Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Computers have 2 main types of memory that the user has control over. Memory that is on a Hard disc Drive and memory that is in RAM. When a program runs it loads its data from the Hard Disc Drive into Ram. Now, usually we have lots of extra Hard Disc Drive space but not necessarily Ram and if your computer is sluggish reducing the programs running at any time may greatly boost performance.
Now when you install a program a lot of the times it adds itself to startup meaning every time your computer is turned on that program starts. Now you may only use that program once a week but its continuously running wasting resources. Managing your startup programs with a free program called **** Cleaner can greatly increase performance.
download CCleaner from http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and install it
run the program and select the tools tab on the left of its windows
next click on start-up
you will see a list of entries under start-up now technically you don't need any of these running for windows to work, however you may want say windows live messenger running in the background the whole time so pick and choose which ones you wish to disable from start-up.
I personally like to disable and remove every start-up program. I only like programs running when I tell them to run, and not wasting resources.
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RAM is a type of computer memory accessed randomly during hard drive processes.
A computer's RAM is considered "random" because any byte of memory can be accessed without processing previous bytes.
Purpose of RAM
RAM is used to load and run programs or applications on a computer's operating system. More RAM means more applications and programs can be run simultaneously.
Static Random Access Memory, or SRAM, stores data on a computer in a static method, meaning the data stays the same with power being supplied to the memory chip. SRAM is the faster RAM when compared with DRAM.
Dynamic Random Access Memory, or DRAM, is a type of memory used in personal home computers. This type of memory must have an electrical current to refresh. DRAM is used more commonly because it's less expensive to manufacturer and install in chips.
Extended Data Output, or EDO, is a new type of DRAM chip that uses technology to add 10 to 15 percent more speed than normal. A computer that uses EDO technology must meet the chip requirements or the EDO will not be recognized.
Fast Page Mode, or FPM, is a RAM speed enhancement that uses rows of bits selected in columns and rows of the memory.
FPM is used in EDO RAM.
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