Notebook Memory

Why go out and buy a new notebook when you can just upgrade the memory to make it faster and have more space? It only takes about 5 minutes to upgrade your notebook memory. It is really not that hard to do and almost anyone can do it. All you have to do is figure out what kind of RAM it uses now, how it is configured and then determine if there are RAM slots available. You can check your notebooks user manual or the manual you have for the motherboard to find out this information or go online to see if you can find out that information on a website that sells your notebook. However, an easier way is to just check your My Computer properties in Windows, or select About This Macintosh if you have a Mac notebook.

Installing new notebook memory is a lot easier to do than installing it on a desktop computer, but installing memory is a very delicate operation. Almost anyone can do it but some people feel that the general public should not attempt it. If you remember that memory is fragile and you feel you are able to handle it delicately, you can go ahead and upgrade your notebook yourself. If you are reluctant to upgrade your notebook memory yourself, you can take it in and have an experienced professional do it for you.

If you do decide to do upgrade your notebook memory yourself, you will have to find the RAM that is compatible with your particular notebook first. You probably have noticed that there are different types of RAM, so choose the one you know will be compatible with your notebook. Once you have determined what type of memory your notebook has and what you want to replace it with, go out and purchase it from a retail store. You can also buy it online. Before you begin to upgrade your notebook memory, make sure your laptop is turned off and unplugged from any electrical outlets. There should be no lights on at all. Remember, notebook memory can be fragile so be careful with it when you install it.

You can gain access to the memory slots on your notebook by removing the panel that is usually found in the bottom of the notebook. All you need is a small screwdriver to open the panel. Once you have it opened you will be able to see the existing memory. The kind of RAM that your notebook is using will usually be shown in the front of the memory strips too. You should be able to see it right away when you open the memory panel.

If you do not know it already, the memory strips will have small clips on the ends that lock them in place. Just take out the existing ones by flipping the clips and removing the memory strips from the place where they are locked into. Remember to be gentle with them. Then add the new memory strips in by gently pushing them into the slots until they are seated. The clips can then be pushed back in to hold them in place.

After you have replaced the memory strips with your upgraded RAM, put the access panel back on and screw it back into place. Then power up your notebook. It will count the memory for you and tell you how much RAM you have now. It is just that simple. If you have installed the correct memory you will then be able to enjoy a much faster notebook and it should be more stable and less likely to crash.

This Notebook Memory Review is Written/Updated on Aug 17th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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