Introduction

In this tutorial we will discuss how to remove and re-install memory into a Dell Optiplex 745 Ultra Small Form Factor. The Dell Optiplex 745 Ultra Small Form Factor encases two DIMM memory slots that can both house a 2GB memory module, allowing a total maximum of 4GB of memory in this machine.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure to shut down the computer! you can do this by going to the start menu and clicking shutdown.
  • Make sure to shut down the computer! you can do this by going to the start menu and clicking shutdown.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob. Turn said knob 90 degrees counter clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob. Turn said knob 90 degrees counter clockwise.

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  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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  • Remove power and data cables

  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

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  • Locate blue tabs as shown to the left and right of the hard disk drive

  • Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.

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  • Press down on the two white tabs on either side of the memory module; the RAM will pop out.

  • Be sure you are grounded to avoid electrostatic discharge and to place your memory modules in an anti-static bag.

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Conclusion

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

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