Since your computer uses memory to perform almost all of its operations, it's important to make sure it's equipped with enough memory. Here are several events that often require a memory upgrade, followed by a list of symptoms that indicate the need for a memory upgrade.
Your computer's operating system (OS) has a significant impact on overall performance, and typically, a newer version of an OS demands more memory that its predecessor. Adding more memory when you upgrade your OS ensures a smoother transition, prevents potential problems, and optimizes the performance of your system.
New software often requires more memory than its predecessors, particularly productivity applications, photo-enhancing software, video editing programs, and the latest games. Similar to software, new hardware components, such as video cards or hard drives, require sufficient memory in order to deliver their promised level of performance. To make sure your system has enough memory, check all minimum hardware memory requirements, and consider adding more.
To get the most from any distributed network model, each individual system should have the same amount of memory as other systems on the network. You can breathe new life into aging systems with a simple memory upgrade.
Many systems ship with minimal amounts of memory, which helps the manufacturer control costs. Before paying a higher price for a computer with more pre-installed RAM, check the price of a Crucial memory upgrade. We bet we'll be able to save you money!
Similar to how certain events call for a memory upgrade, your computer's everyday performance will make any memory deficiencies apparent. Here are a few easy-to-recognize signs that your computer may be in need of a memory upgrade.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we strongly recommend upgrading your system's memory. In just a few clicks, you can use our advanced System Scanner or Crucial Advisor™ tool to find compatible memory for your computer. With more than 250,000 upgrades available for over 50,000 systems, we'll identify compatible upgrades for your system.