RAM which is Random access memory is the one of the volatile memories associated with computer storage. As the name suggests, Random offers the unpredictable access of the information from the storage and allows instant right of entry to the information. Ram is mounted on the integrated circuits. There are various type of RAM that has stepped into the market including SRAM and DRAM. With continuous improvement and development in all the dimensions of computer world, RAM has become available with various advantages and features therefore every computer user look forward to have the latest version of RAM so that could experience high performance while working on systems. For users who wish to install RAM, the following steps could work wonders:
- Check the compatibility of your system in regards to RAM
Not every RAM gets along any system. However it widely depends on the manufacturer. Therefore it becomes a need to check on the RAM’s that are recommended by the system and could smoothly gets along with it. Following which if you wish to multiple chips, check on the capacity of the system.
- Get a RAM which is recommended
There are multiple choices available in the market however also ensure that you get the most recommended RAM for your system.
- Turn off the computer and open the CPU case to install the RAM
The computer should be not just turned off but should also be disconnected from the power outlet. Ensuring that you do not put the system on a static built, put the CPU on a flat surface and open the case. Static could even damage the system, thus the carpets, wool sweaters and rubbing must be avoided. Alternatively, you could also purchase a wrist band which helps in preventing static.
- Identify the RAM
The RAM must be identified and the easiest way to do that is by checking for something that looks similar what you have in hand. In general they are located at the top right hand side of the motherboard. Many a system has extra memory slot. Place the Ram and use the clamps to fix it. However if the system has a RAM, remove it gently and insert the new one using the clamps.
- Read through the instruction of RAM
The Ram must have an instruction manual; go through it to have better understanding of the RAM. Make sure that the Ram notch meets up with the Motherboard notch. It requires a careful handling of the RAM maintaining distance from the metal and chips.
- If you own more than one chip follow the same procedure
The other RAM must befit in the same way. Firmly placed and clamped must be fixed in. The dust must be removed out of the panel and the chips so that it does not interfere into the performance of the system.
- Turn on the system and follow the RAM detection window
Turn on the system and follow the windows, the window should display the detection of RAM. It would also check on the size of the RAM which might not be equal to the actual memory of RAM.
- Confirm the proper installation of RAM
The computer must run faster and the programs should get loaded faster making the performance go high. If you find no difference, check the memory settings of the system.
If the computer beeps after the installation, it either signifies the RAM is not installed properly or is not compatible with the system.