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Kingston Computer RAM

RAM, or Random Access Memory, such as the kind offered by Kingston, is one of the easiest and quickest ways to improve your computer's performance or memory issues, whether it's notebook memory, PC, or an Apple Mac. Kingston Computer RAM is hardware that is quick to install and comes in a variety of forms and speeds, such as DDR2, DDR3, and DDR3 1600. You should notice an upgrade to the speed of your devices almost instantly once proper drivers are updated.

How does Kingston RAM speed up your computer?

RAM is a type of memory for your PC or laptop but it is not the only type. It can be considered the short-term memory of your device's CPU, whereas long-term data is stored elsewhere and used differently. Standard cards typically only hold half of the necessary data your notebook processes, so installing Kingston RAM like DDR3 to add to your existing cards will provide your drives with a boost and extra processing power. Adding extra Kingston DDR3 or other RAM lets your computer process more operations at a faster rate, and you'll notice these upgrades in many ways, from faster loading of web pages to faster modifications on files.

How do you check your current RAM capacity?

If you want to check how much you are currently working with before adding more, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your computer's Start menu.
  2. Type 'dxdiag' and press Enter.
  3. In the window that appears, go to the 'System' tab on the DirectX tool.
  4. Near the bottom, usually between 'Processor' and 'Page File,' you will see how much you currently have.
How do you install additional Kingston RAM?

One of the benefits of Kingston is that it is fairly easy for most users to install on their own. If you've decided on the type and amount of memory you need, just follow these steps for a successful install process.

  • Be sure to completely shut off the computer and unplug any cables and external hardware.
  • Open the side of the computer's casing or back of the notebook so that you can see the motherboard. You'll notice some slots--usually two or four--next to the heat sink on top of the motherboard.
  • If your new RAM is a different type from your current variety, open the plastic clips housing your old RAM and pull the modules out. It's okay to mix brands like Kingston with others, but not different types, such as DDR2 with DDR3.
  • If you are not filling all available Kingston slots on your device, check the manual first. There are certain slots your computer prefers over others, and installing RAM from Kingston in the wrong ones could result in performance issues.
  • Now you can install the new RAM, but first, make sure the module is correctly oriented. There will be a notch in the bottom of the stick that should align with the memory slot. Press the memory gently but firmly into place and lock it in with the plastic clips.
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