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How much ram for win 7 & can old Toshiba laptop handle it?

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#1 TerryV


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:42 PM

Season Greetings to the BC community, I am looking for some advice on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop Model A305-S6905, 500 GB Seagate, 3GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM, Win 7 Professional. This was a salvaged Vista computer for my son, who is, shall we say, economically disadvantaged at this time. Long story short, a friend in IT threw a salvaged HD on it and said, "it'l take win 7" I assumed that he was talking Home Premium. It works OK, BUT, it seems to think for a while when you do any thing with it, eg work on Word docs.

 I understand that win 7 likes about 8 gigs, but the specs on the Toshiba say that 4 Gb is max, so, buy a 2 GB chip and call that george? Are there 4 GB chips that will work in this machine and if so will it improve the performance? Thanks, TerryV.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:22 AM

The minimum 7 can work with {with all the bells and whistles called Aero} is at the very least, 2GB maybe 2.5GB if your laptop can handle up to 4GB you should be just fine; my own machine can handle up to 8GB ram and right now has four, uses about a third of it just to idle. So expect high ram use if using less ram, and less bells and whistles as well


Hope it helps {not that familar with toshiba machines, only Dell}

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:30 AM

The maximum amount of RAM in each slot is 2GB for a total system amount of 4GB which will make Windows 7 run well.

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