How to change memory

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

RAM installation is generally done to improve the speed as well as the functionality of the computer. Although it is easy to install RAM but one must have the basic knowledge about the hardware and RAM slots. You simply have to put the RAM in the allotted slot. By extending the RAM size one can enjoy a faster speed of the system as well as you can perform multi-tasking on the system easily. Following are the steps to change the existing RAM in the computer system.

Materials Needed:
- Basic Knowledge of hardware is required to change the RAM in your system. A computer system
- RAM slots and the RAM is required to change or upgrade the RAM in ones System.
Step 1
Check the manual of the system or motherboard to identify whether RAM is parity or non-parity. One can also look out for the information about the memory ones computer needs from the company’s website one has purchased the computer.
Step 2
Determine the speed of the RAM.
Step 3
Check out whether the Computer uses single in-line memory modules or dual in-line memory modules.
Step 4
It is important to know whether the computer uses synchronous DRAM, FPM, EDO.
Step 5
Some motherboards use 30 pins slots, some 72 and some 168 pins slots. Determine the number of pins on the motherboard.
Step 6
Buy the RAM that is compatible with the existing memory specifications.
Step 7
Remove the flaps or case sides of the computer gently without disturbing the inner structure of the system.
Step 8
Next to the cooling fan, that covers the CPU, you will see the RAM slots. A CPU can have multiple slots, sometimes two or three or there may be four slots.
Step 9
You will find RAM strip in the slot(s). The RAM strips are held by the clips at each end of the RAM slots. Press out the securing clips on either end of the RAM slots. One needs to pull the RAM strip gently out of the slot.
Step 10
After a RAM strip is free from the slot you got to push the new RAM into the slots gently with the metal teeth in the downward direction. These metal teeth are responsible for storing the data in the RAM and should not be damaged. Press in the securing clips at both the ends of the RAM slot. The RAM strip only fits fine if one has line it up correctly in the slots with every teeth in the right slot.
Step 11
Switch on the computer and the computer will automatically recognize the newly installed memory card.