A Dell Latitude e6400 memory upgrade is very easy and only takes a few minutes to perform.
If you want to increase the ram, the first thing to note is that the Dell e6400 has two RAM ports, which is standard on most laptops today.
One point to mention when it comes to your Dell memory upgrade is, if your laptop is using both of its RAM ports then you will need to discard RAM from one of them.
For example, if your laptop currently has 1gb of RAM and you want to increase to two and it currently has 2 x 512mb RAM chips then you will need to discard one of them, I would then recommend purchasing 1 x 2gb RAM chip, this will allow you to keep one of the existing chips giving you a total of 2.5gb of RAM.
If you don’t want to open up the laptop to check the RAM configuration in terms of what each RAM port has then a really useful application is Belarc which is free for home users, this will tell you how many RAM ports your laptop has, if they are free or in use, and the size of each RAM chips.
Dell latitude Memory Upgrade – Starting
Pretty much any Dell memory upgrade is straight forward
Turn laptop over
Remember to earth yourself to prevent any damage from ESD or electro static discharge which can damage electronic components.
Remove the battery
Remove the single centre screw from bottom of case.
Slide bottom of case towards you it only moves a small amount, and it can be a little stubborn.
Lift off cover
Now simply remove any RAM if necessary, but pulling the guides apart and lifting the RAM out, and add your extra RAM – this just means pushing it into the slot, towards yourself, and then pushing the top down until it clips into the socket.
Replace the cover and battery and power on to test.
If the computer fails to boot after the Dell memory upgrade , remove the RAM and test again with the old RAM, if it boots ok now, then it’s likely to be incompatible or faulty memory, a good test for faulty memory is to test RAM one stick at a time.
If they all fail then it is highly unlikely that both sticks are faulty and this could be a compatibility problem.
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