When you want to Increase ram of your PC, you must know about Ram compatibility. Not all the Rams are suitable to all computers. SDR,DDR,DDR2 and DDR3 are the types of Ram. You need to check which Ram you are using right now. Buy the same Ram to increase ram.
When & Why you need to increase ram?
Because just to improve your computer speed. When you increase ram, it not only improves speed, but also smoothness of your PC. Even without buying Ram, you can increase computer speed. To know PC speed up techniques, read my article about how to speed up pc. Even after reading that, if you want to buy Ram then you must read this article to know about Ram compatibility.
Increase Ram after checking compatibility
Note down your product id. If you have laptop, you will get product serial number at the bottom of your laptop. If you have desktop, there may be a sticker attached to CPU. If your serial numbers are erased, then you have to check manuals which have come along with PC. Even if you don’t have manuals, don’t worry you can skip to second method.
Now Go to your PC manufacturer website.
Search for your product in your manufacturers website.
Go to the specifications.
Go to the main memory section. Here you can see Your PC’s upgradable capacity. You should not buy Ram more than your PC’s capacity.
Just remember whether your RAM is DDR2 or DDR3 and it’s Memory speed. Here My ram is DDR3 and it’s speed is 1600 MT/s or 1600 MHz. It means that I need to buy DDR3 RAM with speed of 1600 MHZ. You can use RAM with less speed but not more than this speed.That means I can use DDR3 Ram with 1333MHz also.
Go to cpuid.com and download cpu-z software. It is a freeware software. You can use it for free.
Install cpu-z and run the software. It will display all the details of your system. Click on Memory or SPD in the top menu.You will see your Ram.Just note down which is your Ram. whether that is DDR or DDR2 or DDR3 and Buy that Ram.
You can also use crucial.com. It will display your ram details along with buying option.
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