Patriot Memory Installation Guide

This quick guide is provided for those individuals who are familiar with working on the inside of a computer. If you are inexperienced with computer hardware or experience any difficulty with this guide, we recommend that you refer to your computer's detailed user guide for step-by-step memory installation instructions.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Please Read Carefully
  • Before removing the memory module from this anti-static package, be sure to TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL SURFACE to discharge any static electricity.
  • Be sure to turn OFF the power and REMOVE the power cord.
  • Handle this memory module in a STATIC-FREE environment.
  • Remove jewelry and rings from your hands and wrists before beginning the installation.
  • DO NOT use a power-driven screwdriver during installation.
  • Handle memory module by its ends.
  • DO NOT apply pressure to memory module.
  • Refer to your computer's user guide for proper configuration and location of memory socket.
  • Be sure to remove and drives, cages or adapters that may hinder access to memory socket.
Step 1: Updating or replacing Memory modules.
Locate empty memory socket on your system. If memory sockets are all occupied, locate the socket with the least amount of memory. Unlock the connector clip on both ends of the socket. Gently pulling up, remove existing memory module.

Step 2: Install Patriot Memory modules.
For SDRAM, line up the TWO notches on the memory module that is along THE GOLD EDGE of the memory module with the TWO SDRAM pegs in the memory socket.

For DDR and DDR2, line up the single notch on the memory module that is along the gold leads of the memory modules with the peg in the memory socket.

Apply gentle EQUAL pressure on both ends, holding the memory from one end to the other.

Step3: Push the memory module into the socket until it click into place and is firmly seated.
Once memory module is inserted firmly into the memory socket, the connector clips on both ends of the socket will automatically lock into place.

IMPORTANT: You MUST properly align the notches with the corresponding pegs. Failure to do so will result in severe damage to the computer.

NOTE: Most computers will automatically recognize the new memory when the computer is booted up.

If your system requires you to run setup: Upon bootup, you'll be prompted with "memory size mismatch" error or "invalid configuration" message.
  • Select the option that enables you to enter your CMOS setup (DEL or F2).
  • When you are in setup, choose option to Load Optimal or Setup Defaults
  • Save the settings by choosing either SAVE SETTINGS and EXIT, or WRITE TO CMOS options before exiting (typically F10 or F4)).
  • When the settings have been saved, your computer will automatically reboot with the new configuration and updated amount of memory.