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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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13. Adding More Memory

In This Chapter

Getting to know memory specs such as type, speed, and capacity

Learning how to buy memory for your PC

Getting those old memory modules out of your PC

Fitting new memory modules into your PC

If you find that your PC is running slow—we’re talking molasses-in-January slow—one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get a significant speed boost is to add more random access memory (RAM) to your PC. If you’re also finding that your PC crashes every so often, there’s a good chance that a lack of memory is the culprit, so adding more memory will help fix that problem, as well. Put simply, the more memory you have, the happier your PC (and the operating system and programs you run on it) will be. This chapter ...

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