Hardware

Upgrading your computer’s RAM

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            When it comes to upgrading your desktop computer, one of the first things you should do is upgrade your RAM; this is a cost-effective and straightforward way to boost your aging computer’s performance and speed. With the steadily-increasing rate of technology we currently see, a RAM upgrade is a wise option to keep your PC ready to run any program you throw at it. Aside from noticing your computer’s slow speeds, you can check your computer’s RAM usage by merely using Windows Task Manager. While Windows specifically requires a generally low RAM amount, those seeking higher speeds should strive for a more considerable amount and purchase RAM from a reputable source.

The speeds the RAM operates at must be matched to your motherboard’s speed to ensure proper operation. Make sure you pay attention to how much RAM your PC can hold, though many older models only support a certain number of GBs. The actual process of installing new RAM into your desktop is painless and can be done without any tools. While ensuring no static electricity affects your computer and the RAM module, unplug your PC and open the case. Then, locate the RAM sticks and open the latches that hold the RAM in place. Next, insert the new RAM sticks according to your motherboard’s specifications and snap them back into place.

After this is done, you have just successfully upgraded the RAM in your computer and are now ready for anything. I hope this information helps you as it helped me; after upgrading my RAM to 12GB, it was a night and day difference. Good luck and have fun!

The source I used for this information is as follows. Feel free to click on it to learn more!
http://www.pcworld.com/article/129177/article.html
“How to Upgrade Your PC’s RAM.” Kirk Steers. PCWorld.com. PC World. Web. 27 February 2017. 27 March 2017.

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