Installation Instructions For 184 pin DDR
These instructions provide general installation and handling information for
184-pin DDR upgrade memory. These instructions are intended to be used in conjunction
with your model-specific owner's manual.
- Place the computer's power switch in the "off " position and disconnect
the AC power cord.
- Remove the computer's top cover following the instructions in the model-specific
- Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch an
unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity stored
on your clothing or body.
- Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer's motherboard. If all
the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher
- The ejector tabs shown in the illustration are used to remove a module.
By pushing outward on the ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket
and it can then be removed.
- Handle your new module(s) carefully; do not flex or bend the module(s).
Always grasp the module by its edges.
- For most installations, DDR modules can be installed in any available expansion
slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular
sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner's manual to determine
the correct installation sequence for your configuration.
- Insert the module into an available expansion socket. Note how the module
is keyed to the socket. This ensures the module can be plugged into the
socket one way only. Firmly press the module into position, making certain
the module is completely seated in the socket. The ejector tabs at each
end of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position. Repeat
this procedure for any additional modules you are installing.
- Once the module or modules have been installed, the computer's top cover
can be reinstalled.
- Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected during the
- Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer owner's
manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize
the newly installed memory.