Updating my laptops ram
Most recent-era laptops take DDR3 RAM that's PC3-12800 speed and either 1.5 or 1.35 volts.Looking through RAM listings, you may also see specs that indicate whether it’s ECC or non-ECC and buffered or unbuffered.If there's one available, check the hardware maintenance manual (aka, service manual) to find what you need to do to access the components.To locate the service manual, navigate to the support page for your specific laptop model on the manufacturer's website (e.g., lenovo.com, dell.com, hp.com).Look for downloadable manuals, and select the service or hardware guide, not the general instructions.The maintenance manual should tell you how to open the laptop and replace these parts.In most cases, you can get to the laptop's innards by removing some screws and either opening an upgrade panel or removing the entire bottom surface.If the manual tells you that the memory or storage drive you want to remove are soldered onto the motherboard, you can't upgrade.
When buying RAM, find out if it's DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4 type, along with its voltage and speed.Typically, there are three things you can upgrade on a laptop: the RAM memory, the hard drive, and the video/sound cards.This articles describes the general steps you'll need to take to upgrade a laptop, but if you get stuck, you'll want to check with your computer manufacturer's documentation.At you can easily research and compare available certified pre-owned programs by manufacturer.
Don't forget to see our tips and advice articles for helpful information on buying, selling or leasing used cars.Forget about swapping out the CPU, the graphics chip or display. Choose the correct product line (ex: Think Pad T Series). Pick the specific model of your laptop (ex: Think Pad T450s). Click "find upgrade." The Advisor will then tell you what type of RAM your system takes and what type of SSDs it can handle.