More on fitting RAM modules



September 13th, 2005

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece of fitting RAM modules. I just want to pick up on that post with this one and cover something that many people seem to find difficult - and that's knowing how to orient the RAM module in the RAM bank properly.

A RAM upgrade is the single most effective upgrade you can do to a PC - the overall performance gains from adding more RAM are much better than the gains from upgrading anything else (even a CPU, unless you upgrade the motherboard too, which also usually means upgrading the RAM).

This is actually quite easy once you know what you are looking for - and what you are looking for is the is a notch on the connector edge of the RAM module. If you take a close look at the RAM bank itself you will see that this notch fits into a key in the bank itself. So all you need to do to fit the RAM module is line up the notch with the key in the bank and you know you have the module oriented the right way and no guesswork is needed!

Notch on RAM module

No matter how much RAM your PC has, it can always do with more (that is, until you hit the limit for the motherboard at least!).

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2 Responses to “More on fitting RAM modules”

  1. Exactly what it says on the tin… » Blog Archive » Eight excellent PC upgrade ideas Says:

    [...] Without a doubt one of the best performance related upgrades that you can carry out on your PC. It is also one of the simplest upgrades that you can carry out. Memory vendors such as Crucial and Kingston make choosing the right memory for your system, and once you have the memory ready, fitting it is dead easy. [...]

  2. SaChrOn3’s Page IT COMPUTER » Blog Archive » Eight excellent PC upgrade ideas Says:

    [...] Adding more RAM is, without a doubt, one of the best performance-related upgrades that you can carry out on your PC. It is also one of the simplest upgrades that you can undertake. Memory vendors such as Crucial and Kingston make choosing the right memory for your system, and once you have the memory ready, fitting it is dead easy. [...]