How Much RAM Is Enough?

Posted on 08 January 2010

Memory is required for your system but how will you know which one is right for you? No matter you are boosting up your computer or buying or assembling a new computer. Let’s see which one will be best for you, simply follow the instructions and you are done.


Maneuver 1:

If it’s a matter that you have bought a new PC then just go for Google for finding the right ram for you matching your PC specs and another way is just go to the website of the shop you have bought it from and you will find a good one. The maximum RAM found in the specs is likely the maximum RAM the whole system can support. Do the easy calculation for finding the largest size module the system can operate with, just divide the maximum bolstered RAM by the number of total slots and of course the specs should be the maximum speed embedded and DDR types, the specs are usually named as PC* *****, and in real the asterisk sign is any number. This is just a unique way of mentioning speed and DDR type and it goes perfectly good in searching the exact RAM. If you are aware of the maximum bolstered module, maximum embedded speed and DDR type, just go to the Tips and Warning part of this article and that is all enough.

Maneuver 2:

If you are going to assemble a brand new computer, just go by the explained step before and just in addition search for motherboard model specs other than the specs of the computer. If you are not aware of the model just check the numbers or model number printed on it.

Maneuver 3:

If nothing is working out for you and you are unable to sort out what is the exact model of your PC like if you have a custom built computer just visit and download freeware SIW and after installing run it. In the options of the left side under the “ Hardware” section just select “ Memory”.

Maneuver 4:

In the Memory Summary head you will find the maximum amount of memory that can be installed in your system and that is named as Maximum Capacity and under that is the number of the slots of memory named as Memory Slots. The “Device Locator” section tells us about the memory is installed or not in that slot. To know the hugest size module the motherboard can brace, divide the “Maximum Capacity” by “Memory Slots.” To know the speed and type, look under the “Device Locator” section, for the listing “Memory Type.” State the PC* ***** part where the asterisk is some number. Also for listing speed write down the number in small brackets like this (****). You will now get the maximum supported module, speed of RAM, and type of DDR and you may use the PC* **** or the speed and type when finding a RAM.

Maneuver 5:

In the previous step, you need a strutting RAM speed, but it is not exactly the rapid one supported. Do go for the options of the left side of SIW for satisfaction. Select “Motherboard” option under the “Hardware” section. Go to the site of manufacturer or do a web search and check if you can find what maximum RAM speed does the motherboard poise.

Maneuver 6:

If you are assembling a new PC and have to purchase a new RAM, just go through the specs on your motherboard to sort out what type of memory do this buttress.

Maneuver 7:

The RAM you purchased should not be more than the maximum poised module size and must match the kind and speed buttressed by the motherboard.

Tips & Alerts:

· Modules must be as known as possible that must have the information regarding size, speed and manufacturer.

· If assembling a new PC purchase at least the hugest and rapid memory module you can for only one slot. When you later on update you will not have to waste money for changing the one that is already there as it is the maximum and fastest attainable.

· Windows XP with 32-bit versions and Vista only poise 3.2 GB of maximum RAM. If you need more you will have to update it at 64-bit version.

· DIMM is the memory if you are having a desktop and if it is a laptop it is known as SO-DIMM.

· When you are done with getting a RAM, look at the resources under that will tell you how to install it.

· A module that is maximum than the one motherboard supports will ruin your system.

· There are some tools that help you getting the right memory for you, as might be they are not always exact but may be helpful. If you have a scanner match the results with other scanners same as you got with the SIW.

Not what you are looking for? Try Google Search!

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