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Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 starts and runs slow.

This is a6100 P4.1.5.14.256.30.RW/DV.16V Part No. PS610U.000W19 laptop with P4 1.5Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM, new Samsung HM160C HC 160GB HDD. Fresh install of Windows XP Professional with SP3. The laptop takes about 5 minutes to start up and takes a minute or two to start an application such as Firefox or IE. I am connected with a wired network connection. The built in wireless card does nothing. Any suggestions appreciated.

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HOW MUCH DDR2 MEMORY FOR LAPTOP


Referring to a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC:

According to the Service Manual;

1) The Maximum Total Amount of Ram Memory depends on the Northbridge chipset used.
(System Controller. Intel)

If it is an Intel GM965 chipset, the maximum total amount is 4GigaByte. (4GB)
If it is an Intel GL960 chipset, the maximum total amount is 2GB.

Northbridge chipset (Or System Controller)

The Northbridge chipset was aptly named so, because of the general location of the chipset on the motherboard.
It is generally located under the Processor.

(The Southbridge chipset is located further 'South' on the motherboard)

The Northbridge chipset handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-Speed graphics.

High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI-Express.
Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card installed into a PCI slot is NOT high-speed graphics.

This is handled by the Southbridge chipset.
The Southbridge chipset handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Information on the Northbridge (computing),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29


Information on the Intel GM965, and GL960 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_Mobile_chipsets

Look under the heading Chipset at GL960.
Looking across you can see that the chipset supports;

1) DDR2 Sdram that is either 533MegaHertz, or 677MHz. (SO-DIMM ram memory for laptops)
2) Supports up to 3GB

[ Your laptop has TWO ram memory slots. The primary, or Main ram memory slot, (Outside edge), and the Optional ram memory slot, (Inside towards the middle)

There are No 1.5GB ram memory modules. ('Stick')
This is why 2GB is the maximum with the Intel GL960 chipset.

Install one 2GB ram memory module in the Main ram memory compartment,
OR,
Install one 1GB ram memory module, in the main ram memory compartment, and one 1GB ram memory module in the Optional ram memory compartment ]


Now look under the Chipset heading at GM965.
1) Supports DDR2 Sdram at either 533MHz, or 677MHz.
2) Supports up to 4GB.

How to know what Northbridge (System Controller) chipset your laptop uses?
Use CPU-Z from CPUID.com

Information on CPU-Z on Wikipedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU-Z


CPU-Z,

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z/versions-history.html

If you need guidance in downloading, installing, and using CPU-Z, hit me up in a Comment.

Download page for the free Service Manual, for the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Scroll down with your eyes to the heading - Satellite Pro
Go across, and click on - L300

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on - L300 - it may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page come up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

Have questions I'm right here.

{Now you know Why, How, and Where.
You can tell your friends about your new found knowledge}

Regards,
joecoolvette

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About toshiba m40 motherboard


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Intel Pentium-M 760 (2.0Ghz, 533Mhz FSB)
1GB RAM (2x 512MB DDR400)
60GB (ATA 100 5400Rpm, 8mb Cache)
15.4" Widescreen TruBrite' Glossy display (1280x800 native)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 128mb PCI-Express
Intel Pro 2195 a/b/g Wireless
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-8315 (DVD-RAM, +R / + - RW)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2)
Toshiba 6.1 Hour Li-Ion Battery (6 cell; 4300mAh)


also see this... http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2677

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How can I make my laptop works faster?


You don't say what OS, assuming XP
I'd try the following:
Run windows disk cleanup and defrag
Run a cleanup program like ccleaner
Run a registry cleaner like regcure or eusing
If that doesn't help add more memory (you should have at least 1GB and preferably 2) or switch to Linux :-)

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No audio on toshiba sat pro


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