Whether your older computer or laptop becomes agonizingly slow to respond or your newer system gets choked up when you have too many open tabs. Do you want to make it run faster? There’s generally no need to purchase a new computer, a memory upgrade is the easiest and effective way to solve the problem and boost your PC performance.
The very first thing you need to know that “Does your laptop support a RAM upgrade?” because laptop designs vary consisting which components are accessible and upgradable. Most of the budget laptops are serviceable than ultra-thin and premium models. In addition to the completely new installation of Windows, upgrading the RAM and adding an SSD is pretty easy and can make a huge difference!
There are a few things you must know before spending money, though, so let’s talk about them.
How to know if your laptop has a room for more RAM
Before spending the money on buying RAM, you must check that your laptop has more room for memory slot or not. Most of the laptops have two slots, one of which is empty. Here, one thing you need to note: Even if there is an open slot for more RAM, it will not be easily accessible. Some laptops have sealed bottom and demand to remove the entire bottom while others have easy access doors.
How much RAM does your laptop require?
Adding more RAM is one of the easiest upgrades and most of the manufacturers’ll allow you to upgrade it without voiding your warranty. Before initiating the process, determine the RAM standard your laptop supports to identify whether it can take larger capacity chips or not.
Once you have done with all these prerequisite and having additional memory in your hand. First, shut down your laptop and unplug the power adapter. Then, all you have to do is open the panel on the bottom of your laptop covering memory bank and simply pop the tab holding your existing RAM to one side, substitute the chip with larger-capacity SODIMM.
What type of RAM do you need?
Before upgrading your laptop’s RAM, you must identify which kind of RAM is compatible with your laptop. The most appropriate approach to look into your laptop and determine what will fit. Make it easy using our services, tell our nerds the laptop manufacturer and model. We’ll diagnose and scan your system to determines matching hardware and recommend a new memory module based on that which fits for your laptop.
How Much RAM Can Your Laptop Handle?
The other part of RAM equation is understanding how much RAM your laptop can support. There are two factors: the maximum RAM is supported by your version of Windows, and the maximum memory that your laptop’s motherboard can handle. Whatever is lower is what you are stuck with, but it’s mainly the motherboard that’s the more limiting factor.
The Windows part is easy:
This version of Windows 10 can deal with up to 4 GB of RAM, whether you are running on home, professional or enterprise edition. The same is applicable for Windows 7.
64-bit version of Windows can handle up to 128 GB for Windows 10 home, and up to 2 TB for education. Professional or enterprise edition. For Windows 7, basic edition handles up to 8 GB, while home premium edition hold up to 16 GB and professional up to 192 GB.
Add new memory modules:
1. Before doing anything, ensure that your computer is completely shut down.
2. Unplug the power supply.
3. Remove battery as per the user’s manual. If laptop doesn’t have removable battery, skip this step.
4. Open the laptop case. You can take a picture to remember where cable and screws are attached to make it easier to put back together.
5. Ground yourself before doing the installation process to protect your memory from static damage.
6. Remove existing memory modules. Pull the side clips away from the module to release it. Then take the RAM modules out of the slots.
7. Insert the required RAM module into your open slot at a 45-degree angle, with the gold edges facing down. Apply even pressure and firmly press the module in until it is installed flat and level, with the clips holding it securely.
8. Close the laptop and reinstall the battery.
That’s it! Your RAM is now installed, boot up your laptop and check system information windows or task manager to verify your upgraded memory. Enjoy your more efficient laptop with upgraded RAM.