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.

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