It's also possible that the system just can't recognize more than a certain amount of memory and you could already be at the max.To find out whether you can upgrade your RAM, try Crucial's Memory Advisor tool.We show you start to finish how to replace memory modules in a notebook computer in this guide.Computer Memory: the Basics A computer’s Random Access Memory (RAM) is a computer’s short-term memory.
If your computer doesn't have enough physical memory, it starts swapping data to your hard drive or SSD, which is infinitely slower than even the slowest RAM chip.
You'll also see how many physical memory slots are in use and, thus, how many are available for adding more memory.
You'll get an even more detailed view by clicking on the "Open Resource Monitor" option at the bottom of the Task Manager window and navigating to the Memory tab.
Use even pressure with your fingers at the top of the modules to push them into place.
When you hear a click and feel a DIMM snap into place, firmly push the module back until it is installed flat and level, with the clips holding it securely. Power up your laptop and head back to the System Information window or Task Manager to verify your new memory has been added.
To remove the memory module, push apart the clips holding it in place. Then, holding the memory module by its edges--without touching the gold connectors at the bottom, lift the module out.