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Connecting RAM to the Motherboard

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Depending on the type and specification of memory modules there are different ways of connecting them to the motherboard. All memory modules are designed in such a way that there is only one correct way of attaching them to the motherboard. This could come as a gap or gaps along the bottom of the module or at the side.

SIMMs are typically inserted into their slot at an angle and then pushed forward until they click home, whereas DIMMs go straight into the slot and are pushed down until the two clips are either end of the module slip into place securing the module.

Note: Always handle RAM modules by their edges and avoid touching the metal contacts at the bottom.

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