Introduction

RAM(Random Access Memory) is a very fast type of memory. It stores short term information so that it can be accessed quickly. Replacing or upgrading RAM in a computer can help a computer run more quickly and smoothly.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug the computer from the power supply before any maintenance or disassembly.
  • Unplug the computer from the power supply before any maintenance or disassembly.

  • Remove the two Phillips #2 head 5mm screws from the back side of the computer case. You only need to remove the screws that hold down the panel.

  • These screws can usually be removed by hand.

  • Be sure to wear an anti-static bracelet or use and anti-static mat to ensure important components are not damaged by static electricity.

This depends on the model of system. Some systems have a lever/latch to pull to release the cover. Many Dell and HP models use latches to open the covers (no tools required to open the system). Some systems need a screwdriver to remove the screws. Some are Phillips screws, others may be Torx.

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Next, remove the side panel of the computer case to allow access into the computer. Slide the panel towards the back of the computer and lift it up to remove.
  • Next, remove the side panel of the computer case to allow access into the computer. Slide the panel towards the back of the computer and lift it up to remove.

  • If there is a fan mounted on the side panel, make sure to unplug the cable before fully removing the panel.

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  • Unlock the RAM by pressing down on the tabs from either side of the RAM that are securing the RAM to the socket.

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  • Carefully remove the RAM sticks from the computer casing.

  • Repeat the above step and this step as necessary. Some computers could have many sticks of RAM.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

  • When replacing the RAM, place the replacement into the RAM slot and lock the tabs in.

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can you remove the heat spreader on a corsair vengence led ram?

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how to determine the speed

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how can i differentiate between types of rams

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