Memory & Drive Upgrades for your PC: Make Your Devices Fast Again!
Memory and solid state drive upgrades for PCs are lifesavers in our fast-developing online environment. Today's more sophisticated and powerful software programs and Internet websites use more and more of your system's Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). As a result, a computer that was sufficiently fast just a few years ago may have become significantly slower today.
Solid state drives (SSDs) are much faster than mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) because there are no more moving parts. All data flow is done through microchips. Data flow rates can be up to x5 times faster with an SSD. They also use far less power than original HDDs, so having one installed in your laptop could seriously extend your battery life.
Now, what exactly is DRAM and why is it important for my computer? Why, I'm glad you asked.
In a nutshell, every time a computer loads or opens a program, a file, a video, a picture, etc., the central processing unit sends this information into the computer's DRAM. The more DRAM a computer has installed, the faster that information can be processed.
Pretty much all computers in today's market utilize what's called 64-bit architecture and come with between 8GB - 12GB of DRAM. But their motherboards can actually utilize up to 16GB - 32GB of DRAM. So as you can see, you're already at a serious disadvantage right out of the gate! Adding more DRAM to a machine will make it respond much faster, save you time (and then maybe some money?) and aggravation, and it simply makes sense. Does it not?
High-capacity data applications along with more powerful and sophisticated software programs and websites not only influence the speed of your PC, but they can also lead to lockups (freezing) and the constant need to reboot your PC. To tackle these issues, Upper Cape Cod PC Services can help you decide how much more DRAM your computer would require to bring it up to its peak performance.