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i recently brought a laptop for my bro

with a NEEDED ram upgrade in mind

the lappy in question is a

Satellite C50-B-131 (link below)
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinued-products/satellite-c50-b-131/

now after purchase i realized the max ram speed is 1333Mhz

and of coarse i ordered the ram at the same time

Ram in question

Atech 8GB SODIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 204pin (see link)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221892835703?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


is there a way to get this ram to work with the lappy im not new to o'c ing but no pro either

EDIT!!! added info \/

also i couldn't find anything on timings for this ram other than CL11

so according to CpuZ with ram in my lappy

JEDEC #7 which is CL11

Frequency = 800Mhz
CAS# Latency = 11.0
RAS# to CAS# = 11
RAS# Precharge = 11
tRAS =28
tRC = 39

with 1.35V


any help much appreciated
Edited by madyotto - 10/29/15 at 5:51am
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Crucial's memory configurator shows that laptop to be compatible with 1600mhz ram. Have you tried it?

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Toshiba/satellite-c50-b-131
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Crucial's memory configurator shows that laptop to be compatible with 1600mhz ram. Have you tried it?

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Toshiba/satellite-c50-b-131

yes powers on but refuses to boot
just a black screen but ram works fine in other lappy
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I looked further at the Toshiba website and sure enough, 1333Mhz. First time in 10 years the Crucial configurator has led me wrong. I am not aware of many laptops that can OC memory and such. You may be out of luck. Can you return it? Toshiba site says the laptop takes DDR3L. This is dual voltage RAM capable of both 1.5v and 1.35v. Based on that I don't think voltage should be an issue but you may want to stick with DDR3L just to be on the safe side.
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I looked further at the Toshiba website and sure enough, 1333Mhz. First time in 10 years the Crucial configurator has led me wrong. I am not aware of many laptops that can OC memory and such. You may be out of luck. Can you return it? Toshiba site says the laptop takes DDR3L. This is dual voltage RAM capable of both 1.5v and 1.35v. Based on that I don't think voltage should be an issue but you may want to stick with DDR3L just to be on the safe side.

thanks for the time you spent and i am hoping for some custom firmware or admin bios maybe possible then.

But it was brought from eBay by the time i have paid for sending it back it probs not worth the hassle for the couple of quid

but i would really the 1600Mhz anyway because my bro needs lappy for hi res video recording

and is limited by ram and i also suspect the hdd too

this is the cam in use to give an idea off max data transfer
http://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/usb-3-0/asi174mm/
also when imaging the sun with the quark eyepiece he videos at very fast frame rate for is pictures
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Have you checked for the most recent BIOS update as well?

Have you tweaked any settings in the BIOS?
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Have you checked for the most recent BIOS update as well?

Have you tweaked any settings in the BIOS?

the bios is locked into user bios and wont let me change the ram confs at all

i did look at the change log but none of them had change to anything ram related
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