How to Refresh Your Computer’s Memory

Is your computer sluggish when trying to surf the internet? Do you get an on-screen message that tells you that your computer is low on memory? If so, this is one of many solutions that you can undertake to help improve your system’s functionality.


All images by M.J Taylor

Inside every computer are memory modules they help you computer remember the things you have done. Some computers come with 1 or 2 modules. However, if your computer takes a long time to open a program after selecting it, then you need to refresh the memory. Here’s how to do it.


  1. Turn off and plug out your computer (before you open the unit make sure to ground yourself).
  2. Open the casing of the unit. Inside you will see the motherboard. This is filled with all the things necessary for the computer to work.
  3. Locate  the DIMM-modules. Release the Jumpers that are securing them, then pull the modules out. 
  4. Now that the memory modules are out, plug the computer back in and turn it on. You should hear a series of bleeping sounds.
  5. Once you’ve heard the bleeps, turn the computer back off and unplug it. Then re-insert the memory modules making sure the jumpers are fitted securely on them. Close the unit casing.
  6. Once again turn the unit back on as normal. Your computer should be running a lot more smoothly.

If you should experience sluggishness in future, then it would be a good idea to upgrade your memory. DIMM-module are 64bit wide and are available in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512. (512 x 2= 1GB). Also it’s worth cleaning out the cooling fan inside your computer. This can also improve PC performance. To find out more about this visit: How To Prevent Your Desktop PC From Overheating

Now that your pc is now running smoothly and efficiently as it should, how about giving your desktop a fresh new look using one of a selection of background wallpapers of your choice.

For more info, visit London Reconnected


Great Information!


Nice article – good important valuable stuff!



-Liane Schmidt.


Very informative. Good job.


hey that was realy helpful and informative!

Bozsi Rose

Good tips!


Thank you for this helpful tips! Fortunately, my computer still run smooth…

daved solomon

that was very helpful thanks so much

comments powered by Disqus