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How do I choose the right RAM?

If you want to make your computer or laptop faster, then installing extra working memory is a good start. By placing more RAM memory in your computer, you can open multiple programs at the same time. The internal memory you use for this is available in different types and sizes. Below we explain which kind of ram memory you need for a laptop, desktop or mac computer.

What memory do I need for a computer that I build myself?

What memory do I need for a computer that I build myself?

If you put your own computer together, you have to take into account that the ram memory exactly matches that which your motherboard can handle. So look in the specifications of your motherboard what the type of memory is and what the maximum speed of the memory is. For example, if your motherboard can handle DDR4 with a speed of 3200 MHz, your system will work the fastest if you also use this memory.

What kind of internal memory do I need to upgrade my desktop?

What kind of internal memory do I need to upgrade my desktop?

Do you want to make a desktop computer with Windows or Linux faster by adding ram? First check what memory is currently installed in your PC. In Windows you do this by going to task management and clicking on 'performance'. Here you can find whether DDR3 or DDR4 memory is installed and how fast that memory is. In Linux this is a bit more difficult, here you execute the command 'dmidecode --type 17' in the terminal.

Then choose the memory that corresponds in terms of type and speed. If you find DDR3 memory with a speed of 1600 MHz, you have to match new memory for the best performance. How much space you have in your computer to add more internal memory, can only be retrieved by opening the case.

What ram memory do I need to upgrade my laptop?

What ram memory do I need to upgrade my laptop?

In a laptop you place SODIMM memory modules. This working memory is smaller than the ram modules that you install in a desktop computer. Here, too, you can find the memory that is currently installed via task management in Windows and in Linux by executing the command "dmidecode --type 17".

Also the memory for your laptop must match the memory that now is in your computer. For example, you buy DDR4 SODIMM memory at a speed of 2133 MHz if it is now installed in your laptop. Checking how much space is left in your laptop can be difficult. Also remember that the difficulty of replacing memory in your laptop can vary greatly between different types and brands.

What type of working memory do I upgrade my iMac?

What type of working memory do I upgrade my iMac?

Although an iMac is a desktop computer, you insert SODIMM memory modules. Just like in a laptop, these modules are smaller than the memory in a regular desktop computer. By clicking on the top left of the Apple logo and then going to 'About this Mac' you will find the memory that is currently installed.

Coolblue offers memory that is optimized for use in Apple computers. Here you select the correct type and the correct speed of the ram memory so you can be sure that the upgrade works in your system. For example, you place DDR3L memory at a speed of 2133 MHz if your Mac indicates this. If you put another memory, your iMac will not boot.

What kind of RAM memory do I need to upgrade my Macbook?

What kind of RAM memory do I need to upgrade my Macbook?

Just like a Windows laptop, a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro uses SODIMM memory modules. You find out what memory is currently installed by clicking on the top left of the Apple logo and then going to 'About this Mac'.

Coolblue offers memory that is optimized for use in Macbooks. Here you select the correct type and the correct speed of the ram memory so you can be sure that the upgrade works in your system. For example, you place DDR3L memory with a speed of 1600 MHz if your Mac indicates this. Other memory will not work.

How much memory can I install as much as possible?

The maximum amount of memory you install depends on several factors. For example your motherboard or limits in the type of memory you use. For example, DDR3 and DDR3L memory is always limited to 16 GB. Your operating system can also throw a spanner in the works. For example, in a computer with Windows 7 Home Basic, you can install a maximum of 8 GB of RAM and a maximum of 16 GB RAM in a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. In Windows 10, on the other hand, you can easily install 128 GB of internal memory even with the entry version.

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