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ritasinger
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Satellite A205 memory upgrade

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I have above with 3G memory. Checking website, it said upgradeable to 4G. I bought a 2G chip...Either 2G chip works with the 1G chip, but the two 2G chips together won't boot the computer. Why? Does anyone know? Can anyone help? Rita (it's the A205-S5864)
Message Edited by ritasinger on 03-30-2009 05:53 PM
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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Satellite A205 memory upgrade

Satellite A205-S5864 

 

 

It's a common compatibility problem. Toshiba machines are very picky about memory. Unless you use Kingston's best, they may or may not be in spec.

 

See Kingston's Memory Configuration for Toshiba Satellite A205-S5864.

 

 

But don't expect to gain much with 4 GB. 32-bit Windows can't see it all.

 

   4GB memory installed, but not all is available

-Jerry
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Smoke
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Re: Satellite A205 memory upgrade

I switched my memory from 1 gig chips in both slots (total 2gigs) to 2 gig chips in each slot(total 4 gigs). Now my A205 S5000 won't boot. If I switch either 2 gig chips back (slot A or slot B) to a 1 gig chip, then it works fine and I have 3 gigs. The detailed specs state that I should be able to have 4 gigs. Is there some sort of BIOS or whatever type upgrade that I need to do ?
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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Satellite A205 memory upgrade

Satellite A205-S5000 

 


The detailed specs state that I should be able to have 4 gigs.

Neither the detailed specs above nor Kingston's site below state that.

 

   Memory Configuration for Toshiba Satellite A205-S5000

-Jerry