Adding memory and bus cards

Installing the hardware

Open your computer to gain access to the expansion slots. Your hardware documentation should explain this in detail. Depending on your system's architecture there may be slots of different lengths and even of different types (for example, you may see machines with both ISA and PCI slots). At the rear of the computer, at the end of each slot, there will normally be a blanking plate which must be removed before a new card is fitted. Select a slot which fits the card you wish to add and remove its blanking plate. The edge connector plugs into the slot, and the plate on the rear of the card, often with connectors mounted on it, replaces the blanking plate at the rear of the computer. Gently, but firmly, seat the card into position and press it home. Screw down the rear plate to hold the card securely.

When you have finished inserting cards, replace the computer's case, turn the power on and boot the operating system.

You may need to use the manufacturer's setup program to change the system's configuration before you can use the new hardware. The eisa(ADM) utility can be used to list cards currently installed on an EISA bus system. The slot(C) utility does the same thing for MCA machines.

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