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How to put new ram in motherboard (remove and replace)

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December 18, 2008 9:46:02 PM

I have a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L....And i just bought 2 gigs of G skill 1066 (PC2 8500) Ram......And I currently have 2 gigs of Transcend 800MHZ ram.....and I was wondering how I should go about installing new ram...... What is the process to do this? Take old ram out, put new ram in, clear bios and then set timings if theyre not set? Or should i set them manually......Thanks for your help I would REALLY like to know before I wing it......
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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2008 9:57:02 PM

With the old RAM installed, go in to BIOS and set the voltage, speed and timimgs to the specifications of the new G. Skill PC28500. Shut down and install the new RAM.

BIOS for new RAM should look like :

RAM voltage = 2.1v
RAM speed (datatransfer rate) = 1066MHz.
RAM timings = 5-5-5-15

Adjust as necessary.
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December 18, 2008 11:02:10 PM

to INSTALL

when system is OFF (after badge advice), unplug power cord, touch some metal part in cpu case to remove Static, Remove old ram, Put in new ram, and plug it back.

You good to go !!!

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December 18, 2008 11:04:24 PM

wow guys thanks you all replied in under an hour and a half haha I REALLY appreciate this thank you so much im going to try the ram right now. HOPE IT WORKS!
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December 18, 2008 11:04:37 PM

Just a suggestion:
Return the 8500 ram and get 2gb more of transend ram or a 4gb kit. You will see very little actual(vs, synthetic benchmark) performance with faster ram.
4gb, on the other hand does help. Read this:
http://www.corsairmemory.com/_appnotes/AN804_Gaming_Per...
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December 18, 2008 11:04:39 PM

I am usually extra cautious. After shutting down your system I would unplug the computer from the power supply. Then after opening the case ground yourself but touching the case just to make sure you have no static discharge that might damage anything. If you are not sure which slots to use look at your MB manual.


LOL never mind boulard83 beat me to it.....good luck.
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December 18, 2008 11:06:50 PM

WAIT!!! When i set timings of new ram and such, and i hit f10 to save it just restarts my computer, should i turn it off when i hear my motherboard beep again? or when should i turn it off specifically?
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December 18, 2008 11:13:30 PM

Hit F10, wait few sec, maybe 3-5 then HOLD power to turn it off.
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December 18, 2008 11:14:48 PM

boulard do you have an xfire or steam I can add you on and you can help me?....my xfire is: xcalibur9
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December 18, 2008 11:19:02 PM

im at WORK ! lolll ;) 
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December 18, 2008 11:21:08 PM

ok so should i wait for my GIGABYTE screen to pop up after setting all ram voltages and stuff, THEN when the screen comes up I hold my power button and turn it off, then put new ram in?......like just set voltages and timings, save, wait for gigabyte start up screen, turn off comp, unplug power, put new ram in, put power in and try it?
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December 18, 2008 11:43:53 PM

yup you should be fine, you can start press power button before the Gigabut screen. youll be fine, can still press later .. nm ! but you old ram may not post windows with new ram timing, need to power of before ;) 
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December 18, 2008 11:48:40 PM

before what? I will hold the off button right as i see the gigabyte screen....and then put the new ram in....I HOPE it will post....what happens if it doesnt?
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December 19, 2008 12:24:00 AM

it will ;)  just put new timing in Bios, save and exit, turn off like 5 sec after exiting bios, install new ram and power back on. Nice and Sweet !
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December 19, 2008 1:47:07 AM

I hope lol. Cause im also getting 5.1 surround sound speakers for christmas and i want my computer working when i open them on christmas morning. I will install the ram tomorrow.
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December 19, 2008 2:04:01 AM

would it actually be a better idea to put my timings to 5-5-5-15 manually and keep the voltage auto and mhz at 800...then put in new ram, and set the voltage to 2.0V manually and then put the ram to 1066 so i KNOW it will boot with my current ram cause its still 800 mhz. Would that make more sense?
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December 19, 2008 6:11:55 PM

and its working milord ? everithing is fine ?
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December 20, 2008 4:34:41 AM

No i never put the ram in im really scared my comp wont start....I always find a way of messing things up lol
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December 20, 2008 5:03:05 AM

You may want add one stick at a time leaving your settins at 800MHZ - 2.0v Get it up and running then add the second stick. Then go for 1066. When you get to 1066 then try tighting you timings.
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December 20, 2008 9:04:22 PM

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP EVERYONE!!!!! ALL I did was take my old ram out, put 1 stick of the 2 in and start my comp. I didnt even change any bios settings before hand I just put the 1 stick in and it booted right up!! 2.11V, 1066, 5-5-5-15 and then i got to my desktop, CPUZ verified it and restarted my comp and put the 2nd gig in and its running perfectly!!!! THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!
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December 20, 2008 10:32:49 PM

Glad to here it @ enjoy
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December 21, 2008 6:01:59 PM

Yea i actually think i will buy 2 more gigs of this ram (to fill up the remaining RAM slots, and just to have a faster computer in general). :D 
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