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.
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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.
- Turn off and plug out your computer (before you open the unit make sure to ground yourself).
- 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.
- Locate the DIMM-modules. Release the Jumpers that are securing them, then pull the modules out.
- Now that the memory modules are out, plug the computer back in and turn it on. You should hear a series of bleeping sounds.
- 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.
- 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
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