RAM may be installed in the motherboard before the motherboard is secured in the computer case. Before installation, consult the motherboard documentation or website of the motherboard manufacturer to ensure that the RAM is compatible with the motherboard.

RAM provides fast, temporary data storage for the CPU while the computer is operating. RAM is volatile memory, which means that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off. Typically, more RAM enhances computer performance.

To install RAM, follow these steps:

Step 1. Align the notches on the RAM module to the keys in the slot and press down until the side tabs click into place.

Step 2. Make sure that the side tabs have locked the RAM module.

Step 3. Visually check for exposed contacts.

Repeat these steps for additional RAM modules.