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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 11:50:51
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Upgrade configuration?


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I am about to install two 4GB memory modules into my Dell Studio 1558 (to replace two 2GB ones). I got them from Crucial (strong recommendation, by the way) and the little instruction leaflet tells me that I might be prompted to update my computer's configuration when I re-boot. What exactly will that entail if I have to do it? I didn't need to when I've updated older laptops, so how common is it?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-May-12 11:59:45
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Uncommon, applies probably more to servers etc. It's just a standard leaflet they put in.

i.e., when you next boot up the system the BIOS might stop and display a warning that it has detected a memory configuration change, press F1 to continue..

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 12:04:38
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But is it easy to do if it does happen?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-May-12 12:11:04
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Yeah, it's self-explanatory

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 14:41:10
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The hardest part was getting the cover off the memory modules underneath the laptop. Resisted the temptation to stick a screwdriver in there and prise it off! Thanks for the help.

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 15:38:57
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Going to update your sig then smile
Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 17:24:23
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Oooops! Watch this space.

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 17:26:59
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How's that?

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