For many people a computer is untouchable, a fragile object and mysterious and that only a few gifted individuals can understand. Fake. I'm not saying that a computer will withstand a fall from a fifth floor (although some might), but most of the eviscerate resist, and the wildest mindless multi transplantes organs. And the best thing is not that, it is best that you do not need a surgeon to operate and also if the patient dies, can resurrect or simply buy another.
Some of the operations are really effective and simple. For example change the RAM. For those users who went from Windows XP to Vista and noticed that her time between pressing the start button and to open a program could read the first part of Don Quixote. For all of them, more RAM was the solution, good or buying a new machine, but if we consider a two gig of RAM (Gb) goes for 30 Euros, for there is no color.
Changing the RAM in both a desktop and a laptop is a very simple operation. And it can be a way to break the ice and start gutting your machine without fear. Most computers leave the factory with much less RAM than they could bear. At present midrange machine usually has 1Gb and 2Gb high end. Almost all computers can handle twice the installed capacity. That means that with minimal investment can have a machine more powerful and faster. But first we must take into account a number of basic details about what is RAM and how to choose the right one.
Random Access Memory (Ramdom Access Memory). This type of memory retrieves data stored anywhere on the machine and available to the processor to perform the necessary operations. Okay, I'll give an example. Imagine a kitchen computer, the processor is the cook, the hard drive is the refrigerator and the RAM is a research assistant / kitchen help. The cook needs to cook products (data from the hard drive), but can not be constantly going back and forth to the refrigerator and instructs the assistant to go get it and to keep them always at hand to develop the recipe. In this way the cook simply reach out to reach the oil, eggs, etc.. ... And the food is prepared quickly. Having too little RAM is like having a lazy helper. Eventually the chef will finally go to the fridge and the recipe itself will be eternal.
(Actually the computer does not work exactly right because the processor / cook can not go to the refrigerator but the refrigerator is going very slowly to the processor, you imagine a refrigerator walking, slowly, very slowly ...)
If you use the computer to do mixed salad with some lettuce and tomatoes (check my email, use Office) would probably not wish to obtain an extension. If you want to make a bean stew with chorizo, the pork, the sausage, and so on. (ie Photoshop, 3D gaming, video editing) ... you'd better planteéis a visit to the bowels of your computer.
To expand the capacity we need to know how much power your computer supports and the type of memory supported. On page www.crucial.com a small form that we have to introduce the model of your computer and give us all the necessary data. In an American site and is in English but is very clear. The form is right and is called Crucial Memory Advisory tool (In Step 1 you should select the brand, the range in Step 2 and Step 3 the model). After clicking you will find the following information:
• Chipset: Intel GS45
• Drive Form Factor 1.8 "
• Maximum Memory: 8192MB
• Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
• Standard Memory: 2048 or 4096MB removable
• USB Support: 2.x Compliant
We're now showing 3 of 6 compatible upgrades
And here is a list of the types of memory supported by the system. Click on the options, sign the data and buy the part where you choose. The corner shop, internet, etc ... Then comes the installation, which is simpler than it may seem. It's not worth explaining how this is done because there are plenty of videos on You tube that clearly do. You know, a picture is worth a thousand words ...
PS: There are other ways to find out what RAM is compatible but involve downloading and installing software and if you can avoid it better.