Orlando, Florida
1700 N Semoran Blvd, Ste 130
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 802-4663

What to Know About a Computer's RAM November 4, 2019

Orlando, Orange
What to Know About a Computer's RAM, Orlando, Florida

RAM, or random access memory, is the hardware that stores the most essential components of the computer, including the operating system, programs, and data. Because RAM is critical to any computing system, a problem with it—such as insufficient storage space—can compromise a computer's speed and efficiency; more complex issues will require the services of a computer repair professional. To better understand RAM, here’s what you need to know. 

What Is Ram?

All of the data stored in RAM is temporary, which means that it only stores information a computer is currently using. The information can be read and written quickly and in any order to ensure the fastest system speeds.

computer repairThe computer's hard drive is designed to hold the system's permanent storage; this is where applications, data, and files are stored when the computer is not in use or is powered off. RAM is necessary for virtually all of the routine tasks a person uses a computer for, supplying the code for web browsing, loading applications, using word processing or spreadsheet programs, and playing games.

Different computers have different amounts of RAM, and it’s stored in units of information called gigabytes. Computer RAM typically ranges from two to 64 gigabytes. Generally, newer computers have greater RAM capacities. For instance, an iMac® Retina® 5K has 64 GB of RAM, while the earliest iMac from 2006 only has 2 GB.

When Do You Need More RAM?

If a person only uses their computer for light, everyday tasks like checking email and surfing the web, they may not use a lot of RAM. But the more functions a computer utilizes, the more RAM the system will require. If you routinely stream videos, play games, or listen to music on your computer, the system will naturally consume more RAM.

Also, remember that many computer applications take up RAM space by running in the background, even when those programs aren't in consistent use. Fortunately, you can purchase additional RAM and upgrade the functioning and speed of your system. If you have an Apple® product, their website can guide you through the memory installation process

 

When you need Apple computer repairs, trust the professionals at Experimax Northeast Orlando. Serving Orange County, FL, they offer computer repairs for all Apple products, including iMac computers, iPhone® devices, and MacBook® computers. They also sell used Apple products and buy iPhone devices. Call (407) 802-4663 or visit them online to schedule service today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Experimax Northeast Orlando
How to Clean & Disinfect an iPhone®, Orlando, Florida
While it's common practice to wash your hands frequently, most people don't regularly sanitize their phones, resulting in exposure to potentially dangerous bacteria. Not all mob...read more
Which Type of MacBook® Is Right for You?, Orlando, Florida
If you’re in the market for a used MacBook®, you might be torn between a few different models. While you may initially narrow your choice down by size, there’s far more to making the...read more
3 Signs It’s Time to Replace a Laptop, Orlando, Florida
Even the best computers have limited life spans. While repairs often resolve many performance issues, there will come a day when getting a new or used MacBook® might b...read more
Can Macs Get Viruses?, Orlando, Florida
There’s a common misconception that Apple® products, including Mac® computers, are unable to get viruses. While it’s less common for these devices to be infected by viruses and other...read more
3 Useful Magic Mouse® Fixes, Orlando, Florida
Apple’s® Magic Mouse® enables users to navigate their devices using intuitive finger gestures instead of awkward clicks and scrolls. Like most cutting-edge technology, the Magic...read more