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How to Upgrade Your Laptop with RAM

Do you have an old laptop that’s become sluggish and slow? Are you tired of having your in-game experience ruined by performance-related issues? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can fix a lot of these issues by simply upgrading your RAM. Random Access Memory (RAM) helps store data that needs to be readily available for various programs to run. If you’re playing demanding games on an older laptop or using programs that take up a lot of memory, then chances are your laptop will perform poorly. While most of the processing power is handled by your laptop’s graphics card, the amount of RAM you have will also help boost your overall performance. However, graphics cards can be expensive and your performance issues could be fixed by simply upgrading your RAM. This guide will show you how you can increase your laptop’s speed with Kingston FURY DDR4 memory.

When do you need to upgrade your laptop’s RAM?

If your laptop is struggling to load programs and becomes unresponsive during crucial gaming sessions, then chances are it’s time to upgrade your RAM. Computer RAM allows you to run data-intensive applications with ease and increases your laptop’s multitasking capabilities. Running multiple programs at once often leads to performance-related problems, as every application you’re running demands various amounts of memory. If you love to game, browse the web, stream, and host online calls all at the same time, you’ll need to ensure you have enough RAM to handle the load. Thankfully, you don’t need to throw out your old laptop just yet as you can overcome poor performance by installing the Kingston FURY DDR4 memory.

However, before you go buying new RAM it’s important to check whether your laptop supports further memory installation. You can check how much memory your laptop is using by opening Windows Task Manager. To do this, simply right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), and then click on the Performance tab to see how much memory is currently being used. The performance tab will also indicate how many physical memory slots are available, so make sure you have the required slots before purchasing new RAM.

How to install Kingston FURY DDR4 and DDR3 Memory?

You don’t need to be a technical wizard to install memory – in fact, you only need a screwdriver and a couple of minutes. Simply unplug your laptop’s battery and unscrew the backplate to gain access to your RAM. To take out your laptop’s current RAM, you’ll need to unclip the pins on both sides of the card. If done correctly, your old RAM should flip up. Take the old memory out and put in your new Kingston FURY DDR4 in the empty slots. Push down until you hear a click and then proceed to place the laptop backplate and battery back into their original position.

Kington FURY Impact DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules

Why choose the Kingston FURY DDR4 and DDR3 memory?

DDR4 is the latest step forward for synchronous DRAM which is the memory technology found in current-gen game consoles and desktop/notebook computers. DDR4 offers faster speeds, reduced power consumption, increased memory capacity, improved reliability, and is pre-optimized to work seamlessly with the latest Intel motherboards. As a result, DDR4 allows you to stay at the top of your game whether you’re editing, streaming, capturing footage, or just beating your opponents in the virtual world. The Plug N Play functionality of Kingston FURY memory automatically overclocks to the highest frequency to support Intel and AMD’s latest CPU technologies. For example, the Impact DDR4 is XMP-ready and comes in capacities of up to 64GB, so simply slot in the sleek black PCB into your laptop for a hassle-free boost.

The Kingston FURY Impact DDR3 may not be as powerful as the Impact DDR4, but it can still overclock up to 2133MHz with no adjustment to system BIOS settings. If you have an older model laptop that can’t run DDR4, then the Impact DDR3 will still give you a significant boost to your performance at a fraction of the price. Your system will run cooler, quieter and more efficiently; giving you the reliability you need when working and playing. Kingston has carefully designed Impact DDR4 with speed in mind, so give your old laptop a new lease on life before splurging on that next big upgrade.

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