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My computer need to install more memory what i need to do

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I just upgrade my Gateway GM 5420 from 2 gigabytes to 4 GB. You must remove existing Ram and use PNY DDR2 667 MHZ ram in slots one and three., be care its a tight fit and the cables and drives etc. make it difficult but doable.. Works like a charm. Full recognized in Win8 pro upgrade. Good luck.

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The short answer would be to take it to a repair shop or a store that has a repair department.

If you’re set on adding memory yourself, and you have no experience you risk damaging your machine. If the idea of damaging the machine doesn’t put you off, then the first thing to do will be to determine the type of memory the computer uses. The memory type should be listed on the computer manufacture’s web site. You can also open the case and visually inspect one of the DIMM's, the type and size is usually listed on a sticker on the side of the memory module.

Generally the memory will work at this point, however in some computers, especially those made by the larger manufacturers such as Dell or Gateway, you may need to enter the bios and either manually change the amount of RAM or enable the memory slot.

After you determin the type of memory and have purchased the size you want to install, remove the case and insert the memory into an open memory slot. Generally you can obtain a diagram of the motherboard from the manufacturers web site. The diagram will show the physical location of the memmory slots.

Each memory module has pins, or golden fingers on the side that is inserted into the slot. The memory module will also be slotted on the same side as the pins. This slot must be aligned with the plastic tab on the memmory slot. So not force the dems in, they should easily click into place wwith firm downward preassue. You will want to insure the dimms are properly seated by making sure the locking tabs on eash side of the DIMM has closed inward towards the side of the DIMM and clicked into place, securing the module into the memmory slot.

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First you need to check your owner's manual or online at the Gateway site to find out how much memory your computer can hold and what type.
Then you need to see how many memory slots you have. You can then go out and buy the memory you need and remove the old and put in the new.
You may just be able to add memory if there are empty slots--otherwise, you'll have to remove the old smaller memory sticks and replace them with larger ones.

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2. Remove all the power cords from your computer system.

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8. Secure the new memory module by attaching the module clamps.
9. Put the computer case back on.

10. Replace the case screws to secure the case.

11. Attach your power cord.

12. Now that your new memory has been installed, turn on your computer!
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