How Clear Memory On Computer

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How Clear Memory On Computer
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How Clear Memory On Computer

If your computer's memory slots are full, some or all the memory chips need to be removed before other memory can be added. Below are the steps on how to remove memory from your computer.

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Before proceeding, make sure your machine is turned off and that you are grounded to avoid damage by ESD. We recommend using a ground wrist strap.

Before we dive into tips on how to clear RAM, we'll briefly describe what RAM does in case you're not familiar. RAM stands for Random Access Memory.It's a short term storage medium that holds programs and processes currently running on your computer. Mar 19, 2016 The ability to manually clear memory cache and buffers is critical and essential when switching from one major intensively memory workload to another, else you'd have to depend on Windows somehow understanding that recent files and applications would never be used again (asking the impossible) and use its own garbage collection algorithm.

If the computer is not already opened, open the computer and locate the memory in the memory slots you want to remove.

How Clear Memory On Computer

If all memory slots are occupied and you don't know what memory to remove, use a third-party tool, such as the online Crucial Memory Scanner, to display your memory information. The picture is an example of what the results of this memory scanner may show. The example computer has 8 GB of memory with 2 GB memory cards in each of the available slots. If you wanted to upgrade this to a total of 16 GB of memory, you would remove all 2 GB memory sticks and replace them with 4 GB memory modules.

How To Clear Cache Memory On Computer

Once you've located the memory you want to remove, you should notice two tabs on either side of the memory slot, as shown in the picture below. Press each tab down and away from the memory slot. If done successfully, the memory should pop out and once both tabs are away from the memory module you can lift the memory out with no effort.

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  • See our memory definition for further information and related links.