Upgrading Computer Memory

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How to Remove RAM from Your Laptop

To remove memory modules, or RAM, from a laptop, you follow very similar steps from one brand to another; today, nearly every laptop design places an access panel on the bottom of the laptop and uses similarly [more…]

Add More Memory to Your PC

Adding more memory, or RAM, is the best thing you can do for your PC. More memory provides an instant boost to the system.

Adding memory to your computer is simple. However, adding memory isn’t something [more…]

Add External Storage to Your PC

To add external storage media to your computer, such as an external disk drive or a flash drive, simply plug it in to a USB port. The external storage media may also require power, and if so, plug the [more…]

How to Buy Memory for Your Computer

When faced with the unpleasant task of buying the right type, speed, and size of memory for a computer, most people give up and take their computer to the shop. Do-it-yourselfers often turn to online memory [more…]

What to Know Before You Upgrade PC Memory

Your computer’s motherboard sports slots into which memory is plugged. What’s important is how those slots are filled with memory; you can’t just plug memory into the motherboard willy-nilly. [more…]

Upgrade the Memory in Your PC

If your PC is running slow, it may need a RAM (random access memory) upgrade. Most programs assume that your computer will have at least 2 GB RAM. If you have less then that or you are trying to run programs [more…]

How to Install External RAM

Every motherboard has a maximum amount of memory it can support. You can install the maximum amount by filling up all the motherboard’s memory banks (sockets) with modules of the right type. If you’re [more…]

How Virtual Memory Works on Your PC

Pseudo-RAM called virtual memory actually exists on your hard drive rather than as memory modules on your motherboard. Modern operating systems (Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, Unix, and Linux) all use [more…]

Which Type of RAM Should You Buy to Upgrade Your PC?

If you’re considering installing a new motherboard and CPU on an older PC, double-check that the new motherboard will use the same RAM type and speed as your current motherboard. Review the different types [more…]

How to Upgrade the Memory on Your Laptop

Upgrading your laptop computer's memory is a simple, do-it-yourself process. This video shows how to open your notebook and install more RAM to give your laptop a performance boost. [more…]

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