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Why is it better to have more RAM than less?


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2009-04-08 05:14:51
2009-04-08 05:14:51

Computers with more RAM can handle more information without crashing. Computers have to store all of the data coming from all the the devices in the computer until the processor can process the data and this data is stored in the RAM. If you have small amounts of RAM, it will fill up and then all the devices pause until the RAM has more room for data. So the more RAM that a computer has the less waiting the devices have to do on account of the CPU having data already waiting to be processed. daman155 In most modern systems using Windows XP, Linux, etc.. more RAM is better. This enables the system to keep more applications and data such as documents spreadsheets and internet pages in the systems main storage area, which is RAM. When you have more applications and data loaded than can fit into RAM, the system will remove what it sees as idle data not being immediately used and move it from ram to "Virtual Memory" on your hard disk. This "Virtual Memory" or Swap Space is VERY SLOW. This means when you go back to what was deemed idle memory, it takes awhile to swap back into RAM. So unless you run out of both RAM and disk space, you may not crash, but without more RAM you will not be able to open as many applications or documents as you may like. --Veggivore--


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