Similar to your physical work area, the hard dive of your computer is the filling cabinet where you can store your documents and the RAM is the desk where you work. If your desk is not big enough, your work slows down and becomes more difficult, so it is the same to the RAM of your computer. A good solution is to add more RAM to expand space. Now here are the steps for you to add RAM:
1. Switch off your PC and open its case.
Place your PC suitably so that you can have a comfortable reach into the case’s interior. It will be much easier for you to install the RAM modules if there is a tower and you lay the case on its side. If you want to upgrade the RAM of a notebook, you need to remove the access panel on the bottom of the machine secured by one or two screws carefully.
2. Protect your PC’s delicate circuits.
In order to protect the circuits of your computer, you’d better properly ground it. If you don’t have a grounding strap, at least touch a metal faucet, pipe, or even your computer’s case before touching any component inside it.
3. Identify the proper RAM sockets by checking your PC’s documentation.
Remove any obstructions such as the plastic panels or power cables.
4. Remove the existing module.
The existing module will pop up and should be easy to pull out as long as you push down on the clips on either side of the RAM socket.
5. Install the new RAM modules.
Take out of the new RAM modules from the static-free envelope by pinching the edges of the module.
6. Open the latches at each end of the RAM socket.
Line up the notch at the bottom of the memory stick with the corresponding bump in the memory socket. Touching the top edge of the module, gently push the piece down into the socket; the latches at either end should rise and lock. Gently press each latch toward the edge of the RAM module to confirm that it is completely closed.
7. Reassemble your PC to check whether the new RAM has been recognized.
After you finished installing the new RAM, reassemble your computer and power it up to confirm that the system recognizes the new RAM by watching the screen during boot-up. If it doesn’t, restart the PC, enter the CMOS setup program by pressing the key indicated in the on-screen prompt, often F1 or Del. If it still cannot be recognized, please exit the setup program, turn your system off and unplug it, open the case, and reseat the RAM modules.
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