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Installing Ram

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#1 shinji1146


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Posted 26 January 2007 - 07:48 PM

i have a dell dimension 2400 with 526 mb of ram (it really sucks) and i just bought another 256 mb module and i was wondering if i should take any special precautions besides the usual: grounding youself, dont use too much force, stuff like that.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:32 PM

Here's the instructions for installing memory in the Dell Dimension 2400. - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...m_en/memory.htm

Also from Dell.....

SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static
electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components, such as the microprocessor.
You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.
As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to remove any static charge
your body may have accumulated.

You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
• Do not remove components from their antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component in
your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, discharge static electricity from your body.
• When transporting an electrostatic sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging.
• Handle all electrostatic sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and
workbench pads.

Hope that helps,

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:31 AM

Make sure that the modules are compatible with each other. Recently (at work) we've had a Dell and a Compaq laptop that were very fussy about new RAM. If you immediately have problems, I'd suspect the compatibility of the modules.
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