Installing memory is often thought of as a daunting task, one that should never be attempted at home, and should always be carried out by a technician in a shop.
Well we are here to put an end to that, the biggest reason people think it is hard to install memory is because they have not performed a memory upgrade before, or even seen inside their machine. Continue reading →
Two Companies, HP & Hynix have joined forces and are currently working together developing memristor technology in the form of Resistive Random Access Memory (ReRAM).
ReRAM works in a similar way to normal RAM, but the big difference is RAM can only store data when there is power being fed to the device. ReRAM gets around this issue and is able to store data even when there is no power, similar to a USB Pen Drive (Flash Memory).
Most non-server editions of Windows 32-bit (X86) are restricted by a 4Gb memory limitation.
When you install 4Gb or above into a machine with a 32-bit version of Windows the amount of usable Memory (RAM) available will vary between 3Gb & 3.5Gb.
The reason for this is because Windows 32-bit cannot address more than 4Gb of Memory (RAM). You will then loose a small percentage of memory for the use of the on-board graphics and/or video card, although the amount of memory these devices use can be adjusted in the BIOS (consult you computer handbook for details).
There are other versions of Windows that also suffer from memory limitation. Click here to read about memory limitations in Windows Starter Editions.
In rare cases you may have been advised to update the BIOS to accept a memory upgrade.
Doing this is free and simple, visit the Support & Downloads section of the manufacturers website and select the range and model number of your machine then select the relevant BIOS update. In most cases this will then download and install in a very similar to way to installing a new program, but please be sure to contact the manufacturer of your machine to make sure you have the right BIOS update file, and that you follow the instructions very carefully.
You will see below we have provided links to the top 10 most common manufacturers, Continue reading →
The term “memory” refers to RAM (Random Access Memory). A computer uses RAM to hold temporary instructions and data needed to complete tasks. This enables the computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) to access instructions and data stored in memory very quickly.
This starts when you enter a command from your keyboard or mouse. The CPU interprets the command and instructs the hard drive to load the command or program into memory. Continue reading →