Inject the power of Ballistix into your rig in a matter of minutes
Gaming is all about speed – and so is installing Ballistix® gaming memory. Here’s how, in a matter of minutes, you can inject the power of Ballistix into your rig and start upping your game with a faster, more responsive system.
The desktop install process
Prepare for the installation by grabbing:
- Your rig
- The modules you’ll install
- A screwdriver
- Your rig’s owner’s manual
Turn off your rig
Unplug the power cable
Hold the power button 3-5 seconds to discharge any electricity that’s still in the system
Open your rig’s case and find the memory slots (your owner’s manual helps here)
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface
Remove existing memory modules
Hold your new Ballistix modules by the edges (avoid touching the gold pins) and align the notches on the module with the ridge in the slot, then firmly press the module in until it clicks.* Some gaming PCs may require your memory to be installed in matched pairs (memory banks). If this is the case, the slots will likely be labeled for how the memory should be installed. Consult your owner’s manual for how to handle this if the situation applies to you. If you only have two memory slots, don’t worry about this – you can just do a simple install.
Close your desktop’s case
Plug the power cable back in
Now that your memory’s installed, you’ll get sharper graphics and more seamless gameplay by fueling your CPU and graphics card. To complete your battle prep, you can confirm your memory’s speed by firing up your rig and entering the BIOS, or you can get right to your game. With Ballistix in your rig, now it’s time to win.
*By “firmly press,” we don’t mean using a sledgehammer or jumping off the top rope and dropping an elbow on your RAM** – technically, this means applying 20 to 30 pounds of pressure (that’s 9.07185 kg to 13.6078 kg, to be more specific) to install a module.
**Don’t try these at home, either.