Upgrading the memory, or random access memory (RAM), in a notebook is a quick and easy way to boost performance and give an older notebook a little more life. And it’s a pretty simple process, to boot.
One of the main benefits of upgrading the memory in a notebook is that it enables the operating system and other programs to quickly access the information they need, allowing them to launch faster and run smoother. Multitasking multiple programs also taxes the system a bit less. RAM comes in different sizes, but usually in gigabytes, and every computer has a limit as to how much memory it can actually utilize.
Replacing or upgrading memory doesn’t have to be difficult, and most people can get the job done with a few simple tools. The big caveat here is that it is not difficult if the notebook supports user upgrades and provides access to the innards. Many Ultrabooks and MacBook Air models do not, and that’s something to keep in mind the next time you are in the market for a device.
Head over to NotebookReview for step-by-step instructions on how to replace or upgrade the RAM in a notebook.