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What You Need To Know About Memory For a Laptop Computer

Published at 02/09/2012 18:13:05


Memory laptop computer is designed for personal computers in the form of standardized
modules. These modules can be obtained from local shops and mounted on the motherboard in the memory laptop computer slots left free. RAM memories are reliable electronic components, with no moving parts to make them malfunction, that is why some manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee.


Any PC that works has installed at least one memory module. If the memory laptop computer is there without any RAM module installed is not a paranormal phenomenon - RAM is there, this time is in the form of memory chips soldered directly on the motherboard of the computer. RAM that is directly bonded to the motherboard is not something common for a memory laptop computer; some are equipped with factory RAM directly on the motherboard to save space.


RAM appears to be in some cases more important than the processor for system
performance. You know that most laptops have two memory slots that user has access to. Initial modules can be exchanged but now RAM for laptops is easy to find and not very expensive. We recommend those who have only 512 MB of DDR2 RAM module to buy 1 GB or 2 GB, or replace old modules with other that have a higher capacity.
We can say without any mistake that 2 GB of RAM is optimum for current requirements. If you are scared or Windows Vista incompatibility problems or the applications have retained you to do a Windows XP upgrade, 1 GB of RAM is enough for Windows Xp. However, sooner or later you have to go in the modern camp and 1 GB will not be enough for memory laptop computer. For those with Windows Vista, that do not have access to the RAM modules without compromising security and laptops are equipped with only 1 GB RAM, the solution for memory laptop computer is called ReadyBoost.
ReadyBoost is a way to improve in some measure overall system performance by using an external flash. The most common devices are USB sticks and SD cards. After plugging one of the two, Windows Vista will do a speed test and let you know if it can use that memory. ReadyBoost involves the use of space on that USB stick or card for virtual memory. This is used by the operating system to temporarily store data that the processor is working with and have no place or need not be loaded into RAM. Virtual memory is usually created on hard disk, the operating system partition of the memory laptop computer.

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Unfortunately, hard disk has a small random read speed, and speed of work with data from virtual memory is low. This is where flash memory is good because random access memory is made instantly. Do not expect a significant performance increase when using ReadyBoost, but it will exist. The amount of memory card or USB stick used should be 1 GB or 2 GB. It should be kept in mind that flash memory has a limited number of rewrites for each bit of memory and its use the way described above will shorten , perhaps significantly, it s life.