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RAM explained simply - what is it?

  • Aug 08, 2020
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The term "RAM" appears again and again in relation to the Hardware of a computer. We provide the explanation behind the term.

Explained simply: What RAM is that?

The abbreviation RAM stands for "Random Access Memory" and is better known as memory.
  • The memory is a short-term memory, where Windows stores all the running processes and programs. Read this article just in the Browser, your Browser is also a bit of memory. The only way he can run.
  • In every Computer together with at least one working memory is installed the module (see image). A RAM module usually has 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 gigabytes of memory. RAM with 32 and 64 GB of storage are currently still quite expensive. For the operation of normal programmes 4 gigabytes of memory sufficient in most cases. More elaborate programs and games run with 8 GB of RAM is usually much better.
  • They open at the same time many programs and your Computer has relatively little memory, it is overloaded and running slowly. The height of the memory is therefore also to the speed and resilience of your computer.
  • Through the Taskmanager you can see the current usage of your out-of-memory check. Here you can also see which programs and processes are a little or a lot of memory.
  • Turn off your Computer, empty the memory again. For this reason, a reboot may speed up a bit lame to become one System again.
  • For a few years, the classic DDR3-RAM DDR4-RAM replaced. DDR4 brings a number of advantages, it is currently still a bit more expensive. Here you will find a comparison between DDR3 and DDR4.
Memory: RAM module
In the next practical tip we will show, what is it with the abbreviation LAN stands for.