How to Install and Upgrade Laptop RAM

Is your computer taking too long to respond? Memory upgrade is the simplest and most effective approach to enhance your computer’s performance without purchasing a new computer.

It is simple to upgrade laptop RAM.

Adding or upgrading RAM in a laptop requires no computer knowledge and only a screwdriver. First, decide how much memory you want to add.

Another way to boost performance is to replace your hard drive with a solid state drive.

Compatibility is essential

Laptops are built with specific RAM requirements; the number of modules, module configuration, memory technology, and storage space are all unique to each laptop. Because each laptop is unique, you must know what works with your system. The Crucial® AdvisorTM and System Scanner programs search a compatibility database of over 100,000 systems in less than 60 seconds to give guaranteed-compatible upgrades.

How to install memory in your laptop

Increasing memory speeds up your computer, improves system responsiveness, and makes multitasking easier. Installation is a simple process that takes only 10 steps, and the results are immediate.


  • Static electricity might harm your system’s components. Touch any of the unpainted metal surfaces on your computer’s frame or wear an ESD wrist strap before touching or handling internal components to safeguard your system’s components from static damage throughout the installation process. Either way will safely discharge static energy that your body naturally produces.

Upgrade Laptop RAM

  • Avoid touching the gold pins or components of your memory module to safeguard it (chips). It is preferable to grasp the module by the top or side edges.

RAM (memory) expansion for a laptop

Memory installation takes only a few minutes, so there’s no need to rush. Work at your own pace and refer to this tutorial or the video as needed!
  1. Gather your supplies. Clear your installation area and ensure that you are operating in a static-free environment. Remove any plastic bags or papers from your workspace to accomplish this. You’ll also need the following items:
  • Your notebook computer
  • Crucial® notebook memory
  • Screwdriver
  • Owner’s guide

2. Turn off your laptop PC. Because your files, documents, and data reside on your storage drive rather than your random access memory, upgrading RAM has no effect on them.

3. Unplug the power cable.

4. Take out the battery. Specific instructions can be found in your owner’s handbook. You do not need to do this if your laptop does not have a replaceable battery.

5. For 5 seconds, hold down the power button. This removes any remaining electricity from the system. There’s no need to hold down the power button if your battery isn’t replaceable.

6. Open the file. Consult the owner’s manual for details on how to open your individual system. You may also use your phone to take images of where wires or screws are attached to make it easier to reassemble.

7. Center yourself. Touch an unpainted metal surface – this is an extra safety that prevents static harm to your memory and components during the installation procedure.

8. Existing memory modules should be removed. To release the module, pull the side clips away from it. Then remove the RAM modules from the slots.

9. Install critical memory. Align the notches on the module with the ridge in the slot while holding the modules along the edges, then apply even pressure and firmly press the module in. Typically, 30 pounds of pressure is required to fully attach the module.

10. Reinstall the battery and close the laptop case.

Your memory has been successfully installed! Start your computer and enjoy a more responsive machine that is now better suited to run memory-intensive applications.

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