How to Upgrade Your PC With RAM

Learn how you can upgrade your slow computer with RAM created for PC gaming.

Performance is king when playing games on PC and you’ll need a decent rig if you want to be at the top of your game. Running demanding video games and intensive programs can put a lot of strain on your systems, especially when using them all at once. If you’ve noticed a sudden drop in your computer’s performance, then you may be tempted to splash out the big bucks on a new rig. However, before you go raiding your piggy bank, it may be worth checking to see if your slowdown issues can be fixed by increasing your system’s RAM. These days, most of the processing power is handled by your PC’s graphics card, but the amount of RAM you have will still determine the number of tasks your computer can perform before grinding to a halt. Random Access Memory (RAM) helps store data that needs to be readily available for various programs to run, so if you’re seeing spikes in performance, then it may be time to boost your PC’s RAM with HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 memory.

When do you need to upgrade your PC’s RAM?

If your PC is struggling to load programs and becomes unresponsive during crucial gaming sessions, then chances are it’s time to upgrade your RAM. Computer RAM allows you to run data-intensive applications with ease and increases your PC’s multitasking capabilities. Running multiple programs can lead to performance-related problems as every application you’re running demands various amounts of memory. So if you love to game, browse the web, stream, and host online calls all at the same time, you’ll need to ensure you have enough RAM to handle the load. Thankfully, you don’t need to throw out your current rig just yet as you can overcome sluggish performance by installing HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 memory.

Be sure to check how much memory your PC is using by opening Windows Task Manager. To do this, simply right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), and then click on the Performance tab to see how much memory is currently being used. The performance tab will also indicate how many physical memory slots are available, so make sure you have the required slots before purchasing any new RAM.

How to install HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 memory?

Installing HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 Memory
Installing HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 Memory

Thankfully, installing new RAM into your rig is incredibly easy and you’ll only need to set aside a few minutes of your time. Before installing, check your motherboard’s manual to find out the optimal sockets for 2x or 4x module installation. Once done, turn off your PC and unplug the power cord, then locate the memory slots on the motherboard. Unclip the old RAM and remove it, carefully placing it to one side. Now, take your DDR4/DDR3 memory module and align the notches with the slot on the board. Insert the HyperX DDR4/DDR3 memory into the socket and press down firmly until you hear it click into place. Once you’ve secured everything, simply turn on your PC and enjoy the increased performance from HyperX DDR4/DDR3 memory.

Why choose HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 memory?

HyperX prides itself in delivering fast, reliable DDR4/DDR3 memory at an affordable price. All of our memory modules offer faster speeds, reduced power consumption, increased memory capacity, improved reliability, and are pre-optimized to work seamlessly with the latest Intel motherboards. You shouldn’t have to spend thousands on upgrades and our DDR4 RAM gives system’s the boost they need to maintain peak performance, while older PC’s can be brought up to speed with our DDR3 modules. HyperX believes things should be simple and that’s why many of our DDR4/DDR3 modules come packed with our staple Plug N Play functionality, allowing you to overclock to the highest frequencies without fiddling around with the system BIOS settings. If your PC is struggling to keep up with all your working and gaming demands, then HyperX’s reliable RAM modules will give it performance boost it needs.

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