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Memory upgrade Hi, I am having problems plugging a memory upgrade into the slot underneath the laptop. I can't get it to stay in place. Can anyone give me some advice?The laptop is an IBM thinkpad r50e. Thanks

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  • derek30 Apr 03, 2008

    Hi J,



    Thanks for this.



    I was trying to slide it into place but couldn't get enough purchase on it to push it in the last little bit. But it clipped into place once I put it in at 45 degrees.



    Do I need to do anything else now to the laptop or does it recognise the memory straight away?

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Hi,

What do you mean by you cant get it to stay in place.

Usually you put it in at a 45 degree angle and press gently until it goes in no more, then you lower the chip until it clicks in on the board.

Hope this helps.

J

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

  • JAE52110 Apr 03, 2008

    Hi Derek,



    It should recognise it automatically, but just to be sure, when you turn on the machine press F1 and look at the memory displayed.



    I dont know how much you have installed just now but it will show you the total memory.



    J

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First thin you have to remember is if you want to have to memories in parallel...Then the new one should be of the same size and frequency(ex:133Mhz,533Mhz..etc.,)Then folow these steps:
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