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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Hi,
When you add RAM, do you just have to add it, and then you will have the effect of this added RAM, or is there anything to install etc. Same with the video card. Does anything else need to be done, or is it nice and simple Rolling Eyes

Thanks a lot Very Happy

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Very Happy Fitting extra ram is easy,just pop it in and just start the PC (you have to make sure that you are fitting compatable ram for your mobo)
Fitting a graphics card is a little different,as you will have drivers to install

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

How would you know what RAM is compatible for the motherboard:

Board: Dell Computer Corp. 02Y832

Thanks for the help TTT

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Well there are a couple of ways to check,the easy way is to go in to the bios(reboot your PC and press F2) and it will tell you what speed and type
It should also tell you how many memory modules you have

The other way is to pop the side of the PC off and remove one and check any labels for numbers(put them into Google and it will tell you more)
This way you can instantly see how many memory modules you have,and how many you can put in

Dell make a lot of their own components and use a strange way numbering items

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WarHawk42 Captain

99jolegg wrote:

Hi,
When you add RAM, do you just have to add it, and then you will have the effect of this added RAM, or is there anything to install etc. Same with the video card. Does anything else need to be done, or is it nice and simple Rolling Eyes

Thanks a lot Very Happy

The actual installation is very simple, it just plugs into a slot, but there are cautions any time you open your computer up. Make sure you are grounded so you don't have any static electricity in your body. It can destroy a computer it you touch the wrong thing.

Just make sure you get memory that is compatible with the memory you have.

One other thing. There is only one way the memory should go in. Don't force it. Make sure the alignment notch is lined up properly with the slot and that will be the right way to install it.

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WarHawk42 Captain

Video cards are a different animal. They too just plug in but you will have to follow the instructions on how to install the drivers. Different video cards may install the software differently.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

OK thanks for the replies, I'll have a look later and see what RAM I can use. Very Happy

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Riclo First Officer

Go to Crucial.com and use the search for memory by manufacterer and model and it will tell you what Type to use. Ric Smile

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Thanks Riclo, Im going to go ask if i can buy some RAM now. Very Happy

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