Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Information
Electrostatic discharge , or the release of static electricity, can damage any of the
electronic components of a computer such as the disk drive, system board, processor,
memory, add-in boards, etc. ESD occurs when you touch an object that conducts electricity
and is at a different electrical potential than you are. To protect your memory module
from ESD, keep the module in its original ESD-protective package. Do not remove from the
protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
Rules of Thumb for Memory Module Installation
Make sure that you are working in a static safe
environment. Remove any plastic bags or papers from your work space, and make sure to keep
your computer plugged in but with the power turned off. Keeping your PC plugged in will
keep the case grounded, thus reducing the chance of damaging the module or system from
ESD. Touch an unpainted metal part of your case before touching your new modules or any
other components in your system.
Refer to your computer's manual when removing the
Ground yourself by touching any of the unpainted
metal surfaces on your computer's frame. (This will remove any static electricity from
your body or clothing)
Locate your computer's memory expansion slots
(consult your owners manual).
Insert your memory upgrade according to the
illustrations in this guide. Note how the modules are keyed to the socket. This insures
that the module will be aligned correctly.
Once the module(s) have been installed, the
computer's cover can be replaced. The installation is now complete.
Note: When restarting your computer you may
get a message prompting you to update the configuration settings. Refer to your computer's
manual on how to accomplish this step.
HOW TO INSTALL:
Testing the memory (click here)