Do you have an old laptop that’s become sluggish and slow? Are you tired of having your in-game experience ruined by terrible performance-related issues? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can fix a lot of these issues by simply upgrading your RAM. Random Access Memory (RAM) helps store data that needs to be readily available for various programs to run. If you’re playing demanding games on an older laptop or using programs that take up a lot of memory, then chances are your laptop will perform poorly. While most of the processing power is handled by your laptop’s. graphics card, the amount of RAM you have will also help boost your overall performance. However, graphics cards can be expensive, and your performance issues could be fixed by simply upgrading your RAM. This guide will show you how you can increase your laptop’s speed with the HyperX Impact DDR4 and DDR3 memory cards.
When do you need to upgrade your laptop’s RAM?
If your laptop is struggling to load programs and becomes unresponsive during crucial gaming sessions, then chances are it’s time to upgrade your RAM. Computer RAM allows you to run data-intensive applications with ease and increases your laptop’s multitasking capabilities. Running multiple programs at once often leads to performance-related problems, as every application you’re running demands various amounts of memory. So; if you love to game, browse the web, stream, and host online calls all at the same time, you’ll need to ensure you have enough RAM to handle the load. Thankfully, you don’t need to throw out your old laptop just yet as you can overcome poor performance by installing the HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 Impact memory.
However, before you go buying new RAM it’s important to check whether your laptop supports further memory installation. You can check how much memory your laptop is using by opening Windows Task Manager. To do this, simply right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), and then click on the Performance tab to see how much memory is currently being used. The performance tab will also indicate how many physical memory slots are available, so make sure you have the required slots before purchasing new RAM.
How to install HyperX DDR4 and DDR3 Impact Memory?
You don’t need to be a technical wizard to install DDR4 and DDR3 memory – in fact, you only need a screwdriver and a couple of minutes. Simply unplug your laptop’s battery and unscrew the backplate to gain access to your RAM. To take out your laptop’s current RAM, you’ll need to unclip the pins on both sides of the card. If done correctly, your old RAM should flip up. Take the old memory out and put in your new HyperX DDR4/DDR3 Impact in the empty slots. Push down until you hear a click and then proceed to place the laptop backplate and battery back into their original position.
Why choose the HyperX Impact DDR4 and DDR3 memory?
DDR4 is the latest step forward for synchronous DRAM which is the memory technology found in current-gen game consoles and desktop/notebook computers. As far as the technological differences DDR4 offers faster speeds, reduced power consumption, increased memory capacity, improved reliability, and is pre-optimized to work seamlessly with the latest Intel motherboards. As a result, the Impact DDR4 allows you to stay at the top of your game whether you’re editing, streaming, capturing footage, or just beating your opponents in the virtual world. The Plug N Play functionality of the HyperX Impact automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published, up to 3200MHz1, supporting Intel and AMD’s latest CPU technologies. The Impact DDR4 is XMP-ready and comes in capacities of up to 64GB, so simply slot in the sleek black PCB into your laptop for a hassle-free boost.
The HyperX Impact DDR3 may not be as powerful as the HyperX Impact DDR4, but it can still overclock up to 2133MHz with no adjustment to system BIOS settings. If you have an older model laptop that can’t run DDR4, then the Impact DDR3 will still give you a significant boost to your performance at a fraction of the price. Your system will run cooler, quieter and more efficiently; giving you the reliability you need when working and playing. HyperX has carefully designed both the Impact DDR4 and DDR3 with speed in mind, so give your old laptop a new lease of life before splurging on that next big upgrade.