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How do I add ram

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    Default How do I add ram

    Does anyone know how I can add ram to my computer? I would like to upgrade that, but am unsure of how.

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    If you are not sure how, then it is best to leave to a technician.

    The question cannot be answered just like that. All RAM banks are not same and motherboard information is required to know what RAM is suitable for your PC.

    Fitting the RAM is easy once it is purchased. It just needs to be inserted into the bank connector, give it a slight press and it snaps in. Once there just clip on the side clips to keep it secured.
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    i also wanted to upgrade... but dont know which ram will be compaible.. can kixxi tell me wat info ab mother board needed?? i wanna upgrade my lappy from 1gb to 2gb... its acer aspire 4710
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    Default Wanna add ram???????

    Its not easy to say, you have types of RAM in market....

    If you are so much eager to add by yourself then i think that you should consult a technician and then what ever he guides you, you purchase that one and fix by yourself.Sooooo easy.

    It is easy to fix the RAM in Mother Board but it is hard to get whether your PC will be able to get compatible with that......???????

    So better try this option to take just a guidance and then put the RAM....

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    Two things you need to look at when purchasing or upgrading your system RAM is that....

    1.Make sure the Motherboard supports the type of RAM ur buying. For EgDR1 or DDR 2

    2.The data transfer speed & clock speed of the Memory needs to be the same as of you existing RAM chip. For eg:533 MHz or 333 MHz

    Rest once you purchase it is a piece of cake to fix it ,you have many tutorials and manuals to guide you trough , you can also try Youtube they should have a video for it .
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    I think if you use system analysis software like SANDRA (Sisoftware), etc..., u can get to know what kinda RAM ur system supports and how many DIMM banks are available, how many are free, and info like that...

    While inserting the RAM module on a PC, u need to open the latch/lock, align the notch on the RAM with the notch on the DIMM slot, and firmly press in to lock the module.

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    Refer this website for more details. How to Install RAM

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    There is a step by step guide in it.

    Good Luck!

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    Acer Aspire 4710 supports Ram of DDR2 667Mhz (Kingston or Transcend preferably)
    1 Gb costs around Rs. 1100=00 approx may vary. And most probably your Laptop must be having 2 X 512m instead of 1 X 1GB Modules. So for upgrading o 2 Gb you need 2 X 1 GB modules or 1 X 2GB Module. As your system supports 2GB or 4 Gb Max ram.
    Please let us know the Exact Model Number apart from 4710 to let ou know further

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    ok will let u know sure...
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    Switch off your PC from power source

    Open your cabinet, unlatch and pull out the RAM Module. Use the net to get step by step guide

    Take it to the computer market and find out if they have the same.

    Memory upgraded.

    Now its upto you to decide if you want to pay someone to come over to your house and do this for you and charge you for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbaa_g View Post
    Switch off your PC from power source

    Open your cabinet, unlatch and pull out the RAM Module. Use the net to get step by step guide

    Take it to the computer market and find out if they have the same.

    Memory upgraded.

    Now its upto you to decide if you want to pay someone to come over to your house and do this for you and charge you for it
    i think the service is worth it, if a person is sure and experienced , then its ok
    but other wise wrong methods or procedure can and will damage the Mb or ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by vineesh View Post
    Two things you need to look at when purchasing or upgrading your system RAM is that....

    1.Make sure the Motherboard supports the type of RAM ur buying. For EgDR1 or DDR 2

    2.The data transfer speed & clock speed of the Memory needs to be the same as of you existing RAM chip. For eg:533 MHz or 333 MHz

    Rest once you purchase it is a piece of cake to fix it ,you have many tutorials and manuals to guide you trough , you can also try Youtube they should have a video for it .
    This is not necessary .... you can insert rams of the same tech (DDR1 or 2) but of different speeds ....

    Dont tell me otherwise because i have inserted 2 rams of not only different speeds but also different companies (Transcend and Kingston) and it works perfectly fine

    RAM Insertion Tutorial (All you people forgot a key point !)


    -->Switch of the computer including UPS and the mains to which the UPS is connected

    -->Open the cabinet on the correct side [make sure you dont loose the screws]

    -->Figure out where the Ram bank is ..... its the only slot with side clips ..... Apart from these you should find that your motherboard also has a few PCI slots [small]and a AGP or a PCI-E slot[large]
    But none of the other slots will have a side clip

    -->Remove the Ram module from the cover

    IMPORTANT : DO NOT TOUCH THE SIDEs OF THE RAM

    By sides i mean the place you find the black box like circuits

    Otherwise the static electricity will destroy your ram module

    Hold the ram by its edges

    -->Put it in the slot and press it uniformly from the top edge

    -->When the clips can safely settle into the upper side notches , clip it on both sides correctly [very imp to do it correctly]
    The ram you may notice has 2 notches [upper and lower ] on both sides

    I hope my DIY is easy to understand ... ok then
    Last edited by ShAdOwCoN; 14th December 2008 at 06:54 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    This is not necessary .... you can insert rams of the same tech (DDR1 or 2) but of different speeds ....

    Dont tell me otherwise because i have inserted 2 rams of not only different speeds but also different companies (Transcend and Kingston) and it works perfectly fine
    all new motherboards support that but SOME older motherboards do not support multiple memory modules of different speed.

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    ok