Thursday, 2 July 2015

Install Memory On A Laptop

install memory on a laptop

Installing more memory on your lab top is probably the easiest upgrade you can do to improve the performance on your trusty little laptop. Not only does it speed up your computer but it makes you feel all nerdy inside. I have a quote for you before you read my steps below.

"nerds mock us know work for us later mohwhahahahahhahahaaha"


1. Determine what type of memory you need. This is the most important because there are so many types of laptop memory out there it can get quite confusing. RAM(random access memory) or temporary memory comes in many flavors. Rule of thumb, open the back of your lab top case to determine what kind you have and stick with it. Keep following and I will show you how.

2. As stated above know your memory. Below is a list of the standard types of memory that are common amongst laptop pc' s.

* DDR2 400 / PC2-3200

* DDR2 533 / PC2-4200

* DDR2 667 / PC2-5300 or PC2-5400

* DDR2 800 / PC2-6400

* DDR3 800 / PC3-6400

* DDR3 1066 / PC3-8500

* DDR3 1333 / PC3-10666

Don't let the naming convention scare you. All you have to know is your memory type so your not trying to stick a square peg in a round hole.

3. Determine how much memory you need. Generally its quite safe to either upgrade to 1 gigabyte of memory or 2. There is a sticker on the memory card that will tell you what type of memory you possess.

4. On the back of your laptop, there should be a series of panels one of them depending on your model stores the hard drive and the other stores the RAM or memory. Use a screwdriver and unscrew the panel to gain access to the chips.

5. Depending on your model, mines pushes in and then lifts up to release the memory chip from its bay. You would remove the memory and install the new memory in the slot. REMEMBER AS WITH ANYTHING DO NOT FORCE THINGS TO GO IN ANYTHING FORCED WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK THAT INCLUDES PEOPLE.

6. Before you get all happy and such, CLICK ON START-->MY COMPUTER-->CONTROL PANEL-->PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE-->SYSTEM. You should get a systems properties box that will tell you how much memory you have currently on your laptop. If nothing changed chances are you installed it wrong, purchased the wrong memory, or you recieved a defective product.

Thats it easy hugh? If you have any problem shoot me an email.

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