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Why is RAM important?

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So why is RAM so important on a computer? Well RAM (random access memory)  is the space your computer uses to do all it’s work in. The more ram the more tasks your computer can juggle at once.

I’ve heard this analogy used before and it makes sense to me. Think of a desk. Imagine that the drawers on your desk are your hard drive (they hold all your work), and that the top of your desk is the amount of RAM that your computer has. The larger the desk, the more papers you can have out and be working on at one time. In this analogy you would be the CPU or processor, you crunch and move the papers around, and read them, and put them back. Does that make sense? Hope so.

That’s really all there is to it, not to complicated after all is it?

So do you need more RAM? Well that depends on what you are planning to do.

If you are a 60 year old grandmother and just want to check your email to see if you got an email from the Grand kids then no, you most likely don’t need any more ram than you already have.

If on the other hand you are a gamer and want the newest games to work without buffering every 10 seconds, the answer is most likely going to be yes. Your needs are above and beyond what most base systems are set up to do.

If you want to get RAM cheap, you can do it yourself, after you do it once you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. Here is a little video tutorial we found online that can guide you trough the steps.