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Memory also known as RAM (random access memory) has the ability to temporarily store active data, so that it can be accessed quickly as and when required. The more programs that you have active the more memory that you will require. Your standard desktop would have between 4 and 8 GB of ram which is more than enough for your day to day tasks, however if you are working on video editing you are going to need a minimum of 16GB if not more as this is a very demanding task. Along with gaming, newer AAA rated games will require more memory to run smooth.

When choosing the right RAM for your computer you will also need to figure out what your motherboard requires, you have the option of DDR3 and DDR4. The second choice is the newer generation which goes with the newer motherboards along with the newer CPU’s for instance if you upgrade to an AM4 motherboard which would hold a Ryzen 5 1600 and up, where are the DDR3 would only cover AM3+ CPU fittings. DDR3 can only go up to 8GB stick with 240 pins whereas DDR4 doesn’t have a limit per stick and is 288 pin connectors. If you do go down the Ryzen route you would need to consider going for a higher speed RAM, these CPU’s have been known to run better and smother with higher speed memory. You will also need to consider the ‘Tested Latency’ this is about how fast the command get auctioned. For example if you have 2 ram sticks then you have 2 lanes for data to be processed, the speed of the ram is how fast the data moves through these ram stick, so the larger the number the faster it’ll be processed, this is why adding more ram doesn’t necessary may your computer faster it just allows you. This is where the latency comes into it, this is the time frame from when you command you computer to it processing the task.

Corsair

There are three main competitors when it comes to RAM. You have corsair which I want to talk about first, there are many options. If you look at DDR3 you don’t have many choices other than the different types of heatsink on them, and the speed of them. The faster the speed of the RAM the faster they would be able process different tasks, for DDR3 it starts at 1333MHz and goes up to 2000MHz

Then you go to DDR4 which starts at 2400MHz and depending on what you purchase can go up to 4000MHz +, but when you are looking at DDR4 you can choose if you want to have LED performance RAM or just normal performance RAM which all depends on how you want your PC to look. You would also get lifetime warranty so not only would you get good performance you also have comfort knowing that you are protected.

Pro’s

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Good design for self cooling
  • Massive choice of designs

Con’s

  • Quite expensive compared to competition
  • Quite large.

HyperX

HyperX is another brand of RAM that you can consider, it is the same scenario when it comes to DDR3 they are the same speeds it starts at 1333MHz and goes up to 2000MHz, You have the different types of heatsink that you can choose from to personalize your computer. Then DDR4 starts at 2400MHz and has the potential to go up to 3733MHz, again the main thing you need to consider what speed you want and the look that you want from them as there are a couple of different choices. Depending on what memory you choose, some of them will automatically overclock itself to the highest speed listed in the BIOS. They offer your performance memory the same as Corsair and their RGB alternative that links up with numbers types of software to control the lighting.

Pro’s

  • Cheaper than Competitors
  • Better performance for price

Con’s

  • Not as effective cooling
  • Not as stylish

G.Skill

The last one that I want to talk about is G.Skill, there are massive amounts of choice when looking into these. DDR3 starts from speeds of around 1000MHz and goes up to 2400MHz, which is a massive variety as you have many heatsink options again, the same as all the other brands. G.Skills DDR4 starts at 2400MHz and goes up to 4800MHz if you go for the Royal Range, which have a unique heatsink and RGB. Unfortunately G.Skill kits can be hard to get hold of so if you see some at a decent price it will be worth considering. Other than this they are cheaper than some of the other competitors options for the equivalent performance.

Pro’s

  • Cheaper than Competition
  • Good Performance

Con’s

  • Scarce avalibility

There is a massive variety of memory that you can choose from for your computer. When looking around for your PC you will need to take into consideration what you are going to want from your computer. If you already have a computer you could always upgrade what you have, as long as you know what memory your computer currently supports. You will not have a shortage of choice. If you aren’t to worried about the looks you are able to save a lot of money for the performance, but if you are building your PC you are guaranteed to find one that suits your needs

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10 Responses

  1. Thanks alot for this wonderful article on what is memory in a computer… Memory helps to information for immediate use in the computer…. And getting a good memory would be for ones own good to avoid losing of files and essential document….with the help of this article getting a good memory would not be a difficult task. 

  2. hellooo dear, thanks alot for sharing such an amazing post with us all, after going through your post it really reminds my about my compurter sciences classes, i really do fancy these post alot so i must commend your works, teaching us all about ram in a computer really opened my eyes to a lot of things thanks alot for the info

  3. hello dear,

    quite an informative review you’ve got here on computer memory.. just like the human brain the computer memory is also the brain of a computer…Computer memory is a generic term for all of the different types of data storage technology that a computer may use, including RAM, ROM, and flash memory. Some types of computer memory are designed to be very fast, meaning that the central processing unit (CPU) can access data stored there very quickly…

    thanks for sharing

  4. Hello dear, Wow what an amazing post you have here i see you have written a very thorough article here this has been one of the most thorough and laid down article I have read so far I must commend your efforts in putting up such helpful information online looking forward to seeing more informative article relating to this in the future thanks once more 

  5. Thank you for sharing this piece of information with us here it is so educative and informative. I know have heard of some of the names mentioned but all the time I spend with my friends who are computer engineers when ever they saying I just feel I don’t need them until I lost some files due to low memory. With time I started learning and observing my pc

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