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8GB Computer RAM

Adding RAM to speed up your computer

Random Access Memory (RAM) is a critical part of a computer. It stores frequently used program instructions making programmes faster to use. Adding RAM is one of the fastest, easiest and most affordable ways to boost the performance of an older or slower computer .

8 gigabytes (GB) of computer RAM

With too little RAM a computer can be painfully slow to use. Adding too much RAM can simply be a waste of money because some of it will be left unused. It's generally considered that for the average computer user 8GB of RAM is the ideal amount to gain a noticeable performance improvement for day to day computer use.

Will a computer take 8GB of RAM

The first consideration when thinking about a RAM upgrade is to determine whether a computer is 32 bit or 64 bit. 32 bit computers can only take up to 4GB of RAM. If the computer is 64 bit then it can easily accept 8GB of RAM or more.

What kind of 8GB RAM is right

RAM comes in many different forms - DDR2 , DDR3 and so on - and the right type will be dependent on the individual computer. The best way to find out is to check the computer system, read the computer manual or go on the computer manufacturer's website.

How many slots

Different computer motherboards will require different configurations of RAM modules. A computer may take one 8GB RAM module or a combination of two 4GB modules or even four 2GB modules. Again, check the computer system, manual or manufacturer's website to find out exactly what's required.

The difference between laptops and computers

Desktop computers are easy to upgrade. Laptops on the other hand can be a little more difficult but RAM upgrades are possible. It is important to note that RAM for computers is different from RAM for laptops and the two are not interchangeable.

8GB RAM - a faster, smoother computer experience

Upgrading to 8GB of RAM is ideal for both Windows and MacOS systems. It can give a computer a new lease of life, measurably speeding up day to day computing tasks. For RAM intensive tasks such as photo and video editing RAM can be added in 2, 4 or 8GB combinations to make 16GB or more.

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