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Toshiba satellite memory upgrade

by Humbaba3000BC / January 4, 2008 7:36 AM PST

More RAM
I have a Toshiba Satellite P25-S520 with 512MB of RAM. I use speech recognition (Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9.5) extensively and want to improve the performance. From what I have read 4 GB of RAM is necessary if I wished to use speech recognition and another program such as Microsoft Word at the same time. What memory should I get? Do I have to install it myself (I'm a complete novice).

L2 Cache
As I have been doing my research, I've seen a recommendation for 4 GB of memory in the L2 cache. I am only vaguely aware of what an L2 cache is however, I would be interested in upgrading. Can I upgrade my Toshiba satellite L2 cache, if so how?

Thank you for any help

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Four Gig. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 4, 2008 8:23 AM PST

is totally overkill, Windows will never use it. Don't waste your money. Two Gig at the most.

Go here and input the PC specs. It'll tell you exactly what fits and the cost. Install yourself? Do you have a small phillips screwdriver? That's all it takes. Remove the memory door on the bottom, insert the RAM, and close it up.


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Thanks for the advice
by Humbaba3000BC / January 4, 2008 10:00 AM PST
In reply to: Four Gig. . .

Your suggestion for 2 GB of RAM was spot on. As you suggested I went to and discovered that the maximum amount of RAM for my laptop is 2 GB. I was also found Illustrated instructions for upgrading the RAM ( and it does not look like it is beyond my capability. I had been considering buying a new laptop with lots of RAM however, my desire for a shiny new toy does not justify the expense. I'll upgrade the RAM on my current laptop and then if it doesn't perform adequately THEN I'll buy a new toy. Thanks again for your help.


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