Computer memory, also known as RAM or random access memory, serves as one of the vital components of your system’s capabilities.
Often when a computer’s functions slow to a crawl and no quick explanation exists, experts advise owners to purchase additional memory for their system.
Added memory means added capabilities. Most who buy computers use them for business and communications purposes. For them, the memory that comes with the computer is sufficient.
Others, however, need added capabilities for either business or entertainment purposes. Some telework and many games require more memory. Insufficient memory can lead to not only slower times, but also overheating of the entire system.
At Shopping Express, we carry a wide range of RAM systems to help you enhance your computer’s potential to assist you in work and play.
What Is Random Access Memory?
Random Access Memory functions in some ways like human short-term memory. It anticipates what information a computer might need in the present and in the immediate future. RAM moves the information to the forefront of the system so that your computer can perform functions simultaneously. Computers take much longer to process information from the internal hard drive.
Not even a solid-state drive’s speeds match that of RAM.
RAM, however, does not learn. It also does not store information. Its job lies in preparing for, and focusing on, the task at hand. This limits its ability to do comprehensive work but helps it to specialise in the immediate.
For most functions, experts advise that you need at least 4 GB of RAM. Those who use their computers for gaming, Photoshop and similar high-demand programs, or video creation and editing may need up to 8 GB of total memory.
RAM currently comes in DDR3 and DDR4 modules. The number refers to the generation of the device. The older and less expensive DDR3 will not offer the same capabilities as a DDR4 model, but if you do not require the best boost, it may be your best choice. Our team of experts can help you to discern which would work best for you.
We advise that if you have less than 2 GB remaining on your computer’s RAM, you should consider buying added capacity before your computer becomes frustratingly slow.
What Added RAM Will and Will Not Do
Added memory can boost a computer’s capabilities but does not serve as a magic bullet to cure all performance issues.
More RAM does not directly boost computer speed so much as it expands its ability to perform multiple tasks at once. It reduces the problems that can cause a computer to temporarily go unresponsive or even freeze up.
What added RAM can do is help your computer function when it has a large number of windows open and is running various programs. It cannot on its own help your video games run without lagging.
Reach Out Today
We welcome questions about RAM and other computer system add-ons. Our staff at Shopping Express can discuss with you your system capabilities, as well as your expectations, and determine which RAM products will work best for you.