you might have been wondering how to use laptop ram on desktops, you asked, is it even possible?, maybe you want to use it for an experiment, or you don’t have money to get another ram for your desktop and you want to use your old laptop ram for your desktop to keep it working.
Well, the straight answer is yes! you can use laptop ram on desktops, and this is only possible with the help of SODIMM to DIMM adapter, this adapter was made primarily because of this, and many people have been using it and it works for them. Although there may be differents reactions from people, some may say that it is not working, but majority says the tactics and the adapter is working for them fine.
STEPS TO USE LAPTOPS RAM IN DESKTOP.
step1. Get SODIMM to DIMM adapter on eBay or Amazon.
step2. remove your DIMM ram from your old laptop or any laptop you want to use.
step3. insert the ram into the adapter tightly
step4. insert the ram adapter into the ram space provided on your desktop CPU as seen in the diagram below.
And then you got your desktop a new ram, hurray!.
SODIMM VS DIMM(THE DIFFERENCES)
As you should have already known that, there are two types of ram, one is SODIMM and another is DIMM, both of them are ram and they work well in any PC they are installed, so let start with SODIMM.
WHAT IS SODIMM RAM
Sodimm is an abbreviation for simple outline dual inline memory module. These are the common memory types, that usually came with laptops and small cases PC, it is very small in size, not that small, and cannot be used on a desktop, except by using SODIMM to DIMM adapter, as we have already talked about in the above paragraphs.
WHAT IS DIMM RAM
DIMM is an abbreviation for a dual inline memory module. This is the memory type that is made for desktop, it is very much bigger than SODIMM, and the SODIMM to DIMM adapter looks pretty much like it. Although there many DIMM memory on the market now, there are old ones, that we will not recommend you to get, because they are much bigger than the regular new version one, and they may not fit into your desktop ram space, and again the new fancy one is much faster and cooler than the old one.
WILL USING SODIMM TO DIMM ADAPTER AFFECT MY COMPUTER.
I will like to be straight enough with you, using SODIMM to DIMM adapter will not affect or damage your computer, as this is not a hack or technical process that go against the technical morale if you use this adapter, and you find that your computer is misbehaving or it is not working, you can simply remove it and get a normal DIMM ram for desktop. what I will say is that, if you are going to be switching the ram between your laptops and the desktop without leaving it with the desktop permanently, you might have a problem, as the slot teeth might damage or the ram itself might damage.