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Replacing Ram - Do I need to save or back up anything?

My battery recently gave me a grave warning, and as I was purchasing a new one, I saw that I can upgrade my ram as well, so I purchased 2 slots of ram to replace it.

I understand the idea of ram, however, I am curious if I need to take any precautions before I begin such as backing up and saving important data.

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