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Thread: Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade

  1. Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade
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    I want to be as sure as I can be, I have already bought memory from Crucial - it doesn't work........so I want to be sure I get it right next time.

    Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

    Next - WHICH?? memory - based on a search on their website I bought 2 x 1GB sticks from Crucial, they advised DDR2 PC2 5300 and it did not work. Despite repeated emails they insist that these sticks are the 'replacement' for DDR2 PC2 4200 (which is now strongly indicated to me from my recent research as the correct memory - part # PA3411U -1M1G).

    If I now buy 2 x 1 Gb - DDR2 PC2 4200 (from a different supplier of course) will I be doing the right thing ?????????? Assuming the new memory works, I'll be getting in touch with Crucial for some money (of course).

  2. Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade
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    >Satellite A100-232, currently has 512 Mb - I believe I can go up to 2 Gb and understand that 2 x 1 GB is better than 1 x 2GB - is this true ?

    You can upgrade the RAM up to 2GB and usually you should use 2 x 1GB RAM 533Mhz.
    In my case one big module was not recognized. I had to use 2 x 1GB RAM… but I don’t have this model.

    I recommend using brand name modules; Kingston is good and provides good quality modules.
    Different manufacturers provide cheaper modules but the performance and the quality is not really good.

  3. Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade
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    Thanks for that (confirms my thoughts about 2x1GB better tan 1x2GB), but just checking - 533 MHz means I should buy 4200 or 5300 DRAM ?

  4. Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade
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    Hi kalamater,

    533 MHz means that you have to buy DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM modules.

    DDR2 PC2-5300 modules have 667 MHz.

  5. Re: Satellite A100-232 Memory upgrade
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    Many thanks to all concerned - looks like I'm now ready to buy.

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