on processor Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel GM45 Express chipset and Intel WiFi Link 5100
Clock speed: 2.26 GHz
Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz
level 2: 3 MB cache
Genuine Windows Vista Edition Home Premium (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
standard: 3 072 (2 048 + 1 024) MB
maximum extension: 8 192 MB
technology: DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
In intel webside one writes the following on my motherboard laptop specifications:
"1.2 Intel GM45 Express Chipset supported feature
All features supported by the Intel PM45 Express Chipset supported by Intel GM45
Express Chipset unless otherwise stated below. Additional features are listed below. "
1.2.2 memory system «»
-Support to 667 MHz DDR3 then FSB 667 MHz isn't that. "
"1.1 Intel PM45 Express Chipset supported feature
1.1.2 storage system
-Support for DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM
-Support for DDR2 667 MHz and 800 MHz
-667, 800, and 1066 MHz DDR3 support
-One SO-DIMM connector (or memory) per channel
-Channel memory supported two Configurations
-Double-channel symmetrical (with Interleaved access)
-Dual-channel asymmetrical (with or without Intel Flex memory technology)
-Support for 8 GB of maximum memory
-scale 64 - bit per channel
-Technologies of 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and 2 GB memory supported
-Support for DDR2 and DDR3, x 8 and x 16 devices
-Support for DDR2/DDR3 termination on chip (ODT)
-Supported partial written memory using data signals mask (DM)
-No support for chip quick selection mode
-No support for ECC
-No support for operation 1N. "
The question is...
I want to upgrade my portable computer system memory 3 GB DDR2 (800 MHz) RAM to 4 GB of RAM DDR3 (1066 MHz), which is compatible or not?
In my opinion, you should follow specification not Intel and Toshiba. S Toshiba of info is based on own tests and facts.
So, depending on the specifications of Toshiba for the GM45 Chipset it is clearly written:
Min(on Board) wheel capacity - DDR2 800 MHz 0 MB / 8 GB max
Type of extension of memory - DDR2 800 MHz 1 GB/2 GB/4 GB
Type of module - SO-DIMM
So if Toshiba write about 800 MHz modules, you must use the modules to them and not faster.
You may be able to use faster too, but they do not work with the maximum speed, but not going down to 800 MHz.
If you want to use max RAM amount use recommended and tested 2 x 2 Go DDR2-800 (PA3669U-1M2G).
Indicated as compatible RAM, 4 GB DDR2-800 (PA3670U-1M4G).
I have the Satellite A200-1CR, PSAE0E-02G01TSK
I have 2 GB of RAM
I can install 4 GB of RAM (because I try 2x2Gb 800 MHz) and don t work.
Do I only 667 MHz or my laptop supports only 2 GB?
Your laptop can be upgraded to 2 GB top only and for the upgrade you must use 667 MHz compatible modules.
To correctly update I recommend 2 X 1 GB DDR2-667 with PA3512U-1M1G part number.
I want to spend my laptop U200-128 HARD drive. What is the maximum size of HARD drive that can be used? Is it possible to use the 250 GB HARD drive? My current BIOS version is 3.7
It will be very nice if you can confirm that the upgrade of the HARD drive has been successfully. All info on the hardware upgrade can be useful for other people who visit this forum.
I have a Satellite Pro A100 (not sure which...)
It came with 2x256mb RAM, which are mounted. I noticed my laptop slow, so I checked what he says on the properties of the workstation - who said RAM 192Mo...
Any idea what's going on?
I had a peek inside, both are mounted securely, while the right push entirely? There is a small gap (about 1 / 2mm) so that is the little nick and real editing. -What is the cause? Or it's maybe faulty?
Please help me!
Thanks in advance,
According to the description of your problem, I guess one of the memory modules is not recognized by the system and the specified result 192 MB of Ram only tell me that your laptop has shared graphics memory card.
Satellite Pro A100 is fairly new to laptop and, in my opinion, you should contact service. The guarantee must be valid and if everything is defective it will be replaced free of charge.
If possible, tell us what Satellite Pro, you have exactly. This info you can find on the lower side of your laptop.
I have a SP4600 and because I love this machine, I want to give him the chance to stay with me - but unfortunately, it will only work by increasing its performance...
Is anyone here has made some experiences in upgrading a SP4600 more than 512 MB of RAM?
I know that this machine uses PC100 SD - RAM that is available up to 256 MB.
But someone has tried successfully to put in PC133 memory? And if so, to were the limit?
And more: what about the upgrade of the rest, for example, the CPU or the whole motherboard?
Currently, his heart beats with 700 Mhz (Celeron). Would it be as easy as just another graft?
Or would it be easier to exchange the whole motherboard?
I've never done anything like this before and I'm not sure how the rest of the system can react on these interventions, in particular because the we-board-video and sound on board...
I would be delighted if someone could give me some positive feedback on these issues...
You can only use the memory 100 Mhz modules because the FSB is limited to 100 MHz.
If you use 133 Mhz modules, they will work only at 100 Mhz.
You can upgrade the satellite Pro 4600 until 512 MB (2x256MB)
Other devices such as the CPU or GPU are not extensible and the motherboard may be replaced only with the same motherboard
Finally, you should know that the laptop technology is a little different and you can't compare it with any desktop computer. You can update some parts such as the memory or HARD drive, but that s all the
I want to buy an internal memory of my A200 Satellite Pro Mod no, PSAE1E, but I can't find my model in the drop-down lists, what memory do I need, I want to switch using two sticks of 1 GB memory, at the present time, I have two sticks of 512 MB installed.
Compatible modules are: * DDR2 667 MHz (PC2-5300) 200 - PIN SODIMM *.
As far as I know all the A200 series laptops can evolve until * 2 GB *.
This means that a memory would support module of RAM 1 GB max.
As the previous user have already said, the Kingston modules are not bad.
I also use it in my book and so far, the modules are ok.
See you soon
I m new on this forum and looking for a bit of technical advice. I'm looking to upgrade the memory in my Satellite Pro A120-166 to the threshold of 4 GB complete as described in the manual.
How to choose what memory to buy? Is the speed of the memory must match the FSB on the processor or what?
The online manual lists at 533 MHz FSB, but if I go into the performance of the system on my laptop, it says that it's an Intel (r) [email protected], 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM. This means that my FSB is 800 MHz?
The online manual says that my phone comes with 256 MB of ram DDR2 (533 MHz), so I'm a little lost as to what side MHz memory to buy now.
You are right about maximum RAM. You can improve it up to 4 GB.
Toshiba recommends for compatible use PA3513U-1M2G (DDR2-667 2 GB Memory Kit).
You can also use the module of Kingston. Visit their page, and you will find a list of the compatible modules.
Please don't be confused about MHz. You can use the module with 667 MHz.
My comp is Satellite Pro M30-873. He has only 512 MB of main memory.
I want to spend 1 to 2 GB. Recommended memory is Kingston KTT3311
which is extremely difficult to buy. A very similar memory of Kingston is KVR333X64SC25.
It is fully compatible with M30? Anyone tried?
Thaks a lot in advance
Your laptop can be upgraded up to 2 GB of RAM and compatible 1 GB of RAM except the number PA3313U-1M1G. Use this number for Google search.
I hope you find somewhere. This module may not be more expensive so I recommend buying 2 of them and the upgrade of RAM maximum.
I was wondering if anyone knew a lot about the performance of vista. For example, if you run a game under vista it run worse than in Xp because the operating system uses more than the power of the computer?
For two weeks, I use Windows Vista on my Satellite Pro M70. The laptop is not Vista capable, but I am very satisfied. It works very well. I tried to install and play older games like Far Cry and IGI2. It works perfectly without any problems.
The set comes with 512 MB of RAM. As I said it works well, but I think that it will work much better with more RAM. I think I'll buy another 1 GB module. With 1.5 GB of RAM, I believe that the unit will operate like a rocket. :)
Which laptop model you have?
I want to improve my RAM on my Satellite Pro SP6100. Now, I have 256 MB and in the manual it s recommended to upgrade with 128 or 256 MB. One of my friends updated his SP6100 with 256 MB. But what I m wondering if I can improve it with 512 MB. I will use the same kind o RAM he bought but 512 MB instead. It works perfectly for him and he bought a 256 MB SODIMM 200pin PC2100 DDR - RAM.
I was counting on the 512 MB SODIMM 200pin PC2100 DDR - RAM purchase.
Is it OK to do this same s if not mentioned in the manual?
Yes you can update this unit with a module of 512 MB memory.
As far as I know this unit has 2 memory slots, and it is possible to upgrade to max 1024 MB (2x512MB).
In addition you can also use these modules:
PC2100 128 MB (PA3126U - 1 M 12)
PC2100 256 MB (PA3127U - 1 M 25)
PC2100 512 MB (PA3164U - 1 M 51
I own toshiba satellite pro 4300. He now has 128 MB of RAM.
As it becomes very slow, I want to improve it with additional 128 MB.
The problem is, I'm not an expert in this stuff and don't know how to do it. I have a friend gave me the extra RAM, but as I have lost the user manual, I don't know exactly how to do the upgrade.
I will be grateful if someone can help me. Please consider me as a "dummy" in the explanation. :-(
As Lucky said already support memory Expansion can be found in the lower corner of your laptop and it is fixed with two screws. I hope you have the module that is compatible with this unit.
I found the info that Ram module with the PA3005U part number is good.
I bought a new Satellite Pro c650
It has 2 GB of ram (ddr3 1066)
If I had to update my ram me, if it will void my warranty?
Also... Toshiba site says it is expandable to 8 GB. If I install a 4 GB (to go with my current 2 GB) that would be nice?
Thanks in advance
Upgrade of RAM would not affect the warranty, although you would be upgrading the RAM yourself.
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