Enhance Your Computer’s Memory (RAM)

Increasing your computer’s memory or the availability of your random access memory (RAM) has an advantage. This will enhance the speed of your computer’s performance when you run programs and more.
Thinking of increasing the RAM of your PC, you need to know the important details of your computers (the documentation from the manufacturer). You also bear in mind, adding physical hardware is another way to increase your computer’s RAM. There are also risks when you replace your computer’s hardware components, consulting your hardware manufacturer or asking someone who specializes in computer hardware is a good idea. RAM can only work when the requirements of the motherboard are met.
Below are the important precautions when upgrading your computer’s RAM.
•	Under warranty. When your computer is still under warranty and then you decided to remove the covering, this will revoke the warranty. It is best to consult with the hardware manufacturer for information before proceeding.
•	Know the RAM of your PC. Finding out the capacity of your RAM by, going to the My Computer icon on the desktop, then click the Properties. From there, you can see the amount of RAM your computer have in the section known as Computer.
•	Know how much RAM you need. Generally, when your computer became slow as you open several programs together, or you may be working on a large file, installing more RAM can be an option.
However, below are some tips you may want to consider before you get a RAM for your particular motherboard:
•	Try to contact the hardware manufacturer first, before installing a new hardware. This will retain the warranty, if ever you need to remove the covering of your computer.
•	Read the owner’s manual or the motherboard manual, this will determine if the RAM is a non-parity or parity.
•	Measure the speed of your RAM (nanoseconds).
•	Know if your computer uses the single in-line memory modules or SIMMs or the DIMMs for the dual in-line memory.
•	Know if your computer uses a Fast Page-mode DRAM (or the FPM DRAM), Burst EDO DRAM (or the BEDO DRAM), Extended Data Out DRAM (or the EDO DRAM), or RAMBus DRAM (RDRAM).
•	It is also important to know the motherboard’s pin number: 3, 72 or 168.
•	The number of open RAM slots should also not taken aside, it should match the motherboard.
How to change the Virtual Memory Settings
Windows uses virtual memory to increase the computer RAM. The method of using virtual memory to your hard disk for a temporary storage of the data that usually stored in RAM. Through this technique, Windows can give extra resources for an additional virtual memory that can be effective to extend your computer’s performance.
Precaution: Even though changing your virtual memory settings are possible, keep in mind that it is already configured by default; changing its settings must be done only if necessary. Before changing the default settings, you need to save it so you can restore its original settings if the situation needs it.
Here are the steps for changing the Virtual Memory Settings:
•	Locate the My Computer  icon and right-click it on the desktop and then click the Properties.
•	Then click the Performance tab.
•	Click the Virtual Memory, and then once more click the line that says Let me specify my own virtual memory settings.
•	Choose the hard disk you want to use for the virtual memory, and then choose the minimum and maximum amounts of virtual memory.
•	Click OK button twice and then reset your PC.
In case, you need to return the default settings, Do the steps 1 to 4, however click the Let Windows manage my virtual memory sets.

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