Friday, November 23, 2007

Increase The Efficiency Of Your Computer With Additional Computer Memory

Though it is hard to believe, memory is a part of computer that is the easiest to install. But just like all other computer parts one needs to maintain absolute care to make sure nothing goes wrong. The first step naturally is to buy the computer memory that you want to install on your system.
Figure out the type of memory that is required for your computer such as DDR, DDR, SD etc. First of all, switch off the computer, if it is on. Take out all accessories from the various connection ports attached to the computer. Place the cabinet on a working surface to begin. Open the screws of the computer case. Before doing this, the most important thing is to ground yourself first of all. Wear shoes so that there is no chance of getting a shock when you touch the computer. Remove the cover of the cabinet. You will see a number of empty slots for installing a memory in place. Note the number of empty slots, as the next time you need to install a memory you would how many slots are left. Gently place the memory into the slot and press it; it would snap into place. However, take care not to force it into the slot. If does not snap in conveniently, you might be installing the wrong kind of memory. Take a note of the markings in the slot and get the right type of memory that your computer would be compatible with. Once you get the right one, repeat the procedure as above.
Now that your computer memory has been installed, take some time and dust out your system. Place back the case cover, but do no put up the screws immediately. Reattach the monitor and other accessories, and boot the computer. To test if the computer memory has been installed correctly or not, Go to start, then to Control Panel. Click on system, then under the General tab you will see the option Computer Information. Clicking on this option will display the configuration of the memory installed on your computer. Congratulations! Now your computer will be running much faster than before.
In order to test your computer memory, try using some game that normally slowed down your computer. Besides this, you can try running several programs at a time. Notice how many programs you can run, before it slows down your computer. Buying a memory is not too expensive, so you can easily buy more and install in the same way.
Computer memory is available in various sizes such as 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and more. Install as higher memory as possible and affordable by you, as this will also give you more free slots. So increase the memory, speed as well as efficiency of your computer system by installing the computer memory in the right way.
By: Victor Epand
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