If you want to improve you computer’s speed, adding 1 GB of memory is often the best solution. Many people are frustrated because their computers are running slower than when they bought it. That is because technology evolves and new applications and programs need more RAM to function properly. The best solution is to add 1 memory to your PC and you will surely notice the speed difference. Bellow are 5 steps you can follow to install 1 memory.
Step 1. First you need to unplug your computer and open the protective case. Position the case in order to reach easily its interior. It’s easier to install 1 memory if you have a tower case because you can lay it on a side. If you have a notebook, you need to remove carefully the access panel located on the bottom of the device. Usually, the access panel is secured by 2 screws for memory 1.
Step 2: In order to install safely the 1 memory, you need to protect the PC’s circuits by grounding yourself. In case you do not have a strap, you can simply touch the case or a metal faucet before touching any component inside the case.
Step 3: Check the PC’s manual guide to identify the correct slots for the RAM. To do that, you need to remove all obstructions like plastic panels or power cables over the motherboard. If there are any modules you need to remove from the slots, push the clips from both sides of the slot. You’ll notice that the module will be easy remove because it popped up when you pushed the clips.
Step 4: Take the 1 memory from its protective envelope and place it on the protective case. Never touch the RAM on the face on its circuitry and hold it from its edges. Push down the clips from both edges of the slot and place the module in it. Push the module in the socket until the clips from both ends rise and lock. To be sure that they locked, press against the side ends of the socket.
Step 5: Reassemble the computer and power it up. When the computer boots up, check the screen to see if 1 memory was recognized by the mother board. There are times when the new 1 memory isn’t recognized from the start. You need to enter the CMOS setup and check the settings. You can press Del or F1 depending on the machine. If you notice no change, then shut down your PC, unplug it, open the protective and try to reseat the modules.
If you think you can’t handle the installation, you can ask one of your friends or co-workers who have more experience with computers to help you. It’s best to be safe than sorry. But, on the other hand, if you follow the exact steps described before, there shouldn’t be any issues with the installation. It is very easy to do and it will save you time. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can wait until someone makes the time to help you with this.