The computer is only a couple of years old, until recently it cheerfully worked with any running application, and now it began to think, issue warning signs that it does not have enough memory, requires you to take some measures, but you cannot understand what it is with a smart car happens. Well, she does not have sclerosis, especially since the computer does not really pull the old man.
The definition of "memory" in the computer world refers to the concept of random access memory - a part of a computer in which all the necessary data for the operation of running applications are concentrated, the speed of the machine depends on its size. Already the very first computers were equipped with operational or, as it is also called working, memory. Now it is difficult to imagine, but a 64 kilobyte (think KILObyte !!!) module was quite enough not only for calculations, working with texts and tables, but also for toys of that time. Today's computers have parameters that are hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of times higher than those of computers of past decades. But at the same time, the requirements for technology are also growing. Not the most difficult game may well refuse to run on a computer equipped with a gigabyte of memory. If you want your computer to keep pace with the times, then you most likely want to expand its memory.
To begin with, we will not go inside the machine and will try to solve the problem by increasing the virtual working memory of the computer. Right-click on the My Computer icon, call View system information - the tab Advanced - Performance - Options - and again Advanced. After going through this difficult path, you will be taken to a section in which you will get access to virtual memory. The paging file, which is the virtual memory of the computer, can be increased to a size equal to the amount of your working memory multiplied by a factor of 1.5. That is, if you have 512 MB of working memory installed in your computer, then you expand it by another 768 MB. But this measure helps only partially, sometimes you cannot do without installing additional memory modules and you have to open the computer.
If you decide to buy additional memory for your computer, then you should not immediately run to the store at breakneck speed. First, you need to find out what type of memory is supported by your computer. A simple look inside the machine will tell you if the computer has free slots for additional modules, and reading the instructions for the motherboard will tell you how much memory it supports. But if you have a laptop, then the situation can be much more complicated. Opening a laptop without being a specialist is highly discouraged.
However, if you could figure out everything and buy suitable modules, the addition of memory will happen in literally a matter of minutes. A new or additional module must be inserted into a suitable slot on the motherboard and pressed down with gentle pressure until a characteristic click is made by the latches on the sides of the slot. The computer recognizes the additional memory on its own and from the very first seconds will begin to work correctly with it. Everything is easy and simple. But you can upgrade your working memory only when you are absolutely confident in your abilities, otherwise it is better to contact a specialist