How Does Computer RAM Affect Performance?

RAM affects computer performance in three ways. First, as your RAM increases, your system’s processing power goes up. Second, the more available RAM you have on a computer; the less likely it is that programs and files will “page” out of additional memory and onto the hard drive (i.e., bounce between RAM and hard disk), which makes for a quicker program loads and un-loadings. Third, because data resides in RAM until it is written to or read from a storage device – such as a floppy drive–more memory means slower disks than less memory does because they are accessed for long periods before being cleared of their data.”

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