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Advice 2: How to increase RAM on computer
Why you may need to increase the amount of RAM on the computer?
Unfortunately, many developers of operating systems and software (programs and games), absolutely not thinking about optimization, don't remember that many users can not constantly buy the most modern hardware, so their creations can "slow down". To partially solve this problem, you may need to increase the amount of RAM on the computer.
How to buy the right bar of RAM?
When you purchase straps of RAM should be remembered that different types of RAM are not for the each motherboard. To choose the right bar for the memory, it is necessary in the documentation to see the exact model name of the installed motherboard. View the description of this motherboard model on the manufacturer's website, which should state what type of memory suitable for work, as well as the maximum amount of memory that can "see" the motherboard. Also from the description you can see the number of slots to install RAM.
Determine the available computer RAM. To do this, turn on the computer, click on the icon "My computer", right-click, then select "Properties", tab "General" and you can find the total amount of installed RAM.
From the data your task is to calculate the amount of planks that you will acquire (if at least one slot for RAM on your motherboard free, then you just have to subtract from the maximum possible amount of RAM amount of RAM installed, otherwise it will be necessary to pull one of the straps, smaller volume, and in its place set a new benchmark, the volume of which is also calculated).
After buying new memory modules, remove the housing cover (depending on the model it can be removed entirely or have the option to remove just the cover on the side). Look closely at the installed available strap (strap) of memory. In parallel, they place a new bar and insert it in a free slot. Strap memory must enter into the connector tightly to not have been visible contacts and must work the latch, which additionally keeps the bar in the connector.
The diagram below shows an example of changing memory modules DDR2, but it is not necessary that you will also have this type of memory, but the appearance of the connectors under the RAM and the memory modules are similar and you should also consider the location of the notches in the circuit boards.
If done correctly, the above tab will display more memory than before.