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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Upgrading your VAIO computer
Adding / replacing a memory module
If you are not familiar with upgrading memory on a computer, we highly recommend that you contact your
To add or change a memory module, proceed as follows:
1 Shut down the computer, unplug it, and remove any peripheral
2 Wait for the computer to cool down, then open the unit (see
Removing the cover (page 74)).
3 Gently place the unit on its side.
4 To remove an existing memory module, release the end latches and
gently lift out the module, as shown (may vary from actual
5 To insert a new memory module, remove it from its anti-static
package, handling it only by the edges.
6 Locate the notch on the bottom edge of the memory module.
7 Align the memory module over the slot, making sure the module is
facing the correct way.
8 Press evenly against the memory module's upper corners. The end
latches snap into position automatically.
9 Reinstall any add-on cards or components you removed.
10 Replace the cover as described in Replacing the cover (page 81).
✍ There is only one correct way to insert the memory module. Make sure the rivet of the module is
lined up with the connector.
! Use only PC2100 (DDR266) DDR-SDRAM DIMM or PC2700 (DDR333) DDR-SDRAM DIMM
modules (depending on your model).