How Do You Upgrade RAM?

To upgrade your RAM, open the CPU, remove the existing RAM and replace it with the newer version. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cables before this process. If you are using a laptop, turn it off and remove the battery.

  1. Locate the RAM in the CPU

    Find the motherboard of your computer, and locate the section that holds the RAM. Gently press the clips that hold the RAM on both sides to remove the RAM modules. This method works for those who want to replace existing RAM with new RAM.

  2. Install the new RAM

    Place the new RAM in the blank slot that was previously occupied by the old RAM. Do not touch the metal connectors on the device, because this affects how it works. When it fits into the slot, press the clips gently to hold the RAM into place.

  3. Restart your computer and confirm the upgrade

    To confirm the upgrade, close your PC, restore the power cables and restart your computer. If you are using a laptop, restore the battery and restart the machine. Go to My Computer, right-click the icon and then click Properties for a detailed overview of the new specifications.