If your notebook computer is running sluggishly, adding more RAM is one of the best ways to speed up its performance. Adding more memory to a notebook computer will help it to boot up more quickly and that extra memory will also make your programs run more smoothly. Adding RAM to a notebook is not that much more difficult than adding memory to a desktop, but it is important to have the right tools on hand.
Turn off your notebook and unplug it from the AC power. Turn the notebook over, locate the battery release lever and pull the battery out of the unit.
Locate the screw covering the memory compartment and use your screwdriver to remove it. Depending on your notebook, you may need a small flat-head or Phillips-head screwdriver, so be sure to have both on hand.
Place the screw in a butter container, cup or other receptacle, then remove the cover from the memory compartment.
Slide the new memory module into the compartment and snap it into place. Make sure that the retaining clips are holding the memory securely.
Replace the memory compartment cover and screw the cover back on. Slide the battery back into its slot, connect the AC power and turn your notebook on.
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