How to install a new RAM stick to increase my computer RAM?



How to install a new RAM stick to increase my computer RAM?
Most common type of computer memory are DDR and DDR 2, while the most common speed of current computer memory are 333MHz and 533MHz. There are many ways to increase the RAM (Random Access Memory) of you computer.

First of all see if you still have the computer manual that your computer came with when you bought it. That PC manual of yours usually contains short and precise information on your computer hardware. It may also tell you exactly what type/speed of memory you can use and what combinations of pc hardware components are possible.


You can visit the website of your computer manufacturer and find out the maximum amount you computer is capable of having it. It is also a good idea to look inside your computer and see how many slots is open on the motherboard.

Although it is pretty easy to install (stick it in) the ram on the motherboard slots, you have to remember that it is pretty fragile and sensitive as well. It doesn't matter whether you are handling the existing older RAM sticks or a newly bought RAM sticks, they can be easily damaged if not handled properly. Often it's the static electricity that damages even the best RAM modules available in the market, so always turn the socket power off often before dealing with the RAM chips.

So how you install the RAM of your computer correctly? You touch the RAM around it short thin edges, without ever touching the main metal conductor parts. You can open the computer outer case and take out one of the RAM chips. If the RAM sticks have 3 gaps, it is SDRAM and this kind of RAM is more difficult to find in market. However, if your computer RAM modules have 2 gaps, it's DDRRAM and this can be bought pretty much everywhere. Now if you find the right RAM, put it in your PC without touching the inner golden parts. The good thing about the RAM installation is that you don't need to do confusing configurations, you computer Operating Systems will take over that configuration job.