how big RAMs increase the performance of computer????

@ramangill (1479)
India
September 27, 2008 7:04am CST
well all i know is that RAM is the memory which stores temporary data,while a process is going on,, so i can understand how 1gb is better than 256mb. but now days people are buying like 3gb,4gb. so i want to know will this also increase the performance, i mean will there be any diffrence between PCs having 5gb RAM and 10gb RAM (if they are available). thanks
4 responses
@prajnith (942)
• India
27 Sep 08
Ya obviously the more the ram the more the performance. Ram Is Not only needed by applications but even your operating system ,i hope you are using Windows Xp, well even it consumes ram, so if you have for example 256 Mb ram, when you load a application which needs more amount of ram, Well Windows xp has to remove some of its applications(dll's) from ram to create free space for that application you are launching, again when Windows xp has to run some of its Applications ,it has to load it to ram again from harddisk, because it previously removed it from ram, so incase you have more ram, windows xp might not have to remove its applications from ram so next time it wants that application to run, it will just run from ram and no need to load it from hard disk and thereby increasing the performance of your system. what i just told is still not the exact thing,but hope you got why system with more ram performs well... thank you.
@ramangill (1479)
• India
27 Sep 08
well some of your information was a bit new for me,,thanks but what i want to know is that,,what amount of RAM is enough??? i mean if i have 4gb RAM,will it still increase the performance if i make it to 5gb then 10gb. because i was once told by someone that 1gb is enough for works and buying more than that s foolishness,is it right?? thanks
@prajnith (942)
• India
27 Sep 08
ya , currently i insist you go for minimum 2 Gb but if possible go for 4 gb but more than 4 gb is not required unless you are running a server. If you got Windows Vista Operating system its better you get upto 2 Gb as vista itself needs 1Gb to work with full performance, so incase you are running application which needs large amount of ram ,1Gb wont be enough, so go for higher amount of ram but not more than 4 Gb. thank you.
@ramangill (1479)
• India
27 Sep 08
thanks,this is what i was looking for
@nahidbd (731)
• Bangladesh
27 Sep 08
The performance of a PC does not only increase if we only increase the RAM. It depends on the amount of memory used by operating system and application. Windows XP requires about 128-256 MB to run its own services. So a 512MB RAM would be good at least. But some application like 3d studio max (3d modeling software) uses memory more than 512MB and up to 2GB depending upon the mode of operation. So running this kind of application will require at least 512 MB - 1 GB memory. So the total consumption of memory = operating system services + application memory usage. If you run more than one application (multitasking), the application memory usage will also increase. However increasing the RAM beyond this deadline wouldn't increase the performance of PC noticeably. So if you are using only 1 GB memory for operating system and application(s), putting a 4 GB RAM wouldn't make any performance gain.
@ramangill (1479)
• India
27 Sep 08
thanks nahibd,, it is crystal clear, but how do i know that whether my computer needs more ram or not??? i m using XP with 1gb RAM.
@myLOL11 (80)
• Hong Kong
27 Sep 08
ya, a 5gb and 10gb would have big difference if and only if your PC's other componenets match, your CPU, motherboard, harddisk, and a thing ppl may forget but is important---cooling app. , as a bigger RAM means it may generate more heat than the smaller one Everyone wants their PC is equipped with the lastest component, so do i
• India
27 Sep 08
RAM is one of the important speed memory accessing device it can access the primary memory very fastly it depends upon the processor what we use that means it depends upon the manufacture of the processor.