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Installing A Memory Module - Sony PCV-RX790G System Reference Manual

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Installing a Memory Module

Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open
applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut
down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
Choose the size of the memory module and configuration as shown
in the following table. Memory modules can vary in size and speed
between sockets. The minimum memory size is 128 MB. The
maximum memory size is 1 GB. The BIOS automatically detects the
type, size and speed of the memory modules.
Memory module configurations (MB)
0, 128, 256, 512
* All models ship with at least 512 MB of RIMM
memory is expandable to 1 GB. Your model may ship with more than
512 MB of RIMM™ memory depending on the configuration you
Use only PC800-40 Rambus RIMM memory modules. Direct Rambus RIMMS must
be upgraded in pairs. Do not leave the second slot of either bank empty. The
second slot must be filled with either RIMM or CRIMM modules.
If necessary, remove the memory module you wish to replace (see
"Removing a Memory Module"
Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static
electricity in your body before handling a memory module.
Remove the new memory module(s) from its anti-static package.
Hold the memory module only by its edges to prevent static-
electricity damage.
Remove the side panel (see
Remove the power supply (see
page 48).
Remove the screw that secures the AGP add-in card to the chassis.
Press down on the handle at the edge of the AGP slot.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components
0, 128, 256, 512
"Removing the Side Panel"
memory. RIMM
on page 35).
"Removing the Power Supply"
on page 26).


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