Am I able to fit more RAM in my laptop?
So long as your laptop doesn’t already have the maximum capacity fitted, then you should indeed be able to add more memory (also known as RAM). Adding more RAM is one of the best ways to increase your laptop’s performance, although it is by no means a magic formula. Unlike a desktop PC, a laptop generally only has two memory slots, which can also limit your options. The first thing you need to determine is how much memory your laptop already has, which you can do by right-clicking on My Computer and choosing Properties. You will see a summary of your laptop’s hardware, including the amount of RAM fitted. Now you need to find out how much can be fitted and what type you need.
A good all-in-one resource for this is the Crucial Memory Advisor tool, available online at www.crucial.com/uk. Simply enter the manufacturer, product type and model name of your laptop, and you will be given all the details you need. Crucial also offers a free downloadable application called the Crucial System Scanner tool. This small app scans your system, saving you the time of identifying your exact model, and then tells you how much RAM you have, as well as how much you can fit, and then directs you to a web page to buy RAM.