Where is the RAM Location in Your Computer?
Motherboard manufacturers try to make it easy to find the RAM location in your computer and to install the RAM by coloring the RAM slots differently for different channels.
RAM (Random Access Memory) It acts as a short-term memory much like the human brain to store a wealth of information. The RAM is accessible through the CPU which stands for Central Processing Unit. This short-term memory disappears when the computer is turned off. If you’re working on a document, spreadsheet, or other type of file, you’ll need to save it to avoid losing it.
When you save a file, the data is written to the hard drive, which acts as long-term storage. ROM chips along with BIOS (computer boot firmware) allows the RAM information to be retrievable when the computer is rebooted.
Why is RAM Important
How Does it Work?
Types of RAM
RAM location in Your Computer
In a laptop, the RAM boards will be in the insides. Usually, you will find RAM location in the back of the laptop, accessible by only removing a few screws. However, sometimes the RAM boards are integrated within the motherboard which means that RAM is not replaceable or upgradeable (e.g. newer MacBooks, X1 Carbon laptops).
The RAM slots are adjacent to the CPU socket. In your desktop computer, look for the big heat sink at the top of the motherboard, and you’ll see either two or four memory slots next to it and this is where your RAM location is.
A quick look inside the computer will tell you how many RAM sticks you have already. The RAM stick(s) will have a label giving you appropriate information about the size, speed, manufacturer and possibly some warranty information.
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