Random access memory (RAM) is a form of data storage that allows the information interchange between processor and running applications. RAM is manufactured as memory modules (chips) and installed in special memory sockets on a motherboard. Your computer's memory plays a crucial role in the system performance, and removing the memory modules is necessary for memory upgrades.
Things You'll Need
In Windows Vista, click "Start" and select "Shut Down" to turn the computer off.
Use a screwdriver to open the side panel of the computer case. Locate the memory modules installed on the motherboard.
Using your index fingers, simultaneously press the retaining clips of the first memory socket outward to release the memory module. Then take the memory module out.
Repeat Step 3 for the other memory modules.
- "Building a PC in Easy Steps"; S. Yarnold; 2007.
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