Having problems with your PC Desktops ?

Is it easy to put a memory board

\015 Is it easy for a amutar to put a memory board inside\015

Answers :

Yes they just clip in easy as only can go one way... ensure you get same RAM as there now.
Is it easy for an amateur to install a ram memory module?
(Module slang term is 'Stick'. Ram Module = Ram Stick)

You betcha Bob!
Nothing to it. Allow me to give you some generic information that applies to all PC's.

Then I would like to ask what the computer manufacturer is, what the Model Name is, and the Model Number is, of your computer.

This way I can give you detailed information that applies to YOUR computer.

Compaq Presario SR1110NX

Compaq is the computer manufacturer name
Presario is the Model Name
SR1110NX is the Model Number.

This information can be found on the back of a desktop computer on the tower, or up on the side. It is usually located near the Windows Product Key holographic sticker.
(Fictitious example of Windows Product Key,

Barring that the information is for a laptop, and was not put in the correct category, the information of manufacturer, model name, and model number is located on the bottom side of the laptop.

1) Unplug the power to the computer. The preferred method is to unplug from the surge protector.

Unplugging from the back of the computer (Power Supply) may cause a voltage surge, and harm the computer.

(May burn out the Power Supply, and could lead to the Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, and graphics card, if used)

2) TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case Before you reach inside.
This is IMPERATIVE! (Not shouting)

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out the hardware components inside a computer.
Computer unplugged from power, you are safe.
Touch the metal frame of the open computer case, your computer is safe.

Should you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and walk away,...when you return touch the metal frame again.

Handle the ram memory by the body of the ram stick.
Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom. (Real gold)
The body of the ram stick is coated with a protective see-through plastic.

3) Locate the ram memory module/s in your computer. For a desktop computer they will resemble this example,


This is an example of a motherboard inside a computer.
It, however, is not installed inside a computer, nor is there any hardware installed.
(Processor, Ram Memory modules, graphics card, and Ethernet Card to name a few hardware components)


Looking at the photo observe the long Black, and Blue slots, to the left of the photo.

These are ram memory slots.
The white objects at either end of those ram slots, are Locking Tabs.

When removing a ram module they are pressed down, and to the outside.
This action also raises the ram module, up out of the ram slot.

You can left-click on the photo to enlarge it.
(Twice if you wish)
Observe the ram slots in an enlarged view. (Twice)

I would like you to look at the blue ram slots, in particular.
If you look close there is a Locating Lug in the ram slot.
This can be viewed by looking to the left of the - 8,
In the A8N-VM-CSM in the white rectangle.

This Locating Lug corresponds with a Notch on the bottom of the ram module.
(The notch can be viewed in the link for number 3) above. You can also enlarge this photo)

Upon casual observation it may look as though the Locating Lug is in the middle of the ram slot.
It may also look as though the Notch is in the middle of the ram module.

It is not.

The Locating Lug, and the Notch are actually over to one side, and not in the middle.
Align the ram module in the correct direction, so that the Locating Lug, and Notch line up.

After you have removed a ram module the Locking Tabs will be in the out position. They will be tilted to the outside of the ram slot.

Insert the ram module in a straight up, and down position, with the Locating Lug, and Notch aligned.

Press down on the top of the ram module, and the preferred method is to press down on the top outside corners.

You will see the Locking Tabs come up, as the ram module goes down into the ram slot.

On each end of the ram module is another Notch.
The Locking Tabs have a 'Bump' on them (Protrusion) that lines up with the notches.

Once the ram module is inserted all the way into the ram slot properly, the Locking Tab bumps will fit into the notches on the side of the ram module.

You should hear a click, click, as the bumps snap into the notches.

Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Desktops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Is it easy to put a memory board

Yes they just clip in easy as only can go one way... ensure you get same RAM as there now. ... PC Desktops

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor and memory

I normally ask for more information when people post problems but I can't even be bothered to go through all this driver to get to the root of your problem. Cut out the c**p and give the necessary.\015\012\015\012As a former tech, you should know wha ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

My computer w2686 do not start

I'm assuming that when you say "unplugged" that are you are meaning to say that you're unplugging the IDE ribbon but still leaving the power plugged in to the device.Try resetting your CMOS settings by using the jumper on the motherboard. ... E-Machines eMachines W2686 PC Desktop

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor / cannibalizing into a Compaq Presario S5010NX, Prod. # DN032A-ABA, with a 2.5GHz Celeron w/ virtual memory problem. Details below

Hi dearwhy not make aconnection with another pc to other pc with crossing cable, you can sharing anything there, file ,printer...and allokecropp ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

My card reader on my computer has stopped working!? ok i took my computer in to my computer teacher to get it fixed, well she put in a second hard drive in and said it should fine. well it does but after i got it back my card reader has stopped working! like it dont show up on my computer, like at all. so is there an easy fix or do i have to wait for my teacher to fix it again? o btw my computer is a compaq pesario sr1303wm, if possible show me a link of reconnecting it back to my compute

Ah, My Bad, big_dude2010, perfectly understandable about the budget thing. The world is in an economic crisis right now.As for reattaching the Card Reader cable, can't help you.OH, I'm just PLAYIN'!Before we ... HP Compaq Presario SR1303wm PC Desktop

Gateway laptop i have a 2 year old gateway laptop. it use to only work when i had the ac wall charger plugged in and now it doesnt even turn on. i brought my laptop to my local gateway tech and he said it needs a new mother board. the tech also estimated it to run me about $500 to fix it. is there any other cheaper way to fix it. like do it yourself type deal?

If you can get the board fthrough someone online at a good price ( $150) or so, you can do it yourself. \015\012\015\012It seems hard at first but its really not. Just set down a piece of paper and draw a few 2 inch circle on it, then whe ... Sony VAIO K45 Notebook

Memory I have a compaq computer it is a presario and i have installed a mcafee protection program and it makes my pc slow i called them and they said I needed more ram what and how do i do this

Your best bet is to have a PC Shop install the memory for you, to do it yourself is not recommended, unless you understand what your doing and have worked on PC's in the past. \015\012\015\012If its a new PC, it might void the warranty, y ... Acer AL1912B 19" LCD Monitor

Ram change on Packard Bell easyone 2120

\015\012 \015\012Memory Upgrade Instructions\015\012128 MB SDRAM on-board, max. 256 MB upgrade (384 MB total), PC-133\015\012Remove the memory mod ... Packard Bell Easy One Silver 2120 Notebook

I'm having problems starting my desktop computer. After I push the power button, I hear the computer working but it doesn't fully com on. There's no display on the monitor and I continue to hear the computer working and working.

When you say you hear the computer working and working do you mean that the fans are going and the lights are on? \015\012 \015\012i ask this because the fans and power lights can come on just from the powe ... PC Desktops

Battery light blinks on Acer 3680 but won't boot

Yes you have a problem inside your laptop.find the slot of memory then remove easy the memory then make a clean the memory then put it back again and try to but the unit.thats all...good luck and i hope its done..thanks ... Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Long Beep accompanied by Monitor not Turning on...

Good Day ! I exactly know why can not work your aging memory since meet often with such situation in my operation. Do Not worry this easy solved problem. You must to clean from dust ALL contacts on motherboard and memory modules, use pressured air ... HP Compaq Presario 6370US PC Desktop

Toshiba A215 Password Removal

I had the same problem and could not find the pictures either. I still figured it out, so here are more detailed instructions. Please use a combination of the previous instructions and mine. This worked for my computer, but I can't guarantee succe ... PC Laptops

Is it possible to upgrade my processor?

You will be much better off with a cheap and newer laptop. The cpu may even be soldered to the mother board and upgrading the processor is near impossible. The memory should be easy to upgrade but is it really worth it when you could put the mon ... Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

My 700 will turn on sometimes an it sometimes won't then flashes amber i read that i should replace my power supp i took the side cover off but i dont see how to get it out there are 4 screws on back but there no room to work it out of cabinet an i dont know how to take off top please help...

Ok the 4 screws on the back are easy but i think what your talking about is the processer heatsink and things of that sort all that can go in and out easily ,the memory chips just find the tabs on the side of them and gently push them outward and the ... Dell XPS 700 PC Desktop

Dell sx270 optiplex

Its easy on most dells, open the case, disconnect all the cables and remove anything in the way, then just unscrew the boards fastening screws that hold it down. Sometimes its a single screw that holds the board in place, once removed, the board slid ... Dell OptiPlex SX270 PC Desktop

Gateway E-3200 no video signal

Hi! there,\015\012 there are common factors why no video on your screen.,right one factor is ram,the other are video card,processor and monitor\015\012you can't trouble shoot with out other computer available,tester cann't detecte ... Gateway PC Desktops

Hp Pavillion 5000 notebook

Bad day, huh? Here area couple of quick and easy things to try that may fix your problem. Then again, they may not,but it never hurts to try!Step1 1) Take out your laptop battery. 2) Remove your AC power cord, that's the wal ... PC Laptops

No boot Briefly got a problem that said chechsum error in post - since then nothing, no post, no beeps, zilch. Since Evesham went bust can't find any help on trying to get into the damn thing, assume there is some secret about removing the keyboard or the facioa above, but can't see any clips. I was going to try replacing the cmos battery, but secretly think the board is shot - seams that the 6400 wasn't a terribly good lappy. Strange that this lappy doesn't have easy access to a memory u

Hi To Remove The Keyboard Facis To Get The Keyboard Apart You Have To Slide The Facis To The Left a Little ans Lift gently AlsoYou,ll See Small Gap On the Side Of The Laptop Facis Put Very small Screw Drive In And Lift UpDont Be Heavy Handed. Once Fa ... Evesham Voyager 6400 Notebook

In need of direction on how to install my 512 memory board into my desktop

Unplug all the wire attachments to the back of the computer. If you have never done this before, lable them so you can put them back, Lable each connection and cable with corresponding numbers.\015\012\015\012Set the computer on it's righ ... Dell 5650 Computer Speakers

Is my laptop core2 duo

I see DCSE has given you a way to check the CPU in your system except he left your question unanswered. If he had bothered to read your question he would have noticed that you actually read the markings on the CPU and he wou ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Cant find where the cmos battery goes in my toshiba satellite a45 s151 laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite A45-S151, the CMOS battery (also called the\015\012“real time clock” or RTC battery) is located under the wrist rest to\015\012the right of the trackpad. This means that you’ve got some major\015\012surgery ah ... Toshiba Satellite A45-S151 Notebook

RAM Upgrade Acer ASE380-UD421A. It appears that when I use all 4 memory slots this falts the machine it beeps and won't start. Okay, the machine came with 2 - .5 gb memory boards and two other empty slots. I bought 2 - 1 gig PNY DDR2 memory boards. I put those into the empty slots for 3 Gbs of memory, the machine beeped and wouldn't start. I took the board in the slot 4 out and it worked, I had 2 gigs of memory. I put the two new boards in the first two slots and nothing in the 3rd and 4th slot,

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information abo ... IBM PC 350 PC Desktop

Green power supply light blinking? HP Pavilion a820n

These wires vary based on the type of the board each wire lead is labeled to coorespond with the pins on the board. You need to reference the manual for your specific motherboard. If you don't have the original get it from the vendor support site or ... HP Pavilion A820n (PP165AA) PC Desktop

IBM G41 turns on but has no video output and gives a three beep sound. Can this be fixed? Was there a defect on this mother board?

Try changing your RAM\\Memory. This is often caused by a stick of RAM going bad. You will need to get a notebook stick of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR RAM. I suggest getting a stick that is at least 512MB. The maximum that your computers can take is 2GB (2 st ... IBM ThinkPad G41 Notebook

My motherboard are defective beforing booting no display usually block out what do you think...

Hello there,\015\012 are you sure it was mother board,have you tried to swicth on your computer without hardisk,floopy and cd-room,if not try on\015\012disconnnect i.d.e cable of hardisk,floopy and cd room,from your \015\012mot ... Intel Pentum 4 3.2Ghz System (SYP32) PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4474 seconds