An expanded article about adding more RAM slots to a motherboard:
RAM is the brain of your computer, and as such, it’s important to have as much of it as possible. A motherboard with multiple RAM slots can give you the ability to add more memory (and speed up your system) without having to upgrade your processor or graphics card.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how to add RAM to a motherboard, as well as give you some recommendations on what type of RAM to get.
If you want to add more RAM slots to your motherboard, the first thing you need to do is check your system’s specifications. Most motherboards come with at least two RAM slots, but some may have four or even six.
Once you know which slots are available on your board, find out what type of RAM each one supports.
The most common type of RAM is DDR3 memory, and most motherboards that supportRAM will also support DDR3. However, there are a few newer types of RAM that are also compatible with motherboards with additional RAM slots.
For example, DDR4 memory is now available on many motherboards, and there are even some boards that support DDR5 memory. If you plan on buying new RAM later on, be sure to check the compatibility list on the product page before making your purchase.
Now that we know what type of RAM is compatible with our motherboard and which slot it will fit in, it’s time to start shopping for a new memory module. There are a few things we need to take into account when selecting a module: size (the modules come in different sizes), speed (the higher the speed number, the faster the memory), voltage (some modules require more voltage than others), and compatibility (modules that are compatible with one particular motherboard may not be compatible with another).
Once we have selected our module and have determined its size and speed, it’s time to place it into our board’s compatible slot. To do this, first remove the protective plastic film that comes adhered to the module’s surface. Next, line up the notch in the module with the corresponding hole in the motherboard and press down until it clicks into place.
Be sure not to touch any of the wires connected to the module; doing so could damage them. Once everything is in place, replace the protective film and screw down the mounting bracket until it feels secure.