Learning how to install ram is probably the fastest and
easiest step in building a computer. The longest part of this
step is usually finding the motherboard manual if you are putting in
more than 1 stick of RAM to make sure you are running your RAM in
The current standard for RAM is DDR RAM, keep in mind, DDR RAM
is not backward compatible. If you have DDR2 RAM, it will not
work in any other system other than a DDR2 system, and so on.
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Make sure you run your RAM in multiple channels to get the most
performance out of your computer system. To do this simply
install RAM in the order suggested by your motherboard manual.
RAM Installation Video
- Look at the motherboard and locate the memory slots. On
this board, according to the motherboard manual, the color coding
indicates which memory runs on that channel. Yellow is the
first, black is the second channel.
- Line up
the notches to make sure you don't have the stick
backwards. To install, push the memory into the
slot. The two white tabs on either end will snap in holding
the memory in place when it is completely seated. You will
need to press firmly to set the memory.