5 Things To Know Before Buying A New Computer RAM

Buying Computer RAM

Buying Computer RAM

It is normal for computer systems to get slow over time. It may be due to the use of bulky software, a pack of unused programs that take up memory unnecessarily, wear and tear of the hardware, and so on and so forth. The solution to this is pretty simple; all you need to do is replace the old RAM Memory, the hard disk or the processor.

However, the best option among the three is to change the computer RAM as it boosts the computer speed substantially. Replacement of processor and motherboard, on the other hand, is a costly task.

Before buying a new RAM, here are few things that you need to keep in mind.

1. Check the program that consumes the most memory

A few programs eat up more RAM space as compared with other programs. Therefore, it is better to check if the RAM requirements are met effectively. Many computer programs have requirements written on them. The user should check which program consumes the most memory and replace it accordingly.

Server Installation

Antivirus, graphic designing and video editing software typically consume a large share of the computer memory.

2. Search if a solution, other than replacing RAM, exists

You need to make sure if replacing computer memory is the only option available to you or if any other potential solution exists. For example, cleaning out old useless programs that are slowing down your computer can also increase its speed to some extent.

If you’ve already exhausted all your options, you can go for RAM replacement with full confidence.

3. Compare prices of RAM chips on online stores

Prices of RAM chips are available on all online stores. Some ecommerce stores charge a slightly higher price while some others offer low prices. It is your responsibility as the user to check which company is offering the best price for computer memory.

A good place to start your search is price comparison websites that will provide you a list of websites/retailers for easy price comparison.

4. Visit an online store and make purchase

Online Store

Once you’ve checked the comparison website and selected the right vendor, the next step will be to make the purchase. Here are some general instructions about making the purchase:

  1. Go to the website
  2. Enter the part number
  3. Check the memory and verify specifications
  4. Buy memory
  5. Wait for it as it is shipped to your address

5. Install the memory in your computer

ECC and NON ECC DDR1 DDR2 DDR3 Memory modules


Once you receive the memory stick, install it in your computer system by removing the cover and replacing RAM sticks. Most online stores have a limited exchange and/or return policy, so make sure you test the RAM chip immediately.

For more information on RAM chips, visit the www.memory4less.com learning center.

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