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Need help installing new RAM


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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:59 PM

hi, i just bought 512 mg of DDR-SDRAM
do i have to take my old ram out or can i add on to it?
also after i put it in and i turn on my computer will there be some kind of installation wizard or will it just work automatically?

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#2 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:59 PM

o ya and i meant mb of ram not mg lol

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:59 PM

Not just any RAM will work. You need to make sure the RAM you purchased is compatible with your computer.

If it is then you can add it to what you already have, it will need to be same as what is already there.

No there will be drivers or anything to install after starting, your system will see it and you will be ready to go.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:21 PM

would you please tell us what kind of computer you have, and how much RAM is in it now. If this isn't built by a manufacturer, what motherboard does it have please.

If you know that your motherboard will take another 512MB of RAM, and that the module is compatible, try the link I've provided. In the article they discuss grounding youself so that there are no eletrostatic discharge problems, you can usually do this by grabbing hold of the metal side of the case before you handle any of the components. Leave the module in its plastic bag until your ready to use it, the bag protects the module from ESD. Follow the other instructions, make sure that the module is secure in its socket, and you shouldn't need to do anything else.

http://www.ehow.com/how_895_install-ram.html

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#5 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 01:56 PM

umm i ahve a compaq presario pentium 4 with 256 mb ddr-sdram




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