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Laptop RAM Question

I need to upgrade from 256mb to 512mb in my Toshiba Satellite 1005-S157. I need the 144-pin SODIMM SDR PC133 sticks, specifically. Is there a reason to replace the 1 256mb stick that the computer came w/ and get 2 new, or would adding just the 1 stick give me the same boost. Is a name brand RAM better by a noticable amount? Also, are there any compatability issues between brands?

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Free lesson.

In reply to: Laptop RAM Question

Use crucial.com

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I went there first!

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I have bought from them before. Its a great site, although it seems to be a little higher priced then some. The diagnostic program doesn't tell me anyhting I don't already know, though. My question is, is it worth it to swap out my existing RAM to get a matched pair, and will I benifit from a name brand?

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"is it worth it to swap out my existing RAM to get a matched pair,"

Very very few laptops support the 800 MHz FSB where you need this. I'll write no.

" and will I benifit from a name brand? "

There is no answer. I share mine, which is "yes." I just go with Crucial to save myself the issues of trying to find what is compatible, then it doesn't work and the place/person/thing doesn't want the stick of ram back and there is much pain.

Bob

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Good point

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The returnability is very good. I guess if I can save myself some cash and just bet one stick from crucial.

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