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locating memeory sockets and installing additional memory

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joanndk, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. joanndk

    joanndk Thread Starter

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    I have a HP Pavilion 4450 and would like to install additional memory. I have followed the directions in the manual & on the web page, but I am at a loss as to where exactly the memory sockets are. The manual tells me to keep removing panels, but as I am not sure as to what I am looking for I am not sure about what to do. Can anyone tell me (a technological novice) where I can get a clear picture of what I need to do.
    Much thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    hi, Some of the best memory available comes from this supplier- go to this page first, for installation directions and guide. Look under RAM category, DIMM modules.

    http://www.crucial.com/support/install.asp

    Then, go here to order it. Find HP in the most common system manufacturers list on the left, then follow through with your computer model, Pavilion 4450, to see what amount and the type and price of chips you should get.

    http://www.crucial.com/index.asp
     
  3. BTS '76

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    O.K. the memory sockets or slots are usually long black slots with two white tabs on either side. Here's a diagram of a mother board, the mem. sockets are on the right hand lower corner, three, black with white tabsclick here your computer may have two, three, four all depends. They may also be a different color.

    ok now, to replace them. Make sure the memory sticks you bought are the same kind like DDR SDRAM or SDRAM your mother board will specify or you can go to crucial.com and they can help you. Now that you got all that, simply unclip the two tabs on either side of the stick and pop it out. The new stick will only go in one way, but pay attention to how the old one came out. Next push the new one in until the clips lock by themselves, might take some effort. that should help you if not I'm sure someone else will correct me. goodluck.
     
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