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  1. adaugherty

    adaugherty Guest Thread Starter

    I am upgrading a laptop for someone. It's an oldy!
    Toshiba Satellite Pro 2250.
    The clear decal on it says, "4megs RAM, upgradable to 28megs"
    I took off the panel on back, and it's a smaller type of chip.

    My question is:
    How large of an upgrade can I do? 64megs? Does it depend on it's current CMOS or BIOS?
    It has WIN95 loaded on it presently. My goal is to load WIN98 on it once I get the mem more than 4megs.

    Any advice?
    Thanks,
    adaugherty

     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Can you find out the name of the motherboard, or is Toshiba Satellite Pro 2250 the name of it? Not reading much on laptops yet.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi adaughtery,

    You answered your own question:



    The clear decal on it says, "4megs RAM, upgradable to 28megs"


     
  4. adaugherty

    adaugherty Guest Thread Starter

    I don't really know what the name of the motherboard is. Sat.Pro2250 is suppose to be the model #.

    As far as my question about "How much can it be upgraded to?", the decal says "up to 28 megs", but that was quite a while ago! Probably 5 or 6 yrs ago. Laptops have come a long way since then.

    What actually determines how much memory can or can't be added?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    The motherboard.

    True, laptops have come a long way, new ones. Unfortunately, the old ones got left behind and are still controlled by their own built-in limitations at the time.

    If yours clearly states that the maximum ram is 28 megs, that is all you will be able to use.
     
  6. Lurker1

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    Hi adaugherty

    Memory capacity is determined by the systems BIOS and motherboard circuitry. Probably with a system that old you will have trouble finding ANY memory for it. Laptops tend to have proprietary parts and usually won't use memory from other manufactures.

    Here is Toshiba's support site. You can ask them.

    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/pd/pd_home.jsp



    [Edited by Lurker1 on 08-15-2001 at 11:02 AM]
     
  7. adaugherty

    adaugherty Guest Thread Starter

    Question, for anyone:
    The model# of this laptop is: TOSHIBA T2155 CDS/520
    I'm now looking for part#: KTT 2100/64
    This is the rare memory chip of a whopping 28megs!

    This part is not at Toshiba, and not at National Parts Depot.

    Does anyone know where I can find this rare part?
    Thanks,
    adaugherty
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Have you tried Ebay?

    Or perhaps a google.com search......
     
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