Installation Instructions For Rambus RIMM
The instructions on this page provide general installation and
handling information for 184-pin Rambus 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 owner's manual.
- 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 capacity modules.
- 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.
- For most installations, Rambus modules can be installed in
any available expansion socket,but empty sockets must contain
a "Continuity Module" as shown in the illustration.
Note that some models may use a specific installation sequence
for Rambusmodules (e.g. Rambus dual-channel configurations);
see your model specific owner's manual for more details.
- 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 installation process.
- 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.