Installing Memory


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Today we are going to be talking about installing memory. To find out what kind of memory we have we want to head on over to crucial.com .  Once at the website your want to click on the memory ram tab, when it opens up go down and to the right where you will see Compatibility tools, move down and click where it says system scanner.  A box will open click the box to agree to terms and conditions.

Click the Crucial downloading Tool above. Click run. Scan in progress will appear, than it will show how many slots you have on the computer, how much memory is installed, what type of memory and what it recommends.

To add memory, we first want to make sure were wearing the “electric static discharge strap”.(it goes around your wrist and it will have an alligator clip attached with a cord. This will be after you unplug the computer.

Now when you install memory you want to have two of the same, make sure you don’t mix the memory use 2 sticks of 256 or 512 you don’t want to use 1 gigabyte and one stick of 512 everything has to be equal.

Carefully slide the memory sticks into the slots, there are notches on either side, when you push down the plastic clips will lock into place After your done, disconnect the “electric static discharge strap,” . Make sure the memory sticks are in the groove before you place the cover back on and then plug-in the computer. When you start the computer up,you should see on the display what memory was added.

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