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Toshiba 500 CDT laptop doesn't see ram

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Toshiba 500 CDT has 16 mb ram on board with an extra 16 mb. Removed 16 mb ram and installed 64 mb ram. Now laptop only sees 16 mb ram. Does not see original extra 16 mb ram. What shall I do?

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Toshiba 500 CDT laptop doesn't see ram

by moethecrow In reply to Toshiba 500 CDT laptop do ...

Hello New At This,
Your laptop is capable of handling up to 144 mb of RAM. However make sure it is 60 ns (nano second) EDO DRAM. This is the requirements for a Toshiba Tecra 500CDT if that is what you are referring to by 500CDT. You may have bought RAM that is not compatible with that laptop. Hope this answers your question.

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Toshiba 500 CDT laptop doesn't see ram

by Saxman642 In reply to Toshiba 500 CDT laptop do ...

Did you make sure that you bought the correct RAM specified for the Laptop?

You can try disabling the onboard memory and rebooting. Testing the old and new RAM...

Try ckecking the CMOS settings and reset them to their original settings and test the RAM chips again

The worst case scenario is the that the new RAM is defective....or it (new RAM) screwed your memory bank (god forbid!)

I also researched the type of memory available...You can get it from Crucial.com for $225.

I had tofigure that it was a Tecra series laptop.

Tosiba has a page which lists their approved memory cards for your laptop:
http://www.toshiba.ca/support/Tsbs/200/tsb0257.htm

Also try this:
http://www.try-computing.com/tos500.htm

hope this helps..

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by Saxman642 In reply to Toshiba 500 CDT laptop do ...

This link is a guide for installing the memory chip:

http://www.kingston.com/memory/install/TOSHIBA.asp

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by tduvall In reply to Toshiba 500 CDT laptop do ...

What brand of ram are you using? I used to do tech support for Toshiba & can tell you that for some reason Viking ram and toshibas just don't play together well (even ram that says it is compatible). sometimes it runs okay for a while then all of a sudden quits, sometimes never runs right.(or at all). We used to cringe at the very word "viking".

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