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How to install new memory

How do yo safely instasll new memory?thanks.

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Re: how to install new memory

Almost correct on the ESD wrist band. however, unless the PC is pluged in then the ground isnot recieving a negitive.
the strap should be attached to a known building ground. and the PC should be unpluged to accomplish this or any task related to removing parts inside the PC.
Make sure you Memory stick is keys in the right direction and if in pairs should be installed in Most PC's as everyother slot.

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Re: how to install new memory

I would like to add to dugie's solution, latex gloves are also a very safe way to install new random access memory

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Re: how to install new memory

99.99% of the time you can just open the case and pop the memory into the memory slots. I have never run into any issues doing it this way. But if you want to do it "properly", then you should wear an anti-static wristband and attach it to the metal part of the computer case in order to prevent possible damage during installation. See link below for example. This is just the first one I came across when searching google:

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I am having the same problem!! I "thought" that I needed new sticks because habeeb from Dell told me that was what was wrong with my pc,,now I tried to install them and I still have the same long hurning noise!! What is that??

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Fitted new memory now will only work in safe mode

A) Were the ram memory modules DDR2 at 667MegaHertz?
B) Were they Low Density, Non-ECC, and CL of 5-5-5?

Did you observe Anti-Static precautions when removing, and installing?


Dec 04, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I am trying to install Memory in my GT5252 desktop. After I install it my computer will only boot to a black screen

First, make sure it is the right type of memory.
Second, If the memory is correct, take out the original memory and install the new memory.
If it boots , leave the new mmemory in and install the old memory. Again, test to see if it will boot.

  • Make sure that you are working in a static safe environment. Remove any plastic bags or papers from your work space, and make sure to keep your computer plugged in but with the power turned off. Keeping your PC plugged in will keep the case grounded, thus reducing the chance of damaging the module or system. Touch an unpainted metal part of your case before touching your new modules or any other components in your system.
  • Remove and reinstall the modules to make sure that they are seated securely in the socket.
  • Make sure that your new memory is the same type as your old memory (i.e. FPM/EDO/SDRAM, parity/non-parity/ECC, buffered/unbuffered). Using EDO or SDRAM in a system that does not support it will not work, often resulting in a blank screen and no POST (power on self test), or a BIOS/CMOS setup error.
  • Fill your slots starting with the largest density and working to the smallest (put the largest module in slot 0, and the second largest in slot 1, and so on). Some systems go in reverse order, so if this doesn't work, try reversing the procedure.
  • If you get a memory mismatch error follow the prompts to enter setup, then select save and exit. (This is not an error - some systems must do this to update their CMOS settings.)
  • If your system is only reading half of the new module's memory, and the module has chips on both sides, then your system probably will only recognize single-banked or single-sided modules. Please return the memory and request single-sided modules with the same density.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

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My computer keeps freezing up can't move anything have to turn off manually. This also happens in safe mode. Sometimes I get a blue screen and it crashes. HELP!! I have no idea what is going on.

I would try reinstalling windows first because if its still doing it even in safe mode it may be a serious registry error and the easiest way to correct that will be with an new install if it is not a registry error it is a serious hardware failure such as a HDD or memory failure.

I hope this helped.

Thank you,

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A blue screen pops up something about a crash dump

sounds liek you installed some hardware the pc did not like. plossibly memory that is not supported or video card that is not supported (some thing that a core item to the pc operation).
If this is not the case, one of these core items is faulty it sounds like. Another possibility might be some corrupted software like the OK throwing up kernal errors (blue screens). I would try to boot in safe mode to see if it happens there. If so, you will either have a hardware issue or OS one.. try the repair installation to see if it helps any. after that is looks like some hardware swapping.. hope that helps
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Can i install memory replacements from my old pc to the new one, they both say 520 megs ddr?

To get a correct answer to this go to and put the model of each computer in the search box and take note of the memory type, including pin number and frequency range. This way you can compare the memory that is specified for the models you provide.

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Stop error screen

This is going to get complicated really, really, quickly.

First thing I need to know, what version of Windows do yo have?
Also, I need to know the exact Make and Model of your computer. If you have added any other hardware such as printers and other devices recently.

If you have added hardware, remove it and see if this still happens.

Keep in mind, normally you need and on-site technician or remote technician to assist in these issues.

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I have a EMachine Computer that has 512 MB and I want to changes this DRAM to 2GBs. I have purchased the two 1GB memory items from Tiger Direct and I need information on how and where to install them. Is...

No, you've got it in one.

I think you'd only have two memory slots anyway.. so shut down, unplug the power, then remove the existing memory. Push the white tabs that are on either end of the memory out and down until the memory pops loose. Remove it, then install the new memory the same way around.

I'm not sure if your motherboard can support 2gb of RAM, but in any case, that is the correct procedure for upgrading memory.

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Installing my new wireless G adapdter

pliz make yo question clear if you need help but otherwise if u just want to know how to install the card here is what you do.
-put the supplied driver cd into the Rom drive and install all neccessary drivers and support applications.
-then place the card into the usb port or its suited port inside yo desktop
-it will install the drivers automatically or if it prompts you to follow through the simple process and install the hardware.
-restart your pc and you should now have a fully functional wireless card

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