1) turn off computer
2) unplug computer
3) Open computer
4) Place computer on flat surface (not carpet!!! A table or a wooden floor should be ok)
5) ground your self and put on gounding wristband thing if you have one
6) try and handle the ram in the antistatic bag it came in
7) undo the clip things on the mobo in the ram slot (and take out old ram if applicable)
8)push new ram in making sure that the pins are alligend with the slot until it kinda clips into place
9) close computer and turn it back on
10) verify that you have added ram in the bios ( it will say for example "new ram detected 1024mb detected press ok to continue" or something like that)
11) continue use of your pc (if your pc spontaniously restarts or you get blue screens of death then your ram could be corrupt)

belama commented: good guidelines, keep up giving good responses +1
dlh6213 commented: Well said :) -- dlh +3