Introduction

Use this guide to replace the RAM in your Dell Dimension 4600.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer.
  • Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer.

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Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down.
  • Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down.

  • While holding the latch down, place your other hand flat on the side of the case and firmly shift the side panel to the left until it disengages.

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Grab the edge of the panel and slide it away from the case until it is removed.
  • Grab the edge of the panel and slide it away from the case until it is removed.

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Lay the computer flat on its side so that you are looking down on all of the components.
  • Lay the computer flat on its side so that you are looking down on all of the components.

  • Locate the RAM modules on the motherboard.

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Locate the white or black tabs holding the RAM module in place. Place your index finger on the tab and firmly press down. The tab should release and the RAM module should be slightly raised.
  • Locate the white or black tabs holding the RAM module in place.

  • Place your index finger on the tab and firmly press down. The tab should release and the RAM module should be slightly raised.

  • Repeat this for the tab on the other side of the RAM module.

  • Repeat this step for each RAM module.

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Grasp the RAM module and firmly pull upwards until it is released from its slot. Repeat this step for each RAM module.
  • Grasp the RAM module and firmly pull upwards until it is released from its slot.

  • Repeat this step for each RAM module.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Would be great if the DIMM slots were explained (numbering) as to which are populated for dual channel, etc.

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