Tecra A4-109: is - this 1 GB PC2-4300 DDR2 memory compatible with this model?

I've had this laptop model Tecra A4 109 for a year and a half. I need to upgrade its 512 MB of memory by default. http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/JSP/productPage.do?service=EU&action=SHOW_ATTRIBUTES&t ab = 1 & PRODUCT_ID = 102108 & Type = 2319 & family = 2328 & series = 100900 & model = 102108 & x = 98 & y = 14 #1
from this site, I checked the memory compatible types.

As this link says "1024 MB (1 GB) memory PC2700 DDR SODIMM (333 MHz), 1 GB PC2 - 4300 DDR2 Memory, 1 GB memory DDR2 PC2-4300" are the compatible memory. (But in the manual of the laptop that is present in the C:\TOOLSCD\manuals, the compatible option only is 1024 MB (1 GB) PC2700 DDR SODIMM (333 MHz) memory).

I checked a few memories of laptop DDR2 by traders the but they actually wouldn't fit in the memory locations with ease. If I force it to adapt, it can insert into the slot. But there is a chance to have a broken and useless memory. Memory DDR work with 5 volt DDR2 memory work with 2.5 to 4 Volts AFAIK. Of DDR and DDR2 memory slots are also a bit different from each other. Now I'm confused.

Official web pages of Toshiba says and what I found in the laptop manual are contradictory to each other. Who is telling the truth?

I'd appreciate the help. Thank you...


Hello kamel

I can understand that you are confused, but it is not so complicated. I checked a few pages and here is the result:

Tecra A4 comes in two different models.
1 Tecra A4 - PTA40E-xxx (your model). Compatible memory module is 1024Mo PC2700 (PA3313U-2M1G)
2 Tecra A4 - (PTA42E-xxx). Compatible memory module is DDR2 400/533 1 GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

As you can see that the two hardware platforms are completely different. Copy the PA3313U-2M1G module. It is compatible with your Tecra.

Good bye

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