Video:Install Memory in a Macwith Don Schechter
Has your Mac been a little sluggish as of late? Maybe you need more memory. Learn how to install memory in you Mac all by yourself.See Transcript
Transcript:Install Memory in a MacHi. I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Memory is different depending on the make and year of your computer s motherboard. Look at your manual or ask your computer maker to figure out what kind of memory is right for you.
The process I am going to show only works for Mac Towers, not iMacs or other models of Macintosh computers.
Before You Install Mac MemoryFirst, turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
Next, open the computer. Macs normally have levers or buttons that you use to open your case. I'm just going to open my G5 to demonstrate.
Remove the casing door and other parts that may block access to the inside of your computer.
Mac Memory InstallationFirst, locate the memory slots in your computer. To insert the memory stick into the slot, line up the memory above the slot and make sure that the notch in the memory is in the correct position. Don't force the memory if it won't go in.
Gently press down on BOTH sides of the memory module. It should click into place and may push the clamps on the sides into a partially locked position.
Now secure the memory by fully locking the clamps.
After Mac Memory InstallationClose up your computer and plug in all of your cables.
Incorrect Memory Install in a MacIf you hear a beeping noise when you turn on your computer, the memory was not installed correctly. Make sure that it is locked securely in place, and try again.
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