installing more RAM . . should I backup first?

rikers_mailbox

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Zippidy-doo-dah.

The mail gods delivered my 512 Mb memory upgrade (for my PB) from Crucial today. Can't wait to install it. . .

Should I bother backing up before hand. . . or can I install without worry?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Chances are the upgrade will do nothing to your data, even if there's an error (with the installing or the RAM), but I would NEVER do any surgery on my Macs without backing up those data I cannot afford to lose... Remember Murphy's Law...
 
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JzzTrump22

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I would back up my data if i put new ram in. You never know if you get a bad stick. JUst to be on the safe side, the ram could be corrupted and not boot right and cause your computer to get all messed up.
 
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rikers_mailbox

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CanadaRAM said:
Tomorrow is Wednesday

- you should have a current backup.
????

Not sure what that means, but I decided to be patient and back everything up. Done. Now my trusty 12" 1.33 GHz PowerBook is purring with 768 Mb memory under the hood!! :D

It's running happy. (wait... computers have emotions, right?)
 
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