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Adding memory to my computer

Ok..first off ya'll I know that some of you are going to say..''get a new computer!''...actually I wish I could, but cannot afford it right now and second, I do NOT know squat about computers, as in.. to transfer files one this one to another..anyway..what I would really like is to obtain more memory and don't know if one..this ol' computer can handle more..and if so how do I do it?
I would like to add a DVD thingy to play DVD's..think y'all might can help this lacking computer experience woman in Texas???..this is what I currently have y'all..
Dell Windows XP
4500 Dimension
Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHZ
640 MB of Ram
9200 ATI Display Driver ( added this and memory..orginally had 128? of memory? )
I hope that I have given y'all the info you need to help me..please..please let me know what options I have..thank you all soooo much!

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Go to a local electronics store and ask for a Memory chip (you want 2 512MB chips) also ask for a DVD-RW Compatible drive. Both the drive and the memory chip will have instructions for putting it inside a computer

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Hi if you go to this site first
then look on the site and it will then scan your computer for you telling you exactly what memory you need like p100 or p133 as getting the wrong one will cause your computer to stop working ok.
also the site will tell you the maximum memory you can have dont go above this as you will get alot of problems with your computer.
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1. with computer off and switched off at mains remove the outer case
2 once case is removed you will see all the slots that your monitor and keyboard plug into their will be a strip of slots near these these are all for modems monitors etc.
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5. if theirs only 1 in your comp all ready and your only putting one in then you wont need to take the one out thats in if this is the case then all you need to do is insert the new memory it will only go in one way make sure you push it down hard enough so the clips can close at either end.
6 if you do need to take the one or two out thats all ready in your comp then write down witch one was in the slot ie 256mb p100
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7. Check the memory your putting in make sure you have the right ones ok but that site will tell you what you can use ok.
push the new ones into the slots untill you can close the clips at either end ok.
8. Once you have put them in its best to leave the case off whilst you try them to check their in ok.
plug your monitor and keyboard back in plug everything back in thats usually in their.
9. Now switch on and when your comp comes on if their in right youll get a message before windows boots up saying memory increased to what ever size you have put in check this is correct and is the same as the chips you put in ok if their the same then ok these new settings and then your comp will boot up as normal.
Check your computer by opening up the internet just to check it all works ok without freezing or shutting down.
If everything is ok then put the case back on your computer and then the jobs done you dont need software or anything like that ok.
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And also shut down if when your computer comes on it freezes up or shuts down or comes up with error this can be that their in the wrong way round or it could be that the memory you have brought is not compatible with you computer ok.
But if you use the site i told you about it will tell you exactly what compatible with your comp if you follow this you wont go wrong ok.
Most people who get it wrong get the p100 or p133 the wrong way round causing the computer to freeze.
The best thing to do is remember or write down where the memory is now in your computer incase you get any problems then you can put it back as it was before changing memory then you know your computer is still going to work the way it was before.
If you have any problems or questions then let me know then i can assist you further ok.
1 remove case
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4 insert new memory untill you can close clips
5 switch computer on check its all working ok
Remember to earth your body out before touching the memory as it can blow the chips ok touch some metal that goes to earth like radiator anything that will remove the static from your body ok.
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