Upgrading Memory

Boosting Windows XP Upgrading Memory in Your Computer

Have you ever been sitting on your computer and start to think, this thing sure is slow. Well we probably all have. There are many things that could cause your machine to run slow or sluggish. One common thing is a bottleneck, which is when a limitation in a single component slows down and entire system (James Michael Stewart, 2006).   One thing that could cause a bottleneck is the lack of memory in your system. Memory bottlenecks are system bottlenecks caused by a lack of available physical or virtual memory that results in system slowdown or in extreme case and outright system crash (James Michael Stewart, 2006). One way to possible fix memory bottlenecks would be to upgrade the Random Access Memory (RAM). This is something that can be done very easily, and can save you money, time, and frustration. With this paper I will explain how to upgrade you computers RAM and help prevent the bottlenecks you are experiencing. This should in turn make you system run more efficiently.
Memory Type
The first thing you want to do is find out what kind of memory you computer has. There are several types of   RAM, some of the more popular types are   Synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) and Double data rate synchronous dynamic (DDR SDRAM). SDRAM takes advantage of the burst mode concept to greatly improve performance. It does this by staying on the row containing the requested bit and moving rapidly through the columns, reading each bit as it goes. The idea is that most of the time the data needed by the CPU will be in sequence. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 528 MBps (Tyson & Coustan, 2000). DDR SDRAM is just like SDRAM except that is has higher bandwidth, meaning greater speed. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 1,064 MBps (Tyson & Coustan, 2000). This can be accomplished many ways, but I would suggest going to the website, www.crucial.com. Once you are...