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Posted by: Steve C.      1 Jun 2012 @ 11:46
ram

Hi
I have just acquired old a Time 7321 laptop, the serial no. has been pulled off from underneath, just wondering what is the maximum ram i can put in (I found the slot under keyboard) it has a 256mb card in at present, i've run piriform speccy and shows 368mb total ( guessing 112mb is on motherboard?)
also i'm getting scrolling effect on internet, i've adjusted for smooth scrolling but no difference, is it a graphic update i need to look at?
thank you for your time
Steve

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      1 Jun 2012 @ 11:59
RE: ram

From what I can find, it has 128MB non-removeable, and can take up to 512MB in the RAM slot, making a total of 640MB. It needs PC133 SODIMM's which can be difficult to find these days.

Your scrolling problem may be due to low RAM and the time it takes to refresh the screen. Adding more RAM should help.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      1 Jun 2012 @ 14:41
RE: ram

Alan's correct. Theres a 128mb chip on the motherboard plus an expansion socket under the keyboard for another SODIMM, however on checking the manual it says
"128 MB SDRAM on-board, expandable up to 384MB"
i.e max in that second socket is 256MB - as you have now

Its actually a Mitac 7321 and the driver and documentation CD ISO can be downloaded from
http://www.mitac-europe.com/services/drivers.php
Scroll down to the 7321


it will be slow in performance - it was probably supplied with Windows XP and is not powerful enough to run it: not enough RAM, and an old Socket 370 P3 (or celeron) processor design
I still have one as a travelling machine. Its robust, but thats all you can say for it

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Reply by: steve c.      1 Jun 2012 @ 20:25
RE: ram

Many many thanks for your Very quick response!!... only using laptop for basic internet access etc

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