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Your computer is a big investment, and you want to make sure you're going to get the most out of it. Hi, I'm Charles Stewart Jr., and I'm going to show you how to clean your computer memory. What happens a lot is over time when your computer's sitting in your living room, especially if it's on the floor, dust will start to cake up in your computer, and pretty much anything that that that gets hot that's not good, cause' it's basically putting a blanket over it. So you've got something that's that's designed to be cooled, you know, air-cooled, and you've got layers and layers of dust building up, which forms like a blanket, and keeps the heat from dissipating out, which eventually can cause your ram modules or your computer processor to overheat and therefore, take the life of the of the actual piece of equipment down. So again, when you buy it's a lot of money, so you want to get the most out of it as much as you can. The two ways you can usually do it are, you know, if you have a can of compressed air you can just go in, give a couple squirts and it'll blow the the dust off. But if it's really caked on, and you really, and the air doesn't seem to be working then you'll want to take something like an anti-static wipe and wipe off the ram module itself. To take out the ram you'll look in the case. This is a computer I built, so it's a little roomier than one you might find from like Sony or Dell or whatever, but it's all pretty much the same principles. You'll look, and you'll find your slots with your ram. They're usually right next to your processor. And you'll find the ram module or both modules that are really dusty, and you'll push the white tabs out. Sometimes they're blue or different colors. Then push it out and then you can remove the ram stick, okay. And as you look at it... Just as a side note, whenever you're dealing with electronic components you want to make sure that you are grounded to the case or the table. Mainly because if you, if you release a static discharge onto this you'll you'll destroy it. So whenever you're dealing with any kind of electronics just make sure you're grounded to something. You can buy a strap to ground on your case or just touch something as you're you're handling it. And you want to make sure you have a anti-static wipe, and the main reason for that is the same reason. If you have cotton, sometimes it'll generate static electricity as you're wiping it off, and then it'll hit that you know, hit one of these gold leaves and it'll just short it all out. So, as you're going, you just kinda', you know dab it on there, make little strokes and you know, get off the dust. And then again, you can hit it with the air and blow the dust right off. And then once you're done, you can just pop it right back in your computer and you're good to go. And that's pretty much how to keep your memory clean.