Now we come to the crux of this whole experiment – the single stick of RAM. Yup, just one stick of memory, in all its single-channel glory, will be powering this budget-busting build. When it comes to installing DDR4, there’s not a lot to it. Simply lift the pin on the slot you want to install the memory into, match up the notch on the motherboard with the notch on the stick of RAM, then carefully push the memory into place, until it clicks down securely, and the latch tucks itself into the notch on the stick of memory. For a single stick, we recommend installing it into slot A1 (this should either be written on the motherboard itself, or specified in your user manual) – however, in this configuration, it actually matters very little where you install it. If you’re having trouble with compatibility, you can install your stick in any of the slots, and it should perform just fine.