Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Video: How To Install Computer Memory

Operating systems like Windows XP or Vista run best on computers that have a lot of available RAM. Windows XP runs well with about 1GB of RAM, while Windows Vista I recommend 2GB.

Upgrading the RAM in your computer is pretty easy. By doing it yourself, you can save $50-100, or whatever a computer repair service will charge you for this procedure.
  • The first thing that you need to do before you buy the RAM is open your computer and find out how many of your DIMM slots are used and how many are available. The DIMM slots are where you add the RAM to your computer's motherboard. Depending on how many you have will determine if you can use your old memory or just replace it with new memory.
  • Watch the video first to get an idea on how to properly open your computer, and ground yourself.
  • Make sure that you unplug your computer's power supply before you start this upgrade.
  • Find the brand name and model of your computer/motherboard.
  • Check a site like Kingston to find and buy the memory for your computer/motherboard
  • Watch the video below to see how its done.
Note: This video only provides basic instructions for performing this procedure. The actual process will vary from computer to computer. Refer to your computer/motherboard's manual for specific instructions. And as always, proceed at your own risk.

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