How To Add Memory To A PC

Adding memory to a PC can be a long process for a beginner which is why reading over how to add memory to a PC can be useful when attempting this for the first time. It involves doing research to discover which type of memory is required. Different computer boards require different types of memory. Some memory is not compatible with newer boards, so it's important to look up your motherboard specs before adding memory. On the other hand, it is hard to put in the wrong type of memory, as incompatible memory will not fit into an incompatible motherboard.

  1. Adding memory to a PC is a fairly easy process, but it can seem challenging at first. The most difficult part in adding memory is in understanding which type of memory is compatible with your computer. The manual of your computer should tell you this. You can also look up your computer model on the Internet to find compatible memory. Once you know what type of memory it is, you can purchase it from a store or online. To add it to your computer first turn off the computer and unplug it. Set it on its side and then open the side panel to reveal the inside. Look for the long slots, where your computer memory is set into. They are usually color coded and in rows. Push your computer memory firmly down into the slow so that the latches close around the side notches.
  2. Always make sure that the notch on the connection side of the memory sets into the memory slot correctly. The notch on the memory correlates with what type of memory it is. IF your memory is not a compatible version, it will not sit correctly in the seat and you will not be able to push it down any further.
  3. When you are done close the computer case and turn it back on. The computer should automatically register your new memory and you will see the number added to the total amount of memory on your computer. Memory comes in different amounts, so the amount of memory that will be added to your computer will vary depending on the amount on each stick you bought. Usually these come in ranges from one gig, to two, to four gig sticks. It’s important to check your manual to see how much memory and what amounts and types are compatible as these change from computer to computer



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