- Step 1: Determine type of DDR Determine whether your system requires DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory.
- TIP: Newer, faster computers will generally need DDR3 memory while older computers may require DDR or DDR2.
- Step 2: 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.
- TIP: If you add more memory, make sure it matches your current memory or you could damage your computer.
- Step 3: Check online Use your computer manufacturer's name and your computer's model number to check online for compatible DDR memory.
- Step 4: 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.
- Step 5: Find a technician Find a technician to answer any questions, help narrow your search, and install the memory properly.
- FACT: Researchers have found that the mere anticipation of a fearful situation can activate two memory-forming regions of the brain -- even before the event has occurred.
You Will Need
- Computer's manufacturer
- Computer's model number
- Internet access