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1 Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove
the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base.

2 Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the
memory cover.this cover is in the center of the machine on base

3 (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press
it down until it clicks into place.

4 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.

5 Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter.

6 Turn on the computer.

The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size.

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in what type of machine? normally there is a panel located on the bottom of the machine, you just take a couple of screws out, and then when you see the ram chip there are two tabs one on either side pull outward from the center of the ram chip like this: <-- '[==]' --> the chip should pop out, insert the new one the same way you took the old one out.

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u need 1gb Ram in total it is more than enuff for u u will never feel short after this and sure it will boost performance , u have 512 mb

if u have 2 chips of 256mb each then u need to buy 512mb X 2 chips and ur old ram will be left with u , luckily if u have 1 chip of 512 mb in ur system then u will save money like only buy 1 chip of 512mb but pls check the whole ratings of ur RAM and make of RAM is it samsung or hynix chips or what bcoz u will have compatibility issue in matching ur old and new rams pls let me know of whole specs written on RAM i can help u in matching

if u need urgent boost in performance then i will suggest replacing hard disk u will see a big change in loading OS and opening programs RAM is secondary in this stuff , but it is imp u can also go for 756 mb in total if u dont want to waste money if u have 2 chips of 256 each

secondly go for 160/250 GB 7200 RPM drive for top performance but 5400 RPM is still fast in ur notebook it is like 4200rpm according too my expertise

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check at the bottom of your laptop there are some covers one of which has a small sign in form of a ram chip unscrew the cover and open it.
to remove the ram chip you will have to pull the metalic locks sideways the it will release it.
there are usually 2 slots one meant for expanding so its you to decide on what to do with them.

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