After the question “how much RAM do I need?” the next big question I get asked is, “what RAM should I buy?”
That’s a tough question to answer because there are a bewildering array of PCs and Macs out there, and things can get super complicated and in-depth if you are someone who wants the fastest, most cutting-edge RAM in order to squeeze the last drop of performance from your system.
Swapping RAM in most PCs (even laptops) isn’t that hard, but finding the right RAM can sometimes be challenging, especially if you aren’t familiar with the specs and what things like DDR or speed mean. If this is you, I recommend that you check out RAM suppliers such as Crucial or Kingston. These sites will guide you to the right RAM for you.
As for fitting instructions, the web — in particular, YouTube — is full of great information. Rest assured, replacing RAM is the easiest upgrade you can do.
But, if you are a bit more comfortable with knowing what ARM you need, I’ve pulled together a compilation of my favorite RAM. This is hardware that I’ve tried and tested and offers great performance and value for money.