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Thank guys,
In the filter where it says speed it says DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600). I think I'm mistaken but I thought that 10600 meant 1066 MHz? Correct me if I'm wrong pleaase, I just want to fully understand this area. So even if my motherboard supports 10600, it supports only up to 1066 MHz so even if I buy a 1333 it will run as a 1066?
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The fastest supported memory is DDR3-1066

Your CPU only supports 1066Mhz Ram. PC3-10600 is 1333Mhz. If you end up buying 1333Mhz RAM, it will run as 1066MHz
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post #12 of 18
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Gotcha, thanks man.

Any particular brand that I should be paying attention to?
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I've never gone wrong with Crucial and Samsung in my Laptop tongue.gif
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Gotcha, thanks man.
Any particular brand that I should be paying attention to?

If you don't plan on doing overclocking, any of them will do

Personally, I like GSKILL, because they make affordable solid RAM. thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294
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post #15 of 18
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Thank guys,
In the filter where it says speed it says DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600). I think I'm mistaken but I thought that 10600 meant 1066 MHz? Correct me if I'm wrong pleaase, I just want to fully understand this area. So even if my motherboard supports 10600, it supports only up to 1066 MHz so even if I buy a 1333 it will run as a 1066?

PC3 10600 = 1333 MHz. RAM frequency not 1066 MHz. frequency.

If your laptop requires a SO-DIMM - which I believe it does, the first three RAM kits will not work in your laptop. Only option #4 would be correct. Yes if you buy the proper 204 pin SO-DIMM advertised to run at up to 1333 MHz. and will be able to run at 1066 MHz. to match your CPU.

Check to confirm but any of the name brand RAM kits should have a Lifetime Warranty so buy what makes you happy.

Many name brand RAM suppliers have website RAM selectors for popular PCs and Laptops to insure you get the correct RAM for the application.

The current RAM is a 204 pin SO-DIMM.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/8566DSM3S2GB/
Edited by AMD4ME - 3/16/12 at 9:07pm
post #16 of 18
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Hey guys sorry about reviving such an old thread but I'm having trouble installing the RAM I just bought.

I got the G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) and when I try to turn on my laptop when I put both of the ram sticks in, the computer shows the Toshiba logo and then a small line appears (like it always does) but it stays there and nothing happens.
I went to the BIOS to see if the RAM is recognized or not and it is because it shows 8192 MB of RAM. So I tried just using 1 of the new sticks with a default stick and still, it showed 6xxx mb of RAM but the computer wouldn't turn on.

I'm now running my laptop with the default sticks and everything's going fine but I really want to upgrade it. I read the manual and it said that it was upgradable to 8gb and the G-Skill RAM type is DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) which my computer is supposed to work with. I have no idea what to do really. I'd appreciate some help.

P.S: My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6059
post #17 of 18
I to have the Toshiba A665D-S6059 and have the same problem. I found out that the phenom II and motherboard could support either 8GB of PC3-1066 (PC3-8500) or PC3-1333 (PC3-10600) ram. So I bought a dual chanel 4gb x 2 memory kit of the 1333mhz type (PC3-10600) and when I installed all I get is a black screen with a _ in the top corner.

I had to stick the organial 2GB stick in slot one (Deeper slot) and put the 4GB 1333mhz chip in slot 2 in order to get the laptop to boot. So I've been running on 6GB of ram running at 1066Mhz. The 1333MHz chip clocked itself down. I figured it was a BIOS problem and upgraded to v1.20. No luck so far getting all 8GB to run.

I resentily bought a 4gb 1066mhz (PC3-8500) chip to put in slot 1 but I still have the same problem. I noticed there is another BIOS update. Going to try updating again and hoping that my 8GB works.

If you figured out how to get 8GB to run on your laptop could you post more information on it?
post #18 of 18
I did some digging and found out that Toshiba laptops use a specific ram type that isn't interchangeable with normal ram bought at Newegg or anywhere else. The model number for a 4GB PC3-8500 chip is KTT1066D3/4G. If you look on the Toshiba memory upgrade that's the part number they give. I ordered one from newegg.com for $21, I'll tell you the results here when I get the ram chip in the mail.

I expect that if I put this laptop specific 4GB memory chip in slot 1. My laptop will boot. I hope then that when I cram another brand in slot 2 (like we have been) the laptop will continue to work, and will have 8GB of ram.
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