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Want More Ram For Toshiba Laptop


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#1 rms4evr

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:13 PM

Hello, all. I am currently upgrading my laptop, as I am going away to college next month. I just ordered a new battery online (my old one is pretty much toast :thumbsup: ). During my search, I read that more RAM can extend battery life somewhat; I had been wanting more RAM anyway, (because sometimes my lappy is as slow as molasses :flowers: ) but that was icing on the cake!!

Anyway, I want to know: Can more RAM really extend battery life? Where can I get good service at a good price (Froogle has been giving me prices much higher than the manufacturer)?

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A65-S1062. It currently has 256mb of non-removable RAM, and I am looking to buy an extra 512mb. Any input?

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:28 PM

As for more RAM extending battery life:

TRUE. When your RAM data overflows (too many active tasks) it will be moved and stored in Virtual Memory - which actually resides on your HDD. It takes more power to spin the HDD and READ/WRITE than it does to READ/WRITE RAM. So in theory, the more RAM you have, the longer the battery will last (compared to having less RAM).

As for good service? I can't do much for you there - I'm in Oz. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:13 PM

3 RAM

http://www.upgradememory.com/product1.cfm?...924&AFID=29

http://www.memoryx.net/tosaa6me70.html

http://www.devbuzz.com/mp/buy/buyurl.asp?u...&catid=1401

As it difficult to recommend service when we don't know where you are and can't recommend local. Besides it would still have to be someone in your area that knows. So I'd say to try Toshiba as they can at least recommend their service repin your area.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/acat.t...mp;ccid=1291043

Edited by boopme, 27 July 2006 - 10:25 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:29 PM

You can go to one of these 3 sites, plug in your computer specs, and they will give you recomendations as to how much, and what type of RAM, you need to use.

Crucial
Kingston
Corsair

I buy mine from Crucial, and never had any problems.
Also, check out the information on their sites.
There's a lot of good information about RAM, definitely worth the read.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:43 PM

Thanks tg1911, you certainly are correct. Sorry about that , but when I clicked on the memoryx link I saw it as Toshiba memory. my bad.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:18 AM

I just upgraded my Toshiba M45 from 512 mB to 1 gB through http://www.crucial.com

I now get all of my memory there because of:
1) Their memory configurator and their guarantee that it'll work
2) Their service. UPS lost some RAM from them once and they dispatched new RAM while still investigating it!
3) Their prices aren't much higher than I can find on PriceGrabber.com
4) The RAM comes with printed instructions on how to install it (this was my first laptop memory upgrade so I needed to be sure!)
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:50 PM

Thanks for the input, you guys!!! I have placed an order for 512mb of RAM!!! :thumbsup: That will be triple my current speed! Thanks again!




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