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102 Installing System Components
Place the system upright on a flat surface.
Reattach any peripherals and connect the system to an electrical outlet.
Start up the system, press <F2> to enter the System Setup program,
and check the
setting on the main System Setup screen.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly
If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not
be installed properly. Repeat step 2 through step 18 of this procedure,
checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly seated in
Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
System Diagnostics" on page 147.
Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and
avoid touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, memory-module blanks must be
installed in any memory socket that is not occupied. Remove memory-module
blanks only if you intend to install memory in those sockets.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 79.
Remove the expansion card stabilizer. See "Removing the Expansion Card
Stabilizer" on page 81.
Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
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