Question about Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI1 Notebook
Now i have taken it apart and found it has to different video cards, ls-3449p and ls-3443p. could this cause the video failure, or does has to be the same to work?
In my mind it isn't correct.
SLI = Scalable Link Interface,
SLI means to have two, or more, graphics chipsets teaming up on the graphics task.
Two or more graphics chipsets used in an SLI -> CONFIGURATION.
Scroll down, read under -> Caveats
"In an SLI configuration, cards can be of mixed manufacturers, card model names, BIOS revisions or clock speeds.
However, they MUST be of the same GPU series (e.g. 8600, 8800) and GPU model name (e.g. GT, GTS, GTX).
There are rare exceptions for "mixed SLI" configurations on some cards that only have a matching core codename (e.g. G70, G73, G80, etc.), but this is otherwise not possible, and only happens when two matched cards differ only very slightly, -> an example being a -> differing amount of video memory <-, stream processors, or clockspeed.
In THIS case, the -> slower/lesser card <- becomes dominant, and the other card matches."
Meaning if one graphics card has 256MB of graphics memory, and the other graphics card has 512MB of graphics memory; it will operate at the SLOWER graphics card, graphics memory, rate.
In otherwords at the rate of the 256MB graphics memory, graphics card.
The LS-3443P has 512MB of graphics memory,
The LS-3449P has 256MB of graphics memory,
Why would a laptop manufacturer go to the trouble of using two MXM style of graphics cards; in an SLI configuration; and use one with 256MB of graphics memory, and one with 512MB of graphics memory; only to have the graphics run at 256MB?
Doesn't seem logical.
Logic TO ME dictates using two ALIKE graphics cards, (MXM)
For me I concur with your thinking, and believe the 256MB unit is wrong.
GeForce 8600M GT uses the Code Name G84, GPU,
Could I be wrong? YES.
It may be that the two ARE configured to run together, and have a total of 768MB graphics memory.
Again, though, To Me it doesn't follow the Scalable Link Interface, basic technology.
It MAY be that -> BOTH graphics cards need to have the top of the GPU, (Graphics Processing Unit, or simply - graphics chipset), cleaned; and new fresh Thermal Paste PROPERLY applied.
If a Thermal Pad is used, it is carefully peeled off, plus top of GPU, and copper Cooling Tube plate cleaned; and a new piece of Thermal Pad is used, PLUS apply a sparingly amount of new, fresh Thermal Paste.
Also using Anti-Static Precautions, (For everything, of course. Standard procedure), I would use a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins of the MXM graphics cards; on BOTH sides. Use compressed air for computers, in the MXM graphics card's slots; on the motherboard.
IF one MXM graphics card is bad, you should be able to remove it, and just use the good one.
Perhaps this was a problem in the past; and whoever had it could only afford the 256MB LS-3449P.
In searching I found one place that wanted $549.00 for the LS-3443P!
Just my thoughts, Michael.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the memory modules. Test one at a time to see if any of them is damaged. If you have only one, try a borrowed chip, or test yur modules in a borrowed laptop (it doesn't have to be the same brand/model, only the chips must be the same speed).
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Toshiba Satalite
If you haven't any mistakes with the connection, you're going to do a deep research. Your only solution will be from the Bios Settings. This issue is very common for Laptop users; it'll take time but I'll try my best to assist you step by step. I will also suggest you to make print out if you're gonna do it on the same computer you are using right now. Please be patient while I am preparing the tips for you so that you can understand better. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
SOURCE: Does the Toshiba X205-SLi1 have
i believe so
here is the manual if you need it you will probably need adobe reader installed to read it
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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Sometimes when the computer is moved or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
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