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Upgrading Memory- It’s not Rocket Science. It’s Brain Surgery

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My laptop has had problems rendering videos or general graphics work, and while the Snail Tales Project could be made using portable apps, long term it’s just not a viable solution.

So out of interest I went to Mr Memory and got some stats up on my laptop. Apparently it can have up to 2 gig of RAM in 2 ram cards. Well some more RAM should help speed things up a little,  so I checked to see how much ram I had in and it turns out I had 512mb

OK, so how much would it cost me to upgrade my ram to 2 gig with 2 1 gig cards? £16

Having got the memory type from Mr Memory, I did a quick search on Amazon and found 2 matched cards for £16 . I ordered them and they arrived the other week.

The other night was a quiet night, Miss Vicki was out, so having the house to myself, I decided to do the upgrade

First thing I did was to  just make sure how much memory I had.

sudo lshw -C memory

before

It told me that 512M Ram was installed. so then I powered down the laptop, whipped the battery out and prepped the patient for Surgery

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I located the panel with the RAM in and opened it.pulling the pins back the board leapt up at a 45 degree angle, I was able to remove the board and place in 2 new RAM boards before re securing the panel and powering it up again.

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it powered up OK and once it reached the desktop I checked the RAM yet again:

after

ITS ALIVE!!!! MUHAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA!


NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN STOP ME NOW!!!!!

 

 

 

One Response to “Upgrading Memory- It’s not Rocket Science. It’s Brain Surgery”

  1. Craig Guest says:

    It’s all fine if you’re not the clumsy sort… but combined with meat-hook sized hands it can be a recipe for some bent RAM clips.



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