What In The World Is Ram?
Random Access Memory, often referred to as “Ram” is simply an alternate data storage for your computer. What does it do? It stores data from running programs and files temporarily for fast retrieval.
Think of “RAM” as a temporary storage container where you can go and grab something quickly, then return it just as quickly.
The more “RAM” you have, the more things you can do at one time. If you are experiencing a slow PC, then adding more “RAM” could be a way to speed up that slow PC.
How Do I Add More RAM?
The first step would be to call or visit your local computer center such as Staples and ask them what type of “RAM” your computer takes. Of course adding “RAM” is also dependant on if you have the room. Consult the computer center and they can help you with this.
At this point you have two choices. You can have the computer center install it, or you can do it yourself. Here is a free video that gives you a very basic idea on how installing “RAM” is carried out. It is actually quite simple!
As stated in the video, there are a few things you need to know that are very important. here is a small bulleted list:
- Shut Your PC Down and Unplug It
- Open Case Per Manufacturer Instructions
- Locate Your Slots
- Unplug Power Cord *Important!
- Use A Staic Strap (see video for instructions)
- Install The Memory (see video for instructions)
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