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New Parts
11-27-2010, 07:38 AM,
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New Parts
I was just wondering how much work it takes to put in some new sticks of ram and a new disc drive. Do you just plug them in, download new drivers and go?
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11-27-2010, 07:44 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-27-2010, 07:53 AM by Andrew J.)
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RE: New Parts
Pretty much. Though you don't need drivers for RAM or for disc drives unless you're getting BluRay. (in which case you would need software to decode BluRay)
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11-27-2010, 07:38 PM,
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RE: New Parts
(11-27-2010, 07:38 AM)Seth Wrote: I was just wondering how much work it takes to put in some new sticks of ram and a new disc drive. Do you just plug them in, download new drivers and go?

If you are adding new RAM...first make sure the RAM is compatible with the board you are adding to. Most mobo manufacturers publish a QVL (Qualified Vendor List) stating which modules are known to work and tested on their hardware. Also make sure that if you are adding to existing RAM while not crucial, having the same timings and speeds is helpful. For instance a Cas Latency of 5 with a 667Mhz speed. Otherwise all RAM clocks down to lowest common setting.

As to the drive...Can be wicked easy..For instance just adding a second storage drive inside the case. Or it can be a little more involved...For instance replacing an existing drive or a failed drive. In which case there are data transfer and installing an operating system to be concerned with...

Good luck
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