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You need to upgrade the memory in one of your company’s computers. Which of these would be the best way to start the upgrade process?

A) Find any memory modules that will fit into the motherboard memory slots

B) Run a memory diagnostic on the existing memory modules

C) Determine the motherboard model

D) Delete any temporary files and uninstall unused applications

E) Why aren’t you using this opportunity to ask for a new computer?

The answer: C) Determine the motherboard and/or system model

Memory modules are not all made with the same specifications. Before upgrading a motherboard, you’ll need to determine the exact requirements for RAM, and the best way to determine those requirements is to find out what motherboard or computer system you are using. The computer or motherboard manufacturer will have detailed memory specifications, and many online memory sites can provide a memory reference library for nearly every motherboard known to man.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Memory.”

Selecting and installing the main memory of a PC isn’t the simplest of tasks. In this video, you’ll learn how to determine memory specifications, how to install memory modules onto the motherboard, and how to determine if the RAM is properly recognized by the system.