In this post Im going to describe how Random Access Memory or RAM affect to your computer speed.
When you start a program, your processor gives a command to retrieve the program from the hard drive. Once the files are retrieved, the system needs a work space to manipulate the data and allow you to interact with it. This digital counter top is your RAM. Your system places your programs in RAM, or the digital counter top, temporarily while you’re working with them so that the processor can access that information faster and more easily.
The more gigabytes (GB) your memory module has, the more programs you can have open at once.
- 2-4 GB. This was the standard RAM capacity and shipped with systems running Windows Vista or XP. This amount of memory could handle single applications. If your system has less than 4GB of RAM, adding more RAM would greatly improve its performance.
- 4-6 GB. This standard RAM capacity will handle an average user’s tasks, such as web browsing, working in Word documents, and emailing, with ease.
- 6-8 GB. This larger RAM capacity works great for casual gamers and basic multimedia users. It can handle multiple programs open at one time and new technology so that users don’t have to upgrade when their needs change.
- 8+ GB. This robust RAM capacity is perfect for hardcore gamers and high-end multimedia users and creators. These users want to try the newest technology on the market without upgrading their RAM.
Source :- Dell Knowledge Base
How Random Access Memory (RAM) affects performance