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Monday, April 05, 2010



Memory can be very confusing but is usually one if the easiest pieces of hardware to add to your computer. It is common to confuse chip memory with disk storage. An example of
 the difference between memory and storage would be the difference between a table where the actual work is done (memory) and a filing cabinet where the finished product is stored (disk).
 To add more confusion, the conputer's hard disk can be used as temporary memory when the program needs more than the chips can provide.
  • Random Access Memory or RAM is the momory that the computer uses to temporary store the information as it is being processed. The more information being processed the more RAM the computer needs.
  • One of the first home computers used 64 kilobytes of RAM memory (Commodor64). Today's modem computers need a minimum of 250 Mb (recommended 512 Mb or more) to run Windows or OS 10 with modern software.

  • RAM memory chip come in many different sizes and speeds and can usually be expanded. Older computers came with 512 Kb of memory which could be expanded to a minimum of 640Kb. In most modern computers the memory can be expanded by adding or replacing the memory chip depending on the processor you have and the type of memory your computer uses. Memory chips range in sizes from 1Mb to 4Gb. As computer technology changes the type of memory changes as well making old memory chips obsolete. Check your computer manual to find out what kind of memory your computer uses before purchasing new memory chips.


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