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How To Speed Up Your Laptop Computer

How To Speed Up Your Laptop Computer

Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Tip Of The Day

Do you ever get frustrated because your laptop computer is just plain too slow? You click on something and wait, and wait some more.

Well, I do, and it frustrates me to no end! I admit that I have very little patience to begin with, so when my laptop is slow, I get irritated. Especially because I have so much work to get done, and I simply don’t have time to wait on a slow computer.

As luck would have it I found an answer to my slow computer. What I did to speed up my computer was add some more RAM (Random Access Memory).

Now, you could go out and by a new computer, but that can get costly! So I want to recommend adding some more RAM to Your laptop. You will be surprised how simple this is to do. Not only that, it is very inexpensive also. I added 1 Gigabyte of RAM to my laptop for around $50.00 and my computer is twice as fast as it used to be! I was absolutely blown away by the difference in speed!

So if your laptop is slow, don’t go out and spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new one, just add some more memory to the computer you have. You can do it yourself with ease and save alot of money!

All you have to do is go to a website called crucial.com and put in all the specifications for your computer and it will come up with a recommendation to max out your computers speed. Also it will show you how much the memory upgrade will cost. Not only that, there will be an installation video that will show you how to install your new RAM upgrade to your computer.

What I will do next is demonstrate how simple this process is via sreencapture video and . I am going to actually install the memory upgrade on my laptop.

Watch the video here:

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52 Responses to “How To Speed Up Your Laptop Computer”

  1. Robin van der Merwe Says:

    Joseph,
    What a great video! First, you have a great voice for doing audios and videos…

    You made this look so much easier than I ever would have imagined it was. While I don’t currently need a RAM upgrade, you can be sure that I will bookmark the website you shared for future reference!

    Thanks for sharing….

    To your continued success,
    Robin
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Robin, Thanks for your kind compliment! When you decide to upgrade your RAM definitely do it yourself and save alot of money. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  2. Kathy Jodrey Says:

    Hey Joseph!

    Thanks so much for this great information. I’m one of those people who can get around almost any kind of software pretty easily but am totally “hardware challanged”.

    Great to have friends who are “in the know”….
    Kathy Jodrey´s last blog ..Team Building Ideas- Tribe Style – Summer Scenery Series 6My ComLuv Profile

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  3. Anthony McNeil Says:

    Hello Joe,

    Thanks for sharing. As Kathy said, most of us can find our way with most software but I think a lot of us are a little unsure when it comes to opening up our laptops and PC’s.

    Again thanks for sharing this informative video.

    Later,

    Anthony
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  4. Mike Pedersen Says:

    Hey Joe!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to throw my laptop across the room. No kidding! So frustrating, but letting people know they have a cheaper option to add RAM is great. I hope a few people do it. I recently got a new Dell Laptop, so I’m good with RAM for now.

    Mike
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Mike, That’s exactly why I added more ram to my computer. I nearly picked it up and threw it out the window because I was so frustrated with it.
      Adding the extra RAM solved my problem!
      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  5. Alexander Hay Says:

    Adding ram can make your computer faster, as well as adding a larger hard drive (at least more effective). But ultimately it gets to the point that it is just cheaper to let the old beast go and get a new computer. Oddly I grow attached to my computers and think that a lot of the upgrades I have done haven’t always made economic sense! But most have.

    Thanks for the info.

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  6. Linda G. Cox Says:

    Joseph,
    I’m so glad that you taught us this! I’m amazed that I don’t already know it! I’ll move RAM up to a higher priority on my “purchase list”!

    You do have a wonderful presence for video~ Thank you!
    Linda
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Linda, I was just so frustrated with my slow computer I had to do something, so adding more RAM just seemed to be the most logical. You should try it, it’s really easy, and inexpensive! Also my computer is twice as fast as it was before! Thanks for your kind comment!

      Reply

  7. Goutham Says:

    Hi Joe
    That was Nice video,but i still fear to open my lap like this.
    But your information is great.
    Thanks for sharing. :)
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      No need to be afraid, just take the precautions I mention in the video and things will be fine! Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  8. Mr. Personal Development Michael Berry Says:

    Hey Joe that was cool. Personally I switched to a MAC over a year ago and you know what the saying is, but I still use MY PC for certain programs including my website and it is very, very slow. Thanks to you I can now resolve the problem.

    Thank you so very much,

    Michael
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Michael, I almost switched to a MAC, but chickened out. I guess I just don’t want to take the time to learn a new operating system. Hey, if your pc is slow, add some RAM, you’ll be glad you did! Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  9. Gary Young Says:

    Joe,

    I just maxed out my ram in my Mac 2 weeks ago. So much happier now and so simple to do too.
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  10. Tim Colletti Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Very informative video. I too changed my RAM some time ago because my laptop was sooooooo slow. My wait time decreased and my laptop speed increased dramatically.

    ~ Tim
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  11. Kyle McCauley Says:

    Cool video Joseph!

    Thanks for the information, just reminded me of a few things I’ve been wanting to do for my computer… !
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  12. DeAnna Troupe Says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I am not a hardware person at all. That is despite living with two computer programmers for parents. When I have a hardware problem I usually just call one of them and they’ll either come over or tell me how to do it. I have been needing to do this for my desktop computer. It needs a lot more RAM. Keep up the good work!
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Deanna, That’s great that your folks are computer programmers, sure would come in handy when you have computer issues! Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  13. Chester Delameter Says:

    Joe

    Great video. Yes it’s that simple. I upgraded my own.

    I also have the dv6000

    Have a Great Day
    Chester

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Chester, Glad to here you added some RAM to your computer, sounds like we have the same model laptop. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  14. MaryKay Edelen Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Great video on speeding up your computer. I maxed out the RAM on my computer a while back…it’s like having a brand new computer!

    MaryKay
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      MaryKay, Glad to hear you added RAM to your laptop. Really makes a difference doesn’t it. Thanks for visiting and for your comment!

      Reply

  15. Rob Franta Says:

    A little bit of memory will go a long way. :) Great tip you probably just saved a ton of people from buying a new laptop with this post.
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Rob, You said it “A little bit of memory goes a long way” Indeed it does sir. My computer is blazing fast now. And all for $50.
      Thanks for your comment Rob!

      Reply

  16. Melodie Kantner Says:

    Hi Joseph,

    This is a helpful post. I usually have my son do computer updates but now I can follow this and add ram myself.
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Melodie, I’m so glad that you found this to be useful information! Go ahead and add some RAM, you’ll be glad you did! Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  17. Clare Kelway Says:

    Hi Joseph,
    you hit the nail on the head with this one! great piece of advice to add RAM and one that I took a while ago. It made a great difference for me for sometime but now I am operating at a standstill. I have done just about everything I can to upgrade my laptop and I believe a new one plus a second desktop is calling! Running our online business requires a lot of computer operating power besides our manpower. Thanks for a great article.
    Blessings to you.
    Clare
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Clare, This business really does require lots of computer power and manpower! Adding RAM really helps, but sometimes they just get old and a new computer is the logical thing to do. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  18. Rick Salas Says:

    Hi Joe,
    I know where to go now that I read your post. Always looking to do things cheaper. I guess it’s not all that difficult. My son needs memory and I’ll let him know about it. Thanks.
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Rick, Adding RAM really is inexpensive, and it’s real simple to do! Encourage your son to add some RAM, he won’t be sorry he did. Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  19. Tim Somers Says:

    Joe, great tip – I thought Vista was my issue, it just may be a memory problem.
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Tim, My laptop uses Vista and when I added RAM my computer is awesome! It’s twice as fast as it used to be. Try adding some RAM my friend. Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  20. Ted Hunsaker Says:

    Thanks for sharing this information with us about ways to speed up your computer without going out to buy a new one. I am sure that this post will be helpful for a lot of people. I will know just what to do once my computer starts to get too slow.
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Ted, Some people actually do go out and buy a new computer unnecessarily. When all they really needed was more RAM!
      Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  21. Wendy Hewlett Says:

    Hi Joseph,

    I haven’t had a problem with my laptop’s speed yet, but I have 4GB of RAM. It is actually faster than my iMac.
    I really enjoyed watching your video though. I’ve never replaced the cards on a laptop, so it was very informative. I love they way you played your own video in the screen capture video … that was cool!!

    Wendy
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Wendy, Yes I think 4GB of RAM should keep you going pretty good! If you ever want to max it out, you could probably add another 4 gigs for about $200. Imagine what that would do! Hey, thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

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  22. Thomas Lierzer Says:

    Joe

    How funny, I am about to kick my laptop out the window, I am glad I came across your blog post because otherwise it would become my newest addition to my landscape.

    I will go on that website and order one for my snail laptop.

    Great stuff, I bet this post will save a lot of frustrations for others.

    Thanks again
    Thomas Lierzer
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Thomas, Wow, that’s cool! Try adding some RAM to your laptop, it really is inexpensive and easy to do! Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  23. Homer Arnado Says:

    Hi Joe!

    You were right. Adding RAM is one way of increasing your unit’s speed and efficiency. As an IT, we usually do that especially on paced-out desktops to save money and increase the lifespan.

    Thanks for sharing the link. I’m going to use that as my reference for future upgrades. Nice Article! :)

    -Homer

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Homer, Thanks for your kind comment! Adding RAM definitely makes a difference! Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your comment!

      Reply

  24. Dave and Dawn Cook Says:

    Joe,
    Here you have it again -another great source for those of us (me, Dawn, not Dave) who wouldn’t necessarily think that more RAM is what is needed to improve our laptop’s speed.

    You did a great video on showing exactly how to add more RAM ourselves rather than paying someone else to do it for us. All the specifics you went through will insure that even I could get it done right.

    Thanks for sharing your expertise on RAM for our laptops along with all the rest of your computer expertise!

    (Dave) and Dawn
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Dave & Dawn, It really is simple to add RAM to our computers. Definitely will save you alot of money to do it yourself! Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  25. Lori Robertson Says:

    Joe,

    Thanks for this great info, I get so frustrated when my laptop slows down so I am so glad that you did this video to help me and others like me out.

    Lori
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Lori, I know it get’s frustrating when your computer runs slow. Just add some more RAM and that will fix you right up!
      Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

      Reply

  26. Cori Hughes Says:

    Thank you for this information. I just got a new computer, but I am definitely going to store this info in my pocket for later. I am so glad to hear how inexpensive it is to do that and you make it look so easy. Thanks again

    Cori Hughes
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Cori, I’m so glad you found this to be useful information! Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!
      p.s. Welcome to the TSA!

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