Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How Much Memory Should You Buy For Your System

Nothing can irritate you more than a slow PC, especially when you are doing some important tasks that you have to finish before some specific deadline. You need to type something on your Word document file but it is taking an awful amount of time to load. Speed is also an issue for hardcore gamers who hate it when the computer is frequently stuck. In such cases, most of the time, you have to increase your Random Access Memory (RAM). If you are a frequent computer user, you must have obviously heard of this term RAM, which is the primary memory of your computer. Whatever you are doing in your computer is temporarily stored in your RAM. When the power is switched off, if you have not stored whatever you are doing in any permanent memory (like your harddrive, flash drive), then data will be lost forever.  

In case, you were not aware of it, actually, in your computer, the RAM can be one of the biggest determining factors in how quickly it handles requests, runs programs and does many of its tasks. This is not usually extremely expensive, but if you are on a limited budget then you will certainly want to figure out exactly how much memory your computer needs to do all of the jobs you are planning to use it for. If you are able to afford it, you will require having as much memory as is possible. However, there are certain factors that do limit the usage of RAM. Here are the computer support instructions that would help you with this:

 Computer support Instructions:

  • Initially, you need to know or determine how much memory you have. This you will find listed on the specification sheet you received when you purchased your computer. However, you can also ensure it by going to the ‘Control Panel’ and then by clicking on ‘System’. This will list the amount of RAM you have in your computer.
  • After that, you need to know how much memory your computer can hold. You will have to look either in the manual for your motherboard, or contact the manufacturer for finding out how much memory your computer can use. You usually have one or two slots. However, the motherboard usually has a memory limit.
  • You need to know how much RAM you actually need. For that, you can look at the recommended RAM amount for your most complicated program or game. This way, you can get at least that much memory. 

However, you also need to keep in mind that Windows XP cannot utilize more than 3GB of RAM. 

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