Give your Netbook a Little More Pep by Adding Extra Ram
GOAL: You will learn how to add extra memory to a netbook or laptop computer in under 10 minutes.
If you are one of the 10 Million people who bought a netbook in 2008 (that’s right 10 Million!) you probably noticed that they are handy little devices, if not a little underpowered. There is no better way to make up for that anemic performance than a memory upgrade. Typical netbooks come with 1 gig of memory (Ram). They usually have capacity for a second gig, which I strongly recommend.
I bought my daughter an MSI Wind U100 for Christmas because it made sense with her lifestyle. She travels between her mother’s house and mine regularly and needs to be very mobile. She’s also on the tiny side, so the smallish keyboard is not a problem for her. I wanted to give the machine a little more oomph, so I ordered a stick of memory to install when she came to the house. (She was the camera person on the video below.)
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What you Will Need
This is about the cheapest, quickest, easiest computer upgrade that you can do. ($10 – $15, 10 minutes, 1 screwdriver)