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#1 ctoeindy

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:21 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S4587, 1gb RAM, dual core processor laptop. At times, mostly when starting up or waking it up after hours of sleep, the hard drive light is constant and I can hear it working but I'm unable to do anything and I am not running anything yet. I went into Task Manager and the CPU use was low but Memory usage was 90%. When I've just booted and nothing is running but Task Manager, memory usage is about 50-60%. With Chrome open it is 79-90%. I can't see that much is going on when looking at running processes. Do I just need more memory?



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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:00 AM

Yes. 1GB of memory is not much at all. Your laptop uses PC2-5300 memory and has a maximum size of 4GB. I would recommend going all the way to the maximum. You will require two PC2-5300 2GB chips and they can usually be found in sets to make the full 4GB. Prices for this ranges about $50.00 and can be found in most computer stores or online.


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