Video:Install Memory in a PCwith Don Schechter
Has your desktop PC been a little sluggish as of late? Maybe you need more memory. Learn how to install memory in a desktop PC all by yourself.See Transcript
Transcript:Install Memory in a PCHi, I'm 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.
Before Installing PC MemoryFirst, turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
Next, open the computer. Some computers have a button or lever that you press or lift to open the box. Some have screws on the rear of the case which must be removed. I just need to remove the screws on the back of the case.
Slide the casing back. Now you have access to the inside of your computer.
Installing PC MemoryFirst, locate the memory slots in your computer. Sometimes these can be hidden below wires, so you may need to gently push those aside. 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. 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 Installing PC Memor in a PCClose up your computer and plug in all of your cables.
Improper PC Memory InstallIf 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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