February 25, 2017

With continuous bombardment of newer and updated versions of various applications, including games, programs like Photoshop etc., there is a need to for an increase in the size of the RAM for better functioning of one’s laptop or computer. One of the sure shot ways of improving upon the performance of your computer could be by increasing the RAM of your system. This could be done in two ways, either by buying RAM for your home PC or you could also add to the existing RAM in the PC.

Given below are some useful tips which would aid you in buying Ram for your computer:


Affordability of the RAM. One should try investing as much as one can in RAM memory, as this would boost the performance of your computer system, as well as your computer’s ability to multi-task and run intense programs. For this it is essential to know the physical size of the RAM Modules. Hence, you should opt for a size-module that your computer can sustain and work with efficiently.

The RAM requirement and capacity of a laptop is way lesser than a complete desktop computer setup.

Focus on the banks of memory and also on the memory slots that your computer possesses. In banks of 1, each memory card will have a different capacity to it; whereas in banks of 2 or more, all cards should be of the same capacity.

Assess and analyse your options well. Make sure that your choice of RAM is compatible with your computer, or else it’ll be of no use. This is crucial because some systems work with only a specific RAM. Investing in the wrong choice, could damage your system.


Under “System” of the “Memory” section of your computer, you can check the highest amount of frontside bus speed (measured in MHz) being utilized by your system. Accordingly, you can buy Ram which would run at the same bus speed, to avail the maximum benefit from your new RAM.

Deducing the type of RAM your computer’s system can adhere itself to can be a task in itself. The various kinds of RAM available in the market are DRAM, DDRSDRAM, SDRAM, or RDRAM. The computer’s User Manual, the Control Panel, under the sub option of “System” (in Windows) or in Apple products, “About this Mac” under the “Apple Logo” in OSX, give information about the kind of RAM, the computer uses.

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