How to Install Laptop Memory

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In this tutorial I will show you how to install and upgrade the Random Access Memory (RAM) into a laptop. Upgrading the RAM in your laptop is a quick and easy way to improve the overall performance of your laptop. The benefit of increasing your laptop memory is you will be able to open multiple programs at the same time without experiencing a slow down in your system. I always recommend that people install the maximum amount of RAM in their laptops because the price of laptop memory is so cheap right now. The process of installing memory in your laptop can be super easy or very frustrating, depending on the model of laptop you have. All you have to do is follow the general steps below and you should be on your way to improved performance.


1. Find out what size and speed of laptop RAM your laptop can take. To find out you can visit the Crucial website and have your system scanned for the appropriate memory.

2. After you’ve found the right memory for your laptop then unplugged the power supply from your laptop and place the laptop on a soft blanket or towel on a table.

3. Once your laptop is upside down then remove the battery from the laptop.

4. Next, you’ll need to find the right panel to unscrew. Usually your see a little memory symbol next to or on the panel you need to remove.

5. Once you’ve found the panel then unscrew the panel and find the sticks of RAM in your system. Then press the two brackets holding the memory outwards and then release them. The memory modules should pop out. If they don’t then use some light pressure to lift the modules out. Repeat this step for the other stick of RAM.

6. Now that the memory sticks are out you can place your new laptop memory into the slots at a 45 degree angle and then gently slid them into the slot and press down until you hear the brackets click. Repeat this step for the other stick of RAM.

7. After installing the RAM then place the panel back on the laptop and screw it in. Then insert the battery back into the laptop and plug the power supply in.

8. Turn on your laptop and your should be back in business. You might see a warning message from your BIOS saying that your memory configuration has changed. If you see that warning then press F1 and your laptop will continue to boot.


– All laptop hardware, especially memory, is sensitive to static electricity so please make sure your ground yourself by touching a metal appliance or the screw in your electrical socket.

– If you are using Windows 32-bit version then your operating system will use a maximum of 3.2GB of RAM. If your using Windows 64-bit version then you can use a lot more RAM.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. We hope the tutorial “How to Install Laptop Memory” has helped you with your computer repair issue.

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