Adding more video memory
Video memory is memory reserved for use by the on-
board video controller. More video memory can
provide more colours or higher resolutions to an
extent determined by the capabilities of your monitor.
Check the amount of video memory fitted in your
computer. You must fit a module of equal value. For
example, if your computer has 2 Mbyte of video
memory, you must fit a 2 Mbyte SODIMM (Small
Outline DIMM) module.
Turn off the computer and unplug all power
Take suitable anti-static precautions and remove
the right side panel. For more information see
the "Anti-static precautions" section in the Safety
& Regulatory Notices at the start of this manual.
Remove any expansion cards that impede access
to the video memory upgrade socket (see the
diagram at the start of this chapter).
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Unpack the upgrade kit. Hold the SODIMM
chip by its edges and be careful not to touch the
Insert the SODIMM into the socket as shown
Replace any expansion cards you removed earlier
and refit the right side panel.
If the computer does not automatically detect the new
memory the first time you turn it on, start the BIOS
Setup utility, go to the Advanced menu and change