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How to Install DIMM Memory Chips | Tech Info Home Page |


General Information

Installing DIMM memory Chips - 

First make sure the computer power is off. Remove the computer cover and locate the memory slots on the motherboard. 

Align the memory chip with the slot so that each edge fits in the narrow slots of the socket. The edge of the memory chip with the contacts goes into the motherboard slot. The socket has small "keys" so that the memory module only goes in one way. Press the chip straight down firmly. If it does not go in, you might be inserting it the wrong way. If so rotate it so the edges are on the other side.

When it is pressed down enough it will be correctly inserted. If you are using SDRAM the socket will have small movable tabs on each end. These will automatically move up and snap into place as you press the chip in the slot. (They are also used to remove the chips by pressing the tabs down simultaneously.)

Unlike SIMM installation, DIMMs may be "snapped" directly into the socket. 

If your module doesn't seem to fit, please do not force it into the socket. Instead, contact our customer service department.

Once the chip is in place, it will sit upright and will not wobble or come off when you gently pull on it.

When the chip is in place, put the computer cover back on and any other parts you removed when before taking it apart. 

The memory chips are automatically detected when you turn on the computer. You do not need to do anything else for the memory to be used by the computer.

Other Information

Installing 66MHz memory on a PC100 based motherboard will slow down the system to the slower speed. System errors can be caused because the memory's clock speed is not synchronized with the PC bus speed.

 


 

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