The primary working memory of any computer that is used for temporary storage of data is an integral part of the system. Known widely as RAM (Random Access Memory), this memory can be accessed directly and the data can be easily modified. But every time when you have to edit images or download games or surf graphically intense site – the computer RAM is not just enough. To get more space, you need to add more memory.
Things to remember while adding more RAM
- Adding more RAM to your computer may sound interesting, but it depends on the operating system of your computer primarily. If your computer is running on Windows XP, Vista or 7 – a minimum of 512MB RAM to 1GB RAM will serve the purpose.
- Locate and identify the type of your RAM in your computer. DDR RAM looks like a regular RAM with single notch but SDRAM (a type of outdated version) comes with dual-notches.
- After adding more RAM or replacing the old one with the new one (say 512MN RAM with 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM), try out the same programme or application that was not working properly earlier. If it working at a good speed, your task is justified.
Therefore, before adding more memory or RAM to your computer, first check out things like:
- How much RAM do you have currently?
- How much RAM do you require?
- What is the maximum amount of RAM your system can handle?
- What is its speed?
- Is it a SDRAM or DDR RAM?
Obviously, adding more RAM makes the computer comparatively much fast. But try not to overload it. Always add a RAM as per the standard configuration that suits your computer. It is not necessary that you computer will be compatible with all the types!
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Auther : Mark Benson