What Is a RAM Slot (Memory Slot)?

A RAM slot, also known as a memory slot or memory socket, is a physical connector on a computer motherboard designed to hold and connect Random Access Memory (RAM) modules. These slots allow users to expand the system's memory capacity by adding additional RAM modules, which enhances performance and multitasking capabilities. Different types of RAM slots exist, such as DDR4 and DDR5, each compatible with specific RAM modules. Modern motherboards usually come with 2-4 memory slots, which also determines which type of RAM the computer uses.