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How to Test Whether Your PC Has Enough Memory

Knowing how much memory is in your PC is one thing, but knowing whether that amount is enough is entirely different! The amount of memory your PC needs depends largely on the memory requirement of your [more…]

Add More Memory to Your PC

Adding more memory, or RAM, is the best thing you can do for your PC. More memory provides an instant boost to the system.

Adding memory to your computer is simple. However, adding memory isn’t something [more…]

What Type of Computer Memory You Need

If you want to upgrade your computer’s memory, you need to know what kind of memory it needs. Here are two methods to determine which type of memory modules your current motherboard requires and which [more…]

Find Out How Much Memory Your PC Has

To determine how much memory (also known as RAM) is in your computer, open the System window. To open the System window and view your memory, press Win+Break on your keyboard. See the following figure. [more…]

How to Shut Down Your Computer in Windows Vista

You may want to shut down your computer completely when you're done for the day, but Windows Vista gives you a few different options when you want to turn off your computer. Never fear, the following simple [more…]

RAM, ROM, and Flash Memory

So, what are RAM, ROM, and flash memory? All three are kinds of computer memory, but RAM, ROM, and flash memory interact each in their own way with the data that they store. Here’s a quick explanation [more…]

How to Remove USB External Storage from Your Laptop

Just as there’s a proper way to shut down your laptop, there’s a proper way to remove any USB device or external storage drive that you have plugged in. Sure, you can just yank the USB drive out of the [more…]

Memory Cards

The memory card is the most recent form of permanent computer storage technology. The general term memory card applies to all the different types of solid-state storage devices. These memory cards vary [more…]

How to Find Out If Your PC Has Enough Memory

The more programs running simultaneously on a computer, the slower it runs. The speed decrease should not be noticeable, especially when you switch applications. If it is, your PC may not have enough memory [more…]

How to Check Virtual Memory on Your Windows PC

Virtual memory is disk storage that’s used to supplement the actual memory (RAM) in your PC. When memory resources get low, chunks of memory are quickly written to disk. The memory that’s written is then [more…]

Spyware: The Number One Reason Computers Slow Down

If your computer is suddenly slow, you have a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. If it has slowed down over the past few weeks or days, it fits in the [more…]

Activate ReadyBoost to Speed up a Slow Windows PC

ReadyBoost speeds up computer performance. It does so by supplementing system memory and mass storage access with a portion of fast flash memory from a flash drive, such as a USB thumb drive. Windows 7 [more…]

Is a Memory Leak Causing Your PC Slow-Down?

Software can dramatically slow down your computer when that software leaks memory. Memory leaks happen when a program you run fails to release memory it has used. [more…]

Your PC's Memory Is Critical for a Gaming PC

A gaming PC with less than 8GB of RAM is doomed to slower performance with the latest titles. And not just any RAM will do for a high-performance PC, either. Although most PC owners tend to think that [more…]

Add RAM to Your Laptop to Prevent Virtual Memory Disk Swapping

One way that the laptop’s mass storage conspires with the operating system to drain the battery quickly is when the virtual memory manager pulls a disk swap. The way to prevent it is to add memory [more…]

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