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Installing memory upgrade

I have a memory upgrade how do I install the hardware? Is there anything I have to do on the software after the hardware installation.

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No.
Once you install the memory into the slot the BIOS will update the memory configuration during the bootup proccess.
You can check to see if your new memory has been fully recognised by double clicking "System" in control panel.
If you check the amount of memory in System before the install and compare it afterwards you will know for sure if the memory has registered correctly.

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Unexpected system shut down and restart after new hardware install is a result of installing the hardware either wrongly or its incompatible.
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C) What Type of Ram Memory does the computer support. (Motherboard)
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