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Upgrading My Comp


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#1 Mansa

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 12:31 PM

lol, like it says in my description i'm a noob when it comes to this and i want to upgrade my comp. if this was a desktop i wouldn't have so much of a problem with it, but it's not and i'm afraid i'm gonna screw up my comp. What i need help with is finding the best way to upgrade my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467. What I'm looking to do right now is just upgrade the memory. I'm gonna get it up to 4 GB of memory. I want to learn to do it myself, but i don't want to F anything up by like touching some part of it and killing my comp lol.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:02 PM

That computer has two expansion slots for RAM with a maximum of 2GB per slot of DDR2 PC2-4200. If you are using a 32 bit operating system it will only recognize between 3GB and 3.5GB if you install the whole 4GB maximum amount.

Another consideration is the fact that you can run the RAM in dual channel, effectively making it twice as fast. In order to do this you need to have matched pairs of RAM, the spec have to bee identical for the best performance, other wise you will not be able to appreciate the advantage of dual channel.

Crucial has some of the better RAM modules on the market, I have yet to have a problem with any of their suggested modules, or the modules themselves.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:36 PM

That computer has two expansion slots for RAM with a maximum of 2GB per slot of DDR2 PC2-4200. If you are using a 32 bit operating system it will only recognize between 3GB and 3.5GB if you install the whole 4GB maximum amount.

Another consideration is the fact that you can run the RAM in dual channel, effectively making it twice as fast. In order to do this you need to have matched pairs of RAM, the spec have to bee identical for the best performance, other wise you will not be able to appreciate the advantage of dual channel.

Crucial has some of the better RAM modules on the market, I have yet to have a problem with any of their suggested modules, or the modules themselves.


ok thanks for the help and can you also help me with a guide to opening up my comp and where to put the memory? Another question. Is there any difference between the memory a desktop uses and what a laptop uses? Also are these good?

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.as...ABCE1DCA5CA7304

Edited by Mansa, 27 October 2008 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:03 PM

Go here
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...mp;x=60&y=8

Click on user guide. It will download a PDF file. Instructions are on page 49
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