In This Chapter
Using chips and dips (and DIMMs)
Measuring memory quantity
Discovering how much memory is in your PC
Adding memory to your computer
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.
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, ...