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Windows 7: Removing Ram To Collect Info - Then Put It Back

10 Jul 2011   #1
North Antri

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Removing Ram To Collect Info - Then Put It Back

Is it OK to remove RAM to take some details about it - or should I not touch it unless absolutely necessary?

I'm not a total newbie, but I just want to check, as I'm wanting to find out how much RAM each card has, as I have four sockets, and they are all full and I currently have 6GB of RAM (My MB supports 8GB, so I might be upgrading sometime, but I want to get some info on my current RAM, without using programs like Everest or AIDA64 (Also, I'd like to take a few photos - which is another reason for removing it..)

Also, I'd take it it's just like any other part of my PC - Touching my PC to ground myself is OK in this case?

Thanks!

NB: It's a desktop PC!


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10 Jul 2011   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes, as long as you do this with the PC off, power disconnected (or power supply rocker switch turned to OFF), and you apply standard static precautions you can do this with little danger of breaking anything.

Keep in mind also that proper static precautions include protecting the RAM sticks from any static on the surface you place them on outside of the PC.
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10 Jul 2011   #3
North Antri

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Yes, as long as you do this with the PC off, power disconnected (or power supply rocker switch turned to OFF), and you apply standard static precautions you can do this with little danger of breaking anything.

Keep in mind also that proper static precautions include protecting the RAM sticks from any static on the surface you place them on outside of the PC.
Thanks! I'll just be touching the case every few minutes for a few seconds to ground my self..

Is a clean, dry wooden table OK to set the RAM sticks onto?

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In case I ever decide to add an extra 2GB of RAM, can I do this with my current PSU, or does it need more power for more RAM?

Thanks..
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10 Jul 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use a wood tabletop, not had an issue. Just don't clean it off with fuzzy socks!

As long as you are not populating any addition RAM sockets you will not be using any appreciable amount of extra power.
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10 Jul 2011   #5
North Antri

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I use a wood tabletop, not had an issue. Just don't clean it off with fuzzy socks!

As long as you are not populating any addition RAM sockets you will not be using any appreciable amount of extra power.
Thanks for your great advice!

I have 4 RAM sockets, and 6GB of RAM.. So I'll likely sell two of them, and replace them with 2GB ones
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