just got my 128 upgrade SODIMM, but it don't work. As in, when I put it in and start windows, it restarts. safe mode halts with a himem.sys error in the extended memory. Linux also refuses to boot. Is this a bad chip? the tech support guy said to reinstall windows overtop of the old install to get it to recognise the new memory. Anyone ever have to do this? i've never heard of it.
toshiba satellite 2595cdt
128 meg SODIMM from crucial (a division of Micron)
Likewise, I've used Kingston in my own personal Toshiba laptop and it works fine as well. You shouldn't have to do anything other than install the memory. You do want to make sure it's seated properly but that's it. Reinstalling Windows won't solve any memory problems but rather it will create other problems with your software. Windows doesn't need to recognize memory, the system itself does. Where was this phone tech from?
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I got a replacement in the mail yesterday, same problem. Any ideas? I assume that this means either my laptop board is bad or they keep sending me the wrong one. any other options? I'm gonna call toshiba tech support tomorrow and see what they say...
Try setting the BIOS settings to default settings, then power up and see what takes!
It may need to start with a "virgin" status, to recognose any changes in memory. Presarios do that occasionally too.
Oops nearly forgot to mention i have had luck with weird older machines by resetting the bios (not nice but necessary) DO NOT try this unless you are a hardened fiddler or you have a Techie to hand !!! Good Luck Matey !