Why More Computer Memory is better?

Chris Stephens By Chris Stephens, 8th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2es104st/
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Do you have an old computer that just isn’t very fast anymore? Maybe you just bought a new computer and you tried to install a game on it and it’s not as fast and you thought it would be. You found that the animation just isn't quick enough, and neither is your multitasking. "But I have a new computer," you say. "It should be lightning fast!" But just because you have a brand new computer, doesn't mean it's the greatest

Why More Computer Memory is better

Do you have an old computer that just isn’t very fast anymore? Maybe you just bought a new computer and you tried to install a game on it and it’s not as fast and you thought it would be. You found that the animation just isn't quick enough, and neither is your multitasking. "But I have a new computer," you say. "It should be lightning fast!" But just because you have a brand new computer, doesn't mean it's the greatest — in terms of performance. But don’t worry there is good news! Help is easy and relatively inexpensive: upgrade the memory.

Upgrading the computer memory (RAM) is one of the quickest, best and most cost-effective ways to boost your computers performance. Many new computers come with only a bare minimum of memory installed. So by adding more ram, can increase the performance and have your computer back in the game. Installation is not that complicated. Getting the side panel to your computer case off is probably the most difficult part.

You might be asking, How much memory is enough? Today, operating systems get more advanced and so do software, which boosts the need to have more computer memory installed. Most computers today come with all sorts of different configurations. With Windows XP, the minimum is 1 gigabyte (1024 MB), Windows Vista and Windows 7, both have a minimum need of 2 Gigabytes (2048 MB). Keep in mind that this is a minimum so more is going to get you better performance. But as fast as technology changes, so will your need for additional memory. But if you're looking to make your computer really work for you — like for high-end applications, such as gaming and multimedia work than by upgrading your computer memory, you will notice a significant performance gain all around.

Here’s a list of what a memory upgrade can do for you

Smoother Multitasking

If you like to multitask and have lots of windows opened at the same time and switch between them frequently then your computer may become very slow if it doesn’t have enough computer memory. A memory upgrade is essential for smooth, effortless multitasking. It gives your computer an extra boost so it doesn't have to use the hard drive to manage data.

Faster Web surfing

If you are like most people then you like to surf a lot. But when doing so, your system may become slow after a while. If this happens then you'll want to add more RAM. No matter how fast your Internet connection is, a memory upgrade can help your browser display pages faster. When your computer can store more data in RAM, it has to swap out less memory to the hard drive. Web sites use rotating banners, Flash and Shockwave animation, streaming audio and other plug-ins effects to increase user interaction. A computer memory upgrade can give your computer better performance.

Enhanced printing

If you print large files like presentations with photos, clip art, graphics and charts? A printing bottleneck can be fixed easily with a simple memory upgrade.
A printer memory upgrade effects both quality and speed. The quality will improve because additional memory allows you to print better at higher resolutions. And you'll be able to print faster because a printer buffers (or holds data temporarily) part of a print job before actually printing. The more memory you have the more that can be buffered, and the faster you will print.

More efficient video editing

If you like to video-edit, you'll want to add RAM. Editing is fun — or it can be if it's not too slow. Because video files are very large, you'll not only need a big hard drive to store the files, but a quick processor and lots of RAM help to speed things up.

Optimized Windows
Microsoft's Windows XP Vista and 7 is power-packed with enhanced multimedia, gaming and Internet capabilities. It's touted as faster, easier to use and better for remote computing. What's not to like? So take full advantage of all the incredible features by optimizing the performance with a RAM upgrade.
Windows computers must meet minimum hardware requirements for the software to work. But meeting these requirements does not ensure the system is configured for maximum performance with Windows. Typically, just meeting minimum requirements for software means minimum performance. Like before: more is better. You'll need at least 1024MB, but 2024MB is recommended. And more if you need it depending on your needs.

Spectacular gaming

A new graphics card is nice, but it isn't enough for today's cutting edge gaming. Enhance your 3D gaming experience by adding more memory. Added RAM supports gameplay at higher resolutions and gives you the power for enhanced 3D rendering, with amazing character realism and texture versatility. Enjoy crisper, brighter images and excitingly fast 3D video and animation for a powerful, virtually real gaming experience.

Enhanced multimedia presentations

If you are into media such as graphics arts, then you know how memory intense the applications like Photoshop can be. Once again, more is better. The applications respond much quicker with faster image drawing.

Efficient Networking

If you are a diehard media fan and have a media center pc setup for the family room, and maybe you have all of its media setup to stream to all of your computers in the home, then a memory upgrade is essential for efficient networking. The server or the media center pc as well as individual PCs can be upgraded to lend more benefits for everyone.

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