Do it yourself to upgrade the RAM in your laptop

Random Access Memory, commonly known as the RAM, is a temporary data storage for computer that stores program instructions that are frequently used by any program as well as other electronic data.

The data stored inside the RAM will continue to stay there as long as you have turned on the power of your laptop! RAM is considered as the most important aspect of your computer because it has an impact on the speed and overall performance of the system. When the Ram is too small, then there is no doubt that you need to add more.

You might ask yourself questions like, ‘how will I know that I need more RAM?’ Well, that is simple, when your computer starts being sluggish or freeze when more web browser tabs are opened, or when more programs are opened, that is an indicator that you need more RAM.

laptop memory usage
laptop memory usage

Before you upgrade the RAM in your laptop, you do need to find out whether you can upgrade the RAM on your laptop or not because there is a RAM GB limit on each laptop’s motherboard which will not allow you to further upgrade the laptop’s Random Access Memory if it has reached it’s full capacity. Due to this you will need to visit Crucial Advisor tool to find out the amount of maximum memory which your laptop is allows to have and the number of slots available for your laptop at the moment. You do not need to worry anything else besides entering your laptop information which is requires by the tool because Crucial Memory Advisor will perform a thorough analysis of your computer systems by itself and provides you with the best RAM upgrade solution you ever need.

If your laptop has a capability of a memory upgrade, then it’s time to upgrade it. First of all, you have to switch off the laptop and remove the power adapter. Then carefully open the panel that covers your machine’s memory banks. For laptops, the panel is usually found at the bottom. It needs a lot of keenness while unscrewing to avoid damage to other components.

Before you touch any component in your computer, ground yourself to avoid electrostatic discharge. This can be achieved by touching any metallic surface in your computer. Touching the metal surface will discharge static electricity from your body which might have a damaging effect to the motherboard.

Sometimes you will find that all the memory slots are filled. This will force you to remove the existing DIMM so as to replace them. Removing the memory module is not a hard task, you only need to push the clips holding it in the place apart. The module should then pop up at an angle. Remove the module by holding its edges without making any contact with the connectors. The next thing is to pick your new modules and insert them into the open slot at an angle of 45 degrees with the gold edges facing downwards. Push it gently until you hear a click sound. Ensure that the DIMM is securely held by its clips. Then put the bottom panel in place and screw it up well.

After installing your new memory, reboot your computer so as to completely adjust to the new memory. Then go to the system information tab to check if your memory has been added. You can also go to the Task Manager and verify the same.

memory size
memory size

Although upgrading a laptop RAM is simple but you do need to handle it with care or else you will destroy the laptop’s motherboard.