New computers often come with the promise that they’re fast, which makes it frustrating when a system you spent a lot of money on slows down over time. According to leading IT managers, the average computer lasts just 3 to 4 years, which means it usually slows down well before it’s disposed of.1 This means the “speed” you need is fleeting and you’re likely to buy a new computer more frequently than you probably want to. The good news, though, is you don’t have to. There’s an affordable way to extend the life of your current computer and instantly get faster speeds: Crucial® desktop and laptop memory.
Speeding up a slow computer doesn’t usually require an expensive, elaborate plan. With a memory (RAM) upgrade, it’s simple and affordable: Buy the memory with the highest amount of GB your system allows, open your desktop case or laptop, find the memory slots, and pop the RAM sticks in. After the memory is installed, your desktop or laptop immediately becomes faster, more responsive, and allows you to multitask and handle your workload with ease. While there are many situations where it makes sense to buy a new computer, it’s not always your best option if you just want a faster system.
New computers often ship with minimalist components to keep prices down. That’s why you can probably double or quadruple your system’s memory. Here are some popular systems sold in the past few years and why a memory upgrade makes sense.
|Type||Sample PC3||Amount of RAM it came with||Amount of RAM you can install||How much more RAM can you install?|
|Acer® Aspire XC-605G||6GB||16GB||2x|
|Dell® Inspiron™ 3847||8GB||16GB||2x|
|HP® Pavilion 500-281||4GB||16GB||4x|
|Lenovo® ThinkCentre® E73 Tower||4GB||16GB||4x|
|Acer® Aspire E5-572G||4GB||16GB||4x|
|Dell® Latitude™ 3340||4GB||16GB||4x|
|HP® 350 G1||4GB||16GB||4x|
Close the memory gap!
Maxing out your system’s RAM gives your current computer the speed of a new one – without the price. For about $50, you can significantly boost your current computer and doing so is often nearly 10x less expensive than buying a new one.
Start your speed upgrade using our tools below which will tell you how much memory you can install, and in 60 seconds or less find guaranteed-compatible4 memory that’s backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Did we mention free shipping?