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    Just found out that I could upgrade my laptop using normal SDRAM (don't have to get the super small SODIMM-144pin )
    But the laptop mobo is a 66Mhz one, and I have some spare SDRAM PC100, could I use it for the laptop? It's a Toshiba 2615DVD, it has a non-removable 64MB SDRAM onboard and one free blank.

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    All SDRAM is downward-compatible, so yes
    But you couldn't use eg PC66 ram on a PC100 board.

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    I have found most PC-100 chips to work on PC-100 board but have had trouble with some boards that share the RAM with the video card.
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    In case it doesn't compatible, what could happen??
    Since I don't know with a laptop, things might be sensitive
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    HI,

    Well it wouldn't do any damnage as far as I have ver experianced, your under clocking the RAM not over clocking it.

    So the worst that could happen if either the RAM doesn't get detected or your graphics don't come up. If any of this happens just change the chip.
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    Thanks everybody, I'll try and in the worst case, you won't see me up here again just kidding!
    Getting back online after crashing is always my highest priority!
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    Tried to open the laptop, but so far failed to see where the memory slot is, only see the super-small hard drive!
    Oh, here is a stupid question: in the specification, it said SDRAM, does it mean 168pin SDRAM? What about SODIMM? could SDRAM mean 144pin SODIMM?
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    It might well mean SODIMMs or 144pin SDRAM - the slot is often underneath the laptop in a small flap that you need to unscrew first.

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    I tried one like you said, and saw the HDD!!
    And that is the only partial open I could make, the other thing I believe is uncovering the whole thing!!!

    So it could be SODIMM, right?
    I thought so too when seeing the size of DIMM 168pin and the small panel I opened, couldn't fit!
    Could the slot under the HDD? If yes, have to get the HDD out! Anyone knows a online support site that I could go to? (it's Toshiba Satellite 2615DVD) I browsed the Toshiba Support site, but it really sucks, nothing in details, and no guide for such thing!

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