Spending more time staring at your computer screen waiting for programs to load than actually using them? Having nightmares about that irritating hourglass cursor? If your laptop’s speed or performance just isn’t up to snuff anymore, it might be time to consider a RAM upgrade.
Determine exactly what kind of RAM your laptop needs and how many open slots you've got, if any. There's a few ways to do this: you can consult the laptop manual, open up the laptop and have a look, or perhaps the easiest way is to run some software on your system that will tell you your current RAM information and what your total capacity and configuration is (see Resources below).
Prepare to install your RAM once you have it in your hands. First, disconnect your laptop's power cable, and then remove the battery and ground yourself to discharge any static buildup.
Press the new chip into the slot and lock into place, following the included instructions. Never force the chip.