Love my Mac. ...........
Mac users. Get a room. I am sure you are dreaming of jobs getting that 'ol joy port working better, aye?
ygmir wrote:hi all,
well, my new RAM memory modules came in.......(1GB x2)
can anyone give me a few pointers about changing them?
I know static electricity is an issue, maybe easy tips to avoid that?
anything I should do?
I know I should blow out all the dust inside with compressed air while the case is open........
Especially blow out all the fans, power supply fan, cpu fan, case fans, etc. they heat up whith dust, can cause the machine to act funny and eventually fail.
You want a "source" to ground, back in the day we would leave the computer pluged in and either attach a wrist strip to the case or I would just work with my arm on the case so I was grounded. So I guess if you unplugged the Power Supply from the MB (and turn off the power switch on the supply) that would still be a good way to make a ground.
Check the RAM mods with the old ones and make sure they are the same type. If there is additional open slots you might leave in the old ram. If the module is not identical it won't work. And there are a number of different types, don't force it or you'll need a new MB
Its not gonna help with your IE or Flash issues though, and even low memory errors you received might not be the fault of your actual memory. that said more RAM is always a good thing.
And, of course, you will make a backup of all your hard work, email etc prior to doing this project. If you make the backup you won't need it, if you don't make a backup, you will need it. computer law.