Velocity Technology Partners Blogs

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 Velocity Technology Partners at (800) - 983 - 5765.

Today’s Students Depend Heavily on Technology
All Work and No Play Makes Fewer Opportunities
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, August 18 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

IT Services Microsoft Company Culture Data Backup Office 365 Screen Mirroring Google Chrome Server Personal Information WannaCry Employer-Employee Relationship intranet Spyware Communication Windows Updates Antivirus Government Emergency Collaboration Data Recovery Telephone Streaming Media Backup Cloud Wireless Internet Business Computing Bring Your Own Device Smartphones Computing Proactive Data Privacy Edge WiFi BDR Remote Computing Compliance Phishing Hosted Solution Internet of Things Management Network Security Hybrid Cloud Project Management History User Tips Malware Disaster Recovery Smartphone FAQ VoIp Spam Gadgets Data Theft Encryption Excel Licensing Workers Network Hard Drive Lifestyle HBO The Internet of Things Best Practice App store Hackers Retail Conferencing Cleaning Internet Tip of the Week Microsoft Office Social Engineering Travel Managed IT Services App Email Credit Cards IT support Ransomware Communications Regulation Sales Telephone Systems Remote Monitoring Outsourced IT Efficiency Vendor Management Money Content Filtering Data Storage iPhone Identity Data Loss Best Practices Networking Monitoring IT Solutions Identities Cast Software Mobile Security Gmail Risk Management Fraud Social Media Browser Smart Tech Data Breach File Sharing Virtualization Cost Management Google Maps Content Filter Update SaaS Outlook Unified Communications Audit Business Continuity Windows Ink Wireless Technology Ciminal Proactive IT Evernote Patch Management Hardware Tech Support Cybercrime IT Management Financial Technology Managed IT Small Business NFL Redundancy Computer Device Security Connectivity Memory Unsupported Software Gamification Computer Forensics Sports Mobility Business Management Websites Politics Data Protection Innovation Microsoft Excel Apps Work/Life Balance Mobile Device Management Managing Stress Cloud Computing Two-factor Authentication Wi-Fi Hosted Solutions Mobile Devices Thank You IoT Maintenance Storage Apple Specifications Passwords Operating System Data Education BYOD Softphones Virus Managed IT services Holiday Cortana Word Vulnerability Marketing Gifts WIndows Server 2008 Financial VPN Managed Service Provider Legislation Application Security Android Legal Devices Wireless Charging Technology Productivity Identity Theft Shortcut Congratulations Chromebook Data Management Language Automation Printing IT Support Value Windows 10 Microsoft Word Cybersecurity Twitter Applications Business Google Docs Privacy Blockchain Commerce Tech Term PowerPoint Students Google Drive MSP Tablets Computers Adobe Router eWaste Sync Alert OneNote Safety Data Security Comparison User Error Flexibility Big Data Law Enforcement Software as a Service Charger Artificial Intelligence Analysis Google Assistant IT budget Saving Money