PC Components: RAM

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business.

Have you ever thought about or wanted to understand what’s inside your PC or mobile device? Over the next few episodes, I’m going to explain the importance of each component and how it affects your PC performance and longevity. My hope with this series is to help you understand what’s important when purchasing a new PC.

RAM or Random Access Memory is the component that most influences performance. The experts from Dell explain it this way, “Random access memory (RAM) is the computer memory that stores information a program needs while it runs. ‘Random‘-access memory refers to data storage that allows the stored data to be accessed in any order that is, at random, not just in sequence.” In contrast to random access, a storage drive reads and writes data in a sequential order making RAM much faster in accessing data.

Most entry level PCs start at 8 Gigabytes of RAM which is not really sustainable for the life of a PC. While it may be an added cost to upgrade the memory, the investment in the upgrade will keep the PC usable for a much longer time. Making that initial investment will return less frustration and any hit to your productivity over the long term.

On the next episode I’ll be discussing the function of a central processing unit and what to look at when purchasing a PC.

If you need any information on this subject, please let North Tech Group know by visiting our website ntgak.com. Thanks for joining me, Lester Steward for your Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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