Can I Upgrade My Computer RAM Size From 1GB to 2GB, 4GB or More?

Are you curious to knowing if you can upgrade your computer’s RAM size? This post will answer satisfy that curiosity with some life facts.

Hello, its been quite a very long time since we posted anything related to computer in terms of tutorials. All we’ve been doing all these while are tutorials and information related to mobile devices.

We have actually been chipping in some computer terms but none like this post in a long while now. Maybe it’s as a result of the fact that Mobile devices are taking the lead in the world of technology.

Today, we’d like to solve a puzzle which has got to do with RAM Size on our computer. For android mobile users, you should have an idea as to what RAM means and its functionality.

Well, its got everything to do with how fast a device operates. A 512MB RAM can’t be as fast as a 1GB RAM neither can multitasking be better on a 512MB RAM compared to a 1GB RAM device. Having said that, you should have a clear idea of what this entails, right?

Can A Computer RAM Size Be Upgraded?

Now, the main puzzle today is regarding RAM. Judging from the post title, we are looking at whether or not, a computer RAM Size can be upgraded.

The simple answer is YES! However, it depends on the computer processor. For a computer which comes with 1GB RAM, there are chances it can be upgraded to 2GB.

However, anything above 2GB RAM may not work on that computer. Now, you may ask me how i knew about this or how sure i am based on this. Well, i actually did it.

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My laptop used to run on a 1GB RAM and based on that, the system seem to be laggy most times even when I’m just using Firefox Browser.

I cannot multitask too well because of the RAM size. Running more than 3 programs at a time would leave the system hanging and i would have to force turn it off without shutting down first.

Today, i decided to do some experiment and decided to upgrade the RAM to 2GB or more.

Since the computer came with 2 pairs of 512MB size which equals to 1GB, i decided to use 2GB on one slot and 512MB on the second slot. However, that didn’t work.

Secondly, i tried using 2GB RAM on both RAM Slots with should equal to 4GB but that didn’t work either. Since getting a direct 4GB RAM was scarce, i had no choice than to settle for 2GB on one slot leaving the second slot empty and that worked fine.

So far, i haven’t faced any lagging on the computer since using 2GB RAM. I love speed and based on that, i wouldn’t mind implementing a 4GB RAM size on the computer when i have the chance and resources to experiment again.

How Do I Check My Computer Current RAM Size?

If you’d like to see the current RAM Size your computer is running on, simply go to the desktop screen of your laptop. Look for the Computer icon on your desktop screen.

If running windows 10, it’s called My PC.

Right click on it and click on Properties. You should see what RAM Size (Installed Memory) your computer is running on.

As earlier stated, if your computer comes with a 1GB RAM Memory, there are chances it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. However, i cannot ascertain whether or not, same computer can be upgraded to 4GB since it didn’t work for me.

For those whose computer comes with 2GB RAM Memory size, there are chances it can be upgraded to 4GB which means more speed.

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Samuel Adeniyi

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 馃槈


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  • Well, as for this question, I think it should baffle only those who ain’t that tech savvy. I think the real question here should be ‘can the RAM of a phone be upgraded?’

    As for the RAMs that didn’t work, did you confirm if both RAMs are working fine and not just one of them which is inside your PC? Also, did you check if both RAM slots are okay by interchanging the RAM into both slots?

    • Well, i am looking at the phone issue. So far, i don’t think that can be done by someone like me. Concerning the PC RAM, i did all of that but all to no avail. Guess, its the best my laptop processor can take. Although you re a better engineer at that. *Smiles…….

  • Hi Samuel !
    Thank you for sharing a great idea to upgrade computer RAM Size. It is really helpful me to carry on knowledge. I would like to appreciate for your best shearing.

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