Despite having a plastic shield, the heat-sink assembly may be very hot during normal operation. Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty. Certain components within the computer require address space in the 4-GB range. If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before you begin this procedure. The mounting-bracket screws need to be removed for the removal of the system board.
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Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device, and then plug the cable into the computer. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
When you install a filler bracket, ensure that the bracket is seated correctly. To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network port or device. Use the pull-tab to remove the data cable from your ppci drive or from the system board.
If the DDR2 memory modules are not installed in matched pairs, the computer will continue to operate, but with a dimennsion reduction in performance.
If you are installing a new drive, you need to remove the drive-panel insert. See the documentation for the card for information about the card’s cable connections.
To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module. If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you replace the processor.
To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug the cable into the computer. Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty.
To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface.
To loosen the two captive screws on each side of the heat-sink assembly, you need a long Phillips screwdriver. Do not set the heat-sink assembly upright or touch the thermal interface, as this may result in damage to the thermal interface material. Any address space reserved for these components cannot be used by computer memory.
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Your computer supports DDR2 memory. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal dimenzion on the computer chassis. If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell.
If the new floppy drive does not include shoulder screws, use the screws within the drive panel insert. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported.
To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the pcii outlet before removing the cover. If your replacement hard drive does not have the hard drive bracket attached, remove the bracket from the old drive by unsnapping it from the drive.
If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you install your new processor.
If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat-sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent.
If the card is not removed correctly, the system board may be damaged. Note the routing of the DC power cables underneath the routing clips in the computer frame as you remove them from the system board and drives.
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Certain components within the computer require address space in the 4-GB range. Reversing the cable prevents the drive from operating and could damage the controller, the drive, or both.
The mounting-bracket screws need to be removed for the removal of the system board. The pin-1 end of a connector on a board or a card is usually indicated by a silk-screened “1” printed directly on the board or card. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
Ensure that the assembly has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it. If you are installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, discard the original heat-sink assembly.
To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Media Card Reader Optional.