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Getting to Know Technology: RAM

Getting to Know Technology: RAM

Depending on who you ask, RAM will mean a different thing, but in computing, there is only one true meaning. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and it’s a major component in your computer. But what exactly does it do, and what role does it play in ensuring that your organization stays productive and efficient?

What is RAM?
Simply put, Random Access Memory is a component in your device that allows it to store and retrieve data. Data is accessed randomly rather than sequentially, which allows for a faster loading time compared to other types of data storage such as from a tape or hard drive. RAM needs a constant flow of energy in order to function, however, so the more you have of it, the more powerful a PC you will need. Any data stored in the RAM is lost if the device is powered down.

What Does it Do?
Essentially, RAM allows your computer to work faster by storing data within it. The first thing that boots up is generally your operating system, which will then be stored in the RAM. Afterwards, any programs opened up will go through the same process. RAM is the component that allows not just your operating system, but any other software in use to be run alongside it. When you run too many programs with not enough RAM, your computer might grow sluggish or programs might crash. This is simply because you have too much software running without enough resources devoted to keeping them running.

How Do You Know if you Need More?
If your computer is experiencing consistent slowdown when several programs are open, chances are that you need more RAM in your PC. However, you shouldn’t just implement RAM without first identifying whether or not there are other underlying causes of the slowdown. It’s best to reach out to technology professionals before investing in new components for your workstations.

Don’t let your business’ technology hold it back from being productive. For more information about how your organization can improve your technology so that it becomes a benefit and not a detriment, reach out to Network Solutions Unlimited at 217-428-6449.

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