RAM installation

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Colossal Spoons, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Ok, so your boy Spoons needs to upgrade from 512(what is this, 1996? :() to 1G. I'm going to buy the cartridges today and would rather not pay the Geek Squad $400000 to put them in; so I'm gonna try it myself. Is it as simple as popping open my tower and switching them?
     
  2. Malice BMFH

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    Generally speaking yes...
    Make sure you put them in gently...but firmly...

    Make sure you obviously put in the same type of ram.
     
  3. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Ok, was hoping I didn't have to load drivers or some such nonsense onto my computer in the process. Thanks :up:
     
  4. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Make sure you have the right Pin type of ram 168/172/144 etc or else they wont fit. You also should check to see if your mother board can take 1gig of memory (no reason why it shouldnt tho)

    And like Malice said make sure those suckers are in correctly before you turn your power back on, or you will be buying more that just memory
     
  5. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Ah yes, the pin type. I knew there was another detail. Wish the diagnostic I ran on comp to find out what type I needed included that. Hmmm
     
  6. Malice BMFH

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    Just pull one out and compare
     
  7. Malice BMFH

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    Dont forget to GROUND yourself before touching the internals of the pc
     
  8. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Alright, mine are 184-pin DIMM. I'd have looked like an ass returning them later :O
     
  9. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    So be sure to stick some crocodile clips to your ears and run a line from them to your radiator :p :applaud
     
  10. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    As for the grounding, I just realized how little metal was in my room. It's like that holding cell they put Magneto in in X2 lol.
     
  11. Malice BMFH

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    Usually...making sure you touch the frame of the case that is metal will suffice...and not rubbing your feet on the floor to create static electricity.
     
  12. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Word :up:

    I really hope this RAM upgrade makes City of Heroes run better. I'm really just stalling till I have to get a whole new PC lol
     
  13. JaD Thriller Night

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    RAM can be pretty surprising when u upgrade, i went from 512 like u up to 1.25 and havent left my room since haha
     
  14. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Alright, it's in. My comp is running HEAPS faster :D
     
  16. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    Way to tell me how it went :csad: lol
     
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    Sounds good then
     

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