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installing extra memory

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cubbycuddly, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. cubbycuddly

    cubbycuddly Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I plan to install more memory soon. It will be the first time i have ever opened the computer case.

    Is it true that you should use a non metallic screwdriver to do this?

    also, is it as easy and quickly done as what I have read in computer magazines?

    cubbycuddly.
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi, What you may have read might have meant "non-magnetic"----there are de-magnetized toolsets you can buy quite reasonably, about $9, at most supply places, online or brickandmortar. They come with wrist straps to guard against static discharges to devices- though most everyone knows, that just touching the computer's metallic interior frame a lot also will take care of static for ya. There are certain times you do not want the power strip even plugged into the wall outlet, even though the power switch is off on the computer, you might accidentally start the computer if the switch on the surge protector got flipped on somehow...working inside, I always power off and UNPLUG.
    When the computer is turned off, with surge strip plugged in and switched on, current still trickles to parts of the motherboard.
    RAM is about the easiest part to replace. You have to know the type you need, just dont throw any old stuff in it- there are a lot of reasons why not to! If you have not, try going to the Crucial memory website...it has a configurator, that will show you the type, price, sizes available for your system. If it is a home built, non-brand name type, post what you know about the machine, such as the motherboard make and model and we can help you avoid a costly mistake.
    www.crucial.com
    They also have a step by step RAM guide to install.
     
  3. RSM123

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    Follow this link :

    http://computers.lycos.com/help/hindex.asp

    Use search box at top - type 'How to install ram.'

    From the list headed video results - select the appropriate choice.

    You should then get a sort video demonstration of the procedure.

    If it takes too long to load there is a text and picture version also.


    Post back if you need more info.


    RSM123
     
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