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How Do You Upgrade Your Laptop’s Memory (RAM)?

When your laptop slows down or becomes sluggish, you know your laptop now has to swap data with the hard drive to compensate the memory, and that memory is much slower than the world’s slowest RAM. So, what are to do? Definitely, you need to upgrade your laptop. But nowadays, the companies do not give you access to the RAM, so better to check before purchasing extra memory. You can go to a store that sells laptop parts and asks for the type of memory you need depending on the update you want to make. For example, you want to upgrade your memory to 8 GB from 4 GB, or you want to swap your 4 GB with an 8 GB memory. Now, after you buy the RAM, you can put it on your laptop, and it’s easy to do, so DIY is the best way to do it.

  • You have to turn off your laptop, and the adopter should be unplugged. In the bottom of the laptop, there is a panel, that you have to open and then to unscrew the screws of the whole backside of the laptop might be required to get access to the memory and other components.
  • Remember to touch any metal surface in your laptop before you touch any component inside your laptop, for example, metal connector or backside of the hard drive. Through this process, any static electricity from your body will get discharged. So, your static electricity won’t damage any component of your computer.
  • Now, if you want to remove your existing memory, then you need to pull out all the existing DIMMs. This can be done by pushing apart the holding clips, the module of the memory will pop up, and you hold it from the edges you can bring it out, but remember not to touch the bottom gold connectors.
  • Now, put the new memory in by making an angle of 45o keeping the gold connectors facing down, put some pressure with your fingers and put the memory in the slot. When it gets rightly installed, you will hear a click sound.

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