Laptop memery upgrade

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  1. fire boy

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    Hi
    I confess to not knowing a great deal about pooters but after reading through the sticky on water cooling I must be slightly above the ranking of moron :smashin:

    I have a Tosh laptop about a year old from pc world and I want to upgrade the RAM from 256Mb

    Is there a max size I can replace in with?

    If it make a difference the model number is- PSA40E-0E4N1-EN
    and it uses a celaron prosseser 2.80Ghz and has a 64Mb graphics card

    Also will this let me run some of the newer pc games like Lotr battle for middle earth?

    Regards Brian
     
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    The PSA40E-0E4N1-EN is actually a Satellite A40 according to a quick Google search which means that it requires PC2100 DDR Ram :) The A40 has 2 memory slots so you can purchase one more stick giving you the option of going for an extra 128mb, 256mv, 512mb, or 1gb.

    Crucial is a good bet if you want to be sure that you purchase the correct stuff - you can enter the make and model of your laptop and get a recommendation that is guaranteed to work. The service is top notch as well :smashin:
     
  3. fire boy

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    Thankyou for helpful reply. :thumbsup:
    If I go too high can I damage the pc (I was thinking of adding 512Mb)
     
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    It's pretty difficult to do any damage - at worst you'll find that the laptop won't boot but 512mb won't be a problem. Over 1gb you sometimes run into problems on older machines but given that yours is relatively new I can't imagine you'll have any trouble.

    Go with the Crucial stuff and you can always return it if it doesn't function correctly :)
     
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    no worries there.. just use the crucial memory selector tool already mentioned, and go for the biggest module it offers for your machine, if you can afford it.. :devil:

    An extra 512 would go very well in a machine like yours.. :)
     
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    For what it's worth - and if you're still going even to check back here...

    But I had precisely the same issue on my Toshiba Satellite - which only came with 128 Mb of RAM!

    These guys did for me exactly as they've done for you - and I went down the Crucial route - and it was awesomely simple, from start to finish.

    Even the replacing I did myself because these guys and girls here assured me it was pretty simple - and it was!

    Plus the chip itself comes with instructions from Crucial - and their website is excellent.

    A RAM-upgrade will absolutely transform your system.

    And while I'm at it - "Thanks all!" - your help very much appreciated. The alternative would've been to pay someone a good amount of money.

    Lifesavers, you lot!
     

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