Monday, July 13, 2009

Additional 256MB RAM plugged in.

My brother gave me a 256MB RAM today. I just finished installing it. At first I thought that there's a problem with the card because the system did not detect the additional memory. It was still reading the old RAM size when i went to the "My Computer>>Properties". I then opened the CPU again and unplugged the card. I used a bond paper to clean the pins just in any case there's corrosion already. When I tried to install it the second time, I realized I wasn't doing it right. I did not plug it all the way in the slot the last time that's why it was not detected. I had difficulty pushing the card in the slot and locking it, but I managed to do it. Now the system is reading the additional memory.

I know a little about computers, maybe enough to manage adding software and hardware and a little troubleshooting when something's not working. But, I was used to not doing it myself because my hubby does this sorts of stuff for me. Now I have to do it on my own. I miss my husband a lot but having to do these sorts of things by myself encourages me that there's a lot more things to learn.

P.S. I hope I don't have to do this a lot because of problems though... but, upgrades. :-)

5 comments:

Dorothy L said...

Thanks for the information.
There are so many of us that have minimal to no technical knowledge about our computers...your experience will help many in this situation!

ezekiel13 said...

pag natuloy ka na sa SG swerte ng mapagmamanahan ng PC hehe...

Analou and Bones said...

Hello My friend. When it comes to computer matters, I have very limited knowledge. Good for you that you able to add additional RAM in your computer by yourself because if I where in your side, I can't do it. I have experienced/read/and my husband told me that one reason also for the computer to run slow is if you don't have enough RAM, our RAM is I believed 8GB. I don't know how big it is but according to my hubby its huge. By the way, how's your day going? I hope it's wonderful. Take care always.

mypuzzlepiece.info said...

Hi, in case you have to clean the RAM, you have to use the eraser found on pencils (such as mongol) :) Well, just in case you need to :D

gab's mom said...

hey there mypuzzlepiece.info!

thanks for the advice. actually, my bro told me to use either bond paper or eraser. i did not find an eraser. LOL.

thanks for dropping your comment guys!

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