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You Will Need
- Computer's manufacturer
- Computer's model number
- Internet access
Determine type of DDR
Determine whether your system requires DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory.
Choose to add or upgrade
Choose to add more memory to your existing RAM or to remove your current memory and upgrade to something different.
Use your computer manufacturer's name and your computer's model number to check online for compatible DDR memory.
Decide on a brand
Decide on a brand of memory. Name brands cost more but generally have higher quality parts and are subject to more extensive testing.
Find a technician
Find a technician to answer any questions, help narrow your search, and install the memory properly.