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Thread: DDR Ram installation

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    I have 256 MB of pc2700 ddr ram on my system. I just bought 256 more from newegg OEM version of it. I don't really know how to install ram, what is the correct way to intall a new stick of ram for your system?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    If you have your motherboard manual handy then that will give ya details on how to do this with pic's to better explain but if ya don't have a manual then one can usually be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. ;)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    Nothing to it really. Want to unplug everything of course.)
    Then look for the 256 thats already inside, there should be a few slots next to it. Thats where you plug your new 256 in.
    Something the manual wont tell you is you need to put QUITE a bit of pressure on the memory stick in order for it to go all the way in. But you want to be absolutely, 100% positively sure its going in the correct way before you put a lot of pressure on it. If you look closely at the memory you will see there is a gap on the memory stick connections where the it connects to the motherboard. You need to make sure that gap meets up with the knotch in the ram slot your putting it into. Then pull the plastic clips of the ram slot on both sides outward to the sides, then push the memory in till you hear a snapping sound. As you push in on the memory the plastic clips you opened on the sides should close on their own an secure the stick in place. My gut wretches everytime I put memory in, from the sickening snapping sound.) So afriad your gonna break something on that delicate interrior. Use the stick already installed as your gauge as to whether your new stick is in or not. They should be at even level.

  4. #4


    To expand, you'll hear one snapping sound PER END. So since your stick of ram has two ends, you'll hear two distinct snapping sounds (more like a clipping noise but still ya get the picture). Be sure you line up the contacts on the bottom of the ram so you don't try and force the ram to be installed backwards.
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