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Toshiba a55-s106 won't accept over 1gb of ram

I have a Toshiba A55-106 notebook that is supposed to expand to 2gb of ram, but it will only boot up with a max of 1gb installed. If I try to install more it only beeps at me. I have even tried different brands of ram with same failing results. Currently I am trying Crucial memory. I am also running Vista Home Premium SP1 installed. I have run out of ideas?
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  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    Yes, I have tried both slots independently. Both of the slots do work. I also have the latest bios installed.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    Yes, the memory sticks are 1gb DDR 333 PC2700.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    I do have a an A55-S106 that has two memory slots. The specs for this machine state that it will support 2gb of ram.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    I have already did these things. If I add anything more than 1gb of ram, the thing only beeps when you try to boot up.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    The new ram is the exact same speed as the original ram. I have even tried a different brand with same results.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    The specs for this computer state it will support 2gb of ram. Also it will not boot up with 1.5gb installed either.

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    I just got the specs from Toshiba's site, and they make it sound like you can have a 1gb module in each slot?

  • jmag65 Jan 05, 2009

    Both slots do work independently.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    Yes,I am using a pair of crucial Part #'s CT405617 memory sticks.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    Ram is good, and both slots do work. I can only use 1GB modules in this machine.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I have the latest Bios update.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    According to Crucial's site, this computer should max out @ 1GB.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    How do I upgrade my system?

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I haven't found a solution that has worked yet. Thanks

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I just recieved the correct memory from Crucial today. The system beeps with more than 1GB installed

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I read the specs as per slot. Looks like a lot of grey area to me. Crucial says max 2GB.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I suppose that I should let Crucial know that their site is incorrect saying this machine can handle 2GB.

  • jmag65 Jan 14, 2009

    I am just saying that I am disappointed in Crucial telling me that my system would support 2GB after I spent $80+ (I did chat with a Crucial rep and he told me to contact Toshiba to find out why 2GB wouldn't work). If you read the past posts on my issue, some helpers did state that my computer was expandable to 2GB. I am actually glad that I did talk to person from a Toshiba service center, and I do believe you!

    Thanks

  • jmag65 Jan 15, 2009

    Thank you guys for finally make me see my problem. I can be thick skulled sometimes! I'm just glad that I finally did find a solution to my problem. Thanks Again!!

  • jmag65 Jan 15, 2009

    Thank you guys for finally make me see my problem. I can be thick skulled sometimes! I'm just glad that I finally did find a solution to my problem. Thanks Again!!

  • jmag65 Jan 15, 2009

    Thank you guys for finally make me see my problem. I can be thick skulled sometimes! I'm just glad that I finally did find a solution to my problem. Thanks Again!!

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You have to understand, it will only work for 1gb, you already see for your self! that it wont boot when you put more. sorry!

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My friend, Your system model has a 1G RAM limit. Absolutely Not your computer's fault but the posted specs that you read. You have done series of test but failure to accept 2G. You said both RAM slots are in good shape. From there you should be thinking that your system is only limited to 1G. It was just the false information that keeps your eagerness to install 2G. Well, there's nothing more you can try my friend. Good luck and thanks for visiting Fixya!

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Hi, my friend this is an extract of the page of the manufacturer and the only reason for the one that does not work with 2 GB is because the equipment does not support it, additional this equipment not this one designed to use an operating system so demanding as it it is Windows Dress. Good Luck

System Characteristics
2
Operating System3
• Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Processor4
• Intel Celeron® M Processor 360 [1.40GHz, 1MB L2, 400MHz
FSB]
Chipset
• Intel® 852GM Chipset
Memory5
• Configured with 512MB SDRAM. (Both slots may be occupied)
• 256MB (Min)/1024MB (Max), 2 memory slots using 256MB,
512MB, or 1024MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz SDRAM 2.5V
SODIMM memory modules.
Mass Storage
Hard Disk Drive:
6
• 60GB (5400 RPM); Enhanced IDE (ATA-6) hard disk drive;
9.5mm height; user removable
Optical Disk Drive:
• Fixed Bay DVD-ROM/CD-RW, 5.25” EIDE, 12.7mm height.
Maximum Speed:
CD-ROM (24x:read), DVD-ROM (8x:read), CD-R (24x:write),
CD-RW (24x:write)
Compatibility:
DVD-R (read), DVD-RW (read), DVD-RAM (read)
Display:7
• 15.0” diagonal TruBrite™ TFT active-matrix LCD display at
1024x768 native resolution (XGA)
• Brightness Control
Graphics8
• Intel Extreme Graphics 2, 16MB-64MB (DVMA) of graphics
memory is taken from the main memory via UMA (Unified
Memory Architecture)
Sound
• Software Sound
• 16-bit stereo; Built-in stereo speakers
• Direct 3D Sound; DirectSound, Direct Music, MIDI (playback)
Support
• Sound Volume Control Dial
Input Devices
• Keyboard
o 85 key US keyboard, 2.7mm key stroke, 6mm keyboard
height, 19.05mm key pitch
o Hot Key Functions (FN); please see electronic User’s Guide
for more information
o Windows Key Function
o Application Key Function
• Pointing Device:
o TouchPad™
Expandability
• 2 available memory slots. Both slots may be occupied.
• 1 PC Card slot support 1 Type II, PCMCIA R2.01, PC Card16,

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You syatem is not supporting more then 1 gig so its beeping on more then 1 gig.just get your system upgraded to use more then 1 gig  in your system.

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Probably you need to upgrade the BIOS version to the latest update. earlier version may support a smaller amount of memory then what said on specs.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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The reason your computer is beeping at you is because it doesn't support 2 GB. I'm sorry other information you have received is wrong. According to Kingston's website, the A55-106 has a maximum supported memory of 1 GB. According to Toshiba's website, it only has a maximum capacity of 1 GB. (Click on detailed specs on that page and you will see:)

"Memory5
• Configured with 512MB SDRAM. (Both slots may be occupied)
• 256MB (Min)/1024MB (Max), 2 memory slots using 256MB,
512MB, or 1024MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz SDRAM 2.5V
SODIMM memory modules.

So, even according to the manufacturer, your notebook has a maximum capacity of 1 GB. Thanks and please rate this as fixya.

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    Kevin Shafer Jan 05, 2009

    So, in other words, yes, you can put a 1 GB stick in the slot, but the maximum the computer supports is 1 GB. And as an authorized Toshiba representative, I contacted my support channel and they indeed did confirm that. Thanks!

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer Jan 14, 2009

    Yes, I noticed Crucial stated 2 GB...but Kingston and, more importantly, Toshiba themselves say 1 GB max. Thanks and please rate this solution fixya.

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    Kevin Shafer Jan 15, 2009

    Well, other helpers were most likely going by crucial's findings as well and when I was first researching the issue, I didn't respond right away because that was the first site I went to. Then I decided to check Toshiba's site, and found the 1 GB max listed in the specs but, as you said, it was kind of cryptic as to exactly what that meant. A check on Kingston's site also labeled it as 1 GB max. Then I contacted my Toshiba rep who verified 1 GB max. Hopefully crucial will refund you for their mistake. Thanks and please come back and rate my solution with a fixya rating. Good luck! :c)

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This computer has a maximum ram capacity of 2 gigs. Go into your bios by either hitting the Del key or F2 during boot up of the pc. Check the settings in the bios. The 2ndary bank of memory on your motherboard may be disabled. Also if the ram chips are not the same speed you will usually only get the performance as the slower modual. One thing you can also try is to put known working ram in the secondary slot to see if the slot recognizes it. If not you have a bad Ram slot on your Motherboard. Then I reccomend going with 1 2gig stick.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    Rob Houg Jan 16, 2009

    Wow they are correct it does only allow 1 gig. The page I was on was incorrect. Sorry about that

    I guess the internet doesn't always have the correct answer :)


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Part # CT405617 memory card needed make sure you are using this card!

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Hi there,
 
Visit this site, - here I found that your a55-s106 is expandable to only 1GB RAM.
There is apparently nothing wrong with your computer.

regards  /Teis toshiba a55-s106 won't accept over 1gb of ram - f6153aa.png

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    Teis Thomsen Jan 05, 2009

    Maybe you misunderstand the
    spec.



     


    --> from Toshibas own page:


    Memory


    • Configured with 512MB SDRAM.
    (Both slots may be occupied)



    • 256MB (Min)/1024MB (Max), 2 memory slots
    using 256MB,



    512MB, or 1024MB PC2700 DDR
    333MHz SDRAM 2.5V



    SODIMM memory modules.


     


    /Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Jan 14, 2009

    You can’t be series?


    I don’t know how many experts, who have given you the correct answer "NO; ONLY 1GB" and you still
    insist that your computer are suppose to support 2GB.



    Sorry, but who do you believe?



    /Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Jan 14, 2009

    Then, - if you do beleve us, why did you only vote "Thanks for trying"?????
    I am sure that you only would be charged the few dollers you allready paid, if you choose to vote "FixYa"


    /Teis

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Your laptop does max at 2MB
be sure you have the correct memory for your application.
The Crucial Part # Should be CT405617
PC2700 Cass Latency of 2.5
AKA - DDR333
Unbuffered
Non ecc
2.5V

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=BEF46CD8A5CA7304

If you are using a different Crucial part #, the specs will be wrong, and your computer doesnt know what its looking at... so it beeps at you :)

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Jan 05, 2009

    One module may also be bad.

    Startup with one module, and if it works, try the second.

    If both work, you may have a socket issue.

    Pins may be bent, or the module is not seating right.

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Maximum RAM is 1GB not 2GB, so you can have 2 512MB in the slots.

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The new ram u are using is not as same to old try bothe ram as same MHZ.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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    rockfixya Jan 05, 2009

    there is a problem with the memory slot where u plug the RAM.
     

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    rockfixya Jan 05, 2009

    that means your system not supports 1 gb of ram try any less memory ram.
    other contact to your service provider.

    Thanks for using FixYa.

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    rockfixya Jan 07, 2009

    tell if any solution works for u.

    Thanks for using FixYa.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, do a BIOS update. Workaround, install one new 1Gb plus the original 512.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi!!
ur model a55-s106 or a55-s1063??
a55-s1063 supports only upto 1gb...
r u using single stick or 2 sticks??
check ur ram chip type here..
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/ToshibaSatelliteA55Series.html

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Hi,

Unfortunately your Laptop can only handle upto 1.5 gb of ram.

So there is nothing you can do.

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Be sure that the memory is 1GB DDR-333 (PC2700)

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Did you try swapping the ram on those available slot that you have on your laptop because this can be a bad slot on your laptop that's why when you put a new ram on that slot it wont work because there's a problem with that ram slot...

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jan 08, 2009

    This laptop can really only have a max of 1GIG of RAM and that is the reason why the computer wont work with 2 piece of 1 GIG ram since it only supports a max of 1 GIG...

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jan 14, 2009

    Sorry bout the misinformation you receive from Crucial, but what the manufacturer say is the truth since they made the laptop...

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