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Maximum memory for Portege Z930-14L

Q: Maximum memory for Portege Z930-14L


I have a Portege Z930-14L with 8GB memory and wonder what is the maximal memory I can add ? I saw the following in the description, but I don't understand if that means the maximum is 12GB(4GB onboard + 8GB expansion) or 16GB ( 2x8GB)

System memory standard : 8,192 (4,069 onboard + 4,069) MB
maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
technology : DDR3 RAM (1,600 MHz)

Thank you

A: Maximum memory for Portege Z930-14L

If I understand this info right your Portege has already maximum RAM.
Fact is that your Portege notebook can handle with max 8GB memory. ON board there are already 4GB and there is only one RAM slot available for upgrade that also contains one 4GB RAM module.
With other words your notebook has already maximum RAM and upgrade is not possible.

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I recently bought a Z930 laptop, and I was thinking on upgrading the RAM memory.

I wanted to buy a 8gb DIMM, but I noticed on the specs that the maximum memory allowed is 6 gb (that means a 4gb DIMM + 2gb on the motherboard). Is this a motherboard restriction or similar? If not, would the laptop run with 10gb of memory?


A:Portege Z930-10E - Memory upgrade

The max says 4GB but you may be able to get an 8GB module working if it's decent RAM that has the correct channels. But if something goes wrong and damages the mainboard I doubt Toshiba would repair it under warranty, so I think the best thing to do is stick with the recommended maximum. 6GB is plenty anyway unless you are doing heavy graphical/media creation.

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Hi there,

Anyone have tryed to upgrade Z930's SSD?
Looking for some info, they appear to use mSATA interface - mini PCI-E like conectors.

Any specific information about the disk inside?

I'm planning to put this beauty on the machine:


A:SSD Upgrade for Portege Z930

The mSATA connector looks very similar to miniPCI connector but they are totally different.
So your only solution is to replace the HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD.

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I have a Portege Z930 ultrabook. A day or two back the display suddenly appeared to be permanently off. However, if I look carefully I can see that the image is there but VERY, VERY dimly. It is as if the light has been turned off (although since the screen is LED that will not be the case).

I was able to source a replacement screen but that made no difference.

The video card on the motherboard is working - at least to the extent that I can plug in an external monitor and see everything correctly.

I'm wondering if a hardware switch has inadvertently been triggered and I'm missing the setting. Or I suppose it could be a witch which turns the display off when the lid is closed which has become faulty...

The Z930 has been running Windows 8.1 very happily for the past year or so.

I'm hoping that there will be something simple rather than a motherboard failure...

Thanks in advance for any insight.


A:Portege Z930 - Display has become very dim

In my opinion it is hardware related issue and has nothing to do with settings.
In the past we have had many threads with the same or similar problems and describes issue was related to the defective FL inverter.

Have you already spoken with Toshiba service?

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I have a Z930-108 laptop, with a SSD drive and running Windows 7 Ultimate, which was working ok. However i recently started it up the first screen is "Windows loading files" then it freezes on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas please.


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we have a Port?g? Z930 with Win 7 preinstalled.
Now we want to upgrade to Win 8.
There were two Win8 DVDs supplied.

Can I use this DVDs for upgrade?
How should I use the DVDs without a drive?

I tried the DVD with another laptop and the DVDs are not bootable.

Any hints?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,

A:How to install Win8 on Portege Z930


> How should I use the DVDs without a drive?
I assume you cannot use them if you have not external CD/DVD drive?

Maybe you could borrow such drive from a friend?

Otherwise try to copy the content of the disk to a USB flash memory stick and then try to boot from the stick.
But to be honest, I?m not quite sure it this would functions.

Additionally check this:

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Since my keyboard was changed I have had problems with the sound of my laptop. I can listen music only by headphones! Could anyone help me? I have Windows 10 (64 bits). Thank you very much in advance.

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I installed W10 on my Protege Z-930 and it ran perfectly. During December Windows Update automatically installed a major upgrade for W10 and now the fan runs constantly, even when the laptop starts and CPU is very cold.
Can somebody help me ?

A:Portege Z930 - Fan runs constantly

Install and run Toshiba Service Station, update all the utilities.
Also update the BIOS.

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Install windows 8 and now to record a new track tells me that already exists, and Fingerprint uninstall and install him again but still the error, I can do.

A:The same fingerprint already exists in Portege z930

Solusion: TFPUWBF Delete Fingerprint Tool

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Hi all,
I'd like to know what is the recommended memory by Toshiba to upgrade the RAM at the maximum amount.
I own a Portege Z930 16M part number PT234E-08P05SIT.

If I undestood weel it needs a 4GB DDR3 memory to get to the maximum of 6GB (2 on board+4), right?

What manufacturer recommends Toshiba?

Thank you

A:Recommended RAM upgrade for Portege Z930

Compatible 4GB RAM has part number PA5037U-1M4G.
Check it out.

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I just buyed a Z930 Portege from Toshiba with Win7 Pro installed and 2 DVD with WIN8 upgrade.

Perfect, till I tried to make the upgrade. I changed in BIOS to UEFI and secure BOOT, started the computer with first DVD inside the DVD reader and nothing happend.

Then I started to search on the forum and find out that two other guys succeded with the update according to the paper notice of Toshiba (changing the BIOS and secure boot).

What I can do because main does not work.

Please give me an advice.
It is 12Gmodel, Core i5 vPro

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A:Win8 upgrade on Portege Z930

*Solved the issue.*

Just do the changes in BIOS.
Restart and wait till you got the message: restore to the factory setting.

Chose this option, put the DVD1 with W8 from Toshiba in the external ODD and follow the onscreen advices. Just one will be, with changing the DVD1 with the second one.

That is it. You have W8.

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Hi, new to this forum. I have a Portege z930-14D laptop with 64 bit system with Intel Core i5-3437U processor and Windows 7 professional. I was using an external screen till recently. When i stopped using it, i noticed that the function key for display brightness wasn't working. When i pressed fn key and f6 or f7, brightness setting came up but i could change the brightness. All other fn key related operations were fine. I saw some online forums for this problem and followed their recommendation around upgrading diplay driver and value added pack from the UK support website of Toshiba. Also clicked on restart flash cards. Nothing seems to have worked and now the fn key itself has stopped working i.e., nothing happens when i press fn key and i cannot perform any operations using fn key. Please suggest what could be a solution to this problem. Thanks.

A:Portege Z930 - Function key not working

Uninstalled and then reinstalled display driver and value added pack and the fn key has come back but still cannot change brightness. Please advise.

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I have a Portege Z930 laptop with an SSD drive. Recently it would not boot into Windows 7. It just hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen.

I removed the hard drive and connected it to another computer via USB. This was ok, i could see all the files, so i formatted it and put it back into the laptop.

When i boot it up now is still hangs at "Starting Windows. This is confussing, as the hard drive has been formatted, and has nothing on it.

Any help please.

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after 3yrs without problems the SSD in my Portege Z930-108 crashed. I could still copy the D partition (HDDRecovery) but no system or data partition.
When substituting the SSD with a newer version (Samsung 850 EVO) the right screw (Z930 oriented bottom up and sound connectors to the right) accidentially droped on the main board just next to the SSD. There was a short blue flash and afterwards the batteries do not seem to work any more. The system is running plugged into net without problems but no buffering by batteries happens any more.
Do I have to exchange the whole mainboard or is there some work around possible?

Second is there a way to recover the original drivers/system from the copied D partition without a Toshiba Recovery wizard or is there a download of this wizard?

Thanks for any comments and help

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I have to Setup *20x* z930 for a customer,
the Notebooks have been bought with OEM W7/W8, W7 is preinstalled.

I want deploy a "standard-Image" for all 20 Notebooks (Windows 7, sysprep) -
my question is about the windows7 key aktivation

If I clone a W7 OS to another Portege, there is still the same W7 Serial number (checkt it with script; w7 is still activated). (Serial Key for W7/W8 integrated on system board?!).

May i run into troubles when doing the "rollout" in the way i described above?

thanks for help!

A:Question about Win 7 image installation on 20x Portege Z930

What troubles do you think about?

Fact is that if you need 20 Microsoft Windows 7 licenses if you want to use Windows 7 on 20 notebooks.

But you can still use one and the same image on all 20 notebooks if all notebooks are equipped with the same hardware parts.

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Is it possible to update to windows 8 without using a dvd external drive?

Through image of the dvd's or something?

I tried to put the files of the dvd in a external hdd usb drive but it didn't work... is there any way to install it without using a dvd external drive?

Thanks :)

A:Portege Z930 - Upgrade to Windows 8 without dvd drive

Yes you can make a bootable USB Flash Drive from the Win8 ISO by using a tool like WinUSB Maker.

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I've just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (64) on my Portege Z930 (Part number: PT235R-08JOJERU)

Unfortunately, there are several issues that are not working properly:

- My function keys are not working at all (TOSHIBA Function Key v. is installed)- Bluetooth is not working (TOSHIBA System Driver v. 1.01.0002 is installed)

Besides I?m seeing in Device Manager 3 unrecognized devices:

Base System DeviceH5321 gwUnknown device
The screenshot is attached.
Please help to fix it.

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I just got my new Toshiba Portege Z930 pre installed with Windows 7, accompanied with two Windows 8 Pro discs. It's a beautiful pc, but with no cd-drive, how do I install Windows 8 from the discs?


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A:Upgrade Portege Z930 with the accompanying Windows 8 CD's

> but with no cd-drive, how do I install Windows 8 from the discs?
You could use an external USB CD/DVD drive in order to boot from Win 8 disks.

Or you will try to install the Win 8 using an USB flash memory sik.
But in order to be able to install the Win 8 from USB flash memory stick an Win 8 ISO (image) files is needed.
Additionally you have to create an bootable USB stick. You can do this using the ?Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?

I recommend to use google for more details

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I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, installed the drivers available on Toshiba website but unfortunately my touchpad lost the ability to scroll. Did anybody experienced this? How can I solve the issue?

Also, my function keys appear not to be working.

Thanks in advance.

A:Portg Z930-118 PT234 Touchpad not scrolling

Uninstall the touchpad driver in Control Panel, then let Windows Update install the new driver.

Uninstall the Toshiba Value Added Package in Control Panel, then install Toshiba Service Station, run it and install the Toshiba System Driver and System Settings.

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I updated my Toshiba portege to Windows 8, and all Works fine, except the 3G Ericcson, that i cannot find and it not Works,
What should I do?

Thanks in advance

A:Portege Z930 - need Win8 driver for Ericcson 3G

>? except the 3G Ericcson, that i cannot find and it not Works,
Not even this one ?

Try to test it and send some feedback.

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My daughter was using the above PC the other day, when suddenly it would no longer boot.

I've now tried to do a system restore to a backup I did a few weeks ago, but the system is reporting that the computer is using BIOS, but the backup was done with EFI

Unfortunately, on the bios settings page, I don't have secure boot listed under security.
In addition, on the system configuration page, the computer is listing the BIOS as being CSM mode.

Worse, there is no option to change that mode, as I can't select that entry.

I've now cleaned my hard disk partition, and done a system restore from the recovery media I created, but it still hasn't helped.

This poster [has a similar problem it appears|]

How can I reenable UEFI Boot/Secure boot? There must be a way.
I spent an hour on the phone with "Toshiba Expert Care", and they've now suggested I have a hardware fault.
I'd happily replace the SSD, if I thought that would fix the problem, but it looks like the problem is elsewhere.

A:No Secure Boot Option on Portege Z930-138

Furthermore, If I choose Refresh my PC after booting to my recovery stick, I get
"The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"

The drive can be read when booting to a command prompt, so I'm not sure which drive is being referred to here.

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our company bought a Toshiba Portege Z930-14X and it is necessary to do a clean Windows 7 Install.

Unfortunatly there is no working Windows 7 key to be found anywhere on the device.
I did read out the key from the original installation, but this key is not supposed to be activated, hence doesn't work for clean installation.

Usually there is a licence sticker at the bottom of the device, but this laptop has nothing whatsoever.

So, where do I find that Windows 7 key?

Kind regards,

A:Portege Z930-14X - need key for clean Windows 7 installation

>Unfortunatly there is no working Windows 7 key to be found anywhere on the device.

If you want to use an clean Windows system, you have to purchase the MS Windows disk containing the serial key.
The Toshiba notebooks are preinstalled with Toshiba image containing the OEM version of Windows system and the drivers. This image is already activated. The serial key isn?t needed.

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Toshiba Portege Z930-108 PT235E
Windows 7 Professional SP1

I'm new to forums so please forgive me if I don't give enough information! I have two issues with my Portege Z930 that have been bugging me for months, if not longer. The first, and more longstanding issue is with the touchpad. Every so often it disables itself for no reason, and without warning. I quickly learned to press Function F9 and it comes back on again.

However, recently it was becoming more and more common (every couple of minutes) which led me to reinstall back to factory settings. Since then, it has been disabling a lot less frequently (once every few hours) but it still does it!

The other issue is with the device disconnect sound. This keeps on playing regardless of whether I have anything connected or not.
It was driving me crazy until I learned I could simply disable the sound effect which I have done (but clearly this is not a solution).
was hoping that this would be cleared up by the restoring of Window 7 to factory settings but if anything, its been worse since.

This has been going on for a few months now and I have tried everything I've read (although I'm not that tech literate so I may not have understood a lot of what I've read!).

I've looked in event viewer but there doesn't seem to be a record of anything happening when the noise occurs. In device manager, the screen does seem to refresh shortly after the noise but there's no way of knowing which device is causing ... Read more

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My Toshiba Portege Z930-108 laptop has stopped to boot with any RAM module installed in socket.

If I remove RAM module, laptop boots and works fine, but if I install any RAM module (original 4Gb 1600 or a new 4G 1600 CL9 or 8G 1600 CL11) computer cannot boot.

The screen stays black and power led is blinking two green and two orange, and some seconds after, 3G indicator also on in blue.

This is the only problem that I have with this computer, but it's strange.

I have updated BIOS to last version and problem is not solved.

I have tried to reset hardware (, also I have tried to reset hardware with power button pressed 30 seconds without battery but no success.

Any idea about this strage problem?


A:Portege Z930 can not boot with RAM module installed

I guess you used wrong or not fully compatible RAM modules.
This is only one plausible explanation.

I would recommend you to order the RAM modules recommended by Toshiba which are:

4GB DDR3-1600 PA5037U-1M4G

2GB DDR3-1600 PA5037U-1M2G

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Does anyone know how to get into the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extensionon in this laptop.
I have tried reseting the password for it, but it will not accept the default password.


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I have problem with my Toshiba and I cant report it due to Toshiba website error.
When I'm on this site: and I enter serial numer of my PORTEGE Z930-14D which is 8D032137H nothing happens. The page which will appear is blank, and I cant check even the status on guarantee.

Please check it out, why the Toshiba website dont work correcly in my case.

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Good afternoon,

When I press the FN key does not appear functional menu at the top of the screen. I installed Toshiba Value Added Package and Function Key but still missing.

Like this:

What driver I need?

The operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro and laptop Toshiba Portege Z930-108


A:Re: Portege Z930-108 - FN key doesnt show flash cards


If you use Win8.1 you can use Functional kez on two ways and change two modes:
-special function mode
-standard F1-F12 mode

There is one difference. When you use special function mode you can use F keys only. With standard mode you must use FN+Fx key combination.

Flash cards that you can see at the top of the screen works with Vista or Win7 only. As far as I know since Win8 flash cards are not shown on the top of the screen anymore.

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31.Oct.2012 we purchased Portege Z930-G1S (PT234R) - quite an expensive notebook with Win7 Home Premium OS.

We thought we are entitled to Win8 discounted upgrade, but as we entered our data on Microsoft site - they told us we're not entitled.

We tried to reach Toshiba support in Russia -
Several times over a month.

But all the mails are returning with "invalid recepient address" error.

How can it be that official Toshiba support site enlists invalid blacklisted address ?
How can it be that recent and quite expensive Toshiba notebook is not subject to Windows 8 upgrade program ?

Thank you.

A:Portege Z930 - Win8 Upgrade Offer fails


Please check this page how to upgrade to from Win 7 to Win 8:

The point is that you have to order Windows 8 from Microsoft and install it.
If it fails contact Microsoft why the Win 8 order has failed.

From my knowledge Toshiba provides an Win 8 drivers. You can get this drivers using TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant but you can do that after Win 8 has been installed!

I found this Toshiba Win 8 Info page about ?Win 8 upgrade?

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Very disappointed with the response from Toshiba over an issue we are having with the Z Series laptops.

Let me explain - I am responsible for the laptops at a large college in the south of the UK. We have round 40 Series laptops and on a large number of them the screws which hold he hinge covers in place have come out and become lost, in many cases the hinge covers have come off and been lost as well. The first thing that crossed out minds was 'interference' by students but as no other screws were found to be lose the only conclusion we can come to is that that there is a design fault and these hinge cover screws have worked lose over time and fallen out.

I am currently working through all our Z Series laptops and I am finding more and more lose or missing screws and additional missing hinge covers. We have bought this to the attention of Toshiba but they will not accept there is an issue - but haven't yet provided a reason why this should be happening in such numbers.

As can be imagined we are not best pleased with their response and would like to hear from anyone who has had the same issue. At over 50.00 GBP to fix each pair of hinges, you can imagine how quickly the costs are rising.

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I have a Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S laptop. I wanted to run a system recovery and did everything exactly as in the manual page 4-24, Section System recovery Options. The tool told me that the recovery partition is empty (or something like this) and the recovery cannot be performed. I definitely did not erase it and do not how it can be. Then there was an option to erase sdd and I thought that this might help (don't ask me why) and that the tool would erase everything but the recovery partition. So, I chose it.

Now I have the frozen screen with "Toshiba Leading Innovation" and cannot enter any menu neither by pressing 0, nor by holding F8. I cannon restart the laptop, it seems that it simply fall asleep when I press the power button.

Please, help me to recover the system.

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My TOSHIBA (ex-laptop) Portege(Z930) board burned out with hot water. I removed the tiny SSD and now need to transfer the data with a USB to another PC.

I borrowed from a friend a SATA to USB adapter with 2 interfaces and even the small connectors for SATA was not small enough for TOSHIBA's SSD. Apparently I need a special SATA to USB adapter which fits to TOSHIBA Portege's mSata.

The reason I wrote here is because there are many SATA USB adapters in internet advertised but it seems they have bigger connectors. So TOSHIBA calls the SSD mSATA labeled on it, but many people call mSATA for one size bigger SSD.

I don't want to order something doesn't fit again. Is there anyone who already removed SSD from Portege?
Could you provide me a link for such adapter?

A:Portege Z930 - need external controller for internal SSD drive

The notebook was equipped with an HM77 Intel Panther Point chip and with the launch of this chip Intel allowed the notebook manufacturers to integrate the mSATA (micro SATA) SSD form factor.

There is also an difference between the mSATA form factors?
Since the mSATA is limited to four (NAND) chips only, Intel has developed a new standard of mSATA which is called m.2 or mSATA2.

In many cases this is called also NGFF (New Generation Form Factor)
This m.2 standard is longer and has a lower profile?

I'm not quite sure if this Portege Z930 supports mSATA or mSATA2 but you check the internal SSD drive where this information should be available

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I have the laptop since July 2013. At the beginning I had a good autonomy, the battery was lasting 6 hours, which with time diminished to something like 4 hours.
Now, I've been using the laptop plugged for some time, and I discovered a week ago that I have a huge capacity loss, around 55%. The strange thing is that this got much worse in few days, and now the loss is at 77%.

Besides buying a new battery (which I will do in the future - btw, any tutorial on how to change it?), what can I do? this loss of capacity is permanent? I've been measuring it with an acpi tool.


A:Portege Z930 - high loss of battery capacity

since the last message, the capacity loss raised to 83%. Any idea?

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I have toshiba portege Z930 and my function keys worked until I have installed YAC (Yet another cleaner) to get rid of some malware, that worked, but the problem is that even after uninstalation, function keys got broken:

FN + y/z which should highlith the keyboard is not working (I've installed something called "Function Key" so that works for now, as well with FN 1,FN 3,FN 4, and 3+4 for volume)

but others doesn't simply work:
FN + ESC (mute)
FN + F2 (eco mode)
FN + F5 (monitor switch)
FN + F8 (wifi/bluetooth switch
FN + F9-12

Could anybody point me to right drivers for that? Thanks a lot

A:Portege Z930 - FN keys Issue - not showing menu on a screen

What Windows system is installed?
In case of Windows 7 you must install Toshiba Value Added Package
In case of Win 8.1 you need to install the Toshiba System settings.

But note: some FN key functionality depends on the 3rd software. For example you will not be able to use the FN+F2 eco mode if ECO Utility isn?t installed.

But why you don?t set the OS back to early time point before you used the cleaner tool?

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I used Toshiba Recovery Media Creator to create 2 recovery media on USB flash drive for my Z930-10P. Then I removed all partitions from the computers SSD. The problem is that the recovery process won't work. This happens:

1. 'Windows is loading files' is displayed on the screen
2. 'Starting Windows' and the Windows 7 animation logo is displayed.
3. Then the marker is shown for a couple of seconds before...
4. An error message *ERROR : F3-F100-0008* is displayed with the instruction 'Please press OK to turn off the computer.'

I have tried both USB flash drives. What does this error mean?

A:Portege Z930-10P - Recovery media ERROR : F3-F100-0008

Unfortunately I don?t know what this error code exactly mans but on different forums people speculate about some HDD, memory or recovery image failure.

In your situation proper answer will not help at all. Problem is that you cannot use created recovery USB sticks and at the same time you?ve made biggest mistake and removed recovery image saved on the SSD. Now it is not possible to start HDD/SSD recovery image installation.

Question is: what you can do now? You can try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help or good advice. Other way you must order original recovery installation disc for recovery image installation.

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I have a toshiba portege z930 pt234e With Windows 7 Professional
I connected the external optical drive and was running fine
But when I installed the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, the external optical drive disappeared
When I open the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Shows, No HDD Recovery Area!
I want to make a Recovery disk of the system

A:Portege Z930 - Toshiba Recovery Media Creator issue


The Recovery Media Creator is an Toshiba tool which requires the Toshiba image files in order to create the recovery disk. The image files are placed on a different partition called HDD recovery partition.

If the HDD has been modified or this partition deleted, the recovery media creator will not be able to find the image files and you will not be able to create such disk.

So my question is: did you reinstall the Win 7 at your own hand? Did you modify the HDD in the past?

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I recently updatet my Laptop (Z930-12m) to windows 10, everything is working fine so far, except the Touchpad (Synaptics).
I can't scroll any more and also the momentum setting I used before seems not to be working any longer.

So I ask myself are there any updates for the drivers planed for this? Or can I get them anywhere else?

A:Portege Z930-12M - Touchpad is not working properly after Windows 10 update

The scrolling on the touchpad works now, I just did not adjust the settings properly.
But the momentum still does not work.
Anyhow, I found a view drivers for my laptop

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After many months biding my time I have just embarked upon upgrading my Portege Z930-11G to Windows 8 Pro.

Largely this has gone to plan with the exception that after running the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant I've lost the Fn key display and about half the keys no longer seem to function at all.

The only key I ever used routinely is the Fn+F8 option to turn WiFi on/off.

So now I cannot enable the WiFi on the machine.

There must, surely, be a mean to do this but I can't find it. Does anyone have a suggestion? I'm OK for now as I have a wired LAN in the house but once I get out on the road I'm going to struggle without WiFi.

Before running the upgrade assistant the Fn key brought the key display up across the top of the screen and I surely wish I'd turned WiFi on at that point.

The Fn key utility offers very little control of the Fn keys. It does not offer the ability to do anything other than disable five on screen notifications for keyboard backlight, power plan, touch pad, cursor overlay and numeric overlay.

All help gratefully received.


A:Portege Z930: Loss of Fn keys after Win 8 upgrade - cannot turn WiFi on/off

> So now I cannot enable the WiFi on the machine.
First of all you can enable and disable the WiFi using function key but you can also enable the WLan in Windows 8 settings
Win key + C -> Settings -> Change PC settings -> Wireless

Now you can use the wireless devices slider to enable or disable the WLan.

But to get the FN key working you have to install the +Toshiba Function Key Utility+ for Win 8 and +Toshiba System Driver+ for Win 8

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I have a DC7600 CMT 3.2GHZ processor. What is the maximum size SATA drive that can be installed.  Since there are four SATA ports can I max out all or is there a limit on the total capacity of the system? Also, is there anyway to increase the RAM from 4GHZ?

A:What is the Maximum Memory and the Maximum size SATA drive o...

Terry, welcome to the forum. Here is what the specs say about maximum memory: The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs. These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM.  To achieve the maximum memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 4GB of memory configured in a high-performing dual channel mode. Here is the Hardware Reference Guide for the computer.  You will find the above information on Page 25. The maximum hard drive size with Win 7 is 2TB. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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My 40 Gb. hard disk in my 3 year old Portege A100 has just died. I was wondering how big a hard disk to buy so that it will be recognised by the BIOS?

A:Maximum size of Hard disk in Portege A100

Someone in the internet has used a 60GB HDD in the Port?g? A100 and it worked.
Maybe a 80GB is possible but there are no official statements about the supported and compatible HDD sizes.

The best way is to test the different sizes together with a HDD dealer.
Please post a feedback after the HDD testing?

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I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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I bought the upgrade from 7 to 8 during the promotional offer in early 2013, but until now I was waiting for a better moment to perform the upgrade. I'm trying to do the upgrade having prepared a USB pen with the ISO I downloaded in 2013.

However, after 20 minutes of work, around 99% it says that the Upgrade was unsuccessful.

I've read somewhere that it could be because of the recovery partition of my Portege.

Does anyone have faced similar problems?
Please, consider that I'm trying to perform an upgrade, instead of a clean install.



ps and probably OT: does anyone know if it is possible to obtain the ISO of 8.1 having the 8 with an activation code?

A:Portege Z930 - Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro

As I’m not mistaken the Portege Z930 was sold with a preinstalled Windows 7 but the additional Windows 8 DVD should be part of the package.

Didn’t you get such Windows 8 DVD medium?

Anyway, I found an useful page which provides you different information how to upgrade the system to Windows 8.

Please check the link: Step-by-Step Instructions Upgrade to Windows 8

I would recommend you to perform the step by step instruction and to repeat the system upgrade process.

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Hi there,

I have a Satellite Z930 which has been working perfectly for years. I have recently downloaded and installed Windows 10 and as soon as I did, I keep getting Low Computer Memory warnings, the laptop runs slow and I need to shut it down and re-start it. I have installed all updates and I only ever have windows mail and (one) web browser open, yet the problem persists. I have used 75 of 103GB of storage, not sure how relevant that is.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm at wits end.


A:Satellite Z930 - Low Memory after installing Windows 10

Dear Chris,
I bet for Toshiba support being able to help you it would be necessary to know the exact version of the Z930 (e.g. Z930-16K) that you have, especially how much memory (RAM) is currently installed.


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I'm looking to upgrade the memory on my G6 laptop, but am finding conflicting information on how much RAM is allowed.  In the HP G6-1050SE Product Data Sheet, the limit is said to be 4GB.  In the G6 Notebook Maintenance and Service Guide, the maximum appears to be 8GB.  Can someone confirm what the maximum allowed memory is for this laptop?  Thank you ahead of time.

A:Maximum Memory...

Swut. The manual does say "Supports up to 8 GB of system memory". The specs say "Upgradeable to 4 GB DDR3" If this is your CPU "Intel Core i5-480M" The specs say for that CPU. Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)8 GB I would think you can upgrade to 8GB. REO

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i have a hp laptop hp15-f211wm notebook i would like to know how much memory i can install or upgrade to

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Is it possible to exceed my system specs maximum memory rating.I have a stock Gateway Performance 933,933MHz,Intel "Fedora"motherboard using an Intel 82815 "Solano"chip.I used Gateway's Support site for info on my mobo which show's "Three memory slots supporting a combined maximum of 512MB of SDRAM),I currently have 512MB installed but recently installed the RAM hog Windows XP(got rid of ME) and wanted to make sure I still had enough RAM left over to run programs and games smoothly.I understand with XP the more RAM the better. Thanks

A:Maximum Memory

Ok I am just guessing here since its near bed time, but I would imagine that its a max of 512MB for each DIMM slot on your board, meaning a max of 1.5 GB (assuming 3 slots).... Are you sure its combined maximum and not max per slot???? (again I have not checked because its beddy-bye time for me soon...)

Operating system have certain max limits as well, but with XP professional I believe its 4 GB so I think you are safe on the OS front, its just the hardware we must now consider.

You must be doing something fairly trippy though if you need over 512 MB of RAM, unless you are doing some serious number crunching, graphics work, database work, etc.

The domain controller at my work has like 512MB and its contending with entertaining like 2000 odd users so I think that over that amount is, at this moment in time for the industry, a little excessive.... (Again unless you are doing certain graphical work, etc.... )

Otherwise, I am inclined to think that any slowness you are experiencing is the result of misconfigurations / lack of tweaking on both hardware and software levels in your PC. I have 512 MB of RAM in my server, and although I would like to upgrade soon to 1 GB, more or less just to show off to people, its not something high on my agenda right now.

512 MB should be fine for XP so maybe there's something else going on here....

Its doubtful you will get any joy with more RAM installed in your machine than your mobo can handle.... It may POST and then ... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm thinking of buying Win 7 64bit and maxing out my memory.

I have a Giganyte GAEP45C DS3R mobo.

Apparently it supports (from the gigabyte website):

2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

Does this mean I can max out at 20Gb? I already have two DDR3 DIMM installed at 4Gb.

Any help would be most appreciated as I don't want to waste my pennies.



A:Maximum Memory

You can install up to 16GB of DDR2 in 4 slots OR up to 8GB of DDR3 in 2 slots apparently. not both at once.
although it has 6 slots... 16GB is the upper limit, if you choose to go with DDR2.

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I have 768 MB of memory on my system now - I have the clip to push it to 1G but every time I put it in it throws XP Pro into a tizzy and I have to take it out - It did work but it seems it does not like it any longer - Motherboard is an Abit KA7R-Raid - I have reset the bios many time to see if was that - also have latest bios on system.

Any Suggestions?


A:Maximum Memory

is this like overclocking a processor? your overclocking RAM?

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My computer has 8 GB of ram, the amount that came with it. I want to expand the memory to the maximum possible. How much more can I purchase and what type of chipset do I get? Thank you

A:Maximum memory

According to the SPEC PAGE, that model can support up to 16GB Two 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socketsSupports the following:PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333)PC3 12800 (DDR3-1600)Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMsSupports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems note:32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.Supports up to 16 GB (unbuffered) on 64-bit computers note:Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system. Since the computer already has 8GB emeory, it more than likely is in the form of two 4GB modules, which means you need to replace them with 8GB modules.  I would go the the CRUCIAL SITE and let the system scanner give a guaranteed compatible upgrade 

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Hey guys, i'm training for my A+ and i had a question about windows concerning the maximum amount of RAM you can use with windows xp. Microsoft says that you can use up to 4 GB of memory with Windows XP. I know that with 32-bit processors, the address bus will allow up to 4 GB of RAM but windows xp will only recognize 2 GB of RAM. If windows will only recognize 2 GB of RAM then how can Microsoft say that windows xp can use 4 GB of memory. Are they referring to Virtual Memory? All help is appreciated. Thanks!!!

A:Windows Maximum Memory

What version of xp are you talking? I think that you may have to have pro which I have seen a system that will reconize all 4. Not sure how they did it it was uning. Although I am not sure what you would need that much memory for unless you were running a server with server 2003.

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Hello i would like to know the maximum memory upgrade in this model HP 15-ac111nv (Intel Core? i7-6500U) ?  and how much memory slot has?


HP has not yet posted a Manual for the 6th generation models of that series of laptops. Not clear if it takes DDR3 or DDR4 but it is going to have 2 slots and the maximum memory is 16 gigs. 

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Hi, I have a 8GB memory DV7-3111ea and was considering upgrading to 16GB.  I am getting conflicting information reading panels and specs of thsi laptop and wondered if anyone can enlighten me as to whether thsi laptop is capable of 16GB and the BIOS is able to recognise this.  Also, what type of RAM should I buy?  Thanks

A:DV7-3111ea maximum memory

Hi According to the manuals of your unit in page 1-1 it says max memory is 8 GB supported so i don't think your PC will support 16 GB, there is no point in buying new RAM and wasting money.

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I want to upgrade my Aspire 1830T-68U118 laptop & need to know which is maximum size of memory I could put in & Which Model of Memory are? Regards.-

A:Which is maximum size of memory I could put in my ...

Well, the URL below shows it will certainly take 2 SODIMMs for a total of 8 GB of DDR3. I really don't know if that is the true maximum configuration. Sometimes it is possible to go "beyond the max." Clearly YMMV in that situation. Crucial RAM link ... It's a little hard to find RAM info for TimelineX models. Personally, I typically go for used Samsung or Hynix/SKHynix DIMMs/SODIMMs. Almost always 8 GB will be enough for a laptop. If you have a friend that has a laptop with 8 GB of DDR3 you could try putting those 2 SODIMMs in your laptop for a test. USE ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS! Better safe than sorry.


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According to the spec sheets, the maximum memory you can install into an Optiplex 390 is 8 GB. Can anyone tell me why that is? I thought the chipset in this computer would support 2 x 8 GB dimms? Is that just old information, or is there really a 2 x 4GB maximum? Why would that be?

A:maximum memory on Optiplex 390

Updating this thread to confirm that the Optiplex 390 does indeed support 16GB (2 x 8GB DIMMS) of memory.
The memory in question is G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 8192MB x2 (F3-1600C11D-16GNT) set.

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Hi  I have a laptop with product ID  QG466PAACJ  Serial Nos   5CD1332K11 It has a 4gb ddr3 sdram ADATA 1333 MHz module. I would like to know how much more of RAM can it support with the free slot available. If you could suggest some additional specifications of the RAM  it would be of help.  RegardsRanjan 

A:Maximum supported memory

@RanjanSS? Supports the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (40962; not supported with Windows 7 32-bit operating system)? 6144-MB total system memory (40961 + 20481)? 4096-MB total system memory (40961 or20482)? 3072-MB total system memory (20481 + 10241)? 2048-MB total system memory (20481 or10242)? 1024-MB total system memory (10241; notsupported with Windows 7 64- or 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. REO

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Ok so I was trying to install dell quickset which doesn't work no matter what I do since I upgraded to 8gb or ram and installed a ssd. The main problem is I don't have the pagefile turned on so windows won't boot and safe mode boots but only has 240MB of ram and it so full you can't run anything.

Can somebody please up, I have no system restore points. All I need to do is undo the max memory setting. Tried last known config, running msconfig in safe mode, bcdedit.

A:I set maximum memory to 2 with no pagefile

Can you get to System Properties? You can change the pagefile size there.

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I have a dell dimension 9200 and the motherboard can handle a maximum of 4gb of ram, but is there a limit per slot?

In other words does it have to be 4 x 1gb sticks of ram or can I use 2 x 2gb sticks?

The reason I ask is that I've had lots of bsod and crashes recently and after performing lots of tests using memtest it seems that 2 of the ram slots on my motherboard are bad meaning I only have 2 good ones to use.


A:Maximum memory per slot?

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at will provide that answer for you.

According to crucial

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

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hello everyone i just bought some ram(1gb) my computer only supports 1gb maximum memory so is it on if i put 1256mb inside? Thanks

A:What happens if I exceed maximum memory?

NuK134R said:

hello everyone i just bought some ram(1gb) my computer only supports 1gb maximum memory so is it on if i put 1256mb inside? ThanksClick to expand...

You might want too try using a memory multiplyer if you can find one "I dont know if they still make them or not" they where popular when memory was only 4mb or 16mb etc...I am not sure if it will work with anything more then 4mb - 16mb of memory

Anyway good luck!

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I used to have Vista (32-bit) on the machine, 4 GB RAM installed on the motherboard. Vista was able to allocate around 3.00 GB for itself, with a videocard that had 256 megs of RAM on it.

As my old video card busted, I changed it into Club3D's Geforce GTS 250 with 1 GB of memory, and naturally didn't take a look how much Vista had "available memory" after that. Got the Windows 7 update on Vista, and now I'm seeing in the system :

Memory : 4,00 GB (2,00 GB usable)

I took a look at Task Manager, and it also shows 2048 MB as available memory. Looking at the videocard's specs, I can see that it has 1024 MB of dedicated video memory, and shared system memory 767 MB.

Knowing that the maximum memory 32-bit Win is able to map is 4 GB, still the math doesn't seem to work for me. 2 GB for OS + 1 GB for the video adapter makes a total of 3 GB. If the shared memory isn't in the 2 GB Windows 7 shows as available, then we'd have 2 GB + 1 GB + 0,7 GB = 3,7 GB which starts to sound more reasonable.

For fact, I know that I have memory re-mapping on in BIOS, and BIOS check says 4096 MB of memory installed. The motherboard in question is ASUS P5B. Should I somehow be able to get Windows to use 3 GB of the 4 GBs installed, or is the latter math part right, and the system is already using all that it can?


A:Maximum usable memory for 32-bit Win 7

No you won't be able to use more than 3.0-3.25GB of RAM in Windows7 x32 depending on your MB

Use X64 instead

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I have a new machine with ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe, AMD64X2 and with 4 Gb Corsair Memory in it.

I finally was able to get the motherboard to acknowledge more than 2.6 Gb of the memory (but now it says 1,5 Gb total memory, where 4 Gb is avalible), but windows 32 Bit only seems to show 2.5 Gb of total memory and not 4 Gb.

What is the maximum 32 Bit windows can handle and how to I increase the amount?

Also, does anyone have any links to how to optimize this ASUS motherboards settings?

A:Maximum memory under WindowsXP 32 Bit?

check if there is a newer bios available for your motherboard

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Hi Community, PC runs slow since win10 upgrade.  Presently has 12 gig memory and would like to max it out.  I follow the HP Process for determining Max Memory here.  Found support document here but it does not tell max memory, only the memory that was shipped with product.  Anyone know where HP hides Memory Upgrade information?   I should would be appreciative of the assist.

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Hello guys.

I have got a problem. Ok basically I bought a whole new a while computer ago. It came with Vista Home edition 64bit Now on my old computer with xp I use to play a lot of games, and a game such as "Arma-Armed Assault". Well I found out that Arma can not be played with vista that is over 4 GB of ram. On here I have 8Gigs.

So I found a solution to this problem by going o my system config,Boot, Advanced options. There I had brought my maximum memory from 7936 which was what it came with to 3072 which it is at now. And I applied it, and restarted my comp, and wonderfully my Arma game worked.

Now that I am no longer playing Arma, and have Arma 2. I wanted to bring the maximum memory back up to 7936. But every time I do, and hit ok, it just goes back to 3072. And It can not go any higher.

So my questions, Is this a problem? and how can I bring it back up to the original 7936 memory(if i can).

Thank you.

A:System config Maximum memory

ok I found out the problem, I just had to bascially uncheck the "maximum memory box" and restart windows. My problem now is it says "0". When I click the box it goes up to 8192. I click Ok and apply. And then I reopen the advanced options and it says 0 again. Does anyone know how I can keep it on 8192?

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hi, i am new here. i need help. i wan to know how to adjust to maximum graphics memory, heres the info on my laptop.

Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date: 08/03/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 21:42:14
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium* , Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 10.0
Physical Memory: 3317 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 358 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 132 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Speed: 1828 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2A02
Device Revision: 03

the graphics in use now is only 132mb. may i know how to make it 358? or 300+? cause i have lags when i play game...

A:how do i adjust to maximum graphics memory?

What games are lagging? TBH most 3d games won't run very well (if at all) without a third party GPU, such as nvidia or ati. Using more graphics memory you use won't make any difference...

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I just recently upgraded from windows vista 32-bit to windows 8.1 64 bit. My computer only has 2gb of ram currently. I know upgrading to 64 bit allows you to surpass the 4gb cap that 32bit has in place. I was just curious as to if my computer could utilize anything more than 4gb. This is the results from the crucial scan. Thanks for all of your help!

A:Upgraded to 64-bit. What is the maximum memory my computer could use?

8.1 enterprise/pro, 512 gigs, standard, 128 gigs....and obviously that depends on what your motherboard will hold.

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My memory usage is up to 95+% when I am running a backing on another PC (using that PC). My main PC is almost useless as it is using 95% or so memory...BUT...this/my PC is NOT doing the backup...only connection is that it is on my 5 PC home network using the same external USB backup drive that does have PC 2 doing a backup ?

PC #2 is using Acronis True Image Home (latest version/update) to do it's backup on the external USB drive attched to this PC.

Have attached jpg's and Process Explorer 64 log during this freeze up ?

What could be causing PC #1 to use all it's memory because PC #2 is doing a backup at the same time on a external USB drive on my home network ?

PC #2 doing the image backup is also running very slow but when the backup completes...both machines return to memory usage...more or less ?


A:Maximum memory usage freezes my PC - Why ?

How many gig's of ram do you have on computer 1 and 2.

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I would like to put 16 GB RAM in this computer is that possible? Can I get specifics of memory please! Thanks! Mark

A:Maximum memory - HP Touchsmart 300 1025

  Hi, Memory upgrade informationMemory upgrade information:Dual channel memory architectureTwo DDR3 SO-DIMMs (200-pin) socketsPC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)Non-ECC memory only, unbufferedSupports 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMMsMaximum memory only if using 2GB DDR3 DIMM modulesSupports up to 8 GB on 64-bit PCs*Supports up to 4 GB** on 32-bit PCs

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Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory - windows 7 detected 4096 of memory (what is true, i have 4 gb memory on my system)

After ok, and restart in maximum memory field there is not 4096 it is 0

Is that normal behaviuor?

My computer - properties - installed memory - it says 4gb installed

Any idea?


A:Msconfig maximum memory issue

If that is 0 than Windows uses all the ram memory. It's normal.

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Hello. This is a very small and simple question, but it troubles me not to find an answer. As you can see, my Windows detects only 3.7 GB of RAM when in total there should be a complete (almost) 4GB. The info is in my specs. I tried to change the BOOT advanced options in the BOOT tab of msconfig to accept the maximum memory (4096). Then I restart it, but then I look and it's still the same, 3.7 usable, and when I check the advanced options, the box is checked but now it's a 0 where 4096 used to be. Now, I read in other posts that this was due to the GPU card, which takes memory, but I don't know if this applies in this model, so I post an screenshot of HWiNFO too. Can someone could please explain this to me?, thanks in advance.

A:Win7x64 only detects 3.7 GB RAM with Maximum memory

Quote: Originally Posted by Damian Adelle

Hello. This is a very small and simple question, but it troubles me not to find an answer. As you can see, my Windows detects only 3.7 GB of RAM when in total there should be a complete (almost) 4GB. The info is in my specs. I tried to change the BOOT advanced options in the BOOT tab of msconfig to accept the maximum memory (4096). Then I restart it, but then I look and it's still the same, 3.7 usable, and when I check the advanced options, the box is checked but now it's a 0 where 4096 used to be. Now, I read in other posts that this was due to the GPU card, which takes memory, but I don't know if this applies in this model, so I post an screenshot of HWiNFO too. Can someone could please explain this to me?, thanks in advance.

Hi Damian Adelle,

3.7 Gb of usable RAM is quite good and normal with most of the system. Once you would check in BIOS it would show you 4 Gb only. 3.7 Gb is available and usable for operating system, rest if for pre boot functions like loading windows and processes.

Check this article which should answer your query:

The usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based computers

Hope it answers your query. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Actually I placed this query with Gigabyte and they replied me, but I am not native English speaker so please clarify me what they meant.

My Question:
I want to purchase GA-H170-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard, but I want to understand one thing. The graphic specifications of this board says that "maximum shared memory is 512 MB" what this means? I rely on Intel HD Graphics and want to use them. Even If I have 16 GB RAM then this motherboard is locked to only allow 512 MB to be used by Intel HD Graphics or this can be increased? Please assume that I have no dedicated Graphics card for the purpose of this question. Thanks in advance.

Gigabyte reply:
The max shared memory on channel MB can be set up to 512MB. This is a general spec from Intel GPU and you can also see this spec on other competitor's MB such as ASUS H170.

However please note that even though the shared memory of the onboard GPU is limited to 512MB, system still can occupy the rest of onboard RAM size if needed.

My Question:
Thanks for your answer. To clarify it means that if an application needs 2 GB of GPU memory, then in that case this motherboard will allow to fetch this amount of memory for Intel HD Graphics from ram?

Gigabyte reply:
Take 3DMark such kind of GPU benchmark S/W as an example:

When the S/W requires more RAM, it will occupy the RAM size from system RAM automatically.

Does their reply means that Intel HD Graphics can share memory from system ram more than of 512 ... Read more

A:Help in Understanding Maximum Shared GPU Memory


Originally Posted by Vendetta1

Actually I placed this query with Gigabyte and they replied me, but I am not native English speaker so please clarify me what they meant.

My Question:
I want to purchase GA-H170-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard, but I want to understand one thing. The graphic specifications of this board says that "maximum shared memory is 512 MB" what this means? I rely on Intel HD Graphics and want to use them. Even If I have 16 GB RAM then this motherboard is locked to only allow 512 MB to be used by Intel HD Graphics or this can be increased? Please assume that I have no dedicated Graphics card for the purpose of this question. Thanks in advance.

Gigabyte reply:
The max shared memory on channel MB can be set up to 512MB. This is a general spec from Intel GPU and you can also see this spec on other competitor's MB such as ASUS H170.

However please note that even though the shared memory of the onboard GPU is limited to 512MB, system still can occupy the rest of onboard RAM size if needed.

My Question:
Thanks for your answer. To clarify it means that if an application needs 2 GB of GPU memory, then in that case this motherboard will allow to fetch this amount of memory for Intel HD Graphics from ram?

Gigabyte reply:
Take 3DMark such kind of GPU benchmark S/W as an example:

When the S/W requires more RAM, it will occupy the RAM size from system RAM automatically.

Does their re... Read more

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what is thew maximum memory in GB that can be installed in the hp pavilion t3160

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I KNOW for sure my motherboard is signle channel supporting up to DDR400 - 2 slots total.

I thought that single channel had a bus width of 32 bits and at DDR400 a maximum bandwith of 3.2gb/s, no?

I have 2 x 512mb kingston valueRAM pc3200 DDR400, and sandra is saying i'm at about 2.9 gb/s (which would make sense for a mobo with maximum of 3.2), but it says im at 44% efficiency, and that the max is 6.4gb/s. It also says the memory controller bus width is 64 bits.

I've attached thumbnails of my CPU Z readings.

In there, you can see in the 'memory' tab that all it reads is that i have 1024mb of memory, but does not give any furthur information.

In the SPD tab it does give information about my RAM sticks though. Another oddity is that it says at 200mhz in the timings table the timings would be 3-3-3-8, yet they are set by SPD in the BIOS and are something like 2.5-3-3-6 . . My BIOS says 1:1 FSBRAM ratio but i think somethings wrong, is my memory set too low?
Appreciate any help, thanks

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The laptop P1A76UA came with 6GB ram and I want upgrade to about 12GB. No information found on the maximum memory that it supports from the specifications.Anyone got an idea? 

A:HP Pavilion 17-g101dx maximum memory

Go here: to page 10

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I picked up an Inspiron 660 from Best Buy as a black friday deal, model I660-6038BK. It comes with 12gb of ram, which Windows sees happily. I'm curious what it's maximum memory is. Oddly, everyone (Dell, Kingston, Crucial) says the 660 is limited to 8gb. I also see 660's on with 16gb of ram. I figure this is the actual maximum, but does anyone know where there's an official answer?

A:Inspiron 660 Desktop maximum memory

Well, I finally bought a Crucial pack of 2x8GB sticks (BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00) and it looks like it's working just fine with 16gb.
Speccy reports:
* Memory slots Total memory slots 2 Used memory slots 2 Free memory slots 0
* Memory Type DDR3 Size 16384 MBytes Channels # Dual DRAM Frequency 798.8 MHz CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks Command Rate (CR) 1T
* Physical Memory Memory Usage 28 % Total Physical 16 GB Available Physical 11 GB Total Virtual 26 GB Available Virtual 21 GB
* SPD Number Of SPD Modules 2
Slot #1 Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes Manufacturer Crucial Technology Max Bandwidth PC3-12800H (800 MHz) Part Number BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. Serial Number A10DBFAA SPD Ext. XMP
Slot #2 Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes Manufacturer Crucial Technology Max Bandwidth PC3-12800H (800 MHz) Part Number BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. Serial Number A0165936 SPD Ext. XMP

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Quick question. As I've seen in other threads that it depends on the mobo. Is there any software I can use to check the maximum memory allowed by a specific system?

I have this laptop Sony Vaio VGN-FS810. It's quite old.

It was working with 2 modules of 512 MB each.

I acquired a 2GB module and works OK. Now, having the 2GB in one slot, when I put one of the 512MB sticks it doesn't boot up. And with the other it just recognizes 2GB of ram.

The online manual from Sony says it is "upgradeable up to 2GB". I don't know if that's total or per slot.
Or maybe they're not compatible since they're different brands and that's why with one it doesn't recognize it and with the other it doesn't boot up (the 512MB sticks are different brand between them).

Anyway... is there any way I can see how much it can handle?
AIDA64 doesn't tell me.

On other topic, I found something quite odd while checking the new RAM. I attached an image. It's DDR2 indeed. Or maybe it refers to something else I don't know.

Thanks in advance.

A:Checking maximum memory allowed

Looks like it is 2GB max bud.

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If the U410 has two RAM slots, why is it not possible to upgrade from two 4gb chips to two 8gb chips for a maximum of 16gb? What prevents the other 8gb from being supported?

A:Why is the maximum supported memory on the U410 8g...

Based on the spec of U410 the maximum supported memory is "8GB max/ PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets - * System automatically clocks down for processors with 1333MHz DDR3 memory controller". Based on this the maximum memory to be used in a system is dependent on the processor used. You may want to dig some more info on this issue, so head on to Intel's website and lookup your processor model number to determine the maximum memory that it is capable of addressing. And there are numerous questions similar to yours if you search their forum.

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I want to the maximum amount of memory that XP SP3 (32 bit) can support. I have Dell Dimemsion 5000 computer with 915 chipset motherboard. I currently have 3GB (1GB x 3) DDR2RAM installed.

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It would be grateful if anyone posts answer to my question.

A:Maximum memory that Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) can support

It's 3.5 Mbytes. It's a hard limit; no exception.

I can't "prove" this is true, but most computer enthusiasts know this.

You can install 4 Mbyte, but XP will only see 3 1/2 of them.

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Can i upgrade my 4gb ram to 8gb? How many slot does hp 15 g005ax have?

A:hp 15-g005ax maximum memory and slot

Hi, It has: 1 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slotSupports single-channel memoryDDR3L-1600-MHz Single Channel SupportDDR3L-1333-MHz Single Channel Support (DDR3-1600 downgrade to DDR3-1333)Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (81921) or (40962)? 6144-MB total system memory (40961) + (20481)? 4096-MB total system memory (40961) or (20482)? 2048-MB total system memory (20481) Source: 3rd manual on the following link, page 2 and the answers: (a) Yes (b) only one. Page 65 of the manual shows you part number and how to install RAM Regards.

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Compaq Presario CQ5726FWindows 7 64-bit I need to add additional RAM since the HD is crunching like crazy all the time and performance is too slow.  The manual and spec sheets don't really help and are actually quite misleading.  Has anybody installed 2 x 8GB and gotten it to work? Anybody at least tried 2 x 4GB?  More?  Which specific parts did you use?

A:What is the maximum amount of memory that is supported by th...

Here are the M2N68-LA (Narra6) motherboard specs for your Compaq CQ5726F desktop computer. According to those specs the system supports the following; Dual channel memory architectureTwo DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) socketsPC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)Non-ECC memory only, unbufferedSupports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs Based on this information, your system supports a maximum of 4GB (2 x 2GB) RAM. Frank?

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Hi Can any one let me know how much the max memory can be upgraded in notbook HP 15 -ac046 TU. And also the user manual if available, couldnt find the same. RegardsSara Peru

A:Maximum memory can be upgraded in 15 -ac046 TU

Hallo, Heres you manual site: Number 2 is user manual,  Your Memory question can you find here: on page: 10 in the online PDF. But I will post it here also  Memory/RAMSupports up to 8GB.DDR3L-1600 dual channel supportedDDR3-1333 Dual Channel Supported Hope this helps you.

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Herewith a link to the tech spec of my laptop.

I have 512M of memory in it, have upgraded the BIOS to the latest available, but when putting another stick of memory in it to bring it to 1Gig, while the BIOS sees the sum total of memory, the Properties of My Computer, does not.

The spec indicates a maximum permitted level of memory being the 512M but I don't understand just what exactly it is that is preventing this memory to be Seen by all elements. If the BIOS can see it, why not the rest of the system/computer/software(???)

Many thanks for any help offered.

A:Maximum memory permitted - Toshiba laptop

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I've seen a tutorial before that if you're using a Processor to check on "Number of Processors" and select 2 supposedly it helps booting up into Windows faster.

How about the "Maximum Memory"?
Do you think it'll help if I used all the memory to boot Windows?

and if not, what do you think it's good for?

A:Boot Advanced Option (Maximum Memory)

Those options are present for testing configuration options (software testing, driver testing, debugging).

Any reference to setting these options to aid in booting or increasing system performance is nonsense.

The settings are there to limit performance, not to increase it.

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Hi, I ordered PAVALION 15-AU116TX laptop and I have below questions for the Memory upgrade. 1) It has 7th Gen Core i5 and I went through the specs for that( It clearly says that processor can support upto 32GB of RAM. - When I checked with HP Consumer support they informed me that maximum supported memory is 16GB only. Can you please clarify on this? 2) If I install additional memory(considering it'll support 32GB, I'm planning to add 16GB of additional memory) will my warranty be void? 3) What is the motherboard configuration with above laptop? Regards,Ankur

A:HP PAVALION 15-AU116TX(Maximum supported Memory)

@ankurtr? Your correct that 16GB is the maximum memory supported for your laptop. As far as warranty goes some say it would void the warranty some say it would not. I think of it as this if you add the memory yourself and nothing gets damaged then the warranty is still good. But if you damage something doing it yourself then the Damage is not covered. REO

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How much memory can be installed on this machine????   Not clear in their specs!

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Since so long i had this problem,so im asking everybody here if they have a solution!

So i have 4gb ddr2 ram with a 64bit OS
I want to use all 4gb but when i do that EVERYTHING lags and glitches!
I need to go to msconfig>boot>advanced options>and then need to check Maximum memory
Then i restart and when i go to system installed memory shows 4gb(3.26gb) and with that everything is fine
But i want to use all my memory so games run better! it bothers me really hard
Here is my dxdiag,PLEASE HELP!

A:Graphics glitches and lag when maximum memory is unchecked! HELP!

A part of the installed/system RAM is automatically assigned to onboard/built-in video/graphics adapter. The minimum RAM for 64-bit Windows is 2GB, double is much better but with video editing, large spreadsheets and databases more is even better. And it may be necessary to follow Windows Help on Virtual Memory/paging file for 1.5 times the physical memory or more if programs need it. Or for that program you might check out ReadyBoost and plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive or SDHC card if you have a card reader in the computer.

I didn't catch the nVidia video in your Specs but would wonder if there is an onboard adapter on the motherboard that hasn't been disabled when the card was added.

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Hi. I done a report on my pc using EVEREST because I wanted to upgrade my RAM. It says:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 4-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

It says maximum Memory Module Size 256MB. Does this mean I cannot put a 512MB memory module in or does it mean the most ive got in it is 256mb?

A:EVEREST - Maximum Memory Module Size

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Maximum DDR3 memory DIMM for ThinkCentre M58 MT M6234-A1U:    I find the owner's manual and it limits the machine to the then-current DDR3 2GB 1066MHz DIMM. Time and technology have moved on since then, as have BIOS updates. I am having trouble determining what the maximum allowed memory upgrade for this system is today (March 2013).  I can readily purchase DDR3 4GB 1066MHz DIMM and therefore wonder if I bought four of those memory sticks, would they work?
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A:M58: 4GB DIMM support for 16GB maximum memory (RAM...

The 8gb maximum is a chipset limit, not a BIOs limit. Not sure if 4gb sticks would work.

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I have an Ideacenter B300 all-in-one purchased in India. I see that it has just one slot, with a 2 GB memory. I wish to know if I can upgrade it with a 4 GB memory (single memory card)? Or is 2 GB the maximum memory capacity for this device? Thanks,Praveen

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A:Maximum memory capacity for Ideacenter B300

hi praveenbengeri,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
This is the Max RAM configuration for your system

Hope this helps

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I recently upgraded my memory to 18 gigabytes. With chrome running about a half a dozen windows it will use about 6 gigabytes. since I have plenty of memory leftover is there a way to configure windows so it will use as much memory as possible perhaps even direct some of the memory to the video cards?

My Rig

Windows 7 Pro/Core i7 920
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A:how to configure windows 7 Pro to utilize maximum memory

As I understand it, you want Windows to use "as much memory as possible", rather than whatever it wants.

Post a screen shot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor and the performance tab of Task Manager.

If you want to use more memory, you could always open more Chrome Windows. Or remove the unused memory, so that your RAM usage is closer to 100% of the available--up from about 33%.

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