Installing a DIMM Memory Module Correctly

The instructions on this page provide general installation and handling information, and are intended to be used in conjunction with your models specific owner’s manual.

Installation Procedures 1. Place the computer’s power switch in the off position and disconnect the AC power cord.

2. Remove the computer’s top cover following the instructions in your model specific owner’s manual.

3. Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch an unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity stored on your clothing or body.

4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer’s motherboard. If all the sockets are full, you will need to remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher capacity modules.

5. For some installations, DIMM memory can be installed in any available expansion slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner’s manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your configuration.

6. Insert the module into an available expansion socket as shown below. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. This insures the module can be plugged into the socket one way only. Firmly press the module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in the socket. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are installing.

7. Most 168-pin DIMM modules have an ejector tab similar to the one in the illustration below. The ejector tab is used when you need to remove a module. By pressing down on the ejector tab, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can be removed.

8. Once the module or modules have been installed, the computer’s top cover can be reinstalled.

9. Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected during the installation process.

Memory Board Testing Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer’s owner’s manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize the newly installed memory.

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