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#1 Lanscader

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:00 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a 160Mb stick of EDO DRAM? I know it's ancient, but I want to keep my ancient laptop going for as long as possible. It's a Toshiba Satellite 2515CDS, and I want to put Windows XP on it again. It worked before, but it was running with a measly 96Mb ram.

I checked newegg.com and shopping.com, and neither of them had it.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:09 PM

Laptops usually require SODIMMs, not the typical RAM modules.

This appears to be what you want: http://www.memoryx.net/ts144e128.html.

If it were me...I would not spend in excess of $100 on memory for a P266 laptop...when I can buy a much faster, better laptop brand new for $599 or so.

Make that $499 or so, see http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...c=i2200S1&s=dhs.

I am amazed that XP installed and ran on this P266 system.

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Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2005 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:51 PM

That is what I want, but it is too pricey for me, too. I'll probably try to talk my parents into buying me a new Toshiba when I go to college, but I'm not sure I'll need one there. Or I might try to build one with my friend, if that's possible.

I'm also suprised XP ran on it. My neighbor installed it for me, and he said he had to force the original VGA driver, so I'll be figuring that one out this time.

Edited by Lanscader, 17 November 2005 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 01:39 AM

Just an cbservation. I think you are looking for a stick of 128mb RAM. That Toshiba comes with 32mb built onboard. You have a 64mb addon chip, which can be replaced by a 128mb chip. I think you will find quite a few of them. Also make sure they a Sodimm (Laptop memory), and not 168pin or 72 pin desktop memory.
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Posted 18 November 2005 - 05:16 PM

Yeah. I just noticed at the site Hamluis linked me to that it says 32Mb built in, and 128+32=160. I guess I'll see if I can find places that sell used computer parts near where I live. Or maybe my school has old laptops they don't need.

Edited by Lanscader, 18 November 2005 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:53 AM

Check ebay.com. Your mileage may vary, but when you're looking for old hardware, you can find just about anything.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 03:05 AM

Ok. I found this site, and I was wondering if it is trustable (BBB online seems to say so) and if that is compatible memory. I'm 99% sure it is, but my Mom keeps me skeptical like that.

http://www.kahlon.com/searchmodel.asp?oem_...riteria=KTOS054
I have found other sites that say it is compatible.

The price seems too good to be true. Everywhere else that has it sells it for about $130.

It seems Kahlon also doesn't think the 2515cds can take a 128... http://www.kahlon.com/result.asp?modelid=5694Or perhaps they just don't have it in stock. Ever.

Edited by Lanscader, 27 December 2005 - 03:33 AM.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:01 AM

That is a good store. The have a good reputation. It does not say it works with your notebook or that it is EDO RAM.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:12 PM

Yeah, that is weird that they don't say its EDO, but I Googled the product number (NW2054U) and everywhere else says it is EDO (and sells it for over $100 :thumbsup:)

I'm gonna try to convince my Dad to let me order it.

UPDATE: Just ordered it. Should be here in 5-6 days.

Edited by Lanscader, 27 December 2005 - 06:15 PM.

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