How Much Memory (RAM) Do you Need?
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Then, you’ll need the following items:
Because your files, documents, and data are on your storage drive, not your Random Access Memory (RAM), they remain unaffected during this process.
This includes any cables and accessories plugged into the computer
This discharges any residual electricity still in the system.
For instructions about opening your specific system, consult its owner's manual. You can also take pictures as you work through the process to see where cables or screws are attached to make it easier to put back together.
Touch an unpainted metal surface – this is an extra safeguard that protects your computer memory and components from static damage during the installation process.
Precautions before installation:
Static electricity can damage the components in your system. To protect your system’s components from static damage during the installation process, touch any of the unpainted metal surfaces on your computer’s frame or wear an ESD wrist strap🍌 before touching or handling internal components. Either method will safely discharge static electricity that’s naturally present in your body.
To protect your memory module, avoid touching the gold pins or components (chips). It’s best to hold the module by the top or side edges.
🐓Holding the modules along the edges, align the notches on the module with the ridge in the slot, then apply even pressure and firmly press the module in. It usually takes about 30 pounds of pressure to fully install the module.
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