Make sure you stay staic free when installing memory

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I have an IBM 300 GL 6282-73U (166 MHz) my girlfriend got it from her ex-husband so we don't have a lot of the manuals). It currently has 64 MB of memory and I'd like to upgrade the memory to up to 256 if I can. I downloaded the .pdf manuals from the IBM site. It says it can handle up to 128 MB of memory, but I wonder if that was becuase the manual was written a few years ago or whether I can ONLY install up to 128 MB of memory. Pending that answer, I need to know what memory speed to get. And I guess pending that answer, I may need to adjust the switch settings according to the manual?

If I take the memory from the computer now to a computer store along with this information I found online and in the manuals (I need DIMM, SDRAM, nonparity, only gold lead, 168-pin, 1" high (max = 1.25") will the folks there likely be able to get exactly what I need? What things should I be concerned about once I get home and try to pop in the new memory?

Thanks!

Jim Kirli

Answer

This question was answered on September 26, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

It sounds like you have done your homework!!!Yes, Just take your documentation book and your info you got from the internet and take into a computer store and a clerk should be able to assist you.

I would recommend that YOU GET A PLASTIC CHIP PROTECTOR BAG, or a static bag to protect your new memory from shorting out.When you get

home,MAKE SURE YOUR STATIC FREE, AND PUT YOUR WRIST STAP ON BEFORE INSTALLING YOUR NEW MEMORY STICK This will avoid your new memory from

being ruined.This isn't a necessity, but make sure your computer is off before installing the new memory Also make sure you enable your new memory in the BIOS too.

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on September 26, 2002