Memory chips, also called random access memory, or RAM, are one of the easiest components to install into a computer system. Though having a computer technician install them has its own advantages, computer chip installation is something you can also do at home.
Memory chips were originally installed by scientists in colleges and research laboratories. When computers were first developed, every system was proprietary and required unique system knowledge to perform computer alterations.
Owner installation means you buy the proper memory and install it into a form factor memory slot. Technician installation means a trained technician installs memory in an electrostatic safe environment with hardware testing equipment to ensure proper install and operation.
Consumer level memory upgrades are a great for your budget as they are simple and relatively risk-free. However, a technician helps if you're afraid of damaging your computer, or simply want working equipment upgraded correctly without any hands-on work.
Though a technician trains to properly install memory, you can easily perform the installation. To ensure the installation is successful, take the computer to an electronics store to test the memory for a much lower cost than full installation.
All internal hardware components are sensitive to electrostatic shock. Before performing any internal upgrade on a computer make sure you discharge any electrostatic build up by touching a metal area on the computer's casing.
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