One of the classic signs of aging in adults is memory loss. In the world of computers, the same may hold true. Luckily, the diagnosis is simpler and the cure is quite readily available. Replace your computer’s memory
One of the classic signs of aging in adults is memory loss. In the world of computers, the same may hold true. Luckily, computer memory diagnosis is simpler and the cure is quite readily available.
If you own a PC and you’re having performance issues or system crashes, the chances are decent that your troubles may stem from the memory in your desktop or notebook computer. For computers running the Windows operating system (and that’s still over 90% of us), the Online Crash Analysis page from Microsoft may be just the test you need. There, you can quickly determine if your Random Access Memory (RAM) is the source of the problem by downloading and running the Windows Memory Diagnostic. The whole process should take less than 30 minutes, and the results will indicate whether you have a failing memory component. On the other hand, you may just need more memory to get the job done.
Brian Way, CEO of online retailer 4 All Memory, helps address this question every day for visitors to his website who are concerned about poor PC or laptop performance. “If you see your mouse pointer turn into an hourglass for long periods of time, if you hear your hard drive working, or if your computer lately is working more slowly than you expect, the reason is probably insufficient memory. When the memory is full, your system transfers data to the hard drive, which is called swapping. Since the hard drive is considerably slower than the RAM memory, your system seems slower altogether.”
The good news, of course, is that replacing or upgrading memory modules is a simple, relatively inexpensive fix for a very frustrating situation. So whether you’ve just outgrown your current memory, or you have a failure that needs replacement, rest assured that there’s a quick and painless treatment after some simple self-diagnosis.
About 4 All Memory
4 All Memory is a St. Louis-based computer accessories online retailer. In addition to computer memory, you can also find memory for digital cameras, printers, and MP3 players, as well as hard drives and other upgrades. For more information, please visit