How To Install Memory Modules On A Desktop Computer
Tutorial on how to install memory modules on your desktop PC:
A memory module is that long, narrow circuit board arrayed perpendicularly to the motherboard and attaches to the system in slot.
Before installation, make sure you buy the right kind of memory that matches your PC model. Read the manual that came with your PC to find out which type of memory is compatible with your motherboard.
The installation itself is not as hard as many people think. It’s very easy and so, you can do it yourself even if you have never opened a computer case before.
Follow these simple rules:
- Switch off your computer and unplug the power cord before beginning.
- Don’t be in a hurry. Just take your time.
- Being cautious and awake really helps.
- Remove the screws from the back of the PC case and then slide or jiggle the side cover away from the case itself.
- Touch the metal side of the PC case to discharge static electricity from your hands before touching any component inside your PC case. If your PC case is plastic, touch anything else that is metal.
- If a loose screw or any metal falls into the computer case during installation, don’t ever turn on the machine until you remove it. Otherwise, it can cause damage to the PC.
- Read and reread the memory installation section of your PC manual and study the motherboard and memory diagrams there. Those illustrations will help you to grasp a full mental picture of this tutorial.
Memory modules are attached to the motherboard in slots. The slots are usually found near one edge of the motherboard (often close to the power supply). Each end of the slot has a plastic connector resembling a clip. To install a memory module, insert it vertically into the slot. The module will only fit in the right orientation. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the socket. The plastic clip at each side of the slot closes automatically and hold the module in place.
Note: To remove a memory module, pull the clips away from the module.
Finally, close your PC case and restart the computer.