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Advice and Information for Upgrading RAM/Memory


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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

So, I needed some advice on Upgrading/Buying RAM. I will be buying a new laptop later this Xmas and wanted to give my old one to someone. However i wanted to upgrade the RAM.

Its a: Toshiba Satellite L350-20G

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?toshibaShop=false&service=UK&PRODUCT_ID=1062027

It Currently has 2 Memory Slots, Each with a 1GB RAM equalling a Total of 2GB RAM

I want to remove One of the 1GB Sticks and replace it with a 2GB Stick so I get a total of 3GB RAM.


I dont have much experience in hardware, so wanted to know, Would it matter Which Stick I would use? Are all RAM Stick's Standardised? or are some compatible with some?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

That laptop uses DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non ECC). If you asked five different people what brand they prefer you probably would receive suggestions for five different manufacturers. Personally I like Crucial.

This laptop is capable of running the RAM in dual channel which increases its speed. In order for it to run in dual channel the RAM modules must have matching specs, for the best results it is suggested that you use matched modules. There are two slots for RAM which will accept a maximum of 2GB per slot. Although your computer will accept two 2GB modules it will only recognize about 3.5GB due to the other devices utilizing the address space if it is a 32-bit version of Windows. If you wish to increase the RAM and still run in dual channel you can install two 2GB modules but will only recognize about 3.5GB of that.






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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

See info on your computer here: Computer memory upgrades for Toshiba Satellite L350-20G Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com

Copied from link above:
Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.


Posted ImageAlthough the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Posted Image How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

See info on your computer here: Computer memory upgrades for Toshiba Satellite L350-20G Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com

Copied from link above:
Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.


Posted ImageAlthough the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Posted Image How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS.



Thanks for that :D

So If i buy this from Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/200-pin-SODIMM-PC2-6400-Memory-Module/dp/B001342KM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349019142&sr=8-1


It Should work? Right?

and What difference would a "USED" RAM would make? does it make a difference if i was to buy a USED RAM modual

Thank You




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