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Laptop released by Dell in 2005, features a 15.4" display and Intel Centrino processor.

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How do you install new RAM boards

My computer runs fine but the RAM usage really stinks and I don't know how to install new ones

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Brandon, it is not to difficult. "

1 Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.

2 Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screws on the memory module cover, and then remove the memory module cover.

3 If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module:

a Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up.

b Remove the module from the connector.

4 Ground yourself and install the new memory module:

a Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot.

b Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module down until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the module and reinstall it.

NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled “DIMMA” before you install a module in the connector labeled “DIMMB.” Insert memory modules at a 45-degree angle to avoid damaging the connector.

NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot properly. No error message indicates this failure.

5 Replace the memory module cover.

download the manual from here. Page 79 and on are the ones you want. Hope this helps, good luck.

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