Memory upgrade for Toshiba Satellite A100 - PSAA9A
Have recently put an extra 1GB memory to my Toshiba Satellite A100 (XP professional). Opened the back, put in extra 1GB memory (from Legend) into the obvious place- and it appears to work - but exactly the same as before!! Can't find anywhere where the new memory shows up, just the old 512 MB. Is there something else to do like set it up somehow to recognise the new memory?? What test can be run to see if it is working
PS. Can you recommend any free utilities to keep the machine clean and fast?
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Re: Memory upgrade for Toshiba Satellite A100 - PSAA9A
This free cleaner called ccleaner is really good and gets your system cleaned up, free of any spyware and free updates.
But the memory problem is the fact that your notebook may only recognise 2 of the same size memory sticks, so take out the old memory and try the new in on it's own, if no boot at all then the memory is not compatable with your system.
You can go to the crucial web site and see what the tool finds as to the type of memory you can fit
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i would restore the notebook to factory settings -- this is the best option in getting the computer back to the way it worked originally going to the factory settings management portion in the system and or use your recovery CDs to format and re isntall everything
Here's a link to Toshiba's driver download site. You'll need to choose the exact A100 model (there are several), then choose XP sp2 from the drop down on the next page, and it will give you the list of drivers for your machine.
Sounds like the memory chip is either the wrong frequency or it's bad. The frequency or type of memory for your machine is PC4200 or 533mhz, make sure the new chip is a PC4200 chip. If it is, then the chip may be bad. They are very static sensitive, and I've had a few bad chips straight out of the box. I've also ran into a couple of chips that were marked wrong and not the frequency on the label. This is definitely an issue with the memory chip and not your machine.
Right-click My Computer/Properties to see what memory is listed. It's possible this memory is incompatible, but that would usually cause a no-boot situation. Check the maker's specs to see what memory is suggested/approved. I can't do this without the full model number.