Installing Internal Devices and Upgrades

Installing devices inside the PC’s system unit is a little more involved and riskier than installing external devices. To reduce the risk, take the following precautions:
• Back up the files on your PC. (See Chapter 35.)
• Turn off your PC and unplug it from the power source.
• Wear an antistatic wrist strap to protect sensitive electronic components from getting fried.
• Hold memory modules and expansion cards by their edges, to avoid touching any of the electronic components.
• Don’t force anything.
• Make sure everything you plug in is securely plugged in before closing the case and turning on the power.

RAM Upgrades

To upgrade your PC’s memory, you can add one or more memory modules. Depending ...

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