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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 3: Installing the CPU, Heatsink, and RAM On The Mainboard
      9  Installing Memory (RAM)

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Inserting the RAM Chips

Fully open the locking levers of the RAM socket (Figure 40). Each bank will have a lever at each side. Push the lever gently away from the RAM socket and down until it is fully open.


Figure 40: Opening the lever at the sides of the memory slot

Pushing the chip down will close the lever.

 


Now, pick up the RAM chip and place it over the RAM socket. Be sure that it’s aligned in the proper direction (see Figure 41). Press the chip straight down into the socket. If it sticks, you might find it useful to allow one side of the RAM chip to enter first, but try to keep the chip as nearly level as possible as you push it into place.


Figure 41: Inserting the memory chip into its slot

Align the chip and press straight down. Be sure to touch the metal of the PC power supply before picking up the chip to draw off any static electricity that may have built up on your hands.

 



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