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How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?

How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?
How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?
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The question of how to upgrade laptop RAM is one of the most frequently asked questions when performance problems begin to occur in laptop models. In this article, we have explained in detail how to replace RAMs on laptops.

Many of us prefer desktop or laptop computers for our daily work, homework and entertainment. We use our laptop computers, which have a widespread usage base thanks to their portability, for almost every job like our desktop computers, but there is a significant difference in terms of hardware.

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In our desktop computers, we can replace all the parts inside the case, including the motherboard, processor, video card and RAM, but in laptops, we can only change or supplement the memory besides the hard disks.

If your laptop is getting old, if you want to upgrade to a 64-bit operating system, or if your current computer is having trouble running multiple applications at the same time, a RAM boost may become a necessity for your laptop.

What are the Laptop RAM Upgrade Steps?

  • Turn off your laptop.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • If there is a removable battery, remove it.
  • Remove the bottom of the computer.
  • Gently remove the RAM.
  • Install the new RAM carefully.
  • Reinstall the removed panel.
  • If you removed the battery, reinsert it.

In this article, we will try to explain how to change the laptop RAM with pictures, but there are a few issues that you should pay attention to before you start explaining the laptop RAM replacement process. Let’s address these issues first.

Is it possible to add RAM to the laptop? It is not possible to give a general answer to this question because laptops use different motherboards and processors, which causes laptops to use different types and speeds of RAM.

Each laptop motherboard has a maximum amount of RAM that it supports. If you do not know the model of your motherboard, you can take a look at our article on learning the motherboard model on the computer and you can easily find out which motherboard is located in your laptop.

How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?

You can find out how many GB of RAM your laptop supports at most by referring to these ways:

  • User guides and additional documents that came with your laptop
  • The website of the manufacturer of your laptop (You can search the site according to the model number of your computer and get detailed information.)
  • Forums with discussion platforms as helpful resources

Once you know how much RAM you can add to your laptop, it’s time to determine what type of RAM your computer is using.

To determine the type and speed of RAM you will install on your laptop, you can refer to the 3 items we mentioned above. You can also find out the RAM speed yourself. After removing the memory, you can browse the information on the RAM.

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Ram frequencies can be specified on 2 different types of RAMs. Widely used brands such as Kingston directly overwrite the RAM frequency.

How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?

The KVR667D2S5/2G, which you will see in the marked area in the picture, gives us information about the frequency of the RAM. The frequency of our RAM in the 667 images that come after the KVR. The amount of RAM is noted at the end. The 2G at the end indicates that this RAM is 2GB in size.

In the 2nd type of RAMs, although the RAM frequency is not clearly stated, we are given a different number from which we can learn the RAM frequency.

How to Upgrade Laptop Ram?

In the Samsung brand RAM you will see in the picture, the RAM frequency is indicated to us in the PC2-5300S section. Here we divide the number in this section by 8 to get the actual RAM frequency. The result will give us the approximate value of our RAM frequency.

5300/8 = 662.5. The result is close to the classic DDR2 RAM frequency of 667 MHZ. The same calculation system applies to all types of RAM. For example, a RAM with PC 10600 written on it will have a frequency of 1333 MHZ (10600/8 = 1325).

Note : Unplug your laptop’s adapter from the socket and remove your computer’s battery during ram removal and installation. If the battery is not removable, you do not need to remove it.

If your computer is connected to electricity in any way or installed on a removable battery, this can cause serious hardware failures. Therefore, before starting the process, make sure that your computer is not connected to electricity and its battery is not installed on it.

You have to be very careful when removing and installing RAM. Otherwise, you may damage your laptop and memory. This can cause memory not working or various problems with the PC. You should also make sure that the memory is compatible with your motherboard.

In some laptop models, it is not necessary to remove the entire panel at the bottom to replace the RAM. In some models, it may be necessary to remove the entire panel. Let’s underline once again that you need to be extremely careful during this process and make sure that the RAM you install is compatible.

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