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How to install memory on comp.pres.5002us

Do i have to use anti-static wrist band and how much memory max can i install

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My dad has this exact computer and I've up graded the memory on it. It supports a max of three 256MB chips for a total of 768MB.

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Presario 5000 Series might be able to support up to 1536 MB if it has 3 slots (3 banks of 1).
Check your main board specs before upgrading.
In regards to the anti-static wrist band, you do not needed; just make sure that when opening and installing the memory assemblies touch the PC's metal chassis with one hand to get read of the electrostatic charges from your body.

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For one example: One long beep, followed by two short beeps. Then a small period of silence, and the beep code starts over.

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Clean the contacts with a pencil eraser.

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[ Some hardware components examples are; Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Graphics Card, and Motherboard's chipsets ]

TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
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Touch the metal frame, your computer is safe.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

This is a basic example of a Ram Memory module, ('Stick'),

(You can left-click on the photo to enlarge. You can enlarge twice)

Note the gold plated contact pins on the bottom, of the Ram Memory module.
These are the contact pins you clean with a pencil eraser.
You don't have to rub the eraser on the contact pins very hard.
Just go over the contact pins with the eraser.

If you are using an eraser on the end of a pencil, refrain from letting the metal band, contact the gold plated contact pins on the Ram Memory module.
After you clean each contact pin it may not look like you have done anything. You have.

Corrosion builds up on the contact pins after time. It takes very little corrosion to make a bad contact on those contact pins.
Use air to remove the eraser dust.
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WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Gateway Support > All desktop models,

Video of how to remove, and reinstall Ram Memory,

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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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