Adding RAM

  SolvaCollective 12:05 08 Jan 2003
  SolvaCollective 12:05 08 Jan 2003

Hello how do you go about adding RAM to your PC is it complicated? I have a DELL Optiplex G1

  recap 12:21 08 Jan 2003

SolvaCollective, it's easier than you think.

Turn off your system, keep the plug in the wall, rub your hands over the tower casing to earth yourself. Now open the back of your tower up, look for your existing memory sticks, there may only be one in there. Take the new stick and place it in the next available slot. A few things of note here though, 1) never touch the gold connection side of the memory stick 2) make sure you hear a firm click when inserting the stick 3) alway place the high spec memory stick in the first slot 4) make sure you insert the stick the correct way round.

  SolvaCollective 12:56 08 Jan 2003

Ok If the new stick is of higher spec than the current one should I swap them around?.And What does a memory stick look like cheers.

  recap 13:10 08 Jan 2003

Yes SolvaCollective switch them around. click here and you can see what a memory stcik will look like.

  recap 13:15 08 Jan 2003

Sorry SolvaCollective not a good link to view a memory module, click here and you will see a much better photo of one.

  SolvaCollective 16:41 29 Apr 2003

How many can you put at once? As I wanted to add 2 64mb sticks at once.

  mrdsgs 16:50 29 Apr 2003

depends on your motherboard basically.

I've got 2, each of 512mb in one of my pcs.

most pc's have 2, 3 or 4 memory slots.

after inserting the memory modules make sure the retaining clips spring back up to the closed position.

  STEVE71163 16:50 29 Apr 2003

Can i just add that if you leave the plug in the socket please make sure to have the switch turned off. Sorry to state the obvious! :0)

  VoG™ 17:22 29 Apr 2003

Get click here - it will tell you what motherboard you have and what ram slots are free.

Then go to click here and enter your motherboard details to get a list of compatible ram.

  hugh-265156 17:33 29 Apr 2003

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