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Ram detection

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by afusco86, Mar 20, 2007.

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  1. afusco86

    afusco86 Bit Poster

    hi guys, how you doing?

    i need to upgrade the ram memory on an old laptop. it's a toshiba satellite 1110.

    stupidly (or not) i read the laptop's manual and then bought the memory.
    standing at wot the manual says you would think that all the laptop series 1110 have a PC133 144-pin memory (3.3 volt).

    the problem is that i've got a piece that wouldn't fit in this laptops slot (the position of the notch on the memory doesnt match the notch on the slot), i assume it's about a different number of pins?? now:

    -the above manual is for the whole 1110 series (how do i know what model i've got in my hands now? there's nothing at the bottom like labels or anything)

    -i had a look at the memory bank which is already inside the laptop and it says PC2100:blink

    -on toshiba's website, in support there's only one 1110 model of the laptop available and it says its got a PC1600 200-pin type of memory:eek:

    which one do you think it's the right one? i tried an hardware detection tool, but it wudnt say anything about pins number and stuff. do you know of any good detection tool?

    obviously now i cant return the piece to the seller cos it looks like it was my mistake.. wot shall i do?

    tnx a lot in advance
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  2. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

    crucial.co.uk or .com scans your system tells you what you need for ram upgrades or replacement.
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Everything I've found online says that you can install a maximum of two 256-MB PC2100 200-pin non-ECC SODIMMs (PC2700 should also work).
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    The position of the notch indicates what type of memory it uses. See explaination here.

    Have a look and see if this is the problem. In my view any decent memory vendor will take the memory back and supply the correct item.

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  5. afusco86

    afusco86 Bit Poster

    cool, that helped a lot, thank you very much!!!
    WIP: A+

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