Ram stands for random access memory. This is the part of your computer that will process the information, so that when a program, or software is loaded into your computer it is loaded into the ram to be run.
This is also where your files are put by a computer to be worked on.. Consider it a work table for the PC. The bigger your work table, the more things you can do on your PC.
In computer terminology, the more RAM that your computer has, the more jobs it can do at one time, or the easier it is to do one very big job.
You can view how much RAM that your computer has by going to your Windows “my Computer icon and right clicking it and selecting properties system information, or click your Start button (bottom left) and click Settings, then Control Panel (in XP, click Start, then Control Panel). Then click the System icon and look at the info listed on the General tab. The amount of RAM in your system will be listed in megabytes).
One of the very best ways to increase the performance of your computer, make it faster, run easier and overall just behave better is to add ram to the system.
Inside the computer is one or several slots, that are normally black in color which contain memory chips, or ram.
You can easily check online, or check the chip itself to identify what kind of ram that your computer will accept.
Some kinds of RAM are DDR, DDR2, SDRAM, FPM, EDO, DRAM, SDRAM SODIMM, RAMBUS, DRAM, and VRAM.
Once the RAM is installed, your Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP/Vista system will automatically detect the new memory and start using it. Apple computers/Macs do this as well.
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