RAM vs Hard Drive Space

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RAM vs Hard Drive Space

On February 12, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on RAM vs Hard Drive Space

Memory (RAM) and hard drive space are not the same thing.   Often we hear these two terms used interchangeably as if they were, but they are not.  So think of it this way….

The hard drive is where everything is stored; your movies, programs and all system files. It is a place where things are put so they can be accessed again in future.  RAM is the processing ability of your computer. If you are only using a single program, the RAM doesn’t need to do much. If you are using 10 programs and switching between them 
all, then your RAM is getting stretched. The more you have, the more things you can run at once.

You don’t need to know all the bits and bytes of the differences, but if your computer is acting sluggish and you think your hard drive is going, the fix may be as simple as adding some more memory.  We can help you determine what is happening if you would like to bring your system down for a free diagnostic.