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Extra RAM for Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 (aka TEKRA A8)

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Maurice Batey, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. My Toshiba A120 at the moment has only 2 x 500MB of DDR2, and I want to
    increase RAM to at least 2GB.

    I understand both slots can accommodate 2GB each.

    My inclination is to replace one of the 500MB units with a 2GB unit.
    Does it matter which slot has the 2GB?

    Would a 500MB + 2GB unit have a heat problem that 2 x 1GB would avoid?
    Would 2 x 2GB have more of a heat problem?

    I would very much appreciate some guidance on these questions.
    Maurice Batey, Feb 9, 2011
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  2. Maurice Batey

    Bob Villa Guest

    Is this still running XP? If so your best config would probably be
    2X1Gb (heat should not be a problem). No idea about what slot to put
    the higher mem-but again, this shouldn't have a heat problem.
    Bob Villa, Feb 9, 2011
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  3. No - I use Linux (Mandriva).
    You mean 1GB in each of the 2 slots (rather than leave one of the
    500MB modules in and replace the other with a 2GB module)?
    Tnat sounds the safer bet, I suppose.
    Presumably you refer to the case where one 500MB module is left in and
    the other replaced by a 2GB module (my 1st choice, except for the
    'which slot' question, which I hope someone will be able to rule on...).

    Many thanks for your input, Bob; much appreciated!
    Maurice Batey, Feb 9, 2011
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