installing more memory
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 3 07:30:32 CDT 2008
--- On Tue, 9/2/08, Andrew Burton <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for all the tips and info. One last
> question which I forgot to include earlier:
> There are 2 stickers on both sides of the card covering all
> 4 RAM chips. Should these be removed before installing?
> I'm thinking yes, as its a potential fire hazard, but
> the stickers contain the manufacturers logo (someone I have
> never heard of) and other info which will probably be
> damaged on removal.
You mean the stickers on the memory modules, or the stickers on the logic board underneath the memory sockets? Either way, those stickers are supposed to be there. The ones on the memory are to identify the module. Also, on many laptops, there are thick plastic stickers on the logic board under the memory sockets. These protect the board from accidental damage when careless users fit more memory.
Leave any stickers alone - they're there for a purpose, if only to identify the part. These things don't get that hot anyway. Far from igniting paper or melting adhesive. Think "lukewarm coffee".
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