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Memory removal and installation - NetVista 2283, 6274, 6596

Your computer has two connectors for dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) that provide up to a maximum of 2GB of system memory.

The IBM-installed DIMMs that come with your computer are ECC (error checking and correction) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) modules.

When installing or replacing DIMMs, take the following information into consideration:

  • Each DIMM connector supports a maximum of 1GB of memory. See "Accessories - Memory - NetVista 2283, 6274, 6596 " for memory upgrade options.
  • Install only ECC DIMMs to enable ECC. If you use ECC and non-ECC memory together, it will function as non-ECC memory.
  • DIMM connectors do not support random in-line memory modules (DIMMs).

DIMM removal

  1. You can locate the DIMM connectors inside your computer by looking under the hard disk drive.
  2. At both ends of the DIMM connector on the system board, push outward on the retaining clips until the module is loosened.
  3. Lift the DIMM out of the connector.

    removing memory

    Note: Be careful not to push too hard on the retaining clips, because the DIMM might eject too quickly.
  4. Store the DIMM in a static-protective package. Do not discard or lose this part. It might be needed later if you change your memory configuration.

DIMM installation

  1. Touch the static-protective package containing the RIMM to any unpainted metal surface in the computer, and then remove the DIMM.
  2. If the retaining clips are not already open, open them.


  3. Position the DIMM above the connector so that the two notches on the bottom edge of the module align properly with the empty connector.
  4. Firmly push the module straight down into the connector until the retaining clips pop up and fit snugly around both ends of the module.

    installing memory
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