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Chapter 36. Upgrading Your PC's Memory > Installing DIMMs in Your PC

Installing DIMMs in Your PC

To install memory DIMMs in your computer, follow these steps:

1.
Turn off the power to your PC and unplug the power cord. Remove the cover from the computer case.

Make absolutely certain that the power is turned off! If you attempt to install DIMMs in your PC with the power on, you are guaranteed to destroy the DIMMs and possibly also your motherboard! Also remember that all memory is susceptible to static electricity, so be sure to take proper precautions to reduce static.


2.
Insert the DIMM straight down into the slot (unlike the older SIMMs, which installed at an angle). The clips for DIMMs fold inward when the DIMM is inserted and fold outward when the DIMM is removed (see Figure 36.4). The pressure of the DIMM forces the clips inward to hold the DIMM in place. To remove a DIMM, you simply press outward (and downward) on the clips and the DIMM pops up.

Figure 36.4. A DIMM inserted into a DIMM slot.



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