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Posts Tagged ‘RAM’

The Shrinking Laptop

In our previous post “The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?”, we touched on how the industry is trending more mobile, and the sizes of the devices we use are changing. Laptops are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They are thinner and lighter than ever, and they are much more powerful than they were even a few years ago. With that being said, we’d like to delve into a few minor setbacks to the cheaper, thinner, lighter laptops of today.

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The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?

As the technological world of computers skews more and more toward mobile, and everything is getting smaller and smaller, the questions arises – is the desktop PC still relevant? The short answer is a resounding YES. In this article we will elaborate as to why.

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Even though more and more people are moving from the desktop to their laptops, or even tablets or smartphones, a traditional desktop computer is still arguably a great choice as a secondary computing device today. Some of the reasons to buy a desktop today range from cost to performance ratio, upgrade-ability, to more productivity considerations. Check out these items:

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What Computer Do I Need?

When it comes time for the purchase of a computer, many people are at a loss as to what they actually need versus what some salesperson is trying to sell them. We want to make that process easier for you, so we will break down some of the basics in this post. For the purposes of this post, we will be focusing on Intel-based, Windows PCs.

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Memory or Storage – What’s the Difference?

A lot of people get confused when asking about memory or storage. They don’t really know the difference between the two. If you are one of those people, don’t feel bad! We’re here to make technology easier and less confusing.

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SSDs

If you’re thinking about upgrading your computer, you’ve probably heard that an SSD can greatly improve the speed of your system. If you’re not sure or you don’t really know anything about SSDs, you’ve come to the perfect place. Geek Easy Computers has the answers to your questions about SSDs.

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Slow Computer Is Slow Part 2

This is a question we get a lot. So as part of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions, we thought we would follow up on “Why is my computer slow?” and include reminders as well as some things we didn’t before since it’s a question that can have many different answers. In this post, we will also touch on the most common causes. If you missed the first post, see: Slow Computer is Slow Part I

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

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Slow Computer Is Slow Part I

A common problem people experience with their computers is that they just aren’t fast enough. Maybe it was a speed demon 18 months ago, but now it’s just floundering or crawling and you’d like to know why and what to do about it. There are quite a few reasons why a computer could slow down, some deal with the physical condition of the computer and others with the software. Either way, here are the most common causes of computer slowness and what can be done about them.

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Q & A: What Does RAM (Memory) Really Do?

Welcome to another segment of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions.  We’re frequently asked  “What does RAM do?” or “Do I need more memory in my computer?” by our clients.  Many people also get RAM confused with storage memory (hard drive data), and we wanted to clear up some of that confusion.

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Upgrades 101: RAM…the what and why…

RAM.  Yeah so what?  You know your computer has it.  Do you know what it is?

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. RAM is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of a Computer Memory Upgrade

Despite everything they do for us, we all wish our computers could do more. As technology advances, things like on-demand video over the Internet and increasingly vivid computer game graphics have created a need for more system memory. Ten years ago, a computer could hop along with one sixteenth of the memory the average computer has today and still be able to load AOL’s bloated dial-up client. Read the rest of this entry »

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