I own a ibm thinkpad t22 (2647) and lately without warning it completely freezes up after 20 mins of use.I have 256 mb of ram and computer worked fine for a year. I usually do computer clean ups,scan for viruses(none),regularly clean out cookies and defrag it.If i reboot it still freezes up. Please help.Also is there a 512 mb ram or do you have to buy 2 -256 mb ram.
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Re: laptop freezes up
Yes you can get a 512mb chip for this. As for the freezing, it could be a number of issues, anything from a software glitch or conflict, to a failing hardware component. Start by going to filehippo.com, downloading and running CCleaner. If it's a glitch, this cleaning program should clear it. It it continues, the first thing to try is removing the battery and see if it's still freezing. Batteries are notorious for causing this. Then try a system restore back about a month or so. It could also be that the programs you're currently running need more resource than 256mb in the memory, so tadd the 512mb chip and see if that cures it. If it persists after you try these, get back to me, and we'll see if we can figure it out.
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There are actually a few things you can do for a dinosaur laptop (other
than waiting for the asteroid to appear in the sky). Here are my top
Squeeze in as much RAM as possible. If you have a spare SIMM slot,
put in the largest-capacity module you can find. You may have to throw
away what's already in there--likely a 16MB module--and replace it with
a 32MB or 64MB one. Memory was so expensive five years ago that vendors
often skimped on it, but now that prices have plummeted, you should
pack in as much as possible. (You may also look around for a chip doubler--a SIMM two-for that lets you put a pair of chips where there's only room for a single.)
Get a huge, honking hard drive.
You should be able to dig up a compatible 10GB or 20GB drive. What's
great is that it'll run at 4,200rpm (compared to the 3,600rpm drive you
currently have), which will result in better performance. Save all your
precious data, swap the old drive out for the new, and fire it up
(crossing your fingers that the OS sees the new drive). Take note:
You'll have to preload an operating system onto the new drive or load
it on the fly.
Accelerate. You'll want to configure Windows to run your hard disk and graphics card at their maximum speeds.
drive: Go to the device manager, select the drive letter, and pick the
Settings tab. Check DMA for best performance. For Windows 2000, go into
the hard drive's properties, open Disk Properties, and check Write
Graphics card: On your desktop,
right-click and select Properties. Select the Advanced tab, then click
the Performance tab. Push the slider all the way to the right.
Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop, the IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop takes the PC2100 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs Memory Type, and comes installed with 128 or 256 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop to up to a maximum of 1.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 128 or 256 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
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The Thinkpad is installed with 128 MB SDRAM is standard, and is expandable to 512 MB
There are two memory slots, to expand it to 512 Mb you need two 256 Mb RAM modules and throw away the 128 Mb RAM module, but if you don't throw away this module and you insert a 256 Mb RAM module in the 2nd memory slot then your total memory would be 384 Mb.