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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 6

PC Memory

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding memory

arrow Using chips and dips (and DIMMs)

arrow Measuring memory quantity

arrow Discovering how much memory is in your PC

arrow Adding memory to your computer

arrow Understanding virtual memory

Memories, like a PC full of RAM …

With plenty of memory installed in the console, your PC has ample elbow room to handle a variety of tasks easily and swiftly. When the computer lacks a sufficient amount of memory, things get cramped worse than a tour bus overflowing with sweaty-drunk PhDs returning from a binge at an all-you-can-eat kimchi bar. But I digress. When it comes to PC memory, more is better.

What Is Computer Memory?

If your computer were a sport, memory would be the field on which competition would take place. Memory is where the action is.

Your computer needs memory because the processor has no storage. Well, it has some storage, but not a lot. Basically, ...

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