Step 6: Installing the Memory
These will go in only one way on the motherboard. Refer to the picture to see what the slots might look like. Some motherboards have 2 slots, and some have 4. In rare cases, I have seen some with 3 slots. The motherboard pictured has 4 slots, but the motherboard in the recommended materials (second list) has only 2. If you can not find the memory slots on your motherboard, refer to the motherboards manual or quick start guide that came with it. The manuals will become your best friend in this process.
When installing memory, make sure the whole chip is lined up and that the notch in it is lined up with the notch on the slot. Push it straight down and make sure the clips on both sides push themselves in. When the clips go in, the memory is installed all the way.
If your motherboard has 4 slots, use the 1st and 3rd slots for 2 sticks of memory. If using only 1 stick of memory use the first slot (for all motherboards). If using 3 sticks, use 1st, 2nd and 3rd slots. If using 4 sticks, use all of the slots.