Laptop RAM Upgrade (Recommendations)

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September 8, 2021 By Richcom Technology –2 Min Read

Is your computer responding slowly? There’s still no need to buy a new computer then. A memory upgrade is the most convenient and effective way to improve the performance of your computer.

Upgrading laptop memory is convenient

Upgrading your laptop RAM does not require you to be skillful in computers, you just need a screwdriver. First, know how much memory you’d like to upgrade. Check out our RAM buying guide to estimate the amount of computer memory that you require.

Another way to boost the performance of your computer is to upgrade your HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to an SSD (Solid State Drive). Read more about Hard disks here.

Compatibility is condemnatory

Laptops are made with some particular RAM requirements i-e: how many modules, their configuration, memory, and storage size are all different for every laptop. Due to the uniqueness of each laptop, you need to know what works the best with your system. In around a minute, the System Scanner and Advisor tools browse a database of compatibility with more than 100,000 systems to deliver compatible quality upgrades.

How to install memory on your Laptop

Adding RAM makes your computer work better, faster, makes multitasking easier and increases system responsiveness. Installation is a convenient and fast process that can be done in just 10 steps and benefits you instantly.

 

Precautions

  • Static electricity can harm the parts in your system. To save your laptop’s component from damage of static electricity during the process of installation, just touch any of the metal surfaces on your laptop’s frame that is unpainted or just wear a wrist strap before handling inner components. Both of these methods will discharge the static current that’s present in your body naturally.
  • To protect the module of your memory, don’t touch the gold pins or chips. It’s best to hold the module from the upper area or side edges.

Adding RAM (Memory) to a Laptop

Installing memory can be done in a few minutes, you don’t need to rush it. Work at your own speed and check out this guide or any video as much as you need to!

1- Gather your supplies that are required. Empty out the installation space and make sure you’re working in a static free environment. For this, get rid of any plastic bags or papers from your working area. Then you’ll need the items mentioned below.

  • Your Laptop
  • Your Laptop Memory
  • A Screwdriver
  • Owner’s manual

2- Turn off your laptop. As your files and data are on your storage drive and not your RAM, they are unaffected while installing RAM.

3- Remove the power cable from your laptop.

4- Remove the battery from your laptop. Check out the owner’s manual for particular instructions. If you have a laptop with an undetachable battery, you can leave this step and move forward.

5- Hold the power button for around 5 seconds. This discharges any electricity that is still in your laptop. If you don’t have a removable battery, there’s no need to hold the power button.

6- Open the case. To check out the instructions about opening your specific laptop, check out its own manual. You can also take pictures on your phone to check where cables and screws are attached so that it is easier for you to put it back together.

7- Ground yourself. Touch a metal surface that is unpainted to protect your memory and laptop components from static harm during the process of installation.

8- Remove the current memory module. Pull the clips away to release the module and take the modules out from the slots.

9- Install your memory. Hold the modules along the sides, align the cuts on the module with the holes in the slots, apply pressure evenly, and press the module in firmly. It takes about 30 lbs of pressure to install the module completely.

10- Put the laptop case back together and reinstall the battery

Your memory is now finally installed. Boot up and have fun on your more responsive computer that is now equipped to run memory using apps.

Our recommendations for Laptop RAM in 2021

Looking for the best Laptop RAM? Here are the laptop RAMS suggested by us.

The Kingston 4GB Laptop RAM is one of the best option that you can think of. The KINGSTON 4GB DDR3L 1600MHZ LAPTOP RAM price in Sri Lanka is 8,500 LKR. Another similar, but faster option is the Kingston 4GB DDR4 Laptop RAM. It works great for easy use. The KINGSTON 4GB DDR4 2666MHZ LAPTOP RAM price in Sri Lanka is 6,750 LKR.

If you want a RAM with a higher capacity, then KINGSTON 8GB Laptop RAM is a very good option. The KINGSTON 8GB DDR3L 1600MHZ LAPTOP RAM price in Sri Lanka is 14,900 LKR. If you want to purchase the faster version of this RAM, then opt for KINGSTON 8GB DDR4 Laptop RAM. It is a great option for people who can spend more for better performance of their laptop. The KINGSTON 8GB DDR4 2666MHZ LAPTOP RAM price in Sri Lanka is 11,850 LKR.

For more information on the differences between DDR3 and DDR4 RAM, please check out our in-depth comparison.

That’s all on Laptop RAMs from our side. You can check out more of our blogs on IT topics. We would love to hear your feedback on our products and blog in the comments down below.

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