Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405 Memory upgrade problem
Hello, this computer shipped with 2 x 256 megs of ram. I ordered the correct ram to replace the existing 512 megs of ram with 2 x 512 meg chips. When I installed both of these chips the computer ran for about 5 minutes and then blue screened. It then won't start up after that and has a Blue Screen that says something about "ACPI". I can put one 512 meg chip in, and it will run fine, but if I even put in a 512 and one of the old 256 meg chips it will blue screen. So it seems anytime the ram is over 512 megs the computer has problems.I have installed the ram in another computer and it works great. It doesn't act like bad ram (i have swapped the 512 chips and have gotten the same problem), it seems like there is something wrong withe the computer itself. Has anyone experienced this or know why this happens? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Re: Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405 Memory upgrade problem
This usually happens when the laptop is not able to take more then a certain amount of memory, as the system BIOS does not support higher. By saying ACPI as the blue screen, that tells me that the power subsystem does not 'like' having more then 512MB of RAM. I am 95% sure this is your BIOS because of that information. Check and see if you can find a BIOS upgrade for your computer model, and that might fix the issue, if an update is available.
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It is almost impossible to upgrade proprietary makes like Dell and HP. The are big enough to have motherboards made for them manufactured on price point. This means that they are not built with upgrade in mind. Also the cases are made to fit their motherboard and theirs only.
Go to a computer builder and get a good case, buy a good quality motherboard and equip it with what you can afford. In two years you can upgrade as processors have moved on. Two years after that, you can swap out the motherboard, processor and memory.
Remove the battery and power source. Remove the RAM and hdd. Power up with the power supply and it should do something. If it does, replace the RAM and hdd it should now restart. If nothing, check the GPU.
I am assuming you are discussing the 2002 Pontiac Aztec, the early crossover with the rather distinctive look. I would assume that since they were made by the same manufacturer and they used the same parts that their computers should be compatible. I can't say so for certain as you haven't provided much information, but, unless one of the Aztec owner swapped out the original computer and replaced it with an updated device, the computers should be compatible.
If you are thinking of trying to swap computer chips, I would advise you to wait and let a professional do it at an independent shop. The reason I suggest this is simple, unless you know how to access the computer chip correctly, you risk accidentally ruining it. If you handle the replacement chip incorrectly it is entirely possible that for a stray static charge to ruin the chip by blowing out a trace. Also, if you damaged the socket from which the original chip was removed then it is possible that you will not be able to reinsert the new device without bending any leads on the bottom. If the leads are damaged, then the new computer won't work.
Even if the new computer chip and the original chip were already installed in installable cases (the way most desktop computer chips are installed), it is possible that when you removed the computer, you might have damaged the receiving socket which means that when you go to insert the new computer carrier it won't work correctly because a few or many of the pins on the bottom of the board won't sit correctly.
I had a similar problem and I had to "Delete Volume" when in DIsk Management. I then had a choice to "Create Simple Volume" which I did, and then a wizard created the correct partitions and assigned a drive letter to my external drive. Everything was them OK.
My computer is appear " The System BIOS has detected that your notebook PC was not into hibernation or shutdown to avoid overheating.The system is now operating normally. Overheating may occur if the cooling vents are blocked or the operating temperature exceeds the specification.The notebook PC should return to normal operation once the situation is resolved." System temperature (90D)
Open the cpu cabinet cover.Then reconnect the RAM memory into motherboard.
Make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet cover.
Clean dust from motherboard .If there is any pci or vga card reconnect it.
Also pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes then all settings defaults then check.
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Unfortunately, the only way I've found to be completely rid a machine of this is to wipe the hard drive and reload the operating system. This is an advertisement virus and this particular bug leaves several sleepers that lie inactive making it near impossible for any antivirus to find them. Once you get rid of the active virus, one or two, but not all of the sleepers will activate leaving several more hidden and inactive, and what makes it even harder to "get rid of" is that it hides the sleepers in file that your antivirus normally doesn't check on a regular basis, ie... picture files, music, screen savers, etc.. It will also hide them in registry files, so doing a system repair won't work either.