UPGRADE RAM IN YOUR LAPTOP TO BOOST YOUR LAPTOP'S PERFORMANCE

1. WHEN DO YOU NEED TO UPGRADE LAPTOP RAM?

The first thing you notice is that your laptop will slowdown or frequent crashes. You may suspect that your laptop is running out of ram. However, it is only after these problems persist that you can determine if there is a more significant hardware problem with your computer.

If you consistently experience a spinning hourglass icon or frequent freezing of the screen, especially when working with a high intensive software like photoshop or video rendering software or during gaming, it is an indication that you should consider adding more RAM to your laptop. If you are unsure why your laptop get the frequent hang or crash, you can send your laptop to Volta PC Upgrade & Repair for a FREE diagnostic (Whatsapp us to arrange)

2. IS MY LAPTOP RAM UPGRADABLE?

While many laptops can have their RAM upgraded, it’s important to note that there are certain laptop models that have limitations or restrictions when it comes to upgrading RAM. These limitations can include:

  1. Soldered-on RAM: Certain laptops, especially ultrabooks or slim models, have their RAM modules soldered directly onto the motherboard. While this design choice enhances portability and stability, it eliminates the option to upgrade or replace the RAM. Such laptops typically come with non-upgradeable or limited RAM configurations.

  2. RAM slot limitations: Laptops typically have a limited number of RAM slots available, and the number can vary from one model to another. Some laptops may have only one RAM slot, while others can have two or even four RAM slots.If all the RAM slots in your laptop are already occupied with existing RAM modules, you won’t be able to perform a RAM upgrade without removing the current modules. In such cases, you would need to replace the existing modules with higher capacity ones, if supported by your laptop. However, this will depend on the maximum supported RAM capacity specified by the laptop’s manufacturer. 

  3. Compatibility: Laptop motherboards have specific requirements for RAM modules, including supported frequencies, types, and capacities. It’s crucial to ensure that any desired RAM module meets these specifications in order for it to be compatible with the laptop. If you install a RAM module with a higher frequency than what the motherboard supports, it may either be incompatible or automatically downclocked to match the supported frequency. It’s crucial to identify the type of RAM ( DDR3, DDR4, or DDR5) supported by the motherboard before purchasing a new module. Different RAM types have different physical notches and electrical specifications, so they are not interchangeable.

  4. Proprietary designs: SCertain laptop manufacturers use proprietary designs or modules that aren’t compatible with standard RAM. These modules differ in dimensions, layouts, or requirements, hindering standard RAM upgrades. They ensure optimal compatibility and performance within specific laptop models. Consequently, market-available RAM may not fit these specialized slots. Upgrading such laptops often requires specific RAM from the manufacturer or authorized retailers, tailored to meet requirements. Research and verify upgrade options, consult documentation or support for compatible RAM and procedures.

  5. Manufacturer restrictions: Some laptop manufacturers enforce limitations on RAM upgrades using firmware or BIOS restrictions. These limitations can block the usage of certain RAM modules or restrict the maximum amount of RAM recognized by the system.

3. BENEFITS OF LAPTOP RAM UPGRADE

  • Better simultaneous operation of programs
  • Increased computer startup time
  • Efficient internet browsing
  • Improved Gaming & GUI performance
  • Increase data transfer speed
  • Increase processor speed and reduce CPU load

4. DOES RAM UPGRADE TO MY LAPTOP VOID THE WARRANTY?

Upgrading the RAM on a laptop has the potential to void the warranty if any components are accidentally damaged during the process. If your laptop is still under warranty, it is advisable to reach out to an authorized service center such as Volta PC Upgrade & Repair to handle the RAM upgrade for you. Our trained technicians has years of experience and they can minimize the risk of any accidental damage and also maintain the warranty coverage for your laptop.

Note: Be aware that upgrading the RAM on a laptop might void your warranty. If your laptop is still under warranty, it is best to consider contacting an authorized service center like Volta PC Upgrade & Repair to perform the laptop Ram upgrade for you.

5. HOW TO UPGRADE RAM ON A LAPTOP?

If you’re looking to upgrade the RAM on your laptop for better performance, here are a few steps you can follow:

  1. Determine the RAM specifications: Check your laptop’s manual or visit the website to find the supported RAM type, maximum capacity, and speed. Make sure you know the specific requirements to ensure compatibility.

  2. Check the current RAM configuration: Find out how many RAM slots are available and how many slots they are currently occupied. This information will help you understand how much and what type of laptop RAM you can upgrade.

  3. Purchase the compatible RAM: Once you know the specifications, purchase the correct RAM type from a reputable shop. Consider factors like brand reliability and warranty. If you are unsure, you can consider repair shop like Volta PC Upgrade & Repair to upgrade ram in your laptop for a piece of mind.

  4. Prepare for installation: Shut down your laptop and unplug the charger from the power source. Remove the laptop battery if it’s removable. Take necessary precautions to avoid static electricity, such as grounding yourself by touching a metal surface or using an anti-static wristband. This is important as you do not want to short circuit your motherboard during the laptop ram upgrade process.

  5. Install the new RAM: Locate the RAM slots on your laptop (usually on the underside or beneath a panel). Gently insert the new RAM at an angle, aligning the notches on the module with the slot, and then press it down firmly until it clicks into place. If you need to replace it with the exisiting ram, you will need to remove the existing ram first.

  6. Close up and test: Once the RAM is installed, reconnect the battery cable and close the laptop casing. Power on your laptop and it should recognize the new RAM automatically. To confirm the upgrade, you can check the system properties to reconfirm the capacity of the RAM.

Remember, while upgrading RAM can improve performance, it might not necessarily address all performance issues. Other factors like CPU, storage type, and software optimization can also impact overall system performance.

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TAI SENG BRANCH
298 Reviews

John Lee
John Lee
02:07 26 Mar 24
Chee W.X.
Chee W.X.
04:07 24 Mar 24
Upon clear communication via WhatsApp to clarify part’s arrival date and cost, I visited their Taiseng branch.They helped replacing my laptop’s bloated battery, noted that my laptop has stripped screws issue at the back panel, and yet they complete the repair super fast!! Communication is prompt and pricing is transparent, the staff is friendly and they clearly know their stuff and I would recommend anyone to use their services!read more
persley goh
persley goh
05:43 11 Mar 24
Pleasant experience, excellent and speedy service.
Rodney Wee
Rodney Wee
04:45 11 Mar 24
Customer service was fast, efficient and professional…keeping me informed of progress.
Nicole
Nicole
13:11 04 Mar 24
Good and affordable service!
Nur Hamizah Mimi
Nur Hamizah Mimi
09:57 04 Mar 24
Darren Chan Wai Hon
Darren Chan Wai Hon
21:27 03 Mar 24
I sent my laptop for repair on the mainboard on a Sunday morning. They mentioned that repair would take 10 – 14 working days for the repair of my laptop’s mainboard due to the availability of the spare parts. But I was surprised that they took around 3 days to complete the repair as well and they also notified me that my other parts laptop was deteriorating and recommended for replacement (depending individual). Overall, it is a very good experience and the repair is very satisfied which worth the cost of repair.read more
Ghazali
Ghazali
05:14 21 Feb 24
Amazing experience. Technician gave the best advice to repair according to budget. Surprisingly quicker than expected repair completed. Highly recommend. Excellent customer service. 10/10
dannie rubio
dannie rubio
14:59 19 Feb 24
Good service, reasonable amount for the repair. Responsive to customer.
Alvin Lim
Alvin Lim
08:53 06 Feb 24
Professional and genuine evaluation. Do go to them if you have any asus laptop problem.
ziyi loo
ziyi loo
11:02 30 Jan 24
did my screen repair in 2 hours. almost longer than my roundtrip. great service.
Kylin Hong Yu
Kylin Hong Yu
12:44 29 Jan 24
I think this is by far one of the best repair shop i’ve encountered. I went in for a fault diagnosis and they were able to pinpoint the defective part within 15mins.Handed over my laptop at 2pm+ and collected in the evening.Friendly chaps with a good service 👍read more
Eana Julianne De Leon
Eana Julianne De Leon
09:25 22 Jan 24
Service is Fast and Staff are very helpful
Kee Chye Leo
Kee Chye Leo
15:24 01 Jan 24
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Volta PC Upgrade and Repair Shop for some much-needed upgrades on my laptop, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of excellent.From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff at Volta are not only knowledgeable but also incredibly patient and attentive. They took the time to understand my needs and provided clear and concise explanations about what could be done to improve my laptop’s performance.The service efficiency at Volta is top-notch. They diagnosed the problems quickly and presented a range of options, considering both performance and budget. The upgrade process was smooth, and they kept me updated throughout, which I greatly appreciated.What really stood out to me was their honesty and transparency. At no point did I feel pressured into unnecessary upgrades or services. The team at Volta genuinely cares about their customers’ satisfaction and it shows in their work ethic and end results.When I received my laptop back, it was like a brand-new machine! The upgrades made a significant difference in performance. The turnaround time was also much quicker than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise.In conclusion, I highly recommend Volta PC Upgrade and Repair Shop for anyone in need of computer repairs or upgrades. Their exceptional customer service, efficiency, and expertise are what make them stand out in this field. A big thank you to the team at Volta for their outstanding service!read more
Victor Keng
Victor Keng
13:07 01 Jan 24
Young professionals passionate to help those with PC and laptop problems. Responsive and courteous.
Rafael Huab
Rafael Huab
08:28 18 Dec 23
Fast resolution..nothing to say but great service
Ailee Cat
Ailee Cat
04:00 17 Dec 23
Sent my laptop in for a battery replacement. I also arranged for delivery, and the delivery process was very fast. The repair was also very fast, and I managed to get my laptop back the evening of the day I sent it in for repair. The price was quite affordable too, highly recommend!read more
Stephen Bok
Stephen Bok
09:21 12 Dec 23
I would like to share my positive experience with the laptop repair service I received. The cost was reasonable, and they efficiently replaced 2 spare parts. The (WhatsApp) communications/suggestions were excellent throughout the process, making it a smooth and satisfying experience. Highly recommendedread more
胡志明ACM
胡志明ACM
06:18 09 Dec 23
Replacement of my laptop battery, fast service with worth warranty period with the amount pay; you may walk in for just enquire and the service man will “entertain” you politely.
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JURONG BRANCH
272 Reviews

Su Wai Hlaing
Su Wai Hlaing
14:40 08 Apr 24
Went in for a Lenovo screen change as a line was running across it and showing doubles whenever I scrolled. Service guy was friendly and fixed it in about an hour. Repair work is great. Charged $355. Screen is now clearer than ever. Would recommend.
Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee
10:51 02 Apr 24
The quotation, repair and payment process is fast. The support Ken is skillful in handling the laptop. It gave my laptop a second life. Great Sevice!
lim senghuat
lim senghuat
10:36 02 Apr 24
Cheryl Teo
Cheryl Teo
07:53 02 Apr 24
Replacement was done within a few min.. Service is fast n good.Highly recommended should u require any servicing or repairs works.
Pei Ting Mak
Pei Ting Mak
09:12 25 Mar 24
Very good service and the staff was friendly. He helped to diagnose my laptop and replaced a new keyboard.
Ivan Poh
Ivan Poh
04:04 25 Mar 24
Prices were fair and repair process was speedy and painlessHighly recommended
Charlyn
Charlyn
03:35 25 Mar 24
Hi, I truly thankful for Ken who helped with my laptop issue. My keyboard could not be used and I was helpless and thought I needed to change laptop. Thankfully he diagnosed the problem accurately, he realised my keyboard was ok, it was a setting issue. The most shocking part is that he helped for free, as he said it’s part of diagnosis. I truly didn’t expect that as diagnosis is part of expertise, so I’m truly grateful for expert help and service. Completed diagnosis in less than 20minutes, thank you so much!read more
Adeline Tan
Adeline Tan
00:32 24 Mar 24
Highly recommend Volta PC….rarely can find biz with high intergrity nowadays . Thank u Ken for yr time n patience . Certainly agree with all the good reviews…. so true 👏👏
Claire Chew
Claire Chew
02:08 19 Mar 24
Vincent Foo
Vincent Foo
05:28 18 Mar 24
My son’s laptop screen was spoilt. It took few days to repaired.
Inaa Sakinaa
Inaa Sakinaa
03:34 14 Mar 24
guy there is inexperienced and does not have enough laptop product knowledge. Tried to trade in my laptop there and was told my laptop motherboard was spoilt since the laptop can be on. became lower when it was holding the laptop However my laptop was working perfectly fine, I explained and showed to him that this was a function of laptop keyboard attention- aware feature – which was switched on and could easily be switched off. But he called his technician who also insisted that it was because my laptop was spoilt hence I sold my laptop to another shop instead who was aware of the laptop feature and had no problem with it. I am extremely surprised that both the guys and technician were not aware of such an laptop feature since they are in the business of trading laptpops… they have alot fake review…….. all by friends… please take note this shopread more
shon sena
shon sena
06:37 12 Mar 24
I went there today because my CPU have beeping sound and the guy within 5 minutes settle it for me for free. Tried to give him money but he refused and say diagnosis for free. Will head there for any CPU needs
Esther Fong
Esther Fong
08:31 11 Mar 24
Friendly staff. Good and fast service at reasonable price.
Alex Chow Qi Zheng
Alex Chow Qi Zheng
07:52 11 Mar 24
Desktop could not be turned on and found out it was the PSU issue. Repair was done in 2hours and even helped me to tidy up my cables. Highly recommended!
vembarasan A
vembarasan A
04:50 11 Mar 24
A perfect shop to repair the computer or laptop
Sharad Roy
Sharad Roy
11:27 05 Feb 24
Overall great experience.
Huijia Lee
Huijia Lee
07:04 03 Feb 24
Staff was polite and thoughtful and was very helpful!
Lee Jia Wen
Lee Jia Wen
11:18 29 Jan 24
Super great service, speedy replies and reasonably priced. Very honest repair shop. Was given an estimated cost range of $150-$180 to replace my laptop battery but was eventually quoted $135 when he checked my laptop’s battery type. After paying, the battery arrived within the day itself and I was given 1 month to go down and get my battery changed. Battery changing process was quick and took around 15 mins (he even cleaned the super dusty interior of my laptop haha). Will definitely come here again for future repairing needs! 🙂read more
Stakigi Koyomi
Stakigi Koyomi
05:17 29 Jan 24
TKH
TKH
10:43 16 Jan 24
Friendly and efficient worker, fixed my laptop hinge in 2 days (inclusive of weekends), also a 3-month warranty. Just take note the shop is located within the hawker centre, because can be confusing to find for the first visit
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