Installing and Upgrading Memory

May 7, 2008


The process of installing or upgrading a computer system’s memory is easy to accomplish if you have the right procedures in place. In this video, we’ll walk you through every step of memory installation. You’ll learn how to select the correct memory modules, how to physically install the new memory, and how you can check your work after the installation is complete.

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  1. Emma Thomas says:

    I now have a much better understanding of memory.
    Thank you

  2. Samuel says:

    I heard there is a such thing as proprietary memory,that is needed to operate certain systems (emachines).Is this possible?

    P.S Thank you for the free lessons.I have learned a lot, and unlearned
    a lot of the inaccurate information i once believed to be true.

    • There are still a few systems out there that require specialized and/or proprietary memory, but those are few and far between. Most mainstream computer systems can use off-the-shelf RAM.

  3. Adam says:

    Hi I have been through all of the previous videos and its prompted me to work out some of my PCs memory and CPU throughputs and speeds. After watching your video about bus speeds and matching RAM and FSB speeds at 1:1 ratio I’m stuck. My CPU is a QX9650 running an FSB of 1333Mhz. I realise the FSB runs at 4x system clock so my system clock is 333Mhz. I have 4Gb PC28000 so that would be DDR2 1000 (Throughput / Bandwith) The memory clock speed of this would be 1000 / 4 so 250Mhz. If I wanted to buy 1:1 matched RAM I would theoretically need DDR2 1333 Ram but I don’t think this is available. Is it the memory clock that should match in a DDR2 platform or DDR2’s I/O bus speed which is twice the memory clock. If so this would mean I would need DDR2 667 which is available. Am I calculating something incorrectly or missunderstanding something? Sorry for the confussing question I hope it makes sense…..

    Thanks very much

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