What is RAM?


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What is RAM?

One of the ways we can speed up our computer after we've been through all the things we can do ourselves, is to start to buy or upgrade the hardware that's in the computer. One of the simplest, cost-effective, best ways to speed up your computer is by upgrading the RAM. But what is RAM? RAM stands for random-access memory. Think of it as the short-term memory for your computer.

Every time you open a program, every time you open a file, it goes into the RAM. RAM is much smaller than your hard drive. Your hard drive is hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes of space; it's huge. The RAM is a considerably smaller space and therefore much faster for your computer to access and pull information off of. When you turn on your computer in the morning and then you go ahead and turn on Microsoft Word or Powerpoint or whatever, that first time after you restart that computer, it's slower.

Partly because the computer's probably still trying to load up all the software. But it's slower because there...

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