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Computer Memory (RAM)

Memory (RAM) is just like a blackboard in a classroom. A temporary space to open up files. You write on a blackboard when you are working on something, likewise when the computer is working on a file it opens it up in memory, works on it, then closes the file and puts it back to the hard disk.

RAM is much faster than the computers hard disk, however it needs continuous power to store the data. When the power is lost the data is lost. That is why the data needs to be saved to the hard disk.

How much memory do I need?

The more memory (RAM) you have the faster the computer will be. The computer will be able to open more programs and work on more data. It is important that you have enough memory to allow your computer to work. Too little memory and your computer will be very slow, or you may only be able to open a few programs at once.

As computing is continuously adapting computers need more and more memory. A few years ago the minimum amount of memory (RAM) was 512MB. However today the minimum is 1GB. If you are using your computer to play very graphical games then you may need 2GB or more.

ComputerFixed would advise that you need at least 1GB of RAM but with the changing nature of computing it may by wiser to have 2GB.

You need to remember that your computer can only take a certain amount or RAM depending on the type of motherboard you have installed. We suggest if you are considering adding more memory to your computer it may be wise to contact ComputerFixed for advice on how much memory your computer can handle and the correct type to purchase.

ComputerFixed can purchase the correct memory and install it for you for, if this would be easier, just contact us for details.


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